2014 VGPC Bahrain Grand Prix

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23px-Flag of Bahrain.svg-1-.png 2014 VGPC Bahrain Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 17 in the 2014 F1F Virtual Grand Prix Championship
Bahrain International Circuit--Grand Prix Layout.svg
Date 5 May 2014
Location Bahrain International Circuit
Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
5.412 km (3.363 mi)
Distance 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda
Time 1:33.194
Fastest lap
Driver 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda
Time 1:34.165 on lap 49
Podium
First 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda
Second 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers Downton
Third 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Enrique Ruiz Franklin-Honda

The 2014 VGPC Bahrain Grand Prix was a Virtual Grand Prix Championship race that was held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain on 5 May 2014. The race was contested over 57 laps and was the third round of the 2014 F1F Virtual Grand Prix Championship.

It was won by Will Hoskins who also took pole position and fastest lap, ahead of his ex-teammate and reigning World Champion Nathaniel Powers, on the podium for the first time since taking his title and moving to Downton, and scoring the team's best result to date in doing so. Enrique Ruiz completed the podium in third after Karl Beckenbauer's gearbox failed four laps from the finish while he was running second.

Report

Background

A number of driver changes took place during the lead-up to Bahrain. Following his horrific accident in the Malaysian Grand Prix it was confirmed James Harding would have to sit out the remainder of the season, with his seat being filled by Warrior's test driver Abel Osterhagen. Hiroto Nakumaya also made his debut in Bahrain, replacing Gerard Alaniz at Force Australia after the Frenchman confirmed he wasn't '100%' and so would step down from his drive. Regi Abott moved from Peugeot to Lucas for the first of three races as part of the new technical tie-in between the teams, allowing Peugeot to honour the contracts of one of their test drivers that stated they were to give each of them three races. Both Fillipio Fazio and Ivan Lesic were confirmed to be racing in Bahrain however after the team announced their other regular driver, Lewis Ellington, would be sitting out three races for an unexplained reason.

Practice

Determined to make up for lost wins in the opening two races Adrien Simon set the fastest time, three and half tenths ahead of Puccio Giodano. Will Hoskins was third fastest to confirm Franklin were still fighting with Liverpool at the front and Marcus Thunder was fourth fastest following his Downton teams first double points finish in the previous race. Tumo Kinnumen rounded out the top five to signal his intent for a good race after retiring from a strong position in Malaysia but the second Liverpool of Karl Beckenbauer struggled, finding himself down in 19th.

Qualifying

In a fast paced qualifying session, it was championship leader Will Hoskins who took the pole position, ahead of championship rival Karl Beckenbauer, who bounced back from his practice session performance. Nathaniel Powers shocked the paddock with a stunning lap time to take third position on the grid, and the possibility of getting the best result since winning the World Championship. Davenport got fourth for Lucas, ahead of the second Franklin of Enrique Ruiz. The Team 23 cars continued to struggle, while Felix Beyer was the best of the new team drivers, taking 20th position.

Race

In the race, the victory fell to Will Hoskins, who took the victory with a commanding performance. Closest rival Karl Beckenbauer suffered a gearbox failure with mere laps to go, meaning the second position on the podium went to Nathaniel Powers for Downton. Ruiz completed the podium. Dwyer leapfrogged Davenport who took fourth and fifth respectively. Adrien Simon completed yet another disappointing race, taking sixth, while Nikolai Milkovich took tenth place, getting Ingram an impressive point.

Post race

Classification

Practice

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time
1 22 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon Liverpool-Vauxhall 1:35.723
2 7 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Puccio Giodano Rossi-Ferrari 1:36.082
3 11 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda 1:36.126
4 2 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Marcus Thunder Downton 1:36.201
5 69 23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Tumo Kinnumen Westwood 1:36.285
6 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Enrique Ruiz Franklin-Honda 1:36.293
7 1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers Downton 1:36.314
8 38 23px-Flag of Russia.svg-1-.png Nikolai Milkovich Ingram-Honda 1:36.367
9 19 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean Mattson Team 23-Downton 1:36.426
10 70 23px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png Keith Boston Westwood 1:36.535
11 6 23px-Flag of Croatia.svg-1-.png Ivan Lesic Peugeot 1:36.594
12 4 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Romano Agostino Fun-Yamaha 1:36.630
13 8 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Enzo Domenicalli Rossi-Ferrari 1:36.637
14 5 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Fillipio Fazio Peugeot 1:36.712
15 37 23px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Diego Campos Ingram-Honda 1:36.781
16 16 23px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg-1-.png Regi Abott Lucas-Volkswagen 1:36.843
17 20 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Elroy Wagner Team 23-Downton 1:36.921
18 3 23px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Hugh Dwyer Fun-Yamaha 1:36.989
19 21 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Karl Beckenbauer Liverpool-Vauxhall 1:37.030
20 91 23px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Hiroto Nakumaya Force Australia-BMW 1:37.178
21 15 23px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1-.png Carson Davenport Lucas-Volkswagen 1:37.254
22 92 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Felix Beyer Force Australia-BMW 1:37.311
23 25 23px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-.png Abel Osterhagen Warrior-Mercedes 1:37.467
24 26 23px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg-1-.png Michal Kubat Warrior-Mercedes 1:37.730

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Grid
1 11 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda 1:33.194 1
2 21 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Karl Beckenbauer Liverpool-Vauxhall 1:33.254 2
3 1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers Downton 1:33.614 3
4 15 23px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1-.png Carson Davenport Lucas-Volkswagen 1:33.622 4
5 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Enrique Ruiz Franklin-Honda 1:33.673 5
6 3 23px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Hugh Dwyer Fun-Yamaha 1:33.704 6
7 22 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon Liverpool-Vauxhall 1:33.742 7
8 69 23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Tumo Kinnumen Westwood 1:33.750 8
9 4 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Romano Agostino Fun-Yamaha 1:33.755 9
10 7 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Puccio Giodano Rossi-Ferrari 1:33.804 10
11 37 23px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Diego Campos Ingram-Honda 1:33.910 11
12 70 23px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png Keith Boston Westwood 1:33.991 12
13 8 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Enzo Domenicalli Rossi-Ferrari 1:34.017 13
14 38 23px-Flag of Russia.svg-1-.png Nikolai Milkovich Ingram-Honda 1:34.070 14
15 20 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Elroy Wagner Team 23-Downton 1:34.180 15
16 5 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Fillipio Fazio Peugeot 1:34.269 16
17 19 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean Mattson Team 23-Downton 1:34.308 17
18 6 23px-Flag of Croatia.svg-1-.png Ivan Lesic Peugeot 1:34.321 18
19 2 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Marcus Thunder Downton 1:34.347 19
20 92 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Felix Beyer Force Australia-BMW 1:34.596 20
21 26 23px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg-1-.png Michal Kubat Warrior-Mercedes 1:34.675 21
22 16 23px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg-1-.png Regi Abott Lucas-Volkswagen 1:34.788 22
23 91 23px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Hiroto Nakumaya Force Australia-BMW 1:35.002 23
24 25 23px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-.png Abel Osterhagen Warrior-Mercedes 1:35.630 24

Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins Franklin-Honda 57 1:35:49.082 1 25
2 1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers Downton 57 +13.557 3 18
3 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Enrique Ruiz Franklin-Honda 57 +18.748 5 15
4 3 23px-Flag of Canada.svg-1-.png Hugh Dwyer Fun-Yamaha 57 +20.508 6 12
5 15 23px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1-.png Carson Davenport Lucas-Volkswagen 57 +28.205 4 10
6 22 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon Liverpool-Vauxhall 57 +29.274 7 8
7 4 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Romano Agostino Fun-Yamaha 57 +30.732 9 6
8 70 23px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png Keith Boston Westwood 57 +45.793 12 4
9 7 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Puccio Giodano Rossi-Ferrari 57 +49.285 10 2
10 38 23px-Flag of Russia.svg-1-.png Nikolai Milkovich Ingram-Honda 57 +51.536 14 1
11 69 23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Tumo Kinnumen Westwood 57 +56.700 8
12 8 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Enzo Domenicalli Rossi-Ferrari 57 +1:07.770 13
13 6 23px-Flag of Croatia.svg-1-.png Ivan Lesic Peugeot 57 +1:22.862 18
14 37 23px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-.png Diego Campos Ingram-Honda 57 +1:37.061 11
15 20 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Elroy Wagner Team 23-Downton 57 +1:39.469 15
16 16 23px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg-1-.png Regi Abott Lucas-Volkswagen 57 +1:40.971 22
17 25 23px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-.png Abel Osterhagen Warrior-Mercedes 56 +1 lap 24
18 92 23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Felix Beyer Force Australia-BMW 56 +1 lap 20
19 91 23px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Hiroto Nakumaya Force Australia-BMW 56 +1 lap 23
20 19 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Jean Mattson Team 23-Downton 56 +1 lap 17
21 21 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Karl Beckenbauer Liverpool-Vauxhall 53 Gearbox 2
Ret 2 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Marcus Thunder Downton Suspension 19
Ret 26 23px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg-1-.png Michal Kubat Warrior-Mercedes Suspension 21
Ret 5 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Fillipio Fazio Peugeot 27 Out of Fuel 16

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Will Hoskins 68
2 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Karl Beckenbauer 43
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1-.png Enrique Ruiz 30
4 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Nathaniel Powers 26
5 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon 23
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Franklin-Honda 98
2 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Liverpool-Vauxhall 66
3 23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Downton 42
4 23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Fun-Yamaha 30
5 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Rossi-Ferrari 16
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

See also

Previous race:
2014 Malaysian Grand Prix
F1F Virtual Grand Prix
Championship
2014 season
Next race:
2014 British Grand Prix
Previous race:
2013 Bahrain V-Prix
Bahrain V-Prix Next race:
2016 Bahrain V-Prix