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Australia Pre Race Report

Welcome to Australia!

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A track which doesn’t normally see much action will be today’s F1 title decider. Looking for a second consecutive title, Lego on 200 points leading the way by 14 points ahead of his closest championship rival, Sean.
 Sean currently on 186 points needs more than just a win today in order to lift the title. With Lego only needing 4th place or better to bring home the title.
A now rather distant 3rd place but still in the running, 20 points behind Lego on 180 points, it’s Louis. Having shown electric pace this season and lighting up the Time Trial leaderboards it’s clearly not his speed that’s let him down. A poor run of DNS’ and a DNF in Austria means that even with a win Lego would need to finish 7th or lower.
Onto the track itself then and you could say that this is a labelled a boring circuit. Many many fast narrow corners with minimal breaking required means that overtaking is pretty much non existent here.
A late lunge into turn 13 is an option but requires a close following through turns 11 and 12, the fast chicane. Turns 1 and 3 follow DRS zones so naturally create opportunities but being close enough to do so is very tricky here. Other more optimistic chances are turns 9 and 15 but probably the only other overtaking spots without the car in front making a huge error.4d872a8819fed9594b20b4e771b11c80.png
Weather for all tiers is dry in qualifying, with F1 seeing more of the sun and F2 and F3 getting some light cloud.
The race itself is dry for now but there are clouds looming over the circuit so be prepared, with a small chance of some rain in F2 and F3!
Enjoy the last race of season 9 and F1 2017 and we’ll leave you with a lap from Lego.
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Spain Stewards Report

Formula 1 & Formula 2

There were no reported incidents in F1 or F2.

 

Formula 3

 

Incident: thelee25 and aldooro battle all lap before thelee and aldooro collide at turn 3.

Stewards View: All the racing up to the turn 3 incident was impatient and frustrated racing from both drivers, however, at turn 3, it seems thelee lifted off to try and avoid and incident, whilst aldooro stuck to the inside, it then looks like thelee turned right and came across the rear end of aldooro’s car, causing the collision.

Penalty: thelee25 will receive 3 points on his licence.

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Incident: blizard hit the back of EUSEBIO whilst lapping him

Stewards View: The stewards feel EUSEBIO was attempting to move out the way of blizard, however, he did not do a very good job this, and appears to brake in the last turn, causing blizard to hit the back of him.

Penalty: EUSEBIO will receive 3 points on his licence.

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Incident: thelee25 pushes shanetheboss10 off track at the hairpin

Stewards View: It appears that thelee25 forces a move up the inside and simply pushes shanetheboss off track.

Penalty: The two drivers will switch positions, thelee25 moving down to P11 and shanetheboss10 moving up to P10.

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Incident: Trenchgun hits the back of EUSEBIO at the fast uphill right hander.

Stewards View: There isn’t much to say about this, except trenchgun simply didn’t anticipate the way in which EUSEBIO took the corner, and hit the back of him.

Penalty: No further action warranted.

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Incident: A second incident between EUSEBIO and trenchgun, this time at turn 3.

Stewards View: Trenchgun has the inside line around turn 3, but EUSEBIO decides to stick his nose into about a foot of space, and causes trenchgun to half spin and lose a position. EUSEBIO, please also be careful with how you move on the straights, as the way you defended was borderline legal.

Penalty: EUSEBIO will receive a reprimand, in combination with this incident and the one above.

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Incident: Aldooro pressed X before the allotted 90s wait period was up.

Stewards View: N/A 

Penalty: Aldooro did not finish the race, and will receive a reprimand. As this is his third reprimand, he will receive a qualifying ban for round 14 at Australia. His reprimands have been reset to zero.

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Spain Pre Race Report

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Welcome to Spain!

Welcome to the Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya for the penultimate round of the season 9 championship here in PSF1. Things are beginning to heat up and I don’t just mean the weather…
Looking at our title contestants then we have Lego holding a slender lead over Louis, the gap just 2 points with Sean slacking a further 19 he needs a win this weekend just to stay in the hunt.
The track itself here is fast flowing and really does require precision and concentration. Mainly due to the high number of unforgiving astroturfs and gravel traps.
 16 corners make up this circuit and there’s only a couple of overtaking opportunities. Turn 1 follows the first DRS zone after the long front straight. If you can stay close through turns  1,2 and 3 an overtake into 4 is apossible and even into 5 if you play your cards right. The last overtaking spot is turn 10 after the second DRS zone. This however is tricky due to turn 9 being almost flat and following is very difficult.
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All three qualifying sessions are confirmed as dry, and the race is almost certainly the same. Famous last words.. But for now we’ll leave you with a hotlap from Lego

Italy Stewards Report

Formula 1 

Incident: Tekken had an unfair 3 second penalty.

Stewards View: N/A

Penalty: Tekken will have 3 seconds removed from his time.

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Formula 2

Incident: xDannyy420 had an unserved 5 second stop go.

Stewards View: N/A

Penalty: xDannyy420 will have 5 seconds added to his race time.

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Incident: hotzonda submitted a video but most of the incidents were simply racing incidents. However, Ollie_P stormed into turn 1 and caused multiple collisions.

Stewards View: The stewards aren’t 100% sure whether Ollie missed his braking zone or wanted to do a huge divebomb, but either way, the move was reckless and dangerous to other drivers.

Penalty: Ollie_P will have a 20 second time penalty added to his race time.

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Formula 3

Incident: Aldooro99 hit X before the formation lap started.

Stewards View: N/A

Penalty: Aldooro99 retired and will only receive a reprimand.

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Incident: marklinmarklin was turning into turn 3 and was hit by Trenchgun whilst turning in.

Stewards View: It appears that Trenchgun missed his braking and went into the side of marklinmarklin, which caused minor wing damage.

Penalty: Trenchgun will receive 3 points on his licence.

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Incident: aldooro99 collided with VoidsCOD between T2 and T3.

Stewards View: VoidsCOD was alongside aldooro99 and was forced off track, which is completely unacceptable.

Penalty: aldooro99 will receive 3 points on his licence.

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Italy Pre Race Report

Welcome to Monza!

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Welcome to Monza! A circuit renown for its speed and it’s history. With the new car regulations in place means that overtaking won’t be as frequent as we’ve seen in previous seasons. Last seasons F1 race showed that with Sean unable to get past Louis for P1 after several attempts.

The number of straights and heavy breaking zones make this circuit easy to make a move, as long as your setup has good top speed. Turns 1 and 3 will see the most action due to both straights before offer the chances for the cars to exceed 200 Mph with ease, allowing for spectacular divebombs. The final corner, T11 (Parabolica) is also a overtaking chance but you need to be close due to the fast nature fo the corner itself. The first DRS zone down the front straight into T1 is obviously a favoured overtaking spot however the second DRS zone is located between turns 7 and 8 down hill into the infamous Ascari chicane. A move here would not only require bravery but maybe also impatience and mistakes from other drivers due to its fast and narrow nature. 1280px-Monza_track_map.svg.png

 

With Cliffy leaving the league for good it’s now made the title fight a 3 horse sprint to the finish with 75 points up for grabs over the next few weeks.

Weather for Qualifying is hot and sunny and the race is looking that way too. No need to being your umbrella this week!
Check out Lego’s hotlap below

Malaysia Stewards Report

Formula 1

There are no incidents in F1.

 

Formula 2

Incident: PrototypeStef goes side by side with hotzonda at turn 3 and appears to push hotzonda off.

Stewards View: There are a lot of cars going into tight turns and the conditions are poor and hotzonda keeps his foot pinned which doesn’t help his cars position on track, and PrototypeStef is not solely to blame for this incident.

Penalty: No further action warranted.

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Incident: hotzonda and PrototypeStef go side by side into turn 2 and 3 again and an incident occurs.

Stewards View: PrototypeStef goes in a little hot into turn 2 and then doesn’t give hotzonda enough room on the exit of turn 2.

Penalty: PrototypeStef will receive a reprimand.

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Incident: hotzonda hits the back of Dylmoss96 going into turn 1.

Stewards View: hotzonda completely misses his braking zone and ploughs straight into the back of Dylmoss96 and forces him off track.

Penalty: hotzonda will receive 3 points on his licence for reckless driving.

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Incident: Dylmoss96 had an unfair 3 second penalty whilst he was busy crashing.

Stewards View: N/A

Penalty: Dylmoss96 will have 3 seconds removed from his time.

 

 

Formula 3

Incident: kingdonmartin35 hit X before the formation lap.

Stewards View: N/A

Penalty: Kingdonmartin35 will have 10 seconds added to his race time.

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Incident: marklinmarklin retired on track in a dangerous location and caused damage to other cars.

Stewards View: marklinmarklin clearly broke the rule regarding retiring on track, and in the meantime, caused damage to other drivers, impeding their race.

Penalty: marklinmarklin will receive 6 points on his licence.

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Malaysia Pre Race Report

Welcome to Sepang!

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Welcome to Malaysia, for the final time in PSF1 history. Unfortunately, Malaysia couldn’t be saved on the calendar in real life, and therefore that means no more Malaysia for us either. It’s a fantastic track, great for overtaking and general racing, but after this weekend, it is no more in PSF1.

 

As you can see from the photo below, Malaysia is full of overtaking spots to entertain our drivers throughout this race. You’ll find the layout to be very similar to China, with a long swooping turn 1, which gives overtaking chances into turn 2 before powering on the gas through 3, and and another overtaking spot appears at turn 4. Turns 5, 6, 7 and 8 are super fast and provide drivers with a technical part to manage during the lap. Turn 9 is a great place to overtake in the heavy braking zone, before going up hill through 10 and 11. More swooping corners through 12 and 13 before approaching 14 where you can overtake, but many drivers may want to use the long straight and DRS into 15 to get a move done.

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We really are approaching the final stages of season 9, with four drivers going for the title, all separated by just 16 points. Lego leads the way on 146, as he has done for most of the season, whilst Sean and Cliffy are on 131, and just behind on 130 is Louis. This title battle is hotting up with every passing round and it is certainly going to be an exciting climax to season 9, and F1 2017.

Season 9 went a full 8 rounds without a drop of rain, and since then we’ve had two races full of wet weather. And it appears the same will happen in Malaysia. Qualifying in all three leagues has some element of rain, and the races themselves look to be wet too with storms in the air.

 

That’s all for this week, but check out Lego’s hotlap below.