2018 Formula Challenge Round 10 Race Report

The summer break is finally over. Ahead of today’s race in Hungary, we take a look back on the last round in Germany.

Just hours before the race, Adrian Campfield told the team that he unfortunately would not be able to compete in Germany. Patryk Gerber was drafted in as a last-minute replacement, having little time to practice.

Race 1: Once again, the fastest drivers in Qualy were Cenobite Motorsports’ Matthew Williams, STAX Racing’s Chris Shepherd and Chris Butcher (Red Arrow Racing). At the start, Chris lost second place to Butcher. On lap 8, Chris briefly was able to overtake Butcher in the Hairpin, but the Red Arrow Racing driver restored the previous running order when he passed Chris two corners later in Turn 9. Three laps later, Chris again attacked Butcher going into the hairpin, but he wasn’t able to make the move stick after the two drivers took the following corners side-by-side. However, third time was the charm: Chris once again attacked Butcher going into the Hairpin. Again, both drivers entered the following corners abreast, but this time Chris was able to complete the pass and finish the race in P2.

Patryk set the 12th fastest time in Qualifying, but an outstanding penalty saw him moved to the back to P28. However, he quickly made his way towards the front. On Lap 10, he overtook Beavis and was now in P15, the first points scoring position. Unfortunately, he outbraked himself into the Hairpin two laps later and fell back to P16. He got back into the points when Mateusz Dabrowski made an error in the last corner on lap 16 and gained another position when he overtook Jones in the second corner. However, both Dabrowski and Jones were able to pass Patryk in the second sector. As he was out of the points again, he made a last-ditch attempt to get back to P15 going into the Motodrome. Unfortunately, this resulted in a spin and he finished the race in P19.

Race 2: Chris started the second race of the evening from P12. He gained one spot when Brambilla retired at the end of the first lap. On lap 5, David Jundt uncharacteristically made a mistake, holding up Harry Graham in the process. As a result, Chris was able to pass both of them. Two laps later, moments after Chris passed Miguel de los Rios, Rodger crashed into Browning. Both drivers spun and Chris wasn’t able to avoid them. To add insult to injury, Dabrowski then crashed into the STAX Racing driver. As a result, Chris lost a lot of positions. On Lap 10, he retired from the race after he missed his braking spot and slightly touched Lazaros Filippakos.

Patryk started the second race from P19. He had a very clean start to the race and overtook several drivers early on. Later, he also profited from other peoples’ mistakes, gaining multiple positions and climbing up to eight by Lap 7. However, on Lap 13, he went wide in the last corner and dropped back to P11. After Choda spun in the first corner of Lap 15, it looked like Patryk would finish the second race in tenth position. However, the battle for P8 wasn’t finished yet, and with time running out, Graham tried to force a move on Williams entering the Sachs Turn. Both drivers spun out and Patryk was able to overtake Williams, finishing ninth.

Before the summer break, there was no change in the standings after the German Round. We are still second in the Teams’ Championship behind Red Arrow Racing and ahead of Cenobite Motorsports. Chris Butcher is leading the Drivers’ Championship ahead of Chris Shepherd. Adrian Campfield dropped a position and is eleventh in the standings.

The next round of the season will be held in Hungary today. As always, you can find the broadcast and the results tables of the last round below.

Broadcast

Results

QualifyingRace 1Race 2
Pos Driver Nat Team Time/Gap S1 S2 S3 Laps
1 Matthew Williams Cenobite 01:22.283 18.296 38.584 25.404 9
2 Chris Shepherd STAX + 0.123 18.432 38.508 25.465 11
3 Chris Butcher Red Arrow + 0.149 18.195 38.577 25.660 11
4 Ivan Leonov Cenobite + 0.187 18.320 38.719 25.431 10
5 Luke Browning MDR + 0.263 18.364 38.539 25.643 12
6 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports + 0.391 18.451 38.808 25.415 10
7 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear + 0.701 18.626 38.734 25.624 9
8 Harry Graham Downforce + 0.718 18.584 38.721 25.696 10
9 David Jundt Red Arrow + 0.790 18.553 38.769 25.751 11
10 Mateusz Dabrowski WSL + 0.877 18.701 38.786 25.673 11
11 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech + 0.885 18.445 38.943 25.780 10
12 Patryk Gerber + 0.909 18.437 39.028 25.727 9
13 Cameron Rodger Schubert + 1.025 18.643 38.839 25.826 7
14 Tomi Ylitalo Royal Blue + 1.047 18.573 38.933 25.824 10
15 Mateusz Ziubinski WSL + 1.147 18.665 39.003 25.762 8
16 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech + 1.193 18.596 39.127 25.752 11
17 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue + 1.203 18.742 39.033 25.710 11
18 Ross Woodford Shift Gear + 1.206 18.654 38.919 25.916 10
19 Tom Davison Downforce + 1.326 18.745 38.980 25.884 10
20 Peter Jones GPVWC Academy + 1.340 18.553 38.941 26.128 12
21 Rauno Muru TTF + 1.357 18.703 39.039 25.898 9
22 Dan Kell Apex PFX + 1.491 18.706 39.026 26.042 10
23 Michal Galka Schubert + 1.676 18.707 39.234 26.018 11
24 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports + 1.908 18.690 39.465 26.036 5
25 Ben Willis Apex PFX + 2.280 18.880 39.397 26.286 10
Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Matthew Williams Cenobite 17 23:46.876 0 1 +0

25
2 Chris Shepherd STAX 17 + 7.480 0 2 +0

20
3 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 17 + 7.808 0 3 +0

16
4 Luke Browning MDR 17 + 8.536 0 4 +0

13
5 Harry Graham Downforce 17 + 14.424 0 7 +2

11
6 David Jundt Red Arrow 17 + 15.468 0 6 +0

10
7 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear 17 + 17.038 0 5 -2

9
8 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports 17 + 17.499 0 26 +18

8
9 Cameron Rodger Schubert 17 + 27.060 0 8 -1

7
10 Wesley Stefano MDR 17 + 27.192 0 27 +17

6
11 Ivan Leonov Cenobite 17 + 27.482 0 29 +18

5
12 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 17 + 37.889 0 20 +8

4
13 Mateusz Dabrowski WSL 17 + 41.865 0 10 -3

3
14 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 17 + 42.478 0 11 -3

2
15 Peter Jones GPVWC Academy 17 + 42.694 0 16 +1

1
16 Dan Kell Apex PFX 17 + 47.842 0 18 +2

0
17 Rauno Muru TTF 17 + 47.911 0 17 +0

0
18 Ross Woodford Shift Gear 17 + 48.436 0 15 -3

0
19 Patryk Gerber 17 + 50.634 0 28 +9

0
20 Steve Combey GPVWC Academy 17 + 52.741 0 21 +1

0
21 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 17 + 56.746 0 14 -7

0
22 Tom Davison Downforce 17 + 70.340 0 25 +3

0
23 Tomi Ylitalo Royal Blue 17 + 78.433 1 9 -14

0
24 Mateusz Ziubinski WSL 16 +1 laps 1 12 -12

0
25 Ruben van den Hudding McKinlay 14 DNF 0 30 +5

0
26 Michal Galka Schubert 14 DNF 0 23 -3

0
27 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 13 DNF 0 13 -14

0
28 Ben Willis Apex PFX 9 DNF 2 19 -9

0
29 Lazaros Filippakos McKinlay 6 DNF 0 22 -7

0
30 Bret Metcalf TTF 0 DNF 0 24 -6

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Ivan Leonov Cenobite 17 23:51.169 0 3 +2

25
2 Sven de Vries TR Motorsports 17 + 2.082 0 6 +4

20
3 Chris Butcher Red Arrow 17 + 8.918 0 11 +8

16
4 David Jundt Red Arrow 17 + 13.638 0 8 +4

13
5 Matthew Beavis TR Motorsports 17 + 17.291 0 1 -4

11
6 Wesley Stefano MDR 17 + 17.835 0 4 -2

10
7 Miguel de los Rios Shift Gear 17 + 21.221 0 7 +0

9
8 Patryk Gerber 17 + 25.457 0 19 +11

8
9 Matthew Williams Cenobite 17 + 25.734 0 13 +4

7
10 Rauno Muru TTF 17 + 26.195 0 17 +7

6
11 Tomi Ylitalo Royal Blue 17 + 28.069 0 23 +12

5
12 Luke Browning MDR 17 + 28.334 0 10 -2

4
13 Mateusz Ziubinski WSL 17 + 30.939 0 24 +11

3
14 Dan Kell Apex PFX 17 + 31.439 0 16 +2

2
15 Harry Graham Downforce 17 + 33.172 0 9 -6

1
16 Steve Combey GPVWC Academy 17 + 34.291 0 20 +4

0
17 Thomas Andriamiharisoa Royal Blue 17 + 41.088 0 21 +4

0
18 Lazaros Filippakos McKinlay 17 + 41.582 0 28 +10

0
19 Ross Woodford Shift Gear 17 + 44.779 0 18 -1

0
20 Sandeep Chodha CM-Tech 15 DNF 0 26 +6

0
21 Cameron Rodger Schubert 14 DNF 1 5 -16

0
22 Ben Willis Apex PFX 10 DNF 0 27 +5

0
23 Chris Shepherd STAX 9 DNF 0 12 -11

0
24 Mateusz Dabrowski WSL 6 DNF 0 14 -10

0
25 Peter Jones GPVWC Academy 5 DNF 0 15 -10

0
26 Daniele Brambilla CM-Tech 1 DNF 0 2 -24

0
27 Michal Galka Schubert 0 DNF 0 25 -2

0
28 Tom Davison Downforce 0 DNF 0 22 -6

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

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