2021 Superleague Lights Report Pt. 1

Before tomorrow’s race in India, let’s take a look back at the first three races of the 2021 GPVWC Superleague Lights season.

It is fair to say that our start to GPVWC’s 2021 Superleague Lights season was better than we expected. Matthew Williams was able to put the car on Pole Position in Melbourne and kept the lead through the whole race. After the first round of pit stops, he exited the pits with a nice gap to P2 and was able to manage his tyres and to cruise to victory, setting the Fastest Lap in the process. Jack Mayor made contact in the opening lap and had to pit for repairs early on. After Lap 1, he was way down in 29th position. After catching up with the field and fighting his way back, he ultimately finished the race in P19.

 

The second race in Bahrain was as similarly successful. Again, Matthew was able to win Pole Position and lead the race going into Turn 1. He kept his cool under pressure in the first stint and made the right calls to get a gap after the pitstop. After Hemmingsen in P2 spun, he was able to clinch his second victory in as many races. He also was able to set the Fastest Lap. Jack’s struggles continued, as he didn’t get a good feeling of the car and qualified in the midfield. He ran a solid race and fought his way back into the point-scoring positions, but a post-race penalty meant that he would be classified as having finished in P16, just outside the points.

The third race saw a third podium finish position for Matthew, as he finished the race in third position. Both drivers had problems setting up the car for the circuit. This time around the Top 3 were able to pull away from the rest of the field and were in a race-long battle. It looked like Matthew would be able to contest for the win once again, but a late-race contact with another driver meant he lost valuable time. Jack had a massive lock up early on, severely wearing his tyres. He had to pit around two laps earlier than planned and had to fight hard to gain back time on the compromised strategy. After a valiant fight back he finished 10th, scoring his first points of the season.

After the first three races, Matthew is leading the Drivers Standings with 68 points, ahead of Martin Hemmingsen (53) and Allesandro Quintaie (44). Jack is 20th in the standings with 6 points. STAX Racing is leading the Team Standings with 74 points, ahead of Pescara ADG (67) and REVO Racing (62). The next race will be held tomorrow at the Buddh International Circuit.

Below, you can find the complete Championship standings, followed by the Broadcasts of the first three races of the championship.

Show Championship standings
 
Driver StandingTeam Standing
Pos.
Driver
Points
Avg. POS
AUS BHR CHN
1
Matthew Williams 68 1.7 1 1 3
2
Martin Hemmingsen 53 2.7 2 2 4
3
Alessandro Quintaie 44 4.7 8 5 1
4
Jukkapekka Lalu 33 9.0 21 4 2
5
Sandeep Singh 23 9.3 4 6 18
6
George Whitehouse 22 8.7 5 10 11
7
Matteo Keersmaekers 22 8.7 6 14 6
8
Douwe Tapper 19 8.0 13 3 Ret
9
Dino Paolini 18 10.0 10 11 9
10
Jannis Wollborn 16 12.5 3 Ret 22
11
Wopke Hoekstra 16 8.0 9 Ret 7
12
Thomas Harvey 12 10.0   7 13
13
Michael Eyres 11 5.0     5
14
Giuseppe Saracino 10 12.7 14 9 15
15
Ivan Leonov 9 13.5 7 Ret 20
16
Omari Watson 8 8.0 Ret Ret 8
17
Deagen Fairclough 8 8.0 DNS 8 Ret
18
Pascal Schmidt 8 15.3 12 22 12
19
Guglielmo Matti 6 14.3 11 15 17
20
Jack Mayor 6 15.0 19 16 10
21
Mateusz Ziubinski 4 17.5 23 12 Ret
22
Tobias Olsson 3 18.0 22 13 19
23
Frank Hamming 2 19.0 24 Ret 14
24
Bastian Paisler 1 15.0 15    
25
Justin Meister 0 16.0 16    
26
Johan Lindberg 0 18.0 20 Ret 16
27
Max Reichel 0 17.0   17  
28
Mateusz Dabrowski 0 18.5 17 20 Ret
29
Michael Teichmann 0 18.0 18    
30
April Carlsvard 0 22.0 26 18 Ret
31
James Lambert 0 22.3 25 19 23
32
Jan Ternjak Harc 0 24.0 27 21 24
33
Pascal Pohlenz 0 21.0   Ret 21
34
Heigo Poom 0   Ret Ret Ret

Pos.
Team
Driver
Points
AUS BHR CHN
1
STAX Racing
J.MAY
74
19 16 10
M.WIL 1 1 3
2
Pescara ADG
S.SIN
67
4 6 18
A.QUI 8 5 1
3
REVO Racing
I.LEO
62
7 Ret 20
M.HEM 2 2 4
4
Royal Blue Racing
D.PAO
51
10 11 9
J.LAL 21 4 2
5
Zedderick Racing
D.TAP
41
13 3 Ret
M.KEE 6 14 6
6
TR Motorsport
G.WHI
34
5 10 11
M.TEI 18    
T.HAR   7 13
7
HM Engineering
W.HOE
18
9 Ret 7
F.HAM 24 Ret 14
8
Razor GP
J.WOL
17
3 Ret 22
B.PAI 15    
P.POH   Ret 21
9
V12 Crossfire
O.WAT
16
Ret Ret 8
D.FAI DNS 8 Ret
10
HG Esport BlueBolt
G.MAT
16
11 15 17
G.SAR 14 9 15
11
Eight-Six eRacing
J.HAR
11
27 21 24
J.MEI 16    
M.REI   17  
M.EYR     5
12
TTF Racing
P.SCH
8
12 22 12
H.POO Ret Ret Ret
13
PLS Racing Team
M.ZIU
4
23 12 Ret
M.DAB 17 20 Ret
14
Neptune Simracing
J.LIN
3
20 Ret 16
T.OLS 22 13 19
15
Cosmo PowerWorks
A.CAR
0
26 18 Ret
J.LAM 25 19 23

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