Fabio Leimer back on top step

Fabio Leimer back on top step

29.08.2009: Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer clinched his fifth win of the season today in front of the Formula 1 crowds for round 11 of the International Formula Master Series at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit

Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer clinched his fifth win of the season today in front of the Formula 1 crowds for round 11 of the International Formula Master Series at the  Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.



Having qualified on pole position in this morning's session, the Swiss lost the lead briefly to IFM Talent Support Program (TSP) driver Alexander Sims after a poor start. Leimer was back in front before the race's first lap was completed however, and raced to the finish line unchallenged.

JD Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev secured second place from a P6 grid position, after a strong start saw the Russian racer move up to fourth. Afanasiev promptly overtook Iris Project's Simon Trummer for second place before giving chase to Leimer, but the gap to the leader remained for the rest of the race.

Trummer held on to second place for the first three of the 12-lap round before Afanasiev's move, and crossed the finish line in third to collect his and team Iris Project's first podium of the season.

Starting eighth, ISR's Erik Janis made up three places on lap one before passing Sims for fourth, where he remained until the chequered flag. Fellow ISR driver Alexander Rossi followed in fifth place after a difficult start saw the young American move down to P6. Rossi was able to salvage a position however, achieved by passing Sims shortly after his team-mate had done so.

Sims secured sixth place despite strong pressure from JD Motorsport's Josef Kral, claiming the highest TSP finish, whilst Kral claimed seventh. Jenzer Motorsport's Pål Varhaug took the last point-finishing position in eighth place and will start tomorrow's race on pole position.

Current classification leader Leimer extended his lead to 32 points ahead of Kral thanks to today's win as well as scoring a point for pole position and setting the fastest lap in the race. Varhaug continues to lead in the Rookies' Classification, ahead of Rossi.

Race two takes place tomorrow, Sunday 30 August, and will be shown on Eurosport International from 08.30 (CET).


Fabio Leimer, Jenzer Motorsport

"I had a lot of wheel spin at the start and saw that Patrick [Reiterer] was close to overtaking me but then I saw that he had a jump start. Sims passed me early on but I got the place back as soon as I started pushing properly. The rest of the race was good, the car was really good; I lifted a little bit towards the end to look after the tyres and make sure I could finish but that's all.

"I'm pretty happy because our first race with Formula 1, at the Hungaroring, I didn't score a win but now I've been able to do it here, so I'm pretty pleased!

"For tomorrow, it's a lot easier to overtake here compared to other tracks we race at, like Brands Hatch or Budapest. There are many long straights, which you can use to pass when you catch someone else's slipstream. As long as the car is as perfect as it was today, I will aim for another podium."


Sergey Afanasiev, JD Motorsport

"I was quite slow in the beginning and had to fight with Erik [Janis] and Josef [Kral] but I managed to find a gap to fourth place. It took a while to move to second place, I was waiting for Alexander [Sims] and Simon [Trummer] to make mistakes so I could pass them. In the end I got both but I couldn't catch Fabio [Leimer].

"We'll see for tomorrow; we're improving throughout the weekend so who knows!"


Simon Trummer, Iris Project

"My start was ok; I was able to catch Alexander [Rossi] for third place but Sergey [Afanasiev] was pushing to pass me really early on. I was faster in the quick corners but he definitely had more speed on the straights. When he closed the gap to me on the straight, I had no chance to block him.


"After that, the back of my car was sliding quite a bit so I worked against that but I finished on the podium for the first time here so it's a great result!"


- Formula Master -  also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/formula-master-spa-fabio-leimer-top-jd-motorsport-jenzer-ifm-talent-support-program-sims---68755.html

29.08.2009 / MaP

More News

Spa Francorchamps race review
29.08.2009
Today's top finishers in Spa: Afanasiev, Leimer & Trummer (left to right) Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer clinched his fifth win of the season today in front of the Formula 1 crowds for round 11 of the International Formula Master Series at the Spa more >>
Fabio Leimer takes pole on F1 soil in Spa
29.08.2009
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claimed his fourth International Formula Master (IFM) pole position today, for the Series' eleventh round at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Despite an incident at the start of the 30-minute session, which saw the more >>
Spa-Francorchamps Qualifying results
29.08.2009
International Formula Master - Spa-Francorchamps Qualifying (Round 11)1. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6), 2:12.8852. Alexander Rossi (USA), ISR (#16), 2:12.9463. Alexander Sims (GBR), TSP (#40), 2:13.2054. Simon Trummer (SUI), Iris Project (#8), 2:13.2555. Patrick Reiterer (ITA), Iris Project (#9), 2:13.2836. Sergey Afa more >>
Trummer tops Spa Free Practice
28.08.2009
Trummer on track this afternoon Iris Project's Simon Trummer posted this evening's fastest lap time for International Formula Master's (IFM) free practice session in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. On the Series' first official outing of the wee more >>
IFM drivers ready for Spa Challenge
25.08.2009
International Formula Master resumes its 2009 season with two races supporting the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, in Belgium, this weekend. Having successfully secured pole position and both wins at the Series' last rounds in Hungary last month more >>
Race result, standings and lap by lap analysis Hungaroring
26.07.2009
International Formula Master - Hungaroring  Round 10 1. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport (#2)2. Paul Meijer (NED), AR Motorsport (#33)3. Erik Janis (CZH), ISR (#20)4. Alexander Sims (GBR), TSP (#40)5. Fabio Leimer (SUI), more >>
JD Motorsport clais second F1-support race win
26.07.2009
Afanasiev led the field to JD Motorsport's second win of the weekend JD Motorsport claimed their second win of the weekend today, with Sergey Afanasiev scoring his first victory of the season in round ten of the International Formula Master Seri more >>
Hungaroring race results, standings and lap analysis
25.07.2009
Kral led the field to his first victory of the seasonInternational Formula Master - Hungaroring Round 091. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport (#3)2. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6)3. Alexander Rossi (USA) more >>
First 2009 win for Josef Kral at Hungaroring
25.07.2009
JD Motorsport's Josef Kral clinched his first win of the season today in front of the Formula 1 teams for round nine of the International Formula Master Series (IFM) at the Hungaroring in Hungary. Starting first on the grid after securing his first more >>
JD Motorsport's Josef Kral clinched his first win of the season
25.07.2009
...today in front of the Formula 1 teams for round nine of the International Formula Master Series at the Hungaroring in Hungary. The victory also marked JD Motorsport's first win this year, whilst Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer secured second place ahea more >>
Hungarian Pole for JD Motorsport's Josef Kral
25.07.2009
JD Motorsport's Josef Kral claimed his first ever International Formula Master pole position today, for round nine of International Formula Master at the Hungaroring in Hungary. The Czech driver posted a best time of 1:38.216 moments before the 40-minute qualifying ses more >>
Kouzkin celebrates second win at Brands Hatch
20.07.2009
Cram Competition's Alessandro Kouzkin scored his second win today in round eight of the International Formula Master Series at the Brands Hatch circuit in England. Leading the Series' 40th race from start to finish, after securing reverse pole by finishing yesterday's round in eighth place, Kouzkin kept first place, withstanding pressure from ISR's Alexander Rossi i more >>
Cram Competition's Alessandro Kouzkin scored his second win today
19.07.2009
... in round eight of the International Formula Master Series at the Brands Hatch circuit in England. Leading the race from start to finish, after securing reverse pole by finishing yesterday's round in eighth place, Kouzkin kept first place despite pres more >>
Brands Hatch Race result, classification and lap analysis
18.07.2009
International Formula Master - Brands Hatch Round 07 1. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6)2. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport (#3)3. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport (#2)4. Pål Varhaug (NOR), Jenzer Motorsport (#7) more >>
Fabio Leimer takes Brands Hatch win
18.07.2009
 Today's top three: Kral, Leimer & Afanasiev (left to right) Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claimed his fourth win of the season today in round seven of the International Formula Master (IFM) Series at the Brands Hatch circuit in England. more >>
Fabio Leimer takes his fourth win of the season
18.07.2009
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claimed his fourth win of the season today in round seven of the International Formula Master Series at the Brands Hatch circuit in England. Second place belonged to JD Motorsport's Josef Kral, his third podium in seven races, with team-m more >>
Brands Hatch pole for Fabio Leimer
17.07.2009
Weather/Track: Rain 16° / Wet 18°Fabio Leimer took pole position today Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claimed his third pole position of the season today, for round seven of International Formula Master in Bran more >>
Brands Hatch Free Practice 2 results
17.07.2009
Formula Master 2009 FREE PRACTICE 2Weather/Track: Cloud 15°/Drying 26°Brands Hatch GPCircuit Length = 3.7030 km.1 2 Sergey AFANASIEV RUS JD Motorsport 1:18.975 14 168.792 6 Fabio LEIMER SUI Jenzer Motorsport 1:19.011 12 0.036 168.723 16 Alexander ROSSI USA ISR 1:19.468 14 0.493 167.754 7 Pal VARHAUG NOR Jenzer Motors more >>
Sergey Afanasiev quickest at Brands Hatch
17.07.2009
JD Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev recorded the quickest lap for International Formula Master's (IFM) second free practice this afternoon at the Brands Hatch circuit in England.The young Russian posted a best time of 1:18.975 within seconds of the chequered flag, ahead of more >>
Brands Hatch Free Practice 1 results
17.07.2009
Formula Master 2009FREE PRACTICE 1Weather/Track: Cloud 16°/Dry 26°Brands Hatch GPCircuit Length = 3.7030 km.1 2 Sergey AFANASIEV RUS JD Motorsport 1:20.063 15 166.502 7 Pal VARHAUG NOR Jenzer Motorsport 1:20.248 15 0.185 166.123 47 Alessandro KOUZKIN RUS Cram Competition 1:20.389 16 0.326 165.824 1 Vladimir ARA more >>
Free Practice speed for Afanasiev
17.07.2009
Sergey Afanasiev on track this morning JD Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev posted this morning's fastest lap time for International Formula Master's (IFM) first free practice session in Brands Hatch, United Kingdom. On a drying track, Afanasiev completed the lap in 1:20.063 in the latter stages of the 30-minute session. Jenzer Motorsport's Pål Varhaug more >>
International Formula Master celebrates 40th race at Brands Hatch
14.07.2009
Rossi hopes to score another win this weekend  British circuit Brands Hatch will play host to International Formula Master's (IFM) fortieth race this weekend as the Series' young drivers compete in rounds seven and eight of the current sea more >>
Brno - Results, lap analysis and classification
21.06.2009
International Formula Master - Brno Round 06 results 1. Alexander Rossi (USA), ISR (#16)2. Vladimir Arabadzhiev (BUL), JD Motorsport (#1)3. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport (#2)4. Erik Janis (CZH), ISR (#20)5. Kasper Andersen (DEN), H more >>
ISR's Alexander Rossi takes historic win in Brno
21.06.2009
ISR's Alexander Rossi claimed an historic first win today in round six of the International Formula Master Series at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic. Taking the lead on lap one from Jenzer Motorsport's Nicolas Maulini, Rossi raced to the chequere more >>
ISR's Alexander Rossi claimed an historic first win today
21.06.2009
...in round six of the International Formula Master Series at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic. Taking the lead on lap one, Rossi raced to the chequered flag unchallenged to secure the first ever American win in International Formula Maste more >>
Brno Results, classification and analysis
20.06.2009
International Formula Master - Brno Round 05 results 1. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6)2. Pål Varhaug (NOR), Jenzer Motorsport (#7)3. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport (#3)4. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport (#2)5 more >>
Jenzer Motorsport claim one-two finish
20.06.2009
Jenzer Motorsport claimed this season's first one-two finish with drivers Fabio Leimer and Pål Varhaug today in round five of the International Formula Master Series at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic. Leimer took his third victory of the season despite qual more >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claimed his third win of the season
20.06.2009
...today in round five of the International Formula Master Series at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic. Second place belonged to team-mate Pål Varhaug, his fourth podium in five races, with JD Motorsport's Josef Kral claiming third more >>
Varhaug claims first pole in Brno
20.06.2009
Jenzer Motorsport's Pål Varhaug claimed his first International Formula Master pole today in Brno, Czech Republic, setting the fastest time of 2:01.124 on his last lap. The young Norwegian posted his time on a drying track, securing pole position ahead of JD Motorspo more >>
Brno Qualifying results
20.06.2009
International Formula Master Weather/Track: Cloud 13° / Wet 16°1. Pål Varhaug (NOR), Jenzer Motorsport (#7), 2:01.1242. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport (#3), 2:01.2033. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6), 2:01.5454. Nicolas Maulini (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#26), 2:01.8655. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorspo more >>
Rossi fastest in waterlogged practice
19.06.2009
ISR's Alexander Rossi recorded the quickest lap for International Formula Master's (IFM) second free practice this afternoon on a waterlogged Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic. The young American posted a best time of 2:14.234, ahead of Iris Project duo Patrick Reiterer an more >>
Sergey Afanasiev leads wet practice in Brno
19.06.2009
JD Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev posted this afternoon's fastest lap time for International Formula Master's (IFM) first free practice session today in Brno, Czech Republic. With heavy rain falling on the track relentlessly throughout the morning, Afanasiev completed his q more >>
Czechs out in force for IFM rounds
17.06.2009
This weekend's International Formula Master rounds six and seven in Brno, Czech Republic, will see national drivers Josef Kral and Erik Janis take to the Automotodrom with respective teams JD Motorsport and ISR. Czech team ISR returns to the Series for its first races of the season in time to take part in its national rounds, fielding drivers Janis and Alexander Rossi. The team miss more >>
Maiden IFM victory for Hitech Junior in Valencia
02.06.2009
Kasper Andersen on his way to Hitech Junior’s first International Formula Masters victory. Hitech Junior Team’s Kasper Andersen took the team’s maiden International Formula Masters victory in round four at Valencia at the weeken more >>
Results and Classification after Valencia races
31.05.2009
International Formula Master - Valencia Varhaug was fastest rookie todayRound 041. Kasper Andersen (DEN), Hitech Junior (#24)2. Pål Varhaug (NOR), Jenzer Motorsport (#7)3. Serge more >>
Lap-by-lap analysis in Valencia race
31.05.2009
Formation lap: Kouskin spins at Turn 14 into the gravel - OUTLap 1: Andersen takes the lead / contact between Varhaug and Rossi, Rossi spinsLap 2: Schlegelmilch and Provenzano head to head into Turn 1 / Black/White flag for Provenzano / Schlegelmilch pass more >>
Andersen scores first IFM victory for Hitech Junior
31.05.2009
Kasper Andersen took the first win for Hitech Junior today Hitech Junior's Kasper Andersen claimed the first win for his team today in the fourth round of International Formula Master in Valencia, Spain. After passing Jenzer Motor more >>
Kasper Andersen took the first win for Hitech Junior today
31.05.2009
INTERNATIONAL FORMULA MASTER ROUND 04  - VALENCIA   Hitech Junior's Kasper Andersen claimed the first win for his team today in the fourth round of International Formula Master in Valencia, Spain. After passing Jenzer Motorsport's Nico more >>
International Formula Master - Valencia results and standings
31.05.2009
Today's winner, Fabio Leimer 1. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#6)2. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport (#3)3. Vladimir Arabadzhiev (BUL), JD Motorspor more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright