Zolder Race 1 pit notes

Zolder Race 1 pit notes

05.10.2008: Zolder Race 1 pit notes

Race 1 - Superleague Formula Round 3 Belgium Zolder

RACE 1: Damp conditions for the opening race with BVB rookie Paul Meijer on pole. Wet track but it is not actually raining at the moment. Might take quite a while for a dry line to appear.

Lap1: Meijier leads into turn 1

Lap 1: Trouble for AC Milan and Beijing - looks like AC Milan hit the back of the championship leader under braking for turn 1

42:50 remaining: Anderlecht has taken over the lead from BVB

2:04: Doornbos is out of the AC Milan car - looks like Beijing also out and Tottenham in trouble as well

41:21: Flat tyre for Tottenham Hotspur - headed for an early pitstop

40:25 Lap 3: Anderlecht now out to a 1.6 second gap - conditions remain very tough

39:53: Lap 3: Top ten are Anderlecht, BVB, Liverpool, Sevilla, Atletico, Roma, Basel, Porto, Flamengo and Galatasaray

38:30 Lap 4: Sevilla spins and hits wall

37:37: Turn 4: Atletico Madrid under investigatation

37:15 Lap 5: Safety car on track to retrieve the Sevilla car

35:25 Lap 5: Fastest lap so far goes to BVB - 1:38.774 - more than 20 seconds slower than the qualifying pace

34:00 Lap 5: Big Championship standings looming - 1st place Beijing out, 2nd place Sevilla out, 3rd place PSV running 13th at the moment

28:30 Lap 9: Al Ain suffer a spin under safety car conditions - lose a spot to Tottenham Hotspur

27:37 Lap 9: Lights out on the safety car - ready to go racing again this lap

27:17 Lap 9: Pit stop window is now open

26:15: Green flag

25:55 Lap 10: Pit stops for Liverpool, Roma, Basel, Porto, Galatasaray, PSV and Al Ain

25:15 Lap 10: Anderlecht and Dolby leads from BVB and Atletico

24:43 Lap 10: Spin for Olympiacos but continues

24:35 Lap 11: Flamengo spins, Rangers and Corinthians pits

23:36 Lap 11: Only cars to not stop are the first four - Anderlecht, BVB, Atletico and Flamengo

22:15 Lap 12: Flamengo pits

21:40 Lap 12: Atletico hard on the tail of BVB

19:29 Lap 14: Race leader pits - RSC Anderlecht

16:15 Lap 16 Liverpool has gotten in front of RSC Anderlecht during the pit stop period - could we see our fifth different club take a race win?

14:55 Lap 16: BVB has to pit within 4 laps

13:28 Lap 17: Top ten are BVB, Liverpool, Anderlecht, Atletico, Roma, Basel, Porto, Eindhven, Rangers and Corinthians

11:38 Lap 17: Flamengo runs in too deep at final chicane after passing Galatasaray on the previous lap - runs across the grass

11:05 Lap 19: Race leader BVB makes his stop

10:44 lap 19: Slow stop for BVB and Paul Meijer - seemed to have trouble selecting a gear

10:05 Lap 19: BVB rejoins in 3rd place ahead of Atletico

9:50 Lap 19: Roma stuck in the gravel in turn 3 - getting out of the car. Galatasaray also off. Safety car on track

9:10 Lap 19: BVB was very luck to get their stop done before the safety car came out - otherwise they would have lost an enormous emount of track position

7:45 Lap 20: Big chance now for Anderlecht to challenge Liverpool again - 5 second gap eliminated by the safety car

5:15 Lap 21: Fastest lap so far to Liverpool FC - 1:38.031

2:51 Lap 22: Green flag next time around

0:00 Lap 24: Last Lap - Liverpool from Anderlecht and BVB

Liverpoll wins, Anderlecht second and BVB third in Race 1

 

 

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