Stefan Grand Prix – Update & Championship

Yes, the Stefan Grand Prix blog is back, for the second time, after it’s brief brush with eternity. As its author has been given the all clear with five years of check-ups and scans, the Stefan Grand Prix blog can continue with it’s mind fully focused back on F1 and the future.

Quick Championship Update:

Turning our minds back a week and a half to the weary hours of last Sunday morning, sitting there wondering if the rain was to come and wash away the Red Bull white wash, we remember that in the SGP Championship podium , it was the driver débutantes claiming all three steps beneath the rising flags and anthems.

Despite having to desperately save  on fuel in the last 20 laps, Lucas Di Grassi and Virgin Racing claimed their first victory in the championship, crucially beating the reliability issues that had plagued them since the teams inception.

Coming a close 2nd and on the same lap was Karun Chandhok, once again showing he has the making of a great F1 driver and showing the critics wrong who said he would be outperformed by his team-mate Bruno Senna who came in 3rd.

Disappointingly,  at their ‘home’ Grand Prix, Lotus F1 dropped crucial points against its rivals with both cars suffering issues, putting both drivers down the pecking order in 4th & 5th place. Kovalainen picked up a point for the fastest lap of 1:42.701. Propping up the SGP field after a spin on lap 2 was Timo Glock whose over-exuberance at the start of the race got the better of him.

Championship Standings

1st: Hekki Kovalainen 25pts

2nd: Lucas Di Grassi 15pts

3nd: Karun Chandhok 13 pts

4th=: Jarno Trulli 10pts

4th=: Bruno Senna 10pts

6th: Timo Glock 8pts

Constructor Standing

1st: Lotus F1 35pts

2nd: Virgain Racing Team 25pts

3rd: Hispania Racing Team 23pts



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2 responses to “Stefan Grand Prix – Update & Championship

  1. Alex

    The race was like a boxing match between Virgin and Lotus. Virgin won the most rounds and became champions of the race but I understood that both Lotus cars finished the race while Glock was KO. But when 2 fight the third one(almost) wins. Hispania finished again very well and show that they could have a bright future ahead of them.
    Any news on SGP cause 2-3 months and the new official teams list will be given?
    Do they still have a car, engineers, drivers(Nakajima)?

    • Alex,

      Thanks for your comments. Currently I think that Lotus, if they can regain the reliability, are still the top of the new teams, with Virgin a close 2nd, but only if they can sort out their fuel issues. HRT are in a little trouble as reports suggest that Dallara are having no part in developing the car and that this issue is solely down to the team. As for SGP, i’ve not had any news from them at all. Lola and Prodrive will not be entering, however, a few have put their hat into the ring. I’ll be rounding up that news a little later. In the meantime, I’m off to check my suspension uprights…

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