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Formula One -
The start of our 2014 Formula One season came at the end of a sunny spring day in Goring. Twenty racers descended on the Barn ready to see if their cars would be title contenders or just one big pile of red bull.
The layout was a monster and had some elevation changes to add to the challenge.
The track dropped away after the start/finish line and then hopped up again on the
back straight -
Whether it was the elevation changes or some track that had been sitting unused in
the box for a while, we had a fair bit of problem-
There were some fine performances during the heats and pretty close scores. Consistency
over three lanes was key to a good qualifying position for the finals. Although some
people loathed yellow lane, others quite liked it -
We had the usual mix of chassis on the grid, with Mega-
Even more 'exotic' than Mike's Turbo was Jon's Super-
Only Tony, Duncan, Ash and Ollie were running Tycos -
After all the heats were done and dusted we had Mike and Andy Player at the top of
the pile. Mike set top scores on blue and white lanes, with Andy setting the pace
in yellow and red. Ned joined them in the final automatic 'A' final spot and would
be top junior -
The G final was a face-
Ash had raised eyebrows by choosing yellow lane in the F final. He was right to do so, just about staying ahead of Tony to take the win. Behind the front two, Paul beat Ollie by half a lap and set fastest lap so far.
Ash stepped up into yellow for the E final and was up against Hannah, Stephen and
Jonah. Despite the tough competition, Ash kept his nerve and won again. A double
The D final saw Ash in yellow again. This time he met his match -
Andy Parker had qualified top of the C final, but a torrid two minutes left him right down the bottom. It was Simon who came through for the win with a solid performance after both Andrew and Jon also struggled to match their form from earlier. The result did leave Andrew as top F1 Classic Cup finisher.
Simon stepped up to white in the B final and must have fancied his chances. However, a slow start for last month's Micro winner allowed Gareth and John to pull away. Rookie Ryan had done well in yellow lane during the heats and he was on a good pace in the final too. This was the closest of all the finals so far, but Gareth seemed to be controlling it from the front.
With around thirty seconds to go, disaster struck for the leader. Gareth came off
at the turn eight hairpin and some less-
The A final promised to be a titanic battle between Mike and Andy -
Mike controlled the race beautifully and came home without crashing, two and a half
laps ahead of Andy who had eventually got into an error-
Congratulations to Mike on another F1 race win and to Ned for a brilliant hat-