October 16, 2021

FF1M

Fantasy Formula 1 Management

Day One of Engine Manufacturer Test sees Gojira on top

Gojira Autosport started the 2015 FF1M Season on the right foot as they claimed the top three placings on the opening day of pre-season testing at Monza.

Team newcomer Jean-Eric Vergne set the fastest time of the day, the only driver to break into the one minute nineteen second bracket on the way to completing 46 laps, three tenths of a second ahead of Robert Kubica who completed just 28 laps on his return to the team after a spell at Andrew Racing. Interestingly Vergne’s time was set on the new Soft compound Pirelli tyre whilst Kubica’s time was set on the Medium compound. Rookie James Clark impressed onlookers, completing the top three also on Soft compound tyres.

Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel could only manage fourth fastest in the Shake n Bake, although he was running on the Hard tyre, ahead of team mate Kamui Kobayashi in fifth, and the remaining Gojira piloted by Mattia Alfonsi with both drivers on Mediums.

The fastest FJR runner was Cristobal Alvarez in 8th, narrowly pipping the leading Tornado of Fernando Alonso in 9th. Meanwhile it seems that Willows have fallen behind somewhat over the winter with their fastest driver Nico Rosberg 12th fastest.

Testing continues tomorrow.

Engine Manufacturer Test (Day 1)

POS
NUM DRIVER NAME NAT TEAM ENGINE MAN TYRE LAPTIME LAPS
1
25 Jean-Eric Vergne FR Gojira Mugen M S 1m 19.889s 46
2
88 Robert Kubica PL Gojira Mugen M M 1m 20.288s 28
3
69 James Clark GB Gojira Mugen M S 1m 20.417s 46
4
1 Sebastian Vettel DE Shakenbake Megatron M H 1m 20.492s 29
5
10 Kamui Kobayashi JP Shakenbake Megatron M M 1m 20.562s 40
6
71 Mattia Alfonsi IT Gojira Mugen M M 1m 20.621s 44
7
53 Itsuki Yoshida JP Shakenbake Megatron M H 1m 20.623s 35
8
56 Cristobal Alvarez UY Fjr Judd M S 1m 20.739s 44
9
14 Fernando Alonso ES Tornado Climax M S 1m 20.791s 37
10
20 Kevin Magnussen DK Fjr Judd M S 1m 20.965s 46
11
51 Tomas Gonzalez AR Tornado Climax M S 1m 20.985s 40
12
6 Nico Rosberg DE Willows Ilmor M S 1m 21.01s 47
13
94 Pascal Wehrlein DE Shakenbake Megatron M M 1m 21.042s 40
14
72 Vaino Kimminen FI Tornado Climax M S 1m 21.196s 38
15
30 Charles Pic FR Fjr Judd M S 1m 21.218s 30
16
99 Adrian Sutil DE Tornado Climax M S 1m 21.316s 43
17
2 Stoffel Vandoorne BE Willows Ilmor M M 1m 21.414s 28
18
54 Benjamin Pryor GB Fjr Judd M S 1m 21.727s 31
19
31 Esteban Ocon FR Willows Ilmor M H 1m 21.754s 29
20
73 Oliver Rowland GB Willows Ilmor M H 1m 22.272s 32