June 16, 2024

FF1M

Fantasy Formula 1 Management

Farina fastest as testing gets underway at Sakhir

Gojira’s Alessandro Farina set the fastest time of the day as the FF1M Manufacturer test got underway today.

Driving an all-black testing livery, Farina’s time was set in the morning hour-long session, a 53.031 second lap around the short Outer Circuit at Bahrain International Circuit. The fastest time of the afternoon hour was set by fellow Gojira runner Mario Da Silva, a 53.049, just under two hundredths of a second slower and second place in the overall rankings.

Series veteran Nico Hulkenburg completed a Gojira top three, ahead of the FJR’s of Catharina Caracciola and Benjamin Pryor. The top five runners all on Goodyear tyres. Bram De Boer was the fastest Firestone and Shake n Bake runner in 6th place ahead of the remaining Gojira, George Russell and the fastest Tornado runner Esteban Ocon.

It was a slow start for the drivers who begin pre-season amongst the favourites for the title, with Fernando Alonso 10th, Vaino Kimminen 11th, and Kevin Magnussen in 13th as the teams tried to get to grips with the new tyre compounds.

In terms of laps completed, Tornado led the way on 161 laps, ahead of Shake n Bake on 159. Ajay Motorsports were third on 158, whilst Gojira completed 155. FJR brought up the rear with a distant 144 laps.

All of the Goodyear runners, with the exception of FJR’s Antonio Giovinazzi, spent the day on the softer tyre compound, whilst the Firestone runners used the Medium compound, except for Fernando Alonso and the four Ajay runners, who ran using the Hard tyres.

Testing continues tomorrow with a further two hours of running at the Bahrain International Circuit.

FF1M
AFIA FF1M WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAKHIR OUTER CIRCUIT 2017 ENGINE MANUFACTURER TEST
POS
NUM DRIVER NAME NAT TEAM CHASSIS ENGINE MAN COMP LAPTIME LAPS
1
93 Alessandro Farina IT Gojira BD-17 Mugen G S 53.031s 37
2
9 Mario Da Silva BR Gojira BD-17 Mugen G S 53.049s 38
3
27 Nico Hulkenberg DE Gojira BD-17 Mugen G S 53.177s 39
4
71 Catharina Caracciola CH Fjr JB-16B Judd G S 53.197s 38
5
54 Benjamin Pryor GB Fjr JB-16B Judd G S 53.207s 38
6
82 Bram De Boer NL Shake N Bake ASS-17 Megatron F M 53.245s 41
7
63 George Russell GB Gojira BD-17 Mugen G S 53.251s 41
8
31 Esteban Ocon FR Tornado TRB-16B Climax F M 53.293s 44
9
91 Nolan Bryant US Shake N Bake ASS-17 Megatron F M 53.310s 37
10
14 Fernando Alonso ES Shake N Bake ASS-17 Megatron F H 53.339s 42
11
72 Vaino Kimminen FI Tornado TRB-16B Climax F M 53.343s 37
12
53 Itsuki Yoshida JP Shake N Bake ASS-17 Megatron F M 53.384s 39
13
20 Kevin Magnussen DK Fjr JB-16B Judd G S 53.441s 35
14
8 Romain Grosjean FR Tornado TRB-16B Climax F M 53.518s 41
15
16 Charles Leclerc MC Tornado TRB-16B Climax F M 53.543s 39
16
88 Robert Kubica PL Ajay AJ-17 Hart F H 53.712s 40
17
69 James Clark GB Ajay AJ-17 Hart F H 53.776s 37
18
60 Pierre Gasly FR Ajay AJ-17 Hart F H 53.778s 44
19
98 Mattia Alfonsi IT Ajay AJ-17 Hart F H 53.833s 37
20
99 Antonio Giovinazzi IT Fjr JB-16B Judd G M 53.967s 37

FF1M
AFIA FF1M WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAKHIR OUTER CIRCUIT 2017 ENGINE MANUFACTURER TEST
POS
NUM TEAM NAME NAT MAN LAPS
1
TORNADO 161
2
Shake n Bake 159
3
Ajay 158
4
GOJIRA 155
5
FJR 148