First GP F1 Brazil
18 January 2013
The first 150 lap Grand Prix held by F1BR was held on 30 November using the new format for the 2014 championship. Report and photos.
By Marcelo Souza
Even with the rain keeping many away 9 drivers competed. In the 1st GP F1BR, we had to adapt the regulations due to bad weather, but nothing took the shine from the event.
We changed the practice session timing from 1 hour to 30 minutes, but even then the rain caught us at the time of qualification.
This event had a small exhibition of rarities including one shell with the autograph of Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve.
The rain stopped and the track dried as the M-chassis (Mini class) took to the track. Soon after we had a quick qualification of just 10 minutes, using the fastest lap.
The grid was defined as:
In the race we reduced the number of laps, since it was already late because of the rain delay.
We went from 200 laps to 150 laps, with 1 mandatory pit stop 6 minutes.
Lissandro led the race from start to end but a number of other drivers had issues including Vinicius with a torn tire who tried to overtake Marcelo using a dirty part of the track and lost control hitting the wall. Everton and Henry also had problems.
The Final Result
The Brazilian F1 Series thanks all the drivers who participated in this experimental run, we're sure the F1BR 2014 championship will be a success.