ILRF1 Season 4 – Round 12 – Hungarian GP Race Reports

RACE REPORT

Tier: ILR1 (PS4)

Event: Hungarian GP (Round 12 of 21)
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Location: Hungaroring, Hungary
Layout: 4.381km (2.722 miles)
Weather: Dry (Sunny)

Pole Position: ItzFrisky_Cj (Mercedes) – 1.15.157

Podium Finishers

1st – louisw03 (Red Bull)

2nd – Gonanen_87 (Ferrari)

3rd –  Likkle_blocks (Ferrari)

Fastest Lap: louisw03 – 1.18.471

Round twelve of the ILR1 championship on PS4 seen us pay a visit to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian GP for, the first race of 2019.

In qualifying, it was ItzFrisky_cj who took pole position albeit on the less favoured ultra-soft tire while reigning champion louisw03 started in second with current championship leader VSR_Blizzzard starting in third both on the favoured soft compound tire.

As the race got underway it was ItzFrisky_Cj who held onto the lead off the line making good use of the ultra-soft tires while the Red Bull of louisw03 held onto second position. The Ferrari of Likkle_Blocks found himself battling with VSR Blizzzard in the opening corners after a good start. Everyone seemed to navigate the first lap without incident.

The first few laps saw most of the drivers just try to get into a rhythm with overtaking difficult to achieve at the Hungaroring, although the Toro Rosso of Nowek3712 who opted to start on the faster ultra soft tire was the man on the move. He moved quickly up to P8 passing Bugatti030629. VSR_Josh and ccbrain had a close battle for tenth position.  At the front reigning champion louisw03 was biding his time waiting to make the pass for the lead on ItzFrisky_Cj and made the move on the run out of turn one on lap four. The McLaren of VSR_Blizzzard had to follow behind the Mercedes for a bit longer and tried to make the move into turn one and then turn two on lap five. On the run up the hill to turn four ItzFrisky_Cj and VSR_Blizzzard went side by side while the Ferrari of Likkle_blocks moved to the inside and passed both the McLaren and Mercedes in an incredible move for second position.

Later in the lap ItzFrisky_Cj spun after contact with the McLaren of VSR_Blizzzard which sent the Mercedes down the order. All this action allowed Louisw03 to pull further ahead out front building a gap to those behind. Gonanen_87 and ne-yo1993 caught up onto the back of VSR Blizzzard with the McLaren having to hold off the challenge from behind. Gonanen_87 then made the move for third on lap eight. ItzFrisky_Cj became the first to retire on lap nine while VRTCliffy was making up positions from further down the order moving up to P7. VSR_Blizzzard lost another position to his team-mate ne-yo1993 dropping the championship leader down to fifth.VSR_Blizzzard pit a lap later switching to the medium tires and emerging down in fourteenth.

The two Ferrari’s of Likkle_Blocks and Gonanen_87 then battled for second before Likkle_Blocks decided to pit for the medium’s as did Ne-yo1993 and they both emerged from the pits ahead of championship leader VSR_Blizzzard who was caught in the battle for tenth between Nowek3712 and TTG_Po. Nowek3712 then ran wide out of turn three and ended up colliding with the barrier in what was a hefty collision. Gonanen_87 pit a lap later than his team-mate and then emerged ahead of Likkle_blocks for what was a net P2 while the leader louisw03 also pit for a set of medium tires.

VRTCliffy and LMC_HamiltonF1 both of whom hadn’t pitted had a battle for the lead for a time before pitting. VSR_Blizzzard found himself battling for sixth with VSR_Josh and TTG_Po while out front lousiw03 maintained his gap while attempting to pass the Sauber of kallek_rist who was on the alternate strategy with the reigning champion finding little resistance. TTG_Po made a move past VSR_Josh for seventh with the battle between the two continuing for a number of laps while Gonanen_87 managed to pass Kallek_rist to retake second.

VSR_Blizzzard struggled to make much progress on the leaders but did manage to pass his team-mate Ne-yo1993 who had to make a second pit stop after picking up damage dropping him down to the back of the field. The battle for fifth was gaining momentum as VSR_Josh was defending from the Williams of LMC_HamiltonF1 and VRTCliffy who were both challenging before LMC_HamiltonF1 had a big slide out of turn one which cost him a couple of positions to Matt32575 and Kallek_rist.

In the closing laps louiswo3 maintained his lead with the two Ferrari’s of Gonanen_87 and Likkle_blocks holding the other two podium positions while the main battling continued to be fifth with VRTCliffy making a move on VSR_Josh  and eighth positions with Kallek_rist holding off the challenge of LMC_HamiltonF1. Meanwhile, AzR_Lormans was running close behind ItsMe12321 in the battle for the final point.

In the end then it was louiswo3 who took a dominant victory for Red Bull with Gonanen_87 picking up an excellent second place and Likkle_blocks coming home in third.

Be sure to check out the full race highlights below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXNJrlbTu7A 

 

Round 13 of the ILR1 Championship is the Belgian GP from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on the 13th of January 2019 at 5.30pm UK time. Be sure to tune in on the ILR Youtube Channel to catch all the live action                                                  

 

RACE REPORT

Tier: ILR1 (Xbox One)

Event: Hungarian GP (Round 12 of 21)
Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
Location: Hungaroring, Hungary
Layout: 4.381km (2.722 miles)
Weather: Overcast> Rain

Pole Position: Gauchecrab124 (Force India) – 1.15.353

Podium Finishers

1st – SnazzyEvening44 (Mercedes)

2nd – Veloce Surprize (Williams)

3rd – Veloce Limitless (Red Bull)

Fastest Lap: Veloce Limitless – 1.17.594

Round twelve of the ILR1 championship on Xbox One seen us pay a visit to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian GP for, the first race of 2019.

In qualifying, it was a bit of a surprise result with Gauchecrab124 taking pole position on the ultra-soft tires and tR Dutchman who took second also on the somewhat alternate strategy. Championship contender VSR Simon started third while championship leader Veloce Surprize would start in fourth.

As the race got underway it was Gauchecrab124 and tRDutchman who held on to the top two positions utilising the quicker tyre off the line while behind OMG Its Jo had a fantastic start to jump up to third. SnazzyEvening44 also made a good start whilst Veloce Limitless was the one who lost out dropping a number of positions through the opening corners.

By the end of lap one those on the soft tires were already making their move on the Force India and Renault who had opted for the ultra soft’s with OMG Its Jo passing tR Dutchman on the run into turn two on lap two. Veloce Surprize and VSR Simon passed tR Dutchman while OMG Its Jo caught up with Gauchecrab124 and took the lead at the end of lap two with Veloce Surprize following and VSR Simon making the pass shortly afterwards. SnazzyEvening44 made the move on  Gauchecrab124 for P4 before Veloce Limitless passed him as well.

At the front Veloce Surprize made a move for the lead on lap six by into turn one and made it stick. The rain started to fall with more and more intensity. Gauchecrab124 was the first driver to opt for the intermediate tires on lap seven while there was an almighty battle for P8 with six cars all running very closely including VSR Thomas, VSR Moorso, Jorc94 and the Amazement. OMG Its Jo continued to hold off the McLaren of VSR Simon when unexpectedly race leader Veloce Surprize had connection issues which cost him the lead of the race and sent him down the order. SnazzyEvening44 caught up onto the battle for the lead with VSR Simon trying everything to pass the Ferrari before OMG Its Jo pitted from the lead at the end of lap nine with a few others following.

VSR Simon opted to stay out however while those who pit switched onto the intermediate tires. In the pit lane SnazzyEvening44 managed to jump ahead of OMG Its Jo to take the net race lead. VSR Simon pitted a lap later and emerged down in third place. SnazzyEvening44 began to build a gap to those behind while VSR Simon was trying to pass the Ferrari of OMG Its Jo and finally made the move into turn one on lap thirteen. VSR Simon immediately began to close down the gap that SnazzyEvening44 had built. Further down the order the battle for P9 was still going strong with The Amazement holding off Langman17 for a time while LCR Hayden and EVR_Reynolds were also close behind and battling.

VSR Simon caught right up onto the back of the Mercedes of SnazzyEvening44 and attempted a move into turn one but Snazzy managed to defend well and hold the position. On lap seventeen the two cars touched into turn one proving just how hard they were battling. Gauchecrab124 was the first retirement of the race.

On lap nineteen VSR Simon tried yet again to make the move on SnazzyEvening44 into turn one and looked closer than before. The McLaren and Mercedes ran side by side all the way through turn  two and three before VSR Simon ran wide on the exit of turn three but managed to take the lead. It was however short-lived as on the exit of the next corner VSR Simon lost the rear of the car after what looked like slight contact and ended up colliding with the barrier which sent down to P5 and then further after pitting.

SnazzyEvening44 took control of the race from here with OMG Its Jo holding off Veloce Limitless who in turn was holding off the championship leader Veloce Surprize who was attempting to fight back after his earlier disconnection. Langman17 and VSR Moorso were battling on lap twenty-five with the Ferrari making the move for P6 while back at the front OMG Its Jo had a major moment which allowed Veloce Limitless through to take second position with OMG Its Jo then pitting for the slick soft tire.

VSR Simon, VSR Thomas and TRL_Martin all retired from the race while OMG Its Jo was struggling on his new dry tires finding conditions very difficult to manage. Veloce Surprize then decided he wanted a set of the dry tires opting for the softs, proving that the conditions were improving somewhat. Race leader SnazzyEvening44 then also decided to pit for the softs while Veloce Limitless stayed out for another lap which ended up costing him second position to Veloce Surprize.

In the closing stages it was SnazzyEvening44 who was in control with Veloce Surprize who had solid pace closing in trying everything to try to catch the Mercedes of SnazzyEvening44 and Veloce Limitless who fell further behind the pace of Veloce Surprize.

In what was an incredible race it was SnazzyEvening44 who took his maiden ILR1 victory with Veloce Surprize in an incredible comeback drive having been disconnected earlier in the race and Veloce Limitless picking up another podium in P3.                                                                                                  

 Be sure to watch back all the action here – https://youtu.be/8pK07kkvZzQ 

Round 13 of the ILR1 Championship is the Belgian GP from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on the 11th of January 2019 at 7.30pm UK time. Be sure to tune in on the ILR Twitch Channel to catch all the live action                                                  

RACE REPORT

Tier: ILR2 (PS4)

Event: Hungarian GP (Round 12 of 21)
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Location: Hungaroring, Hungary
Layout: 4.381km (2.722 miles)
Weather: Rain > Light Cloud

Pole Position: ILR_Shadow (McLaren) – 1.14.908

Podium Finishers

1st –  zR_MeRcEDes (Red Bull)

2nd – Aleskiller150 (McLaren)

3rd – MrCosta96 (Red Bull)

Fastest Lap: CorzzzzaF1 – 1.17.344

Round twelve of the ILR2 championship on Xbox One seen us pay a visit to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian GP for, the first race of 2019.

In qualifying, it was ILR_Shadow who took pole with tau_s78 taking second place on the grid for Sauber and zR_MeRcEDes starting from third.

The race started off in wet conditions meaning everyone had to start on the intermediate tires. As the race got underway it was the two Red Bull’s who got off the line quickest with MrCosta96 moving up into the lead and his team-mate zR_MeRcEDes moving up into second before falling behind the Ferrari of CorzzzzzaF1  while the McLaren of Aleskiller moved up ahead of his team-mate and pole sitter ILR_Shadow who fell down to fifth with tau_s78 down in sixth. It was a clean start for most although the Force India of Goody2k7 and ScubaMUFC in the Williams were among the cars to pick up damage on lap one.

Championship contenders Abidoun20041224 and Wizelig both started down the order and were involved in some early battles with Silent Assassin in the Mercedes for seventh. ILR_Shadow had to hold off the Sauber of Tau_s78 while Wizelig made the pass on Silent Assassin which also allowed debutant sam-ster007 through into ninth. At the front CorzzzzzaF1 began to close in on the leader MrCosta96 with the conditions making it difficult for people to make overtakes on a circuit already notoriously difficult to make good overtakes.

Championship leader Abidoun20041224 caught up onto the battle for fifth between tau-s78 and ILR_Shadow. LMC_Georgexx13 made a pass on Silent Assassin for tenth while xforsetix13 and TimVegGaming888 were battling for fourteenth position with josephcorboy not far behind. Everyone appeared to be maintaining position at this stage in these tricky conditions as the rain continued to fall.

 

LMC_Georgexx13 and sam-ster007 battled for ninth position on lap ten with the Force India picking up slight wing damage while bananastime350 became the first car to retire from the race on lap eleven. xforsetix13 and TimVegGaming888 continued their battle down the field with the Ferrari finding it difficult to make an overtake on the Renault. MrCosta96 continued to hold off the threat from the Ferrari of CorzzzzzaF1 at the front while Tau-s78 was trying to pressure ILR_Shadow into a mistake for fifth. Sam-ster007 was next to retire on lap fourteen.

MrCosta96 had to take avoiding action to avoid the stricken Mercedes of jospehcorboy which allowed CorzzzzzaF1 to get incredibly close to the Red Bull while the other Red Bull of zR_MeRcEDes also managed to close up. MrCosta96 then pit at the end of the same lap which gave CorzzzzaF1 the lead for a time while zR_MeRcEDes was putting the Ferrari under some pressure.

Championship leader Abidoun20041224 also pit and emerged from the pits behind a lot of cars while net leader MrCosta96 also had to battle his way past the Sauber of LMC_Georgexx13 to try and maintain the net lead of the race. CorzzzzaF1 and zR_MeRcEDes pit at the end of lap seventeen  and emerged behind MrCosta96 while ILR_Shadow and Wizelig stayed out longer waiting on the race to stop.

MrCosta96 closed up onto the back of Wizelig quickly but nearly lost the car in sector three runnng close behind the Toro Rosso all the while CorzzzzzaF1 was closing in on the pair ahead with zR_MeRcEDes not far behind either. Costa made it through on Wizelig with CorzzzzzaF1 next to try to pass the slower Toro Rosso with both zR_MeRcEDes and Aleskiller150 trying to take advantage. Wizelig ran wide out of turn three which allowed the Ferrari of CorzzzzaF1 and the Red Bull of zR_MeRcEDes through before Wizelig lost the car a few corners later colliding with the barrier on the inside. He pitted shortly afterwards.

ILR_Shadow continued to stay out on the heavily worn intermediates waiting on the conditions to improve which wasn’t happening quickly with MrCosta96 much quicker on the fresh intermediate tires and putting pressure on the McLaren driver and finally made the move in the tight sector two. Xforsetix13 had a huge accident in sector one colliding with the barriers resulting in another DNF for the Ferrari driver while his team-mate CorzzzzzaF1 had problems of his own as he disconnected from the session costing him second position.

ILR_Shadow lost another couple of positions to tau-s78 and Abidoun20041224 while Aleskiller150 began to close in on zR_MeRcEDes. The rain eventually stopped with about six laps to go with some further down opting to switch quickly to the dry compound tires. Tau-s78 became the latest car to retire while LMC_Georgexx13 was battling with ILR_Shadow before the McLaren driver made what was his first stop strangely opting for the Intermediate tires on a fast drying track. At the front MrCosta96 had a spin which handed the lead to his team-mate zR_MeRcEDes and second place to Aleskiller150.           

In the closing laps many made pit stops for dry tires with zR_MeRcEDes and Aleskiller opting for ultra softs while championship leader Abidoun20041224 and his team mate Wizelig suffered from a game glitch which resulted in them both being stuck in the pit lane resulting in a double Toro Rosso retirement which was terribly unfortunate for the two. ILR_Shadow had to pit again for dry tires which cost him a lot of time while LMC_Georgexx13 was the man who benefited most moving up to P4.

In the end then it was zR_MeRcEDes who took victory for Red Bull closing the championship lead with Aleskiller150 picking up second and MrCosta96 in third    

Be sure to check out the full race highlights below

 

Round 13 of the ILR2 Championship is the Belgian GP from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on the 13th of January 2019 at 7.00pm UK time. Be sure to tune in on the ILR Youtube Channel to catch all the live action                                                  

RACE REPORT

Tier: ILR2 (Xbox One)

Event: Hungarian GP (Round 12 of 21)
Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
Location: Hungaroring, Hungary
Layout: 4.381km (2.722 miles)
Weather: Dry (Sunny)

Pole Position: RHRacings (Red Bull) – 1.16.415

Podium Finishers

1st – F1 Maestro26 (Force India)

2nd – Dazfell (McLaren)

3rd – antivebeacon (Mercedes)

 Fastest Lap: ChrisMaccaJones – 1.18.461


Round twelve of the ILR2 championship on Xbox One seen us pay a visit to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian GP for, the first race of 2019.

In qualifying, it was RHRacings who took pole after opting for the quicker but less durable ultra-soft tire with Sprog Jr taking second place on the grid for Sauber and antivebeacon starting from third.

As the race got underway both RHRacings and Sprog Jr made good use of their faster ultra-soft tires to hold onto the top two positions into turn one before colliding with each other on the entry to turn two allowing those behind such as antivebeacon to take advantage and take the lead of the race.  F1Maestro26 was running close behind Sprog Jr on the opening lap while most of the field successfully managed to navigate the tight tricky Hungaroring circuit.

The Toro Rosso of mightydylan3224 made a nice move on Midzy15 into sector three with JamieOC2004 putting on more pressure on the McLaren of Midzy15 before losing the rear on the run out of turn two. Thebaconyum007 was the first to retire from the race on lap three. F1Maestro26 passed RHRacings for P3 who was struggling on the ultra soft tire losing a bunch of positions as a result. F1Maestro26 moved up to P2 passing Sprog Jr. Tomos12345 became the latest car to retire on lap five bringing out the virtual safety car in the process.

Championship leader Midzy15 then retired shortly afterwards. As the virtual safety car ended and racing got back underway antivebeacon out front continued to build a lead while there was some contact between Dazfell and RHRacings into turn two, and they both narrowly avoided the spinning Toro Rosso of mightydylan3224 who ended up becoming the latest car to retire from the race.  A train developed behind the battle for third with Bwumsen and JamieOC2004 joining RHRacings and Dazfell. Bwumsen tried to find a way past RHRacings but the nature of this circuit makes overtaking very difficult. As RHRacings pit at the end of lap seven JamieOC2004 spotted an opportunity to make a pass on the Ferrari of Bwumsen completing the move in turn one.

SHZOverkillz, Dragonpro200 and ChrisMaccaJones were all battling for seventh getting very close and running side by side in places before Dragonpro200 ended up off the circuit and out of the race on lap nine. Meanwhile, at the front F1Maestro26 began to quickly close the gap to leader antivebeacon and made his move for the lead on lap ten. The race settled down at this stage with everyone managing tire temperatures which can prove very difficult to keep under control at the Hungaroring circuit.

The two leaders made their pit stops at the end of lap fifteen both switching onto the medium compound tires while the Ferrari of Bwumsen stayed out longer along with others who started on the medium compound tires. F1 Maestro26 emerged from the pits behind the Ferrari of ChrisMaccaJones in P6 while antivebeacon emerged in P8. The net leaders began to make their way through the cars on the alternate strategy with antivebeacon battling with Dazfell and Sprog Jr while F1 Maestro26 began to close up to AOR Pelzeri. As those on the alternate strategy began to pit it was F1 Maestro26 who clearly had gained time on his rivals with Dazfell managing to take net P2 from antivebeacon in the process.

The battle for P4 gained momentum as Josu Alzugarai and JamieOC2004 ran side by side in sector one and the continued battling throughout lap twenty-three before Bwumsen joined in and ended up passing Josu Alzugarai into turn one before the Red Bull went for a divebomb from too far back into turn two which ended up costing him a number of positions. Bwumsen caught up onto JamieOC204 a few laps later while SHZ Overkillz joined them followed by AOR Pelzeri and Josu Alzugarai later on but again overtaking proved to be difficult.

In the closing stages F1 Maestro26 continued to maintain his lead while Dazfell and antivebeacon ran within a second of each other in the battle for second place. The battle for fourth was where all the action was with the train of cars down to P8 making for a exciting finish with AOR Pelzeri making a move on SHZ Overkillz for sixth with the Force India running wide into turn one which also allowed Josu Alzugarai though to take seventh. Josu Alzugarai then made a pass on AOR Pelzeri for sixth while Bwumsen tried to pressure JamieOC2004 into a mistake in the final laps.

In the end then it was F1 Maestro26 who took a stellar victory with Dazfell in the McLaren picking up second and antivebeacon finishing in third place.

Round 13 of the ILR2 Championship is the Belgian GP from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on the 11th of January 2019 at 7.30pm UK time. Be sure to tune in on the ILR Channels to catch all the live action                                                  

 

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