ILRF1 Season 4 – Round 14 – Italian GP Race Reports

RACE REPORT

Tier: ILR1 (PS4)

Event: Italian GP (Round 14 of 21)
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
Layout: 5.793km (3.6 miles)
Weather: Dry (Sunny)

Pole Position: VSR Blizzzard (McLaren) – 1.18.459

Podium Finishers

1st – VRTCliffy (Mercedes)

2nd – VSR_Blizzzard (McLaren)

3rd – Gonanen_87 (Ferrari)

Fastest Lap: VRTCliffy – 1.21.132

In qualifying, it was VSR_Blizzzard who took pole position for McLaren with the Ferrari of VSR_Josh lining up in second while VSR_Josh started in third for Force India.

As the race got underway those at the front held position with VSR Blizzzard who retained first on the run down to turn one with Gonanen in second and VSR Josh third. Four cars had a coming together at turn two which allowed Likkle_blocks to move up the order at the start. VSR_Josh then lost the car on the exit of the Ascari chicane becoming the first car to retire. ItsMe12321 and VSR Francis had a battle for fifth while louiswo3 and VRTCliffy made excellent starts having started down the order.

Kallek_rist moved up to third while reiging champion louiswo3 was the man on the move passing a number of cars and moving into seventh. CCBrain and VSR_Francis had a good battle for fourth while VSR_Lambo lost a position to louiswo3 who was showing tremendous pace. AzR_Lormans had a spin on the run towards the first Lesmo. The battle in the mid-field was on with VRTCliffy passing ItsMe12321 on the run to the Parabolica. Gonanen_87 was pushing hard to try to keep up with leader VSR_Blizzzard.

Louisw03 got very close to CCBrain with six cars from 4th down to tenth all running very close together. Louisw03 managed to make the move upto fourth into the turn one chicane while VRTCliffy was also attempting a move on ne-yo1993. Some decided to pit at the end of lap nine including Gonanen_87 from second. He emerged down in fourteenth and had traffic to contend with. VSR Blizzzard pit a lap later and then emerged from the pits just behind the Ferrari of Gonanen_87 with the Ferrari making good use of the undercut.

The battle for the lead then commenced between the two with VSR_Blizzzard putting the pressure on Gonanen_87 immediately. VRTCliffy and CSR_Leon stayed out longer than the others. VSR_Blizzzard was tactically managing the ERS trying to keep energy in reserve for when he needed it most. VSR_Blizzard managed to make the pass into turn one on lap sixteen before Gonanen_87 tried to retake at the same corner a lap later. VRTCliffy and CSR_Leon both stopped and opted for the super-soft tire. Likkle_Blocks and VSR_Francis became the latest cars to retire.

Gonanen_87 retook the lead on lap nineteen although had picked up a few time penalties. Kallek_rist was making good progress in third and wasn’t too far behind the leaders while VRT Cliffy made a nice move on louisw03 and began to close down Kallekrist in third on the super-soft tires. In the closing laps ccbrain, Matt32575 and ItsMe12321 had a good battle while VRTCliffy managed to pass Kallek_rist for third before louisw03 battled with the Sauber driver. VSR Blizzzard managed to pass Gonanen_87 to retake the lead once again. With the two leaders having multiple time penalties and the Mercedes of VRTCliffy having no time penalties it was a race to the finish to see if VRTCliffy could pull of another fantastic win from the back of the field.                                                                  

In the end then it was VRTCliffy who took the victory with a masterclass performance completing a last to first challenge, the championship leader VSR Blizzzard was in second after time penalties and Gonanen_87 finished third in the Ferrari.

Be sure to check out the full race highlights below with commentators GingerAndy and Gaming Alimonda                                                                                                               

Round 15 of the ILR1 Championship is the Singapore GP from the Marina Bay on the 27h 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: Italian GP (Round 14 of 21)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
Layout: 5.793km (3.6 miles)
Weather: Wet > Dry

Pole Position: OMG Its Jo (Ferrari) – 1.18.430

Podium Finishers

1st – CRG Evo (McLaren)

2nd – OMG Its Jo (Ferrari)

3rd – CRG Simon (McLaren)

Fastest Lap: CRG Simon – 1.21.734


In qualifying, it was OMG Its Jo who took pole position for Ferrari with championship leader Veloce Surprize starting in second while CRG Simon started in third for McLaren.

The race started under wet conditions which meant the strategy choices from qualifying were reset with everyone being forced to start on the intermediate tires. As the race got underway pole sitter OMG Its Jo had a terrific start which allowed him to retain the lead on the run down to the tight turn one chicane while Veloce Surprize was able to keep the two McLaren’s of CRG EVO and CRG Simon at bay. Veloce Surprize got close to the Ferrari again through the Lesmo corners but was unable to find a way to pass. It was a relatively clean start to the race through the order with only a few incidents one of which involved VSR Moorso who ended up dropping to the back of the field. CRL Rosberg attempted a move on CRG Simon into the Parabolica on lap one and then continued battling down the long straight into turn one with the McLaren of CRG Simon managing to defend the position and the Mercedes of SnazzyEvening44 getting very close just behind.

TSR Bastek made a nice move on Jorc94 into the Ascari chicane while a train of cars were following behind while at the front CRG Evo attempted a move on the Williams of Veloce Surprize on the inside of the Parabolica before following down the pit straight but couldn’t find a way through. The three at the front began to pull ahead leaving CRG Simon trailing behind before Veloce Surprize made a rare mistake missing the braking zone and running wide into the Ascari chicane, avoiding the gravel but this allowed the McLaren of CRG Evo through into second.

Veloce Surprize had to hold off the McLaren of CRG Simon for a time before the McLaren made a nice overtake into turn one and the championship leader looked to be struggling in the wet conditions. Out front OMG Its Jo began to be put under pressure from CRG Evo who was the fastest driver on track in the early stages. From P3 down to P7 were all running very close together and Veloce Surprize struggled through the Ascari chicane again on lap six which allowed those in the train to capitalise with CRL Rosberg and SnazzyEvening44 both passing the Williams on the way down to the Parabolica. OMG Its Jo ran wide into turn one on lap seven which allowed the McLaren of CRG Evo to get even closer than before and resulted in OMG Its Jo picking up a time penalty for exceeding track limits. The leaders continued to run in close succession while CRL Rosberg decided to pit and gamble on the slick tires opting for a set of the medium compound. As he emerged from the pits hew went into turn one and ended up touching the Haas of VSR Moorso which resulted in a spin.

The rest of the leading cars decided it was too early to pit for slicks and continued on with CRG Evo putting more and more pressure on OMG Its Jo attempting a move into turn one but the Ferrari driver did an excellent job of defending for a number of laps with the two cars battling and going side by side all around the track. More and more cars further down the order decided to pit for dry tires while those at the front also made the call to pit with the two leaders of OMG Its Jo and CRG Evo going side by side on the entrance to the pit lane. CRG Simon ad Veloce Surprize also pit at the end of lap thirteen with the McLaren’s double stacking which cost CRG Simon a lot of time. BfeherF1 became the first car to retire from the race.

As they emerged from the pits it remained with OMG Its Jo leading CRG Evo with the two immediately restarting their previous battle. CRG Simon ran deep into turn one which lost him time to championship rival Veloce Surprize while after the pit stops TSR_Bastek had moved up to eighth position. CRG Simon began to catch back up to Veloce Limitless having fallen behind in the pit stops and made the pass into turn one. Veloce Surprize then also followed by passing the Red Bull through the long turn three. The Renault of Jorc94 and The Amazement had a battle for tenth while TSR Bastek was also beginning to close in on Veloce Limitless. Langman17 became the second car to retire on lap sixteen.

On lap eighteen the McLaren of CRG Evo finally made the overtake on OMG Its Jo into the turn one chicane then a lap later the Ferrari had the lead back after returning the favour and passing through the turn one chicane yet again. CRG Evo continued the back and forth battle into the next lap retaking the lead again before holding on to it for a time. In the closing laps CRG Simon managed to catch SnazzyEvening44 and pass him to take third while TRL_Martin and championship leader had a great battle for fifth. The two at the front continued battling right to the last with OMG Its Jo retaking the lead on lap twenty-five but had a three-second penalty to be applied which meant that yet again penalties would prove to be a game changer in the ILR1 championship battle. 

In the end it was CRG Evo who took a fiercely contested victory with OMG Its Jo picking up second for Ferrari at their home Grand Prix while SnazzyEvening44 picked up the final podium position after CRG Simon had penalties applied.

Round 15 of the ILR1 Championship is the Singapore GP from the Marina Bay on the 25h 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: Italian GP (Round 14 of 21)
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
Layout: 5.793km (3.6 miles)
Weather: Dry (Sunny)

Pole Position: Dutch-TrickizzZ (Williams) – 1.18.825

Podium Finishers

1st – LMC_Will (Mercedes)

2nd – OnyxMer (Force India)

3rd – Abiodun20041224 (Toro Rosso)

Fastest Lap: TheGamerPaco – 1.21.630

In qualifying, it was Dutch-TrickizzZ who took pole position for Williams with the Mercedes of LMC_Will lining up in second while championship leader Abiodun20041224 started in third for Toro Rosso.

As the race got underway it was Dutch-TrickizzZ who retained the lead after a good start with LMC_Will running close into turn one. OnyxMer moved up into third ahead of Abiodun20041224 before challenging LMC_Will for second position. CSR_Olly and TheGamerPaco had an incident on the exit of the tight turn one sending them both into the gravel. Aside from that it was a mostly clean start. Throughout the opening lap there was some great battling for second between  Abiodun20041224, OnyxMer and Dutch-TrickizzZ while zR_MeRcEDes and ILR_Shadow were joining the battle for the podium positions.

ILR_Shadow made an overtake on zR_MeRcEDes into turn one to take fifth while LMC_Georgexx13 and the Toro Rosso of Wizelig were closing in on the battle for the podium. There was a spinning Ferrari on the way out of the turn one chicane which caused a further incident with cars attempting to avoid the car. This caused debutant AzR_Paco and CSR_Olly to end up in the wall with the Williams retiring while AzR_Paco had to pit. This also caused the virtual safety car to be deployed for a short period.

As the race got back underway zR_MeRcEDes, ILR Shadow and LMC_Georgexx13 continued to battle going three wide on the start/finish straight. A few corners later it all ended in tears for the trio as they ended up coming together resulting in the three all retiring having collided with the wall in sector one. This promoted Wizelig up a number of positions and also helped MrCosta96 who had made it up into the points having started down the order. A train developed behind the Red Bull all the way down to ninth. Abiodun20041224 and Dutch-TrickizzZ battled for third while OnyxMer and LMC_Will went back and forth in the battle for the lead.

Goody2k7 had an unfortunate spin which sent him down the order while TimVegGaming888 became the latest car to retire from the race. Maladictis and Silent Assassin were having a good fight for sixth.

The first of the pit stops came on lap seven with Abiodun20041224 pitting for a set of medium compound tires. The other leaders pit later at the end of lap ten which allowed Maladictis to take the lead having started on the soft compound rather than the super soft. LMC_Will and OnyxMer both emerged in front of the championship leader Abiodun20041224 while Dutch-TrickizzZ lost time to Abiodun20041224 who made good use of the undercut. MrCosta96 and Wizelig had a good scrap for fifth and tau_s78 made a nice overtake on Silent_Assasin50 for ninth.

Abiodun20041224 who had opted for the medium tires began to lose ground to those in front on the softs while LMC_Will caught and passed Maladictis who had very worn tires at this stage. Wizelig dropped down to eleventh after his pit stop. Dutch-TrickizzZ and MrCosta96 began battling for fifth  while OnyxMer closed in on Maladictis for second before the Renault driver pit.

In the closing laps the race remained relatively stable with LMC_Will maintaining a four-second gap out front with OnyxMer holding a similar gap back to Abiodun20041224. The main battle was between MrCosta96 and Dutch-TrickizzZ who went back and forth in the DRS zones before the Willaims of Dutch-TrickizzZ ended up in the wall after losing the car in the turn four chicane resulting in a retirement.

In the end then it was LMC_Will who took his second straight victory in ILR2 putting him well into the championship battle while OnyxMer was second picking up his first podium in ILR with championship leader Abiodun20041224 picking up the final podium position.      

Be sure to check out the full race highlights below with commentators Soupcooler and Owen Wyatt    

 Round 15 of the ILR2 Championship is the Singapore GP from the Marina Bay on the 27h 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: Italian GP (Round 14 of 21)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy
Layout: 5.793km (3.6 miles)
Weather: Dry (Sunny)

Pole Position: mightydylan3224 (Toro Rosso) – 1.19.341

Podium Finishers

1st – mightydylan3224 (Toro Rosso)

2nd – thebaconyum007 (Toro Rosso)

3rd – F1Maestro26 (Force India)

Fastest Lap: antivebeacon – 1.21.833

 

In qualifying, it was mightydylan3224 who took pole position for Toro Rosso with the Force India of F1Maestro26 lining up in second while Flying Roszey started in third for Williams.

As the race got underway mightydylan3224 got a good start and managed to retain the lead on the run down to turn one while VSR Kushmania made a good start moving up into second on the exit of the tight chicane. F1 Maestro26 fell back to fourth while after an incident at turn one Bwumsen in the Ferrari and WOR BLAZER GUNZ both fell down the order. FLYING ROSZEEY and F1Maestro26 immediately battled on lap one for third with the McLaren of Dazfell not far behind. Dazfell and FLYING ROSZEEY touched going into the Parabolica sending them both out wide which allowed Midzy15 and SHZ OverkillZ through up into P4 and P5 while F1Maestro reclaimed third.

F1Maestro26 began battling with the Sauber of VSR Kushmania for second with the Force India following closely behind for a number of laps before VSR Kushmania lost the car on the exit of the Ascari chicane which allowed F1Maestro26 through along with FLYING ROSZEEY just staying ahead of the McLaren of Midzy15. Thebaconyum007 moved up to P6 having started down the order. WOR BLAZER GUNZ was the first car to retire on lap five.  FLYING ROSZEEY and VSR Kushmania battled in sector three before the Sauber managed make the overtake on the run down to turn one.

Out front the mightydylan3224 managed to build a gap back to F1Maestro26 in second with the battle for third giving them a chance to get ahead. VSR Kushmania pit at the end of lap eight with the Sauber emerging from the pits on soft compound tires while his rivals for third stayed out longer. Meanwhile Tomos12345 and AOR Pelzeri became the latest cars to retire from the race.

 

Midzy15 and SHZ OverkillZ were next to pit both opting for the medium tires and both emerging behind the Sauber of VSR Kushmania. F1 Maestro26 pit a lap later from second and rejoined just in front of VSR Kushmania in third. The battle for what was a net second began immediately with VSR Kushmania passing the Force India into turn one. Mightydylan3224 pit  and came out in front of VSR Kushmania and F1Maestro26. Thebaconyum007 and ChrisMaccaJones were in first and second for a time on the alternate strategy. SHZ OverkillZ became the latest car to retire from the race on lap fourteen which resulted in the safety car making a rare appearance.

ChrisMaccaJones was the one to capitalise on this as thebaconyum007 had already passed the pit entry when the safety car was declared. The Ferrari driver opted for the soft tires emerging from the pits behind the McLaren of Midzy15. VSR Kushmania also made a second pit stop for another set of softs while many further down the order decided to roll the dice and stop for new sets of tires. TheBaconyum007 then pit and emerged from the pits in third making good use of the safety car period.

As the safety car returned to the pits and the race got back underway the two Toro Rosso’s of thebaconyum007 and mightydylan3224 fought with the Force India of F1Maestro26 going three wide on the run down to turn one. Thebaconyum007 managed to take the lead in turn one with F1Maestro26 in second pushing mightydylan3224 down to third. Further down FLYING ROSZEEY ended up on the grass on the exit at turn one sending him to the back of the field, mightydylan3224 and F1Maestro26 began to battle and the Toro Rosso managed to make the move in sector two. VSR Kushmania then challenged F1Maestro26 for third allowing the two Toro Rosso’s to break away.

The two Toro Rosso’s then began to battle for the lead with mightydylan3224 making use of his soft tires to retake the lead into turn one on lap nineteen. ChrisMaccaJones and VSR Kushmania then retired from the race while F1Maestro26 moved back up into third with Bwumsen moving up into fourth position. In the closing laps the battle for the lead continued between the two Toro Rosso’s with them going back and forth into the final lap while Bwumsen managed to pass F1Maestro26 for third and FLYING ROSZEEY managed to pass the Force India for fourth before the three had a great scrap for the final podium position. Midzy15 was running close behind LE Revolution for seventh.    

In the end it was mightydylan3224 who took a hard fought victory with thebaconyum007 in second after picking up a time penalty making it a Toro Rosso 1-2 at their home Grand Prix while F1Maestro26 finished in third.

Round 15 of the ILR2 Championship is the Singapore GP from the Marina Bay on the 25h of January 2019 at 7.30pm UK time. Be sure to tune in on the ILR Twitch Channel to catch all the live action                                                   

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