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Naio90

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INTERNATIONAL RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
Season 1997




Participating teams

Nation

Team Name

Team Principal

Antarctica Motor Racing

Alex Ribeiro

Pampa Energia F1

Gaston Mazzacane

Nexus F1

Shaun Williams

Mercedes-AMG F1

Kaspar Martell

Team Gunston

John Love

Golden Dragon Racing

Da Fen Yu

Garuda F1

King Rama IX

Team Norway Racing

Atle Gulbrandsen



Team overviews

ANTARCTICA MOTOR RACING

Team Nation: Brazil
Team Colors: Green, White and Red
Team Sponsors: Guarana Antarctica, Embraer, Petrobras
Manager Name: Alex Ribeiro

A97

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello

  

Felipe da Costa Nascimento

  



PAMPA ENERGIA F1

Team Nation: Argentina
Team Colors: Light Blue - White
Team Sponsors: Pampa Energia - RusAr - YPF
Manager Name: Gaston Mazzacane

PE1997

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Esteban Tuero

  

Marcos Siebert

  



NEXUS F1

Team Nation: [ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ]
Team Colors: [ Red / White / Blue ]
Team Sponsors: [ Nexus Group ]
Manager Name: [ Shaun Williams ]

Nexus

 

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Available development points: 0



Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Jason Brown

  

Alex Fox

  



Mercedes-AMG F1

Team Nation: [ Germany ]
Team Colors: [ Silver, Black, White ]
Team Sponsors: [ Siemens AG, BOSCH, Continental AG ]
Manager Name: [ Kaspar Martell ]

MB-AMG-880

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Morgen Luxemburg

  

Odo Roth

  



TEAM GUNSTON

Team Nation: South Africa
Team Colors: Orange, Blue, White
Team Sponsors: South African Airways, Sasol Limited, Eskom
Manager Name: John Love

Springbok 1-2

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Jody Scheckter

  

Guy Tunmer

  



GOLDEN DRAGON RACING

Team Nation: China
Team Colors: Red/Gold
Team Sponsors: Air China, COSCO, Xinhua News Agency
Manager Name: Da Fen Yu

GDR01

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Hui Lin

  

Xue Wen

  



GARUDA F1

Team Nation: Rattanakosin Kingdom
Team Colors: Pinkish-Red and White
Team Sponsors: Chaiseri, Thairung, Thai Aviation Industries.
Manager Name: His Majesty, King Rama IX

Rama Engine 1

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn

  

Sinee Chalor

  



Team Norway Racing

Team Nation: Norway
Team Colors: Red, Blue, White
Team Sponsors: Scandinavian Airlines, Equinor
Manager Name: Atle Gulbrandsen

Norsk

 

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Available development points: 0



Drivers:

Name

Race wins / Podiums

DNF

Driver skill points

Harald Huysman

  

Ayla Ågren

  

 
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1997 Race Calendar & Schedule



RACE EVENT CALENDER

Event

Location

Circuit

Date

South African Grand Prix

Midrand, Transvaal, South Africa

Kyalami Grand Prix Cricuit

May 1997 (18-10)

Rattanakosin Grand Prix

Pattaya, Rattanakosin Kingdom

Bira Circuit

June 1997 (25-10)

German Grand Prix

Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Nürburgring

July 1997 (1-11)

Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai, P.R. China

Shanghai International Circuit

August 1997 (8-11)

Macau Grand Prix

Macau, P.R. China

Guia Circuit

September 1997 (15-11)

Argentine Grand Prix

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Autodromo Nacional

October 1997 (22-11)

South American Grand Prix

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet

November (29-11)

Brazilian Grand Prix

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Autódromo José Carlos Pace

December1997 (06-12)




RACE TRACK GUIDE

SOUTH AFRICAN GP
Track Name: Kyalami Grand Prix Cricuit
Track Location: Midrand, Transvaal, South Africa
Track Prize: $100,000,000.00

■ Track Lenght 4.261km
■ Laps 72 laps, 306.792 km
■ Type Race Track
■ Curves 13
■ Straights 5


RATTANAKOSIN GP
Track Name: Bira Circuit
Track Location: Pattaya, Rattanakosin Kingdom
Track Prize (optional): 112,000,000.00$

■ Track Lenght 3km
■ Laps 70
■ Type Race track
■ Curves 11
■ Straights 7

GERMAN GP
Track Name: Nürburgring
Track Location: Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Track Prize: $100,000,000.00

■ Track Lenght 4.556 km (2.831 mi)
■ Laps 66 Laps, 300.696 km (186.852 mi)
■ Type Race Track
■ Curves 12
■ Straights 7

CHINESE GP
Track Name: Shanghai International Circuit
Track Location: Shanghai
Track Prize: 75,000,000.00

■ Track Lenght 5.541 km
■ Laps 42
■ Type Race Track
■ Turns 16
■ Straights 5

MACAU GP
Track Name: Guia Circuit
Track Location: Macau
Track Prize: 75,000,000.00

■ Track Lenght 6.2 km
■ Laps 37
■ Type Street Circuit
■ Turns 19
■ Straights 6

ARGENTINE GP
Track Name: Autodromo Nacional
Track Location: Mar del Plata
Track Prize: $100,000,000.00 (for the constructors winner)

■ Track Lenght [ 6.603 km]
■ Laps [ 55 ]
■ Type [ Race track ]
■ Curves [ 15 ]
■ Straights [ 12 ]


SOUTH AMERICAN GP
Track Name: Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Track Location: Rio de Janeiro
Track Prize:

■ Track Lenght [ 5.041km]
■ Laps [ 55 ]
■ Type [ Race track ]
■ Curves [ 9 ]
■ Straights [ 11 ]

BRAZILIAN GP
Track Name: Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Track Location: São Paulo, Brazil

■ Track Lenght 4.309km
■ Laps 72
■ Type Race Track
■ Curves 15
■ Straights 11

 
 


➤ Calender closes 3 OOC days before first event
 
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1997 SEASON STANDINGS


Drivers Poin distribution:

Final race position

Points awarded

P1

10

P2

8

P3

6

P4

5

P5

4

P6

3

P7

2

P8

1



Constructors points: Driver 1 + Driver 2

Constructors Championship prizes (Final season results):

Champion: $1,250,000,000.00
Runner up: $500,000,000.00



Driver's Championship
 

Driver

Constructor

Points

Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello

Antarctica Motor Racing

0

Felipe da Costa Nascimento

Antarctica Motor Racing

0

Esteban Tuero

Pampa Energia F1

0

Marcos Siebert

Pampa Energia F1

0

Jason Brown

Nexus F1

0

Alex Fox

Nexus F1

0

Morgen Luxemburg

Mercedes-AMG F1

0

Odo Roth

Mercedes-AMG F1

0

Jody Scheckter

Team Gunston

0

Guy Tunmer

Team Gunston

0

Hui Lin

Golden Dragon Racing

0

Xue Wen

Golden Dragon Racing

0

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn

Garuda F1

0

Sinee Chalor

Garuda F1

0

Harald Huysman

Team Norway Racing

0

Ayla Ågren

Team Norway Racing

0



Constructor's Championship
 

Constructor

Points

Antarctica Motor Racing

0

Pampa Energia F1

0

Nexus F1

0

Mercedes-AMG F1

0

Team Gunston

0

Golden Dragon Racing

0

Garuda F1

0

Team Norway Racing

0

 
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JakeDorent Alex Jamie Vaka Owen Dutchy

The South African Grand Prix has been confirmed as the first event of the season. It will be held mid may 1997 (next sunday OOC). The South African organization team is able to conduct any type of promotional activity or RP. Good roleplay might be awarded with additional driver skill and car development points, for both organization and participants.
 

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Team Mercedes-AMG F1 would arrive at Kyalami a few days before racing began. Team Manager Kaspar Martell was coming into his first season as manager and wanted to get a head start on things. They had decided a few weeks ago to go with their star new driver Morgen Luxemburg for the South African Grand Prix. She had proven herself in the rigorous testing that they had done over the winter. This testing was done not only to help get the driver ready, but more so to get the car ready.

Tires was the main thing on his mind. They had issues with endurance during testing. They had amazing grip in the corners but not so much as to slow the car down on the straights. But the brakes were hard on them and they didn't last as long as he would like. Morgen didn't mind though. She trusted the car even if she was maybe a little too hard on its shoes. Her first couple of laps around Kyalami felt great. She was slightly irritated with herself coming into the corner known as the "Clubhouse". The turn is deceptive on the camber and she was breaking too late. She would need study this corner in greater detail before race day.

With practice over, Kaspar Martell called together a team meeting to go over the data they had accumulated through the day. They had decided on a more aggressive pit strategy in order to account for the tires. There might have been an issue with hub bearing on the right rear of the car. He ordered it to be replaced by the pit crew just in case. He wanted no surprises this close to the start. With everything accounted for they had early dinner and headed back to the hotel. Morgen Luxemburg was nervous about what surprises the race might have in store for her but she was eager to prove herself and earn a spot on that podium.
 

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Antarctica Motor Racing would arrive in South Africa on Monday to prepare their paddock for the Race Weekend, The Team Manager, Alex Ribeiro, focused on building a stable and positive work environment with his team and drivers.

Firstly, the two drivers would walk through the race track with their engineers, deciding the best strategy to take and the best line to take into the turns, sharing some laughs and chuckles along the way.

In Friday practice, the car's engine would come alive, once properly fitted, the two cars would leave the paddocks, revealing the Green, White and Red livery to those in the crowd.

The drivers initially took the track slowly, throughout the day, their speed quickened and quickened, the car felt fairly balanced and on a good pace, by the end of the practice sessions, the drivers would return to the Paddock, looking over the data acquired over the 3 practice sessions, with Friday practice over, the pit crew would continue to train with the car like they had been doing back in the car's factory before the start of the season.
 

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GRAND PRIX OF SOUTH AFRICA
MAY 15th 1997



Local race time: 15:10:00
Current weather: Partly clouded
Temperature: 27°
Track Temperature: 36°



TRACK INFORMATION

Track Name: Kyalami Grand Prix Cricuit
Track Location: Midrand, Transvaal, South Africa
Track Prize: $100,000,000.00

■ Track Lenght 4.261km
■ Laps 72 laps, 306.792 km
■ Type Race Track
■ Curves 13
■ Straights 5



AFRICAN FACE-OFF WITH ROYAL OUTCOME

Transvaal - South Africa. The first race of the season could not have been more thrilling. Expectations where high at a dry sunday afternoon in beautiful South Africa, with all eyes focused on the season favorite Mercedes-AMG F1 and its young star driver Morgen Luxemburg, but many fans and experts where also excited to see how the local heroes Judy Scheckter and Guy Tunmer in their Team Gunston's Springboks 1 and 2. However, after 72 intense laps, the final results showed a very different panorama and promises a season full of upsets and cinderella stories.

Against the odds (and the betting houses), and out of most peoples plans, the winner of the 1997 South African Grand Prix was Garuda F1's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, who will be cashing the race prize of 100M. Starting from the midfield, and with no major expectations and pressure on him, the rattanasakosin driver mastered the thigh corners of the Kyalami Circuit to beat the british runner-up Alex Fox in his Nexus by a short margin of 7.9 seconds. Fox at the same time secured P2 in the race by beating favorite Morgen Luxemburg (Mercedes-AMG F1) by 6.6 seconds and relegating him to P3.

Further back, and missing the podium, Felipe da Costa Nascimento had an uneventful race, being oupacedby the race leaders with a gap to P3 of over 15 seconds, but also remaining out of reach of any potential rival trying to overtake, with Tuero's Pampa Energia, Hiu Lin's Golden Dragon and the other Nexus (Jason Brown) crossing the checkered flag in that order with a difference of 2.5 seconds between each other, after a hard fought battle.

Finally, Team Norway Racing managed to secure its first point of the season by finishing 8th with Harald Huysman, barely 0.8 seconds in front of Jody Schekter. With both Springboks out of the points, spirits might be low at Team Gunston, considering this was their home race. On the other hand, this race will yield a lot of data to work in the cars, and we can expect an improved performance next week at the Rattanakosin GP.

The only two cars that were unable to finish the race were Ayla Agren's (power unit problems) Norse and Barichello's A97 (braking failure).

This first race left us a very even panorama, with only one team (Nexus F1) managing to get both of its drivers into the points. We will see you next week for the first ever IRC Formula One Eevent in the Rattanakosin Kingdom, at the Bira Circuit, where unexpected championship leader Vajiralongkorn will try to confirm this first race wasn't just luck, and give his fans at his home race something to cheer for.




FINAL RESULTS
SOUTH AFRICAN GP 1997 (1/8)



Position

Driver

Team

Total Time

Points

1

Crown Prince VAJIRALONGKORN

Garuda F1

2:04:27.204

+10

2

Alex FOX

Nexus F1

2:04:35.183

+8

3

Morgen LUXEMBURG

Mercedes-AMG F1

2:04:41.651

+6

4

Felipe DA COSTA NASCIMENTO

Antarctica Motor Racing

2:04:57.813

+5

5

Esteban TUERO

Pampa Energia F1

2:05:12.831

+4

6

Hui LIN

Golden Dragon Racing

2:05:12.831

+3

7

Jason BROWN

Nexus F1

2:05:17.988

+2

8

Harald HUYSMAN

Team Norway Racing

2:05:20.987

+1

9

Jody SCHEKTER

Team Gunston

2:05:21.720

 

10

Sineee CHALOR

Garuda F1

2:05:21.854

 

11

Guy TUNMER

Team Gunston

2:05:29.561

 

12

Odo ROTH

Mercedes-AMG F1

2:05:41.295

 

13

Marcos SIEBERT

Pampa Energia F1

2:05:48.308

 

14

Xue WEN

Golden Dragon Racing

2:05:51.030

 

Rubens Goncalves BARICHELLO

Antarctica Motor Racing

DNF lap 62

 

Ayla AGREN

Team Norway Racing

DNF lap 57

 




DRIVERS CHAMPIOSHIP (1/8)



Position

Driver

Team

Points

1

Crown Prince VAJIRALONGKORN

Garuda F1

10

2

Alex FOX

Nexus F1

8

3

Morgen LUXEMBURG

Mercedes-AMG F1

6

4

Felipe DA COSTA NASCIMENTO

Antarctica Motor Racing

5

5

Esteban TUERO

Pampa Energia F1

4

6

Hui LIN

Golden Dragon Racing

3

7

Jason BROWN

Nexus F1

2

8

Harald HUYSMAN

Team Norway Racing

1

9

Jody SCHEKTER

Team Gunston

0

10

Sineee CHALOR

Garuda F1

0

11

Guy TUNMER

Team Gunston

0

12

Odo ROTH

Mercedes-AMG F1

0

13

Marcos SIEBERT

Pampa Energia F1

0

14

Xue WEN

Golden Dragon Racing

0

15

Rubens Goncalves BARICHELLO

Antarctica Motor Racing

0

16

Ayla AGREN

Team Norway Racing

0




CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIOSHIP (1/8)



Position

Team

Points

1

Garuda F1

10

2

Nexus F1

10

3

Mercedes-AMG F1

6

4

Antarctica Motor Racing

5

5

Pampa Energia F1

4

6

Golden Dragon Racing

3

7

Team Norway Racing

1

8

Team Gunston

0




ROLEPLAY RESULTS AFTER RACE 1/8:
Distribution of skill points per driver. These will be used for upcoming races.

Driver

Skill points

VAJIRALONGKORN

+ 5

FOX

+ 3

LUXEMBURG

+ 3

DA COSTA NASCIMENTO

+ 3

TUERO

+ 3

LIN

+ 3

BROWN

+ 3

HUYSMAN

+ 3

SCHEKTER

+ 3

CHALOR

+ 3

TUNMER

+ 3

ROTH

+ 3

SIEBERT

+ 3

WEN

+ 3

BARICHELLO

+ 3

AGREN

+ 4



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At the grand prix, the South African authorities would welcome the cars and drivers arriving into AFB Waterkloof which was nearby to the track and had the facilities for large cargo aircraft. South African Police would escort cars and drivers to the track, the security risk was rated as HIGH due to terrorist attacks or civil unrest. While the grand prix was happening, protests would begin forming nearby in Barbeque Downs/Plooysville. Reservists from the South African Police and regular officers would be deployed, they would be armed and willing and would be in Casspir IMVs. Most of the protesters were blacks who made their way from nearby townships such as Soweto and from the nearby Bantustans of Bophuthatswana and KwaNdebele. The police would have absolutely no restraint, as was the style of the Apartheid regime. They would be armed with shotguns. They would have no restraints when protestors throw rocks and molotov cocktails at them. Police commanders would yell over the microphones; "GAAN TERUG NA JOU FOKKEN HUISE" (Go back to your fucking homes). MBB Bo 105s would be deployed from AFB Swartkop and would conduct aerial reconnaissance over the track and the nearby protests.


The African National Congress based out of Zimbabwe, with their leader Thabo Mbeki would demand that the international community boycott the South African Grand Prix due to the Apartheid policies and police brutality.
 

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The race was a rollercoaster for the Brazilian team.

Both cars were running in the top 10, however, by the final half of the race, Barrichello would run into brake failures while in the exit of turn 7, having to retire from the race in a disappointing finish to his Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Antarctica's 2nd Driver, Felipe, would push his A97 to its limits to report a Top 5 finish.

"
Alright Felipe, P4, P4, Good job Buddy."

"
Woohoo! Congratulations everyone on the top 5, I'm sorry about what happened to Rubens but let's build on this great first result!"

With the Grand Prix over, the team would begin to pack up their things for the next round of the Championship, meanwhile, the lessons learned in this Grand Prix would help the team continue developing and working on the car.
 

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Grand Prix of the Rattanakosin Kingdom



Event Schedule

Friday 01/06

Free Practice Session & Press Events

Saturday 02/06

Qualification Session

Sunday 03/06

Race

 

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"I lifted." She said to herself. Morgen Luxemburg sat down in an old oil stained chair in the back of the Mercedes F1 Garage looking at a hazy computer monitor. The smell of gasoline and burnt rubber hung thick in the air. She had been here, going over the in-car race information since the race ended. She closely examined each detail looking for every mistake she made. "If you stare at that thing for too long you'll go blind ya know!" joked Odo Roth. He had walked into the garage looking for his young team mate and he could see she was taking a third place finish way harder than she should. "I lifted on the last lap on The Crocodiles." she exclaimed clearly frustrated with herself. "You finished third in your first F1 race Morgen. You should be proud!" Odo explained. Clearly irritated Morgen waived him off and start to check the pit times again. There must be a way to shave off a few more seconds on the first few stops, she thought. Odo sighed and slowly walked over to the computer terminal and switched off the monitor. "Hey! I gotta recheck those tire pressures on lap 40 we could have gotten more out of that set!" she shouted. "Morgen you will get em next time kid. But come now, you need to enjoy your third place with the team. They are having a big party outside!" Odo said trying to get his teammate to stop obsessing over every detail of the previous race. Morgan stopped for a second and realized she might be being a bit ridiculous. She was still wearing her racing gear from earlier. She hadn't eaten since this morning. She was exhausted. "Your right Odo." she sighed. She stood up, pushed the old chair in and began walked outside with Odo. As she flicked off the light she thought. I'll be back first thing in the morning.
 

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Grand Prix of the Rattanakosin Kingdom

Qualification



POS #

▍DRIVER

FASTEST LAP Q1

GAP TO LEADER Q1

FASTEST LAP Q2

GAP TO LEADER Q2

1

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn

00:01:06.538

00:00:00.158

00:01:05.195

00:00:00.000

2

Alex Fox

00:01:06.384

00:00:00.004

00:01:05.366

00:00:00.172

3

Jason Brown

00:01:06.830

00:00:00.450

00:01:05.510

00:00:00.315

4

Xue Wen

00:01:06.594

00:00:00.214

00:01:05.630

00:00:00.435

5

Marcos Siebert

00:01:06.380

00:00:00.000

00:01:05.711

00:00:00.517

6

Odo Roth

00:01:06.643

00:00:00.262

00:01:05.749

00:00:00.555

7

Felipe da Costa Nascimento

00:01:06.657

00:00:00.277

00:01:05.774

00:00:00.579

8

Guy Tunmer

00:01:06.794

00:00:00.414

00:01:05.972

00:00:00.778

9

Sinee Chalor

00:01:06.890

00:00:00.510

00:01:05.980

00:00:00.786

10

Morgen Luxemburg

00:01:06.871

00:00:00.491

00:01:07.540

00:00:02.345

11

Jody Scheckter

00:01:07.151

00:00:00.771

  

12

Esteban Tuero

00:01:07.289

00:00:00.909

  

13

Rubens Goncalves Barrichello

00:01:07.354

00:00:00.974

  

14

Hui Lin

00:01:07.483

00:00:01.102

  

15

Ayla Agren

00:01:07.577

00:00:01.197

  

16

Harald Huysman

00:01:08.039

00:00:01.659

  

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FREE PRACTICE.

The Antarctica Motor Racing would arrive in the Rattanakosin Kingdom in the start of the week to set up the team's paddock, with Friday's Free Practice rolling around, the team would release both cars in small periods, to make adjustments and changes to it's set up to fit the Drivers as well as collect data to assist with the car's development.

Both drivers were optimistic about the weekend, with Felipe's high points finish, and the team managing to find the issue that caused Barrichello's crash, the team believed a points finish for both cars was possible.



QUALIFYING.

A frustrated Rubens Barrichello would enter the pits with his car, his frustration could be heard on the Radio.

"
Ugh, *BEEEEEEEP*, Sorry guys...I ran wide."

"
It's okay Rubens, let's just prepare for the big race tomorrow."

Rubens would leave his car, shaking his head as he took off his helmet, staring at his car in frustration...He knew he was better than this, a DNF in the previous race and being eliminated in Q1 and barely being inside a second of the leader, he'd go over the data of the qualification with his race engineer before watching Q2 with the rest of the crew.

Felipe would manage to pull through and be quite close to the leader during the Q1, although some of his pace was lost during Q2, ending up half a second behind them, P7, being close to the front of the pack, Felipe hoped to capitalize on this position to overtake cars in the beginning phases of the race.

He'd pull into the Garage with Qualification over for the day, the crew would make its final check-ups of the car for the race tomorrow...hoping to score a good result.
 

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GRAND PRIX OF THE RATTANAKOSIN KINGDOM
JUNE 1ST 1997



Local race time: 15:10:00
Current weather: Light rain
Temperature: 29°
Track Temperature: 42°



TRACK INFORMATION

Track Name: Bira Circuit
Track Location: Pattaya, Rattanakosin Kingdom
Track Prize: 112,000,000.00$

■ Track Lenght 3km
■ Laps 70
■ Type Race track
■ Curves 11
■ Straights 7



COLD REIGN IN THE TROPICS

fter a qualification where local favorite, royal and Grand Prix winner last week in South Africa, everything was set for another rattanakosin stained day at the Bira Circuit, and a cause for celebration for the thousands of fans that gathered around the long straits of the race track located in the Pattaya region. The humid and tropical weather however decided to show up by providing a light but steady curtain of rain throughout the second half of the race, something that was expected by the Teams meteorologists, but was impossible to determine before hand in which lap the drops would hit the asphalt, giving chance for speculations and sudden changes of strategies and tyres.

Vajiralongkorn started the race in the lead, followed by the two Nexus, which did surprisingly well this weekend, adapting perfectly to the tropical conditions of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. The first quarter of the race happened with no major changes in positions, with Hui Lin's Golden Dragon ending up against the security fences after trying to overtake Barichello in a audacious maneuver at the entrance of turn 11, resulting in the chinese having to abandon the race. Lin's attempt seemed however to have an positive effect on the Brazilian's driving, who decided to go full in and improved his pace considerably, just as his team mate Da Costa Nascimento, resulting in both gaining 2 and 3 positions respectively in since race start.

Lap 19 marked the next DNF of the race, when german youngster went wide in turn 4 in an attempt to close the gap to Guy Tunmer and had a bumpy ride over the gravel, damaging the left side of his front wing, which unfortunately broke off 400 meters later, got stuck under the left front tire causing a puncture and damage to the suspension. Luxemburg managed to get the damaged Mercedes into the pits but after a close inspection his engineers decided to turn off the engine since the damage was too big to continue.

Guy Tunmer suffered a similar fate only 4 laps later when he had to leave the track to park his car outside of the race boundaries after a power unit failure (most probably an overheating issue, considering the smoke that triggered the stewards to intervene with fire extinguishers). This provoked a safety car that immediately led the teams to call their drivers in to the pits to take advantage of the situation.

With the safety car back in, the race resumed with the Crown Prince still in the lead, followed by Jason Brown - after having overtaken team mate Fox - and Fox himself on P3. Meanwhile Odo Roth and da Costa Nascimento started a battle for P4 that would last for about 6 laps, when the brazilian used his cars superior acceleration to overtake the german on the starting strait, and going now for the british. Further back, Barichello also gained positions by surpassing Jody Scheckter and the two argentine Pampa's who were clearly struggling to find their pace today.

Finally, in lap 44 rain started to fall. In an attempt to gain advantage, Marcos Siebert and Esteban Tuero remained on the track with their medium tires, while the rest of the pack entered pits to change for wet in order to finish the race. This proved to be a mistake, since the light blue cars turned out to be very difficult to control and in a matter of few minutes both Siebert and Tuero were being driven back to the pits in a golf cart, tying up a catastrophic day for the south american team.

In this difficult conditions, lap 50 can be marked as the game changing moment. Jason Brown, P2 at that moment, accelerated to lap the norwegian Huysman, who failed to give enough space bumping his front left tire against the right side of the Nexus when the british was closing into the apex with his car 1 meter ahead of the norwegian. Although it was the norge's fault, nothing could be done for Brown, who had to give up on his podium chances and abandon the race. The team radio managed to capture the british "remarks" towards the Team Norway racer (calling him an "wanker").

The race contnue under this conditions, with the brazilians having a spectacular pace, with da Costa Nascimento overtaking Vajiralongkorn and Alex Fox, who remained loyal to their initial strategy and resulted in both of them being outrun by the brazilians, the other rattanakosin, Sinee Chalor and Odo Roth (who managed to finish a very solid and consiste race).

The last 5 laps were marked by a head to head battle between Nascimento and Chalor, who swapped position 2 times, before under the heat of the fight Chalor locked up his right tires and lost valuable seconds, giving the brazilianhis first Grand Prix victory. Further back Odo Roth maintained his position in front of the other brazilian to close the podium, also winning in his efforts the extra point for fastest lap. The crown prince and Fox, winner and runner up last week, remained together in P5 and P6, gaining some decent points to remain among the championshipfront runners.

In P7, and runner up on the driver of the day vote, Ayla Agren managed to gain 8 positions (starting the race 15th) to add points to the norwegian team's tally. In P9, the chinese Xue Wen prevented Schekter's Springbok from gaining the first points for Team Gunston, giving at least something to show for Golden Dragon Racing this rainy day.

With the championship heating up, we hope to see you next weekend for the German Grand Prix, the Nürburgring classic, where Luxemburg and Roth will fight to see who is the N° 1 driver in Mercedes.



FINAL RESULTS
RATTANAKSIN KINGDOM GP 1997 (2/8)



POS

▍DRV Name

Team

Time

Pts

Fastest Lap

1​

COS Felipe da Costa Nascimento

Antarctica Motor Racing

02:06:39.884

10

 

2

CHA Sinee Chalor

Garuda F1

00:00:04.937

8

 

3

ROT Odo Roth

Mercedes-AMG F1

00:00:23.555

6

 

4

BAR Rubens Goncalves Barrichello

Antarctica Motor Racing

00:00:26.400

5+1

1:08.250

5

VAJ Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn

Garuda F1

00:00:33.823

4

 

6

FOX Alex Fox

Nexus F1

00:00:42.750

3

 

7

AGR Ayla Agren

Team Norway Racing

Laps Down: 1

2

 

8

WEN Xue Wen

Golden Dragon Racing

Laps Down: 2

1

 

9

SCH Jody Scheckter

Team Gunston

Laps Down: 2

  

-

TUE Esteban Tuero

Pampa Energia F1

Ret. lap 48

  

-

TUN Guy Tunmer

Team Gunston

Ret. lap 22

  

-

HUY Harald Huysman

Team Norway Racing

Ret. lap 50

  

-

LIN Hui Lin

Golden Dragon Racing

Ret. lap 12

  

-

BRO Jason Brown

Nexus F1

Ret. lap 50

  

-

SIE Marcos Siebert

Pampa Energia F1

Ret. lap 45

  

-

LUX Morgen Luxemburg

Mercedes-AMG F1

Ret. lap 19

  


DRIVERS CHAMPIOSHIP (2/8)



Position

Driver

Team

Points

1

Felipe DA COSTA NASCIMENTO

Antarctica Motor Racing

15

2

Crown Prince VAJIRALONGKORN

Garuda F1

14

3

Alex FOX

Nexus F1

11

4

Sinee CHALOR

Garuda F1

8

5

Morgen LUXEMBURG

Mercedes-AMG F1

6

6

Odo ROTH

Mercedes-AMG F1

6

7

Rubens Goncalves BARICHELLO

Antarctica Motor Racing

6

8

Esteban TUERO

Pampa Energia F1

4

9

Hui LIN

Golden Dragon Racing

3

10

Jason BROWN

Nexus F1

2

11

Ayla AGREN

Team Norway Racing

2

12

Harald HUYSMAN

Team Norway Racing

1

13

Xue WEN

Golden Dragon Racing

1

14

Jody SCHEKTER

Team Gunston

0

15

Guy TUNMER

Team Gunston

0

16

Marcos SIEBERT

Pampa Energia F1

0



CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIOSHIP (2/8)



Position

Team

Points

1

Garuda F1

22

2

Antarctica Motor Racing

21

3

Nexus F1

13

4

Mercedes-AMG F1

12

5

Pampa Energia F1

4

6

Golden Dragon Racing

4

7

Team Norway Racing

3

8

Team Gunston

0






ROLEPLAY RESULTS AFTER RACE 2/8:
Distribution of skill points per driver. These will be automatically used for upcoming races.

Driver

Skill points

DA COSTA NASCIMENTO

+ 5

FOX

+ 3

LUXEMBURG

+ 3

VAJIRALONGKORN

+ 3

TUERO

+ 3

AGREN

+ 3

BROWN

+ 3

HUYSMAN

+ 3

SCHEKTER

+ 3

CHALOR

+ 3

TUNMER

+ 3

ROTH

+ 3

SIEBERT

+ 3

WEN

+ 3

BARICHELLO

+ 3

LIN

+ 4




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GLOBO TV BROADCAST.

(OOC: Narration in Portuguese for immersion purposes)
TV Globo is the Brazilian Broadcasting channel responsible for Broadcasting the IRC to Brazil, Galvão Bueno was the announcer for the race, Narrating the race and it's occurrences, the final few laps were dramatic and anxiety-filled to the Brazilians at home, who watched as the duo came closer and closer to the finish.

"
Felipe persegue Chalor! Ele tem sede de pódio! faltando 4 Voltas para o Final, Ele que foi ultrapassado pelo carro da Garuda trés voltas atras! Felipe ta fazendo de tudo para conseguir alcançar o Tailandês! Eles saem da curva 6 e estão indo em direção a primeira chicane! Felipe se aproxima e encosta!

Felipe coloca pressão sobre o piloto da Garuda! Ele mergulha para a Direita na Chicane-CHALOR TRAVA O PNEU! FELIPE MERGULHA NA CHICANE! OS DOIS ESTÃO LADO A LADO! FELIPE PASSA CHALOR E RECUPERA A LIDERANÇA DO GRANDE PREMIO DO RATTANAKSIN! O BRASIL VAI A LOUCURA!!!
"

With Felipe extending his lead over the Garuda, the white flag would be waved across the start-finish straight.

"
Felipe passa a pista e começa a ultima volta do Grande Prémio! Ele contorna as primeiras 6 curvas com atenção chegando na metade da ultima volta! Vai com tudo Felipe! O Brasil ta com você! O Brasil vibra com você! Ele levanta o punho! Soca o ar! Ele passa pelas chicanes lentamente e com cautela! Os membros da equipe Antarctica Motor Racing, pouco a pouco, começam a se posisionar para saudar o seu piloto que esta prestes a conquistar sua primeira vitoria! Felipe Passa pelas ultimas curvas! Finalmente! Apôs 3 Anos de espera! vamos ouvir o tema da Vitória!

AI VEM FELIPE! É O FINAL DA PROVA! FELIPE NASCIMENTO NA PONTA DOS DEDOS! FELIPE! FELIPE! FELIPE NASCIMENTO DO BRASIL!!!!!
"


Galvão cheered as the Brazilian crossed the line as many Brazilians did at home, it had been 4 years since a Brazilian won in the IRC, making this victory even more special.





RACE

The Brazilians raced hard, showing great pace at the very start of the race, with both drivers moving up the pack heading into turn 1

The Rest of the race was just as special, with Nascimento moving into P4 after a long battle with Odo Roth ended in a spectacular drag race that ended with the German giving into the Brazilian, who overtook the Mercedes MB-AMG-880. Barrichello would not go silently, overtaking 3 Cars on his way to the Top 5.

With the race continuing, the Antarctic Motor Racing Team would go for a double pitstop to fit in Wet tires, seeing the conditions only worsening, it would be useless to put Intermediates, the duo would show a formidable pace, Barrichello posting the fastest lap of the entire day and passing another duo of cars!

Felipe however, would give Brazil an unforgettable Race, beating Chalor by 6 seconds and getting the race win, he'd take a Brazilian Imperial flag and wave it as he made one final slow lap across the track with the flag fluttering on the air!

Rubens would be unable to get a podium finish, but would still be in a satisfiable P4, his best finish so far.

The Team Radios, however, were the best part.

"
Alright Rubens, P4! Good job man, fantastic drive."

"
Woo! Good job to the entire Team, and Felipe for the Race win!"

Barrichello would stop his car on the designated spot.

Meanwhile...

"
Felipe-"

"
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! OH MY GOD! OH MY *BLEEP* GOD! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! YEEEAH!"

The radio would be followed by more screams and shouts of joy as Felipe punched the air and celebrated in his car.

The Team meanwhile, celebrated with joy in their paddock and pit spot, embracing and high fiving each other.

As Felipe parked his car, he punched the air, jumping off his car and running to his team, hugging and celebrating with them, Barrichello too would come running towards the Rookie, hugging his teammate out of joy.

With the drivers coming up onto the Podium, Felipe would come rushing into the podium, holding up the Imperial flag as he stood in the highest podium position, tears coming down his face and mixing in with the rain, using the flag to wipe away the water from his face, before standing at attention while the anthem played.

With his trophy received, he'd raise it up high for his whole team as they cheered him on...And then came the fun part, the Champagne shower!



(OOC: Champagne shower example.)
 
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The season did not start very well for the Cordoba based argentine F1 team. After two races they only managed to pull a meager 5th place as its best results and a catastrophic last race weekend where it was unable to even bring any of its cars to the checkered flag after some serious strategy mistakes. This obviously put an enormous pressure on Team Principal Mazzacane, who had to explain to sponsors and board directors why the team was underperforming, having started the season at the same point as most of its competitors.

The car seems to be capable of producing similar results as the competition, and the drivers look capable enough to be competitive, but there were some serious strategy issues to be addressed.

Therefore, as a quick solution to at least improve the points to be collected next sunday in Germany, Pampa Energia F1 decided to hire former Ferrari driver Carlos Reutemann as a consultant. Reutemann will travel with the rest of the team to each event and be rpesent at the pit wall to have direct intervention in the race strategy.

The goal for next weekend was to try to finish with both cars in the points.
 
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