Bahrain – Formula Proc 2021 Grand Prix Race

Sahkir, Bahrain, March 28, 2021. We have seen a thrilling Grand Prix race under the weather of Bahrain, following up on a hot qualifier session.

Jochen started from the bottom of the list and quickly went to battle with Gaburi’s for position 6 into the Michael Schumacher turn where he managed to surpass her in a very close wheel-to-wheel duel. He would then try to reprise a similar maneuver in the hairpin curve vs. Denzi, but this time he couldn’t get thru the tight corner, ending up against the wall again. A bad start of the season for the young German driver who seems to be trying a bit too hard to impress his fans.

Biskup dominated the race from the pole position but he would meet the end of his race at the very same corner some laps later, leaving the Queenscape team with 0 points in this inaugural race.

Kisielewicz K. went on to attack the Majeyaux drivers from the green lights, engaging in a dogfight with Simernino and almost taking second place after the first lap. The battle for this spot went on for almost the entire second lap until Simernino was finally able to get off him. KIS would drive to the finish line to end in spot #2 after Biskup’s accident, with Simernino taking the top spot and Casalini completing the podium completing a great start for the French team.

KIS’s teammate Wichman, on the other hand, didn’t have a very good race, sandwiched between the Hatena and Slashware machines, he ended up against a wall when trying to overtake Gaburi for position #6.

On the back pack, Denzi had the better performance followed by his teammate and then both Slashware racers who managed to finish the race at least, with Zapata trailing the winner by over 6 seconds.

Race results
Simernino D.
Winner of the Bahrain Formula Proc Grand Prix Trophy 2021
Standings after the first race

Bahrain – Formula Proc 2021 Grand Prix, Qualifiers

Sahkir, Bahrain, March 27, 2021.

It has been some months after the exhibition race in Belgium, and the teams were ready to get into real action for 2021.

Geckinho was the first causality of the track; starting from position #10 he went into a great sprint, and then tried to grab Wichman’s position #6 driving too fast into the Michael Schumacher curve #1.

Meanwhile, both Queenscape drivers had a great start, running much faster than any other car on the track, perhaps too fast for Jochen, who was unable to brake enough to pass safely thru the hairpin corner.

Kisielewicz had a great race, performing better at times than the Majeyaux duo, but his car in the end just couldn’t be fast enough and had to settle with position #4.

Zapata kept struggling with the slow Slashware car and ended up off the track in the blind curve, while Wichman, Denzi, and Gaburi drove more carefully and managed to cross the finish line.

Qualifiers Results

The Epona cars closed the gap with the Majeyaux a little bit when compared to the previous race, while the Slashware racers still seem to be finding their way. Jochen will start again from the backline, hopefully managing to drive harmless through curve #1.

Biskup T., Pole Position

The pole position goes for Biskup, who will not have an easy time in the race tomorrow with both Majeyaux drivers on his tail.

Spa-Francorchamps Exhibition Race

Stavelot, Belgium, December 11, 2020: In anticipation of the 2021 season, a race was held at Spa-Francorchamps where the teams got a chance to test their new cars and get some experience for their drivers.

Qualification Round – December 9, 2020

The Queenscape and Majeaux cars dominated the first half of the qualification, however, crashes for Simernino, Biskup and Jochen would relegate them to start at the end of the grid, with Casalini taking the pole position and giving a chance to both Epona Nitro drivers to start behind at positions #2 and #3.

The Hatena and Slashware cars had a distinctive lower performance compared to the pole-takers, but in the end, the Japanese team prevailed, with the debutant Colombian team sticking to positions #6 and #7, only in front of the crashed cars. An interesting setup in the back, how much will they be able to contain the powerful Queenscapes? will the German team have the patience to chase the slower cars into the front positions?

Overall a bad day for the favorites Queenscape. Hopefully, they can make a good show during the race.

Exhibition Race Day – December 10, 2020

Starting Grid

The race started with Kisielewicz #2 charging directly at Casalini, only to hit a wall at La Source and be taken out of the race far too quick, leaving Casalini free to fly away from the slower Hatena driven by Geckinho and stay in that position for the rest of the race.

Both Queenscape cars, as well as Simernino chasing from the back, were stopped in their tracks by the slower Slashware racer of Gaburi. Simernino pushed on, only to crash near the Raidilon while trying to overtake Jochen.

A gap developed between Geckinho (#2) and Wichman (#3) who was, in turn, being chased aggressively by Zapata, whose slower car would end up being surpassed by Denzi’s Hatena on his way to meet his teammate. Meanwhile, both Queenscape cars still couldn’t manage to pass thru Gaburi, who was doing great contention work while her teammate rode far in the chase for #4.

The Queenscape cars finally managed to go past Gaburi by the end of lap 1 and after the first corner. Then Wichman, who had had a great race so far, crashed near Raidilon (which had already caused Simernino his race) allowing both Hatenas to get positions #2 and #3.

With Gaburi out of the way, the Queenscape rode to attack Zapata’s SWR01. But Zapata didn’t yield and Biskup had to give out many overtaking efforts including one at Blanchimont which almost costs him the race. However, he took the risk at La Source (where Kisielewicz crashed at lap 1) and finally passed thru Zapata, putting his engine on fire he quickly passed Denzi’s Hatena, while Jochen would still be kept away by Zapata for some corners until he was finally overtaken in the double gauche.

The struggle for #3 was tense during the last lap, as Denzi recovered his position and finally surpassed his teammate Geckinho, for the Hatena to finish #2 and #3, followed by Queenscape’s Biskup and Jochen, and the Slashware’s Zapata and Gaburi closing the list of finishing cars.

Casalini dominated the race at spot #1 from start to end, making us wonder what would have happened if the Queenscapes (and his teammate) have had better luck during the qualifiers. The worst part of the race went for Kisielewicz, for which we had great hopes after what we saw in the qualifiers (and the Epona racers seem to be in great shape, based on the performance we saw from Wichman).

And that’s it for this exhibition race! we can’t help but wonder what amazing things the 2021 tournament will bring! We’ll see you soon at the Bahrain Formula Proc Grand Prix!