Formula Ree Round 5 Report – Marrakesh

Lazaros Filippakos revived his Formula Ree championship challenge with a double win at Marakkesh. The UPA driver was especially dominant in race 1, where he won by nearly forty seconds from Mike Bell, with fellow championship contender James Lambert in 3rd.

Allie Ferrie Challenged Lambert for much of the race but used two much energy doing so and was forced to slow dramatically in the final laps, dropping behind Kyran Parkin and Campbell Wallis in the process. Parkin was recovering from a contact and a pit stop early in the race to repair damage, but made strong progress through the field and was usually matching team mate Filippakos’ times. Mark Singleton was a lonely 7th while Pete Walker took the final point in 8th. Steve Kirk was the only finisher to miss out on points in 9th.

The podium looked the same in race 2, though Filippakos only had a ten second lead at the end. Pete Walker led from reverse grid Pole and despite losing the lead to Filippakos, was on course for a podium. However, with two laps to go, Walker had a half-spin and dropped behind a train of cars, and in attempting to recover he crashed on the final lap, suffering terminal damage and being classified in 9th.

Walker’s misfortunate allowed Bell to finish 2nd ahead of Lambert again, with Ferrie and Singleton very close behind. The four cars from 2nd to 5th were separated by just 2.2 seconds at the end. Carlsvard beat Wallis to 6th, while Martin Fernandez survived to claim a point for 8th. Parkin, after his recovery drive in race 1, suffered another opening lap crash, this time being forced to retire on the spot.

Race 1 Result
Pos Up Driver Team Time/Retired Qual Time Fastest lap
1 ►0 Lazaros Filippakos Unified E-troleum Autosports 40:45.81 01:21.37 01:22.95
2 ►0 Mike Bell aureus motorsport 00:38.27 01:22.50 01:22.83
3 ►0 James Lambert Tropico 00:43.98 01:22.54 01:23.53
4 ▲4 Kyran Parkin Unified E-troleum Autosports 00:54.85 01:24.98 01:22.61
5 ►0 Campbell Wallis Kaibutsu e-Racing 01:04.28 01:22.95 01:24.29
6 ▼2 Allie Ferrie Bad Pun Racing 01:10.84 01:22.66 01:24.17
7 ▼1 Mark Singleton Bad Pun Racing 01:13.76 01:23.31 01:24.47
8 ▲1 Pete Walker POWA +1 lap 01:25.25 01:25.93
9 ▲1 Steve Kirk Realish Racing NDP +2 laps 01:25.78 01:26.70
10 ▼3 April Carlsvard Tropico Accident 01:24.66 01:26.51
11 ►0 Martin Fernandez Realish Racing NDP Accident 01:26.74 01:28.05
12 ►0 Ryan Eastham Kaibutsu e-Racing Accident 01:29.21 01:28.03
Race 2 Result
Pos Up Driver Team Time/Retired Fastest lap
1 ▲7 Lazaros Filippakos Unified E-troleum Autosports 21:04.64 01:22.88
2 ▲5 Mike Bell aureus motorsport 00:10.66 01:22.78
3 ▲3 James Lambert Tropico 00:11.28 01:23.08
4 ▼1 Allie Ferrie Bad Pun Racing 00:11.78 01:23.54
5 ▼3 Mark Singleton Bad Pun Racing 00:12.83 01:23.38
6 ▲4 April Carlsvard Tropico 00:36.47 01:23.87
7 ▼3 Campbell Wallis Kaibutsu e-Racing 00:37.18 01:23.38
8 ▲3 Martin Fernandez Realish Racing NDP 01:14.14 01:26.23
9 ▼8 Pete Walker POWA Accident 01:23.38
10 ▼1 Steve Kirk Realish Racing NDP +1 lap 01:24.32
11 ▲1 Ryan Eastham Kaibutsu e-Racing +1 lap 01:26.18
12 ▼7 Kyran Parkin Unified E-troleum Autosports Accident