2011 RRR Italian Grand Prix
|2011 RRR Italian Grand Prix|
|Event 4 of 8 in the RRR F1 2011 Championship|
|Date||30th October 2011|
|Location|| Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza,|
|Course|| Permanent Race Facility |
5.793 km (3.600 mi)
|Second||Sodamn Insane 6|
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The 2011 RRR Italian Grand Prix was the fourth round of the inaugural season of the RRR F1 2011 Championship. It was held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, in Italy.
The 2011 RRR Italian Grand Prix was contested at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, near the town of Monza just north of Milan, in Italy. The circuit, which opened on the 3rd September 1922, is one of the oldest tracks on the RRR F1 2011 Calendar. The track is a high speed circuit with only 11 turns.
Qualifying started under torrential rain conditions. Many drivers did not have a wet set up and some drivers did not have a set up at all. Sodamn Insane 6 was heard saying "I have a set up for every race but it still doesn't mean I'm any quicker". The Leyton House Reloaded driver was then heard proclaiming "When does it ever rain in Italy?!". The rest of the drivers all said in chorus "2008!".
Everybody got away cleanly and managed to escape any drama at the Rettifilo chicane with Superdelphinus and Icthyes taking the first two spots. Icthyes then went too deep into the Roggia chicane allowing Smifaye through into second behind Superdelphinus. Superdelphinus had stated he had set his car up incorrectly and due to this was extremely slow through the two Lesmo corners. Smifaye used most of his KERS power to boost his way past the Cross Channel GP driver on the run down to Ascari. Smifaye then had a lead of over 2 seconds by the end of the first lap.
The field stabilised quickly but it then soon became clear that some drivers were going for a fewer stops; it would later transpire that Icthyes and Bookoi were on 1-stop strategies, with mixed results for the pair. With three laps to go Bookoi's tyres were dying fast, holding up Pudding GP team-mate Butler in his battle with none other than Icthyes himself. Bookoi spun on the exit of Lesmo 1, before Butler then went too deep at Ascari. Chasing Icthyes, he had to slow to let leader Smifaye lap himself but was given a golden chance as Icthyes ran wide at Parabolica on the last lap. Trying to avoid the rejoining Greek, Butler slipped onto the grass and Icthyes collected him, for which he was given a 10-second penalty. Astoundingly, out of the carnage Tomcheesey ended up collecting the coveted 5th place, while Bookoi's optimistic strategy cost him four positions in the final two laps, crossing the line a distant 9th.
|1||Smifaye||Black Raptors Racing||1:27.990||1|
|3||Superdelphinus||Cross Channel GP||1:29.664||3|
|4||Sodamn Insane 6||Leyton House Reloaded||1:29.910||4|
|10||Y2jisaok||Leyton House Reloaded||1:36.407||10|
|11||RareDevil666||SRM GP Team||1:36.524||11|
|12||Spearkofi||Cross Channel GP||1:36.729||12|
|1||Smifaye||Black Raptors Racing||27||37:50.735||1||25|
|2||Sodamn Insane 6||Leyton House Reloaded||27||+26.628||4||18|
|3||Superdelphinus||Cross Channel GP||27||+48.128||3||15|
|5||Tomcheesey||Feta Motorsport||26||+1 lap||6||10|
|6||Butler258||Pudding GP||26||+1 lap||2||8|
|7||JayCoops||Feta Motorsport||26||+1 lap||8||6|
|8||Icthyes||SpyroTechnimata||26||+1 lap *||7||4|
|9||Bookoi||Pudding GP||26||+1 lap||5||2|
|10||RareDevil666||SRM GP Team||25||+2 laps||11||1|
|11||Spearkofi||Cross Channel GP||DNF||Crash||12||0|
|12||Y2jisaok||Leyton House Reloaded||DNF||Connection||10||0|
* Driver given 10 second penalty for causing a collision
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top four positions are included for both sets of standings.