This was the second round of our 2009 Formula Dé Championship. Five persons had entered with one team each and with two cars. The line-up was as follows:
Daniel - Team Locust (Albán Proust, Nigel Mainsail)
Henrik - Guerilla Warfare (Saorise Farrell, Pira Sands)
Fredrik - Hell on Wheels (Ebba Grün, Eric Demaio)
Johan - Boiwe Racing (Josef Bror, Ben Oxenberg)
Lelle - Nu'Lell Racing (Leonardo Everestlundo, Johan-Carlos Fiskikällarn)
The venue for round two was sunny Valencia Street Circuit, Spain on October 25th. Due to injuries following their crashes at the Dutch Grand Prix, Sands was replaced by Polly Pott for this race and Enson Pittifaldi was called up to substitue for Mainsail for the remaining races of the season.
The starting grid looked like this: Grün, Demaio, Pittifaldi, Pott, Farrell, Bror, Fiskikällarn, Proust, Everestlundo, Oxenberg. In contrast to the opening moments of the Dutch Grand Prix, the start in Valencia was a clean one and the only things worth mentioning was that Farrell and Oxenberg had a poor start. The field was tight in the first corners and several collisions could be seen; one of them was Proust who, while sneacking up right between teammates Everstlundo and Fiskikällarn, managed to do minor damage to their rear wings.
Carma would catch up to Proust as he, in Malvarrosa, failed to avoid Fiskikällarn and broke off his own front wing. The frenchman spun off as a result. Meanwhile, in the front of the pack Bror, Pittifaldi and Grün was fighting over P1 through Nazareth, Grao and Principal 2, with Everestlundo close behind. All nine cars did a pit stop after the first lap and Pittifaldi managed to overtake Bror for P1 by having a quicker stop. Everestlundo was now in third with Grün in fourth. Demaio gained three positions by passing Oxenberg, Farrell and Pott in the pits and Fiskikällarn was last in P9.
Bror was chasing Pittifaldi while Grün was chasing Everstlundo in third and while exiting Malvarrosa, Grün hit the back end of Everestlundos Nu'Lell car and spun him off. Both of the Guerilla Warfare drivers did good in the back, but in Nazareth, Farrell missjudged the braking point and knocked Potts rear wing off, sending the rookie of the track. Farrell could continue, now in fourth.
Bror and Pittifaldi was still locked in a battle for P1 and Pittifaldi, who had lost P1 to Bror, managed to overtake the swede both in Malvarrosa and Nazaret, but Bror had better speed and reclaimed P1 on both occassions. Bror then entered Grao in high speed and managed to open up a gap to Pittifaldi, who was more careful and came in more slowely. Bror was still in the lead exiting Grao and entering Principal 2, but a bold move from Pittifaldi saw the brazilian reclaim P1 in the inside in Principal 2. Bror never recovered and the rookie Pittifaldi won his very first race!
Grün was third and the battle for P4 was wide open as neither Farrell, Demaio nor Oxenberg were willing ot back off. In Principal 2, Demaio took a gable but came in with too much speed and spun. He managed to recover, but both Farrell and Oxenberg overtook him as fourth and fifth. Demaio was sixth and Fiskikällarn was seventh.
1. Pittifaldi - 9 points
2. Bror - 6 points
3. Grün - 4 points
4. Farrell - 3 points
5. Oxenberg - 2 points
6. Demaio - 1 point
1. Proust - 9 points
= Pittifaldi - 9 points
3. Bror - 8 points
4. Everestlundo - 7 points
5. Oxenberg - 5 points
6. Fiskikällarn - 4 points
= Grün - 4 points
8. Farrell - 3 points
9. Mainsail - 1 point
= Demaio - 1 point
1. Team Locust - 19 points
2. Boiwe Racing - 13 points
3. Nu'Lell Racing - 10 points
4. Hell on Wheels - 5 points
5. Guerilla Warfare - 3 points
That's right. This session report is six-six and a half months late
Also, we haven't played this game since this season ended for several reasons. The main reason being that it was almost impossible to get the people involved to remember the dates that we all agreed upon and when they forgot them they planed other stuff to do on that day - and not once did they cancel this new "stuff" once they found out that they had a previous engagement that day (this championship). Generally, alcohol and partying was more important and when I asked all the others to set the dates themselves, almost no-one replied. So the 2010 season was cancelled without a single reaction from the others, which was really sad, but unfortunatly these things are not uncommon in my gaming group. I also hear a lot of "we really should play this or that game", but unless I really push for it to happen, nothing happens at all. It's a bit of a struggle and some people question why I still bother.
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