2012 Pan Delta AFR Series Race 亚洲AFR方程式系列赛


2012 Pan Delta AFR Series Race

泛珠三角超级赛车亚洲AFR方程式系列赛

AFR新车手唐伟枫夺得国际组冠军,申威为IFC组冠

2012年亚洲AFR方程式系列赛第一,二回合的比赛今天在珠海国际赛车场举行,新旧AFR车手为现场的观众送上了精彩的比赛。按照今年的规则,车手被分为两个组别:国际组和IFC

第一回合开始的时候,来自威骏车队的帕特里斯起步完美,在1号弯位超越了杆位车手-来自ART车队的黎智聪,同样来自威骏车队的申威则排在第三位。但是,在第一圈快结束的时候,黎智聪和申威同时超越了帕特里斯。在第三圈的时候,从FRD个人培训班出身的唐伟枫在4号弯位因为打滑而被排在其后的申擎和邱泽反超,而本来排在第四位的陈启耀在企图反超排在第三的帕特里斯的时候,因为速度太快,前翼脱落,申擎,邱泽和唐伟枫抓住机会,立即顺势超越。

但是,申擎却在第四圈的时候打滑冲去草地,这样排在其后的邱泽顺利取得第四的位置。同时,第一次参加AFR的唐伟枫加大马力,逐渐逼近这位台湾明星。几圈过后,唐伟枫成功在7号弯超越邱泽,而陈启耀在经过几圈没有前翼的比赛后,最后还是遗憾退赛了。

当第一回合比赛结束后,取得国际组冠军的是唐伟枫,第二名为邱泽,而黎智聪因为抢跑被处于30秒加时处罚,最后排在第三名。在IFC组方面,申威顺利夺得第一名,帕特里斯第二,马汉华第三名

黎智聪夺得亚洲AFR方程式系列赛国际组冠

亚洲AFR方程式系列赛第二回合在下午345分举行,排在第二发车位的帕特里斯再一次完美起步,在1号弯位成功取得头位,紧跟其后的是申威。同样,黎智聪在起步时超越排在前面的唐伟枫和邱泽,变成第三位。
但是在三圈后,黎智聪紧跟申威,两人同时超越帕特里斯。从那时候开始,黎智聪和申威即展开激烈的追逐,而帕特里斯也一直紧跟其后。在第四圈的时候,从FRD培训课程出身的唐伟枫,和来自威骏车队的陈启耀一边防御着想要反超的马汉华,一边也进行着激烈的竞争。唐伟枫此时排在第四

黎智聪和申威的战斗依然进行着,虽然小将黎智聪曾多次想要反超经验丰富的申威,但是一直寻找不到合适的位置。在第九圈的时候,黎智聪终于在11号弯位顺利反超,并逐渐拉大距离一直到比赛结束。再一次跑出全场最快圈速。

台湾明星车手邱泽因为马汉华赛车出现机械问题成功取得第六名,并紧追当时排在第五位的陈启耀。在最后几圈的时候,两人只有很小的差距,但是邱泽一直找不到机会反超。最后,来自ART车队的黎智聪夺得国际组第一名,唐伟枫夺得第二,而台湾明星车手邱泽夺得第三。在IFC组别里,威骏的申威夺得第一名,帕特里斯夺得第二,陈启耀第三名。

因为根据2012年亚洲AFR方程式系列赛规则,车手最后积分将在10回合比赛取其最高分数的8回合比赛,所以任何车手都有机会夺得总冠军头衔。经过这周末在珠海国际赛车场精彩的比赛,第3和第4回合的比赛将会在6月举行

New AFR driver Shaun Thong on top of International Category podium – Wayne Shen takes IFC

The first two rounds of the 2012 AFR Series took place at the Zhuhai International Circuit today, with exciting battles between both AFR veterans and new Formula pilots. This year, there are two categories in the AFR Series, International and IFC.

At the commencement of the first race, Patrice Bonzom of Modena Motorsports got off to a brilliant start and passed pole-sitter ART’s Li Zhi Cong going into Turn One, with Modena’s Wayne Shen following a close 3rd. However, at the end of the first lap, both Li and Wayne managed to get by Patrice. In Lap 3, FRD PTP student Shaun Thong spun shortly after in Turn 4, with Tse Chiu and John Shen taking advantage to move from behine. Meanwhile Samson Chan made a pass attempt on Patrice and lost his front wing; despite fast driving, with the loss of the front down force Samson struggled to stay on the track while John, Chiu and Shaun took advantage of the mishap to get by.

However, John spun into the grass later on in the lap, allowing Chiu to move up to fourth. Meanwhile Shaun had set into a fast pace for his first-ever AFR race, and closed the gap on the Taiwanese star racer. Just a few laps later, Shaun passed Chiu going into Turn 7, while Samson drove off the track and became stuck after a valiant attempt to continue the race with no front wing.

By the end of the race, in the International Category it was Shaun Thong the win, Tse Chiu 2nd, and Li Zhi Cong in 3rd after a 30 second jump start penalty. In the IFC category, it was Wayne Shen with the win, Patrice Bonzom in 2nd, and Kenneth Ma in 3rd. In addition, Taiwanese star Tse Chiu set the 3rd fastest race lap in his very first AFR event, to the delight of the large race day crowd.

Li Zhi Cong wins AFR Series international Category

When the red start lights blinked out for Round Two at 3:45, Patrice Bonzom, who was on second position on the grid, once again got off to a brilliant start. Immediately taking the lead into T1, Patrice was followed closely by Wayne Shen in second and Li Zhi Cong in third, after Li had passed Shaun Tong and Tse Chiu at the start.

By lap three, Li passed Wayne for 2nd, with Wayne passing Patrice to take the lead. From then on, an exciting race-long battle developed between Wayne, Li Zhi Cong following closely behind, and Patrice in 3rd. Also by lap four, Shaun Tong who came out from FRD training course, and Modena motorsports’ Samson Chan had managed to get by Kenneth Ma, with Shaun managing to hold onto 4th for the remainder of his 2nd AFR race.

Meanwhile, to delight of the crowd the exciting battle continued up front as Li Zhi Cong made many pass attempts on Wayne Shen, but never had quite enough speed to get by. Finally during Lap 9, Li completed his pass on Wayne going into T11 and slowly opened the gap on Wayne for the remainder of the race, once again setting the fastest race lap in the process.

Taiwan superstar Tse Chiu, who had moved up to 6th after Kenneth Ma pitted with mechanical issues, slowly closed the gap on 5th place Samson Chan in lap 5. By the last few laps Chiu was less than a second behind Samson, but wasn’t quite able to close up enough for a successful pass attempt. In the end, Asia Racing Team’s Li Zhi Cong took the win in the International Category with Shaun Thong 2nd in only his 2nd AFR race, and Taiwanese star Tse Chiu in 3rd. In the IFC Category it was Modena Motorsport’s Wayne Shen 1st and Patrice Bonzom 2nd, and Samson Chan in 3rd.

The championship is still very much up for grabs, especially in light of the new AFR 2012 rule of a two-race season point’s drop which will increase competitiveness in the series. Rounds 3&4 are sure to bring excitement to AFR fans in June, with AFR off to an exciting and successful start in this weekend’s Pan Delta Racing Festival at Zhuhai International Circuit.