F1 RC Cars - 2012 German Grand Prix
Thank you to the 20 racers who braved the strong rains to enjoy racing f1 rc cars on a wet Sunday afternoon. A big welcome to Leo, Edong, Loy, Rico, Joseph, Kiko and Paco. Seven new faces to the club.
Photos of the winning cars, drivers and racers. Tips from the winners. Race results and commentary.
A big pleasant surprise was to see two young kids (Kiko and Paco) join an r/c car race for the very first time. They came well prepared with their Tamiya F1 rc cars inside aluminum carrying cases. Very professional looking indeed.
The number of Sakura FGX is growing with 7 drivers. The cheapest and most realistic f1 rc car today. Very easy to drive. Here is Edong, Rains and Loy looking over their kits.
Freshly built and first time to touch the race track are the Sakura FGX F1 of Edong and Loy. And a very good showing for Edong in posting 39 laps in his very first race and run with the car.
Miles seems very happy. Let's take a closer look at his "secret" weapon...
Here it is. The very ingenuitive suspension modification by Miles on his Tamiya Nissan R91CP.
The very clean and neat table of Ted Flores and his 3Racing F109. A good German GP race result for Ted.
The veterans of the F1 RC Club. If you need any help, feel free to approach these good looking gentlemen.
Track opened at 10:00am. Lots of time for chit chat, practice and lunch at the track before the 1:45pm qualifying.
Above: Former 1/8 nitro racer Leo looks confident and happy with his Tamiya F103.
Above: Tamiya 2010 Asia Cup F1 Finals champion Taka and his Tamiya F104. The fastest F104 in Asia.
TQ was a battle of the titans between Leo (former 1/8 nitro on-road racer) and Taka (winner of the last event). After a 30 minute fastest lap session, it was Leo driving a box stock F103 edging out Taka in his F104 by just 0.02 seconds. That is 2/100 of a second!
So for those debating whether the F103 or F104 has an advantage, there is your answer. They are both equal.
The A-main was very tight. Even points leader Allan Colico could not make the A-main today. Former race winner Noel Aldaba missed making the A-main by just 2 hundreds of a second. Good thing for modern timing systems.
The B-main would be very exciting with the debut of 4 new f1 drivers.
To me this is the Main Event. I love watching new faces join the hobby of r/c car racing.
A few races ago, doing 47 laps would usually give victory. But the pace and number of good drivers has now pushed the pace to a higher level. Congratulations to all B-main racers especially the first time racers. Hope you had a fun experience. Keep on racing!
Looking at the driver list, a lot of very fast drivers.
It was a three way battle for the podium postion decided on a tie breaker as Leo, Taka and Joseph all had 1-2 finishes. With a fastest run of 53 laps in 15minutes and 5 seconds, Leo is our 2012 German GP Champion. Congratulations Leo, Taka, and Joseph.
Chito eeks out Ted for 4th place by just 1/10 of a second! Porsha running a steady pace for 6th place. And Miles beating Vin by just 1 second for 7th place. Jygs was steady with 46 lap pace in all three mains for 9th. And Jomil, though fastest in TAC Asia finals, is finding out how tough the A-main drivers are and finished 10th.
Congrats to all racers. Hope the racing was intense but still bottomline fun.
F1 RC Cars 2012 British GP Overall Result
Photo: Taka (2nd), Leo V. (Winner), Joseph (3rd). Great racing guys!
Post-race press conference - Hockenheim (per my recollection which could be mixed with fantasy).
Q: Leo, your first race and already a win. Whats your secret?
Leo: I practiced a lot before this race. My car is a basic Tamiya F103 that I bought 2nd hand. It has almost no hop ups, even the motor mount is still plastic. But I did add a little front caster and used the trailing steering knuckles to give more on-power steering at the expense of off-power steering. My esc was an old Futaba MC something. Battery I think is an old 25c pack.
Q: Taka you had to leave early and missed the third main. But still finished 2nd.
Taka: Yes too bad I had to leave early and could not finish the last race. But still enjoyed the day and happy with 2nd.
Q: Joseph also your first race in the F1 RC Club. And already on the podium.
Joseph: Yes it was fun but very hard competition. I had problems registering a time during qualifying as my transponder was mounted vertically instead of horizontally. Fortunately I registered a fast time with minutes to go in the qualifying session. The 2nd race was exciting as Taka closed in rapidly.
Q: To all drivers, again congratulations!
22 July 2012
What a lineup! Definitely some of the best drivers in the country, and even Asia.
Thank you to all the racers, especially the first timers and new faces for making this a very fun filled afternoon of playing and racing with our toy cars. See you at the next race.
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