2015 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Flag of Bahrain.png   2015 Bahrain Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of the 2015 Superleague season
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Date 12 March, 2015
Official name 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix
Location Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Course Permanent racing facility
3.36 mi / 5.407 km
Distance 57 laps, 191.520 mi / 308.221 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Philipp Puschke Vod:Bul-Valiant
Time 1:29.612
Fastest Lap
Driver England Jordan Weekes Target-Trinity
Time 1:30.334 on lap 48
Podium
First England David Fidock Hawkeye-Potentia
Second Germany Philipp Puschke Vod:Bul-Valiant
Third England Alex Cooper Midnight-Potentia


The 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix was the second round of the 2015 Superleague season and took place on the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, on 12th March 2015.

Philipp Puschke confirmed Vod:Bul's great pace by scoring his first Superleague pole position and the team's first pole since re-entering the Career Ladder. However, it was reigning champion David Fidock who pipped Puschke to the win, by just 1.5 seconds. It was Fidock's first win in four races and, significantly, Hawkeye Racing celebrated its first official win ever, after previous victories by Harley Hamnett in 2014 were revoked following his exposure for cheating.

Alex Cooper did well to restore Midnight's prestige by finishing third, following a difficult opening round for the team in Australia. It was a bad day for CSG Racing however. Australia winner Lewis Redshaw was penalised for punting another competitor, being demoted down the order after the race to 8th, while team-mate and double-champion Lukas Euler missed qualifying completely, having to start the race from the back of the grid. Euler did well to recover to what was sixth at the chequered flag, but was heavily penalised for failing to submit his rF_Scan report, seeing him demoted to 11th. It would be the great champion's final race.

Redshaw's misfortune saw Puschke and Fidock jump ahead of him, with Puschke taking the championship lead in only the second race of his first full season in Superleague.

Further down the field, Jason Muscat filled in for Gergo Baldi at Hawkeye; Menno Klont covered for compatriot Roy Schroten at Woods, in what would be Schroten's only absence during the season; and league veteran Adam Rouse drove his one and only race of the season at Kernow, in place of Bart De Vos.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Grid
1 14 Germany Philipp Puschke Vod:Bul - Valiant 1:29.612
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2 1 England David Fidock Hawkeye - Potentia 1:29.740 +0.128 2
3 19 Argentina Agustin Canapino Nordsjoen - Martex 1:29.865 +0.253 3
4 88 Norway Petter Kaasa Torrent - Potentia 1:29.906 +0.294 4
5 7 England Alex Cooper Midnight - Potentia 1:29.972 +0.360 5
6 24 England Lewis Redshaw CSG - Potentia 1:29.999 +0.386 6
7 66 England Jordan Weekes Target - Trinity 1:30.053 +0.441 7
8 99 Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis Torrent - Potentia 1:30.206 +0.594 8
9 6 Lithuania Deividas Misiulis Red Archer - Valiant 1:30.217 +0.605 9
10 27 Germany Florian Geier Nordsjoen - Martex 1:30.279 +0.667 10
11 13 England Tom Parker CSG - Potentia 1:30.310 +0.698 DNS1
12 21 Lithuania Dovydas Petravicius Red Archer - Valiant 1:30.444 +0.832 11
13 8 Norway Jarl Teien Woods - Trinity 1:30.590 +0.978 12
14 25 England Nick Rowland Midnight - Potentia 1:30.711 +1.099 13
15 4 Spain Fran Lopez Edonis - Valiant 1:30.853 +1.240 14
16 15 Finland Oskari Kantonen Vod:Bul - Valiant 1:30.979 +1.366 15
17 2 Malta Jason Muscat Hawkeye - Potentia 1:31.202 +1.589 16
18 10 Finland Mikael Tuomaala Nijo - Trinity 1:31.357 +1.745 17
19 45 Ireland Kieran Ryan Phoenix - Trinity 1:31.461 +1.849 18
20 5 Belgium Kenney Lybeer Nijo - Trinity 1:31.508 +1.896 19
21 83 England Adam Rouse Kernow - Trinity 1:31.942 +2.330 20
22 69 England James Johnson Edonis - Valiant 1:32.123 +2.511 21
23 9 Netherlands Menno Klont Woods - Trinity 1:32.127 +2.515 22
24 11 Wales Ben Horrill Green Stripes - Valiant 1:32.337 +2.724 23
25 46 Finland Mikko Jakonen Phoenix - Trinity 1:32.346 +2.734 24
26 12 England Mark Wicks Kernow - Trinity 1:32.649 +3.037 25
27 77 Germany Sven Hesse Target - Trinity 1:32.778 +3.166 26
28 20 South Africa Dewald Nel Green Stripes - Valiant 1:32.834 +3.222 27
29 13 Germany Lukas Euler CSG - Potentia no time
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Notes:

  • 1Tom Parker qualified in place of Lukas Euler. However, Euler reclaimed his car for the race, resulting in Parker taking no further part and Euler starting from the back of the grid.

Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 England David Fidock Hawkeye - Potentia 57 28:13.816 2 25
2 14 Germany Philipp Puschke Vod:Bul - Valiant 57 +1.519 1 20
3 7 England Alex Cooper Midnight - Potentia 57 +8.894 5 16
4 27 Germany Florian Geier Nordsjoen - Martex 57 +31.934 10 13
5 66 England Jordan Weekes Target - Trinity 57 +1:04.502 7 11
6 88 Norway Petter Kaasa Torrent - Potentia 57 +1:07.443 4 10
7 6 Lithuania Deividas Misiulis Red Archer - Valiant 57 +1:16.549 9 9
81 24 England Lewis Redshaw CSG - Potentia 57 +1:18.318 6 8
9 4 Spain Fran Lopez Edonis - Valiant 57 +1:21.139 14 7
10 25 England Nick Rowland Midnight - Potentia 57 +1:29.704 13 6
112 13 Germany Lukas Euler CSG - Potentia 57 +1:33.814 28 5
12 8 Norway Jarl Teien Woods - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 12 4
13 10 Finland Mikael Tuomaala Nijo - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 17 3
14 21 Lithuania Dovydas Petravicius Red Archer - Valiant 56 +1 Lap 11 2
15 45 Ireland Kieran Ryan Phoenix - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 18 1
16 2 Malta Jason Muscat Hawkeye - Potentia 56 +1 Lap 16
17 5 Belgium Kenney Lybeer Nijo - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 19
18 15 Finland Oskari Kantonen Vod:Bul - Valiant 56 +1 Lap 15
19 77 Germany Sven Hesse Target - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 26
20 83 England Adam Rouse Kernow - Trinity 56 +1 Lap 20
21 11 Wales Ben Horrill Green Stripes - Valiant 55 +2 Laps 23
22 69 England James Johnson Edonis - Valiant 55 +2 Laps 21
23 20 South Africa Dewald Nel Green Stripes - Valiant 55 +2 Laps 27
24 12 England Mark Wicks Kernow - Trinity 55 +2 Laps 25
25 46 Finland Mikko Jakonen Phoenix - Trinity 55 +2 Laps 24
263 99 Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis Torrent - Potentia 54 Did not Finish 8
273 9 Netherlands Menno Klont Woods - Trinity 46 Did not Finish 22
Ret 19 Argentina Agustin Canapino Nordsjoen - Martex 8 Did not Finish 3
DNS 13 England Tom Parker CSG - Potentia 0 Car taken over by Lukas Euler

Notes:

  • 1Lewis Redshaw had 20 seconds added to race time for punting a competitor.
  • 2Lukas Euler had 30 seconds added to race time for failure to submit a rF_Scan report.
  • 3Mindaugas Klumbis and Menno Klont were both classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
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1 Germany Philipp Puschke 40
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2 England David Fidock 38
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3 England Lewis Redshaw 33
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4 England Alex Cooper 26
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5 Germany Florian Geier 20

Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
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1 England CSG-Potentia 47
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2 England Vod:Bul-Valiant 43
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3 England Hawkeye-Potentia 38
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4 Norway Nordsjoen-Martex 36
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5 England Midnight-Potentia 34

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

External links

Preceded by:
2015 Australian Grand Prix
GPVWC Superleague
2015 season
Succeeded by:
2015 Spanish Grand Prix
Preceded by:
2014 Bahrain Grand Prix
Bahrain Grand Prix
Succeeded by:
2016 Bahrain Grand Prix