Season
Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Australia
  • Round Number: 10
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Dates: 27th - 28th September 2014

The traditional Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne will host the Australian GP, round 10 of the 2014 FSR season.

Faster Than Speed has two World Championship podiums to its name at Albert Park, during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Round Review

Masterful drive from Mikko to win after a thrilling four-way battle!

In the World Championship, it was unfortunately another frustrating WC race for FTS. Patrick De Wit retired after suffering from a technical issue with his steering wheel. Team-mate Marcel van der Linden also retired a few laps earlier. It was the WC team's second consecutive double DNF. We will aim to return to scoring points at Suzuka.

In the Ace division, FTS had a very frustrating pair of races at Melbourne. Both Guillermo Prieto and Giuseppe Marconi were eliminated victims of the massive pile-up at the start of the feature race. Norbert Leitner retired later, after struggling with a damaged car from an earlier incident when he was collected by a driver re-entering the track.
In the sprint race, another huge start incident involving several drivers left both Norbert Leitner and Guillermo Prieto, who was unable to complete a lap in either race, out on the first lap, after showing great pace in the practice sessions. Giuseppe Marconi took the team's only points of the day as he crossed the line in 14th place.

In the Pro division, Mikko Suokas delivered a masterful drive to come up on top of a thrilling four-way battle for victory between Kweekel, Schgör, Brzezinski and himself to win the Australian GP! After a hard-fought race, a final-lap pass on Kweekel sealed the deal for Mikko's second win of the season! Brilliant!
Mikko's victory is Faster Than Speed's third win of 2014, after Norbert Leitner's Ace sprint race triumph at Sakhir and Mikko's victory in the Pro race at Silverstone! Mikko continues 2nd in the drivers table, while FTS is 3rd on the team standings.

FSR World Championship Results
Driver Qual Pos Race Pos Points Total Pts
Patrick De Wit
(FTS)
Q1: 15 (1:24.592)
Q2: No time (K.O.)
Wheel (L15)
FL: 19 (1:29.805)
0 2
Marcel van der Linden
(FTS)
Q1: 19 (1:25.526)
Q2: No time (K.O.)
Accident (L6)
FL: 22 (1:30.906)
0 8
FSR Ace Results
Driver Qual Pos Race Pos Points Total Pts
Guillermo Prieto
(FTS Ace)
Q1: 10 (1:24.703)
Q2: 9 (1:26.594)
Accident (L1)
FL: No time
0 17
Norbert Leitner
(FTS Ace)
Q1: 13 (1:25.013)
Q2: No time (K.O.)
Accident (L19)
FL: 10 (1:28.113)
0 170
Giuseppe Marconi
(FTS Ace Panthers)
Q1: 22 (1:27.120)
Q2: No time (K.O.)
Accident (L1)
FL: No time
0 51
Guillermo Prieto
(FTS Ace)
24 (Sprint race) Accident (L1)
FL: No time
0 17
Norbert Leitner
(FTS Ace)
15 (Sprint race) Accident (L1)
FL: No time
0 170
Giuseppe Marconi
(FTS Ace Panthers)
21 (Sprint race) 14 (+1:06.169)
FL: 17 (1:29.118)
5 56
FSR Pro Results
Driver Qual Pos Race Pos Points Total Pts
Mikko Suokas
(FTS Pro)
Q1: 6 (1:24.868)
Q2: 2 (1:24.744)
1 (52:34.496)
FL: 11 (1:28.251)
50 284
Round Gallery
Australia: Marcel van der Linden on his way to the grid in Melbourne… (1/2)Australia: …on the beatiful FTS-P14 (2/2)Australia: Patrick parks the car with steering wheel issuesAustralia (Pro): Mikko takes part in a four-way battle for victory at Melbourne!Australia (Pro): Final lap, Mikko attempts to pass Kweekel for the lead… (1/2)Australia (Pro): …and takes P1 with less than a lap to go! (2/2)Australia (Pro): Mikko wins in Melbourne after coming on top of a four-way battle!