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Suzuka International Racing Course. 19 September 2017
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2017 GPVWC Formula Challenge

Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka International Racing Course - 13/13 laps
5,807 metres


Event Date19/09/2017
Event Start Time19:15:00
Qualifying Time19:35:00
Warm-Up Time19:50:00
Race Start Time20:00:00

No broadcast information available.

For this event we will be using real-time weather based on live weather at the track location, with temperatures adjusted to match daytime values where necessary. Weather data from Weather Underground.

Server Info

General Practice Server
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Official Test Server
Available from 19:00 UK on the night of the event.

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Official Race Server
Available from 19:00 UK on the night of the event.

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Outstanding Penalties

  • Joel Pereira - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 2534)
  • Joel Pereira - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 2535)
  • Tommi Ojala - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 2536)
  • Tommi Ojala - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 2539)
  • Andrew Waring - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 2565)
  • Tommi Ojala - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 2572)
  • Joel Pereira - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 2577)
  • Alexander van der Woude - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 2754)
  • Nicolas Hillebrand - 20-slot grid demotion. (id: 2791)
  • Nicolas Hillebrand - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 2848)
  • Michael Barnard - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3365)
  • Niranjan Kumar - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3379)
  • Lazaros Filippakos - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3380)
  • Lazaros Filippakos - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3420)
  • Sherwin vd Sloot - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3421)
  • Loucas Afxentiou - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3422)
  • James Johnson - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3432)
  • Konrad Zerebiec - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3434)
  • Sam Jones - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3436)
  • Bruno Marques - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3460)
  • Konrad Zerebiec - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3462)
  • Michel de Jonge - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3464)
  • Sam Jones - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3465)
  • Rolf Baas - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3578)
  • Patrick Wannemuller - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3596)
  • Tomeu Cabrer - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3597)
  • Tomeu Cabrer - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3602)
  • Josh Downard - 20-slot grid demotion. (id: 3622)
  • Christoph Lichtenstein - 20-slot grid demotion. (id: 3626)
  • Sven Schubert - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3648)
  • Martijn Rietberg - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3696)
  • Martijn Rietberg - 20-slot grid demotion. (id: 3706)
  • Benjamin Roeske - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 3707)
  • Alexander van der Woude - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3725)
  • Noah Kutra - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3776)
  • Nicholas Demetris - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3779)
  • Jake Sanson - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3804)
  • Jarrod Vanderweide - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3808)
  • Rienk Hoekstra - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3810)
  • Jayden Wright - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3812)
  • Christoph Lichtenstein - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3855)
  • Luke Maguire - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3856)
  • Steven Platt - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3860)
  • Roy Verzijl - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3863)
  • Theodoros Eziroglou - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 3864)
  • Casper Onwijn - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3885)
  • Michal Galka - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3886)
  • Theodoros Eziroglou - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3887)
  • Mark Breslin - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3888)
  • Roy Schroten - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3889)
  • Wesley Stefano - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3890)
  • Patryk Gerber - back-of-the-grid demotion. (id: 3891)
  • Klemens Wildt - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 3892)
  • Michal Galka - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3893)
  • Daniele Brambilla - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 3895)
  • Philipp Konig - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3896)
  • Menno Klont - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3897)
  • Terence Grech - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3898)
  • Matthew Clipp - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3899)
  • Bastian Paisler - 5-slot grid demotion. (id: 3900)
  • Mark Breslin - 15-slot grid demotion. (id: 3902)
  • Philipp Konig - 10-slot grid demotion. (id: 3904)

Drivers' Briefing

Prior to participation in any event, we strongly recommend that you take the time to read both the official regulations and this briefing. The information contained in this briefing supersede the Regulations in case of conflict, as all exceptions and race-specific norms are included in the Briefing only.

General Driving Procedures

1. The following Driver Aids are allowed in all official sessions of the GPVWC Formula Challenge:

Traction Control: LOW
Auto Clutch: YES
Anti-lock Brakes: LOW

2. The Weekend schedule is as follows:

Free Practice: 20 minutes, 19:15 UK
Qualifying: 15 minutes, 19:35 UK
Warm-Up / Break: Up to 10 minutes, 19:50 UK
Race One: 20:00 UK, Max of 30m.
Race Two: Starts after 10 minute break at the end of Race One, Max of 30m.

3. The In-Game chat must NOT be used during the timed Qualification and Race sessions. Only private messages are allowed.

4. Drivers using the In-Game chat during qualifying will be demoted to the back of the grid. Drivers using the In-Game chat during the race will receive a 20 second post-race penalty. This penalty is liable to be increased if the offence is repeated.

5. Drivers must not intentionally crash into other competitors or perform any other dangerous, unrealistic or disrespectful manoeuvre after the completion of any official session. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action irrespective of whether the manoeuvre was caught on camera or not.


1. Qualifying will be be in a single session and will not be run under private Qualifying conditions. During Qualifying Sessions, Drivers are allowed to run an unlimited number of laps.

2. Drivers leaving the pits at the start of the session must wait in line for the green light at the pit exit.

3. During qualifying the ESC button must not be used to return to the garage unless the car is inside the pit lane speed zone. If the ESC button is used outside the pit lane speed zone (for any reason) then the Driver is not permitted to leave the pit lane again for the remainder of the session.

4. The cars will be on a situation of Parc Ferme between Qualifying and Race, with only limited changes permitted such as starting fuel, fuel strategy, brake bias, minor engine settings and front wing adjustments allowed.

Formation Lap

1. All Drivers are required to pay adequate attention during the formation lap to avoid collisions. Drivers are reminded that both speed and distances are lower during formation laps and so are the temperatures of brakes and tyres.

2. Drivers spinning on the formation lap will need to allow all the entire field to pass before rejoining at the end of the line. The Drivers will be allowed to carefully recover their position upon lining up in the grid boxes.

3. Drivers damaging their car during formation lap are required to press ESC to return to the pits. They will be then allowed to start from the pitlane.

4. Drivers who have either chosen to break parc ferme or who were not present in the qualifying session must start from the pitlane.


1. All Drivers are requested to pay extra care in the opening stages of the race. Reckless driving leading to crashes in the first laps will be considered an aggravating circumstance by the Race Directors and the Disciplinary Committee when inflicting penalties.

2. Drivers must keep two wheels on the racing surface at all times. The racing surface is defined as the area within and including the white lines at the edge of the track (or similar device). Where kerbs are present, they are to be considered outside of the racing surface.

3. Upon corner cutting resulting in one or more positions being gained, a Driver is required to allow all the overtaken opponents to regain their original position. Failure to allow the opponents through will result in a penalty.

4. Drivers performing an off-track excursion should take maximum care upon re-joining the track. Drivers should only re-join if it is safe to do so, that is, if no other car is approaching that section of track.

5. Upon exiting the pit lane, drivers are to remain within the area marked by a white line. Failure to do so, by means of crossing the white line by at least one tyre, will result in a penalty.

6. Drivers who believe they are at fault for an in-race incident can take some voluntary steps to self-inflict a penalty. This will result in a much-reduced or completely cleared penalty in post-race scrutineering, at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee. Drivers can opt to hand any unfairly gained position back (so long as it is done safely), take a self-serving drive-through or self-serving stop&go in order to clear themselves.

7. Drivers who unfairly receive a penalty from the game itself may whisper the Race Director to request its removal. Any penalty removed during the race will be reviewed after the race and may be subject to post-race penalties. Note that penalties for jump starts and pit-line rule breaches will not be removed.

8. There is no mandatory pit stop requirement in this series.

9. Race 2 at each event will feature a reverse grid based on Race 1 results, with the top 10-15 positions reversed.

Anti-Cheat Software

All drivers are required to use the anti-cheat software provided by the GPVWC Management (including any relevant game plugins). Failure to use this correctly may result in disqualification.

Event History

Japanese Grand Prix - Previous Winners

DateWinnerTeam VenueTimeFastest Lap
2016-09-13Cameron BrewsterDraigR1Suzuka International Racing Course22:56.43501:44.765
2016-09-13Stephane RouaultDeltecR2Suzuka International Racing Course23:03.89101:44.858
2015-09-08Lewis McGladeKarjalaR1Suzuka International Racing Course25:24.18001:56.408
2015-09-08Eric StranneIce ColdR2Suzuka International Racing Course25:24.67001:55.962
2014-10-07Jonathan HolmesTanskanenR2Suzuka International Racing Course22:52.89801:44.823
2014-10-07Petar BrljakWalkR1Suzuka International Racing Course22:46.85301:44.117
2013-10-08Florian GeierSimInkR1Suzuka International Racing Course23:09.48201:46.264
2013-10-08Oskari KantonenEdonisR2Suzuka International Racing Course23:09.56501:45.558
2012-05-23Emanuel GaczellaStormR1Sportsland SUGO40:44.95401:28.556
2012-05-23Nick PhillipsPinnacleR2Sportsland SUGO21:13.20201:29.758


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