After the German V-Prix the media caught up with Meteor team principal Shane O’Connell and deputy team principal Guido Caliri, who were visibly livid with the team’s unlucky end to the weekend with a double retirement.
Howdy. Neil Allenby here and today I'll be doing the grid walk for the 2019 German V-Prix. We're here at Hockenheim, which has hosted the race since 2013, we were orginally suppose to go to the Nurburgring but had a last minute change. Anyway, it's a bit chilli right now with about 20 minutes until the lights go green. Let's get started.
Formula Virtual returned to action ahead of this weekend's German V-Prix, with Adrien Simon leading the way for DS Mathershaw, ahead of Enrique Ruiz in second and Klaas van Snelheid in third, as the top three teams in the championship took the top three spots on the timesheets.
Good morning and welcome to Hockenheim, Germany for the team principal’s Thursday press conference ahead of this weekend’s German V-Prix – round eleven of the 2019 Formula Virtual World Championship. Joining us today, from left to right, are; Shane O’Connell of Meteor International FV Team, Arthur Lapierre of Red Bull DS Automobiles Team Mathershaw, Bradley Downton from Downton FV Team, Jamie Franklin of Franklin, and Adam Blocker from FIRST Motorsport. Welcome gentlemen.
Following the Austrian V-Prix, in which Lewis Ellington scored Meteor’s best result of the season by bringing the car home sixth on his return to the team, further details regarding their future have been revealed.
Formula Virtual team Ocelot have confirmed that the company is expanding out of the sport and venturing into the Film and TV market. This comes a shock as the team recently opened a new factory for their Formula Virtual efforts. Miyamoto had the following to say in regards to the news.
''Of course our FV division is at hard work however we believed to expand our brand into other markets, in order to fund not only the team but also this company into a grander scale. We've got some ambitious projects lined up. Firstly I can confirm a Ocelot FV series is in the works with Netflix.''
''Further more we are here to confirm our sponsorship of FX animation show, 'Archer.' The team's logo appeared for you eagle eyed viewers in the new season, as a hint at this partnership.''
''We are beyond excited especially as a film based on our 2018 season is also in the works, But we'll keep you posted on any casting developments.''
Following the announcement last month that Porsche will enter Formula Virtual with Mathershaw, the sport today gained another historic manufacturer as Lamborghini have confirmed they will be joining the FV grid for the 2020 season.
Downton have locked out the front row for the German V-Prix, as the last lap of the session saw Nathaniel Powers take pole away from Klaas van Snelheid.
With the rain staying at the Red Bull Ring for qualifying, Tumo Kinnumen pipped teammate Enrique Ruiz to his first ever pole position as Franklin locked out the front row.
Having taken the championship lead after his third win of the season in the US, Klaas van Snelheid continued his run of good form after being fastest in Austria practice. However barely any running took place due to a total six red flags due to crashes and mechanical failures.