Whilst not exactly news, Franklin have finally revealed that Jochem Van Snelheid will in fact race alongside Enrique Ruiz for the 2017 season.
It's time for the 2016 FV driver rankings, so in reverse order...
The Lopez FV Team have taken their new car to be shown off to the public for the first time at the Circuit Automobile de Dijon-Prenois, the most recent circuit to hold the Swiss Grand Prix.
Ahead of the launch of their 2017 challenger Ocelot Japan Racing and Cerberus Motorsport have announced the launch of their driver Academy. CODA (Cerberus-Ocelot Driving Academy.) The partnership strengthens the joint coloration of the two the teams who are competing in IndyVirtual and Formula Virtual respectfully. Oliva Rose and Rai Miyamoto were both at the event and stated the teams were proud to be able to use a name that represented the driving academy to its fullest.
The Current Drivers of CODA are:
Ryota Yoshida - VWRS Formation Competition
Hunter Ryan - FV2 Morley Developmental
Luuk Van Der Streten - VWRS Outback Motorsport
Concord, North Carolina -- FIRST Motorsport have launched their 2017 challenger at Charlotte Motor Speedway in an event that was open to the public. The team’s car has been named the FIRST Transform 17 and it will be powered by the Ford Zephyr 168. The team had a presentation ceremony in one of the speedway’s showrooms to reveal the car and then let race drivers Arden Hutchinson and Douglas Bacon each do some laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course layout. FIRST used Arden Hutchinson’s car in the presentation ceremony and Douglas Bacon’s car for the on track running.
North Star Racing have become the latest team to reveal their 2017 Formula Virtual challenger, the NSR-V02, in an online launch ceremony.
We're now at the end of the 2016 season, so how did the team mates compare against one another? Let's find out!
The graphs on the left show how each driver compares to their team mate over various areas so far this season. The areas compared are:
The graphs on the right show a cumulative qualifying gap. The respective colours relate to a driver to show who was quicker at each round and by how much, while the line represents a cumulative gap, adding together all qualifying results so far this season in sessions that both cars have set times in.
The table at the bottom shows which driver was ahead and finished where in each session over every race weekend of the year.
Ingram have confirmed that their driver line-up will be the same as it has been for the last 2 seasons after they re-signed Diego Campos as reserve driver.