After a scintillating, action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix, Franklin F1's Nathaniel Powers was able to clinch the VGPC driver's title, with one round left in the Championship.
Team 23's team principal Andae d'Hazorme has congratulated Franklin F1 for winning the inaugural Drivers' Championship. "For sure they've done a really great job this year.
"Nathaniel Powers has been in a league of his own this season, I mean, it was just impossible to keep up with him in most races. And with Hoskins consistently scoring points as well, it was always going to be a tough job to win either of the championships. So I congratulate Nathaniel Powers and also his team principal Jamie Franklin."
It has finally been confirmed that teams will be able to choose their own numbers starting from next season.
Series CEO Nic Morley has praised Nathaniel Powers and Franklin F1 for wrapping up the drivers championship in Brazil.
Elroy Wagner has claimed his fifth pole position of the season at Interlagos; making him the most frequent pole sitter of the season. The German has only won one race this season back in Austria, notably did not start from pole.
Reporter Neil Allenby catches up with Franklin-Honda team principal Jamie Franklin to talk about the season, the final two races, junior series and team numbers.
There has been a change in the plans for Robert Mathershaw's Liverpool Grand Prix team, who were set to use Chevrolet engines in their first season under the Liverpool banner have announced a change to their plans. While this would appear to be a major problem for the team, it is simply a change of name, as they will still use the same General Motors designed powerplant.
As per a sponsorship agreement, Chevrolet had announced a partnership with Liverpool, which has extended to an engine supplier role for the F1 team. However, GM have announced the Chevrolet brand is being axed in Europe, meaning Liverpool have been offered a vastly improved deal with Vauxhall Motors. The team principal said: 'This deal is even better for us, we are still using the GM engine, but now we can be a part of the iconic British brand that is Vauxhall. We are based 15 miles away from Ellesmere Port where Vauxhall have their huge works, and that is where the engines will now be built and maintained. Vauxhall are an icon in the UK, and so are we as a football club, as a brand and now as a Grand Prix team, so we are so pleased to be joining together.'
The engine will be known as the Vauxhall VXR C20XEF1, which has very famous roots. The VXR stands for Vauxhall's performance arm, while the C20XE name was given to perhaps the most famous of Vauxhall engines, and the F1 engine will share the iconic 'Red Top' of it's namesake.
As part of the deal, it is thought that Vauxhall will return to the BTCC, with Mathershaw Technology team, and the car used may well be the I
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