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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Timing is Everything

by Brian Tate on December 9th, 2014

Week 5 saw the NASCAR Class B Open Series make its maiden trip to Gateway Motorsports.

Timely Yellows Put Ringler in Driver’s Seat for Repeat Championship The pressure was on as race number five of six of the 2014 Season 4 NASCAR Class B Open Championship put the series at the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.  Galeforce Racing’s Larry Scott Jr, BRB Motorsport’s Randall Faulks, and Lowline Racing’s Trent Ringler entered the week separated by just seven points the trio and a strong result at Gateway was needed by all before the final week at eternally unpredictable Talladega. This was the first time the NASCAR Class B Open drivers had their crack at Gateway’s unique egg-shaped layout.  Because of the unfamiliarity of the track and the skill set required to run well, there were few opportunities throughout the week to score championship [...]

Norton Tames The Lady in Black

by Seth Eggert on December 9th, 2014

Racing Simulation

Week Four of the 2014 Season 4 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Darlington Raceway for the first time in series history. Only a mere 31 sim-racers had the courage to tackle the “Track Too Tough to Tame” throughout the week. Cautions, a difficult pit road entry, lap traffic and single file restarts were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) started on pole with Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) on his outside. Ryan Norton (Florida) started third with Vick Caudill (Michigan) fourth, and Adam Dock (Texas) rounding out the top five starting positions. Both Trost and Pawelski made excellent starts as they easily gapped Norton and Caudill by several car lengths into Turn One. Norton quickly closed back in and passed Pawelski on [...]

Barbers Battle at Barber

by Justin Sutton on December 8th, 2014

Another Lap One tangle, this time only three casualties.

With only two races remaining in the truncated Season 4 of 2014, the UK&I Skip Barber League made the short journey from Road America to Barber Motorsports Park for a 15 lap sprint.  Last time out Marc Mercer grabbed the championship by the horns and lept ahead of Dominic Brennan with 83 points to Brennan’s 79.  To keep his championship hopes alive Brennan would definitely need to finish ahead of Mercer in at least one of the two remaining races, not an easy task.  Taking pole position, and currently P19 in the points was former champion Wojciech Swirydowicz with Tom Ward alongside him.  Everybody’s eyes were on Row Two though, with Mercer taking third while Brennan started fourth. As the clutches dropped and the Skippies launched the top guys all [...]

NASCAR iRacing Pro Series: Lefts and Rights

by Dylan Kapisky on December 5th, 2014

With his win at Watkins Glen, Iivonen took a big step toward his gaol (sic) of competing in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series.

The last time Pro caliber sim racers visited the virtual Watkins Glen, Michael Conti drove to one of three victories in his NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series championship run. He dominated, leading 47 of 50 laps, in an effort that seemed unmatchable. But Tuesday when the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series hit the track, Conti’s rate of 94% laps-led was eclipsed.  That’s because series rookie Teemu Iivonen started on pole,  jumped out to a big lead (4+ seconds on Lap 10) and went on to lead 44 laps – only yielding the top spot on Lap 22, during a round of pit stops.  For those keeping score, that’s 44 out of 45 laps or roughly 98%. Q:     Did you know coming in to that one that you’d be leading all the laps [...]

Team GT3 Soars at Suzuka

by Justin Sutton on December 5th, 2014

GT3 Suzuka 2014 S4 b

Week Five of the Team GT3 Challenge took to the serpentine Suzuka circuit, and saw a return to the one hour race length seen in Weeks 1,2 and 3.  Taking the front row for the rolling start were Angelo Peter in the BMW Z4 with the familiar RUF of GT World piloted by Massimo Erra.  Approaching the chicane on the pace lap, Erra backed-up the cars on the right side, and seemed that he might be nodding off at the launch.  The fact was, Erra had nailed the launch strategy and not only helped himself at the start by flying ahead of Peter, he benefited all the other cars starting from the right lane.  David Wöhleke in the familiar orange and black OSR iRacing GT3 team’s BMW Z4 gained [...]

Chastain Conquers Phillip Island – Eyes Championship

by Paul Slavonik on December 4th, 2014


With a dominating win at Phillip Island, Chastain has his eyes on a championship upset. Phillip Island is known for providing close battles regardless of the vehicles being driven. Whether real or virtual racing, this fast and sweeping road course has a way of keeping the action tight and Week 5 of the V8 Supercars Series was no exception. With the V8 Supercars Series –both real and sim – being primarily an Australian category, it always comes as a surprise when an international driver arrives with such speed and tenacity that they’re not only competitive, but able to completely dominate the field. Such was the case with SDC Motorsports driver, Chad Chastain of Syracuse, New York. Not being shy about his prowess on the race track, Chastain drove his [...]

Dobie Dominant in Brands Hatch Sprint

by James Prostell Jr. on December 4th, 2014


KENT, UNITED KINGDOM – It’s crunch time. With only three events in to go in the season, competitors of the Red Sox Racing League are running out of opportunities to earn points towards class championships at season’s end. Adding to the pressure, Round 10, the Dingle Dell 30 at Brands Hatch, not only takes place at the treacherous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, but also plays host to the third and final round of the ITT Engineered For Life Sprint Challenge, meaning a few extra eyes will be watching to see who takes home some in-season bragging rights. At only nine turns and 2.3 miles per lap, the circuit is deceptively simple according to Caribbean Food Delights BMW Z4 GT3 driver James Prostell Jr. “On paper, the track design is [...]

Radicals Online Win NES Six Hours of Sebring

by Niel Hekkens on December 3rd, 2014

NES Sebring 1

After many months of preparations the NEO Endurance Series (NES) finally kicked-off last Sunday at Sebring International Raceway for a six hour race. The NES is a multi-class endurance series with three classes: Prototype (P), Grand Touring (GT) and Grand Touring Challenge (GTC). In the GTC class all teams need to have at least one AM driver in their line-up. Over 183 drivers, divided over 43 teams, are registered for this series. The start of the race was very clean. After an extra pace lap all cars managed to get through the opening laps without any incidents with Coanda Simsport leading the field in the early stages of the race, with #15 Friction Racing, Radicals Online and Apex Racing UK not far from the leader. On lap 31 Marcus Hamilton [...]

Iivonen Dominates The Glen

by Jason Lofing on December 3rd, 2014

Iivonen led all but one lap en route to a convincing win at The Glen.

Teemu Iivonen scored his first career NASCAR iRacing Pro Series win in absolutely dominating fashion at Watkins Glen International on Tuesday night. The Finn, who also holds a Road Pro license, looked right at home on the road course and led 44 of 45 laps en route to his triumph. After starting on the pole by a wide margin, Iivonen quickly built a comfortable margin over the pack and won by 15.4 seconds. “Though I personally don’t consider this as (an) Oval win because it wasn’t, it’s still a W in one of the highest series in the world. I’m happy to bring it to my teammates, my flag, and everyone who helps me out in this series!” said Iivonen. It was apparent from the start that barring a mistake [...]

Majeski Rides Late Pass to Victory

by Stan Bragg Jr. on December 3rd, 2014

SK Mods Langley 2014 S4 Majeski Bragg

Week 5 of 2014 Season 4 saw the NASCAR SK Modified Series ventures to Hampton, Virginia for a meeting with Langley Speedway. Langley is one of the flattest tracks in the area with just six degrees of a banking and measuring at just .395 miles in length. Setting-up for this shortest of short track can be a challenge as, with the long sweeping corners, you need to have a setup that rotates through the center of the corner while still having enough grip to power out of the corner without causing too much oversteer.  And just to make the sim racing even more interesting, drivers must avoid the bump entering Turn 1 each and every lap. Even if you were to accomplish all of that, overtaking opportunities are at [...]

Skippy Sparks Fly at Road America

by Justin Sutton on December 2nd, 2014

There won't be any cars left soon!

The UK&I Skip Barber League is never short on excitement; it’s an extremely competitive league with truly quick sim-racers throughout the ranks. Still, no one could have predicted the fantastically fast and frantic race that unfolded at Road America.  Taking pole position for the ten lap race was Tom Ward with Marc Mercer sharing the front row with him.  Behind Mercer came Rafal Drzaszcz while championship leader Dominic Brennan started in sixth. Mercer didn’t wait long to attack Ward for the lead, after a slightly better launch he came at Ward on the outside of Turn One but, understandably, wasn’t able to make that stick.  Ward made Mercer’s job a lot easier after running deep into Turn Three which, coupled with the slipstream, was more than enough to move Mercer [...]

Star Mazdas Take-on The Mountain

by Cam Stark on December 1st, 2014

Star Mazda Bathurst 2014 S4 featured image

Week 5 could be the decisive week in the Star Mazda championship for the shortened Season 4 as, inevitably, drivers would be giving it their all to achieve a good result. It just happened to be the notorious Mount Panorama (Bathurst) circuit which hosted this week’s sim racing. The grueling 23 turns and 174 meters height difference from the low to high points on the circuit over the 4 mile length could play havoc on driver’s concentration. Although Bathurst would have the shortest race time of the season, by no means did it make the race any easier. The 17:45 GMT race once again proved the race to be in as it resulted in a 3322 SOF (strength-of-field). Kerry Knowlden (UK&I) – for a second week in a row – [...]

Via Extends Radicals Lead at Challenging Donington

by Katier Scott on December 1st, 2014


England’s classic Donington Park played host to a challenging fourth round of this truncated iRacing Radical Challenge. With two rounds left to play, Jairo Via extended his championship lead and now has a massive 106 point advantage over Ian Card after taking advantage of surprisingly high SOF races on Monday night. For the second straight week the Iberian sim racer scored over 180 points, 38 more than Card, his nearest rival. Card scored a strong 150 points, however, and moved into a strong second place in the championship, while Quentin Kint took third overall with a 135 point finish at Donington. Further down Markus Papenbrock gained a strong five places to move to seventh overall after another solid week of sim racing. The DE-AT-CH driver had a poor first week [...]

Team GT3′s Two Hours at Sebring

by Justin Sutton on November 29th, 2014

Sulzer moves back into third.

In the short time since the Team GT3 Challenge’s inception it has proven to be a very challenging series with many more complications, strategies, and surprises than some might have anticipated.  The fourth week of the series made the short jump to Sebring International Raceway and the full International layout.  The sim-racers in the dozens of teams that participated had an additional and unique challenge to cope with this week as the race was twice the length of the three previous; a full two hour race would surely complicate things even further.  Massimo Erra and Roberto Badinelli took pole position in the GT World RUF with Teamdutch starting best of the rest in their BMW.  With 120 minutes until checkered flag the optimal strategy was unclear.  Stints of 30 minutes [...]

Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by – Those squiggly lines…

by Matt Holden on November 29th, 2014


Whenever GaleForce Racing gets new members, I am always asked at least one question:  “How do you guys work with telemetry?”  From what I can tell from their responses, we do things very differently at GFR when compared with other teams.  Do not take that out of context, it’s not a knock on other teams.  We’ve just apparently evolved into a method that is uncommon around the sim-racing world.  Do we, as a team, use telemetry?  Absolutely!  It’s what the team was originally built upon, in a way.  However, the majority of our NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series, NASCAR iRacing Pro Series, and NASCAR Class A/B/C drivers rarely have it activated or even logging data at all.  They’re there to race, not research.  Research is my job! When Gale Force Sim [...]

Osborn Paves his Own Way to Victory Lane

by Stan Bragg Jr on November 28th, 2014

SK Mods New Smyrna

Week 4 of the NASCAR SK Modifieds series, traveled to New Smyrna Speedway, home of the World Series of Asphalt Auto Racing. At just under a half mile in length New Smyrna Speedway is fast and, with the potential of multiple lines, the sim racing here can produce nail biting moments. In this week’s feature race of the week we would see a couple mid-pack starters charge to the front in this 2266 strength of field race. Pole-winner Brett Oot tsborn shared the front row with Matt Wirick Jr and, as the pace car ducked-off the track, Osborn shot-out to the lead, opening a sizeable gap over the rest of the field. The action would be farther back in the pack as John Minotto and Kevin J Myers looked [...]

Cubis goes Two-for-Two at Road America

by Paul Slavonik on November 26th, 2014


The Season 3 champion is also on the hunt for back-to-back championships. Coming-off a dominant win last week at Watkins Glen, the V8 Supercars Series defending champion Beau Cubis (Evolution Racing Australia  — ERA) , further extended his lead on the Season 4 championship with a strong win at Road America in Week 4. With 21 drivers making up the top split (which also included Australian GT Academy winner and International runner-up, Josh Muggleton) and a total of 263 drivers entering official online races throughout the week, it proved to be an action-filled seven days of sim racing. The Starting Grid Further enhancing his show of dominance, Cubis nabbed pole position with a time of 2:06.440 to narrowly edge his teammate – Ian Ford – for the inside of [...]

Road Warrior Brazilian Grand Prix

by Andrew Pinkerton on November 26th, 2014

The only way to improve on a Senna-tribute Lotus 79 at Interlagos?  Have James E Hunt at the wheel.

The penultimate round of the inaugural iRacing Road Warrior Series was held “between the lakes” aka Interlagos, aka Autódromo José Carlos Pace.   The famed Brazilian Grand Prix Circuit flows up and down the side of a hill the “interlagos” neighborhood of Sao Paulo, so called because it is situated between two large artificial lakes, Guarapiranga and Billings.  No matter what you call it, with fast sweepers and tight hairpins, it is a technical circuit where fast laps are reserved for the best drivers.   And in the Road Warriors’ case, all the drivers took to the track in the formidable Lotus 79, the car Mario Andretti drove to the 1978 World Championship of Drivers. The 1:00 GMT race kicked-off the weekend with Lauro Costa starting on pole. Costa led the race [...]

Davies Holds-off King to Win Fontana

by Jason Lofing on November 26th, 2014

Davies grabbed the lead on a late restart and cruised to the win at Auto Club Speedway.

NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series veteran Brad Davies showed he can still get it done in the clutch, as he kept Kevin King at bay on a late restart at Auto Club Speedway to pick up his first victory of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series season. Davies led laps early, hung around the front the whole race, and caught a break when Ryan Lowe, already a winner this season, got into the wall late in the going while leading. The race came down to a restart with three laps to go, which Davies handled with poise. He got a great jump on King, who looked to use the draft to reel-in Davies down the backstretch. It looked as if he might have an opportunity to make something happen, but King would [...]

Finnish One-Two Finish at Laguna Seca

by Thiago Izequiel, Tapani Linnaluoto on November 25th, 2014

Linnaluoto came back to fight Arto Ihamäki and win the race.

It has been a while since the Classic Lotus Grand Prix visited California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The CTC’s return to the American race track came in the second week of Season Four, and had only resulted in eight official races. The traditional Sunday sof race had one split, with 22 sim racers placing their cars on the grid, followed from a race with 33 startes. This was due tothe fact that many participants decided to race sooner since it was also the day of the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix. In a community of sim racers where the golden era of F1 represents a big deal, everything can stop when real races are being broadcast at the same time the online events take place. While Nico Rosberg had the pole [...]