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Aero Wars: The uphill battle NASCAR has gotten itself into

July 25th, 2015 by

The year is 1968.  The racing series:  Formula 1.  Colin Chapman bolts a small front wing and a rear spoiler onto Graham Hill’s Lotus 49.  The result is tremendous.  All Formula 1 teams follow suit in affixing their cars with some kind of aerofoil-shaped device on their cars.  Dubbed “guillotine” wings because….well never mind, let’s … Read the Rest »

60 Minutes of Spa in the GPL Finale

October 31st, 2014 by

The final week of Grand Prix Legends had a special treat in store for the sim-racers of the series.  A full hour of Spa-Francorchamps and a grid of 22 Lotus 49s to battle it out for 25 laps . . . with  last season’s champion Mick Claridge sitting on pole position.  Behind Claridge came some … Read the Rest »

GPL Hits The Glen; The Glen Hits Back

October 30th, 2014 by

Whenever Watkins Glen hosts the Grand Prix Legends the entertainment level is high, so when the sim-racers and their Lotus 49s arrived in the Finger Lakes for a 15 lap race (with boot) we expected nothing less a spectacular race.  Victor Perelman took pole position ahead of Darwin Meints and Sandeep Banerjee, but a nearly … Read the Rest »

Grand Prix Legends Prove Their Worth at Bathurst

October 8th, 2014 by

Mount Panorama Circuit is not known for being easy, and neither is the Lotus 49.  This combination of car and track is arguably among the most challenging you can encounter in iRacing.  To call the Grand Prix Legends visit to “The Mountain” a race of attrition would be the understatement of the young century.  With … Read the Rest »

Monstrous Mosport for GPL

October 7th, 2014 by

With defending series champion Mick Claridge on pole position for the Grand Prix Legends race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, it appeared the only sim-racer to post a qualifying time in the 1:16s was in the perfect position to cruise to another victory.  Victor Perelman sat best of the rest in second position with a … Read the Rest »

GPL Carnage Report at Indy

September 26th, 2014 by

Last season Grand Prix Legends debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was  dominated by Finnish sim-racers in a thrilling race with dramatic overtakes at over 200mph and colossal crashes up and down the field.  The GPL’s return to The Brickyard in Season Three would be no different, well apart from the Flying Finns that is.  … Read the Rest »

GPL Thrills in Sebring

September 22nd, 2014 by

When the 14 sim-racers of the Grand Prix Legends series lined up at Sebring International Raceway for a 12 lap sprint the expectations for a fiercely competitive race were running high given that the top four qualifiers all posted times in the 1:59s.  Victor Perelman took top honors ahead of Daniel Kane, Daniel Garrison Jr., … Read the Rest »

Legendary Loti at Laguna

September 8th, 2014 by

Week Four of this season’s Grand Prix Legends championship returned to the site of one of the most exciting races from last season, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  There were 18 sim-racers on the grid for an 18 lap race up, down, and all around this hilly and twisty American classic.  Michel Dudognon took pole position … Read the Rest »

Sensational Suzuka for GPL

August 25th, 2014 by

Over a dozen and a half Grand Prix Legends sim-racers attended the big Sunday race at Suzuka in the land of the rising sun for 13 laps of this classic Japanese F1 circuit.  Last season’s champion Mick Claridge sat on pole with a 2:01.172, over a second faster than Victor Perelman could manage in second … Read the Rest »

Road Warriors: Five Story Drops in the Lotus 49

August 20th, 2014 by

This weekend iRacing once again virtually paralleled a world class event, namely the Monterey Historic weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  While the Monterey Historics see a wide variety of vintage classics, our virtual Monterey Historics used one of racing’s most iconic open wheel cars: the Lotus 49. Suffice to say competitors did their best … Read the Rest »