Formula Lee 2017




The 2017 Formula Lee season kicked off with a lap of the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne in a Ferrari in dry conditions at Midday just to ease us all back into the competitive spirit for the new F1 season. And what a season opener it was for everyone. We’ve had the most entries to date with 41 virtual drivers taking part in this race and a couple of newcomers topping the time charts with incredible times. Of course there were some familiar names from the 2016 season making their return, but the honours went to Geoff Sharp with a time of 1:25.216. Here’s the full rundown of who finished where…

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:25.216 25 1
Luke Nipper 01:25.537 18 2
Dylan o’Hickey 01:25.883 15 3
James Holman 01:25.999 12 4
Josh Stuart 01:26.068 10 5
Lee 3L4W 01:26.167 8 6
Pete Bull 01:26.184 6 7
Ian Walker 01:26.284 4 8
Sam Hyde 01:26.345 2 9
Ben Clubb 01:26.468 1 10
Dave Bladen 01:26.578 11
Chris Rowden 01:26.731 12
Jordan Mason 01:26.733 13
Fraser Bird 01:26.799 14
Sean Austin 01:26.903 15
Chris 3L4W 01:26.917 16
Darren Entwistle 01:27.052 17
Mike Hassell 01:27.118 18
Todd Fitzgerald 01:27.385 19
Adam Garcia 01:27.560 20
Dave Flynn 01:27.602 21
Yven van der Struijs 01:27.668 22
Lee Webster 01:27.750 23
Ed Forsyth 01:27.768 24
Agent Q 01:27.901 25
Paul 3L4W 01:27.970 26
Frank Poe 01:28.150 27
Marc Wolfskehl 01:28.232 28
Nick Scelsa 01:28.267 29
Jonthan Mills 01:28.296 30
Wiecher Kamping 01:28.418 31
Barnaby Lee 01:28.469 32
Pedro De La Hoya 01:28.671 33
Ryan Anderson 01:28.728 34
Cody Davis 01:28.751 35
Nicholas Petakas 01:28.937 36
Chris Honeyman 01:29.052 37
Miguel Gonzales 01:29.439 38
Ian Kneale 01:29.509 39
Tyson Best 01:30.003 40
Dan 3L4W 01:32.157 41

A 2 week challenge for China in the morning in a Haas in the dry. this race saw a few debutants on the grid and we’ve now had 61 different entries to this season’s competion and the standard is right up there! A different winner this week with Bradley Chambers taking maximum points on his debut with a 1:35.949 from 2016 challenger James Penney and Australia victor Geoff Sharp.

The full rundown looks like this:

Driver Time Points Rank
Bradley Chambers 01:35.494 25 1
James Penney 01:35.529 18 2
Geoff Sharp 01:35.943 15 3
Adam Kneale 01:36.408 12 4
Pete Bull 01:36.494 10 5
Luke Nipper 01:36.520 8 6
Dave Flynn 01:36.561 6 7
Finn Wilson 01:36.608 4 8
James Holman 01:36.626 2 9
Freddie Brunner 01:36.642 1 10
Chris Rowden 01:36.785 11
Ian Walker 01:36.961 12
Ed Forsyth 01:37.060 13
Joseph Heilemann 01:37.061 14
Conor McElroy 01:37.123 15
Dylan o’Hickey 01:37.211 16
Suraj Mulji 01:37.243 17
Mike Hough 01:37.345 18
Barnaby Lee 01:37.377 19
Lee Webster 01:37.463 20
Chris 3L4W 01:37.479 21
Lee 3L4W 01:37.495 22
Max Williams 01:37.528 23
Mike Hassell 01:37.595 24
Sam Hyde 01:37.647 25
Jordan Mason 01:37.660 26
Paul 3L4W 01:37.763 27
Patrick Daly 01:37.779 28
Darren Entwistle 01:37.796 29
Alex Neville 01:38.141 30
Ben Clubb 01:38.143 31
Wiecher Kamping 01:38.160 32
Agent Q 01:38.259 33
Chris Honeyman 01:38.261 34
Robert Higgins 01:38.296 35
Ryan Kneale 01:38.529 36
Ryan Anderson 01:38.540 37
Mark Lockwood 01:38.558 38
Luke Sipavicius 01:38.592 39
Dan 3L4W 01:38.713 40
Chris Curnow 01:38.761 41
Nicholas Petakas 01:38.763 42
Marc Wolfskehl 01:39.023 43
Ashley Woodhouse 01:39.228 44
Ian Kneale 01:39.581 45
Nick Scelsa 01:39.630 46
Nicholas Peters 01:39.660 47
Frank Poe 01:40.279 48
Steve Mitchell 01:41.030 49


Well that was a nightmare! Bahrain isn’t a circuit that was deigned with wet racing in mind and it showed. The difficulty of the circuit and the short time meant that there was only 31 entries to this challenge, but it there were some high quality times in there. In fact the top 3 entries on PS4 were all in the top 100 times in the world for the circuit! But once again, Geoff Sharp came out on top with an amazing 1:44.802

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:44.802 25 1
Luke Nipper 01:45.260 18 2
Pete Bull 01:45.587 15 3
Dave Flynn 01:45.737 12 4
Finn Wilson 01:45.817 10 5
Freddie Brunner 01:45.859 8 6
Chris Rowden 01:46.229 6 7
Darren Entwistle 01:46.271 4 8
Wiecher Kamping 01:46.452 2 9
Sam Hyde 01:46.509 1 10
Lee 3L4W 01:46.604 11
Paul Large Simon 01:46.643 12
James Holman 01:46.668 13
Joseph Heilemann 01:46.686 14
Chris 3L4W 01:46.754 15
Ian Walker 01:46.787 16
Paul 3L4W 01:47.032 17
Patrick Daly 01:47.303 18
Luke Sipavicius 01:47.332 19
Aaron Bradley 01:47.365 20
Adam Kneale 01:47.388 21
Ben Clubb 01:47.497 22
Mike Hassell 01:47.595 23
Ian Kneale 01:47.623 24
Frank Poe 01:47.971 25
Ryan Kneale 01:48.031 26
Dan 3L4W 01:48.181 27
Nicholas Peters 01:48.361 28
Nicholas Petakas 01:48.656 29
Chris Curnow 01:48.753 30
Chris Honeyman 01:49.496 31
Charlie Jefferson 01:51.302 32
Nick Scelsa 01:52.100 33
Barnaby Lee DNF 34

The Sochi challenge was in a Renault in the afternoon in dry conditions and also had the 1st ever prize available for a race. UltraFlix are now sponsoring a £10 Amazon voucher for the winner of each race for the rest of the season and the 1st winner was Geoff Sharp (who actually thought he would be struggling to get into the top 10 with his time!) Also due to internet problems, there were 3 extra positions awarded after we’d read the results out on the podcast.

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:38.463 25 1
Bradley Chambers 01:38.643 18 2
Luke Nipper 01:38.670 15 3
Pete Bull 01:38.697 12 4
Dave Flynn 01:38.730 10 5
Chris Rowden 01:38.810 8 6
Freddie Brunner 01:38.859 8 7
Finn Wilson 01:38.961 6 8
Paul Large Simon 01:39.039 4 9
Luke Sipavicius 01:39.077 2 10
Daniel Lendvai 01:39.147 2 11
Patrick Daly 01:39.247 1 12
Aaron Bradley 01:39.311 1 13
Ben Clubb 01:39.362 14
Joseph Heilemann 01:39.464 15
James Holman 01:39.495 16
Ian Walker 01:39.513 17
Chris 3L4W 01:39.564 18
Dean Collins 01:39.690 19
Wiecher Kamping 01:39.879 20
Lee Webster 01:39.935 21
Sam Hyde 01:40.014 22
Agent Q 01:40.062 23
Nick Johnston 01:40.133 24
Dan 3L4W 01:40.198 25
Paul 3L4W 01:40.215 26
Lee 3L4W 01:40.264 27
Alberto Fernandez 01:40.798 28
Steve Powell 01:40.808 29
Nicholas Petakas 01:41.015 30
Ashley Woodhouse 01:41.264 31
Alex Cordiner 01:41.526 32
Frank Poe 01:42.149 33
Chris Curnow 01:42.166 34
Charlie Jefferson 01:42.198 35
Mike Hassell 01:42.384 36
Ryan Kneale 01:42.424 37
Nick Scelsa 01:43.713 38
Ian Kneale 01:46.255 39

To show some love for Fernando Alonso, his home race challenge is a McLaren in dry conditions in the morning. And for the 1st time in Formula Lee history, we’ve got prizes for the top 3 positions! In addition to the £10 Amazon voucher donated by Daavid Foley from UltraFlix, We have Pro Pack upgrade codes for the Apex Race Manager mobile game from Beermogul for 2nd & 3rd place (avialble on IOS & Android). Once again it was a closely fought race with Geoff Sharp taking the honours again. The full results were:

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:21.363 25 1
Bradley Chambers 01:21.411 18 2
Dave Flynn 01:21.730 15 3
Luke Nipper 01:21.815 12 4
Chris Rowden 01:21.836 10 5
Finn Wilson 01:22.166 8 6
Freddie Brunner 01:22.193 6 7
Pete Bull 01:22.281 4 8
James Holman 01:22.362 2 9
Alberto Fernández Ruiz 01:22.527 2 10
Nicholas Petakas 01:22.681 2 11
Ian Walker 01:22.781 1 12
Patrick Daly 01:22.898 13
Wiecher Kamping 01:22.963 14
Chris 3L4W 01:22.964 15
Lee 3L4W 01:23.048 16
Dave Bladen 01:23.060 17
Daniel Lendvai 01:23.298 18
Ashley Woodhouse 01:23.313 19
Darren Entwistle 01:23.332 20
Luke Sipavicius 01:23.395 21
Joseph Heilemann 01:23.448 22
Barnaby Lee 01:23.530 23
Chris Honeyman 01:23.830 24
Paul 3L4W 01:23.900 25
Nick Scelsa 01:23.913 26
Chris Dart 01:24.281 27
Ian Kneale 01:24.450 28
Marc Wolfskehl 01:24.581 29
Dan 3L4W 01:25.100 30
Chris Curnow 01:25.232 31

Lee’s had his Jenson fan hat on to celebrate his favourite driver coming back for (what he says is a) one-off appearance at the Monte Carlo circuit to cover for the Indy 500 bound Fernando Alonso, so it’s a McLaren again, but we’re racing in the wet at sunset and once again we had some great times coming in all week, but Geoff took the 1st prize again with the only time in the 1:27s, but we have 3 prizes per race for the rest of the season now thanks to UltraFlix, so Bradley & Pete take home a £5 and a £2 Amazon voucher respectively!

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:27.882 25 1
Josh Wilkert 01:28.341 18 2
Bradley Chambers 01:28.423 18 2
Pete Bull 01:28.508 15 3
Luke Nipper 01:28.537 12 4
Finn Wilson 01:28.729 10 5
Freddie Brunner 01:28.776 8 6
Dave Flynn 01:29.144 6 7
Chad Wilkes 01:29.183 4 8
Chris Rowden 01:29.262 2 9
Wiecher Kamping 01:29.287 1 10
Chris 3L4W 01:29.336 11
Paul Large Simon 01:29.338 12
Patrick Daly 01:29.395 13
Alberto Fernández Ruiz 01:29.524 14
James Holman 01:29.527 15
Nicholas Petakas 01:29.634 16
Ian Walker 01:29.671 17
Lee 3L4W 01:29.804 18
Chris Honeyman 01:29.921 19
Dave Bladen 01:29.934 20
James Penney 01:30.021 21
Chris Curnow 01:30.068 22
Luke Sipavicius 01:30.358 23
Paul 3L4W 01:30.363 24
Darren Entwistle 01:30.406 25
Joseph Heilemann 01:30.439 26
Dan Mclellen 01:30.572 27
Ed Forsyth 01:30.836 28
Ashley Woodhouse 01:31.070 29
Andrew Pryor 01:31.081 30
Daniel Lendvai 01:31.137 31
Chris Dart 01:31.590 32
Barnaby Lee 01:31.656 33
Yven van der Struijs 01:31.906 34
Dan 3L4W 01:32.546 35
Nick Scelsa 01:33.545 36
Ian Kneale 01:33.890 37
Frank Poe 01:33.922 38

So it was all about speed in the end round the Montreal Circuit and there were a flurry of last minute entries this week too. In the end it was fairly tight at the top with the top 10 all finishing within exactly 1 second of each other  in a Mercedes in the dry. Once again though Geoff Sharp came out on top of the pile just missing out on breaking into the 1:11s by 3/1000 of a second! The full rundown looked like this

Driver Time Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 01:12.003 25 1
Finn Wilson 01:12.280 18 2
Freddie Brunner 01:12.320 15 3
Dave Flynn 01:12.454 12 4
Chad Wilkes 01:12.471 10 5
Ben Clubb 01:12.709 8 6
Pete Bull 01:12.721 6 7
Darren Entwistle 01:12.888 4 8
Luke Nipper 01:12.907 2 9
James Holman 01:13.003 1 10
Chris Rowden 01:13.022 11
Ian Walker 01:13.238 12
Alberto Fernández Ruiz 01:13.254 13
Lee 3L4W 01:13.288 14
Nicholas Petakas 01:13.388 15
Daniel Lendvai 01:13.455 16
Sam Hyde 01:13.606 17
Luke Sipavicius 01:13.619 18
Dan 3L4W 01:13.656 19
Joseph Heilemann 01:13.738 20
Paul 3L4W 01:13.773 21
Ashley Woodhouse 01:13.787 22
Todd Fitzgerald 01:13.955 23
Chris Curnow 01:13.972 24
Nick Scelsa 01:14.873 25
Jamie Cooper 01:14.989 26
Patrick Daly 01:14.990 27
Chris Dart 01:15.907 28
Richard MacDonald 01:17.006 29
Chris 3L4W DNS 30

The challenge for Baku is a Sauber in the wet and as we’ve found out the time of day doesn’t matter, so probably best to go for the time that will give you the best visibility! Good luck on this one, you’ll need it 🙂

Current Formula Lee standings after 7 races. And we now have even more prizes on offer!. Niall “Slim” Drew has donated a £40 (or equivalent) PS Store, X-Box, Steam or Amazon voucher, Zach Henderson has donated a $50 Steam voucher and Ultraflix are offering Amazon vouchers for the top 10 as well starting with £100 for the winner down to £1 for 10th place! Massive thanks to everyone who has donated and you never know, there could be more to be added in to the prize pot by November!

Driver Points Rank
Geoff Sharp 165 1
Luke Nipper 85 2
Bradley Chambers 79 3
Pete Bull 68 4
Dave Flynn 61 5
Finn Wilson 56 6
Freddie Brunner 46 7
Chris Rowden 26 8
James Holman 17 9
James Penney 18 10
Josh Wilkert 18 11
Dylan o’Hickey 15 12
Chad Wilkes 14 13
Adam Kneale 12 14
Josh Stuart 10 15
Ben Clubb 9 16
Lee 3L4W 8 17
Darren Entwistle 8 18
Ian Walker 5 19
Paul Large Simon 4 20
Wiecher Kamping 3 21
Sam Hyde 3 22
Nicholas Petakas 2 23
Luke Sipavicius 2 24
Daniel Lendvai 2 25
Alberto Fernández Ruiz 2 26
Patrick Daly 1 27
Aaron Bradley 1 28
Chris 3L4W 0 29
Dan 3L4W 0 30
Paul 3L4W 0 31
Chris Curnow 0 32
Nick Scelsa 0 33
Ian Kneale 0 34
Joseph Heilemann 0 35
Barnaby Lee 0 36
Ashley Woodhouse 0 37
Chris Honeyman 0 38
Frank Poe 0 39
Lee Webster 0 40
Mike Hassell 0 41
Dave Bladen 0 42
Ed Forsyth 0 43
Agent Q 0 44
Chris Dart 0 45
Nicholas Peters 0 46
Ryan Anderson 0 47
Ryan Kneale 0 48
Marc Wolfskehl 0 49
Jordan Mason 0 50
Yven van der Struijs 0 51
Steve Mitchell 0 52
Charlie Jefferson 0 53
Peter Goodchild 0 54
Fraser Bird 0 55
Sean Austin 0 56
Conor McElroy 0 57
Mantus Spears 0 58
Suraj Mulji 0 59
Mike Hough 0 60
Dean Collins 0 61
Todd Fitzgerald 0 62
Adam Garcia 0 63
Max Williams 0 64
Nick Johnston 0 65
Jason Crab 0 66
Dan Mclellen 0 67
Steve Powell 0 68
Andrew Pryor 0 69
Alex Neville 0 70
Jonthan Mills 0 71
Alex Cordiner 0 72
Pedro De La Hoya 0 73
Robert Higgins 0 74
Cody Davis 0 75
Miguel Gonzales 0 76
Mark Lockwood 0 77
Tyson Best 0 78

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