Round 13 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
Race Distance: 44 laps
1999/2000 Pole Position: Jan Svehlik (1:38.372)
1999/2000 Race Winner: Jan Svehlik (1h19:01.109)


1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1:38.441 +00.000 11 20 
2. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1:39.854 +01.413 16 
3. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1:40.146 +01.705 14 
4. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1:40.618 +02.177 12 12 
5. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1:41.884 +03.443 10 10 
6. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 1:42.116 +03.675 10 


1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1h18:56.617 +0:00.000 180+5+3
2. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1h20:25.574 +1:28.957 170 
3. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1h20:46.793 +1:50.176 165+5
4. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1h22:33.728 +3:37.111 160 
5. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1h22:42.300 +3:45.683 155 
6. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 1h22:55.182 +3:58.565 151 
7. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1h24:36.147 +5:39.530 147 
8. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 25 laps 58.98% 81 

Race Statistics

PosCarDriverFastest LapLL/TLPitstopsAvg.
Tyre Usage
TimeLap #StopsAvg. LengthABCD
1. # 1 Jan Svehlik 1:41.691 41 40/4430:15.18691  44 
2. #15 Benjamin Suerig 1:44.779 39  0/4430:14.07791  44 
3. # 2 Darren Crawford 1:44.953 39  4/4430:18.28190   44
4. #25 Jim Spratt 1:43.185 43  0/4430:26.75690  1430
5. #39 Robert Wilson 1:43.832 43  0/4430:29.41090  2321
6. # 7 Olivier Leroy 1:45.154 37  0/4420:27.12889  44 
7. #11 Ian Parkhouse 1:44.632 41  0/4450:35.61792  377
8. # 4 Steffen Diener 1:47.286 20  0/2520:13.78791  25 

Selected Quotes

Jan Svehlik (Bolgani), Race winner: "A good race."

Benjamin Suerig (Amiga Racing), 2nd: "Another race that has shown that I'm simply not able to win races in my rookie season. Since I'm still fighting with the car's physics, I make too many mistakes."

Darren Crawford (Bolgani), 3rd: "At the start everything was going well until the 11th lap when my car started to slide every where. This change my tire strategy, but I think it was choice. Again everything was going well until lap 38, The back markers had no respect for the drivers in the top positions, and cost me some valuable time. Other than that, the Bolgani car worked rather well today and I'm quite happy with my teams performance."

Jim Spratt (Lotus), 4th: "A good race, although as usual the backmarkers were hell to get through, tho a race win was never in doubt as by my 1st pitstop I was 39 seconds ahead of Hakkinen. The only problem was I ran into the back of Joss Verstappen on lap 39, resulting in a trip to the pits for a new nose - however my pace for the last 4 laps was excellent, as I knew grip wouldn't be a problem - I look forward to Monza..."

Robert Wilson (Powerecoil-2000), 5th: "The first segment of this race was uneventful, nothing much happened for the first 13 laps except me putting a wheel on the grass slightly around the back of the circuit. After my 1st pitstop it was just traffic and more traffic. Deciding not to make any rash moves on cars as I needed some points, I just stayed back and made moves on back markers in the same segments of the track on each lap. The third segment was going well on a switch back to a C compound tyre, as I had started the race on. However, an Arrows car spun at the bus stop several laps from the finish, the car hit the barrier and as it rolled back, damaged my front nose cone. It was lucky the pit lane was only a few metres away. I dropped into the pits, and got a nosecone and switched to D compound tyres. Not exactly what I had planned, but I managed to get two fast laps in after negotiating nine or ten back markers on the way to the finish."

Olivier Leroy (CyberSpeed), 6th: "I had a very good start form the pole, and I was faster than Mika Hakkinen and the other. But on the lap 9, I broke my front wing, and I had to stop. So after that, I was 6th. But in few laps, I took the first place, and I was with the same tires until the lap 30, so the grip was very bad. Because of that, I think I have lost a lot of time..."

Ian Parkhouse (Phoenix), 7th: "Well, I finished. That's about all that can be said about that race."

Steffen Diener (Power Tech), 8th: "For some reason I'm always slow in spa. I can't say that I don't like the track, but the track doesn't seem to like me. CCs seem to drive a completely different setup, wich makes it very tricky to overtake. And that's the reason for my retirement in lap 26."

Last modified: Friday 09 December 2005 - 23:00