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Double F is a German former GPGSL racing team. It was founded by team owner Florian Fischeder. The team entered the GPGSL in Season 1, as one of the founders teams. It stayed in the series until round 7 of Season 3 when Fischeder decided to fold the team due to a lack of performance and his desire to become a racing driver.

Racing HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

Double F's Season 1 car was powered by Honda with Bridgestne tyres, Monil Santilal and Jethro Walters were signed as drivers. They started the season in the best way possible, with a one-two win at the opening round in the Austrian Grand Prix, Santilal leading Walters. Santilal went on to win also in the Monaco Grand Prix, British Grand Prix and German Grand Prix, being the top contender for the title, while Walters struggled with reliability issues retiring four times during the season.

Two finishes outside of the points saw Santilal losing out the drivers championship to Philip Oakley, and the lack of results from Walters also meant that the team had to settle for 2nd in the constructors' behind Minardi.

Season 2Edit

For the Season 2 Santilal remained with the team, while Walters, signed as a test driver for Minardi, was replaced by rookie Matty Smith. Volkswagen was signed as new engine supplier, which turned out to be a bad decision, since it lacked pace compared to the Hondas. Santilal got in the points regularly and took a 3rd place podium at the Japanese Grand Prix, Smith however struggled and was replaced by Martini Paddock Racing test driver Charrel Jalving. The rookie surprised everyone when he won in his 2nd race only at the Czech Grand Prix, marking the highlight of the season for the team.

Double F ended the season in 7th place, a huge drop of performance when compared with the first season.

Season 3Edit

Double F spared no expenses in Season 3 when reigning world champion John Warrington joined the team coming from Team Shadow, a more than adequate replacement for Santilal, who left the team to join Martini Paddock Racing, Jalving also left, being signed by Double F's longtime rivals VSM, former Minardi. The second seat was filled by Christopher Hinz, who had been a test driver for Italian English Racing in Season 2. And for the first time, the team had test drivers, British William Ward and Peruvian Aldo Castillo.

Despite the promising lineup, the season turned out to be a disaster. The car was everything but competitive, leading Warrington to leave the team after six races only. Zsigmond Somogyi was brought in to replace him while the test drivers were fired. Volkswagen discontinued the supply after Warrington left, and the team switched to Petronas-branded Ferrari engines.

Hinz finished 5th in the first race after the switch at the Dutch Grand Prix, but it wasn't enough to stop the fall. Fischeder announced the team's withdrawl to the end of the season, which became an immediate one when Devil Fox Racing owner Byron van het Bolscher offered to take Double F's spot on the grid right.

Complete GrandPrixGames Super League ResultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap; underlined races indicate most places gained)

Season Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1 Honda B AUT BRA MON CAN GBR GER BEL ITA JPN AUS 117 2nd
United Kingdom Jethro Walters 2 Ret 14 Ret 21 5 Ret 14 7 Ret
Portugal Monil Santilal 1 3 1 11 1 1 18 2 10 15
2 Volkswagen B AUS MON BEL ESP BRA JPN AUT USA NED CAN ITA GER SAM CZE TUR GBR 84 7th
Portugal Monil Santilal 8 14 5 9 10 3 14 10 Ret 15 17 10 15 17 10 8
United Kingdom Matty Smith 11 Ret 10 13 13 18 10 18 8 12 18 12
Netherlands Charrel Jalving 22 1 17 5
3 Volkswagen
Petronas
B AUS GER USA CAN EUR SAM NED BEL MAL ENG HUN ITA JPN SMR BRA MON GBR 37 N/A
United Kingdom John Warrington 16 11 20 12 16 6
Hungary Zsigmond Somogyi Ret
Germany Christopher Hinz Ret 4 14 20 5 12 5

GalleryEdit

  • Double F's Season 1 challenger
  • Apart from some sponsor changes the livery remained the same for Season 2
  • Number 1 on the car for Season 3, only for 6 races though
  • The interim livery used after Warrington's departure, only raced once
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