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Maybe a future F1 driver....

Discussion in 'Sports' started by k7, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    (Just got home from cycling so I’m behind.)

    Yep. That’s been consistent for the team so far.
  2. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    From Victor’s FB post:

    What a weekend and what an experience!!! Crazy how much we improved and the speed we had during the race!! I made a mistake in my stint but the Juncos boys did an incredible work and @wowen23 saved our result!! P8 but in the pace and fighting!! I’m still not sure what’s next but I’m really happy. Thank you very much @juncosracing to help me and again be part of the best moments in my career, I’m extremely grateful for this team!!
    Victor lost overpowered it out of one corner and got sideways. The damage to the driver’s side rear was minimal but they were still running hard at the end. It’s amazing to me how much faster the DPi class is compared to GTD.
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  3. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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    :clap

    Maybe he'll get a few more rides, and we can catch him in Laguna in September
  4. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    He was in in a CadillacDPI at mosport today. Finished well back. Don't know if the car had some issues.

    edited to add: he wrecked the car, badly.
  5. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    Yep. Thank goodness he’s ok!

    Edit: The car didn’t appear to look too bad after it was extracted but subsequent pictures are pretty bad. <sigh>
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    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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  8. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Any offers coming in, or did his last outing at Mosport put a halt to his career path?
  9. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    I'm not aware of any updates. I've reached out to his dad and will update this post when I hear from him.
  10. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    From Fabio, his dad:

    The left rear suspension broke and then the car push to the right. He saw on the video. Now he’s working with Juncos to help them to pay part of the costs but was not his fault. Drive again I think only if some sponsor appears. He’s here in Brazil this weekend.
    If you guys know any multimillionaires who wants to get into racing by sponsoring a team, let me know!
  11. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    Well, Victor got married this past weekend. I'm sure that can't be good for living in the US chasing a driver's dream. She is a beautiful, young, Brazilian so he's got that going for him. lol

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  12. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Congrats to him on his new "ride".
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    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    :photog
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    The_Commander The Man. Supporter

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    I hope this isn't the end of the story.
  15. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    Unfortunately, it seems his driving days at the higher echelons are over. He’s trying to make a living doing coaching and driver development.
  16. k7

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    Over? Over?

    https://www.framericas.com/articles...ng-for-2020-formula-regional-americas-program

    MUNDELEIN, IL (June 19, 2020) – Newman Wachs Racing is extremely happy to announce the addition of Brazilian Victor Franzoni to their driver lineup for the 2020 Formula Regional Americas Powered by Honda program. The 24-year-old will pilot the team’s #23 Ligier JS F3 car when the series returns to competition at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 26-28. Franzoni has an established reputation with a list of wins in all facets of the sport, including the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship title. With his vast experience, Victor will be a huge asset to the team. Franzoni has already spent considerable time working with the NWR operation in the Radical Cup series, highlighted by a strong performance at the 2018 ‘25 Hours of Thunderhill’. He also worked with the team in their setup development of their USF2000 car and drove at the Chris Griffis test in a PM-18, which was engineered by NWR Team Manager Brian Halahan. The duo teamed on several other successful projects and private tests, as well. This established working relationship will make Victor’s addition to NWR’s Formula Regional Americas program an easy step for everyone involved. Franzoni will join Jordan Missig on the NWR roster for the series.​
  17. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Never heard of this series. But at least he'll be racing again.
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  18. k7

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    yep. He did a test and was fast. This is one race though and if he does well, maybe he’ll get another shot. He’s raced with this team before so they all know each other but, I think he’s there to help a younger driver learn the ropes. Victor is 100% professional so his presence alone will show the other guy what is necessary.

    his dad said, that the grid is strong...Urrutia and Malukas where two names mentioned. I don’t recognize those guys but that doesn’t mean anything. If he races at Barber at the end of July, I’d love to go. I really like that place!
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    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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    Good news, hope he gets a more permanent ride. Too bad that series doesn't come to the left coast this year ...
  20. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    Victor got a 3rd in the first race. The winner was running away on the straights. That’s unusual. A good race and driver can pull away in the turns but on the straights, that’s different. This series has been kind of “amateur “ but with the shutdowns, a lot of young Indy and Indy Lights drivers are there making it instantly competitive.
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