Constructors' Champion : Renault
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The 2006 GP4 Offline Championship was the first official season of the brand new offline championship. It contested on Grand Prix 4 which used the F1 2006 mod. The league was hosted by Azrul Zafri aka azschmy on YouTube who hadn't done an offline league for over 2 years. Testing for the championship was uploaded on the 25th September 2015 with the first official qualifying being uploaded on the 2nd October 2015 and the first official race being uploaded the day after.
The championship was won by the experienced Joseph Willows with the title decided in the final race in Brazil. His rival, former offline league champion Joshua Anderson, finished second by 2 points. Kellin Bryce finished 3rd in his debut season in Offline League racing for Renault whilst Will Neller suffered an inconsistent first season at Ferrari, finishing a disappointing 4th overall. Jack Boyman was another Rookie who impressed in his first season despite a slow start he battled to an exceptional 5th overall, and Connor Smith, who was unable to match his more experienced teammate for pace, recovered to finish a strong 6th. Felix Sonntag was a revelation in the uncompetitive Williams car and became one of only two drivers to win a race in a car that was not a McLaren, Renault or Ferrari, eventually finishing 7th in the Championship. In Addition, he was only the German driver who won a race for this series. This championship has been dominated by Englishman, which 17 out of 18 races won by them. Jyri Määttä was left frustrated by his cars inconsistency throughout the season, nonetheless he was strong in the Honda and finished a solid 8th overall ahead of his Teammate, former offline league champion, James Willows who won in San Marino on his second outing in the Honda. Jay Mckenzie impressed on multiple occasions in the powerful Toyota claiming 3 podium finishes on his way to 10th overall, and was one of the most impressive rookies.
Paige Knight took feminism in her stride to impress as the only female driver on the grid and grabbed a solid podium in Monaco on her way to 11th in the Championship. She was followed by the younger Neller brother, Andrew, who was unable to match the pace of his Teammate finishing a lowly 12th. The Malaysian, Azrul Zafri, put in a solid effort in the uncompetitive BMW to finish 15th overall, whilst the offline league veteran, George Roke, struggled to get to grips with his slow Red Bull car and turned attention to the following season. Evan Byrne impressively took a Pole Position in his short stint at Red Bull - he also turned his sights on the next season. Wais Kuba endured a tough return to Offline League racing and only finished 20th, although he missed 8 races that season. The Midland of Sin Cara finished the season with an impressive retirement free record and even scored championship points for the back markers, whilst his Teammate Adam Wolff was equally impressive despite often fighting at the back he put in a good shift to miss out on points on a few occasions.
Signed Teams and DriversEdit
|Mild Seven Renault F1 Team||Renault||0||Joshua Anderson||All|
|Team McLaren Mercedes||Mercedes||3||Jack Boyman||All|
|Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro||Ferrari||5||Will Neller||All|
|Panasonic Toyota Racing||Toyota||7||Jay McKenzie||All|
|Williams F1 Team||Cosworth||9||Felix Sonntag||All|
|Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team||Honda||11||Jyri Määttä||All|
|Red Bull Racing||Ferrari||14||David Coulthard||1-14|
|BMW Sauber F1 Team||BMW||16||Nick Heidfeld||1-3|
|Spyker MF1 Racing||Toyota||18||Adam Wolf||All|
|Scuderia Toro Rosso||Cosworth||20||Vitantonio Liuzzi||All|
|Super Aguri F1||Honda||22||Takuma Sato||All|
- From Round 2 onwards Scott Speed was replaced by Swiss Neel Jani.
- From Round 2 onwards Sakon Yamamoto was replaced by Frenchman Franck Montagny.
- From Round 3 onwards Jenson Button was replaced by Joseph Willows' younger brother James Willows.
- Nick Heidfeld was sacked from BMW Sauber after picking up no points unlike his teammate. He was replaced for the rest of the season by Malaysian and host Azrul Zafri.
- Nico Rosberg was sacked from Williams due to poor performances compared to his team mate. His replacement is Will Neller's younger brother Andrew Neller.
- Jarno Trulli was sacked from Toyota after poor performances with saw him near the back of the field. His replacement was British Woman Paige Knight.
- Anthony Davidson replaced Montagny for his home Grand Prix (Round 8), after the team wants to test the ability of their test driver.
- From Round 9 onwards, Jacques Villeneuve has decided to retire from this championship, the seat has been replaced by Wais Kuba whose ex-driver for Sauber Petronas for GP4 2005 Championship, 2 years ago.
- From Round 10 & 11 onwards, American Scott Speed got the chance to race and replaced Neel Jani.
- With 4 races remaining, Rookie Evan Byrne from Ireland made his debut in this series for RBR Ferrari to replace David Coulthard.
- Due to a busy commitment by host Azrul Zafri, the league took a long break until the 2nd December when the league came back with practice and qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix in one video with the race coming the following day. It was also announced that Spain and Monaco would take place on the same week.
- From Round 11 onwards, qualifying and the race were combined in a video for the better highlights.
|Round||Grand Prix||Pole Position||
|Winning Driver||Winning Constructor|
|1||Bahrain GP||Will Neller||Joshua Anderson||Joshua Anderson||Renault|
|2||Malaysian GP||Jyri Määttä||Will Neller||Will Neller||Ferrari|
|3||Australian GP||Joshua Anderson||Will Neller||Joshua Anderson||Renault|
|4||San Marino GP||James Willows||Joseph Willows||James Willows||Honda|
|5||European GP||Joshua Anderson||Will Neller||Joshua Anderson||Renault|
|6||Spanish GP||Will Neller||Andrew Neller||Felix Sonntag||Williams Cosworth|
|7||Monaco GP||Jack Boyman||Will Neller||Kellin Bryce||Renault|
|8||British GP||Jyri Määttä||Joseph Willows||Joseph Willows||McLaren Mercedes|
|9||Canadian GP||Will Neller||Will Neller||Will Neller||Ferrari|
|10||United States GP||Jack Boyman||Will Neller||Will Neller||Ferrari|
|11||French GP||Joseph Willows||Kellin Bryce||Kellin Bryce||Renault|
|12||German GP||Joshua Anderson||Kellin Bryce||Kellin Bryce||Renault|
|13||Hungarian GP||Kellin Bryce||Joshua Anderson||Joshua Anderson||Renault|
|14||Turkish GP||Joseph Willows||Jyri Määttä||Joseph Willows||McLaren Mercedes|
|15||Italian GP||George Roke||Kellin Bryce||Joseph Willows||McLaren Mercedes|
|16||Chinese GP||Kellin Bryce||Felix Sonntag||Kellin Bryce||Renault|
|17||Japanese GP||Evan Byrne||Joseph Willows||Joseph Willows||McLaren Mercedes|
|Brazilian GP||Will Neller||Jack Boyman||Jack Boyman||McLaren Mercedes|
Points are awarded to the top eight classified finishers using the following structure:
Constructors Championship Edit