Agreement to move to F1 category, was the result of many years of work. As a patient in preparation for the season. Then the corona pandemic stopped almost the whole world.
Fortunately, you stay healthy, working and fitness e.g.. using motocross. Waiting for the corona to recede and life to recover as much as possible. Now the water situation allows for training with your own F2 equipment and with F1 equipment, while permission to cross borders will come.
Let’s all take care of ourselves and each other and look to the future with confidence.
The talented young driver has this week signed a top contract with F1 Team Sweden.
F1 Team Sweden is one of the World Series top stables. In season 2019 team owner and another swedish driver Jonas Andersson was ranked second personal total score and achieved silver medal in the team championship. There are nine teams who compete in F1 series and 20 boat racers around the world are fighting for investments.. There are two Finns competing in the same serie .
Two previous seasons Kalle Viippo has driven in Formula 2 -boats Championship serie with his own garage team. Local businesses have been supporting the rise of Kalle from junior champion league to the F1 class. Now there are e.g. technology companies from Oulu, who believe in successful cooperation with Kalle Viippo. This first F1 season will be exploring a new category for this foster of Salo Racing Boaters..
"I'm really excited and motivated. Soon I get to known F1 boat and getting used to everything new. Dream became the target and now it's true! The team is one of the best in the world, so the expectations in the future are high".
Season 2019 is driven and we are back in home from Abu Dhabi. The equipment is still on the way, but a month's time at home too.
On Friday 6.12 Finnish Independence Day free practice went well, mainly outputs practicing and propellers where testing.
Qualification of the first partition and finaly 6:th best time. The second section was good to go, resulting from the ninth best time. For this first time in this class third section , where 10 the fastest driver one at a time 2 fast laps. It does not rate no longer enough to top off the best, but the result 9 GP venue start.
On saturday 7.12 driven GP last season went very well.
with start was a bit of a problem. The engine is not started immediately, however, crashes of the start were successful and I was able to get up places.
All 44 race laps were run and at the finish I was on the fifth. The best performance in this class, the technical inspection came with a competitor by technical reason DSQ , so I got up 4:KSI.
Fourth place also gave a very Championships points and the period at the end of my rank in the World Championship just fine 8:s.
This is very good to go harder goals for the upcoming season 2020. Christmas break and updating of equipment before spring front.
Season 2019 giving big thanks to all our partners and all who were in one way or another involved with us!
F2 class period 2019 the last powerboat World Championship is underway in the capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Today we run free practice and qualifying sessions.
The morning free practice lap times improved in the exercise progresses. The engine worked well, propellers were tested and verailtiin. A lot of fast laps were, although 18 other competitor being on the track at the same time, intact turns of driving is often a challenge.
The first time with the afternoon Q1:in, first 20 ajettettiin minutes to all the competitors at the same time. Good laps and at the end of the time I was in the results 6:th. So, the next Q2 continued in the competition after the short break. The following 15 minutes were drove with 15 competitor group. Also, this nicely towards the short-listed Q3, the resulting 8:the shining. Q3:I left in the round its own third, in reverse order taking. Laps went well, however the speed was not enough and as a result 9. place for tomorrow's World Championship races.
Tomorrow is driven practise at 10:30 local time, eli 8:30 Finnish time. Closing the competition starts at 15:15 local time parade round, the race at 15:30 local time.
The Portuguese competition we left anticipation of mind, the engine has finally been settled. Some enough time to run the test before leaving the competition.
Saturday's rehearsal went pretty well, Time trials not found the right propeller. The engine worked well, but the pace and undamaged fast laps could not be less than. The starting place for competition 17.
Sunday's free practice, everything was in place better and exercise 10:the fastest time. With confidence, despite competition from. The competition had to be 2 restart, because of collisions that occurred turnbuoy.
The third output managed to get up to speed and competition. 33 In spite of the degree of the heat run 44 hard rounds, Round length 1750 m. Many laps time with the Swedish Oskar Samuelsson almost side by side,. Really great rallying. I came into the match on the eighth and here 3 Championship points.
season's final race is run in December 6-7 day in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is waiting for the competition, practice also have time to, even if the shipment of equipment to the competition site requires time.