Fenix Mistral 2.0

Mistral 2.0

Let’s talk a bit about her…

Roughly at the mid of November 2018 we start to talk about a new Mistral.

“We” is the usual Fenix Think Tank… Roman Pichler (fastest retired driver on the Earth), Matteo Berlincioni, Giacomo Moretti, Andi Frattaroli and myself.

Mistral 2017 was still our weapon. Some driver find the front end “too complex”, so the plan was to switch to something more easier.

Some points were somehow clear:

  • Stay away from the mass market “double carbon front arm”.
  • ETS has bring into the equation the Volante tires, and we found that a longer wheelbase was a beneficial point.

In the corner, of my overcrowded desk, there was the G56 mule… “Smiling”….

So, I went to the CAD and start to “formulize” the G56.

V-link at the rear and “pancar” style front end… worth to try.

Pancar front end is rather easy to set and very effective and V-link was giving some positive feedback with G56

280mm long wheel base, as raced with Volante, in the last ETS season.

By the mid of January 2019 the drawings for the prototype were ready…  Then a voice said… “Can we test it at the Swiss Master…. “

Great Idea… Shame it’s the first weekend of February…. Less than one month.

Nevertheless, it was a chance not to be missed, being the “Swiss Master” one of the largest carpet race in South Europe.

Saturday 2 February,  the very first Mistral 2.0 was finished on Roman’s workbench at the track… Andi was racing Mistral hybrid, with the rear of the Mistral 2017 and the front of the 2.0, the rest of the guys were on their usual Mistrals

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Andi Frattaroli, Roman Pichler and Marco Favaretto
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The very first Mistral 2.0 – Btw… She’s still alive and active!

To make a long story short, the “fastest retired driver” Roman Pichler, put his Mistral 2.0 prototype in the A- main and close the race at 6th place.

Not too bad… was the only carbon fiber chassis in the the A-main… in a carpet race.

But… there was no time to waste… the prototype goes to Matteo Berlincioni, as the ETS was the very next weekend…

ETS #2… Daun, the biggest indoor ETS race.

Well, it was a strange race… 2 Fenix… and “Cowabunga!!!!”, Matteo Berlincioni put the Prototype in the A-main…

Then something strange happens… A lot of people comes to see “that strange car”.

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Isn’t she lovely?….. 🙂
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Back from the ETS, was the time for some homework… and the very first batch of Mistral 2.0 was made.

So, we went to ETS #3 in “Supposely Sunny” Spain, where we’ve to race into one of the most freezing and raining weekend I can recall…

Not bad either….

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Every Mistral at the track got a trophy!

Only strange thing… We got some enquiry over the legality of Mistral 2.0…

A bit puzzling for me, as it was verified by SRCCA at the Swiss Master, it was ok at ETS rd2 and I was perfectly sure of the job we’ve done…

By ETS #4 all the doubt were clarified

In the meantime Mistral 2.0 becomes available to the public…

And one of the most exciting season begin…

2018/2019 ETS comes to the “end” and we, as team and personal results, we score the best ranking ever.

Matteo , Marco and me. And yes… I raced the Mains with the F1-70 body…

Meanwhile… Mistral 2.0 prove to be a formidable weapon with different drivers, giving us one of the most exciting season ever.

ACI Nationals was raced in the “Gara dei Costruttori” serie. In the last race was Alberto Riboni that took the cherry, giving to his team mate Simone Pavanello the National title.

And … yes… he was smiling..

In February 2020, at the F1 Circuit in Monza, during one of the coolest award ceremony ever seen, Simone Pavanello was crowned ACI Italian Champion.

2019 ACI National Champ: Simone Pavanello and his fianceè Silvia Marchitto. Best of all, she’s a really talented mechanic!

Even in this crazy 2020…

The Charity Race is not a race. Charity Race is “The Race” in Italy.
The race where you have to be and you want to be.
First, because the reasons behind the race are very worthy: every Euro raised by the race fee and sponsor raffle is donated to the children Hospital.
Second, for the same reason, is calling drivers from all Italy and Europe, for instance: Marc Rheinard and Ronald Volker were there as usual.

So a good result here, is worth twice to us.

Charity 2020 – Matteo Berlincioni did the job!
The babes
XRS 2020 – What about the 1-3 made by Federico Antonazzo and Nicola Zuccheri at the Xray Racing Serie?
Tommy Tam at One10Rc raceway
Vienna ETS#1 2019-20 Didn’t start too bad…
Daun ETS #2 2019/20. Excellent resul for Willy Voisangrin and Martijn van der Heijden.
Andernach ETS 2019/20 #3 – Martijn van der Heijden

2020 UISP Italian Champ Paolo Bottignol

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2020 UISP National: My longtime pal, Paolo Bottignol is like a good aged Cognac, the older, the better

When we introduced Mistral 2.0, we said: Different…. This is the very least we can say over our new F1 model. Nothing in the market is comparable with the new Mistral 2.0

Mistral 2.0: Dare to be different