i was watching the gap coming down and didn't notice the laps slipping away - "i'm nearly there...couple more laps.......oh, sh*t, it's lap 35 @*~&$£"$%%^**("So here's my race review:
Qualified 4th 0.3s off my personal best quali time so pretty happy with that.
Race started well and maintained my 4th spot until Lap 3 when I had a little moment under braking into turn 8 and knocked up against Chickano into the corner (no damage to either car thanks God). After that little hiccup I fell to 5th place behind slicker and ItsPT but managed to gain 3 positions up to 2nd over the next 7 laps.
The next 10 laps I remained in 2nd but I could see slicker was gaining and he closed the gap from 8s to 4s and that's when my arsehole went and I decided to pit to avoid racing haha. Pitted at the end of lap 19 and again fell to 5th but had a gap with plenty of clean air enabling me to put in some semi consistent times. Tyre temps and wear were pretty good throughout and the pressures remained consistent.
Slicker pitted on lap 29/30 and I managed to get 2nd place back down the main straight and at that point had a 5 second gap with 5 laps remaining. Slicker closed the gap to 2 seconds on the last lap and I have to admit I was feeling the pressure!
All in all really enjoyed lasts nights race and from what I've seen so far this Tier is much closer in terms of ability than any other tier I've raced in so bodes very well for the next 9 races.
Bring on Silverstone!