Qualy was annoying, I had the same sound glitch that Ollie had in Germany due to his friend crashing while I was watching him (fix this codies!), I didn't quit and rejoin because when Ollie did that he had all sorts of bugs, probably only cost me 1 position though as Ollie and Curley (on supers???) set mid 38's.
At the start I was hit with 1 last piece of BS from the F1 2016 contact model when I tapped Matt at T1 which put me down to the lower points, I doodled around until I was suddenly P2 when the SC came out as the perfect time. Couldn't get past the Red Bulls so I let my teammate Ollie through so he could catch Curley, I pounced on Lee when Ollie went by and had a great battle with MichaelAngelo on the last lap for P3 though he had penalties. Don't know which tier won but P2 and P3 for me and Ollie should give us a great chance
Not meaning to sound like a spoilsport here, but Tony kinda ruined what was meant to be a FUN race. Divebombing at any opportunity, even divebombing 2 cars at once in certain corners, also intentionally took out @Hasnain for no reason (other than tony failing a divebomb). Too many incidents caused by him and made me feel uncomfortable racing him. As quick as he is, he ruined the whole occassion for me. Highlights will come soon.
An eventful race for me. My qualifying laps weren't great. On my first run on US I messed up the last few corners and lost a lot of time. Second run on SS I had a good first sector but the rest of the lap was poor and the lap ended up being invalidated. Final run on US, I lost the back end at turn 1 and then got unlucky as @michaelangelo53 lost control of his car at turn 2/3 and I had to take avoiding action because I wasn't sure if he was going to ghost or not. In the end I was happy with the P11 because of the free choice of tyres.
Race start was okay, I got through cleanly but lost a position. At the end of S2 I went for a bit of a late move on @SolidNinjaSnake cos he was going slowly but ended up losng a position to @Wobbuffet. On lap 3 @Wobbuffet hit the wall, I think he might have got damage. I was battling him for the next few laps and then I was overtaken by @Ollie_D631 at the hairpin. I started to drop back a bit so came in on lap 8 for soft tyres.
On lap 11 Tony spun round behind me at the first chicane, I think he hit me but I didn't feel anything. On lap 13 Tony was close to me going into the hairpin, I tried to take a slight tighter line so that I didn't get overtaken like I did by Ollie but he went for it anyway and he got half spun round. At the time of the incident I thought it was my fault so I decided to let him through but as he went past he hit me and I was spun round into the wall, I got a puncture and the safety car came out because of this. I felt a bit lucky to still be in the race at this point. Looking back it probably wasn't my fault because I had the right to the corner. I don't know if he intentionally caused the collision (when I got spun round) or whether it was the game's dodgy contact model but I guess probably should've left more space getting past.
When I was coming into the pits, I selected the soft tyres twice but the team still put me on supersofts. So I came in again for soft tyres and I only just reached the queue before the restart. In the last stint I was mainly battling with @Pika_Network. On lap 20, tried to get a wider entry onto the 2nd DRS straight but didn't realise he was so close behind and ended up turning into him. This one was definitely my fault and so I let him through. I tried to keep up with Pika but made a few mistakes and ended up bringing the car home in 11th, running out of fuel over the line.
Anyways, sorry for rambling on quite a bit, congrats to @Curly on the win, thanks to @Wobbuffet for hosting, it was a fun race to finish off F1 2016 and hopefully we'll race again on F1 2017. Incident with Tony at 8:45
Incident with Pika at 12:50
Pretty disappointing that race and it didn't really feel like a clean race either from what I saw of others during it, so not a great way to sign off on F1 2016, but I'm just glad it wasn't a league race! Haha.
Anyway I should have had a much better result than I got but I got screwed twice. First time my teammate Pika lagged backwards into me, breaking my front wing. Had to pit at the end of Lap 1. Safety car came out and pretty much brought me back into play and technically back onto a one stop too, but the second incident happened, where Vik was behind another car so I thought I was safe but then in the braking zone he pulls out into my path and I hit the back of him, this time just damaging my wing. I didn't want to pit again so I stayed out with the damage and was actually somewhat managing to keep up with those ahead too. In the end I finished 9th but ah well, only a social race. Roll on F1 2017! =)
Ok firstly I just want to thank @xXVik-StarRxX for hosting last night and I want to thank everyone who took part.
(I will address things mentioned by the other drivers, go through my race and give my final thoughts overall in the next post)
Alright here the Qualy and Race results in full: Qualifying results:
1. Curly ------------(F3)1:38.628(SS)
2. Ollie_D ----------(F2) 1:38.712 (US)
3. MattDavies -----(FA) 1:39.165 (US)
4. Klayyyy ---------(F2) 1:39.194 (US)
5. Leedamastr -----(F3) 1:39.418 (SS)
6. Rashad B --------(F3) 1:39.650 (SS)
7. VikStar ----------(F3) 1:40.333 (SS)
8. JohnnyR ---------(F5) 1:40.742 (US)
9. SolidNinjaSnake -(F4) 1:40.752 (SS)
10. PikaNetwork ----(F4) 1:40.765 (SS)
11. Hasnain ---------(F5) 1:41.222 (US)
12. Syluntbob -------(F4) 1:42.087 (SS)
13. Donks -----------(F4) 1:43.316 (US)
14. Michaelangelo --(F1) 1:52.378 (US)
15. Tony523 -------- (--) No Time
16. Wobbuffet ------ (F3) No Time
Well that was a hell of a lap by @Curly on the SS to take pole, also I think @MattDavies2511 deserves a mention for qualifying 3rd despite being a Assist league driver, great effort.
I think the midrace SC certainly shook things up and affected a lot of peoples races, while it was a lifesaver for some it equally was hell for others, but in the end Curly took the win closely followed Ollie and Klay.
Although I lost it on lap 15 and was in my own race at the back I did record half the race so you can all see yourself TV Cam styleeee. I focused on what I thought were the interesting battles. But maybe got it wrong.