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PS3 Thurs F1 - Round 12: Monza, Italian GP - Thurs 30th @ 8pm GMT


Frede

1-time AOR PS3 F1 Champion
Jan 14, 2014
427
43
#1


Round 12 - Italian Grand Prix
Season 7


Race Information:

Date: Thurs 30th January 2014
Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Autodromo di Monza

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Questions for YOU!

Winner:
Pole:
Podium:
Surprise result:

How do you rate your own chances here?
Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
Has the season been as planned for you?


If you are unable to attend the race, PLEASE advise your League Coordinator and leave a post in this thread.

 

Jampe-

Formula Karter
Jan 18, 2014
214
23
#2
Winner: Frede
Pole: Frede
Podium: Frede, Raikkonen, Tom
Surprise result: Prehn

How do you rate your own chances here?
- Dunno actually. It seems that the times i'm doing, they seem to be fine, but i'm not feeling comfortable on the track atm. Aiming for the podium, but it wont be easy this time.

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
- I'm comfortable on any track, if the car is just balanced right. But it seems that i'm struggling on tracks where is low traction.

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
- My race pace has been good in the last races, though I wasn't waiting for races like Nurburgring or Spa. I like more the tracks that are about to come, modern tracks. So there fore i'm aiming for 5th place in the end of the season.

Has the season been as planned for you?
- Pretty much. Wasn't sure how the season would start and where i would be with my pace, but it seems that it's just getting better and better all the time. It's also great that we have had some great results with Woody for the team and he has got his pace up again.
 

CalHD

Pro Karter
Jan 14, 2014
107
41
#3
Winner: KOS
Pole: Frede
Podium: KOS, Frede, Tom
Suprise Result: Spuddy

How do you rate your own chances here?
-Not my most favorite or quickest track of mine. Just going to take it nice and easy and hope for the best

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
-To be honest, I don't really prefer either high or slow speed tracks. As long as the track has a nice flow, with no off camber corners then I am happy. Thats why I like tracks such as Monaco, Spa and Sliverstone. They have flow unlike tracks like Abu Dhabi and Korea.

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
​-At the moment I am currently out the relegation zone so I am happy. Maybe 12th is a reasonable target for the rest of the season.

Has the season been as planned for you?
-Well as I joined mid season, I have never really had a plan.
 

Frede

1-time AOR PS3 F1 Champion
Jan 14, 2014
427
43
#4
Winner: KoS
Pole: Catfish
Podium: KoS, raikkonen44 and olliekart
Surprise result: Cal

How do you rate your own chances here?
- They should be fine.. I have had some great times here, but the fact that the corners are sooo easy to cut isn't really a nice thing for me.. Therefore I will just relax in qualifying, exactly as I did back at Montreal.

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
- I don't really care a lot.. I just have some bad tracks coming to race pace; Malaysia, Nürburgring and Korea.. Other than that I feel fine.

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
- 1st. It would obviously be a very big disappointment for me if I cant hold my gap. I will maybe miss two races because of a ski holiday and a trip to iceland.. so if my opponents score great points there, it will be close again. But for now, 1st.

Has the season been as planned for you?
- It has really been waaaaay better than I expected. I started league racing back in April 2013 so I am very new to the competitive side of the game. Therefore I didnt expect anything at all, but it seems like my racing in real life has given me something haha..
 

olliekart

Semi-Pro Karter
Jan 14, 2014
100
13
#5
Winner: Catfish
Pole: Frede
Podium: Catfish, KoS, Frede
Surprise result: Spuddy

How do you rate your own chances here?
Not high, I'm not a gearbox abuser like some drivers so braking has traditionally been my weak point.

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
I'm comfortable at low speed corners, which Monza is made up of with 3 chicanes, so I'm happy with the quick change of direction

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
P3. Frede is too far out and KoS has been fast all season but inconsistent. My consistency is what is my trump card so I may be able to hold a Top 3. Ahead of who, I don't know.

Has the season been as planned for you?
A little better. Some of my driving has been bad and some has been good. However despite my lack of raw speed, my race pace seems to pull me back into contention which is a nice attribute to have :)
 

Prehn

Formula 4 1st Driver
Premium Member
Jan 14, 2014
884
145
#6
Winner: Frede
Pole: Frede
Podium: Raikonen, KoS, Frede
Surprise result: CalHD

How do you rate your own chances here?
It will be a coin toss for me in regards to succes. I haven't got time this week to practice. If I somehow nail the setup Ithink I can do well. If not, I'd be happy for any point(s) I get.

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
I don't have any real favorites, but I like this track with the right setup. I definitely don't like Silverstone.

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
I'm hoping for a top ten, but I've only done one race in F1, so I'm not sure where my pace is compared to the others.

Has the season been as planned for you?
I have only done one race where I finished 8th which is accetable.
 

zWoody

Formula 3 Reserve Driver
Jan 18, 2014
1,006
215
#7
Winner: C2GY
Pole: C2GY
Podium: C2GY, Raikko, KoS
Surprise result: Oli finishing dead last one lap down due to puncture suffered at parabolica! :D
(everyone is going for the positive surprise, I am going to turn the tables and give the surprise negative result!)

How do you rate your own chances here?
Think this race is wide open. Glorified oval. Whoever has top speed and keeps it out of the gravel will be the winner.

Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
I like tight, twisty, and technical tracks better. But I rope Monza in to the part of the season where I thrive b/w Germany and Japan due to momentum.

Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
Specialist and I are holding on to the coattails of the very intense battle for 3rd, so it's tough to predict where my finishing position will be. Anywhere from 3rd to 8th is my guess :)

Has the season been as planned for you?
Not at all. Really struggled first handful of races, but began to find some pace, time, and consistency after trying different things over Christmas so I am hoping for much better finishes in this half of the season.
 
Jan 14, 2014
193
10
#8
Winner: C2GY
Pole: KoS
Podium: C2GY, Raikko, KoS
Surprise result: CalHD

How do you rate your own chances here?
Feeling quite confident here, my pace and consistency is improving by the race, and I had some decent immediate pace here, which could be promising.
Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
I feel more comfortable at tracks like this because you get more breaks :p nah I honestly don't know,I just take each track as it comes.
Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
Not a clue, just hopefully not in the relegation zone :unsure:
Has the season been as planned for you?
Not really, me and the wall keep bumping into eachother, and it's difficult slotting into such a tight, competetive division ;)
 
Jan 14, 2014
88
5
#9
Extra precautions needs to be done in this track to prevent some to cut the corners, I propose if some steward is free to join our league and expectate the qualifiying and the race to prevent this issue to cut the corners, especially and mainly in curva del vialone.
 

Jampe-

Formula Karter
Jan 18, 2014
214
23
#10
If someone sees continous cutting and has video of it, it's automaticully in the stewards, simple as that. It should be enough for everyone to not cut. At least i will post it..
 

Frede

1-time AOR PS3 F1 Champion
Jan 14, 2014
427
43
#11
We will look for cutters. Whenever I get an ok time in qual I will retire and spec for cutters ;)
 

Gazza

Semi-Pro Karter
Jan 16, 2014
89
11
#12
Hopefully can get a decent setup and an idea for this track from social bit later on, good high speed track though suspect high amount of overtaking for sure lol.
 

KoS

F1 Coordinator
Jan 17, 2014
281
15
#13
Right guys, I've got a qualifying ban for this race. I sincerely apologise to Oli for ruining his race at Spa and I have learnt my lesson.
 

Gazza

Semi-Pro Karter
Jan 16, 2014
89
11
#14
Ouch, not good mate!
Never seen that happen before to someone
 

Frede

1-time AOR PS3 F1 Champion
Jan 14, 2014
427
43
#15
He must soon be used to start last after all his DSC's during qual :D
 

Defiant195

Formula 3 Test Driver
Premium Member
Jan 20, 2014
979
249
#16
Winner: Raikkonen44
Pole: Raikkonen44
Podium: C2GY_85, Jamsteri
Surprise result: Jamsteri

How do you rate your own chances here?
Same as everywhere else, maybe bit better than average as more gravel traps here than a lot of other modern circuits.
Do you like high speed tracks like this one, or do you feel more comfortable at tracks such as Monaco?
I tend to be more competitive at technical tracks.
Getting closer to the end of the season, where do you see yourself finishing in the drivers' championship?
P13, never had the pace for this tier and took 3 seasons in tier 2 to get here.
Has the season been as planned for you?
Slightly better than expected, was a reserve but got a race every week and had some great battles at the back without getting lapped.

P.s. Have uploaded my ping test results into the net connection thread.

Good luck everyone.
 

Jampe-

Formula Karter
Jan 18, 2014
214
23
#17
Let's take it easy in the first chicane. One of the worst start corners there is..
 

VTi-DOHC

1-time AOR PS3 F1 Champion
Premium Member
Jan 15, 2014
218
58
#18
Cannot make this one guys, working away from home will try to make Singapore! Have a good one!
 

zWoody

Formula 3 Reserve Driver
Jan 18, 2014
1,006
215
#19
I expect some extreme shakeups from the normal finishing order tonight. It really could be anyone's race.
 

Gazza

Semi-Pro Karter
Jan 16, 2014
89
11
#20
zWoody;n8085 said:
I expect some extreme shakeups from the normal finishing order tonight. It really could be anyone's race.
Hopefully mine :thumbup: