We had a fun little battle. Found it particularly fun when you made a mistake and then dropped miles behind me, and behind a couple cars, then a lap later I made the same mistake and was back behind you. Couldn't help but think "oh come on not this guy again"Another **** race when things should be worked out differently..... Why do I bother?
Should have been pole but for screwing my last attempt. 1st lap registered a 1:32.8 which was abysmal but grip wasn't there. Second run netted me P5 (1:31.9) but lost at least seven tenths with not hooking up turns 3 and 5. Nailed them both on my last attempt and was eight tenths up but, what do I do? Cut the corner ever so slightly at the start of S3 which fucks me over. First pole is wanting but getting closer.
First off..... a big congratulations to Codemasters for their excellence in designing kerbs - I couldn't have crashed without you.
How's that for skills @JohnnyR95?
Never raced in a proper wet race on F1 2017 so knew I was in trouble. First two laps were promising and stayed up in P5 (briefly second coming to turn 1 at the start but chickened out on the brakes and get clustered by everyone - crazy nuffin.) and even though @CombiKoermi passed me in the Williams I felt like I was able to stay on good pace, and having a great fight with @TheTubbyNinja was a lot of fun. Lap 7 and everything with the handling and tyres go to **** as I start having overheating issues, and with the Inters up at 70-75% I had no choice but to pit just when the track started drying.
First few laps it looked like a masterstroke, as other cars pitting for dries looked like struggling a great deal as I was making up heaps of time on new Inters, but not enough to make up the deficit necessary to regain my original P5 from earlier, lost too much in the end. Pitted for the dries eventually but even then could have stayed out two more laps to gain more time. Handling was bloody excellent on the softs, and found myself in P10 chasing @DON SILVA's Renault. Could have caught up quicker but for some reason the fuel even on standard was running out a great deal so had to use Lean to put myself in the green which was costing me time.
Got it back and set about going for a final push to catch Don's Renault. But.......
Codemasters fucks me over.
I hit the inside kerb at turn 6 without issue every time during qualifying and the race, yet two laps from the end physics decides that isn't happening this time and as I hit the kerb part, it gives a big kick on the rear right which sends my Mercedes out of control and spearing for the wall on the other side. Points finish R.I.P
Angry is a gross understatement - if I get my Youtube channel sorted out Codies are getting rage videos aplenty haha
Agreed, I don't think I was able to take control of the car in time.... RIPHis car was ghosted. I don't think he was in control
If it's any consolation, you'll still get a point