Q - 4th - After a bit of sweating at this track and in the 11th hour , changed my setup and finally found traction and stability to beat @Thomasbrxwn TT time! it looked like this might actually be a good race. Originally losing about 1 second a lap and finding the back end sliding around, with this setup, I could fight for a top 5. Went out on Hards and put in a few bankers to see what it felt like. Then popped on the mediums and put about 3 laps of fuel in. Invalidated the 2nd lap, so turned it all down to get one more flying lap in. Crossed the line with 20seconds remaining to see where I could be placed. Finished qualifying 0.039 seconds ahead of Thom!
R - 4th. Starting in 4th with @LM00055 and @Beck in front , tried to warm the tires as much as I could in the formation lap. At the start, LM got a bit twitchy and I was forced to lift, which allowed Thom to get by. A little wiggle at the end of the first lap allowed @Limaro_83 to get a little side by side, but BRAVELY gave him space on the inside and kept my foot down round the last two corners to keep him behind!.. After the initial pits, ended back in 7th and was closing the gap to Thom, a few mistakes by some allowed me to move up, and with some kind of coming together with @xMartini93Z and Thom, I had to nearly stop as xmartini reversed onto the racing line, thankfully ghosting as he reversed into my car, but ruining @MJ7 race with front wing damage. Caught @Nick-1054 but with SERIOUS LAG found it difficult to get past, At one point I overtook and he ghosted through me to get back in front!. Final 12 laps and I had little pitch towards the wall and Took a small piece of wing off. This resulted in understeer... Not what you want on a Street circuit. and Limaro closed in. On the Final lap he got me but knowing he had a 3 second penalty, I got back into 4th place on the results table.
Not my favourite track and with the stupid safety car not coming out considering the issues people had I'm surprised there wasn't at least one S/C, I think the racing would have been a lot closer. Lets hope the we keep the grid numbers up, and remember, you don't have to be in a title contention to still enjoy close racing.
you should worry about spacial awareness while you’re at itTrue, you don't have to be in a title contention but some genuine pace would be nice plus not having people cut up your nose every time you actually try to defend your position. Got spun out twice by this in this race and barely kept straight when you lot passed my damage car after the pit stops.
it was like i gave your cheek a little peck and you slapping me, i literally blow at your car and it slapped so hard, not sure if it was already under rotating at this point as i didn’t get a warning, either way i do apologise.Q: p11, messed up my lap on the mediums
R: Had a great start and jumped immediately to p8, but missed some breaking points in the first lap and was p13 after Lap 1. Just kept my pace and I could have been a lot faster but barely could get the fast right corner into the DRS zone right. So I was stuck way too long behing @Nick-1054 who at some point started lagging. Around lap 13 @Mcquiz95 was losing a lot of pace and @Nick-1054 and me were about to overtake him. My exit of the fast right turn was amazing and overtook both of them. But i got hit and almost kicked out of the race despite being clearly at the front. As @Mcquiz95 mentioned, something went totally wrong there. I have really no problem if you wanna fight in the braking zone. But if you have someone behind you who can go a lot faster, dont pick a hopeless fight (p.s. i am on the pad as well) So @Nick-1054 got through, I somehow kept the car safe and @Mcquiz95 lost the car.
Then i had the incident with @Thomasbrxwn. I was right behind Nick and tried to get those corners as clean as possible. But somehow Thomas touched me and my Frontwing got destroyed. My car rolled back and when i saw @RobKite i instantly tried to ghost the car. Sry if my car messed up someones frontwing in this accident.
Now in general, some guys really need to pay attention while driving behind someone else. Am I really that bad of driver or can someone explain me how i got bumped at least 5 different times. Its not the first race i got kicked out of the race or suffered a broken wing this season. I certainly do mistakes as well, but it really gets on my nerves if i get kicked out of the race and the other guy doesnt even apologise (and still ends up on the podium). Therefore a big shoutout to @Thomasbrxwn who was the first one this season to apologise.
I dont send those incidents to the stewards because in most cases wouldnt help my position anyway. But i really recommend some guys with RL or whatever to memorize some important braking points.
Thomas, please look at the footage. There was never any space on the outside, you put your car there off the track. A tyre width at best and it's not like I could then give you any more space with another car on the inside.it was like i gave your cheek a little peck and you slapping me, i literally blow at your car and it slapped so hard, not sure if it was already under rotating at this point as i didn’t get a warning, either way i do apologise.
now @Mcquiz95 you can’t say that considering i was on your right side on the pit straight and you were pushing me onto the yellow paint...