PS4 - Round 18 - United States Grand Prix - [03/03/2019 8PM UK] | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 Round 18 - United States Grand Prix - [03/03/2019 8PM UK]


Casper24-F1

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Round 18 - United States Grand Prix
AOR Hype Energy F1 Leagues - Season 16




Race Information:
Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Start Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Circuit of the Americas
Laps: 28

Please try to be online at least 10 minutes before the start time, and await the lobby invite from the League Coordinator and/or the lobby host. Also please ensure your internet connection is in an optimal state at the time of racing.

Notes:
Rules & regulations: Before you take to the track in the league race, make sure you are fully aware of the rules & regulations of the leagues. As a driver in our leagues, you are required to do your very best to ensure clean and fair racing at all times.

Lobby settings: If you are unsure about the lobby settings that will be used for the race, look here.

No-shows: If you are unable to attend the race, please inform the League Coordinator and leave a post in this thread BEFORE the race takes place. Note the rules of participation here.

Useful Links:
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Confirmed no-shows:
- @xTheHEaglex
 

Tactician109

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Mar 30, 2018
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This will be a very interesting race because of the new patch which makes managing temperatures less relevant as the "meta" shifts towards raw performance and more aggressive setups. Keen to see how it affects league races in the future
 

Tactician109

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Mar 30, 2018
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American Agony #PointsForPasti

Qualifying Position: 5th
Finishing Position: 5th


Having no expectations for USA, I was surprised how well the race went yet still I was quite disappointed in the end. Not necessarily because of the result, but because I realized I had done a very good race yet I was far away from a podium finish.

Qualifying was a slightly strange one. I was P1 with a mediocre lap before the last few minutes which was a promising sign but also quite puzzling. Anyway, on the final run I was slightly blocked by a retired car in sector 1 but in the end I could have only got P3 at best. P5 was more than enough to please me.

Race start was fine but turn 1 is notoriously difficult to navigate and I wanted to be very careful so I let a few drivers go by. On the first stint there were a few nice battles which I enjoyed but my position stayed more or less the same.

Action slowed down after the pit stops and I was engaged with @doordos_1150 in a race-long battle which was very entertaining at some points, even though I knew he had more time penalties. I'm sure everyone here agrees that victory on-track feels much better than having positions won or lost by penalties.

Anyway, we had very similar pace throughout the race although I was unbelievably slow in sector 1 every single lap. It really became a strategic battle in the end with only a few laps remaining because the gaps were significant enough to those in front of us.

Unfortunately, on the last lap, Dawidos got taken out which meant the battle didn't get a worthwhile finish which was disappointing to see. I crossed the line P6 but with penalties added, I essentially finished where I started in P5 in what was a very consistent race for me.

As much as I tried though, I never had any chance of catching the leaders. I think other people have improved much more than I have during the season and the front runners of this league have a much higher skill ceiling than I do. It is something I've struggled to accept but by now it is completely clear to me.

Congratulations to @Sean FAP Belkom for winning the drivers champioship. Despite some of the on-track antics, his pace and consistency has been untouchable in almost every single race. Also congrats to @Casper24-F1 for a second win in a row. Also an obvious shout-out to #PointsForPasti

Even with the champioship over, I hope the last few races can provide some good racing. Mexico is next though... I guess we'll have to see what happens there.
 

doordos_1150

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Dec 17, 2017
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American Agony #PointsForPasti

Qualifying Position: 5th
Finishing Position: 5th


Having no expectations for USA, I was surprised how well the race went yet still I was quite disappointed in the end. Not necessarily because of the result, but because I realized I had done a very good race yet I was far away from a podium finish.

Qualifying was a slightly strange one. I was P1 with a mediocre lap before the last few minutes which was a promising sign but also quite puzzling. Anyway, on the final run I was slightly blocked by a retired car in sector 1 but in the end I could have only got P3 at best. P5 was more than enough to please me.

Race start was fine but turn 1 is notoriously difficult to navigate and I wanted to be very careful so I let a few drivers go by. On the first stint there were a few nice battles which I enjoyed but my position stayed more or less the same.

Action slowed down after the pit stops and I was engaged with @doordos_1150 in a race-long battle which was very entertaining at some points, even though I knew he had more time penalties. I'm sure everyone here agrees that victory on-track feels much better than having positions won or lost by penalties.

Anyway, we had very similar pace throughout the race although I was unbelievably slow in sector 1 every single lap. It really became a strategic battle in the end with only a few laps remaining because the gaps were significant enough to those in front of us.

Unfortunately, on the last lap, Dawidos got taken out which meant the battle didn't get a worthwhile finish which was disappointing to see. I crossed the line P6 but with penalties added, I essentially finished where I started in P5 in what was a very consistent race for me.

As much as I tried though, I never had any chance of catching the leaders. I think other people have improved much more than I have during the season and the front runners of this league have a much higher skill ceiling than I do. It is something I've struggled to accept but by now it is completely clear to me.

Congratulations to @Sean FAP Belkom for winning the drivers champioship. Despite some of the on-track antics, his pace and consistency has been untouchable in almost every single race. Also congrats to @Casper24-F1 for a second win in a row. Also an obvious shout-out to #PointsForPasti

Even with the champioship over, I hope the last few races can provide some good racing. Mexico is next though... I guess we'll have to see what happens there.
Our battle is what made this race extremely fun for me and it was great, otherwise I'd hang myself before the end of the race if I was to drive around this track alone
 
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