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PC Round 3 - Chinese Grand Prix [14/10/2018 08:00PM]


TheVerenzak

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Round 3 - Chinese Grand Prix
AOR Hype Energy F1 Leagues - Season 16




Race Information:
Date: Sunday 14th October 2018
Start Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit
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.

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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.

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Confirmed no-shows:
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TheVerenzak

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Absolutely despise this track. Not expecting any good result from this as I basically hate every single corner this track is made of. It feels like I can't get a single one of them right, including the T4 kink. I'll be happy if I reach the finish line :)
 
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Mali Baćo

Formula 4 1st Driver
Jun 17, 2018
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Hopefully we can score some points for Toro Rosso. Looking forward to this one :)
 

cata82

Pro Karter
Sep 8, 2018
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Hi @TheVerenzak, guys, i won't be able to make it tonight. Am having a family situation and just now i became sure i won't be able to race. Therefore good luck to you all and see you in the next one.

P.S.: can't wait to see everybody's Youtube race highlights in the next few days :).
 

Mali Baćo

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Jun 17, 2018
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Yes, YES! Fighting for podium and leading the race at one point feels amazing! Finally we have Toro Rosso (and it's a duo) in the points! :D

Video coming soon.

Great battles with @BoomSonK and @earicx :cool:
 
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Billamy

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Dec 7, 2017
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Could've gone better. I expected more of this track. Sadly, the ultrasoft tyre was the end of me. I made a mistake in lap 1 and lost 3 positions. Then the guys on softs were impossible to outpace and I went for the 2 stop. If that crash didnt happen between a Red Bull and a Toro Rosso in the final lap, I wouldnt've finished on the points.

See you all next time!
 

xDerpOG

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Jun 17, 2016
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Unfortunately that was a race to forget for me. I overheated my tires massively after my first stop. Then shortly after my 2nd stop the VSC came out and on the lap we restarted I ran into the back of @Ranger and the right half of my front wing was orange and I started to really fall off the lower half of the points and ended up in 16th. I can't say I was expecting much though, this track has never been a strong one for me. It certainly leaves me excited for Baku in a few weeks time. See you all then :)
 

Neil Bywater

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Lap 1 shenanigans here.

Sorry to @DwergC I believe, you probably lost wind on me as I saved my near spin, although perhaps I was force into that near spin.

@Ranger see what happened at the hairpin



I had good fun regardless of the finishing position. The stop go for something not so obvious screwed me.


Well done to the podium places.
 

Frihman

Formula 4 1st Driver
May 1, 2018
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What a crazy race!

Even if it went really badly for me, I still had soo much fun. Constant battling for position! Probably could have gotten a couple points had I not been involved in a few incidents, but still, I had great fun, which is the most important part!

Can't wait for next race!

Keep it a bit cleaner next time though! :ROFLMAO:
 

Neil Bywater

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And my race. Q14th ish.

Medium start, bad first lap.

Lead for a few laps before first stop. Back to 8th.

Screwed by safety car and an illegal overtake penalty, both unfair imo.

But a fun race. Could have had point with last lap dramas, but alas not to happen.

 

Katrer

Semi-Pro Karter
Aug 30, 2018
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Really good race. We were so close on pace which made it really enjoyable.I started on Us and they were dead after a few laps so i did some mistakes and then i put on some soft tyres, did a lot of catching up with @E4SY, in the last laps @E4SY was tenth and i was eleventh, i got a stutter and i lost the car in the middle sector and then i retired the car. Nonetheless really fun race and i enjoyed every second of it.
 

BoomSonK

Formula 4 Reserve Driver
Sep 9, 2018
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For me it was the best race of the 3. My strategy was to start on the Softs and going to the medium during the race. Qualifiying did 1 run on the softs, but my time was bad because someone braked at 250m by the herpin and he wasnt on his hotlap, so I lost some time at that point. Then the race I started on P19. Got a normal start and I was following @Levingston racing line trough the first corner and got a lot of places , I got more speed on the exit and take 2 places. On corner 4 there was an accident with 3 cars and I passed them. When I finished the first round my place was 8th, So got from P19 to P8 in one lap. Further in the race I had some great battles with @Mali Baćo, it was like 5 rounds or something. It was just clean battling so that was a lot of fun. At one point I was leading the race 3 rounds. When i passed that 3 rounds I was going to pit. I fall back to P8 or something and my exit was again for @Mali Baćo. So the battle continued :p. At one point @Mali Baćo made a mistake and I was driving on an Island. I got some good laps and coming closer to 1st place. But I just need to deal with the second place. Overall it was a race with a lot of fun and got a very good result. Now we have DNF-17-2 :p

Hope to see you all at Baku!
 

TheVerenzak

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Really enjoyable race for me aswell.

Q: 14th
Really didn't want to be in the top 10, as I knew that would completely ruin my chances for any lucky points. I'm usually quite good with my tyres, but from last seasons I know that I'm really struggling with them on this track.
Before my last run I looked at the times and knew it was quite close, and there were quite a few quick people who hadn't done a proper lap yet. Was up about half a second on my last run, but was still within the top 10. So abandoned the lap and came into the pits.
In the end I could have improved by about 4 tenths and I would've been around P11, but oh well.

R: 7th
Had a pretty decent start, gained a few places. Had a semi-spin after like 2 or 3 laps and lost a few positions. Had a very nice battle in the first stint, a little bit of wheel banging going on. We were basically in a 6-way battle for most of the first 10 laps.
Had a bit of an incident on L9, into the hairpin. Lost a bit of my front wing, but decided to go on for another lap to see how bad it was. It wasn't too bad, it was quite managable but I was close to my pit-window anyway, so came into the pits at L10.

Had good battles from here on aswell, but I was lacking a bit of pace and confidence on the mediums. Found myself in 9th after all the pitstops etc had occured, behind @MrPanda-6 and in front of @E4SY. E4SY was on newer softs, I believe. But I managed to defend fairly well for a little while, until he tapped my rear. Sorry if you were caught off guard by my early braking, old mediums and wanted to be a bit careful.
Got lucky because of the incident in the esses, because that gifted me another two positions. So I came across the line in 7th!

Much much better than what I hoped for. This is my absolute weakest track and I really don't like driving it. Any point would've been awesome, but 7th is almost a miracle :p
 
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Ranger

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Dreadful start, dreadful middle and decent finish.
Couple of concerns, the driving on the opening laps is very hectic, I think everyone needs to be more aware of other cars and @MrPanda-6 excessive weaving on the straights but I like to give everyone a chance so will see what Baku has in store.