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PS4 Round 3 - Chinese Grand Prix

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AOR_all3ren

Formula 4 2nd Driver
Jun 4, 2018
135
44
Absolute faff. Remind me to bring my red carpet with me to Baku and I’ll just let you pass whenever I see you. Grow up.
If i wanted to tell you to let me pass too and that this was unfair i wouldnt have written respect to your move i think you have understood me wrong i found it a cool strategic move, making our race experience more authentic because in real f1 there happen sinilar moves
 
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PedroPMF

Formula 4 1st Driver
Oct 11, 2017
158
74
Q. Another P3 start. Couldnt hit a decent lap. Every q lap I made a mistake in the hairpin pushing it too hard but I was happy with it.

R. After practicing a lot this week, I knew I had a chance to win today even though I started P3 because I felt comfortable with my race pace. But that all took a turn for the worst when I picked up front wing damage right before going into the pitlane for my first stop. Last week I got a 5 sec penalty and this week is having to change my front wing which costed me 4-5 secs. I thought a podium was out of reach at that point but I pushed every lap on my first stint on soft tires and was able to make up the time I lost to eren. Pitted early to get closer to eren and it paid off. Was pushing really hard on the final stint and finish P2 just under 2 seconds behind VicStar. I thought I could have made the two stop strategy work but you never know what can happen. Congrats to VicStar on the win and on to Baku!
I think you need to start thinking about doing the 1 stops more often because I personally think you could have easily won both China and Bahrain
 
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AOR_all3ren

Formula 4 2nd Driver
Jun 4, 2018
135
44
Race report
Qualifying: P5 I wanted to try to qualify on the softs but I just went really wide in the first corner and decided to back off. I only managed to complete 1 hotlap with the ultrasofts, which was good enough for P5. I expected people to qualify on the softs but very few people even tried so it didnt go as planned
Race: So the race was going to be tough starting on ultrasofts, I was forced into a 2 stop because I knew I couldnt last more than 4 laps with ultras, so my race objective was to score some points. I had a really good start but had nowhere to go into the first corner, so I had to back off from gaining any places. I was really close to Vik during the whole first lap and I unfortunately picked up some damage (which I didnt notice at the time). From then on, I just couldnt keep up with the guys in front and fell off. So I pitted on lap 4 for softs. If I wanted to do something I needed to overtook the medium runners in front of me, but for every tenth I gained on them because of the softer tyre, I was losing half a second on both the first corner and the exit before the main straight due to the damage. Nothing more really happened. I got up to P5 after everyone stopped but went back to P12 after doing my second stop, so I just put on a set of ultra and got the fastest lap of the race.
Congrats to @xXVik-StarRxX for the win. I am going to come back for baku stronger than ever so...
You had a good pace unlickily the wing damage
 

PedroPMF

Formula 4 1st Driver
Oct 11, 2017
158
74
Quali: P4.

nothing exciting... could've grabbed pole but I invalidated 2 laps off the final corner and had to slow down. Banged a 30.3 to put me up there.

Race: P1!

Very good race. decent start but @PedroPMF was scaring me to death at the hairpin lol. I was surprised to see @AOR_all3ren and @Jordy Lopez pit on lap 3. Then I knew the battle was with @jomppalainen. He pitted on lap 5 and I somehow got the overcut to work. Came out ahead and @frandythomsen held him up nicely which gave me a 4 second gap. @Jordy Lopez was catching me but consistency won me this one!

Nice way to go into the break!

Highlights: watch
You should have been scared on the previous corner, that is where I launched it, not at the hairpin. Btw, even with rich mixture and overtake I couldnt gain a meter on you in the drag race :cry:
 

PedroPMF

Formula 4 1st Driver
Oct 11, 2017
158
74
You had a good pace unlickily the wing damage
Not qualifying on softs or outside the top 10 was where I actually lost the race. P11 is looking like 2nd pole position for me if tyre wear stays like this in the following rounds
 

xXVik-StarRxX

F1 Senna Equivalent
Feb 28, 2016
2,087
600
You should have been scared on the previous corner, that is where I launched it, not at the hairpin. Btw, even with rich mixture and overtake I couldnt gain a meter on you in the drag race :cry:
tbf I was in the same modes as you lol
 

Jordy Lopez

Pro Karter
Dec 22, 2016
44
21
I think you need to start thinking about doing the 1 stops more often because I personally think you could have easily won both China and Bahrain
Thanks man! Like you said, as much as i wanted too, the ultras would last 3-4 laps for me
 

frandythomsen

Formula 4 2nd Driver
Sep 10, 2017
119
49
Quali: Absoulete shitfest. In practice i did a 30.3 as PB, but in the actual one that counts im obviously such a bottlejob so did a 31.0.
Race: Went round the outside of @SlimboDude and @oo7_pROF3SSIONAL and moved up to 6th. Tried pitting early to undercut people, worked pretty well, but because i was on a 2 stop and most of the others were on a 1 stop that was all lost. Then in the last stint i hoped to go ham and fly through the field, but i ended up a lot further behind the pack than i wanted and my pace wasnt as good as i hoped as well. Got myself ahead off proffesional with a few laps remaining as he really seemed to struggle with the tyres, and with 2 laps to go i was 2 seconds of @tough_2_handle but 2 horrendoes laps meant i was 3.1 seconds off and he beat me by 1 tenth because he had a penalty.