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League: World Championship
Track: Round 12: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
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|Track:||Sepang, Malaysia 2006|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2006-04-16 19:46:09|
|Qualifying minutes:||15 minutes|
|Event distance:||310.408 km|
|Race winner:||Roy Kolbe|
|"WOOW, another great win!!! Amazing feeling!!:D Thx to all my teammates, I love you all!:) Big thx also to our sponsors and to FSR Admin. Without them we wont be able to compete at such a professional level of F1- SimRacing!! |
My race went very well, no major mistake. I wasnÂ´t sure whatÂ´s DomÂ´s strategy. He was going very fast for 3 stop and I really had to push very hard in my 4th stint to increase the gap. Finally 29sec were enough to keep P1 with just 4 seconds after my 4th pit stop. I really must congrats Dom for his 2nd place. With 180 laps in preperation for the race - and then this speed - Brilliant driving mate!!
IÂ´m sorry for DavidÂ´s wheel problems and for the incident with Seb. I guess next time Kiwi will be even stronger!! thx & goodbye!! A happy Ukyosun:)))"
|"What a fantastic result for me! Never thought to be competitive here but my strategy was perfect, the car was in good shape and I'm very very happy to get the first podium for Red Bull Kiwi Virtual! I even had the chance to win but Roy was just damn consistent. Thanks to the whole team for their support."|
|"Everything was perfect before the race started.... Qualify i had a fantastic lap, and i wasnt expecting to start 2nd...|
In warm up i had a major problem with the wheel, and so i had to map the downshift to another button... this caused to slow me down 0.5 sec per lap in the race... Thank to my strategy i still managed, surprisingly to score a podium finish."
|"To be honest Iâ€™m very happy with this race. This is exactly what I am looking for this season: Great fights and just have some fun. |
Qualifying went bad, because I thought I should try a 4 laps sprintrace although I never did that in practice. Was a stupid idea because I could have been 3rd very easily but ended up 7th, had some traffic and the setup wasnâ€™t good with this more fuel.
The race was quite eventful. One of the Kiwi cars was struggling to get away so I passed him easily on the straight, and in the first corner suddenly a Redbull was spinning in front of me and I almost hit him. Then I was behind Emanuel and it was good to see that my teamy also survived the start. We passed Emanuel quickly, then I was behind Eny and David. I came nearer but then I was stuck. Later in the race De Angelis had a spin and I was in front of him. After David first stop he was in front of me again, but he also made a mistake, then I was very close to him on back straight, he went on the inside but then I went completely on the inside and passed him. This was great. I knew my 4th position was pretty much secured after Eny retired. I had the pace of David in the last stint with equal fuel until I backed off to save the engine and brakes because I think they had to work a lot today.
4th place is good. I did no mistakes while many others did, and I showed that I can still pass other cars. Congrats to Roy but especially to Dominik.
|"Well, the team early suffered from technical problems. We nearly missed the qualifying out but in last second we got the electricity working again. The qualifying itself was pretty good for us. I did a safe first rollout and was 1st. In my second stint I was allready 0.2 of a second faster in the first split but did a little mistake and ended up about 0.178 behind my first lap. My time from the first stint was enough for P5, just like Melbourne.|
The race was full of action for me. A little bit to much of it if you’d ask me. I had a pretty good start and overtook David Greco and Ernesto de Angelis. Ernesto was pushing back and we had a slight contact. But I was still able to hold the car on track. But then, in turn 1, when I was side by side with my teammate Dominik Binz, I got a heavy hit from behind. David Greco turned me around by hitting my right rear. From that on, I had to work my way back to the front again as I was last after this incident. Also, my suspension was damaged. Just a bit, but I noticed it.
On lap 8 I overtook Denis Kiriakopoulos after a slight mistake after turn 2. Some laps later I was behind my sister teammate Richard Dodd. Luckily I could get by him 2 laps later and was back in 9th position. From lap 15 on, the 3 stoppers came to the pits and I managed to gained 3 position. Lap 20 was the lap where I had my first of two pitstops. I improved for 2 positions, as I had the time to push the car and also did my fastest laptime of 1.32.7.
From that one, I had a hard fight with Emanuel Gaczella. We were fighting nearly half of the race. After my second pitstop, I lost my position to him, which I got 5 laps before the stops. But after that, he seemed to lack speed and dropped back. I don’t know what happened, but it looked like he was loosing power.
The last 15 laps I was cruising it back home easily. I knew that Dennis Hirrle was unreachable for me, as he was about 19 seconds away. From behind there was also no danager as Twisters number 2, Patrick de Wit, who also hit my rear during the race, was about 14 seconds behind me.
That way, the race ended. I am pretty happy that the suspension problems didn’t get worse and my car came home in one piece. Of course I am really unhappy about the start and that my own teammate turned me around. But hey, there are 6 Kiwi guys out there, so there is a high possibility that we meet eachother on the start. Anyway, I hope he learned from it and might drive more careful from now on.
Also I’d like to thank the team management of Kiwi Virtual for the great support for it’s drivers. Not to forget our great sponsor Red Bull who makes all this racing possible here for us.
Now, 2 weeks break and back to europe. I hope we are having a good pace again. Maybe we will improve, as we got some new aerodynamic parts to test next week in Barcelona."
I had a good start and passed several cars. I braked on the outside of the first corner and I was a bit carefull behind Dennis. We both got gained some positions. I could follow him but nothing more, in the first stint. I pushed until my first pistop and had some good fights. I spun though while battling with Emanuel. I was quite lonely all the second stint through before my second pitstop. I was fighting with Sebastian and Denis. I crashed into Sebastian, almost knocking him out. But I braked harder to avoid him. I spun a second time. After that I started pushing really hard after my last pitstop. I was able to get two positions back in the last stint and finally made it up to 6th"
|"My second race in wc, and again I bring points home! I'm really happy because the starting grid had only incredible names...|
There isn't much to say about my race. Maybe I would have been able to resist more laps to DeWit if i hadn't ran out of fuel in the pit entry, and my pit stop had put the right fuel (put 20 laps instead of 16)..."
|"A few letters from me about the Malasian grandprix. |
It was a hard and difficult race fore me, always having very low fps when i was close at other cars. so i needed to back off a little every time. But started from P14 and working my way up through the field. I think i need to dedicate this one point i have to all the other drivers who crash in front off me. I wasnt good at the race, but again i get a point. And thats important fore me.
Well i dont think i race the other races in WC, this was backing up the place from Geoffrey. But when there is a place fore me to drive next race and i can make it on time i will drive again. And i will make your live on track as hard as possible. "
|"not the best race for me , but with the time ive been testing im pretty happy i even completed the race (sorted out the steering problem friday) , i was having a hard time staying on track in 2nd sector because of the heavy fuel load . i originally planned for a 2 stop strategy that was quite consistant , but after a to be honest embaresing qualify performance i chose to take a chance with a 1 stop strategy , which isnt a good idea on a setup not tested for that distance , next race ill be more prepared and hopefully my teammate will be back on track at that time ..."|
|"In lap 42 I had problems with my throttle pedal again. I was 5th."|
|"Decent start into 7th then understeered off into the gravel while following my teammate who i followed too closey into a 6th gear corner but i'll not even mention the fact that he disappeared off my screen for 3 seconds then appeared again just before corner entry. After that i struggled along trying to get back into some contention but ran into some technical problems and spun twice on lap18 on my in lap as i double shifted into Neutral instead of 1st and spun twice. To cap it off i was due to pit on lap 38 but seen i had 5 litres of fuel left in the tank which i was sure was enough for 1 more lap so i went for it and ran out of the fuel on the pit entry. Back to the drawing board as the saying goes :( Luckily the rest of my teammates are doing an amazing job so the team isn't suffering too much. Good job guys :)"|
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|"I have to say I was surprised to be so competitive, anyway it was a good race till my first stop. Then concentration dropped and made a rookie mistake while the retire is thanks to a bug I think as the car wouldn't restart like there was a wall ahead of me in the grass.|
Had fun with David so all in all it has been a nice evening. Congrats to Roy for his deserved win."
|"Im not so happy with mine performance today. Mine expectations where not so high because i barely did any testing. I just tried the best i could, but with this strong field you cant afford any mistakes and no preperation before a race because you will be nowhere else then at the back of the grid :-)|
Mine qualy wasn't that bad actualy it was even mine fastes lap today so thats good.
As for the race i wish i had a clean start but i did not had. Steve kasimatis seemed to disapear in the ground, verry weird and suddenly he was there again in front of me. I couldnt avoid it anymore and i just hit him in the back, im sory steve.
I was forced to pit for repair, after that things went pretty ok. I could drive mine laps then in one of the braking zone's i touchd the curbstone sending me off backwards in a tyrewall ending mine race there.
Congratulations to the kiwi squad, good drive guys."
|"Again, not enough practice time, only did about 10 laps for qualy practice before the session start with a teammates hotlap setup. I made sure none of my 2 cats were in the same room as me this time and I got away. Unfortunately I damaged my front wing by tapping a car in front of me, we were both able to comtinue, but it affected my balance coming out of the corners, forcing me to be more cautious. I tried to stay ahead of Seb, but with a damaged front wing, it was a bit easier for him to overtake me, and Denis was quite close behind me as well. I was on a 2 stop strategy and was in 7th at the time, but I was so annoyed to find that I needed 1L of fuel more to make it to the pits, I had about just over 20 laps of fuel in there, but that didn't seem enough. But congratulations to Roy for 2/2 wins, well done mate!!!"|
|"Not much to say, I was really enjoying the race but unfortunately and very frustratingly, we had a power cut here, and my computer was switched off. Thank you to Patrick and Emanuel for the clean battles in my short race."|
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|"Really my worst race since I do online races. I was slow in every sector, struggling with the car in every corner.. really a bad race for me. I was trying to stay in front of Ferry but I did a mistake with tyres not warmed enough and so I spun and lost my position. I'm sure the next race will be better, because I can't do worse than this :-))"|
|Team:||Team FSR||No items found. |
|Date:||2006-04-18 07:06:23||"First audience comment!|
Congrats to the KIWI team!!!..and to all the other point-finishers :)