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Date: 2018-10-07 18:36:41
League: World Championship
Track: Round 12: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
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|Track:||Valencia, Europe 2010|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2010-06-20 12:59:15|
|Qualifying minutes:||20 minutes|
|Event distance:||308.883 km|
|Race winner:||Bono Huis|
|"Great results again for me and the team. My qualifying was very good, did a PB and took my 5th pole position of the season. I was a bit worried to have Bruno on P2, because I saw in practice that he had more topspeed. So I was expecting some attack from Bruno in the first lap, fortunately he was too busy keeping Rasmus behind so I could pull a nice gap in the first few laps. And that was really important for the rest of race. After the first pitstop I knew all I had to do was keep the car on the track and make it to the finish, so it was a really long, boring race. But in the end a fantastic result for us again, thanks to the whole team for the fantastic setup development, and to Ondrej who helped me a lot with the setup, thanks."|
|"Q: Wasnt the worst but surely made few minor errors and it cost me 2nd or 3rd place.|
R: Start was good I could pass Nilsson rightaway and then on braking into T1 I managed to get Jaakko too.
After that I was behined Marques who seem to carry more wing and at the same time he had to brake earlier so I almost ran into him. I could pass him on lap 2 on the backstraight but gap to Bono had already been grown to over 2 seconds. I knew I had the pace to mach bono in race but I was more conserned about Marques and keeping the car clean as I seemed to struggle a bit with car handling the first part of race.
Pitstops went well, at some point Bruno tried to close the gap on me wich he managed but then he had used too much of his fuel and had to back off so last 15 or so laps I could just relax and drive to the finish.
Congrats to Bono, great result to Precision Motorsports again and solid result for me, but I hope to be 1 step higher in silverston. "
|"Pretty hard weekend, as predicted ( I said PM would be the strongest once again after the last race, right ? )|
The qualify went as planned, sadly Bono did a better time than I managed in practice, so he wasn't to be beaten. In the race, the 1st stint was as hard as I thought it would be, after the 1st pitstop the car improved massively and I finally could challenge Tali, but didn't put enough fuel to carry on the fight until the last lap, sadly. Congrats to Bono for the pretty good race he did, and to Tali, it was a tough fight :).
See you in Silverstone."
|"Third place in qual was ok. I had more pace but didn't manage to drive whole lap properly.|
I took the start carefully, lost one position but survived it without damage which was the main thing. Then the things got a lot more difficult.
I had opted to use more wings which I thought was a great idea for the braking and everything. But it turned a problem as I couldn't follow anyone close enough to outbrake them, and when I almost could, I was about to ram over them when I was just braking on my normal braking point.
On early laps I almost drove over Bruno, while avoiding him I went off the track and when I came back I touched Nilsson. Car felt like it had some damage so I was very unsure about its handling. I couldn't do my first stop early as I wanted as I would have got in to traffic.
After first stop car felt ok again but as I clearly hadn't had enough problems my wheel came to help and started losing force feedback. I got scared few times as it lost all force middle of a corner. I'm not totally sure but somehow I had an impression that ffb glitches happened same time as I saw other cars lagging a bit.
I wanted to do my final stop before Nilsson whom I had caught up again. Sadly he did a shorter stint than I expected and we pitted on same lap.
Third stint was just driving around again. I found some confidence again and car seemed shift balance toward oversteer which was nice when following another car. I did my one last attempt to pass Nilsson which surprisingly worked. Second surprise was that he couldn't follow on my slipstream and I could drive away.
In the end this was very difficult race but result itself isn't too bad. Keeping in mind the DNF from Canada"
|"Great qualifying once again, 4th. |
This time we were pretty confident of having better race pace, and this turned out to be the case. Start was pretty bad though, but I managed to defend against Hähnel and overtake Mikkonen in the first stint, so I was in a good position for the remainder of the race. However, Mikkonen picked up his pace in the final stages of the race so he overtook me instead. The brakes looked pretty critical also, so in the end I did not bother to try and take the position back, but save the car for a 5th place instead. My team mate did very well also in finishing 6th, bringing home some good points for Roaldo Racing. Now we are looking forward to Silverstone."
|"good qual 1 tenth behind my pb.|
toke a good start but fred just in front of me didn't take a good start and i had to brake a little and lose 3 positions with that. Then was behind greco who was slow and had oversteering pb, i had great fight with him and an other but don't remember his name!
then pit was ok and finish in 6 th position a good result considering i didn't practice much on this track. lets turn on silerstone which is more a track for me"
|"Was a little dissapointed with qualifying as my pb would have been p3 i think..|
race starting from 9th was going to be hard to make hay but i got a good start and by end of lap i think i was 7th.. i then passed hanel for 6th after a nice battle.
race then was pretty calm.. and then i had some lagg issues with canapino and poniatowski.. but that was not there fault.. although canapino is not usualy a low ping.
Happy with 7th best finish of year just hope we can keep improving !
Thankyou to all the team for the effort.. looking forward to my home gp !"
|"Nothing much to say, my pace was very bad compared to my practice sessions, and I don't know why."|
Quali: 1:35.192, was hoping for at least 0.2 better. P13, my average this year.
Race: I took the start pretty cautiously, gained 1 position before the end of the lap.
My 1st stint felt ok, I felt I could've challenged for P8 but I made too many mistakes. Things started going badly in the 2nd stint, I didn't feel comfortable while braking, which is the most important thing on this track to gain laptime.
Very tight battle in the end with Dennis, David and Agustin. I managed to get in front and after that I thought I had P8 secured, but David was able to pass me on the 2nd to last lap.
Points again, could've been worse."
The opening laps were not very good, a few cars passed me and I was P15. Slowly fought my way back up. Nothing much to say though, I chose a clever strategy and had good tyres in the end, but it wasn't enough to stay ahead of Puumalainen and Greco.
As usual I struggled a lot under braking, it's basically a Mod issue that all the "last generation drivers" can't really seem to get used to. That's why we're so slow. :)
I had fun though, and that's why I'm driving this year, with rather few practice laps. I know my consistency is always enough to score a top 10, if everything goes well."
|"Q - P12|
R - P11
well, I wanted to risk something and it didnt pay off unfortunately. After I started on P12 I have decided to make 1 stop only. It worked good the first stint, where the car was heavy. This was somehow good for the tyres. After my stop in lap 28 I drove some quick laps to catch the group infront if me because I knew they all have to pit again. 15-20 laps before the end of the race I noticed that something is strange with the car. I couldnt kep the power on track and it was becoming worse and worse from lap to lap. With less fuel the car was to light for the worn tyres, so I was a victim only, watching the guys passing me I tried to defend but it was senseless, everything was working bad, the brake behaviour, the acceleration, turn in understeer and snap while braking - Finally I lost all hopes for points and ended in P11. Bad strategy unfortunately."
|"Qualy : After some bad races starting in the middle-back of the grid, I prefered to start at the back, so I didn't push hard. |
Race : Finally a start without incidents, my pace wasn't bad at all considering my little testing for this GP. It was fun to race all the race battling with Blair, especially in the last laps, when he reduced my 4 second gap because I needed to save my engine, it was so close at the end :)
Now we are looking forward to Silverstone, I hope we will be stronger, like in the past GPs."
|"Qualifying was a bit slower for me than expected. I was in race rythm not qual rythm, so I think that is what stopped me from doing a better qualifying time.|
The race, laptimes were slower than expected. However I think that was because I had damage. After fixing the damage in the first pitstop, the car was still not good handling, perhaps some damage doesn't get fixed 100%. Had a battle with David Dominguez for the whole race in a way, and in the end he came out on top congratulations to him for it."
|"A good race, we made a step forwards with the race setup, although it wasn't enough, we need to continue improving. We risked a bit with early pitstops, and while the strategy worked and we moved up a few places, in the end it didn't pay off, but it was worth trying!"|
|"very little testing so not reallu much to say|
only was happy about that i not had to start last
To ronny i tried to overtake u on the outside in sector 1,
But rear end snapped under braking so i am really sorry for Ronny
In the end i finished 5 laps from leader Bono Huis
So i fininshed where i started 15th
|"Another race which did not exactly go into history books from my part. After a better qualifying (read: still not as it should be) I had high hopes for the race, but unfortunately Blair came slightly too fast into the turn 1 queue and hit me quite heavily, resulting in damage and an extra pit stop. |
From there on car and pace felt reasonable but already too much time was lost to the front. In the last part I tried to get past Dominguez quickly, which didn't end too well, but max result would have been P12 anyway. Hopefully the first corner goes better at Silverstone..."
|"What should I say.... Quali went bad.|
Race was bad as well, cos of some damage after first corner and an accident after my first pitstop.
I hope Silverstone will be better."
|"My debute already in WC after my 8th place finish in World Series debute yesterday. I took the free spot on the Torrent Motorsports WC team last minute, which caused a 'too late allocation' penalty. This meant I had to start at the back of the grid. |
Race itself started pretty good... A very cautious first corner and in the first lap I managed to conquer some places. I enjoyed a great battle with Denni Hirrle for a couple of laps. Unfortunately I made a beginners mistake and landed stuck on the kerb in the last corner. After that my engine stalled and my first WC race was already over.
A bit dissapointed actually, but my racepace was good! I enjoyed every single lap in this league so far and I'm very confident for the next race at the renewed Silverstone!"
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