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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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|"Great race again for me on a track which shouldn't suit my driving style really. The qualifying was perfect again, did a PB in the first lap and was good enough for my 7th pole of the season. Pole is maybe worse than 2nd place at Spa, especially with this year's slipstream, so Dennis could easily pass me in Les Combes. I decided to stay behind him for a couple of laps, save boost, and then a few laps later I attacked and passed him, used the saved boost to get a comfortable gap and it worked. This race was very similair to Hungary with Dennis again on 1 less stop than me, so I had to pass him ontrack to win. Obviously he had very old tyres so overtaking wasn't that difficult, and then I had to make a gap to Dennis so I could react when he made his stop. So when he made his pitstop I pitted a lap later and came out quite comfortably infront. In the last lap there was a scary moment with a tyre in Eau Rouge, could have easily been DNF so I was a bit lucky, but managed to take it home and took my 6th win of the season."|
|"Qual: 1:43.5 (P2)|
Not so many laps for this one compared to Hungary, and only made the setup with race fuel, I realized I was struggling for qualifying so two hours before the race I changed my setup allowing me to go half a second faster on low fuel and the 1:43.5 was enough for P2, extremely happy with that.
I had no idea how the setup would feel in the race, it was okay then but very slippery in Eau Rouge and it almost put me out of the race two times there.
Other than that, no major issues. Same race as in Hungary pretty much. Bono wasn't that much faster, again, but a little bit is enough.
So I concentrated on bringing P2 home, and although my second stint was quite bad for some reason (never tested it) I finished second without any troubles.
Quite a tactical race this one, I let Prevot pass me to save some fuel and engine behind him, but it wasn't necessary in the end. I had 10L too much and some engine left as well, but safe is safe.
P2 is a really nice result.
Congrats to Bono and Mikko."
|"Quali: P5 with 43.6, very close to my PB. Very pleased with this.|
The start and the opening laps were nice and safe. I made a mistake on lap 5 or so which luckily didn't cost me any positions. Eventually I caught back to the guys in front of me and then made a big mistake.
I decided to change my strategy to try to "play it safe" and instead made my race very difficult. I originally planned to do a 1 stopper, hadn't practiced a 2 stopper at all. And to add insult to injury I made a bad frontwing modification in the last pitstop which gave me huge understeer.
During the 2nd stint I had an incident with Mikkonen, but he let me back past before the finishline which was a nice gesture.
P3 is a nice result, but unlike in Hungary I didn't come even close to driving a perfect race.
Congrats to Bono and Dennis."
|"Qualification was poor as usual. |
First stint I was stuck behind slower cars.
I pitted early to have some clear air, drove second stint on fifth place which was ok place to be. I Had some help from other drivers.
On third stint I tried to pass Mikko Puumalainen, but made an estimation error and drifted towards him under braking for turn 5. We both went off the track, me gaining the third place and driving ahead of Mikko the following laps.
I knew I had probably done a mistake so I waited for Mikko, so he can re-pass me on the final lap and have the third place.
Also have to note my graphics card die on friday when I was about to start practising. Had then to buy a new one on saturday. Ah well, I hope this works better than the old one, performance-wise also."
|"Thanx Lee for the positive feedback|
Scott wild took his words back
Where no real incidents some touches here and there
Between me Kerkhof,Poniatowski
I let them both passed...
I had awesome racing between Puumalainen and Prevot was great overtaking after Rivagge on the outside woooo!!heeh
I am really pleased with this 5th place!!!
|"WOW! That was realy the greatest race I've ever had!|
Rasmus and me was clearly the fastest cars on the tracks especialy on the last stint, even with older rubbers because of our 1 stop strategy.
Both of us ran through the field and could even almost close the gap to the frontrunners. We have had some nice fights with the field and especialy the last lap was STUNNING!
Thanks to rasmus for this great race and congrats to bono and the others on the podium or rather "to all how could manage to end this race". "
|"One of the hardest most interesting races of my career.|
Me and Ronny started from pits and had to work together for the whole 44 laps to get any result out of this race. The most difficult thing was to keep the distance between us as close as possible while pushing every lap. After some 15 laps we also had to fight with other cars on fresher rubber wich wasnt easy at all.
When early stopers started to close on us Ronny was on leader role and I was behined saving fuel so I had to block cars coming from behined while not hiting Ronny. On straights I was as close to him as possible to get as much draft as possible and we were almost as close to eachother in corners.
There were too many fights in this race to comment on so I will skip them.
The final lap was also interesting we caught up with Prevot but I had used too much fuel so I had to drive safely that lap and I think it cost me 2 positions so I finished 8th.
I am glad we did great tandem with Ronny and that allowed us to close the gap to the leaders and walk away with some points.
Also congrats to team for great result and great work again.
Looking forward to Monza.
|"Was happy to be 6th on the grid, although was hoping to go a tad quicker in qualifying.|
Lost some positions on the first lap. Later in the race, I came out of the pits and was fighting with Rasmus Tali and Ronny Hahnel. After some racing I was ahead but made a mistake and that was the end of my fight for 7th place, or 6th at the end for Hahnel.
Without that mistake that cost 6seconds, I don't know if I could have definitley held my position, but it would have been nice to see what happened.
However that said, without that mistake, I would only have been about 21seconds behind Huis, which I suppose is slow, but not anywhere as slow as some other races I've done this season so I'm happy with that and happy to be in the points."
|"This race brought nothing but some more grey hair, lackluster position after lackluster performing. At the beginning I expected drivers to collide but since that didn't happen I was stuck, pitted a lap too late and got stuck in some Precision Motorsports sandwich (= some very slow cars). Due to a queue forming into Bus Stop I almost collided with Lee but I decided it was better to half-spin than take him out. After that my pace continued slow, but since the usual drivers retired I could finish top 10 for the eight time this season, which wasn't very well deserved this time. Apparently for the remaining season I better just focus on fighting with Puumalainen for most finished laps per races driven. I used to be quick in Monza in the past decade but we'll see about that now..."|
|"Good qualfying 4 th position, good start but i didn't use enough split stream which is very important in this mod, i did 2 stops without taking risks in the pit and then and of the race was really really hard because i had engine probem and could push as i wanted really hard figh with the précision at the end but was fair, I broked my engine just after crossing the line.|
lets see monza"
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|"Bad race for me. Before the start I stalled on the grid, and I had to start from the pil-line. On this I lost a lot of time. Then left to get the maximum with situation and reach the finish."|
|"I crashed 3 laps from the end when I was a reliable running smoothly for much less finish a tour leader. It's very disappointing."|
|"not much to say - I thought the weekend would be better as I felt comfortable with both Q and R pace. Somehow I think I not only lost it due to bad strategy but also to some questionable battles on track :( In L30 I was in Tali´s slipstream up the Eau Rouge and unfortunately lost it when crossing the bump, I couldnt do anything from then on - passenger only."|
|"race was going well.. decided to run long to get some clean air and try to max out the first stint.. switched to hard tyres on pitstop was going to run to the end came out just behind hanel and tali.. who were workng together nicley in slipstream etc.. tried to pass tali 3 times.. was left no room.. on all 3 occasions.. which was a shame, had a little tap to him at bustop as the lagg waas a bit bad once again.. so let him back past tried again.. no room left... then the stupid bumps at that corner just thru the car off.. had no chance.."|
|"Thanks Christian to allow me again to race in WC...i love this track even if i was off my pace with few training laps behind. However it was fun and congratulation to Pat for his good points for the team."|
|"Nothing else to say than apologies once again to Atze and Twister Racing team. See you all at Monza maybe."|
|"Really happy to be so competitive again. last race I was strong because we had plenty of time to test. This week we didn't. Pretty much all week I was struggling with quali pace. Thanks to great teamwork we managed to get things right in order anyway. So Quali i was heading for 1.43.6 but a small mistake in the last Chicane cost me 0.2sec. Still 7th position, which was a good position to start the race, knowing that my racepace was good.|
I had a good start to p6 and after Nilson went of track I was on 5th with de Wit on my back. Avoiding his questionable manouvres I lost time, instead of just cruising with the pack. My car was damaged after several hits in the back and side from de Wit and got harder to handle. After that an unfortunate braking misser of Nilsson brought an end to my race.
I hate speaking about possible results, but this was one of those races which was ment to be a good one for me..
Special thanks to Phil Estrada to give me the trust and supports and to the whole team for all the work and help. Cya in Monza."
|"Not much to say, out of the race on lap 4.|
Anyway thanks to whole the Twister team, and Phil for all the support."
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