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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:||Interlagos, Brazil 2011|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2011-11-06 12:16:55|
|Qualifying minutes:||5 minutes|
|Event distance:||305.939 km|
|Race winner:||Bono Huis|
|"Very nice race to end a wonderful season for me. I was quite cautious at the start, because I had overheated my engine and lost a lot of % wear. So Mikko passed me, I stayed behind for 10 laps, saving the engine. After lap 10 I saw that my engine would be fine and I went for the attack, and the battle started between me and Mikko. Really enjoyed it a lot, Mikko is one of the drivers you can trust in a battle, a shame that it ended too soon because of his problems in the pits. After the stop it was quite easy because I had fresher tyres. Thanks to my team for the fantastic work all season, cya next year."|
|"Q1: P1 with 7.356, very good laptime|
Q2: P2 with 8.084, good laptime, couldn't match Bono
Bono had a bit of a slow reaction to the lights which allowed me to take the lead. We had a very nice battle for the first stint, he'd often pass me in to T1 and I'd retake the position in T4, T6 or the beginning of the next lap.
After he passed me on lap 29 or so, he managed to pull a bit of a gap so I made a very late decision to pit. Unfortunately it was too late and I had to wait and lose some seconds while the pitcrew got ready.
When Bono pitted he had a healthy gap to me and there was no chance to fight him anymore.
I kept pushing hard since it was the last race of the season, giving it everything on every lap.
In the end, P2 in the championship is way higher than anything I expected before the season. Obviously Fredrik, Atze and Dennis didn't drive a full season, but I'll take it anyway.
Congrats to Bono again for a stunning season, but now it's time to hibernate."
|"I had little poor Q2 run but in the end it wasn't very interesting. |
For the race I had reasonable start and overtook Hirrle for 4th place. I followed top 3 for rest of first stint stint. Nilsson had some drama on pit stop which caused him DNF and granted me third place. I pitted out on third place right after Mikko, but he clearly had pace this time and I couldn't do much to catch him. Most interesting part for me was seeing Dennis behind catching me little by little, just as he did last year and 2009 also. Well it was funny side note, but as usual I'm faster here ^________________^
|"Q: P3, good|
R: I took a careful start in order not to mess with the two Finns still fighting for P2 in the championship. Sadly, Gosbee and De Wit went through on me as well. Race ruined. By the time I passed them I was 5 seconds behind the front. I closed the gap, then pitted really late to have best tyres in the end. But on this track it seems nothing ever makes a difference, so all I could do was close the gap again and finish 4th. Not bad anyway for little testing.
Had some fun in the races I did this year. Let's see what rF2 brings. Have a nice winter everyone."
|"Q1 : 120% all the time, the car was weird. I don.t know how i made 1.07.7 11th on the grid. Race : I did a good start, avoid Kostadinov sato braking style in first lap ^^ |
Unexpected, the pace in first laps was very good. I overtook Saxen and i joined Hirrle, Gosbee and De wit group. My Vmax was terrible... Allmost 6/7km.h slower than others and they had the same grip in corners... De wit crashed, i push a lot to be close of gosbee. I made early pitstop and i saw that i use a bit more fuel than expected and need to preserve 0.09L/lap. A hard job. I overtook Gosbee but he was very quick and he caught me. A good battle but sometimes he closed the door too early when i was inside and i couldn.t avoid the contact. He overtook me after 5/6laps and he crashed into barriers and i keep the 5th place.
It's a good result with a bad setup ( i loose allmost 20s in 2nd stint )
P4 for ATR Silverline and P7 in driver championship, it.s a good result this year for me. With some good speed at Hungaroring, Spa and Suzuka where i won my first race.
Next year, RF2 i think, new game, new physics with more parameters like tyres and dynamic grip. It will be enjoyable ! Can.t WAIT !
See you in 2012 !"
|"Ah well, this was a good finish to an ordinary season except for a few highlights. I had massive problems getting anything out of the car setup on this track, so it was a pleasant surprise to keep up with the top pace in the first stint. I had some nice battle with Morand in the opening laps, but besides that my race was rather boring.|
I pitted a couple of laps too early to jump Gosbee, which turned out to be a wrong decision, as I was losing plentiful of time in stint 2 and Gosbee came flying past me. Shame that he had to retire in the closing stages as he was really quick today, but at least there was some points scored to GhostSpeed, and thanks to Pedro for letting me drive there the last couple of races.
Hopefully new season brings much needed resurrection with new simulator(?) and everything."
|"Q: Couldn't repeat the lap from practice, despite being only 3 tenths off the leader I only managed 13th with that since everybody was so so close.|
I got a decent start but couldn't go anywhere to make up a position because everybody was so bunched up and the track isn't very wide, I stayed 13th while Oslakovic managed to get into 9th somehow and created a train of 7-8 cars, those we're crazy first 10 laps! After the 2 GT Omegas made mistakes I got a chance of passing him and did it quite quickly pulling a large gap before others could pull through.
Saxen in front already had quite a big gap which i tried to close down a bit but it always stayed from 5-5,5s. I pitted quite late compared to the others, after my stop the gap to Saxen was now more than 10s since he pitted several laps earlier and about 15s behind, so I decided just to cruise to the finish controlling the gap behind, saving the engine and fuel.
I was in 8th and then Gosbee crashed with few laps to go and that gave me 7th, nice result here after the nightmare in WT, in practically my first real WC race!
I'm not too bored with rF since i've been playing it barely a year but I'm hoping for rF2 too next season, see you around!"
|"Q1 : i missed Q1|
Starting from the back of the grid was entertaining.
Alot of action was going on the first 20 laps.
Unfortunate I had some damage to the front and rear of my car so I wasn't able to get a good pace.
Finished on p8, not bad considering my damage.
|"Q1 - it was good lap for me, did personal best but it was not enough for top 10 and started 14th.|
Started cautiously and i think lost some positions. Then with 4-5 guys had awesome battle and changed positions after every corner. Did bad mistake on last corner and went down to 18th place. Then started to overtake slower drivers and when i closed the points did another mistake on same corner... Lost another 7-8 sec and i was not sure that will get points this race. Some drivers retired and that helps me to look attack the points. Had good battle with Marconi, Oslakovic and Werdmuller. Was faster than Cyril, but saw that maybe i have not enough fuel to finnish. This forced me to drive with 50% from my full potential. I was happy from my position and 9th was good after those mistakes, maybe could be in better position. Thank you to GT Omega Racing for give me the chance to be so close to the best drivers in the world. Now let's take looong holiday and cya 2012 on rF2 i hope."
|"Q1: wasn't able to put 3 good sectors so was p15 at start.|
Race: My car suffered from damages to the front from first lap so i lost lot of time compared to my normal pace. Had some good fights during the first part of the race.
After pitstop, i was behind Marconi trying to overtake when he sended me in the grass T1 so i spun and i lost 2 positions thanks to that. After, car was undrivable so was just crusing to the end to finish p10.
|"Q1 - 5th I think, was surprised with that|
Q2 - 7th, could of been a better lap but hey 7th is great for me in WC.
R - Got a good start and was up to 6th or so and then Hirrle and De Wit had a battle, I managed to get past and was there in 5th for a while. Hirrle was faster than me and I made a few mistakes so he got past me, not long before pit stops my gap to Hirrle was 3 seconds but I then half spun and took a trek on the grass losing 4 seconds or so, after coming out the pits I instantly had a battle with Saxen and I got past at T1 which was surprising seeing PM's pace, nearing the end I had like a 6 lap battle with Morand with a bit of contact happening, I managed to get past him in the end, but with 5 laps to go I half spun on a corner I had no issues with and lost f.wing and major damage to suspension. 37 sec pit stop put me 11 seconds of De Matos and I finished with 5 seconds away from him, shame I had that crash as I would of had the best result for GS in WC this year. Was a good year for me, shame I couldnt have my pace at the start of the year but onto 2012 and rF2!!"
|"Qualified in 12th position. Very close the laptimes here.|
Race I have not checked any replays, but exit of turn one I was on the grass, I think someone touched me, as I said haven't checked replay.
So that knocked me way down the field. Then some others crashed and I moved up a few places, and made an early stop to jump 2 drivers, De Matos and Werdmuller I think it was. It worked, except when I caught Marconi, I was outside on turn 4, and he made contact with me. Will need to check replay as I said.
But that damage had to be repaired, wrecked the steering, cost 36seconds pitstop to repair it, and ruined my race, taking me out of the points positions."
|"Had a good first half race with some funny battles with Blair and Kostadinov even if ended with incidents. In the lap of pit with a suspension damaged and the tyres ended i had two spun with engine stalled but fortunately Interlagos by its climbing helped me to start again. Second half race i drove easy to the finish saving engine even if i lost it before the toward and i was able to pass the finish line by neutral. Waiting for RF2 i want thank Christian for his work and effort during the season, Pat for his unlucky season and wish to everybody a good winter pause."|
|"Stunning race with bitter end! I qualifyed only 18th but I knew I can do better in the race. So off we go, gained 2-3 positions into T1 already, fighting my way into T4 to the point when I reached 9th place and then my tires started to struggle, couldn't pull from the cars behind but didn't have any intention of letting them go. So I fought very hard practicly everylap till I went to pits on lap 20. After that I've been in battle with De Matos who passed me after some headache laps behind me, overtook Marconi sometime in the 2nd stint where an incident happend as I meybe closed his path a bit too harsh wich he didn't expect I guess so he spun off and unfortunately stalled his engine, I'm really sorry for that. Was all great till I pitted 2nd time in lap 42 or so, where I lost my connection and all the good effort went to hell. :D No regrets, it's been a wonderful race and looking forward to 2012."|
|"Would have liked a strong WC result after the unfortune in some previous of the WC races, but starting from the back i knew it would be close to impossible. Without going slightly too wide in Q2 of Abu Dhabi i think i could have gotten a good grid position and a strong result here. |
The WS race was good but i made a mistake on lap 2 which lost me a position and entered the pits in the wrong lap which cost me a chance to fight for the win.
The biggest succes for me this year was to get rid of my unusual driving style which was holding me back a little bit. I was completely stuck in that crazy driving style and i didnt know how to get out of it despite a lot of experience. Atze showed me the way, so a very big thank you to him and the rest of the team for helping me unlock this extra bit of potential.
I believe driving can always be further improved and i have worked hard for the improvements i made so that def gives me some pride in the fact that i never gave up.
I would like to be there again next year, but that will depend on several aspects and not just if RF2 is out yet.
Thanks to everyone who make this league great and have a good winter!"
|"Really fun race for as long as it lasted. Managed to overtake Hirrle and keep Mikkonen behind at the start. Then I kept up with Mikko and Bono because they were constantly fighting eachother, and managed to stick my car up there a few times. Went for an early pitstop, but touched the grass on the way into the pits which made me slam the car into the barrier. Not the best way to end the season, since I was looking good for P3 here with the least testing of the whole season.|
Congratulations to Bono for an amazing season, and to the top 3 in the standings. Great job. Also big thanks to Twister Racing for having me onboard this season. It was a real pleasure to drive in such a great team in FSR, which helped me achieve my first pole position and some 2nd places in races. Despite not getting that one race win, I still think it was a good season. I don't dare to say what next year brings in simracing for me, still not decided what to do, but maybe I will see you here again.
|"Sorry my comment is late, i wrote one before but there came an error!|
First i want to thank Fred Owen, and the race directors who made this possible for me. Secondly i wanna thanks Petar Brljak for helping me with the setups in the races i did this year.
Im very happy i could be at the start of this race, after only 6 races in fsr WT.
Quali went good for me, 16th in front of Mark Aalberts and Ben Tusting. It was my goal to be in front of them.
I had a good start winning some places, until i gently hit Wezenberg from behind and spun. I managed to keep the engine running so i could rejoin the race. After that i was about 8 seconds behind the group in front of me, who where fighting for 10th position. I cleared the gap in around 14 laps and had some good battles, swaping places several times. In the end Wezenberg pasted me and i could stay right behind me. Unfortunately i came a little bit to wide out of the second corner, and lost the car when it was on the gras/kerb and hit the barrier very hard. Again i kept my engine going, but i had to many damage and had to retire.
Im stil happy about my debut in Word Champoinship. Im looking forward to next year! I wanna thank everyone who is involved in FSR.
|"Q1: 07,6 pb, was happy with it|
Q2: made mistake on T2 what ruined my lap. 10th
R: Got good start up to 8th i think, after was struggling to keep my positions , every lap lost some places. Was behind some drivers, Werdmuller i think, i hitted his back and lost my front wing, sorry cyril. Didnt wanted to hit. After that crash needed to DNF car was too slow and badly damaged.
in response to Yannick:
I did not hit you, you lost the car on cold tyres. On the server replay and my replay there is no contact, and there was no contact live in the race.
Overall it was great year for, specially it was learning year.
Have a good winterbreak for everyone. See you guys in 2012.
Hope with rF2.
And also grats for podium guys in Brazil"
|"I had fun this race|
But was the same no pace and were just getting short in pace
great job for Precision
Only way i had some pace this year was Monaco and Spain
Great this year i had 2 poles and a podium
Seeing this year,s performance 2 poles and Podium in Monaco were a highlight als Spain:)
This race just managing in top 10 in q1 then 8th in q2 not bad
Then great start from 8th to 6th in lap 1 hehehe
Again great fights with gosbee and my ex teammate Hirrle
Then after Hirrle pasted me i run too wide again and crashed that was it
Have a great winter all"
|"Q: CLose to a pb lap but still far away from being top10 just points out how close it was. xD|
R: Unfortunate race for me, spun out against Disley who was lagging to me. I ddnt saw him for several laps when i was in fight with Wezenberg. At some point i moved back to the ideal line to take a corner and suddenly DIsley was there half alongside me, i never noticed him so we colided and i got send off to the bariers with some severe damage to my car left me no choise then to call it a day. That was actualy pretty disapointed as a nice battle from p10 till p17 was unfolding with some close racing.
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|"Thanks for the Experience Fred. |
Should of practiced with using Auto Clutch off.
Hopefully i won't make the same mistake again, if i ever get to race WC again.
was ashame really, as my race pace was good.
Look forward to a good 2012 season."
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|"Been hit by Room at lap 1 and crashed. See you next year !"|