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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:||Shanghai, China 2012|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2012-05-06 10:57:29|
|Qualifying minutes:||30 minutes|
|Event distance:||306.376 km|
|Race winner:||Bono Huis|
|"Qualifying went as expected, P2. I had a great start and passed Morgan into turn 1, and this time I kept the lead. I think Morgan was a bit faster the first few laps, but towards the end of the stint the gap kept increasing lap by lap. Morgan made quite a big mistake in the final corner and that gave me a 10 second lead, so from then on I took it easy to bring the car home. Nice win and looking forward to the next race, who knows which track."|
|"Welcome to Shanghai, a chinese track where a smooth driving is required, and disadvantages me a little.|
Q1: I made 1 try in Q1 setup and after i was training for Q2. P1.
Q2: Again i am the last to start. Need to evacuate the pressure, it is closer than the last races.
I made a little mistake in T2 and loose allmost 0.1sec on Sector1
- After this i push very hard and made a marvelous Sector 3.
POLE POSITION ! Me and the yellow helmet did it again ! But still, i was worried for race pace!
Race : I start very good with a excellent reaction time but Precisions car have a awesome gearing!
It surprises me and i try to block huis, but i react too late and he pass me when i try to avoid him.
I follow the pace of huis but the tyre wear was bad with the conditions, dirty air etc, and i have too much oversteer.
Feeling not totally well on the tyres after messing them up, i did a mistake in the last corner as well and spun!
I try to come back to huis, i gained allmost 2sec during the 1/3 of the second stint but a Rseat.fr driver blocks me!
I literally had to jump on the brake in order to avoid this! In 2 corners i lost the advantage i had during 4/5 laps, over 1.5sec.
So i come back in the 9.5s/10s and i begin to drive very easy to reach the finish line. I had nothing to gain. Huis is too far in front and the others are far behind. So i drive lonely 65% of the race. Not so exciting race for me. I didn't expect a win here so the 2nd place was the aim today.
Monaco or Valencia will be better for me, I look forward!
Very good job of Yannick lapchin, with a difficult car goes to p6 6th! Good job Chaplin!
Thanks to ATR Management, InsideSimracing.tv, and all my supporters! See you on the other side!"
|"Q2 was nice. Better than I expected. I was worried whether I even get through Q1.|
At start I saw Morgan slowing little bit front of me middle of T1, I reacted for it and lost a position. Looking the replay now I was a bit overly cautious. Well, I guess it's sometimes better to be safe than sorry.
First stint was quite poor. Quali lap had shifted my tyre wear towards rear, which was enough to cause problems, with already tricky car. I didn't bother to fight with Jim and Rasmus too much. We had cars reasonably close behind and they would have caught us all easily. My plan was to survive first stint and fight properly after first stops.
It turned out guys on front decided to crash, which gave me one position, Jim's speeding on pitlane gave another.
After first stops I didn't have much action. Saxén caused little worry by being so close, but it turned out he was doing short second stint and dropped further back later.
Third place at the end is definitely something to be happy about."
|" I missed my Q2 lap, i wanted too much, and i made many mistakes. My start wasn't the best, but the first lap was good, i was the 5th, but in the second lap - if i'm right - Rasmus Tali passed me soon, and then i wanted to stay behind him. My first stint was so slow, i had to save the engine, and my exist from the corner was bad. After the first stops, maybe in lap 15 and 16 i had a fight with Disley, and Room.Then i stayed behind Saxen, i couldn't overtake him, only after my 3rd stop, in lap 45, but i made a mistake, and he overtook me. In the next lap, lap 46 i overtook him and after that there weren't any interesting thing."|
|"I'm very happy with this result, first points for FTS were long overdue!|
I had a solid Q1 lap and the Q2 lap began very well, but the race setup didn't feel as stable as the setup I used for Q1 and a few mistakes cost me a couple of positions, hence 8th place on grid.
During the start I again had latency issues with cars warping past on both sides, lost 3 positions. With overtaking in the queue being nearly impossible, I made a calculated risk to pit one lap earlier than what my fuel allowed.This worked swiftly and suddenly I found myself in P4, just a couple of seconds behind Jaakko.
In the remaining race I had to compromise somewhat because of my earlier first pit stop. I was able to keep Baldi behind until the final pit stops where he jumped me. Later he made a mistake making it easy for me to re-pass. The next lap we were alongside in turn 6, unfortunately I had no room and was forced wide over the kerb. I think the move was a bit against the rules, but I take it as a lack of experience from the driver, so I feel no need to protest it this time.
In the final laps I was a bit worried about Lapchin, but luckily he made a couple of mistakes which made it easy enough for me to finish fifth. Overall this was almost an optimal result, minus the one place lost, so this definitely increased my confidence after a difficult start to the season."
|"Q1 was good, even though I was 2 tenths off pace.|
Q2 I made a silly mistake in the double left of second sector, and I lost one tenth there. I started 5th, but I couldn't aim better than 4th place, so it wasn't that bad.
I managed finally to keep my position in the first turns of the race. Knowing I had a good top speed (I think one of the best), I tried to push as much as maximum before long straight. Unfortunately I slided a lot there and lost 2 places, and again one another later against Patrick De Wit. By the way we had a good fight all along the race, with Philipp. A little touch in the hairpin destroyed my suspension for 2 laps and I lost time there. After I could come back. I knew that I was slightly faster, but not enough to overtake easily. I recognize that I made an over optimistic move on him at lap 30, so I could gain the 6th place again. I tried to reduce the gap on Saxen and Baldi in the last stint but they were very far, and attacking too much I made one big mistake that made me lose some time. Damnit ! I had pace to go 4th I think, so it would have been very difficult to do it.
Good job Morgan and bravo to Bono, again.
See you in Monaco ! =)"
|"Well not totally what i had hoped for|
I missed Q2 by a margin of 0.085 or something to be in top 10
So 13th on the grid
The start went from 13th to 7th then passed Lapchin for 6th
Then i found myself stuck behind Baldi he had good racepace
Finally i managed to pass him for 5th place
Then everybody made their pitstop and i found myself in the lead for 1 lap WOOOOOOO
Then after my pitstop i had battles with some drivers,,,,,,,,Then Raino Room made a overoptimistic move on me leaving me no room at the track there was simply no space anymore losing valuable positions
Trying to fight back passing Pushke and Room later on
In the end an deserved 8th place
To Simon Abedesi
starting 13th going to 7th in lap 1
Passing Lapching lap 2
lap 12 passing baldi for 5th
lap 14/15 DE WIT IN THE LEAD IN MAK CORP!!!!
lap 15 room passes de wit leaving no space for de wit
lap 17 passing puschke for 8th
lap 17 passing room for 7th
lap 18 room tries to pass back
lap 19 de wit passed disley for 6th
lap 21 de wit passes room for 6th
lap 25 j dion panics and hinders de wit alllowing Lapchin to pass
lap 25 de wit passes lapchin back in the hairpin
lap 56 de wit starts to run out of fuel coasting coming out of hairpin with a cup of fuel left maintains his 8th place coasting over the finish line!!
|"Q1: All were only average laps, was just enough to pull through though.|
Q2: Good lap, but i made a mistake in t1 which cost me P4...
At the start Tali squeezed on the inside of me and nearly crashed Lapchin, into t3/t4 i almost stopped behind them and was helplessly passed by Baldi and then De Wit into t6. The next lap I was avoiding Lapchin again at the exact same place which allowed Puschke to sneak up on me and pass me after a cut back in t6 in the fast chicane. I was stuck in that train the whole first stint until L12 when Lapchin went wide after some contact and Puschke made a little mistake under braking, so i passed them both in the s3 hairpin. I was hounding Baldi for 6th on my next lap(inlap) but I failed so badly on the pit entry after being careful not to collect him that i forgot to brake and threw my car into the wall. The impact wasn't so hard i think but surprisingly i had a lot of damage on the car..., the pitstop lasted only 10s because i didn't fix all of it. Out of pits another fail when I switched to first gear by accident and half spun, losing me another 5-6s... so i lost 15s in 500m of track -> genius.
After that i was in 13th or 14th far away from Baldi who I was about to pass back then, and seeing him finish in 4th, i'm very angry with myself.
So it was all about playing catch up to the end of the race, until the last stint i didn't really have much chance for a points finish but then i saw Puschke suddenly just over a second in front and he was just over a second behind Masciulli, so i tried to push as hard as i could to stay with him because somehow i knew he would catch Masciulli and that was my chance. We were closing on him very equally and i caught up to them when they were busy already fighting with a few laps to go.
And on the final lap both me and Phillip get a great run onto the back straight as De Wit was right in front running out of fuel. It was very close at the hairpin and in the last corner, i think De Wit confused Masciulli and he was very slow out of it, allowing Puschke to get a run on him to the line, but I think he turned in a bit much into Puschke and they crashed and I've only just managed to take 9th... I was ROFLing for a few seconds there xD
In the end picked up a few points which is an ok result, but i'm disappointed with the race because 4th was very much possible. We lacked a lot in the setup compared to other teams, but 1h before the race i've found some performance in the car and decided to use a completely new setup because every improvement was good compared to what we had. Had I had more practice with it, who knows, maybe I'd get onto the podium :D
Grats to the top5!
P.S. I uploaded the comment yesterday and it wasn't there afterwards, dunno what happened. That's why i'm late."
|"A race with obviously mixed feelings...|
Q1 was pretty good did an average lap which was enough for 3rd and Q2. Q2 then wasnt that good because I didnt manage to bring it down into 1 Lap and was 0.3 slower then in testing but 7th was still acceptable for me though.
As the race kicked off I lost around 3 positions in the first corner If I'm right:/. But soon I was on the tail of petar and managed to pass him in lap2 at the exit of turn3(I guess it was turn3) with a better run out of the corner.
After managing to follow the pace of the guys in front of me Lapchin and Baldi made contact in the hairpin in lap12 and I had to take avoiding action and losing 2 positions against Petar and Saxen.
As I went into the pits in lap13 petar was going in front of me in the pits aswell but he missed the braking point showing a Hamilton like moment and contact with the barriers was done so I was able pass him in the pit entry.
It didnt take long until I had to take avoiding action again as de wit spun in turn3 in lap 15 but I was able to gain the position.In lap 20 I made a pass against Blair Disley in t1. Just one lap later Room made contact with De Wit going into t2 and I had to take avoiding action again.
And then In lap 25 came the race killing moment for my race: Jonothon Dion decided to get himself lapped at the worst place possible on this track; he nearly stopped in the double right in s2 and I was at the wrong place at the wrong time and went airborne. My car was a completely wreck after this.
I was constantly around 0.6 - 0.8 slower and the car felt very strange in some corner with broke suspension.Finally I managed to close the gap to Masciulli with a few laps to go and petar still in the back. Suddenly De Wit slowed down a lot and he was right in front of Masciulli going into the last corner.
Somehow Masciulli had a worse exit of the final corner than me and I would have passed him before the finish line but then... He just moved into me,crashed into the wall and gave 9th place to Petar who surely had a smile on his face then. So finally p10 but without all this incidents it would have been much better as my natural pace was completely fine today."
|"Q: Not what i was hoping for. But is was all close.|
R: Had a brilliant start. From P18 to P13 in 1 lap. Then i could hang on to Rainieri who went wide in lap2 at the last corner. Raino overtook me and into the first corner someone hit me hard from the back and make me spun and loose a lot of positions. Fight my way back to behind Brljak but couldn't do any attacking attempts due to his higher top speed.
P12 was the max for this race after my incident not happy but its a first finish of the season.
Grats to Bono who had a good race and also good job for the rest of the podium finishers.
Thnx to our team members and RS Evo!"
|"In this event I improved qualify, and for only 1 tenth I don't entry in Q2.|
Unfortunately in the race I have many misadventures...
In the start I don't see the light...i don't understand what is the problem...
From 15 place, I arrive in the first corner in last position...
But i knew that i had a good race pace and after 15 laps i gain many positions and i come back around 14 place.
But in the end of 15 lap, my race is again ruined... In the pit i must wait my teammate for 10 seconds, and it cost me too time and i lost many positions...the last thing that i can do,is attack for the rest of race and in the end finish the race 13 place. I'm very disappointed because without these problems i was sure in top 7-8.."
|"Was 12th in Q1, but 14the in the race. That is not usual for me.|
I lost lots of places at the start, which put me back to 19th roughly and cost alot of time with battles and the time from the bad start as well.
I made some 2 small mistakes as well which cost more seconds during the race, and perhaps I wasn't quick enough in the first stint, even if I didn't have a bad start."
|"Q1: Not much to say. P19 was a good result for me for this race.|
Race: I managed to gain some positions at the start of the race, but i had to give everything back, cause of the crash at T2. I was from the outside and i had no space to go except of the gravel off the track, to avoid the collision. So 26th, and start to push. Best moments of my race was at Lap2 and Lap5.
Lap2: at the back straight. Disley was trying to pass Dion and i was right behind them. Dion keep the left line, Disley choose the right line and i pass them both from the middle :P
Lap5: I passed Disley at T1 from the outside keeping and eye to the mirror for Disley to let him room to turn if he tryied to counterattack me.
All in all from P26 from T2 at the first lap to P15 at the end i was happy with the result.
See you all in next track. Allways a pleasure racing with you guys."
|"This was a total disaster for me|
q: because of the penalty I had to started from 24th..
Race: My start was ok.. but one of the Dion brothers was stuck on the grid in front of me.. so i had to pull back.. and I loose a position.. but in the first corner.. I overtake 2 cars.. another 2 in the first lap... than started to push like hell. In the next couple of laps I overtaked the guys in front of me... I really enjoyed I was 11th from 24... then at the first pitstop at lap 13 maybe, at the pit entrance Tali just spin in front of me.. I was to close to avoid the contact.. I loos my front wing .. but that was not all.. in the pit.. Mikkonen came into me too (unsafe release from precision guys :).. I dont know if he saw me come or not.. )... my pit stop was 24s.. my engine get really hot.. and when I came out I had only 50% engine.. so after this my race was just about saving the engine with a damaged car.. I was really frustrated.. I did 1.36 high laps.. without these maybe I would have a chance to score some points..
I want to congrat to my teammate Gergo Baldi he did an amazing job today.. thanks for my racing engineers Peter Szanto , and Ernesto de Angelis they did an amazing job to setup the car.. so I'm really sorry now I couldn't score any point... "
|"Q1: Missed both laps|
R: Start wasnt so good, had to dodge a car and gone too wide in T1.
I did have some problems with the hud and the setup, ended up saving too much engine and losing at least 0,3s per lap.
Was good finishing the first FSR race with only 1 mistake, and I hope to be much better in the next race."
|"Before today i was confident that i can do better here.....indeed today it was another terrible day for me and not only as driver.:(|
I had great trouble with a paddle all day in downshift and this cost me probably 1sec far from my pb in Q1. However my position could be better 1 o 2 positions only. The race started very well i gained 7 positions in first lap with some good battles. But some contacts cost me some car damages. My pace wasn't there about 0.5s from practice probably due damages and paddle troubles. I had often to drive turns 3 and 11 in 5th gear...so i lost a lot at exit. At first pitstop i lost 9sec to repair car damages but when i exit i saw that the car was still damaged. Second and third stints were similar to first so i lost some positions. After third stop i was 5sec behind 17th and i had only 25% engine left, so i decided to drive easy saving engine and waiting the finish. "
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|"Q1 - Couldnt do a good lap and managed only 14th|
Race - I did a good start and tried to overtook some cars but there was quite a bit crash infront of me in turn 2 but I could not react in time to avoid them and ended up in the collision also as they was almost stopped fully, this made me lose my front wing and someone slammed into my rear.
I then pitted but despite telling my pit crew to repair all the damaged they only repaired my front wing and my suspension was very badly damaged still. So I pitted again to fix the damage and this time it was better and okay to drive. Then I had a problem when trying to unlap myself overtake a driver but instead he crashed into me which made me retire from the race.
I was confident of doing good in race despite only 14th in qualifying due to the strong race pace we had as a team. I had pace for top 5 again but due to the incidents and general bad driving this round from the drivers I had a bad race. I look forward to getting better results at Monaco."
|"Q1: 34,706 ,not so good lap 11th|
R: had good start, but in turn2 some drivers front of me breaked too much, i also needed to break more and i was hit behind by Nilsson (racing incident) but that hit made damage for my rear, so i was on 13th or 14th place on first stint, i had good tactic, i pitted very early and then after stop i was up to 7th i think, then i had fight with de wit , on lap21 turn2 he didnt give me room and i made halfspun lost 4 positions, was back to 11th , then i pitted again but unluckly i drived over the limit and got driver trough, but that made me angry and i gave up. But shouldnt, was TOP10 maybe possible. :D
It take this race as a learning race, "Should not give up if i get drive trough" :D
But overall cant be happy, TOP6 finish was possible. Next is monaco, last year got 5th (best result in WC so far), this year i dont hope that high cause i dont like this mod at all (DRIFT MOD).
Gz to Bono"
|"This start of the season is very unlucky for me.|
At the start the plugin crash...so i havent information about the gears,fuel,tyre and brake wear,position and time from to leader :\.
Then during the 4/5 laps,crash with van de linden....
I hope in more lucky for the rest of the season....actually i am the little schumacher of the real f1.(not for the speed eh!)"
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|"Q1: good enough|
Q2: was on road to get P2 or P3 until I went a bit wide last corner, own fault disapointing result.
R: Had a good start gained some positions and on lap 2 I moved up to 5th.
Then battling with Jaakko, managed to pass him into the hairpin after the backstraight.
Many laps battling with Parisis. Lap 13 into T1 I managed to pass him but he just ran into me, lost many positions and almost stalled. Same lap I needed to pit but due to my earlier incident I was alongside slower cars so entry was compromised and while turning into the pits I lost the rear a bit and half spun, rear tyres locked and engine died. Game Over.
Will take the positives and try to forget the rest. This race was first time this season we had pace for the victory we need to carry this on to next races, cant wait to get behind the wheel again. See you in Monaco. "
|"Total mystery this one. Not much time to test due to work and studying, but still I lacked pace massively on race day compared to testing. No idea how or why, but it was shocking. Worst qualifying I ever had I think, could have made up some positions in the race to get some points but it was over in turn 2 where I lost my front wing. I decided to call it day.|
The last two races have been very disappointing for us. We are lacking something in the setup, mostly in medium and high speed corners, and if we want to compete we must find a solution fast. I have no prediction for Monaco since I thought we would be good here, but that turned out to be massively wrong...
Congrats to Bono and PM again for a very impressive race. "
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|"I was very fast here, starting last I easily was in the points, but blue flag was not working well for me and some mistakes from others destroyed my race.|
Nevertheless, my speed was very good today and I am very happy with it, I am improving a lot and I don't want to stop this process. Points can wait, I have no pressure here."
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|"Q1: As I really don't like this track I knew that I might not go through Q1 but I just did it with a 9th position.|
Q2: 4th position after a clean lap was very good once again.
R: I made a nice start, then PM cars boosted :D
I managed to take 3rd position in T1 and keep up with the 2 front runners as they were fighting a liitle bit. Then a silly silly mistake on last turn, made me lost a place to Mikkonen and start fighting with him and Tali for 3rd position. I passed Mikkonen again for 3rd as Tali did so. Then I made some good defending against Tali for 3-4 laps, but in lap 13, in T1 while I had the inside line, Tali had the outside, we made contact, he spun and I kept the car really hard on track not to spin too. Tali was pointing the apex like I wasn't there at all in that point but I guess this is what I have to expect fighting for highier positions infront. Then my first stop was a disaster. First I missed the last right hander corner, losing 3rd position again by Mikkonen, but in the turn for the pitlane, Mikkonen made a Lewis Hamilton and I passed him back! :P
But I missed for some meters the speed limiter and got a nice drive through penalty finding myself back in 13th place i think. Only thing i had in mind there was to finish the race, not to push. Although I had a hard battle with Masciulli in lap 22 or 23 i think when i overtook him in T1-T2. After that I overtook Philipp in lap 33 and managed to come infront of De Wit after my last stop. That was it, a 7th place in a track that doesn't like me!"
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