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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:||Hungaroring, Hungary 2012|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2012-07-15 11:00:02|
|Qualifying minutes:||30 minutes|
|Event distance:||306.670 km|
|Race winner:||Bono Huis|
|"Very disappointing to finish 2nd while I was leading for so long. Morgan would have been faster than me on the same strategy so we tried something else and in the last stint I had the better tyres and the strategy looked to work. I had a few chances to pass Morgan but when I get pushed 10 meters off the track it's a bit difficult, so let's just wait and see."|
|"Q1 : I did 2 try with Q1 setup, my first try wasn't good. 1.17.29 :) not bad.|
Q2 : The S1 was ok, I lost a lot of time in S2, where i missed the apex in the right corner after the chicane. Finish P2 with 0.020s gap with huis.
Race : I made a correct start. still P2, starting with a 5 stops strategy.
I was able to follow with ease bono during the first stint.
Unfortunaly, during lap 6, i had 2 back to desktop in a row... which costed me at least 7/8s and i was behind Jeffrey. Even with a better car, i could not overtake him. so i pit 1 lap earlier.
I expected Bono to be on 5 stops, his was quite ok, i began to gave up, the pace he had was very quick. but he pit in lap20... 2 laps earlier than me. I began to understand he was on 6 stops, so i began to push like a hell, making 1.18.4 with 12laps fuel. I maintain a fictive 4s gap between me and huis. I struggle a lot with backmarkers, leaving me pass only after one complete lap, mainly in the last 25 laps.
After our final pitstop, Me and bono were very close. I struggle a little with the tyre during the middle of my stint, allowed bono to attack me.
It was a good battle for me, a bit rough, but correct.
I finished the race 1st, my 3rd victory in FSR :)
A good weekend for Ghostspeed, jim and jernej finishing in points and martin too ( for silverline )
See you in valencia :)"
|"Q1: Did a 17.7 which was good enough for P6, couldn't get a good lap in though partly because of people not paying attention.|
Q2: Managed to do a 17.9 which was pretty much what I expected, P3. It was a decent lap, just clean to make sure to make it to the front of the grid.
Race: Got decent of the line. Jack passed me in T1 though but after a few laps I managed to pass him again to claim the 3rd position. From that point it was just saving the brake and maintain/increase the gap a little bit.
Really happy to get my 1st WC podium in only my 3rd ever WC race. It was for me quite a hard race eventhough it might not have looked that way.
Thanks to GTOmega racing for the support, and I hope we can maintain this pace troughout the season, and perhaps, make it even better !"
|"Q1: Ok, got into q2.|
Q2: Clean lap could have been better but its not easy to do perfect lap around Hungaroring with only one flying lap. P4
R: Start was good but my first and second gear were too high so I lost momentum compared to some other guys. Also there was a lot of flickering first laps due to lag so I had to hold back not to drive into someone.
Lap 2 I had strange half-spin in s1 when following another car, I lost all the rear grip through flat right hander and touched the wall with rear wing.
I fell back to P10 and had damaged rear wing rest of the race.
I was forced to fight most of the race and had fun battles with some of the drivers.
In the end I almost managed to get into P3 but it was not to be.
Considering what happened first 2 laps P4 is not the worst.
Good job again from the team, looking forward to next races."
|"Having done the world series race one day before I was very prepared for my first world championship race. With fixed strategy and correct fuel calculation I was ready for a top ten finish with my dream goal of top 5.|
In Q1 I went for two two-lap-stints and at the end one extra lap. But the second lap of the second stint was my personal record which astonished me so much that I wasn't able to go out again.
In Q2 I had to bare the enormous pressure for the first time so I didn't want to do anything silly, I just tried to drive the car nicely. Hadn't I made a very bad first sector, I could even end up in third place, but I was still very satisfied with sixth as I hadn't really knew for sure if I'm able to even go into top ten.
The race was more or less just driving behind other cars. On the first lap I gained a position but then I was stuck behind Keithley, again. I planned to pit one lap earlier than him on a pitstop ocassion but then Tali did that to me and I lost the place to him. And as then Keithley and Tali were one lap earlier than me, I couldn't afford cutting my strategy for 2 laps. Then somehow Keithley retired and I tried to follow Tali; but he was a bit too fast. I was then only trying to get the car to the end in one piece and it was enough for the dreamt fifth place.
|"Q > Worst Q ever for me. I had easy a lap into top 5 but it just didn't happen.|
R > The two NetRex made very good start so after a couple of corners I was 16th. Then an incedent infront and I found myself in 14 fighting with Varga for 13 in chicane. He braked very late and turning his car on mine before the apex! I don't know why drivers keep doing that.. I really think FSR should see this kind of driving and not allow to some of them to drive.. After that I was for two whole stints behind Varga, who was cutting in the 3rd turn from the end many times and gaining time there. Lap 23 in the pits I almost stall the engine on exit! Some crusual seconds lost there and I'm behind Varga again. Lap 35 and I'm exiting pitlane after my 3rd stop finally infront of Varga and keeping the position easy. Lap 38 and I'm passing Masculli in T1 but he fights back on the exit. But in T2 I make it stick from the inside. Nice racing there with Eros! Lap 39 same move on Disley and I'm getting 6th position! Lap 47 and I'm exiting pitlane again side by side with De Wit! T2 and I'm getting the position from the outside this time!!! Then I drove to the finish keeping 6th position and getting the points. Not bad at all starting from 15th. Congrats to my teamate Morgan for the win!!"
|"Didn't take part in Q. Due to allocation issues.|
Start on P21 and had a good start passing Marconi by T1 but played it safe in-case of incidents which did happen with big affects at the start of S2, I avoided it all but a car jumped across the grass and damaged my right side pod heavily, I continued for that stint passing a couple of drivers with a run out of the last turn.
My first stop was longer due to damage - 9 seconds
The whole next stint i was trying to get a gap to Saxen Patel and De Wit.
Came to stop and I had more damage again - 9 seconds
After that I was running in dirty air behind De Wit untill the 2nd to last stint where he crash.
Not much action besides first lap.
Thanks to Silverline for allowing me to race and for once it was a good result."
|"Happy for Top10 finish, but it could have been better without mistakes!|
Must try this next time, i can push more hard for sure. But good race"
|"I knew qualifying on this track would be very important and unfortunately I lost just the needed tenth to get into top 10 this time, ending up as P14.|
The race got more difficult in turn 3, as accidents ahead forced me to brake a bit earlier, resulting in heavy contact with Kanitz from behind. I decided to pit on lap 6 with a badly bent car to avoid losing more time and convert to a 6 stop strategy.
The strategy worked reasonably well, as I was able to catch the cars ahead constantly. On my second last pit stop, I just failed to jump Patel, which then left me blocked with newer tires for another 10 laps. At the final stop, I was able to jump Disley and later Patel after his brake issues emerged, thus finishing the race in P9.
Reflecting on the championship, I had hoped for a bit better result, but the race was largely over after the poor qualifying and first lap incident. After this, any points were a welcome bonus."
|"Made the top 10 just for qualifying, and then had a horrible lap in the second qualifying session to start 10th. |
Lost 1 position on lap 1, and then got stuck behind De Witt after one of the pitstops and that cost me time although it cost time of drivers I was fighting with as well I think. I used a different strategy, but did not end up in front like I wanted. Still happy reasonably with 10th place though after that."
|"Bah..Qualifying was horrendous, started in 19th and didn't get a single proper lap in. |
Race start, thankfully I avoided the Turn 4 collision and I passed Kanitz in the chicane. I was then in a train following JES, who surprised me pitting on lap 6. I planned to use the same strategy as in WS, and the first few stints were quite repetitive: Being in the De Wit train, but being a bit slower in the first half of the stint than him, and gaining on him in the later stage of the stint. With the DNFs and all, I knew I was in with a chance for P7...And I passed Gosbee once around the outside in Turn 4 [I think it happened around lap 30]..
I knew it would be tight for the top 10 with JES pit in laps varying massively to mine, Mascuilli on a 4 stop and Gosbee going shorter at the first few stints...But with De Wits' DNF and Disley strugging with his tires at the end of his penultimate stint, I was able to close in on him and knowing that my race was one lap shorter due to being lapped I pitted a lap earlier and jumped Disley. Unfortunately I think I locked my brakes and that made me run wide and make contact with him.
After JES stop the following lap I was in 9th, but with no pace compared to Gosbee...I maintained 9th quite easily but two or three laps from the finish my rear left brake failed and I dropped to P11. "
|"This kind of track doesn't suite my driving style and i was about 0.5sec slower than my possibility. So i decided for 4 stops trying to stuck behind others with more stops strategy. At 50% of the race i saw that i had only 35% engine life so i decided to drive about 2 sec slower to save it to finish the race. It's very strange that engine temp was about 2-3 °C more than my races test.....however at the end i was able to finish."|
|"My home race. I hoped, i'll finish in the top5, but i made a bad qualy, and then i had some problems.|
The start was OK, i overtook 3 cars, but i made a little mistake, and Masculli came in front of me. In the 2nd lap's second corner, i overtook Masculli on the outside line, and after that, on the 4th lap, i overtook Disley in the Mansell corner (T4). But in the 9th lap, Lapchin had some errors, and then we crashed, i couldn't do anything.. I'm really disappointed, because i could be easily in the top5, and i was so unlucky.. But i have to look forward, Valencia isn't my favourite track, but i'd like to practice as much as i can, and to finish in the top 6."
|"pace wise again no where near where we want to be|
Starting 12th missing out on q2 by a mere0.020
Anyway 3 laps in the race i find myself 7th
Haunting Ville leppala
He ran wide and i tried to cut across his car and he braked a tiny earlier then normal and i hitted his car
I am sorry for this but was no time to react for me
I apologize to you
My car was heavy damaged after this and i was trying my best until lap 55 where my engine died i think due to the damage i substained
Was fun the 1st 4 laps then it was a matter of reaching the fininsh which was not to be:(
See ya at Valencia"
|"Qual: Really bad again.. some one hold me up in my fast lap .. so.. 17th.. I had the pace to be in the top 10 so its frustrating.|
Race: The start was ok. I stayed behind my teammate and we started to move up. We overtook 2-3 car in the first lap. I had a really beautiful overtake against Masculli at lap 10 in the second corner.
My tactic was to run two really short stint in the beginning of the race to be in a clear track and then I can push hard. This was working for me, because I find myself at 7th position from 17th! Because of my race tactic my last two stint was longer I had to carry more fuel and my car wasn't the best with it. I stacked Behind Masculli, and the I pushed too hard, I lost the control of the car and I ended in the barriers. :( I was able to get back to the pit, but my car was heavily damaged, and I had to wait 34 sec, my engine get hot there, so I saw no point to continue the race
It was my mistake, and I'm sad I haven't finished at my home grand prix, This was my first mistake in this year, and hopefully the last one. "
|"I was very happy with the qualifying sessions, my best ever in WC, so the race itself was something of a disappoinment.|
Starting from 5th I got a great launch and immediately passed Rasmus and almost got Jeffrey cleared into T1, but i was then stuck on the outside approaching T2, but braved it out there and Jeffrey made it fun by leaving room for us to race in so up to P3 for a while.
Jeffrey repassed me a lap or 2 later when I messed up the final turn and he had a good run and got me into T1 and from there i tried to just go as fast as i could but i was unable to shake off Simoncic and after that Rasmus joined our little train too, but i felt comfortable and they never got anywhere near passing, and good pits strategy kept us ahead all the time.
It all ended badly though when i made a small error at T8, nothing major just a small slide, but i had another technical problem which made it difficult to catch the tail and spun out and that was that really and combined with my dnf due to being disco'd on Saturday made it a pretty miserable points weekend.
The team did a great job with the car though and the preperation was really good and i'm just miffed that the efforts didnt get the reward they deserved.
|"It was weird for me to attend, as I found it out in the last moment. I had loads of work to do and I had done not more than 4 days of practice, all that in the first week.|
Petros asked me to drive for his team and my team boss accepted it, that happened 20 minutes before server opened, so.. It was just a race to take it as practice.
I made a great start as usual, though I didn't pushed it as much as I could, I went the 'safe mode' many times to not risk a crash.
Then on the start of S2 there was a mayhem in front of me, I avoided a car but exactly in the next metre there was a car with no wings and 'fire' in front, I could do nothing to avoid him, so I lost my front wing.
I had hopes, but this crash ended them right from the first lap. Even though I got a front wing, my front end was going mad, too much instability, suspension had damage I think.
I was setting slow laptimes but I was hopeful of finishing the race. Then I got a disconnection.
Dissapointing, but at least I attended.
I hope I can attend the next race and do a proper race, finally. fighting in the upper places of the midfield is my aim.
|"Caused by inury to his eye gobbi was not able to drive, so last minute i must make the replace. My first time in the big class and all was actually looking pretty ok untill i made a stupid mistake and went to the wall.. I hope to try another time :)|
|"Good Q1 : P3|
Under average Q2 : P8
Catastrophic race : Ended because of computer problem in turn 2 of lap 8 or 9, while fighting fairly with Gergo"
|"Q1: Decent lap and it was enough for top 10.|
Q2: Pretty clean lap again, i was pretty happy with it and it gave me p7 for the start.
R: Had a good start, better then people in front but there was no where to go since it was just wall of cars heading into t1 so i decided to just take it easy and hold my position which i managed to do. Was lapping behind Jernej and easily keeping up with him. Race ended when i went a bit wide on the start of s2 and started turning into next corner when suddenly i was already flying backwards out of the track. I really didnt see that one coming so it was disappointing to stall on the side of the track with rear suspension damage. Overall nice experience to drive WC and it was great to see that i had the pace to drive in WC. Hopefully im gonna visit WC again on this season. Untill then cya ;)))"
|"Slide in t4, got smashed in rear, game over.|
|"Q1: 17,9 , made big mistake in s3 , lost at least 0,2 sec not happy 11th place.|
R: Lost 1 place in T1 to de wit. Then after s1 split i made inside move , then suddenly i crashed to nillsson. He just slide to my front, very unlucky. Couldnt react at all. Very dissipointed cause my pace was very good. I think for ending this season. Dont like mod very much (tires). 6stop at hungary is wierd. I better drive some endurance races. More fun.
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|"Not much to say. |
Q1 was ok, even i just finished on P18.
Racestart was decent but i was involved into the carnage at s1. I lost control under braking before the chicane and stalled the engine."
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