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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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|"Q1 : 1.45.9, not my fastest lap, but very quick to be in P1.|
Q2 : 1.46.2, i made some mistakes, but this is pole :)
Race : I did a Kers start... like valencia.. 2 times in a row i have a very good launch. At braking, i was a bit scary about bono braking, who avoided me at the last second :)
After i push hard in lap 1 to not have driver in my slipstream. it worked. I pushed a lot during the 2 first stint, and be very cool in the 2 last stints. gap was enough.
Quite a lonely race. but i pushed at maximum compared to valencia.
Thanks to Ghostspeed. and congratulations to podium and my teammates ville and philipp who finished in points. same for markus and jim who had a bad luck...
see you at monza :)"
|"After all the hazzle before the start and during Q1 because of server crashes, I was in a way better state to drive. Usually i'm incredibly nervous before Q1/Q2 and the Race start but this time it was different, because it was not sure wether the race would go on or not because of server issues.|
Luckily for me, Mikko gave us 1 more chance to drive Q1/Q2 and the Race but this time without the commentators and broadcaster in the server. It helped and I believe no one suffered connection problems anymore.
Q1 went great, in my very first lap I did a 46.1 which I knew was good enough for Q2. In Q2 it appeared that everyone could drive at the same time, instead of 1 by 1. Though I didn't know this because I was downstairs, so as soon as I was behind the pc again and did my lap. It was nice to know what time to aim for because Bono and Morgan both had done there laps already. My lap was pretty good and managed to take P2, behind Morgan but in front of Bono.
At the race start I gave Bono a bit of room at the inside because he's fighting for the championship and I thought he would have better pace. That didn't appear to be the case because after 3 laps I managed to catch him up and pass him going in to Les Combes. From there on I didn't give my 2nd place away, it was all about not making mistakes in the pits like at Valencia.
Really really happy the finally beat Bono again after some what 3 years. Morgan was a bit too fast this time around, maybe I'll be able to keep up with him in the future. Massive thanks to Damian for all the setup work, and Ivar for the gears.
See you at Monza "
|"Nice race, but difficult.|
Had very good speed to finish on the podium.
Had a back of the grid penalty so I started last. After a few laps I was allready in the top 10 and my pace was really good. I was catching up every lap with the guys in front. A moment I was even driving on P3, but couldn't keep it in the final stint as Huis was faster. Anyway, good race considering I was starting last and finished 4th. Qualifying pace looked good and race pace was very strong aswell.
See you at the next ;)"
|"From the first laps in testing I struggled on this track, also I only had limited testing so I wasn't expecting anything from this race. The car was really strange to drive and it's been quite a long time since I've struggled so much. I think I got the maximum possible result today, Morgan and Jeffrey were much faster, congrats to them. Thanks to a perfect strategy I finished 3rd, it could have easily been worse. So now onto Monza, where things should go better."|
|"Q1 : not my pb but good enough to go to Q2 : 46.2|
Q2 : Not very good but correct : P5
Race : The start was correct but I couldn't keep my position to De Wit and Baldi in the first laps (always struggling there). After that I could catch my pace again and pass Baldi and De Wit (he made a mistake in S2). Closing to Philipp Puschke he spun and I was 4th then. After some laps I saw Stoffel closing behind me as I was trying to overtake Bono. I never could manage to overtake him (great defense), and I let Stoffel (who was slightly faster) try to do this instead of me. I didn't go well as in the final stint Bono had fresher tyres and Stoffel and me weren't as fast as he was. I finnished 5th with good battles but disappointing result considering my race pace.
Congrats to my fellow countryman once again and to Stoffel who did a great race in his garden. See you in Italy !"
|"Q1: Was pretty awful as p18 clearly shows. Just couldn't get a clean lap. Didn't expect the race to start anymore after the problems and i guess that had something to do with it but in the end I'm the one driving so my own fault.|
R: Plan was to survive lap 1 and see how it goes. Lap one was like planned avoiding troubles and getting some positions in the progress. Then i got stuck behind Vecchioni and couldn't get past due to him having lower wings then me. I also had Petar right behind me so i couldn't afford to do any mistakes. At some point i then got past him and left Petar to battle with him. On 3rd stint lost a place to Patrick who had a lot less wing then me so i had nothing i could have done against him. Last stint i somehow passed Patrick on the pits after his troubles and was 1.5sec ahead of him. I had to keep pushing like hell to keep him behind but luckily i was able to do that and p6 was the reward for it. Really happy about the result, didn't even dream of p6. Awesome race!"
|"what a disaster weekend!!!|
Q1 was perfect p3 with a pb lap of 1 46 1
Q2 was really bad car was doing things it has never done before again in q2
Car was really understeering
Then race start was very good i was p5 at a certain point then car run wide and touched the wall sligh;ty losing positions toc some drivers then my 1st pitstop a precision car was at my pitbox i think it was bono huis i don,t know
Then losing many many positions....
2nd pitstop was ok
Then 3rd pitstop was a disaster again nearly crashing out and losing out another position
see ya at Monza
for simon abidesi video
the start de wit jumps from 9th to 5th lap 1
lap 2 oversteer moment losing places to 2 drivers and substaining light damage to the rear of the car
lap 2 tali overtakes de wit
lap 3 de wit takes tali back
lap 5/6 baldi/de wit/tali fighting a 3 way battle for 6th place de wit passing baldi with tali in his neck
de wit pits from 3rd but huis is in de wit pitbox!
lap 20 de wit passes puschke/vecchioni trough eau rouge kemmel great battle
lap 28 passing leppala for 6th setting fastest lap in process
3rd pitstop nearly crashing out at pit entry
losing places again
fininsh de wit in 7th"
|"Qualifying went pretty well - P4.|
My start was pretty good aswell as I was able to stay in 4th. Down to the last chicane of lap1 I tried to have a go on jeffrey but he covered well. Everything looked very good as I was able to follow jeffrey and bono pretty well in the first laps but then my failtime had to come and I spun (lap7 I think). I lost very much time but luckily I was able to keep the engine alive and was able to continue. After falling behind tali I soon repassed him. But it all should become undone as I spun at the last corner at around laps 20 and after I was very near to lose to engine and ending my race I decided to take it more easy from now on as I had damage anyway I knew that I couldnt improve my position without taking further risks. After my spin vecchioni did a very risky move into t1 and we made contact giving the position to de wit. Then at my last pitstop I lost crucial time once again while waiting for my teamate to get going as we oviously had the same pit box.
I lost my position do vecchioni but was able to repass him and after some battle with him he crashed out and my 8th place was sure anyway so I cruised to the finishline.
A pretty dissapointing race as I lost to much time with my 2 spins and there was much much more in it to achieve as it looked promising after a couple of laps in the race. But anyway damage limitation was done.
Congrats to Morgan for this epic win in his french cockpit and congrats to my teammate ville for achieving a superb 6th place. "
|"Had a poor quali with laps that always had a very slow s2. Despite being only 2 tenths from P4-5 I was down in 15th.|
My 2nd gear was very long so i didn't get the best of starts, but the cars squeezed me a bit on the inside of t1 so i lost 1 position and saw my teammate go in the wall. :(
Into the bus stop Vandoorne made a very ambitious attempt of passing Mikkonen and then me from 3-4 car lenghts behind, hit the side of me and made me lose momentum to the cars in front which allowed him through on the Kemmel straight -.-
On L3 passed Saxen on the Kemmel and then there was mayhem in the hairpin which i got through without problems. Started following Ville who was chasing Vecchioni in front of us for the rest of the stint. Vecchioni pitted one lap earlier and came out right behind Ville but with more momentum out of t1 he regained the position. Twice i came close to overtaking Ville but was a little unlucky with the positioning of my car. Ville eventually passed him while i got a shot on the bus stop(L17) but i had a mistake in t1 which gave him back the slipstream and he repassed. On L19 i got a good run on Kemmel and was fully alongside but he braked very late and shoved me onto the curbs. I was so frustrated that i then made a bad and unusual mistake into Pouhon which made me lose 10 seconds. I was pushing really hard then trying to catch up next 2 stints. I got into 10th after the final stop and slightly catching Puschke-Vecchioni battle when Vecchioni crashed and this gave me 9th. I was then trying to catch Puschke but i kept making mistakes, i guess my head already settled for 9th xD
Again some problems but a couple of points isn't that bad, another WC race which gave me what-ifs... expect Monza to be a difficult track for me. Cyaa
|"Qualifying 1 I got into the top 10 with a personal best laptime.|
Qualifying 2 was slow, might need to work on that.
Race I made some mistakes. Which meant I got held up but can only blame myself for the mistake and losing some positions. Some others retired and I got 10th place."
|"No pace and everything that could go wrong went wrong. Worst race ever?"|
|"My target today was at least top 8 and I could easily do it with my pace. I got bad luck again at the first lap the car in front of me spun and my car was ko.|
After that I tryed to rejoin the group but car didn't work and I also got problems with drivers in the back that had problems to be on track and spun another time in front of me. When i got near Varga, i quickly learned he was continueing his behavior against others! very sad, im angry of this!"
|"One of the worst races of my life. I had a very slow pace at the start of the race, i missed the pit, and then i crashed the car. Maybe in Monza.."|
|"Q1: very very bad for me. As always i can't make a lap that i could do...so started from 16th position!|
Race: The race started very well and after the first corner i was in p12. I knew that my race pace was really good but at first pitstop i hit the wall in entry and damaged the rear like in WS so i had the same problem as yesterday for the rest of the race...I had some great battles after that, but at 6 laps to go i lose control at les combes when i was battling for p8 and crashed into the wall...very disappointing race for me.
|"I decided enough blood have been spilled and pressed ESC."|
|"Q: A bad session for me. I didn't got the lap needed.|
R: Lost many places in the first lap, i had some collisions with other cars and then I totally lost my interest to race. Nothing to say about my race, I stopped the car in pits."
|"I think maybe the worst weekend.. sadly at lap 3 T.Cook ruined my race.. I just want to forget this "race weekend".. and move forward.. "|
|"Pretty gutted was off the pace and didnt finish so entirely a bad race by my standards. |
Started ok stayed out of trouble and just tried to settle and make to the finish knowing i wasnt going to make places up with speed i knew id make some up with possible dnfs. Made up a few places past guys losing there fwing and dnfs think i was upto 17th at one point.
Defending position on lap 19 i had tight entry into stavelot and ran very slightly wide over kerb on exit race over.
Really gutted i couldnt finish 1st race hope for massive improvement for my 2nd."
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|"Technical problems with PC meant I had no practice, no pace... and I didn't finish, so... no comments!"|
|"Q1: 46,6 , okey lap P13. Not happy.|
R: I had very good start, up to 11th. On lap 3 , i was behind Eros and front of Eros was Markus. Markus spun and Eros crashed into him and i tried to avoid them but couldnt, i lost my front wing and big suspension damage. Again, my race was ruined by another driver( Markus in this case), not mistake by me. Tottaly unlucky this season. Now i will not race in WC cause i go to school to other city, i'm not home at sundays. So maybe i will race in WS class."
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|"Another unfortunate race. I had a bit higher hopes for qualification, but I narrowly lost out of Q2 and ended up P17 in the sickly close field.|
I knew I was in trouble starting the race from almost back of the grid, with slightly less top speed than ideal. I past a couple of drivers on the first lap, but soon lost the places back, as I realized it was pointless to defend against drivers who would fly past the straight anyway. Things got complicated further as Jaakko and Disley got past me. They were both quite slow in the twisty sections and had their own internal battle which almost saw me spinning as well in Blachimont.
As a consequence, Thomas Cooke caught as both which was the end of my race, as he clearly forgot to brake in time, taking both me and Jaakko out in turn 1."
|"My qualifying was very good, i havent expected to start from 8th.|
I had a bad start but i was able to follow the pace in the first 3 rounds.
I think in round 2 i overtook Eros and then after i had again bad luck and was hitting tali i think..i spon and my engine was off.."
|"My race ended in turn one because a bad luck situation. I had 6 crashes, that were not my mistake, in the last 5 races. It seems that luck is not with me."|
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