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League: World Championship
Track: Round 12: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
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|Track:||Interlagos, Brazil 2012|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2012-11-04 10:00:13|
|Qualifying minutes:||30 minutes|
|Event distance:||305.939 km|
|Race winner:||Bono Huis|
|"Very happy with my 10th win of the season, the whole weekend was perfect. Pole, win and the fastest lap, the car was just brilliant to drive. Nice way to end the season for me personally, but also for the team with a 1-2. Congrats to Jack, he did really well here and he was a great help all season."|
|"What a fantastic race and a perfect end to a great season.|
I was a bit miffed at missing the pole by fractions, but you can never bet against Bono and starting from the front row is never bad anyway. Once the race started I slotted into P2 and tried to hang onto Bono for as long as possible, but despite pushing as hard as I could i gradually slipped back from him.
Once the different strategies became clear we had to focus on getting good stops to clear any traffic, and for the most part it worked out well and I didnt get held up to any huge degree. I had some fun moments with Ivar and Patrick and eventually jumped back up into P2 after my last stop and brought the car home on the podium once more and a 1-2 for Precision was a perfect end to the race.
The team did a superb job once again with the car and strategy and I couldn't be happier with how it's gone this season.
|"Happy to take 3rd in the last race of the season ! Qualifying was ok, could have been a bit faster. In the warmup I noticed that Jack and Bono were on a 4 stop, so I didn't have to worry in the race that they drove away from me. However, my pace was slower than in testing so in the end I finished 3rd.|
Cu next season hopefully "
|"What a great way to end the season!!!|
a solid run into q2
seems 4th was maximum whole weekend
4th in q1 4th in q2 and 4th in race
Anyway my laptime if not had made a small error into s3 i had nailed a pole lap
But in race i could not match the top 3 anyways so does not really matter
The best moments in the race was the start and the fight with kalamees and keitley at 1 stage
after 1st pitstop i was behind Kalamees before he overtook me before pitstop
I was hounding him for many many laps but there was simply no chance to overtake he had good topspeed and i was limiting at 309 kph
No chance then keitley came between ut i tried to defend as hard as i could but had no chance at all i gave all
And in the end a solid 4th place
Shame at missing out a 5th place in drivers champ just 3 points to short on Baldi for 5th
But for me it was fantastic Season since couple of years so...
Great job to the team and Mak we had a very solid season
See You in 2013
|"Q2 - disappointing P6, half a sec off my pace|
Race - Start was ok, got through Dian, then fought with him a bit and later in the 1st stint got past Patrick as well.
In the 2nd stint had to start saving my engine, which I thought I was going to be safe with, but no.
On the first lap of the 3rd stint went into 1st gear accidentally - spun and stalled, but got it going again. After that I was quite far behind Patrick and had to save engine to get to the end, so 4th was gone.
Last stint Patrick was quite slow and I tried to push some more as I had saved the engine enough to last til the end. Eventually lost out by 5 tenths. P5.
Pretty disappointing race, 3 to 5 tenths off my pace in general. Stuttering all through the race and qualifying plus engine issues.
Precision's were very strong though, so possibly 4th could have been the best possible anyway.
The end of the season in general has been awesome though. Cya next year."
|"Q: Stable lap from me, little bit slowly like time but i tried to do a consistant lap without big mistakes and took 5th place on the grid.|
R: Started from outside and tried to not loose positions from inside drivers. Made good start and tried to overtake Patrick, but he defended very good and blocked me for 2nd corner and that allow Ivar to overtake me from outside in T2. Tried to keep the 6 position from others behind me I had good battle with Mikko, side by side all sector 2, but we both are experience drivers and didnt touch one time. So then i lost the position by him and tried to keep same tempo like him and Ivar. Mikko did few mistakes and this allowed me to close him and to overatake him for brakes to T4. So before 1st pit i was 1 sec behind Patrick and we both choosed to stop in same lap and for my bad luck again i saw him to stop to my mechanics and i had to wait him 7-8 seconds. I came out from the pit on 11th place and i pushed hard to overtake the slower cars than me. Mikko and Gergo crashed into T1 and that was good news for me i moved to 7th place where i overtook and Philip also. Saxen was like 5 seconds front me, but i closed the gap to 2 seconds before 3rd stop. He stopped 3 laps before me and i did some good laps then and when i came out from the pit i was already on P6 1 second front him. After that Ivar was 1 sec front me but i couldn't closed the gap because i was scared about my brakes wear and I wont to get into a fight with him. So I finished on 6th place without problems.
Thank you for good setups to GTO, it was nice to drive this car all season, I scored only 15 points but i think can be happy because i showed good pace some races and next year i hope will can fight for more points and i hope for a win. Cya 2013."
|"This was a good finish to the season, nothing brilliant, but again where I expected to be.|
In qualifying I had a bit limited preparations. Considering that getting into Q2 was a nice surprise. In Q2 the race setup did not perform as expected; this is one area I will need to improve on for next year.
In the race I managed to keep my position through the first laps after some fighting with Disley. Later on there was a massive queue with Baldi, Kostadinov and Puumalainen, none of which I could overtake, so I decided to do the undercut this time and pit a lap earlier. This worked well at first, as I got past a couple of car in the pits and later on Puumalainen and Baldi had their moment, promoting me to sixth.
In the final two stints I had to focus really hard to keep my position due to running longer stints at the end, which compromised my pace. Kostadinov pitted 2-3 laps later which gave him fresh tires with less fuel, making it an easy pass. After some focused driving I managed to keep Mikko behind me to eventually finish 7th.
This was a good season overall, better than the last two ones, especially in qualifying pace. I wish to thank Faster Than Speed and Christian Smirnoff for letting me drive the whole season in their team as a loan driver. Now my batteries are empty and I can only hope for a new simulator platform next year to regain the same motivation for yet another season."
|"Quali: pretty much what I expected, could've done slightly better though. P7|
Took a normal start, was able to keep my position and then have a nice battle with Kostadinov on lap 2 I think, going side by side for what seemed like the entire lap, finally taking the position.
I made a couple errors after that, losing the position and another to Baldi.
After the first stop I was able to catch Baldi and we had a hard battle for the position. Unfortunately I made a mistake and touched Baldi's rear under braking for T1, causing him to spin. I tried to wait for him, but after letting 3 cars past and seeing Leppälä and Tali were coming next, I thought he retired so I continued. Sorry again for Baldi & the NetRex team.
After that it was a pretty lonely race, I tried to push but the pace wasn't there today. I tried to catch JES in the last stint but wasn't fast enough, so I finished in P8.
Thanks to Christian Smirnoff for giving me the opportunity to drive, also thanks to the Precision team for allowing me to drive on loan for another team.
It was a pretty quiet season for me, maybe next year will have more action, time will tell..."
|"Couple of small mistakes from me but nothing major. I think this was the maximum for me from back of grid. First and second stint were fun but last two were pretty boring just driving alone..."|
|"Thanks to Ash-Racing to give me the chance racing the last 2 WC races!|
I really enjoyed my the race here, since I had no continuous lag issues like during the previous race. However, I still didn't manage to make it into the top10 during Q1, just missing it by several hundredths of a second. However, Q was already an improvement compared to abu dahbi!
The race itself started quite well, had a good launch, but than I needed to let some people pass because of some lag issues. From lap 3 or 4 on this was over, and I could drive my own race. During the following laps I had some very nice and interesting battles. Somehow people always made a mistake trying to overtake me. I need to look at the replays if I didn't give enough space, but somehow I feel I just defended my position.
After 2 stops I had a nice fight with Rasmus Tali for the upcoming 30 laps, he in 10th, I in 11th. A few laps before the end I was a bit 'frustrated' as I would leave without points, but than Rasmus had some issue. I don't know if it was his mistake, or something mechanical...
All by all I took 1 point, and I feel like I really deserved this one!"
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|"Our aim was for this race, to beat the Twisters. After the first lap, one of their car retired, but Peter had to stop the car too, so it was a one-on-one race, with Brljak. I had a great fight with Mikko after my first sting, but he pushed me off, and my engined turned off. Brljak was in the race in that time, so i had to continue, we didn't want to lose the 5th place in the teams championship, so i "woke up" the engine on the downhill, but then Brljak retired, and i lost my concentration, so after that, my race was very very bad. "|
|"Qualifying 1 I was p8. Qualifying 2 I was p8.|
The race wasnt so good. My race pace didnt seem to be as good along with some mistakes cost me time and positions."
|"Q1:2 fast laps,made a mistake in 1st sector which could be a lap that could get me in top10,but stayed on P15.|
Had a good launch,but i was pushed to the grass and I lost few positions.
Was going on 3stop strategy,but at last stint I had problem with brakes,I lost contact with P10-P13 group and that was it.
A little bit risk on that one and lost a chance for maybe a point or something familiar.
3rd race finished this season in WC,cant say im happy with my preformance but at least I gained some expirence...
Want to thank Petros Mak for leting me drive in this car,and all the guys that was cooperating with me...
See you somewhere next season heh...."
|"As I had no time to prepare for the race again and had to start from the back of the grid I was jut looking to have fun.|
First stint went well and I was making some progress but after that everything went downhill, starting from 10s pitstop and ending with getting my wheels on grass and locking the brakes which caused the engine to stall.
Thanks to the team for exciting season and congrats to Bono and Precision Motorsports for again winning the titles."
|"Changed strategy last minute and had a bit too much understeer but it wasn't bad... for some reason i could brake a lot later than those around me and had good progress to P13 from the back of the grid until i got caught out by Disley fighting when i nearly stopped on the track and lost all gained positions. Had some other distractions as well when finally i lost my front wing after again being caught out by earlier braking and tapping Masciulli.|
Race to forget... no P5 for us but a relief that the season is over, we basically had 2 drivers in the team for the very most of the season"
|"No time to practice so I didnt really have any decent pace around here.|
Had some fun in first laps with overtaking and such but after I got a drive thru I had no motivation left to continue with such a bad balanced car.
See ya in 2013 "
|"Not much to say, Q was extremely close and for race i went with a different strategy then originaly planned wich didnt worked out that well for me. Didnt realy knew how car would feel at the end of a long stint in terms of grip loss of tyres. Then one lap prior to my first stop i lost rear traction going into T1 and slammed the car in the wall and that was it.|
Time for a long needed break."
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|"short race... |
really upset.. because I had a strong race pace. After the race start I was next to Albeers during T1 and T2.. but after it on the straight he simply turn on me.. I know he would like to catch the ATR slip stream, but I had know idea how i could forget I'm already next to him.."
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