Post by Jacob Fredriksson on Feb 9, 2020 20:27:59 GMT
Interesting to hear that people had brake failures. I blew the engine, JUST as Coxon was lapping me. I guess I shocked quite a lot there.
Had a pretty good race going before that, my first in F1 1991. Thing is I can't get a "feel" of the car, force feedback wise. The car feels very light and loose, I can't really get it to the edge. Isn't there a command in AMS to stiffen the FFB?
Post by Alberto Iquino on Feb 9, 2020 20:47:19 GMT
well, my car did run awful in qualifying. I made a good start but lost concentration and went to the grass. I had a little incident with Brian Janik, sorry mate. Then with Timo, and I don't know what exactly happened. Finally, running 3rd, the back went off in lap 58/9 and I was out. I had a lot of fun anyway, thank you and see you in the next race
After a embarrassing warmup lap, I was just trying to make the car move at the 1st chicane in 2nd gear and suddenly lost it Everything was in slow motion I couldn't believe what was about to happen!!! Bang, lost the front wing. Thought about go to the pit in the end of the warmup lap but wasn't sure if the game would DQ me. So stayed on track, did the whole 1st lap with the damaged car and then pitted.(33s to fix)
It is a shame, I knew the car was capable of top 10 at least. Back in 24th recovering some positions, the steering out of center and no confidence, the car wasn't the same anymore.
Just tried to keep the car on the grey, no mistakes until the end just a small of track when was being lapped but nothing serious. I'm really happy to bring 1 point to Lotus garage!!!
Congratulations to Richard, Wilks and Jundt and all finishers!!
Somehow flew up into the points even though my Minardi was at least 1.5s off the pace, but this time I probably was more conservative with the brakes than at Phoenix(although I barely changed any setting from default so that might explain why I was so slow).
My brakes lasting and not losing the car into a wall is probably what made the difference, otherwise I had no business with the top six(initially) tonight.
I blew the engine, JUST as Coxon was lapping me. I guess I shocked quite a lot there.
You gave me a heart attack!
Unfortunate for Jaques, Grant, Gabriele and Pascal. Don't beat yourself up, it happens. Learn from it and don't dwell.
A tough race, my tire wear was higher than expected. Really had to push with Gabriele gaining, made a few errors. Was shaping up to be a great finish. See you all at Monaco where another challenge awaits us.
No worries Iquino, I saw you comin, and we never touched. I actually was worried I gave you a squeeze couple corners earlier.
Happy to finish, and in the points. Benefited from misfortune of others quite a bit. Could have been a place higher without multiple encounters with a mobile chicane in last few laps while just managing the gap to the other Minardi. Caught the wounded road block at worst possible time, Twice. Defended a a little too aggressive due the resulting frustration.
Congrats to R, Coxon, and all that finished, especially in points. Sorry for those who didnt. Several deserved better!
Was a hard race, took it really easy, had a safe setup, managed the brakes, and still the car was not easy to drive on low fuel, but i gathered by then everything would be decided, and i could slow down. Not quite, Little Al was pushing hard to catch me, i was caught in some small mistakes and tight situations, until he made his final mistakes, and i could breathe in the last two laps to the end.
Post by Victor Alcocer on Feb 10, 2020 8:26:28 GMT
Very fortunate race for me !
Quali was difficult like always,and the start was worse ! Stall in the grid,guys do good to avoid me,just the time to refresh the engine,avoid the wall after a Tamburello excursion and i was go trough the field in 23 th position. First stint was very good,the car respond very well with heavy full tank,i was a little blocked by Bruno but i take a opportunity when Juha passed him and that was it. Second stint was not very good,too agressive on the first laps to catch Jacob and David i make little flat on my tyres,and lost 10 15 seconds with some mistakes and bad balanced car,but then that was a little better and with the attrition i took 6 and then 5 th !
Post by Anders Nilsson on Feb 10, 2020 15:20:56 GMT
So gutted after last nights failure. I put alot of hours in testing, knew i had a "good" racecar under me. But in reflection i was abit to aggressive on radiator settings . Car got hot under warmup lap and on the gridd i started to rev up abit to early, when the green came the engine just said poff .
Onwards and upwards as they say . Moncao next where i never have finnished a race , maybe this time i will
F1-91 yesterday in Imola, it was quiet, moving up, good pace, just 1 second slower and taking the difference out of the cars ahead when ..., and the right front wheel brake disc pops (look, I opened it well ventilation of the discs). Okay, I could keep a pace 10 seconds slower, the same was happening with other drivers and suddenly, the left rear disk was gone (the car was breaking in X ... kkkk). Okay, as it came from turning at 1:50 (my normal pace was 1:32) I was now turning at 2:10. and so it was, then, the other rear disc went to the swamp and I only had the left front disc, stopping the car in the reductions and often jumping over the zebras. But the car besides that, it was whole and in the last 10 laps, I ran completely without brakes. Imagine that in Imola ... kkkk. end of the race, 8 laps behind the leader in 11 place. At least I'm done.
Could have been a place higher without multiple encounters with a mobile chicane in last few laps while just managing the gap to the other Minardi. Caught the wounded road block at worst possible time, Twice. Defended a a little too aggressive due the resulting frustration.
"other Minardi"? Why so formal? "DJ" is fine
That was a hairy moment, the last minute move to the right nearly made me lose my car and Giancarlo Minardi his hair colour.
Besides, did you pit? Because if not, I think that might have lost you the place. I had to involuntarily pit on lap 25 when I spun sideways at Variante Bassa and wasn't sure if I had blown a tyre, so went from my Medium tyres to Softs.
When the tank became more empty, I started to lap quicker and more consistent(still nowhere 30's like the leaders) and gradually started catching up, even if my softs were quite old at the finish.
A bit disappointed I am doing close to nothing with the power of the Ferrari engine, I felt like standing on the straights against some other cars even though I had lowered my wings
Post by Timo Vermeersch on Feb 25, 2020 21:11:54 GMT
"Behind the two leaders, the battle for third was however venturing into new dimensions of lunacy. Grant Riddall seemed to have found his sweet spot in the Brabham and was running fourth, but with a real eye out for Coxon’s third. Grant was throwing all his ebullient and manic speed at Richard, who reacted with the legendary Coxon-cool. It really looked like Alberto Tomba bringing on the heat on Garry Kasparov.
Grant would come shooting out of the Dallara’s shadow on the run to Tosa; his Brabham shaking and squirming to pull alongside on the inside line. The left wheels of the Brabham ended up on the grass, Grant fighting to get some elusive grip. It reminded everyone of that massive torso throwing itself through those spring-loaded ski-gates in Sestriere. Knocking them down with a vigor seldom seen before on the Alpine slopes.
And all the while Richard Kasparov sat in his Dallara, already three moves ahead of the Brabham. Visualizing the Brabham overshooting Tosa before it even started braking. Leaving it all the inside space required to do so and then simply diving into the empty apex of the turn, moving ahead again. Those who turn Grandmaster at barely age seventeen obviously know a trick or two about strategy.
On the next lap, there was Grant Tomba charging again, now even ending up entirely on the grass. We could almost hear Giorgio d’Urbano cheering him on from all the way up in Madonna di Campiglio: “You are the new messiah of Formula 1!”
But those who managed to sustain the strain of the world’s attention for 48 straight games at the tender age of 19, do not succumb to stress that easily. And so Garry Coxon again stayed ahead.
The one dealing the pressure less well was actually Grant Riddall who started falling back and looked like preparing for his very own Val-d-’Isère. As the world would once learn, it would indeed require something christened Deep Blue to get the better of Richard Kasparov."