I'll not drive this round. I'm totally stuck with the thing around here an it's just the antithesis of fun to drive. Hopefully next round it'll not be quite so awful.
saw you on the server just now, but was in the middle of a test and couldn't reply at the time. the advice that others gave is the key, this track with the long sequences of turns requires you to control the pace to "save" the tires. it is very easy to "push too hard" and the tires overheat very quickly and before the sequence of corners is over the car becomes undrivable. if "feels" slower, but pacing thru the early section will keep the tires "happy" and the level of grip later in the sequence will make up all the time lost and more and tires don't explode. so more importantly than anything, need to have a different "approach" to this track than montreal. check out the videos at the beginning of this thread, you can hear how little they are working the cars thru the esses.
certainly setup will help, but you were very fast at montreal. a good canada setup should be a very good base for here too, likely a little less wing would be optimal, but should be close. but my recommendation would be to adjust driving style before going crazy on the setup.
took me quite a few laps, and trials of different driving approaches, and at times it was frustrating. but because it is difficult, it makes it more rewarding when you do make the incremental improvements, and makes it worth spending the time.
Oh well another very short race. On the first lap I pushed the tyres too hard and then trying to hold Lewis off around the final turn was too much for the tyres, with the front left gone it was impossible to get all the way around the track to the pits. No contact with Lewis he just went off on his own.
Post by Alberto Iquino on Apr 12, 2020 18:29:29 GMT
First of all, sorry to Juha and to Richard Coxon. I didn't realized that I missed my braking zone. Again this stupid fault. I had a good start, but the car felt awful, anything similar to the practice. Sorry again and to anyone I could have annoyed on track, practice or qualifying. Hope to see you Wednesday on touring cars!
Post by Grant Riddall on Apr 12, 2020 19:54:13 GMT
Race report tomorrow but just want to apologise to Gabriele. When overtaking I changed lanes to defend but A) I didn’t realise how little room between us there was and B) I changed lanes way too harshly. Completely on me and was a dangerous lane change from myself. Apologies Gabriele
Post by Thiago Canola on Apr 12, 2020 20:08:19 GMT
Very tough race for me. Not enough practice to prepare a proper setup, not that I'm any good at it or would improve so much. This track required much more understanding of tire management x wing setup than any previous tracks and I didn't have the time to comprehend or try things out. Even not having done a single mistake the pace wasn't there I was pretty much dragging my car until the end. Wasn't able to attack, wasn't able to defend, hahahahah
Anyway, I'm glad to finish after 2 DNFs in this F1 season. It was a good workout at least.
Post by Richard Wilks on Apr 12, 2020 20:28:32 GMT
Well it was clear i should have pitted for tires. The car was beautifull at the beggining of the race, and i saw Jonatan was on the same strategy, so i tried to stretch it out, but he either took care of the tires more, or i just couldnt keep the pace, and slid backwards.
Post by Kayo "Sideways" Michiels on Apr 12, 2020 22:14:57 GMT
For some reason, when i used the same setup for both qualifying and the race, the game messes them up: i used my race setup for qualifying (ofcourse reduced the fuel and changed the tyres) but when i used it back during warmup (and again, changed the fuel to race load and changed the tyres) the setup became totally undriveable and then i noticed that the anti roll bar setting has been altered for some reason...
Anyways... hectic start.. crashes everywhere.. car felt undriveable... tail end was very loose for no apparent reason (or else see above)... lost traction when coming out T1.. straight into a wall.. great... onward to France!
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