Post by Pascal Mikula on Jun 14, 2020 16:32:04 GMT
i'm out of this one, sorry for the late notice. quite amazing what a simple sudden lack of motivation can do, and since i'd rather not want to accidentally take someone out or be a moving chicane judging by the times i've seen so far, it's best for me not to start at all.
In first training with the BRM it felt good and was competitive. The next time I drove it I was 2 seconds a lap slower and thats how it continued into the race weekend. The car moving around on every bump and snapping under braking, nothing in the setup fixed it. I even tried to re-install my wheel but the car was still horrible. Race 1 the car was bouncing and snapping around and I dropped back to finsh last of the cars running. Race 2 again hanging on low down the field and when I was going to move up due to others dropping out the engine let go.
I'm now hoping that I've not upset my wheel for the F1 1991 race next weekend.
First race: I got a decent start and had a good fight with Cezarius, until he passed me brilliantly and disappeared on my horizon. Then Kayo came much faster in the corners but slow in the straight, I tried to concentrate and doing a defensive line, I managed to resist and defend the position. In the final part of the race, Little Al was in the same situation as Kayo, much faster on the corners and not so fast on the straights. I did the same defensive procedure until Little Al made a small mistake by touching my rear, nothing that would damage the car, but enough to lose my balance and cross the curve. Okay, Little Al, I know it wasn't on purpose. Ninth place fell right in my lap Second race: I looked like a stranger in the middle of the grid, I knew that several cars behind me would be much faster. My focus was not to make mistakes and that's what I did, trying to run as fast as possible. It was a monotonous race, as I practically had no disputes for putting a wheel on the grass and everyone passed me. I just tried to get the car to the finish line and, if possible, without taking a lap ahead of the leaders. And I did it! In the end, seventh place fell very well in his lap.
Congratulations Anders and Thiago for the victories. Congratulations to the broadcast team, you are doing a highly professional job.
of all the ways i thought i would exit the race in this event, blown engine was last on the list. up until race morning i was really struggling with the cars. was considering not racing but decided to put in the effort and stick with it since i had signed up. learned some things, specifically details of this undulating and twisty track that made the difference, but it was going to be a race of mostly staying on the track.
qualifying pulled off my best lap of the week by far, wish i knew what i did so i could repeat it. ;O
race 1 as expected, anders, thiago, and juha were well on the pace, and i slotted in where i could. race 2 i was pushing way too hard early and made several mistakes putting me a bit back, but i though it was still a good spot, clean air, decent position. just as i regrouped and decided to run my own race to the end and not push too hard, blamo. maybe i overreved it early, pretty sure i didn't at the moment of failure. nice to see some engine reliability being an issue, just need time to get used to the cars....... doh only a one off race ;P
congrats to anders, untouchable pace, well deserved!