Post by Pascal Mikula on Jun 28, 2020 21:53:44 GMT
I had pressure at 84%, bias at 48/52, actually only at 10 duct. My brakes were probably close to failing, but I didn't notice as I was busy chasing down a Brabham. Peak temps at the end were ~1300°C, so it was wayy too hot. Not sure how I pulled it off, but Jacques must have had similar brake issues as right after we crossed the S/F line at the end of the race, it looks on the broadcast like his rear left brake gave out. Don't quote me on that, though.
Post by Pascal Mikula on Jun 29, 2020 10:59:46 GMT
Okay, now... how about that for an exciting race?
Again, I don't think I have to say much about qualifying, a 1:39.5 speaks for itself.
I was surprised by Anders pulling out a 1:40.3, given he's been complaining all week that the Minardi had no pace. Maybe that's why he jumped the start so hard, to get out of having to do the race? I don't know.
Anyway, what on earth happened on that formation lap?? We're not even really underway and there's mayhem on the formation lap. I tried my best to keep the field bunched up at the end of the lap (as Juha said in the chat for the front field to go faster, I was already about 8 car lengths ahead of the Minardis...so I was going plenty fast) but then Timo spun IIRC and we still had to wait. Not as bad as Silverstone, but we still had to wait. In fact, we waited so long again that I decided to shut off my engine (or at least go on/off/on/off for half a minute on my ignition to keep my temperatures down.
Anyway, the lights come on, Anders mistakes the red for the green light, and he's gone. I had to be careful at the start, but it turned out DJ was just flying at the start. No way in hell I could have ever kept up with him there...Maybe if the track had been warmer, but it wasn't, so I couldn't. In the first couple laps I was struggling with the handling of the car, which meant Juha managed to mount quite a challenge to me, even going as far as taking 2nd place for two laps, before I got him on the run to the first chicane. At that point, DJ was 10 seconds ahead of me and I had begun to pace myself, being quite happy in second place as all the others from the top of the points table were well behind me.
At some point, though, I saw that I was slowly catching up to DJ. Not by much, but...say half a tenth per lap or so. Then, the tyres came back and with the lower fuel load of both the Brabham and the Tyrrell, down came the times.
Pit stops come, we both make perfect pit stops as far as I could see, and the order stays the same. However, here comes my theory: The Brabham was flying like hell in the first stint, but through either brakes or handling issues, DJ didn't manage to improve his times at the end of the race the same way I could. I'd love to hear from DJ as to why and how.
Come lap 30 or so, he goes off in the Ostkurve, gap down to 3 seconds. Two corners later, I go off into the Agip-Kurve, so the gap is back to 7 seconds. One lap later, it's my turn to go off at Ostkurve, gap up to 12 seconds. Great. Any chance of a race win is now gone...or is it??
Don't ask me how, but through pushing and..I guess driving the car the way I'd drove it in qualifying, I managed to now close up about a second per lap! Again, don't ask me how. However, I was then as many seconds behind as there were laps left in the race, and I didn't think I'd be able to go past. I tasted the blood, but it tasted a little sour because I was almost convinced that I'd finish just behind him.
Two laps from the end, then, I was a second behind Jacques going into the Ostkurve...He went off! Unbelievable. I went past him and literally couldn't keep my excitement. Picture this: On the way to the last chicane, I raised my arms and just yelled out in excitement. So loud, in fact, that my sister came to ask me to quiet down as our mother was already sleeping. Oops!
Anyway, I don't think I gotta say much to the last lap. DJ on my ass going into the stadium and...just barely made it! Victory in Hockenheim!
But..I'll be honest, DJ deserved that win more. I was contemplating letting him by going into the final lap, but I didn't want to do anything stupid by letting him by and then trying a move on the last lap, which would have ended in collision if everything had gone wrong. But, given the way DJ drives and defends his positions (and I mean that in the best way possible), had he not gone off at Ostkurve, I'd not been able to get past him.
So yeah, I wonder, what happened to the Brabham? Did the brakes give up or was it just a loss of concentration?
Post by François Remmen on Jun 29, 2020 17:31:42 GMT
First a little intro
you so right this is redemption of 2017!
back then Peter and myself go for it and had to act like his Lt the 2nd stint to give him enough space to take that win.
what happens to him after and even to this day I'm so glad i crossed sometimes the borders to hold you up which make him a legendary man and will always remember Hockenheim 2017 as a thriller race in HSO-ISO F1 series till this day.
A new thriller but no role this time
AMS doesnt like gamepads in F1 cars , and the bottle of wine doesnt help either phocus 45 laps , so was litterly skidding off in the stadium which was the hardest part to controll the car with the thumbs...
but one good thing , sorted the disco!
This is the first race in a F1 car for AMS and with my buddies at ISO I realy enjoyed and FELT how good AMS can be, so im going to buy a damn wheel for next year !a playseat and some advice how to set it all up.
the dice roled your way and im not that religious but this had to be yours and enjoyed every minute of the broadcast
man we have such a great team of people here , i tell you you realy feel your heartbeat watching this, like in the good old f1 days with Walker and Hunt, you all heroes!