I am really dissapointed with myself making an innecessary error at 9 laps to go.
The qualy was better than I thought, specially because I only had a while to prepare it (pass time with my wife, you know what I mean
) and my car flew in Eau Rouge all the time without touch the curbs.
So 16th and ansious to start the race, because I knew I will have a great race pace. The AGS has a poor grip and handle nevertheless I decided to use low wings to be competitive and have a reasonable speed.
I had a good start and I did not get into trouble in La Source so I took it calm. But suddenly an incident between David Jaques, David Sabre and Dave Miller, so I had to avoid David Sabre in the last moment, hitting the barrier, causing little damage
(I did not know it until my pit stop) but the car felt good. A little nervous at the first laps because I was in a very amazing position fighting with people quicker than me and having good fun (sorry Thim for a sweet "kiss" in your tail
, I missed the brake point in La source).
I was on medium-hard to avoid tyre temperature issues (thanks Gabriele for teaching me this in Monaco) and one pit stop, saving fuel in the first stint behind John Thim, and suddenly in Eau Rouge I find pieces of John's car in the middle, hitting a tyre and misteriously avoiding crash with John chassis (a miracle
, I saw the replay and I could not believe how I could pass through, sorry about your crash John, amazing race at this point)
And surprisengly my pace was quicker than the front cars so I decided overtake Ray Riddall and close the gap with Vadim Taciak (good fight mate).
Lapp 22, pit stop and...what the hell? 28 seconds? Damage? things happens. Rejoined the race in 12th position very angry so it was hammer time
and thanks to that I overtook Ray in his pit stop.
Instead of be conservative and get the 9th position I pushed harder to close the gap with Adam Hackman (very optimistic) and "voilá" I lost the rear in the straight before Pohuon, hit the barrier and lost the front wing, again I lost the front and got into the gravel
at Pohuon. I got the car out the gravel and carefully try to get the pits. Very angry with myself I tried to repair only the body but the car was undriveable and had to pit stop again. the car seemed to be repaired and I wanted finish the race,
and again the same desktop error.
Thanks to all and congrats to the podium Richard, Gabriel and Dave Miller.
Amazing mod and amazing circuit (one of my favourites)
Great broadcast with Jason White, my dear fellow countryman Alberto Ibañez and Ryan Walker, good job!!
A question: I use GID for fuel consumption and tyre wear, maybe could be the reasons of my desktop errors? Thanks in advance