Post by Jacob Fredriksson on May 16, 2021 21:32:44 GMT
Awesome race, very happy with my driving, but just as with Mosport: I'd rather lose a race driving fast enough to win it, than win a race driving slow enough to lose it. On the other hand, I just think it's easier to put in the effort to finish as high as you can than it is to be happy with second or third. So again, I'm very happy with my driving yesterday, but very frustrated with the result. 3rd on lap 189, and then pop! This time without warning. Or maybe the warning was running hot and heavy for 189 laps.
Very good racing throughout from my perspective! Had especially interesting battles with Grems and Hackman, and did a cheeky move on White exiting the pits about halfway through the race. Driving standards are on the rise, and can't wait for the next race.
Well done CC! Very professionally controlled race! Congrats to everyone who managed to finish.
After plenty of my own engine failures in past year, I'm suddenly benefiting from others misfortune. Very very lucky 4th. Very sorry for those that blew up. I know Jaques Mikey Fitch and Jacob, and surely others, all had their cars ready to go the distance, sry guys, you deserved better!
had decent race pace, but rough start and first stint, and lost a lap from everyones favorite pit mistake, "do not repair" was not activated although I checked multiple times!? It must have reset itself as I entered pit? And it was only a scratch...Whoops
Post by Jules Bouchard on May 17, 2021 3:04:35 GMT
I was cruising the whole way and didn't really engage in any battles which was nice but a bit boring. The car drove like a Cadillac so no nasty surprises and I was in fuel saving mode since lap 50. But the engine had enough by 3/4 distance despite no high revs. Seems like it was on the limit the entire race.
Post by Alberto Ibanez on May 17, 2021 10:10:28 GMT
Damn Steve, that is really annoying. Take your car and leave you standing in the middle of nowhere ... if they had robbed you the car it would be nearly the same outcome lol so much for insurance assistance on trip.
Well that was a real shame last night, car felt good nice and stable, couldn't say why the back end decided to let go, was getting ready for my fourth stop and it just swapped ends,pitted for repairs, turned the boost up a bit after that but the engine blew, that could have been my highest finish at Indy. Well done to the podium and all that finished.
Having not had a moment to practice all week (seems to be a trend for me lately) I showed up yesterday morning just about 2 hours before the race only to realize I wasn't even close on fuel burn After some calculations, I realized that I was going to have to save about 30 gallons!
I already had long gearing, but went a bit higher. That didn't work, couldn't keep up, so back to what I had. Someone mentioned bringing the wings down a bit and that might help...I was afraid to do that. The car was so stable and easy to drive. Of course, if no fuel, no race...so just as we moved to warmup I dialed the wings back a bit. (Oh God..this could be bad. I haven't even tested this!) That helped a slight bit with the fuel burn, but only way to really make it was some focused lift/coast at key places. Took me until middle of my forth fuel stint to figure out just when/where to make it happen. (Was already a bit late at that point)
Saved what I could, but still came up short. So about 15 laps from the finish I had to go sit in my pit stall for a time. P8 was there for the taking, just didn't do enough laps. Also, bit embarrassing moment on my last lap...I went back out, wasn't quite sure if CC and Hackman had finished or were on their last lap. So I waited (man, why is it so hard in a sim to drive at 1/2-3/4 throttle? )...then they both dived in the pits (to go to victory lane) and I followed them like a dummy. Had to reverse about 20' or so. (After finish I went to the broadcast, praying no one saw that!...Luckily, the focus was on whether or not CC was going to run over spectators in victory circle, so
Anyways, spent most of my race in a sort of 'dead zone' on track with not a whole lot of cars around me. It got interesting a few times as the hum of the engine and the comfort of the car nearly put me to sleep! 2-3 times I came out of a sort of hypnosis only to find myself entering T1 or 3 I didn't complain. Knew it'd be a race of attrition for me. I'm happy with P10!
Great finish! And another great broadcast (and event as a whole) from ISO. Thanks a ton guys!!!
Post by Kayo "Sideways" Michiels on May 17, 2021 15:36:24 GMT
Okay here's my more extensive overview of my race...
I had more than a couple of extra days to come up with a setup...
And after more than a few days of fine-tuning, i settled on a fuel efficient one...
My pace is decent, my car is nimble but not too much, i could catch it when it steps out but i would adjust the roll bar before that will come...
Fuel consumption was my biggest concern... so after thinkering i got it down to 4.8-5.1l on low boost... And my pace was good.
I would set the turbo on max when i saw an opportunity to overtake someone and used it!
My stints were about 31laps...
But going into the race.. my headset kept disconnecting... it was annoying but not to be concerned about...
But when i came into my pit for my 2nd pitstop, my headset suddenly stopped working, my pc started acting like i would suddenly have a whole slew of usb devices connecting and disconnecting, it made the game lag like hell and lock up when i was about to go out of my pit... the game lagged, spiked the engine rpm's and blew it up... race over...
Tried to close the game and open the broadcast to continue watching but the sound stopped working altogether...
Had to even restart my pc to get it back working... Windows.. urggggghhhh
I want to start by thanking CC for the excellent configuration that I had and the brilliant victory, the car was perfect. Me, not so much. An epicondylitis hindered me all week and it was with the resistance of my body that I fought an arduous battle. I tried not to get involved in disputes at the beginning, losing 4 positions in the first lap which I soon recovered in the second lap and started a pace that I had established, keeping the engine temperatures always low. The car was very comfortable and fast when I needed it. Whenever a car in front of me was in my aiming belt it was easy to overtake and with a little booster, open up an advantage. I realized that due to excessive precaution I was losing a lot at my pit stops and had to row everything again at each stop. In the middle of the race, I had a light touch with Anders (my sincere apologies) and that was it. The car came to an end, I didn't. After the race, I had difficulty getting up from the cockpit, hand, arms and legs stuck and a huge smile on my face for having managed to finish the race. Congratulations to ISO for the fantastic event and the broadcast team for the excellent work that improves with each race. Congratulations to CC, Adam for the brutal effort that almost gave him the victory and Mr. White for the brilliant 3 place.
Post by François Remmen on May 17, 2021 17:50:01 GMT
Great event, you are really intoxicated by this and would almost want to participate for a whole season, but yeah, damn job little time and modding.
Great experience last night, and I keep saying it, thank you Jacob very much! the setup was good but I did not dare to lower the wings because I got such a very nervous car, and mainly too little time to figure this out. but god how slow I was, couldn't compete just cruising with 4-3 wings and still managed to get the car to hell when entering the pit lane. stupid stupid. Just from then on I wanted to turn up the boost to get up higher, but the car was already so damaged I was able to steer it with a lot of effort, until lap 135 I believe, it was finished in the wall. I hope I drove the track as expected and no weird things or moments for the faster participants, those blue flags were a nightmare sometimes.
Congratulations Cezariusz and all who have seen the end!
Post by August Watring on May 17, 2021 19:01:18 GMT
So after a nights rest and a good think, I'm less ashamed with my performance but just disappointed. This whole May was kind of disappointing. It started off with getting a rusted Dodge Dakota dropped in my lap and told to do new brake lines on it. That turned into a new master cylinder and booster and took about a week to get it out of my garage. That week was the lead up to qualifying and I had basically no chance to practice. I was mighty happy to make the show in the middle of the pack. I had worked on the car through the week and had made a lot of progress by the time Race Day had come around. I felt like I could drive the car at my own pace and just try to run my race.
The start went well and had gained a position. I was also quite happy to be where I was nearing the end of the first stint. I don't know what happened, maybe the weight shifted oddly, but I spun going into Four and banged up the car too bad to even want to continue. Part of me wonders if I could have got repairs and made it further but I'd rather not be a danger on the track and have another spin happen again.
That being said, congrats to Cezariusz, Adam, and Jason. Y'all ran an amazing race. Thanks to Alberto and Johnny Aces for the broadcast. Thank you to the whole of ISO for having such an amazing Month of May.
Post by Cezariusz Czlapinski on May 19, 2021 13:37:42 GMT
What a fantastic race it was ! After 4th on the grid I was hoping for T5 finish and getting some valuable points. To ensure that I did well over 500 laps of testing, including one full race distance try. It was worth the effort as at test lap 180 my engine started developing strange noise when applying throttle - very first sign that it is not going to last much longer.
So small changes to the setup dropped some tenths off the laptimes but increased chance of seeing the checkered flag. Other things were to use CrewChief to control pitstop strategy and stick to the plan of fuel consumption and keep very strictly to planned pitstop lap numbers.
At the race start as seeing Juha rocket-like start I was sure that it's going to be Cosworth's race. But then a little hope came in as we were getting closer to the lap 28, the average pace was at 47-ish secs per lap level- not bad for Coyote
As my fuel calculation was no longer valid after first pitstop, I've decided to stick to the plan no matter the place. If there is somebody to pass me at that point I wouldn't mind- the fuel usage overrides everything.
Thankfully I've never experienced any issues on the pit lane so the all six pitstops were as planned. Till lap 145 I was pretty happy with time advantage but soon I realised that drivers behind are getting closer way too fast and didn't expect I'd finish that high.
Pre race testing brought some nice surprise- I was 4 lap of fuel ahead at lap 180 so there was some margin to use. Sadly, as the offline and online track conditions were different my secret advantage dropped to like 2 laps and even shrinking. When Adam's chase melted my time advantage to below 2 seconds I was yet too far from the race finish to put my foot down- still 6 laps to go. Thankfully at lap 196 I could use all the Foyt's engine power and not to worry any longer about finishing the race.
I'm very happy and proud to win this magnificent and legendary race, which is the biggest thing I reached in simracing so far !
Thank you very much to all the competitors- as always racing here at ISO makes me feel like racing in real life. Also great tribute to Jonatan and Alberto for the excellent broadcast- it came to me later that this win was by a very thin margin, making it even more emotional ^^
My qualifying was..well it was terrible frankly. The car was Great, until the patch dropped and I just didn't have time to get it back to where it was, but I was off by the same amount as everyone else. I'd thought about a wing adjustment after watching the first few runs, but opted not to. Laps were solid and the only real problem was Lap 4 when the car suddenly developed this huge push it hadn't had prior or even since.
I started with my Q set for the Race, filled it up, upped the wing as you'd do and made a gearing change. Car was quick and stable, but fuel burn was off at ALL of the boost settings. Went back and dropped the wings lower than I felt comfortable with and was surprised when I started clicking off decent times with no real issues and the fuel burn was good, a little too good. Saturday night I was advised to probably make a gear change to 4th as it wasn't getting everything from the car that it could. Sunday morning I pulled the trigger and shortened 4th up a bit. My times stayed the same, relatively speaking, only now I could actually get a pull out of the corners and pass people midway down the straight as opposed to the end with my previous gear.
I started the race with 3 goals. #1. Stay Calm, #2 Finish the damn thing, and #3 Top 10. I KNEW if I stuck to point 1, the other 2 would follow suit. So I made a VERY conservative start, for me at the green. When I Got to the back straight and dropped it into 4th and drove by like 4 or 5 cars, and repeated the process again on the next lap. I was surprised that it only took me a few laps to drive up to 10th-ish place. Once there I settled in for the long haul. I was doing good with fuel, but I was losing time on most of my Pit Stops, my first couple I lost a few seconds each waiting on people coming down Pit Road to pass me before I pulled out. Spent the middle part of the race just running, would catch Janik and pass him, then after Pit stops I'd be back in 10th or 1th and chasing Janik down again. As the race was winding down I found myself inching closer to a Top 5. But, I was always trying to chase down a Penske with a half a lap lead, was usually Simon or Hackman, but I could never gain on them. Then 2 things happened that really puzzled me. The first was I exited the pits just in front o fCC, who was leading. Surprisingly, I drove away from him, what puzzled me was, I was watching him get smaller in my mirror and yet I wasn't getting any closer to the Penske(s) in front of me, and a couple times they were pulling away. The second thing was during the next to last run. When I made my Penultimate Stop, my fuel window was a bit close, so I turned the boost down for the entirety of that run. I then proceeded to run down CC in the lead, and frankly I could've unlapped myself. Instead I opted to drop the boost all the way and let him drag me around the track for a while. He would pull away on the straight but I'd run him down in the corners, and it was enough that in the 3 or 4 laps I let him drag me around, I gained an extra lap of fuel.
After the last stop, I put the Boost back up where I'd been running and took off after Simon. I was surprised when I came upon him on the front straight going slower then he had been, I assumed something wrong, Jacques suggested he was having fuel issues, regardless I passsed him and into 5th place. I just needed to stay out of trouble and it would be good, plus the fact that Jacques had blown up, which opened the possibility of Jacob doing the same and that would be a Top 4! It all came crashing down when I tried to lap Jason Whited in Turn 3 on Lap 179.
He went high, I think to let us by, I took my normal line through the turn, but I must've lifted a smidge more than usual as the car tracked to the grass. I backed out of it, but it was too late. The back end came around and I just waited to feel the wall or Simon's car. Luckily I didn't hit anything and Simon managed to avoid me. I calmed myself and was being REALLY easy trying to get back on track and not blow it up. Managed to get it turned around and rolling and was coaching myself through getting back up to speed, lifted off the throttle, pushed in the clutch, dropped it into 2nd gear, came off the clutch, started easing into the throttle and it just went "WHAAP!" and that was it. think I yelled F@#%!" loud enough my whole neighborhood heard me. I rolled around the corner and saw Simon had blown up too, so I coasted past him hoping to regain the position in front of him
Overall, It was a Damned Good race, I won't call it Great because of the spin and blow up. I'm confident that had I qualified in the Top 10, I would've been able to run up front all day. Possibly even be in contention at the end. while I add ANOTHER DNF to my string of Indy DNF's, I'll take the 11th place, was my best run all season hands down, and my best finish. I'll learn from it and we'll head to my worst Oval in ANY sim.
Congrats CC, drove a helluva race. Thanks to Jonaten and Alberto for the Broadcast it was great, and an Extra Special Thanks to Jonaten. I think you gave me as much on-air time as the race leaders got, it felt good watching the race.