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Formula Ford @ Silverstone GP - Tuesday April 24th 2012

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Yves Larose, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM FFD
    Car: Formula Ford
    Track: Silverstone GP
    Weather: Dry
    Games: Race 07

    19:00 GMT: Practice
    19:30 GMT: Qualification
    19:50 GMT: Warmup
    20:00 GMT: Race (2x14 laps)

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    1. Alberto Casado
    2. Phil Loughlin
    3. Erik Bennett
    4. Mikhail Naebalov
    5. Mitchell Smith
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  2. Far be it for a newbie to pipe up Yves, but wont this track be a bit long for these things? 50% longer than Brands might make for a lot of lonely driving.
     
  3. I'm in.
     
  4. Sign me up please
     
  5. Please sign me up.
     
  6. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
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    Server is up!
     
  7. sign me too plz.
     
  8. Come on, more people!

    I would encourage any newcomer for the formula ford to join this time. The circuit is enormously wide and every turn has meters and meters of runoff so it is almost impossible to damage the car against any protection.
     
  9. Fantastic! This is a nice little warm up!

    And I don't have college on Wednesday so it's impossible for me to miss it! Count me in! :)
     
  10. Would have been great with a few more people.

    Q, 4th.
    R1, jari and mitchell pulled away fast (not surprising, since they qualified several seconds faster than the rest), and Erik and Phil made a few mistakes, cruised the full race alone, more than half a minute from any action either way. 3rd place.

    R2, decided to forget about lapping fast (well, relatively, fast for me) and mix a bit with Erik and Phil, some nice laps, but as we were driving sideways I took a couple of turns off-line, clipped a few corners and got a stop&go penalty. Served it expecting that at least I would have a fight (trying to catch them again), but oh, another stop&go for speeding in the it (but I have auto pit!!!). Served it, guess what, another stop&go. Left the game since it looked it would be nothing but endless penalties for me.
     
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  11. Great racing tonight. Wasn't really looking forward to it because of the lack of numbers and the long track.
    However
    Race 1: I tried keeping up with the front 3 at the start but quickly realised I would be left alone. Therefore I dropped back and had fun with Erik until he made a mistake and crashed out at Becketts.After that i had a couple of laps on my own and managed to lose a wheel at Bridge on the last lap! Rolled over the line with 3 wheels.

    Race 2: Again had a good couple of laps but then made mistakes under pressure from Jari and Mitchell so again dropped back to have some fun. Had some really good laps with Alberto going side by side though copse and the first part of maggots before I also started getting Stop and Go's. Then I lost a wheel again, got back to the pits for a SnG and got retired.

    Cheers for the clean and fun racing everyone
     
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  12. Well not much to say. No contact from anyone I think, very nice racing.

    Qually was good, only had one run and I put it on pole, then I just coasted in race trim for the rest of it. Was having some graphical issues too so was trying to iron those out before the races (I need a new computer XP)

    R1 was amazing, Jari pipped me off the start and had a couple of second lead for the first few laps, then he made a mistake and I ended up right on his tail, I decided to push hard and I had a ballsy move up the inside of Becketts, he was very gentlemenly and I have to admit looking back it probably wasnt the smartest move but he had made a mistake and lost alot of speed so I was comitted unless I was going to slam on the brakes and ruin my car, thankfully he was brilliant. Then a bit more cat and mousing till he I made a mistake myself and ran wide, and he took advantage and passed. That was it really, pretty comfortable race but the racing itself was intense.

    R2 was booring, reversed grid and off the start I decided to just coast straight away, didnt want to get recked going through the pack (something I probably am paranoid about from racing in public servers), but everyone was fantastic and I really should've pushed looking back, but a few cars got between me and Jari and he ended up pulling away while I was still in traffic, and I knew he was too good to make a mistake again and too fast for me to catch a 5 second gap so, I just got into 2nd and coasted, and sure enough, he didnt make a mistake won pretty nicely.

    Great racing guys, still cant belive that was my first time in a Formula Ford car, hehe. But I had alot of fun. :)
     
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  13. WHAT A RACE! :) Kinda.

    Q: Last, I was 10s off Jari and Mitchell
    R1: Horrible start and I was really trying to push it to catch up, ended up putting a tire over and the car went spinning. Lost a wheel. Race over.

    R2: Decided to use the Jensen Button school of racing (smooth is fast). Started from pole, got passed by Jari and Mitchell, then what a race for 3-4-5, we kept trading places for a few laps, I had a small run off and Alberto and Phil had something happen to them, I ended up in 3rd, kept a nice race pace and my lap times kept going down. Ended up finishing (my first for the Formula Fords) in 3rd.

    Had a great time.
     
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