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Race #12, Belgium: Post-Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Mikko Puumalainen, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Feel free to discuss the race in this thread, as long as it is within the forum rules.
  3. From GPCOS:
    "Q1: P3 with a 1.43.5 so i was happy to do q2 again.

    Q2: i drive a 1.44.2 so i started from p7 on the grid.

    Race: On the first laps, i was scared by Stoffel as he brake really late on La Source so was happy to see it in times to avoid the contact. After that, Stoffel was able to pass me because of Slipstream. Lap 14 or 15, i don't remember well, after Dennis had small contact with Stoffel one lap before, i tried to pass but he pushed me on the grass so wasn't able to pass.
    I decided to stop one lap after Dennis as i didn't want to be leapfrop by others because of a late pit. After Stoffel made his pit stop, i was able to pass him thanks to slipstream and a good top speed.
    I tried to push to stay behind Mikko but i lost 2 secondes when Morand spun in Les combes so i wasn't able to catch him after that. Until the end of race, i had a nice fight with Jaakko but as my tyres were worn, he was able to pass me on last turn.

    P5 at the end, with more luck p4 was possible. I'm happy, again i scored points in WC.A big thanks to the team, it was an honour today to replace Atze with the main Twister car and thanks to my t-mates for the help provided. "
  4. "Q1: Made a good clean lap, enough to take my into Q2 this time.

    Q2: My lap was clean so 8th place was predictable.

    R: I lost 3 places in T1. I was really carefull not to hit anybody and been hitten ofcourse. Then in T2 after the big straight, some drivers wanted to win the race.
    My car got damaged after that as a result I couldn't have the race pace that I normally had in test races I have done. In the last chicane at the end of lap 1 I tried to overtake Patel, I took the inside line but he closed the door by taking his normal racing line despite I was side by side with him. So I braked a lot more than usual, I spun and dropping back 16th place, ahead of those who crashed in lap 1.
    After these incidents, my race was boring, trying to bring the car home.
    Some drivers made mistakes so I moved up to 9th and I got 2 points.
    Not happy at all once again.
    Let's see if I can do a problem free race this year..."
  5. From GPCOS:

  6. ""Q1, 43,893 I think it was, PB lap but still 13th.
    R, Had a good start and made it up to 11th, and after a few retirements I was up to 9th and had pace which I was surprised by as I was keeping some time towards Duivelaar infront. But after setting my best lap which was just off Morands fastest lap at the time I had some lag in T1 that caused me to spin and slam the wall hardly to loose my front wheels."
    Again a nice race by Bono, I saw some mistakes by him...This cant be right ;)
  7. Expectations were a podium today
    And i made a huge noob error
    I was way too agressive to try and keep up with Bono in sector 2 and,
    my car needed a little more track i run onto the grass and hit the wall on the right.....
    Lucky there was no 1 there
    Qualify i knew i could get pole but 4th not too bad
    In race good start and overtaking morand and Mikkonen Morand turned in while i was there we touched but no harm done
    Then overtaking Mikkonen And try to keep up with Huis which seemed to work then a noob error
    See ya at Monza