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Race #13, Belgium: Post-Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by John-Eric Saxén, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. John-Eric Saxén

    John-Eric Saxén

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    Feel free to discuss the race in this thread, as long as it is within the forum rules.
     
  2. Dennis Hirrle

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    Broadcast Replay is here.

    Great race!
     
  3. Muhammed Patel

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    Stupid net has to fail 2 laps before the end... :(
    Great race up to then. P4 on the grid and was battling for a Top 5. Unfortunately I was hit in Turn 1 which ruined my chances. Was going to end of P8 until the net cut in.. :(

    But, what a race to drive in :D
     
  4. Mark Aalberts

    Mark Aalberts

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    Was indeed a great race, watched it on the broadcast and hats off for Dimi for almost pulling off that one stopper.
     
  5. Stefan Kanitz

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    Congrats Mattias and Dimitri. Great racing from both of you
     
  6. Pedro Rodrigues

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    Very nice race indeed. Dimi almost did it. Still a nice 2nd. :)

    Congrats to Mattias.
     
  7. Clayton Nelmes

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    I was having a great weekend. qualified 7th only 0.3 off pole, lost 1 tenth in s2 and s3 so 3rd was possible. Race from 7th by turn 1 i was 4th. By the end of the lap i past Patel for 3rd. I kinda struggled with the tyres early on might of been a bit cold i dont know, but yeah kept in top 5. If it wasn't for my 2 small mistakes i think i would of finished 5th ahead of all them but i got stuck right in the middle of the fight which was great fun, but yeah engine went near the end.
     
  8. Muhammed Patel

    Muhammed Patel

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    Qualifying: Went brilliant, hooked up all three sectors and got somewhere like 44.3. Just beat a load of guys by a couple of hundredths.

    Race: Got off the line well and got up to third. I was already on the defensive and at Blanchimont i got passed by Clayton and many more. I was lucky I was with drivers at the start of the race, due to there toe I was able to get 340 down the straight but once the B2W or PM's got anywhere near me i was passed. I was able to stick to the back of Rietveld, and I knew tyres here wouldn't make a big difference. So I pitted on lap 15? - On the same lap as Clayton. Clayton got out infront of Karim while I just got out behind. Lost quite a bit in the 3/4 of a lap stuck behind Karim, who I passed around the outside at Fagnes [He had worn tyres]
    I was like 2 seconds behind Clayton and Fred but them battling got it down to 1. Clayton went off and I made a few mistakes put Fred like 3 seconds in front. Rietveld after his stop passed me but I once again was able to tag along.
    Unfortunately at La Source I was hit, and that put me around 3 seconds behind Rietveld and Clayton passed me. Later on in the race Clayton retired, and with Gosling/Cyril pitting I was up to 5th. Unfortunately with my lack of straight line speed I wasn't able to keep in front of them, didn't even try because I knew Conti was going to close me down - and he did. He also passed me at Blanchimont, i nearly got him at the Busstop but it failed. Knowing everybody in front of me was just too fast on the straights and I had the worse tyres out of all of them I just went into engine saving mode, I had like an 18 second gap to 9th but with like 2 laps to go the stupid net fails....and now it is sorted.....:mad::mad::mad:

    Congrats to Stahre for the win, Dimi for second and Kanitz for third.
    Great race guys, just a shame the net went. Lets hope for the same at Monza :)