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SEASON 10 Race 9 MONACO - (!) suggested pit exit agreement (!)

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Reik Major, May 24, 2013.

  1. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    I remember the last time we raced here, we had some kind of gentlemen agreement about the tricky pit exit. I think we agreeded not to cross the track completely after leaving the pits but to drive at maximum to the middle of the track. Nevertheless I think we had a few incidents so I'd like to go a bit further by suggesting an agreement wich would keep things fair if everyone would agree.

    Here's my suggestion for this agreement:

    We agree to take the pit exit chicane in 2nd gear and hold a decent line on the right side of the track. We are prepared to hold a tight inner line through T1 afterwards, if incoming traffic claims the outside line.

    I noticed myself that I can only ensure a safe and tight exit, when I take it in 2nd gear. So I think if we all agree to do so on purpose no one would get a disadvantage by doing it safer than another one. Without a prove I asume that different gear ratios shouldn't result into reasonable big differences. I just like to have an accepted frame about how quick we should leave the pits and which line to use. Feel free to agree, to discuss or make other suggestions. ;)

    Any "like" without a post will be considered as an agreement. :D

    PS: Nico, I hope the thread title is ok for you, because I like to get as much attendance as possible for this topic.

    EDIT: As a conclusion of the discussion below, the agreement gets simplified to the following:

    We want to exit the pit on the right side of the track so incoming traffic has enough safe room from the middle to the left side of the track. The exiting driver but also the incoming driver should be aware if they are fighting for position or if it's going to be a lapping move and react properly.
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  2. we can not discuss the first braking with the opponent, if we leave the pits in dispute for a position???
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  3. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    i dont think it matters what gear your in when leaving the pits, all that matters is that you can do so safely, what ive always done at monaco is plan on being as fast out of the pits as is possible without going anywhere near the racing line and staying to the right of the track until turn 1, if im fighting for position from leaving the pits i will fight on the right side of the track into turn 1, i dont see any reason to all be in a predetermined gear, it should be one of the most simplest pit exits, everyone should understand by now? :rolleyes:
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  4. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    Lol, looks like I'm taking it too serious. :rolleyes:

    David, I'm 100% with you. Just thought about how close we are this season and how "heated" some good action had been so far. So I just want to minimize the risk that trying to gain time in the pit exit would lead into a mess. But maybe I underrated our gentle attitude. :p
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  5. I am not sure if I understand what you mean?

    I agree that we must be extra focused on staying way clear of the racing line and doing a tight t1,but that the choice of gear should not be fixed. I often have my 1st gear so long that it almost equal other driver's second :)
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  6. Yeah it's all clear, who leave the pits stay right/inside line until first braking, ok!
    But we can manage our position if we are in a situation side by side, to defend or gain a position, since we are on the inside, of course, above all be safe! :)
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  7. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Excellent solution:D
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  8. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Use the track map:geek:
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  9. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    Yeah I see I was going too far with this suggestion. Better should've written a decent race report for Barcelona instead.
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  10. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    My point of view:)

    Exit the pits staying fairly tight to the right hand side and get up to speed, look at the track map, in my mirrors and if I have enough brain space left also at the timing in the hud

    Then race as safely as possible into T1 with whoever is coming if I believe I am racing them for position, if not... let them past


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  11. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    Just to make it clear for those who may have a short look into this thread prior the race, I edited the first post with some kind of agreement we always had about that pit exit. ;)

    Good luck to everyone for the race on wednesday! :thumbsup:
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  12. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

    I won't be able to race at Monaco this week :( was really looking forward to the challenge but to be safe I don't think I should run. This season has been my first season in a league and has been testing me (which I love the challenge) but my inexperiance has led me to the desition to not race at Monaco as I don't want to wreck anyone's race which can be easily done here. Watching the gp at the weekend confirmed it to me as my race would likely end like grosgean's did. Hope that you all have a great race and I am sorry for my inconsistancy this season. It's been a test year as such as I haven't ran any single seaters online or the f3000 at all. See you at the next race I hope :)
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  13. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    Thank you for your honesty. This kind of commitment is always very welcome. Even though I hope you do race most (all) of the races with us to improve yourself. :thumbsup:
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