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Barnes spun his car after first Ascari and I had nowhere to go. Lost front wing and bent suspension. Car was actually not much worse after that
First of all I have to say I apologize to Campus to have made the race completely over there.
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He didn't have the speed after he went out of the track, and rejoined the driving line right at the end of the straight, braked way earlier, and it's me who have a public server behaviour?
I accept your apology but I don't understand if you think it's your fault, my fault or a racing accident. I think I rejoined my usual line in a safe time; I braked earlier becouse I was very close to a car in front of me, a car I wasn't battling before, and I didn't want to take risks in that contest. You too were very close to a car you weren't battling before, a car you saw rejoining track in front of you; what if I was one of those drivers that today were driving several seconds off the pace?
I did p5 in Q despite a bad lap.
I overtook Rens easily at the start and the next few laps just consisted in the GS guys following Kuba. I tried to stay in the DRS zone behind Jeroen and saving tires. Then Jeroen spun in Lesmo2 and I started to close the gap with Christof at the same time that Rens was doing the same with me. When I saw Rens pitting so early I though to pit much later to have better tires and not go out in traffic. But when I did my pitstop, I went out 2 sec behind him. I started to close the gap with him until someone decided to quit every single brake board in t1.
Kuba and Christof were still on track with old tires that allowed Rens and me to overtake Kuba and Christof respectively. Then Kuba decided to pit again and the victory was just between Rens and me. I was closing the gap with him lap by lap until I lost the control of the car in Lesmo2 and a backmarker decides to defend his position like if he was fighting for championship or something like that. There is when I was screaming that very famous Montoya's quote: "F****** Raikkonen, what a f****** i****". Jordi San Andres, can you explain me what were you doing? because I don't find any explanation... Maybe I should put a big blue flag in the nose of my car because I'm not very lucky with backmarkers. I don't want to say that I couldn't win for this, but I could have finished 2nd for sure. Last laps I was struggling on worn tires and that allowed Kuba to close to gap with me. We made contact in Ascari (sorry, it was my fault, I broke on the dirty side) but he overtook me on the main straight eventually.
Congrats Rens for the win and for the championship and Kuba for the podium. After everything, I got my first ever podium