I had a qualifying ban, so not a lot happened, obviously :P. I just watched the session unfold, taking note of who I thought were doing the best job. @Moss-611 and @Afroholic were clearly the fastest. @Asanator looked very smooth though, so I was sure he’d be in contention for the podium.
Little disappointed to have missed out though, because even on primes, my best time had been 1:20.3xx, which would have been a tenth off of second (Not sure if Ahmed was on options or primes).
Great job by @Tayzz94 for third, even if it was 2 seconds off pole :P lol.
Race – 3rd:
I think everything that could have gone wrong in this race, did. As @Alfie experienced in the Collantine Cup, my view was switched to cockpit cam for the beginning of the race, and I didn’t have a button allocated to change it. So as everyone pulled away, I was forced to pause the game and alter the camera angle. So I lost a good 5 seconds at least there. Saw a Caterham off the track at turn 1, which turned out to be Tea, so I made up one place :P.
I think there was a crash of a few cars up into turn 5/6, which gifted me 7th, and allowed me to chase @Brooksy007.
Despite being on primes, I seemed to be quicker, and eventually was able to get passed, I think it was due to John making a mistake though.
Don’t remember all too well what happened after that, but a few laps in, I was in 4th place, chasing down @Sirspuddington. I was gaining at a rate of about a second a lap, and by lap 6-7 I was with close to him.
Lap 8/9, I was close enough for DRS. So I used it with half my Kers, and turned the revs to full. Halfway down the straight, I was already passed him, but stuck to the inside line, just giving enough space for the (McLaren?) coming out of the pits. Turned into the corner fine, but was suddenly hit from behind and spun into the wall. As a result, I lost my front wing, and lost a considerable amount of time trailing back to the pits, slowly.
Pitted for a set of options, knowing that I’d have to pit again at some point. However, my pace was pretty good. Again, I can’t remember the details exactly, but I was catching John very quickly, and passed him. I believe it was when he went wide at the penultimate corner, as at the time, I was thinking he was trying to get the DRS on me.
A lap or two later, and I was with @Bradley13. I was sure that he was going to pit, as lap 15 was pretty much the cut off point. Instead, he let me though in the penultimate corner, and then ran out of grip on the exit of the final turn.
I then set about trying to pull a big enough gap to those behind, so that my next pit stop would allow me to stay in front, whilst trying to catch @Asanator and @Sirspuddington. They were battling it out, and I was catching them pretty quickly. Both could have been on primes at this point. Asanator got passed Harry, and then I think I did as well (Can’t remember what happened), and at the end of the lap (20?), Asanator pitted. I was due to pit the next lap, so I tried for a quick lap, hoping it would be enough to bridge the gap, or better yet, leap frog him.
Thankfully, it turned out to be the latter, and I held onto third as I exited the pits, after my second and final stop. Asanator was quick though, and got passed me with the use of DRS. I tried to cut back under, but although I was halfway alongside, he pulled over back on to the racing line (not seeing me). I kind of saw it coming, and braked earlier. Still receiving a knock, but not as bad as it could have been.
I tried to stay on the back of him, getting DRS on the next lap, but not making it passed. The same happened the next lap, though this time I was closer, and just tapped his rear wheel as I drove up the inside, pushing him into a half-spin. As I went up the hill into turn 4, I slowed down, letting him through, as it had clearly been my fault, but then he took too much of the chicane ahead of me, and spun on the kerb, gifting me the place back.
The rest was pretty quiet, too far away from the top 2, and consistently quick enough to keep Asanator at bay, who made a few errors behind, I think.
Third was probably the best I could do, even if I had been at the front at the start, though it would have been a tighter race, I think. Still, happy with a podium, and congrats to Moussa for winning.
DoD has to be Moussa. Simply because he was quickest in quali, and the race, and very consistent throughout.