Quali – 3rd
The aim was to qualify on primes, giving me a better run at a one stop during the race. This allowed me an eventual 3rd place, behind @Bradley13. However, as we were going to do a rolling start, I decided that going out on options was the thing to do. Immediately, I felt like I had the pace…that was until I saw @Olliekart behind me. I let him through after turn 6, and instead of taking the inside line and moving passed, he crashed into me and broke my front wing.
I had no choice but to do my lap anyway, and was 2 tenths up on @Afroholic in the first sector, but I wasn’t able to best his time, and eventually slowed down so as not to beat my own lap, and could still start on primes.
Race – Provisional 2nd
The race was a shambles. Obviously the first restart was obstructed by a mass disconnect, which was fine, but the second was terrible. First, I got THREE ‘illegal blocking’ penalties in the first sector for apparently being too slow, when actually, I was just waiting for Bradley to go through, so I’m sure @Bradley13 can understand that they should be erased.
The worst bit however, was the actual restart, we went through the last corner very close, but then @Afroholic decided to brake near the start/finish line, causing a domino effect. I don’t know what @Olliekart was doing, but he then spun me. No-one knew what was going on, but the top 3 raced off, and I set about catching them.
Oli and Ahmed then had a coming together, and I can’t remember what happened to Oli (I’ll check the video later), but I was up to second. Then lag pushed Bradley aside into the first corner, I tried to slow even more, but that allowed Oli into the lead.
@Raginginferno then pushed me a little wide on two consecutive laps at turn 7/8? However, after he pitted, I was able to pull a gap and that was that. One stopped, but Oli did as well, so that was no advantage.
Not sure what Oli’s penalties were for, so for now the top two results are provisional until further notice.
HOWEVER, despite all that, I am pleased to announce that I have finally won a Championship xD…as do Lotus as well, I believe. So, after a tough, and eventful race, that is a great boost :)
I’ll try to post my video soon, so that you can all see some of the carnage.