Quali – 2nd
Despite the rain coming, I went out on primes, feeling it was the ideal strategy for the race, be it rain or not. @Shaneb12345678910 put in a pretty great lap anyway, and even with options it would have been difficult to match. Second was pretty good considering I was on primes.
Race – 2nd
Glad to see it wasn’t raining at the start. I was hoping people would be sensible into turn 1, but I was hit nonetheless, avoided the carnage that ensued, and happily rejoined in second. Shane was pretty quick, but on lap 3/4 I did start to catch him, until the gap was just 1.4 seconds. Pitted a lap earlier than Shane for the inters, which gave me the lead, and then again for the wets. By this point, I had a healthy lead of 11 seconds to Shane…that was until @Sato113 crashed. I was praying that the Safety car wouldn’t come out, but low and behold, it did. Debated whether to try fresh wets, but decided it wasn’t worth the risk of losing first.
I think @RagingInferno put on inters during this period, I wasn’t quite sure. Anyway, by the time the SC came in, I shot into the pits for inters. The first sector was a bit too wet still, but the rest seemed to suit it. This was a pattern for the rest of the race really. Spun it at the start of sector 3 on my in lap to pit for options, and then aquaplaned coming out of the pits, so a good 15 seconds lost already.
Chased down @Electrolite, but it was useless, got the gap down to about 6 seconds but was pretty disappointed that both I and the Safety Car had ruined what I felt should have been my win. Nevertheless, congrats to Tom for an inspired call with the tyres.
To sum up how I’m feeling, here’s a quote from Lord of the Rings :P
“It is not yours, save by unhappy chance. It could have been mine! It should be mine! Give it to me!”