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Collantine Cup the Fourth

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    I think I actually hate you, slr.

    #244233
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    electrolite
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    Qualifying: 4th (Primes)

    I was surprised to be one of only 3 starting on the harder tyre, along with @ed24f1, who opted not to qualify at all, and my teammate,@magnificent-geoffrey. Given the pole time was only 0.8 quicker than mine, and on the quicker tyre, I was pretty pleased.

    Race: 4th (P, P, O)

    Mr 3rd or 4th place does what he does best – comes 3rd or 4th again. I went for a 2 stop strategy – Prime, Prime, Option. It soon became clear Ed did the same, and we were neck and neck all the way through, pretty much. I got punted at the start, and @slr and I found ourselves at the back. We had a great battle in the first stint (I left it out of the video as to not make it too long) but I do hope he’ll agree it was clean and fun.

    I made my way through the field, and sure enough, by the end of that stint, the 3 of us on primes were leading the field. Unfortunately @aus_steve disconnected :(

    I was waiting for someone on a different strategy to us to come out of the pits. Sure enough, it was bitter rival, @commonmonsoon. I had no idea what the Lotus guys were doing, but me, Damon and Ed began a titanic battle that lasted till the end (see the video). I thought it was potentially for the lead, perhaps, but it became obvious later that the Lotus boys managed to avoid it all together on a different strategy.

    Watch this video! It’s not great quality, (and the text disappears too quick) but it shows my start, and the half-race long battle between myself, Ed and Damon from that point in the race on. It was rate fun, and shows a few of the incidents that occured later on, from my end. Oh, and when we all ran into @thespuditron (literally).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysHv-Kk8aJo

    So overall it’s not bad as a result, and I managed to make the strategy work. I without doubt had the pace to go better than I did, but in hindsight I couldn’t have really done anything different. I’ll miss the next race as I’m in London for three weeks now – CCRAP has been informed. See you guys at race 3.

    #244234
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    ShaneB457
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    Hmmm. Perhaps it’s not just my F1 game. Battlefield 3 is also freezing quite a bit after playing it today.. looks like the problem could be with the PS3 itself. I’m thinking of bringing it into an electronic repair shop this week to see if they can fix the problem. @magnificent-geoffrey I’ll keep you posted of course. Fingers crossed everything will be okay for next Sunday!

    #244235
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    Slr
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    I think I actually hate you, slr.

    MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    We had a great battle in the first stint (I left it out of the video as to not make it too long) but I do hope he’ll agree it was clean and fun.

    I do agree.

    #244236
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    Bradley Downton
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    @electrolite – That was not luck! :P We planned and practiced for that :P Haha

    #244237
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    JamieFranklinF1
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    I don’t know if Bradley actually planned for that, but that was certainly my plan :P

    #244238
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    Bradley Downton
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    No haha, I fully planned to do a 3 but changed my mind when I realised copying Damon would just resign me to third if not worse, so I had to do something different.

    #244239
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    Common Monsoon
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    We had a good conversation… Heh heh heh

    #244240

    I want to get in the fridge too.

    #244241
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    Common Monsoon
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    #244242
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    sato113
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    wow incredible pre-season write up. sorry i missed round 1. will check out the calendar

    #244243
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    sato113
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    @magnificent-geoffrey considering you signed me up when I had never actually posted in this thread saying I’d join, i think giving me a warning for missing the first race is a bit unfair. no? ;)

    I’ve been off the forums for a while so missed all the hype, but now I’d like to join in my mcalren :)

    #244244

    @sato113 Yeah, that would be a bit bizarre and unfair of me, if it wasn’t for the fact you already signed up for this series over a month ago when I sent you the form.

    #244245
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    supernicebob
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    Right. Apologies for not sooner apologising for the first corner incident which I was to blame for. First day back at school and all that, plus that’s the first race I’ve done in ages. Not that those excuses cover the very rookie mistake that I should know better than to go doing. As possibly mentioned in the build up to the race, I was not in peak condition, but again that is my responsibility.

    Not much to report otherwise. After getting out of position relative to my capable pace I think I held some of chasing pack up for a while, and slowly shuffled back to where I belong. I had a bit of racing with David, but I knew ultimately I would not be racing with him come the end. We did have a bit of a tangle whilst we overlapped strategies though, where I’m not really sure what happened as I thought I’d left enough room on the inside, but perhaps not.

    #244246
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    sato113
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    ah fair enough mag

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