Wow season 7 looks fantastic. Other than maybe Spain, every single circuit is a cracker, particularly:
How are you feeling about the upcoming season?
Can’t say for sure yet, probably not until about half 9 on Monday night. I’ve not played the game too long, and have no idea about the pace, consistency or tyre-saving abilities of Herbie or indeed anyone else. The pace of Odin in the sprints suggests it won’t all go Mercedes’ way this season. More on that later.
What expectations and targets do you have for this championship?
The target is to win the championship. My expectation is that I will put enough practice in each week to at least give me the chance to record a few more wins than in previous seasons. Eight wins last time was not bad, but I think a good few of those came when Herbie was either in the US, getting back up to speed after a few weeks out, or cocking things up in Italy lol.
How you can improve compared to last season?
Are there any tracks on the Season 5 calendar that will suit you?
In terms of tracks that suit me, my season might not get going until Monaco. I like most that are scheduled before then, though (except for India which I detest). Brands and Singapore stand out.
What do you think about your team mate?
He needs to slow down lol.
How will you and your team mate work together to get maximum points for the team? Any tactics or strategy?
Other than sharing setups, we don’t really work together lol. If we are quick the points ought to take care of themselves.
Who will be your biggest rival?
Who will be the surprise package this season?
When Odin blitzed the first sprint race on Monday amidst all the chaos going on behind, I was impressed. When he won again, I was slightly concerned. After numerous victories throughout the evening, I am convinced he may be a threat in the championship standings.
Yes, they are only sprints, but me and Herbie won something like 17/20 of them before season 4. They generally tend to drop a few hints about raw pace on the game, and this hint in particular was a worrying one for fans of Lemon/Jonboy domination (i.e. no-one).
Are you using a steering wheel or a pad?
Will you be recording the races to share on the forum?
If I can be arsed. Whenever I say ‘yes, I will do something’, I never, ever do it.
So, no I won’t.
Do you have a headset or if not, will you be getting one?
I can confirm I have access to an official Microsoft Xbox LIVE Wireless Communication Device.
What are you expecting from the season opener?
I know it will be in Australia. Other than that? Haven’t a clue. Alfred might lag out.
What is your prediction for the top 5 in Australia?
5. Topcarper 15
What is your prediction for the top 5 in the championship?
This is a tough one. I’m no cocky person, but Herbie is having a second crack at uni and has admitted he may miss a few rounds. Maybe he’ll only miss two rounds, maybe none. Regardless, I should make most of them (I’m so cool) so may benefit from better attendance. If Lemon turns up enough times I reckon he’ll win again.
What is your craziest prediction for the new season?
Topcarper will win a race.