Well the first race of the season didn’t go exactly to plan.
Qualified in 7th. Was around 2 seconds off the pole man. Maybe a bit too cautious.
I n the race, I got to 4th by turn 3 managing to avoid the madness around me. Went side by side with Snake going into turn 13 (Ascari). Coming out of that turn he suddenly went to the left and I had nowhere to go but hit the wall. I think he was just using the racing line (I’ll be worried if he actually meant to punt me into the wall!). Loss a position to Rocker and then lemon passed me before the end of the lap. Was back in 6th. Tried to pass lemon again going into turn 1 but noticed Strunk making a late lunge down the inside! I managed to avoid him as he went off.
Got a penalty for trying to pass Rocker through the fast left right of 11/12. Didn’t realise I knocked him. Even looking at the video it looks like there was no contact. Apologies Rocker!
The next few laps I Made a few mistakes by braking too late a couple of times into turn 15. My teammate made a Move on lap 6 but he managed to spin off and retired.
After first stop stayed around the 8th/9th mark. Had a good battle with Strunk but I know I wasn’t particularly quick on primes. I then got another penalty for cutting too many corners .
Fairly quiet after that. Got up to 5th before my final stop where I crashed into the ghost of y2j in the pits. Came out 9th on options where I was lapped by Lemon. Had a bit of a fight with snake and unlapped myself but ultimately finished 9th after penalties.
Driver of the race – Lemon! I can’t believe he won after ending up in the gravel in turn 3. Would love to see his charge through the field :-)