Apologies to Dazza for wrecking his and probably MadDog’s race at the first turn. As you may see later, as I’ve finally got round to recording my race, I only used half my KERS initially off the line, thinking Herbie had had a bad start, but as soon as I let go of the boost I was swarmed by him, y2j and I imagine Dazza on the left.
Lemon was already through by the first turn, but I didn’t realise until quite late on that y2j had got down the inside. When I finally did see, I panicked and turned away from him and the corner and knocked Dazza into a spin. I can only assume that MadDog had given him the slightest of taps beforehand, and the game may have assumed he caused the incident and handed him a penalty. He certainly did not cause it.
Going by the game’s logic, I’m surprised my 10 second penalty wasn’t doubled when MadDog clipped Odin at the chicane, because I gave him the tiniest tap beforehand.
As far as I’m concerned, the early chaos actually made my race entertaining. Once I’d recovered from my incident with Odin, I was second last and had to deal with how painfully difficult it is to overtake in Hungary. I only passed Odin thanks to undercutting him. y2j clung onto his second place as long as he could, during a thrilling multi-corner battle. Great racing. I may have passed eventually, but I couldn’t open the 10-second gap I needed to finish ahead.
So that mini run of form is over. I’ll be missing Malaysia because of a holiday, not China as previously mentioned, meaning Lemon will probably establish his comfortable lead that I had worked hard to reduce over the last few weeks. I can also say that the battle between the Ferraris and Odin is extremely tight now. Six points between the three. Alfred and MadDog are unfortunately starting to drop off the back, but not too much. Full standings (and hopefully highlights if I have time to do them) on the way.