Race review – Germany
Qualifying wen’t well again. This time I took my first pole position! :) I was happy as I qualified on the primes as everyne else did.
My start was a bit tardish losing out to a Force India; then being bassed by a Ferrari on the second corner.
Then up to michelin curve I was hit by… someone. This put me into last. I then caught up to Bradley and passed him at the end of the pit straight. I was then slowly catching a 5th place. Sometimes it was Ed, then Brooksy; though there sure was a fight going on there. This allowed me to close in to about 5 seconds of them.
I pitted and came out behind Bradley who was yet to pit. His tyres were worn and lost a litle time behind him. I came uo behind him but spun myself. I caught back up to him until he spun in front of me.
I then put my engine on fast and tried to claw back the lead to Brooksy. I did ok setting a fastest lap. Though eventually the catching up slowed down. Being around 6 secs behind Brooksy.
People in front of me started pitted. I who was still on the options decided to continue. Abbmacher came out in front of me after his pit stop and remained in front of me as he grew a big lead over me. On lap 20 my tyres were ok. I could handle the car as fine as anything; though the lack of speed was showing. Fourth and fith places Ed and Brooksy caught right at the back of me.
On turn 3 I think, Ed came to pass me but spun himself. This then allowed Brooksy to take 5th from Ed, then 4th from me. Ed then caught back up and made a good pass on me before the chicane.
I then decided to go straight to the pits; as there was no point on continuing on the same tyres. Ed would just pull right away and I had a big lead over Bradley. I pitted for options with four laps to go.
My final four laps were trouble free. I was catching Ed a lot but not fast enough. I corssed the finish line just about 10.1 secs behind Ed. Ed I think is lucky as he got a 10 second time penalty. So just missed out on a 5th place by that little, a tenth. :P
Other then my race being hampered on the first lap I quite enjoyed racing at the Nurburgring. I like the track (maybe not the first kerb of the final chicane) and felt very compfortable with the car.
A thing I had an issue with was something with lag. For some reason my screen would just freeze; though only for a second. I just wondering if this is the same issue @BROOKSY007 was talking about at the last race.
I look forward to the race in Canada. :)
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