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  • #250625
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    Darren Archer
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    Well, what can I say. Finally my luck has turned and crossing the line first means I win my first race of my career!! I would like to thank my team, my engineer, the pit crew for such a great job, wouldn’t be possible without their dedicated work! Lotus in general for providing me such a good car that was fast everywhere. Joking aside I really enjoyed that race and it looks like McWoblin is turning into a dark horse that could take any of the top 3 spots if he keeps this form up!!

    #243479
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    Darren Archer
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    @maddogmolloy fine with me, I’ll be on

    #243477
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    Darren Archer
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    @maddogmolloy I should be able to come on. That at the usual 8:20?

    #243474
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    Darren Archer
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    @maddogmolloy
    I won’t be able to make January races use my uni exams. Will be back first week of February.

    #243441
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    Darren Archer
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    @jonny705 it was me you hit on the first corner, don’t worry about it, not sure if I turned in to much to cause the spin or not. It was also me that you let through easily later on in the race, wouldn’t have minded if you had tried to defend it, you got a penalty which is bad enough.
    Happy with that race, got back onto the podium, been a while since I was there. Hopefully get back up the table into the top 3 :)

    #243379
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    Darren Archer
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    Not a great race from me. Thought my qualifying time was good but then it was blitzed by my team mate and Odin. Nothing really exciting happened for me in the race apart from making constant mistakes and crashing all by myself. Although there was a collision between me and @cscottyf195 which was mostly my fault. Odin went for the inside line and I tried to defend it hit the kerb and touched wheels with him which put him into the wall. Was expecting a penalty for it but somehow never got one. Sorry for that! Somehow managed to get 4th by odins penalty, if it’s not overturned. Hopefully USA will be better for me race wise. Big congrats to @mrgrieves for the treble in Canada!! Still behind me in the championship though hahaha

    #243346
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    Darren Archer
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    That was quite an interesting race for myself. Qualified 2nd surprisingly and got off to a reasonable start. Went with the 3 stop strategy as I had no chance with the 2 stop. Had a minor collision with mark which put me into 6th. Managed to overtake a few people and get back to battling for 3rd place as Odin had built out a lead I had no chance of keeping up with. After my third pit stop I was behind Alfred for a few laps before managing to get by and pull out a gap to make it a comfortable 3rd place.
    Overall very happy with the result. Hopefully I can push in and maybe win a race this season!!

    #243337
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    Darren Archer
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    Q: How are you feeling about the upcoming season?
    Not too sure, this first race should tell me a lot about what’s to come

    Q: What expectations and targets do you have for this championship?
    Defend my 4th place finish in the league

    Q: (For those returning from last season) How you can improve compared to last season?
    Be more consistent and improve qualifying times

    Q: Are there any tracks on the Season 5 calendar that will suit you?
    India, China, Australia maybe
    Q: What do you think about your team mate?
    Knob! Why did I agree to him being my team mate?? But on a serious note good driver that is pretty much identical to me in racing

    Q: How will you and your team mate work together to get maximum points for the team? Any tactics or strategy?
    Same as always, help each other with set ups and produce a strategy for every race and hopefully keep the 2nd place in constructors

    Q: Who will be your biggest rival?
    Obviously y2j but after last season Odin is another big rival

    Q: Who will be the surprise package this season?
    As everyone says, Odin could be near the top 2 this season going by last week.

    Q: Are you using a steering wheel or a pad?
    Pad

    Q: Will you be recording the races to share on the forum?
    Will try my best to!!
    Q: Do you have a headset or if not, will you be getting one?
    Got one
    Q: What are you expecting from the season opener?
    Same old crashes with added pit stops

    Q: What is your prediction for the top 5 in Australia?
    Lemon, Odin, jonny, mark, me
    Q: what is your prediction for the top 5 in the championship?
    Same as above
    Q: what is your craziest prediction for the new season?
    I win a race without penalties!

    #243296
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    Darren Archer
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    Hey guys!! Sorry for being late but had busy weekend and all that.

    Finally though, I have my car and track choices, they are:

    1. Lotus
    2. Williams
    3. Sauber

    Track:

    1. India
    2. China
    3. Italy

    Also obviously @mrgrieves will be my team mate for this season.

    #231779
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    Darren Archer
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    Well what can i say about that race? Qualified 4th and got off to an ok start having a minor collision with mad dog in turn 3, where one of my penalties was overturned. Then came the rain, well sort of, pitted for inters at the same time as everyone else. I seemed to put for softs much earlier than anyone else and gained time on everyone making my way through to first place. I held my position for most of the race until jonny overtook me just before the last few laps where the rain came back on. I pitted earlier than jonny but made a few mistakes on my final few laps which let jonny be less than 10 seconds behind me which cost me my first place due to my other penalty for hitting Odin. Gutted is an understatement but hopefully my first win will come soon!!

    #231685
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    Darren Archer
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    Found a hot lap of the Nurburgring on f1 2013 in a Lotus.

    http://youtu.be/R6gcIDOoctM

    #231462
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    Darren Archer
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    @maddogmolloy just to remind you that i wont make the race on monday. with 3 exams that week i suppose i better do some revision for them, even though 100% Monaco does sound like it could be interesting to say the least.

    #231378
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    Darren Archer
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    @ljkobrien how do you record your races?? it looks like youre recording it through the game itself

    #231377
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    Darren Archer
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    Had a good start to the race, managing to avoid some collisions in the chicane in the first lap. Was sitting 2nd for a while but as usual on this track i made mistakes. after pitting a lap earlier than @ljkobrien i was hoping to undercut but ended up a second behind after he pitted.
    had a brilliant battle with @ljkobrien for a decent amount of laps always staying within a second throughout every lap until i span at the hairpin, by putting down the throttle too quickly.
    luckily i got past my team mate and ltalfred had made a mistake. i caught up with him and we both passed @maddogmolloy after he made a mistake from pushing too hard. finished 3rd but got 2nd due to ltalfreds penalty.

    #231270
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    Darren Archer
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    Q: How are you feeling about the upcoming season?
    i’m feeling good about it. was much better in the second half of last season so hopefully keep the pace up
    Q: What expectations and targets do you have for this championship?
    expect to be nearer @mrgrieves and @maddogmolloy
    Q: (For those returning from last season) How you can improve compared to last season?
    do better in the race
    Q: Are there any tracks on the calendar that will suit you?
    India, Australia
    Q: What do you think about your team mate?
    good clean driver, never had a problem with him on the track so far
    Q: How will you and your team mate work together to get maximum points for the team? Any tactics or strategy?
    same as last season so not much difference there
    Q: Who will be your biggest rival?
    not too sure, but maybe @mrgrieves and by the looks of things @power
    Q: Who will be the surprise package this season?
    reckon it will be @power

    Q: Are you using a steering wheel or a pad?
    pad
    Q: Will you be recording the races to share on the forum?
    will try record some
    Q: Do you have a headset or if not, will you be getting one?
    have one and always use it

    Q: What are you expecting from the season opener?
    an exciting race and hopefully get in the top 6
    Q: What is your prediction for the top 3 in Bahrain?
    1. Jonny
    2.Lemon
    3. Alfred

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