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10th March 2014, 7:49 at 7:49 am #251410
Why does my Sony sponsorship keep getting copied? :P
Day 1: Will Hoskins
Day 2: Enrique Ruiz
Day 3: Enrique Ruiz
Day 4: Will Hoskins9th March 2014, 14:16 at 2:16 pm #251357
Well, it’s been a fun-filled season, with lots of highs and lows for everyone, I think. Multiple winners, and another Championship going down to the wire. I feel like the first and last races are the only ones that I truly put my all in, so whilst frustrating at times, it’s been fun to battle with you all :)
I’ll start off with quali – I was always going into the race with high downforce and as much cornering grip as I could muster, without losing too much turn-in. In truth, it crippled me on the straights, giving people a good 20kph on me on the back straight alone, but I never felt confident enough to be on the same strategy as everyone else. So in all, I was really pleased with 4th, and was praying for some wet weather.
The race itself was really tough. I was constantly focused on the fear of disconnecting at some point, but luckily that never came about. However, the rain did :)
My gamble more than paid off at the start, as I was able to rocket into first before the first corner thanks to superior traction. Even better was that everyone who I believed to be really fast all seemed to fall back. Obviously, I don’t wish bad luck upon others, but it really helped me out. My wet setup enabled me to pull a half-decent lead in the first 10 laps, before we entered the dry stage of the race, and I just prayed that I wouldn’t be caught too quickly. My pace was good, but the speed deficit made it really difficult to maintain the lead. Inevitably, Damon finally caught and passed me with ease, and thankfully I was far enough ahead to keep Steve at bay…just.
To win the title again, is absolutely fantastic. I don’t feel it was all that deserved, but then again, in a lot of those races, Damon was nigh on unbeatable anyway. I feel in USA and Monza especially, I could have done far better, but that’s neither here nor there now. This game has been difficult for me to get to grips with in comparison to 2012, so I’m hoping that F1 2014 has something better to offer :P
As I said, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed racing against you all again, and commiserations to Ed today for disconnecting in a race he could have easily finished on the podium, to Damon for disconnecting on more than one occasion, and Bradley for coming so close. I have to say that Bradley has really upped his game this year, and it’s great to see. I’ll need to put in more hours to stop him getting so close next time ;)
Anyway, given a lot of the bad luck this season, I thought this was an appropriate ‘end credits’…8th March 2014, 22:34 at 10:34 pm #251299
In a recent interview with Jamie Franklin, he voices his bemusement at level of focus of other team principals.
“I’m not really sure what’s going on with everyone at the moment. It seems that on the eve of the new season, people are more focused on other people’s cars than their own, spending precious time travelling the world in ridiculous and expensive means of transport rather than ensuring that their team is running efficiently, effectively and that the car itself will be at the best it can be for pre-season testing. But hey, I’m not going to complain, if they want to hand the advantage to Franklin F1 before the season even starts, then that’s fine by me!”
Jamie was quick to add that his team wasn’t just a heartless machine. “Obviously that’s not to say that the team won’t be relaxing at all. I of all people know the importance of the team not being worked too hard, and I will ensure that each and every member of the team will get the necessary rest they need before we move on to trying to defend our titles,”8th March 2014, 22:17 at 10:17 pm #251298
There is no reason why Massa and Williams can’t win the Championship, especially if they are as reliable as in testing. I still think Bottas may be the better bet, especially at 50/1 if you’re going for a Williams driver.
Why not go the whole hog, pray for extreme unreliability, and Bianch/Chilton/Ericsson/Kobayashi to win the first race at 1000/1 ;)8th March 2014, 14:12 at 2:12 pm #251250
There’s no way we can do double points for this race…Interlagos is far too exciting to enable that. We’d need to change it to something boring :P8th March 2014, 0:03 at 12:03 am #251191
Well, to keep you all entertained, here’s my reveal in pictures, with the changes made:7th March 2014, 23:32 at 11:32 pm #251186
@Pezlo2013 – I’ll get to that soon.
So that everyone is aware, given the traffic situation, I’ve decided to attend the event in the form of a giant jor-el like head/hologram7th March 2014, 21:37 at 9:37 pm #251146
In other news: Team boss, Jamie Franklin feels quite smug that he decided to arrive fashionably late.7th March 2014, 18:36 at 6:36 pm #2511006th March 2014, 20:21 at 8:21 pm #251001
@Bradley13 – It was a stipulation of my new sponsorship. I don’t have to make changes to the livery, but I do have to become a Russian citizen and change my name. I decided for something that looks a little similar ;)6th March 2014, 18:43 at 6:43 pm #250981
We haven’t seen any pink yet though ;)6th March 2014, 18:21 at 6:21 pm #2509736th March 2014, 18:16 at 6:16 pm #250970
@Bradley13 – Cheers, buddy :D. To be honest, I may have over-exaggerated lol. It’s the number three on the car, the red and green blend together until I don’t know which is which >_<
I think my new favourite car is the Force Australia though. Colourful, professional and very nice :)6th March 2014, 17:55 at 5:55 pm #2509605th March 2014, 22:08 at 10:08 pm #250870
Here we go, guys. It was a bit of a rush, and as I’m using Ubuntu, I didn’t have great video editing software, so tried something online, but now it’s stuck on that website, rather than YouTube lol. Anyway, it’s short, not great, but hope you enjoy :P