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  • #326757
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    Agreed with @bradley13, he ran a great Championship last time, but it really died out towards the end.

    Though if any game is going to revitalise it, it will be this one, as it’s definitely the best addition so far.

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    @andae23 @bradley13 – Will be nice to see the Team 23 livery back on the grid. Definitely a sorely missed team.

    @blockwall2 – I think it speaks more for their team mates. Powers is a very good driver, and i think Thunder is proving he’s capable too.
    As for Wagner, he’s a good driver, but Ruiz in my opinion is the greatest driver in FV history and that shows. Wagner has proven he’s very capable when the car is underneath him.

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    Huge blunder from us. Our reports called for a much cooler race, so that’s quite disappointing. Aside from that, pretty much the story of our season, Ruiz doing his best to challenge for the podium, albeit this time with a sub-par strategy, whilst Wagner was nowhere to be found. Perhaps it is time for a reshuffle.

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    Our qualifying is better than usual, so I’m quite hopeful for the race. We’ve definitely gone for a more extreme strategy than the other top teams. Obviously the softs are going to fare well, the only question is whether the super softs can be a little bit better.

    Good to see Wagner has taken the feedback on board too!

    #326576
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    Very happy with that, closest we have been in practice all season, so perhaps if we can get a decent qualifying, we may have a shot at the win.

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    Franklin unhappy with Wagner’s performance

    After the British Grand Prix, Jamie Franklin made it well known that he wasn’t happy with how the 2015 FV Champion had been performing this year.

    “I think his performance definitely needs lookin into. I know he’s a good driver, but it hasn’t been showing lately. Today, I think was the worst, with a few spins and only in the lower half of the points, when Enrique was able to score a podium for the team. It’s no secret that we aren’t in our usual position out front, so we need to capitalise on what we have now, we can’t be making these errors,”

    There is no word yet as to whether Wagner will stay at the team, or whether Franklin has another driver in mind. Enrique Ruiz on the other hand, has already signed an extension of his contract for the 2017 season.

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    Great race, really enjoyable, lots of action and the sound level ratio between both commentary and the race was good too.

    Thoroughly impressed with Ruiz as per usual, proving why he is a champion, and why he should be a double champion. Wagner on the other hand looks amateurish. The car was definitely capable of more than 7th, and with it being so tight, we can’t afford to throw away points when podiums are available.

    Looking forward to Hockenheim, but I do think it will be more difficult than the last couple of races.

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    Practice and qualifying hasn’t been our strong suit this season, so not disheartened by that. I think we can once again be in the top 5, and perhaps a challenge for the podium as well.

    We’ll see what happens.

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    @formula-1 – Are you kidding me? Halvosen slowed to an abrupt stop when the retired car was off the track. What do you expect to happen? The rules are the same as if that happened under safety car conditions, you can’t pass unless you have no choice but to, and it would have been far worse for those behind to have two cars parked at the end of a straight.

    Anyway…

    The race was a nice change back to form for us, Ruiz definitely had a shot at victory, but was baulked I don’t know how many times by backmarkers, it was ludicrous. Second was a nice consolation though, and I feel Wagner would have had a fair shot at the podium but for his awful qualifying, so a definite plus going forward.

    Congrats to Harrison as well, though I do feel his victory was aided by Inman slowing everybody up on the hards, and the train from 7th down making sure there was always free air.

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    Not wholly unhappy with that. France proved we had a bit more race pace than quali pace, so hopefully that can translate into our first podium of the year.

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    @robocat – I realise you’re in a difficult position, so I’ll stand by whatever decision you go with, but I will add my opinion in nonetheless.

    I realise that Ruiz’ penalty was based on the severity of the incident, having taken Simon out of the race. However, he also hurt his own race doing this as well, which is almost punishment in itself. So, for me, for Ruiz to be given a ten place grid penalty for one incident, where Halvosen made two and involved in 5 overall, not being given a penalty seems somewhat inconsistent.

    Having said that, obviously I’m not fussed with whichever choice you make, as aforementioned you’re in a difficult place.

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    @formula-1 – Although no official complaint has been made, at least three teams made the point that they believed Halvosen should be penalised, in myself, @mathers and @bradley13 off the top of my head. I’m also confident that were you to make an argument against the penalty, it would be taken on board.

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    @mathers – Ruiz will tell you that luck doesn’t tend to balance out ;)

    Obviously, I think it goes without saying that Halvosen deserves a penalty for the awful driving we saw today.

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    Absolutely brilliant race, really enjoyed that one. Big congrats to Davenport and FUN on their podium, very well deserved, and of course Ingram for a great race as well.

    Really pleased with 4th and 7th given that we were on a clearly worse strategy. 2-3 more stops from Ruiz, and 5-6 from Wagner proves that there is definitely some pace in that car.

    #324549
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    Difficult qualifying for us, we expected go struggle here, but hopefully we can make something of it in the race.

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