Adam Blocker

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    Adam Blocker
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    Firstly: @bradley13 congratulations on your championship! Well done man, good stuff. It will be interesting to see who wins the drivers’ championship, either way history will be made: the first rookie champion or the first multiple champion.

    The race itself was a good one from an entertainment point of view, but from a FIRST point of view I was disappointed with our pace. I am relieved that Zozulya scored some solid points though, that’s encouraging.

    In regards to the Meteor lineup, I have to concur with Bradley. When I saw that I assumed it was a joke. Apparently it isn’t. I’ll leave it at that.

    Ostberg’s promotion at Lopez is not surprising and while he will almost certainly be an upgrade from Harding, that’s not really saying much. I don’t think Ostberg will do anything special, but he also won’t be slow either.

    #353830

    Adam Blocker
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    Looking back through results, I believe it was Lotus in 1994. Herbert and Philippe Adams drove in Portugal, then Zanardi and Eric Bernard drove in Jerez. @ben-n

    #353829

    Adam Blocker
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    Well, the race will be kind of exciting because no one knows how difficult it will be to pass on this layout and the temperatures are foretasted to be really high (like 96F if I remember correctly). As previously mentioned, traffic will also play a factor. What’s the over-under on how many times Ocelot gets lapped? 4? 5? Lol.

    #350788

    Adam Blocker
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    #350744

    Adam Blocker
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    Congrats to @mathers for the race win, someone finally broke the Downton streak!

    From a FIRST perspective, everything was going really well at the halfway point and I thought we would get a comfortable double points finish, with both drivers probably in the top 7. However, Zozulya’s unfortunate incident with Kangur and Hutchinson getting undercut really ended up hurting our points total. I still think 5th in the constructors’ is pretty safe, but we did fail to take advantage of Franklin’s failures in that race. We had good pace in that race and it was a shame to throw away a good opportunity.

    It is also a shame for Meteor that Halvosen spun, I’m fairly certain he would have been in the points without that spin. That would have been their first points of the season.

    #350705

    Adam Blocker
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    We looked awful in practice, but really stepped up for qualifying once again. With everyone in the front pretty much being on the same strategy, I’m optimistic that we will get a double points finish here.

    #350591

    Adam Blocker
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    That moment when Jules Simon is worth more than some established FV drivers…

    #350592

    Adam Blocker
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    It’s a good thing people can’t cancel bids anymore. Someone is about to blow a lot of money on Jules Simon.

    #350379

    Adam Blocker
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    SPOILERS

    Great for FV to be back. FIRST looked decent, it was a shame for Hutchinson to have his problem. I think we are pretty stable with our 5th place in the constructors’. It will be hard for us to pass Westwood or Franklin and it will be difficult for Holmqvist or North Star to pass us.

    I actually thought that the race was exciting for the majority of it, the strategy in the race was what made it exciting. The introduction of tire compound selections has proven to be a very good decision for the series.

    #347747

    Adam Blocker
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    @bradley13 Ok, makes sense. I didn’t know that.

    #347745

    Adam Blocker
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    @bradley13 Got it. So basically this is the Zozulya rule lol. You mentioned if a driver gets banned, but what if a driver gets injured? First you said ‘unless under force majeur’ and then said only if they get banned. I would consider an injury to be force majeur.

    @redmist Don’t jump to conclusions just yet. :)

    #347742

    Adam Blocker
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    @bradley13 Just to be clear: From 2018 onwards would a driver be allowed to begin the season in a junior series and then switch to FV? As in they would stop racing in the junior series midseason upon promotion.

    #347715

    Adam Blocker
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    #347714

    Adam Blocker
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    SPOILERS

    Good result for us, a very surprising podium. Zozulya drove a perfect race: good overtaking at the start, good pace to pull away, and no mistakes which allowed him to capitalize on attrition.

    Hutchinson made a rare mistake, but only just missed out on points.

    Ellington pulled off what might be the best overtake of the season: three wide around the outside at T1-2!

    Also I genuinely feel bad for Westwood, Schnyder had that win IMO. But even if he didn’t it would have been a brilliant double podium.

    It was a fairly exciting race that was full of overtaking and was mostly clean until that huge death ball at parabolica.

    #347683

    Adam Blocker
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    I think this Italian V-Prix is going to be great with how close the teams are on pace and the unusually hot weather predicted for Sunday’s race.

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