Ezequiel was leading but lost his brakes. Me, having stuttering and fps issues that caused a pain in the ass in every lap, I couldn't even advance for first time in a while to the Q2, finally I scored 2 points but the feeling is that we are in a bad moment in the team. We must do some tweaks for the next races and hope to have a better luck .
I'll try to get Sochi up and running by tomorrow night, it could take me longer than that because the version that I have is rather bumpy on the straights, not like it's a big deal but I know some of you will complain about it!
i got the download from here and it seemed fine to me!!
i think we need to cut darrin a little slack as hes not used to being a backmarker like some of us experienced backmarkers!
Otto , its only the third race and you are just havaing some bad luck ! it will turn around and you will be fine!!
You guys are right in all counts, both Ezequiel and Argenis and especially Glyn have had their fair share of bad luck as well and yes, Darren is not used to been lapped.
I feel I could have won 2 races this year, China was just a disaster from the performance stand point, but Lady Luck is having not of it for us. Very frustrating that after I was finally able to figure out my front tire wear issues and having been so close in Q and knowing my race pace and tire wear would give me a chance to fight not only for a podium but for a possible win. But I guess that is racing. It will break your heart every time it can. Nothing is certain until you crossed the finished line on the last lap.
It is my fault that I take this crap so seriously, maybe I shouldn't. But to be able to compete with the top guys here you have to, I guess I should let them have their fun and have my fun mid-field.
After speaking to my teammate and team Ferrari, whom promised I will be sued if not in Sochi by Friday, I will complete this season and see what happens next.
Thank you all and sorry for the drama, I hope you understand my frustration.
I remember doing a 1000 plus laps of practice per race back in my hey day at FSR and had a couple of I quit sim racing moments where I didn't race for a year or 2 after some stupid incidents out of my hands but at the higher levels it can be tough. Just gotta find that balance, put the effort in and most the time you'll be rewarded for it but it's tougher to take the hits or don't put the time in and your results wont be great but won't be so involved or depressed when things go bad. I will say this though if you go the route of less practice less time invested in the long run will be harder to come back to what you once could achieve.
Q1. I set my fastest lap of the weekend man it felt good and made it to Q2 for the 1st time P8.
Q2. Just could not match my best and had to settle for 10th place.
Race. I made a bad get away and lost rear traction causing me spin out and car behind got into contact with me prob unavoidable but car was damaged from that. I think I gained a spot or 2 and Haynie just shot right past at start and continued into the distance. (Driver of the Day)
I could not match pace and noticed my tire wear was excessive. I pitted early jumped to mediums was in a battle with Glyn for a bit. I made some more contact into T1 and after next stop it fixed damage which I thought was off so I lost 9 seconds and then my pace was just not good as my tires were hot and understeering too much.
By end of race though People started dropping out I saw 2 or 3 guys blow up engines or brakes and then was up to 8th I think.
Good result and great result by Sean Good point for Team Mercedes!
This was, so far, my best race of the season, including the pre-season. Not only for the final result (4th almost 3rd), the most important was the pace shown in the race.
Again for me, the main problem is the qualy. 16th position is not the best if you are looking a good result in the race, but, also, the level of this league is toooooo high. We were 16 drivers in 1 second!!! Not even in the real F1 you see that level of competition.
I was a little bit frustrated due to my qualy result, but I knew that I had the pace to reach a good result.
I had a good start in the race, it was a little bit rough, many contacts but fortunately any without consequences or damages. My pace was improving lap by lap, and the tire consupsion was under control. After the first stop of the other drivers I was driving into the top 10. I had very good fights, specially with Harto and Edmundo, but the good pace and a good pit stop strategy gave me 12 positions recovered and very good points for both championships.
Congratulations for Argenis for his first win of the season. I know very well that many more will come.
Now we are moving to Russia, with the great news that Mclaren is leading in both championships.