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In Topic: Too Bad No Video/but Good Read!

16 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

"The circuit feels narrow and twisty, the car bulky and intolerant of indecision."

That reminds me of the Ferrari 330 at Targa Florio.

"Things are coming together now I’ve had a handful of attempts, but it’s all hellishly edgy."

And that reminds me of the Mirage at Nurburgring.

Thanks for the interesting article Bruce.

In Topic: S20 Nurburgring

26 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

I apologize Rob. It's hard to do much worse than that. I'm pathetic and embarrassing.

I obviously can't handle the pressure. I've never been good in S1 and I'm worse on the starts. I've also been in a bad mood all morning. I wondered if I should have started at the back. I now know I shouldn't race in such a mood.

I'd like to retire. I haven't enjoyed racing on Saturday in a long time. I've always had misgivings about racing Saturday morning. I've almost quit racing on Sundays too.

I won't be around much for a while. I'd suggest Rob find another driver.

It's sad I suck so bad starting races here. This is one of my favorite tracks.

In Topic: S20 Silverstone

12 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

Congrats Rob, Gerd, and Micheal! I had something for Gerd and Micheal this time. One driving mistake and one math error screwed me.

That was fun. I don't often get that good a session in qualifying. It started a little ugly. However, I couldn't have asked for a better 2nd stint.

The race was good too. I drove consistently once I made it through lap 1. Micheal kept Gerd off of me in the early laps. Once they fell back about 5 seconds I relaxed a little. That didn't last long though. I could see Gerd could catch me if I didn't keep running good laps. I got worried when I passed the midpoint and I had used more than 1/2 my fuel. Then I clipped the curb at Abbey. That gave Gerd P2 and put Micheal not far behind me again. I may have avoided that mistake had I not starting thinking about fuel and trying to change the way I was driving. Even with the spin at Abbey, I may have been able to challenge Gerd later in the race if I had the fuel. Later in the race I got real worried. I started wondering if I could actually finish, and not just lose some power on the last lap. I started shifting at a lower and lower rpm and made many extra upshifts. That was just enough to finish. The second half of the race was very suspenseful for me. It wasn't until the last turn I was sure Iestyn wouldn't catch me.

I have my doubts I'll ever run a race without making a mistake. It was nice to have a shot at P2. Minus the two errors, Gerd would have had to work harder to get P2 this time.

Lapped traffic was good. I wondered why Bruce was driving off the track so much. At one point I thought he was being extremely polite. I didn't realize he had engine problems.

And that was great job on the race guys! There's very little damage in the mechanical report.

Thanks guys, see you next time.

In Topic: Montreal Formula-E Almost

05 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

That sounds nice Bob. I've thought about moving near Montreal. Lately I've been wondering if I could actually move to Canada instead of northern New York or Vermont. One day I hope to live where the summers are cooler.

View PostRobert Fleurke, on 03 August 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

As for the sound of Formual E, maybe they should run spoke wheels and put a cardboard in the wheel, like I used to do on my bike when I was very young :)

:lol: That was fun. Bicycles, balls, and Hot Wheels were my favorite toys.

I feel like Lorenzo. I like the idea of electric cars. I'd like to have one if they had at least a 200 mile/320 kilometer range. They're also too expensive for me at the moment. Over the years I've grown to be somewhat of a Nissan fan. I find it amusing now that the car they make that interests me most is the Leaf.

As for switching race cars, I don't understand why they don't make a battery pack that can quickly be changed, like a cordless drill.

In Topic: August 2017 Schedule

04 August 2017 - 04:07 PM

Thanks for the schedule TJ. I missed the GTs last month. It may not make most happy but I'm glad we get two this month to make up for none last month.

Here's my planned schedule:

8/04  1967 Cooper,  Lancia D50
8/11  1965 Ferrari, Lotus 41B
8/12  Chaparral 2D
8/18  1966 Ferrari 312, 1969 Ferrari 312
8/25  1967 Ferrari 330, Lola T260

I hope I can improve my Cooper, Chap 2D, Ferrari 330, and Lola T260 lap times. All the others will produce new lap times.

I usually look at times I'm missing on Rank or what's my worst 107% rating or I occasionally try to improve my Rank like I did with the Lotus 49 and M8F last month. I managed a new PB with the M8F but the Lotus effort was futile. Watkins Glen would have been a better race if I used one of the slower cars. Sorry about that guys.

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