Wow! That was interesting. Bob is a real gentleman! It's a shame such a good race had such an ugly ending. You had him Bob! You only had two more turns to go. That was a nice job by John coming back from his mistakes.
That was fun. Dag kept me busy almost the entire race. You've gotten better since the first times I've raced with you. I wish I had had a few more laps. I might have found a way around you. I got one opening at T2 but you warped a little and I had to slow more to leave some extra space. My biggest concern was finishing so I was careful not to do anything stupid.
That was some bad luck for Iestyn and Michiel. It was unlikely anything was going to keep Iestyn from taking P2. Michiel your connection was horrible. I didn't know it was so bad until I watched the replay. That was some good work in the Cooper.
It's kind of a shame Rob couldn't take the Brabham. Iestyn would have hounded him well and Dag and I may have stayed somewhat close. It's wise that he didn't. He's got a championship to defend and his team needs him to win. Sometimes I forget that Rob is a man and not a well tuned machine. Very impressive work Rob and I'm glad to see your running another season. I'll have to pay more attention to the other results.
It nice to see Iestyn doing better. A lot of his former speed and consistency has returned. You still seem a bit weak on your start and opening lap. It's a shame your connection failed you. I saw you disappear twice after the Corvette bridge. I worried it was my connection until I was able to see that Dag wasn't warping when Iestyn was.
Dag, dastardly Dag. He was fast enough to keep me from getting in a good rhythm. I felt he was making up too much time under heavy braking, so I started trying to brake a little later. That didn't help me. It did help him to close sooner. The only place I felt I had an advantage was exiting the Carousel and through the next turn. So I pressed my luck there and almost ruined my race. I never spun there or hit anything in all my practice. I knew the danger there. I ended a race in the Cooper the exact same way. I'm glad the Eagle managed to survive that mistake. The car went through T11 decent after the contact but it felt strange. The run through Kettle Bottoms had me worried. I braked early for Canada corner and when the car still went through the turn decent I thought I could still finish. It took me 4 or 5 laps to forget that the car felt a little weird.
After the damage, I was careful not to push the car much. Within 2 laps, my main focus was finishing and not causing further damage. I still abused the drivetrain more than I liked at times. Near the end of the race, I was building a nice head of steam. It's a shame my long gearing seemed to be handicapping my entrances onto the two long straights. I was never able to get much of a tow from Iestyn or Dag. I needed it if I was ever going to pass.
It was nice to see Micheal get a solid finish. If he had a better computer, I think he could have used the Eagle more effectively than I did. I saw him in my mirrors much longer than I liked.