Watkins Glen 71Watkins Glen
Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:44 AM
Was driving well... in 11th place... looking good...
went wide in turn 9.. ran over grass... and got stuck in a invisible wall...
Talk about rage quitting!!!
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:34 AM
the important THRILL for me was i didn't get a screen freeze!
the BoRaceMachine just didn't have the pace today.. even had i started w/ the right amount of fuel ~
grats to podium
off to France and remembrance of Darren
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:54 AM
Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:14 AM
The team's treasury has needed more attention than good finishing positions recently, so I tried to settle in, drive peacefully, and let attrition do its usual work. I did manage to move up a couple of positions but never really raced anyone except Bo, my teammate, for a couple of laps. My Cooper was not going to catch Rudolf's Ferrari for 6th overall unless he made a mistake. He hasn't been making a lot of those lately, so I just aimed for the finish line as gently as I could. I do love this place, even in the old Coop.
Posted 31 August 2019 - 12:02 PM
But I've decided that if I practiced it for two weeks, I need to at least try. So my aim was to be very, very careful during first laps and finishing this race, racing with my own attention span.
I qualified 2-2,5 seconds of my PBs, but I was happy about it.
T1 went good, but I lost positions during first laps. I felt very off-rhythm, so I was driving like a real geezer But then at least I've developed some rhythm, I retook one lost position by overtaking one Honda (D. Nicky?).
I thought that I will manage to catch Bob Holada's Honda too, because I felt if I pushed, I had the pace to do it... but one mistake in the Esses reminded me that I really want to finish. He was also far more consistent with his pace. So I eased off again.
Then I had some blue flags with Lotus, Rarri and two cars fighting each other really closely, my yielding was't optimal, but I hope that they had a comfortable pass.
At the end, I've finished the race... like an idiot in a hay bale next to the 90', around lap 21-22.
It's a progress from the last race (finished on lap 1, turn 1), but I'm a bit frustrated haha
Edited by Mateusz Metz, 31 August 2019 - 12:04 PM.
Posted 31 August 2019 - 01:01 PM
Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:02 PM
Very happy with my race. Very happy with the track. Very happy for your company
For me driving here with all you guys is still a great experience and it is getting better and better. My rookie season is really developing well. I am getting more and more confident. During the first races I was really nervous and anxious I could destroy somebodies race or my teams car.
But meanwhile my driving is better and I know my limitations and focus on myself.
The qualy was ok for me. I was rather sure that Tim would overtake me sooner or later. It happened very soon... I was prepared for a crashfest in T1 and due to a minor incident (good that George could continue) in front I was slowing down. Tim was inside and off. For the first two laps I was struggling a bit with cold tires and had Bo in the neck. Thank Bo for your cold blood and experience! There were maybe two-three situations where you could have tried to overtake me? However I managed to pull away. The Ferrari is a great car and my team provides me with great setups. (Robert's setups are also great and quick and super fun but in my case deadly).
Because of my Ferrari and my better qualy time I tried to put some pressure on Tim in his slower Honda. I could drive a couple of 1:58s but that was not enough. (Although I had an evil grin on my face when I saw a Honda in the distance and I could close the gap but when I overtook him I had to face the truth that it was not Tim ) So I decided not to overdo it and slowed down a little bit.
Once again coins and points and no big mistakes.
Nearly forgot... CONGRATS TO Tames and the podium!!!
Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:07 PM
What a pity.
I know the invisible wall very well either. Also got stuck there during practice. Therefore I was even more careful in that area.
Hope you still have a nice birthday.
Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:29 AM
Thank you Bruce for this league.
Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:09 PM
Fast, Cheap, Reliable. Choose any 2.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match..
1 in 4 people in the world are mentally unbalanced.
Look closely at 3 of your closest friends. If they seem OK it's probably you.
Posted 05 September 2019 - 04:04 AM
See you at Reims guys.