What a race, fantastic start by all don't think we could have done it better.
My quali time was ok but nothing special, I had set the car up for more race pace than quali so I lacked a bit for top end speed. Plus I haven't fully got the hang of this track. I just managed to get 3 runs in, but a low 1:25 was all I could get.
Race was another story. Nice start managed to hold position, watched Modz and Sili checking something out in the crowed just before turn turn 4. Opening lap battle with Mark, Modz and Sili with Sili getting away while I played with Mark and Modz. The Ferrari was looking good, so good I decided to get into Modz's and have a bit of a
around. We all run close for a few laps slowly catching back up to Sili who
over for me :-P. Mark who is showing some very good pace is now back fighting with me and we find ourselves only a few seconds off Flukey, admittedly he is running primes. Mark makes a nice
into turn 1, I then return the favor on the next lap. I catch DaZza when he runs wide at turn 6 and made a first attempt to get by but failed to notice the green DRS light, hmm wonder what that does... Mark who is now clearly stalking me
in. With Modz fighting with Mark I catch back up with DaZza and managed to get by on lap 10. OMG I'm in 3rd, 3rd! I have to actually calm myself down as there is still a long way to go. With a 2-3 second gap back to Mark (still stalking me ;-P) all I do now is punch out solid lap times.
time, Sili has got by Mark so Lotus are running together again :) now lets see how the different strategies work out. By the
Flukey is disappearing ahead of me so it now just a matter of can I hold onto 3rd? Yes just Sili made a good job of hunting me down but I managed to keep him behind.
Great day for Lotus solid points haul, we're starting to get some good pace. Very happy to get 3rd place after an average quali. I expect Sili to be pushing me next race. I think the changes to the car for the race was the key today.
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