I screwed, wasted my good race on pos.7-8 by just running out of fuel. Before the last one or two laps I stopped to refill a bit of fuel, because I was not sure if my fuel would have last to the end and so I lost my top 10 position on track.
Got nervous a bit about that in the last laps and made little mistakes, which lead into Naldi and Burracello, who were close behind me, gaining my position.
I filled 39 l in first and 40 l at half of the race in second stint and thought this would be highly enough (2,2 to 2,3 litres each lap I calculated), but it wasn't, would have needed 1 or 2 litres more I guess.
Also after pitting in around lap 32 I crashed with franky at t2, which cost a lot of addidional time too, -because of coming out of pits without speed I was still slow and maybe I slowed down a bit more and shifting downwards to 4th gear to just driving save through first corners, which he did not expected and I did not see him behind me before on the finish lane when exiting pits, it's a high speed passage where cars can close up very quickly to slower ones in front, so suddenly that car was there -me being slow out of pits he being fast at the normal high speed towards turn 2 -> crash.
If I would have stayed and finished at 9th pos. in that race, I would have had 272 points now, equal to Mikas amount of points, but because of him having more victories, better pos. in the races, I would stay behind him at pos.6 in the champ. table anyway I guess, -so losing that two pos. had at least no consequences on the final champ.-standing
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