This is my story, i made errors and i have suggestions for the crew.
stay in pit: no problem
qualification: i started very slow to heat the tyres. after i tried to go faster, but after a while the pc freezes. No way to come back to box or to the pit CTRL+ALT+CANC and restart of the pc. check of cpu, memory, network connections OK, so re-join and exit from the box for qualifying. First turn "NO CONNECTION", so exit, check of network and reconnect. Exit from the box, half of a lap, another time "NO CONNECTION". Another re-log and finally it works. i try to exit from the box to do a clean lap to check the system, bad time, but it seems stable. In few laps, looking in the mirrors and no cars appears.
Conclusion: yesterday it was snowing very hard and i felt some peak up and down of tension, probably the cause of this strange problem.
1st race: very slow start, leaving all the cars pass in front of me. Driving with costant high times, looking at the red times on the left to understand how fast are the other drivers. I made some errors on some turns, loosing the grip, but nothing special. I noted some drivers back to me making ESC and coming back on track. Zoltan Vastag
did it several times and i had a lot of toubles trying to pass him, due to zig-zag, the skin not loaded, very bad driving. I noted a strange thing: i was in 4th position for a long time (looking at the high bar) and i lost positions on the finish line WITHOUT TO BE PASSED from other drivers. I ask to the crew to look at the replay to understand this problem.
Finally i was in trouble at the last chicane because the 1st and the 2nd reach me: trying to let them pass, probably i was an obstacle to them: my excuse for it. i finished 8th
2nd race: very hard because it's very long
Slow start, last position at the beginning. i tried to have costant laps times, making errors, but never hitting walls. Looking at the red times on the left, i was able to understand if a driver behind me was faster or slower. When this driver appeared in the mirrors, raise up the foot on the gas pedal, mantaining the line, in order to make the overtake easier.
Driving in this way i was able to finish 4th: wonderful result!!!
My suggestions to the crew:
- look at the replay of the 1st race to check Vastag race and explain me the problem of loosing position without to be passed
- create a .pdf with a summary of the rules of each phase, only one page, as easy as possible to be read during the race
- perhaps you can remove the rule of "NO ESC key" during the qualify
Thank you to the crew for this fantastic experience
see you in Mugello next week!