very interesting race for me indeed!
i qualified p2 which was about 0.3s off my PB. it was possible for me to get into the 1.29's but i couldnt find the pace that night.
i had a good start and managed to stay behind gek round t1. he started slowly pulling away from me at about 1.1s per lap
i thought "how is that possible?". i thought he might have been on lighter fuel than me which would result him doing 2 pitstops. i was right - after 12 laps he was about 15 seconds ahead. i saw him in the pitstop while i still had 20l fuel left and came out about 5s ahead. i managed to increase that gap to 12.5s for the remainder of my stint.
as i knew he was on a 2 stop strategy, i could afford to back off and save the tyres. however on his 2nd pitstop i noticed he spent almost twice the time there - i knew he was putting in enough fuel to allow him to drive to the end of the race. he came out the pits just 1s in front of me. it was a straight battle for the remaining 15 laps, and of course he finished 2.4s in front of me.
a very well deserved win - i must say i enjoy racing you so much gek. the speed difference between us over a race event is so little, now i just need to improve my qual times eheh
see you in spain!