Discussion in 'F1 Classic 1967 Series Closed' started by John vd Geest, Dec 4, 2018.
Wow, what a track ... 100% concentration required at all times, the slightest mistake being severely punished .
By the end of the race I was drenched in sweat but very chuffed to get P4 .
Congrats to the podium guys, a pleasure to watch your skills in Caitlin's outstanding broadcast
A difficult one for me . Started ok but didnt see other honda on my inside so sorry for blocking Jann . Got going ok but just didnt have the pace. Kept having the voice saying I cut track when i was clearly running in the centre. Found this distracting and annoying. Didnt make too many mistakes until i was being lapped. Moving over on this track proved lethal for me. It just got too nerve wracking as I didnt want to ruin any of the fast guys race as they were trying to pass.
Sometimes due to speed and lack of safe passing places on certain fast stretches of the track it was all to easy to spin out as I tried to move over. In the end I crashed and decided to retire
Enjoyed the practice and racing this week despite still being well off the pace. I was given some good advice from other drivers and made a some improvement in my lap times. Track stole my 1.24 practice lap reporting a track cut that wasnt. I installed PLP and disabled it but still had the problem.
CONGRATULATIONS to the podium guys it takes a monumental effort to keep the car on track for 45 minutes.
Cyas next week...practice ! practice! Practice!
I like Zandvoort, but I'm here always quite slow, specially, in race.
In the practice I did some good laps, but I crashed a lot; so I designed a race "slow but safe".
During the Qual I had also a small crash, this has convinced me even more to have go slow in the race if I wanted to finish it.
At the start I had a little contact at second corner with Bill (I'm sorry), but with no great conseguences. I was 3rd, behind Jukka. Unfortunately my friend Matteo, who was leading the race, after about 10 laps, went off. So I was 2nd but Laurent was almost half second faster and he was able to chase me and pass easily. I kept the third position until the end.
Slow but safe!
Congratulations to all those who have finished the race, and specially to Laurent to have push like a mad, recovering 2 times from back. Jukka, perfect as always, maybe here he was not the faster on track, but he won alike.
No problem there, Fabrizio, it was interesting for me to watch you at close quarters for a couple of laps until you inevitably opened up a gap
Driver of the day: Laurent Londes!
Great recovery drive from the back. Although I wasn't so complimentary when he passed me .
I totally agree. What a fantastic recovery from Laurent, again. I had no idea you came that far back to challenge for victory. Amazing driving!!! And exellent job with broadcast again Caitlin. I am not able to join you live next time but will sure watch broadcast afterwards.
My practice and race preparation was compromized due the fact that I returned to work after paternity leave and as always really busy after leave. Even I have 158 laps counted, 50 of those were totally useless because I was so tired that I just kept crashing. Luckily I got good night sleep after that evening (with co-operation from my two daughters that decide to sleep good that night, late shift next day and couple hours sleeptime for that morning complimentary from my wife). I came home from work just 30min before race and was really supriced to see myself getting that close to my personal best with that little preparation (not usual for me). Wasn´t expecting front row and didn´t even dream about winning. I was really scared when I realized my grid position was that close to grass with almost no room to dodge and my fears came true fast after start when we had contact with Matteo. Luckily we both got out of it without spins. Got supricingly good run for T1 and after Laurents misfortune (I managed to lost my reply so could not check what happend there or at start) was 2nd. Matteo was steadily pulling gap but had nasty accident, rolling like a cartwheel. When practicing I crashed a lot and only once managed to run out of fuel with my 18 litres practice fuel so I was taking it really cautiously on couple of corners I did most of my accidents when practising (one was actually same corner Matteo had his accident). This win was only due Laurent and Matteo misfortune. I am sure one of them would have this one. Feel sorry for you guys…. and everyone else with accidents too. Bill knocking on podium too again… perhaps with quite long stick but anyways
Really sorry I can´t join you on final round. Have been nice to race with you all. I am sure I will be racing with you if something intresting is in the calendar with assetto (I am mainly interested in historic cars). My work (and also my wifes work) makes it hard to find good spots to race (thursday is best for me at this moment). I was lucky to be in paternity leave while this championship was on because this is my favourite sim and my favourite car. Have fun next round and may the best man win
What a race !
Pole was really close with Matteo and Jukka. It was really nice to have the pole lap with on board camera on the broadcast !
For once I made a good start off the line.. but got caught out by the difference in fuel load and went slightly off track at T1. Really stupid mistake which set me back to P10. I made sure to stay out of trouble in the pack and started pushing once it got a bit more spread out. The car was feeling really good and I felt relatively confident driving on the limit. I almost made up a position every other lap. When Matteo crashed I was up in P4, I avoided him but went on the grass side and spun, costing me 2 positions I had made up before and some time. I kept pushing hard trying to catch Fabrizio. And I managed to close in about 0.5 secs a lap, which surprised me. Seems Fabrizio opted for the "Slow but safe" option, which is a good choice on this track. When I got on the back of him I tried to get on the power as soon as possible going onto the start/finish straight, slip stream a bit and dive for the inside line into T1. This approach has worked really well for me passing other drivers. After having past Fabrizio I was able to pull a bit of a gap. I got within 5 seconds of Jukka with 10 minutes left in the race. But I was not closing in enough to catch him, a tenth here and there but I'm sure he was controlling the race.
I felt I could have won this one. I certainly had the pace for it. Really stupid to go off like that in T1. I was drained after driving on the limit for so long. So glad I didn't make any mistakes doing so because that's easily a DNF on this track.
Well done everyone and thanks for the broadcast Caitlin !
What happened to Phil Brown ? I see him go on the grass on the broadcast I think, not sure what happened there .. too bad he didn't finish.
I was not taking too big risks but wasn´t controlling either but driving as fast as I tought was possible without taking risk on those couple of corners I had many crashes during practicing. Needed to push more when I noticed you started to catch from about 7-8s behind to about 6s. From that point I was pushing as fast I tought was safe.
My highlights from the race. Hope you enjoy!
7:13 Man, you didn't deserve that after all the sh*t you went through at the start. You were coming back up the ranks nicely.
But he was clearly already out of control a few seconds earlier.
Check out Mac Shepherd's YouTube channel. He's got some cool video's there of his Kart-races with a helmet cam .
Just as a side note, did you know that Mac is going to co-commentate the rFactor 2 DNF series with the F1 Mclaren M23? Well he is .
Be sure to check that out, or sign up. Even better (the car has an open setup LOL).