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Messages - mrgrumpy1989

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Formula 5 League (F5) / Re: [F5] Stewards' Findings
Hungary

JackTyler and Racer

Based on the evidence provided, Jack was hit from behind and sent into the barriers, ending his race. There may have been a hint of de-sync involved, but we can only judge on the evidence that is provided to us.

Therefore, Racer will receive a 15 seconds time penalty added on his next race time.

We stress that extra care needs to be taken when battling/following other cars to prevent these type of incidents.
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] Round 6: Germany
Q 13th

Not much to say. On the 1 and only attempt ran into traffic in 3rd sector

R 1st

Starting from the back row of the grid, the plan was to come last in the turn 2 and keep it clean, pick couple positions if people spin or make contact. After hairpin, I were already up to 9th or 10th, good start. Lost a bit of time while trying to get past hague, but after I got into clear air, car felt really good and Slowly startrd catching drivers ahead. Couple more incidents, overtakes and 2-stoppers pitting and I saw leading group seconds up the road. Got some confidence as I were pretty much the fastest guy doing the 1 stop, mediums felt great and when the leaders pitted, I were only 1,8 seconds behind P2. Tried to put in some solid laps on those old mediums, and managed to come out in front of Hulk(?) Fairly quick I catched Lars and didnt have problems overtaking him. Couple laps later caught Grumpy and succesfully overtook him. I felt like I could pull away in the next few laps, but lost the back end at the exit of the hairpin and Grumpy got back in to the drs zone. for the rest of the race, grumpy were able to try a move 3-4 times in to the hairpin, but my braking were on point and he couldnt get past there.

After qualy, more than happy with the result and now back in the title race. Great, fair racing all around once again, thanks to everyone for that! Gongratz to podium guys and see you all next week!



You were defending perfectly into that hairpin. You always knew where to place the car. I kept trying to do a switchback from the outside, as I knew you'd defend the inside line, but you always got the braking spot on and always placed the car in the right place in the exit to prevent me from completing the move..... at least I managed a switchback move on Hulk there earlier on in the race lol.

Great job on the win mate and great driving. Enjoyed it.
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] Round 5: French Grand Prix
1 - yes

2 - Hulk, his pace and consistency has definitely improved.

3 -  Not really. Could have had a podium to have the ourright lead in the championship, but again penalties cost me. But I suppose 4th isn't too bad.

4 - probably Baku.

5 - no idea.  Betrayer, Hulk and maybe Steba or myself.

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Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F458] Round 4: Le Mans
1 - yes

2 - most likely Frome..... I'd like to think I can do well though if I don't get punted off again  ;)

3 - quite possibly yes, especially for the younger, less experienced drivers  ;)

4 - As I'm working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I'll be sticking with my main black and pink livery.
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] Round 4: Canadian Grand Prix
1 - Yes

2 - 12th to 4th (3rd on track and only 3.8 seconds off the lead), so I was very happy. Excellent pace throughout and some great overtakes.

3 - 2011 for sure

4 - between 1.08.3 and 1.08.6

5 - Stroll to Force India with Perez, hopefully Ocon at Williams and maybe Wehrlein in the other Toro Rosso.
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FP Race Calendar and Results / Re: [FP] Round 3 - Great Britain
1 - enjoyed my dominant pole, didn't enjoy the result. Unlucky with every pitstop ( 1 of them was my own fault though)  Really enjoyed all the overtaking I was doing though.

2 - Old Silverstone, although the new layout is nice to drive in these cars.

3 - Nope, but when it does, it does mix everything up nicely. Good to see that it does actually seem to work when it is out.

4 - not confirmed yet, but yeah, he'll be shocking.

5 - hard to tell yet, but he's doing a decent job I think. He'll never win a championship, but he's a perfect teammate for Lewis.
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] Round 2: Chinese Grand Prix
1 - yes

2 - very happy and surprised with 2nd place.

3 - Quite like it on this game. Fun to drive.

4 - no. More teams.

5 - in no order - Live Forever, Oasis; Champagne Supernova, Oasis; Dead in the Water, Noel Gallagher
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FP Race Calendar and Results / Re: [FP] Round 2 - China
Q - 1st

As near to perfect as I could get it. By far my best qualifying performance in quite some time. Just love those sort of conditions. My 1st run, I was just tip-toeing around trying to get a feel for where the grip was. It didn't feel particularly quick, but it ended up being quickest by 7 tenths with a 41.7. As it turned out, this would have been enough for pole.
        For my 2nd run on fresh ultras, it didn't get off to a good start. I messed up turns 1 and 2, so was already 4 tenths down in sector 1. Somehow, I managed to start gaining time and ended up improving by 4 tenths and set a 41.3. At this point, I was 1.1 seconds ahead of 2nd.
      Decided to go for another run on fresh ultras at the end. This lap started off so much better. I was actually 6 tenths up on my time at points in the lap, so was on for an incredible 40.7, but I lost time at the hairpin and the final corner, so only improved by 3 tenths for a 41.0, which was still a crazy 9 tenths ahead of my teammate in 2nd.

Race - 7th (6th on track)

Not much to say, other than pitstops screwed me over. My 3rd stop my own fault for forgetting to select the right tyres. Crazy conditions that weren't in the forecast. The forecast in qually actually said it would be a completely dry race. It's good that forecasts can now be wrong though. Makes it less predictable.
The only positive to come from this race is that I made plenty of incredible overtakes in this race. Not something I'm usually known for. My highlight was definitely the double overtake through the middle of Frome and Wocko at the hairpin on the last lap.
I definitely had pace for the win, so disappointed with the result.
Congrats to Tom on your victory. Impressive, spot on strategy that I wish I'd copied.
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] Round 1: Australian Grand Prix
1 - yes

2 - not happy at all. Was not expecting to be so far off the pace.

3 -  Very happy to be teaming with Simo. Not keen on the Merc engine noise, but is a nice car.

4 - not sure. Myself, Hague and probably my teammate.

5 - well, in past games, Australia was my strongest, but not on this game, so will go with Canada or Spa.

6 - no idea
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F4 Race Calendar and Results / Re: [F4] pre season race: USA(Circuit Of The Americas)
1 - yes

2 - 8. Again, 1 of the better modern circuits. Yes, it features copies of other circuit's corners, but it has a really nice flow.

3 -  Eau Rouge, Radillon, Pouhon. Or Maggotts, Becketts.

4 - 8 or 9. When everything works as it should, this game is excellent.

5 - hmmm don't have an out and out favourite, but if I had to pick, it would be a lamb sunday dinner
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GT Archives / Re: [X-BOW] Round 6: Suzuka
1 - Yes.

2 - loved it for the 1st half of the season, hated it these last few weeks. Looking forward to the Ferrari.