Monolith

  1. It’s okay. It was a tough and fun fight again. With a bit more contact than anybody would wish for. My car was pretty totaled after that, had the engine damage on yellow and both wings on orange. When I saw that you disconnected I just took it slow from there. I honestly wish we could have battled it out until the end. The win has a bit of a foul taste to it this way.
    I felt like I was faster than you in the first stint, but you had the upper hand again when the fresh tyres came on. So we always had the slower car in front. So I guess, on a track where it’s so hard to overtake, with only a small pace difference and both drivers really going for it, unfortunatly the chances of contact increases.

    About the first contact…
    I tried to leave you room on our first crash going into the Degner curve. But it’s just not really possible to go side by side there. I was so happy I could finally find a gap in the left-hander uphill before that. And since I was a bit ahead of you I wasn’t going to just completely back out of it. Usually I take a whole lot of curb on the inside there, in that situation I tried to leave room, I watched it in the replay it was like maybe a meter to the kerb, so I guess there just wasn’t any space for you. But it’s just so difficult to leave space there as you can’t really drive an outside line in that corner.

    Looking forward to race you again in Jerez (I believe the next one is Jerez)
    This is developing into a really exciting battle each and every race.

  2. Yea, it really was a hell of a race.
    This could really develop into a nice championship battle. As long as I can actually manage to beat you again. Felt like I might have challenged you a lot more in Forli Ring if I hadnt gotten stuck behind CMR and in this race I felt like it all might have been different if I had gotten pole, which was absolutly possible. I just should have stuck to the hard tyres.
    A lot of ifs here though…

    Anyway I’m looking forward to more races like yesterday. Maybe just with a little different outcome ;)

  3. I always found it difficult to pick out just one corner. A single corner no matter how great it may be just doesn’t feel the same if the rest of the track doesn’t work.
    Suzuka is my favourite circuit and I couldn’t tell you which corner is my favourite because they are all so good.

    However, I really do like this track aswell. Estoril corner and the first two chicanes are amazing. Then general flow isn’t bad either albeit I don’t think it’s up to par with Suzuka or Monaco or the common big names. I think I’m enjoying the track so much right now because the last time I’ve driven it must have been in the PS2 and it feels a bit nostalgic and new at the same time.

  4. I think we really had some nice racing too. It could have been quite a bit shorter if I had gotten the DRS beep, but at least this way I had some fun.

    I’d like to know what you think of the incident we had when I came out of the pits. I felt like I did nothing wrong, as we were racing for position and we were side by side going into it. I was also prepared to stick to the inside to give you room to go around the outside. I didn’t see why I should have just surrendered it. Then again, I believe that in simracing most people would have gone for the apex like you did. Just kind of unfortunate imo.

  5. Yea I guess that was on me. I’m sorry about that. I tried to be careful but I apparently it wasn’t careful enough. To me it looked like you had already made it past the apex and that you were in position to accelerate again, but from the replay it looks like you couldn’t go as I expected because you had another car in front of you. It was a split second thing, but in the end it was on me. Hope you can accept my apology.

  6. I want to race together with my brother (ELgurke) in a team. Preferred cars in the following order would be Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Renault and McLaren.

    I’d like to have the #17 and ELgurke wants #18.