I would like to share my experience, if there is anything that can help you.
Many years ago (2002-2012), I was a professional Gamer of Counter Strike. Represent my country in alot of world championships (CPL, WCG, etc).
If I learned something in all those years of competition, it was to coexist with frustration, since it is part of learning. If you can live with him, you can
move much faster towards the goals that are proposed. I tell you this, because frustration brings fear. And when fear dominates you, you can't move on.
In competition to avoid making mistakes, you guys should not force your knowledge, do what you know to do and assume the level you have. It is the only way to move forward, step by step.
don't try to go faster if the one in front of you is faster than you. Defend the position where you think should be placed. I at least, have not been in iRacing for more than one year, I know that
there are many who are faster than me. But in my mind it is someday to be as much or faster than them. But that requires time, dedication and above all support from people arround you. Unfortunately, they will never understand why you feel so frustrated playing a "game", what they don't know is that this is not a game for us.
I wish you a lot of success in the coming rounds!
See you on track!
I hope you have understood the message. My English is shit.