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Round 9: Monaco - Circuit de Monaco (28Jun17 @ 8pm BST)

AaronWebb85

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Mu11man

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What do we all make of the Seb - Lewis madness today 2nd bit was 100% seb but 1st idk I called it at the time as Lewis but I think Seb had time to react might be hindsight 20/20 tho
 

SamsterHam

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I'm pretty certain that bit was all Lewis. Seb was definitely coasting through the corner (you can hear it and see it on the onboard and outboard) and suddenly he was in the back of Lewis. Unfortunately the coverage didn't really show any onboard from Lewis, at least not that I saw, so not sure what he did to slow down.

Apparently the FIA says Lewis didn't 'brake-check' Seb but they weren't very specific and I'm 99% certain it wasn't Seb's fault. As for the move afterwards, that definitely was all Seb but given numerous examples in my Karting career, I would've 100% done that to a couple of people in particular. That said, that's just in a kart and doesn't hold anywhere near the level of danger that causes in any car, let alone an F1 car.

All in all though, I haven't had time to review it properly (will try to do that tomorrow) so that's all subject to change. TL:Dr - 1st bit is close but probably Lewis, 2nd bit definitely from Seb but I understand how he felt although it also definitely wasn't cool...
 

ztikes

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Well I feel like this was a 50/50. As seen on this screenshot: http://kep.cdn.indexvas.hu/1/0/1763/17635/176356/17635650_11baec781a0a37d2362d7e4ddbe62074_wm.png looks like FIA judged it wrong if the screenshot isn't fake. A slight tap on the brake is all that is needed to slow it down at an already slow pace. I don't get why Hamilton slowed down in a STRAIGHT and not in the corner and kept it at that pace, I think he knew very well that Vettel was right behind him and would speed up after the corner.

On another note though I think that the ¨bumper car¨ thing Vettel did afterwards was as bad as the brake check. But I still feel that Hamilton deserved a penalty there and I also feel that people are overreacting over this incident, similar things have happened in the past, such as Schumacher in Jerez 1997 on Villeneuve for example.
 

jeromef1

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Lewis didn't brake, but lifted up, so the car slowed down a lot while Seb was giving some throttle in the corner. It's 50/50. Very stupid from Lewis to slow down there, and Seb overreaction was more stupid! But at least, it gave us a good race!
 

karnak07

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disappointed.
I was able to make a clean race, I was recovering on the 5th and 4th place, despite a small front wing damage.
At 11 laps from the end I lost car for a thousandth of second and bye bye race.
 

CrystalCatcha

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Well that wasn't quite as chaotic for me personally as I expected! Although I was lagging pretty much the entire way around so I don't know how I didn't crash and even had my game completely freeze on me at one point.

Qualified in 8th after matching my time trial best time so was happy to get that in right at the end. Due to gimps crash causing a few others to lose time I soon found myself in 4th behind my team mate veoxic which was awesome. Safety car came out a few laps later and I should have pitted straight away as I came round near the pits just as it started but wasn't sure if supers would last that long. Veoxic told me they would so I pitted next lap but ultimately lost out 2 places not pitting straight away. Tried to hang onto the back of Phil and Ian after the restart and although not right on their tail I was holding on to my position. My wings had been damaged and I think that's why I couldn't keep up with them, ultimately that is also why I lost out to Dntxrage after a good 5-8 lap battle trying to defend, because despite being on the faster tyre my wings were absolutely ruined and that is not ideal for defending!

So i'm coming round in clean air with about 15 laps to go and due to my tyres getting pretty worn and my wing damage I was worried that Ian on the ultras and Wombeto might catch me on the last few laps. Ian got close coming up the straight after turn 1 and my game literally just froze for around 3-4 seconds, I thought my race was over to be honest! But moments later it unfroze, fortunately I didn't go into a wall and continued from there.

So after the game freeze I stupidly pit for ultras, ultimately only costing me 1 position but I went on instinct and who knows maybe if I didn't pit my tyre wear and broken wings may have lost me the place anyway. I almost managed to catch scintillic on the line due to some kind of incident right before the final lap finish line but just wasn't quite quick enough. All in all I was just happy to finish due to the major lag and the fact it was Monaco and happy that my team mate got 2nd! :)

Congratulations to Millix for winning and everyone who finished! ;) Now we can relax a bit more for the rest of the season  :lol:
 

kxz

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14 in quali. got a small bump into the first cornor and lost two position. broke my front wing just before the VSC and pited to soft. had a good fight with ztikes. lap 21 i got a better exit into turn 1 and i got bumped into the wall had to pit for super soft. i hited the wall so many times without lossing my wheel. i got a penalty from the chicane because i was to close to the wall and accidently cut the cornor. but still managed to finish 8, and scored my first points.
 

Veoxic

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Had a good qualifying time but ended in 5th since everyone else did amazing times. had a great start and got through t1 cleanly to end up 4th. I kept up with the top 3 but it was clear they were faster than me. gimp and phil had a tussle so i moved up to 3rd as phil had to pit. Gimp wrote his car off in the same corner as last year in the swimming pool section lol. so millix and me ended in 1 and 2. I was starting to gain a little on millix slowly but lost concentration for a second in the tunnel and missed the turn and banged into the wall. I was shocked and when i came out i missed my breaking point so went wide and got a 3 second penalty for going wide once :/

after that i saw that phil was catching me fast. since i knew i had a penalty i tried to push but 2 yellow wings ruined my times a bit so i couldnt get close to millix. but in the end i finished more than 3 seconds ahead of phil so picked up the 2nd place at least.

It was a good race for everyone around me. I just kept it clean and got lucky with the crashed ahead. and enigma crashing behind me cleared up that pressure he gave me. So it was an easy one stop from US to SS on safety car and had no tire issues or anything. so having a calm race at monaco was a first for me :)
 

Harvey12

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Hey, so I would like to apologize for not letting anyone know I wont come, we had an internet outage from like 15:00 (your time) till 22:00 (your time) and I couldnt let you know because I dont remember my login details so I couldnt reach the forums via my mobile, I am sorry for that but it was not expected, I hope you had a great race and if I am supposed to be replaced because of this so be it, if not, I am looking forward to next races!
 

salatoimikud

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Well well.
First, i got overlaped behind SC and why the hell in game i cant take my place back like in real races behind SC?
Second, in pitlane, Millix was behind me and one moment, teleported front of me :shock: - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/155079029?t=41m16s
Then i got blue flag (a lot of blue flags) after SC and some players lost their mind. I break more before corner to let car behind me overtook me. But no, he breaking too and then there we are, in middle of corner and guys just ramming me to the wall. - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/155079029?t=47m01s
In last lap last corner, my tires was already in bad shape and front wing broken, so i cant fly that corner anymore - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/155079029?t=01h17m40s

But at least i managed to finish this race.
 

ztikes

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So qualifying went as planned, P11. Could definetly improve, especially through the last sector but I made a few misses there throughout the session.

The race went pretty decent aswell I'd say, first lap went great except that I lost half of my front wing through Massenet-Casino when two cars tangled infront of me, I unfortunately fell as the victim and I decided to pit onto the softs which meant that they would last til the end.

Had the worst stint I think I've ever had which consisted of defending from Jep for around 7-10 laps with an orange front wing since I  made a mistake by Rascasse. I noticed that I wasn't going quick enough and I decided to pit, I spun around at turn 16 and lost a few seconds having to go slow with no front wing back to the pits. I pitted onto the US tyres and I was instantly much faster, a few DNFS happened in front of me which saw me move up to P9, I was catching Jep with 2-5 seconds a lap at the end but sadly wasn't enough.

Anyways, P9 was my result and I'm pretty happy over the result but was expecting more, worked back those points I got deducted last week and I also see surviving Monaco for 39 laps without any assists as an achievement.

Not expecting much from Mexico to be honest, I hate the track layout and many of the corners don't make alot of sense to me but I'll try to make the best out of it and hoping for a few points.
 
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