PS4 Round 3 - Vietnam Grand Prix - [20/09/2020 8PM UK]


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Round 3 - Vietnam Grand Prix
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Race Information:
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Start Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Hanoi Street Circuit
Laps: 28

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Confirmed no-shows:
@CPI_BlackPhoenix
@GomL_Kemuhin
@siiir_kelvin
@huhtari
 
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Haven't done a single lap on this track yet but I always struggle on new tracks so I'm not expecting anything out of this race but hopefully I'll be proven wrong.
 

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Can confirm that turns 1 through 5 are officially the worst on the calendar.
 

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So after 2 nights of practice my only aim for this race is simply to finish after that anything better than last place will be a bonus.
 
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Hey Guys, I have a question for you. Which AI difficulty level do you choose when you play GP? I am choosing 101 and I am almost at the same speed with my team mate. But most of the guys here are way faster than me, do you choose 110 or something? And we are only F6, what about higher tiers?
 

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Hey Guys, I have a question for you. Which AI difficulty level do you choose when you play GP? I am choosing 101 and I am almost at the same speed with my team mate. But most of the guys here are way faster than me, do you choose 110 or something? And we are only F6, what about higher tiers?
My AI is set at 104.

F1 guys will be max difficulty, if they even do career or GP.
 

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I normally play at 105, but I set it a bit lower here, as I find that the AI are quite fast round Hanoi (so maybe 102/103)
 

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So I'm in the 35s and I cant do a single lap without breaking both sides of my wing apart from that though its going great.
 

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Well, first proper race sim in the bag and apart from needing to iron out some niggly bits... I'm feeling good. Good pace everywhere.

Gonna be interesting tomorrow.
 

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(YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS)
This is a race report I'm going to enjoy writing...(also gotta say that this race made Vietnam my new favourite track!)
Quali was pretty atrocious. Again v. impressed with the competitiveness of the grid. Started P9 in the end, which is probably one of the worst places to start as I was low down the grid and on softs.
However, the race was a different story. Got loads of overtakes done and I was really pleased with my race pace. I was driving like a madman in the last 7 laps when I closed the gap to @TheTubbyNinja from 10s to 1.5s. P9-P2 doesn't sound too bad does it?
This is my first season of league racing and I was just hoping to improve and maybe pick up the odd point on the way, let alone podiums! Considering I DNF'd in the last 2 races, I was not expecting this!
THANK YOU AOR!
 

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Nothing too mega tonight.

Got jammed up in Quali twice... by I think the same car.
Should've put it at least P2 on the grid. P4 instead.

Race start was great... T1 wasn't.
Got stuck fighting an Alfa and Alpha, both of which kinda forced me onto the inside curb at one point and giving me warnings... the latter of whom also moved a bit in the braking zone, which was nice.

Had zero pace on the S, so switched to M for my planned 2-stop strategy... only for EVERYONE in front to do a 1-stop. So I basically strategised myself out of a podium because I was under the impression that the S-H strat was trash.
Kept making silly mistakes and the car didn't feel anything like it did all through practice.

2nd stop for the S and for fastest lap, only to then go and damage my wing on the exit of the Roundabout... putting the kybosh on that idea... and at this point I'm sure @rich500 was quite fed up of my increasing frustration. Apologies.

Finished 6th... but should've been SO. MUCH. MORE!!!

Only comfort is that both Renault's were in the points and I've moved into 3rd in the championship.

Onto China. Need to pull something special there.
 
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Was lucky to put in a very good banker lap in qualifying that bailed me out for two unsuccessful attempts after it. Extremely happy with pole and managed to pull away massively at the start. I did a race lap I'd never even come close to in practice (1:18.6) which helped me break DRS before it was available and was helped by what seemed like quite a close battle for 2nd. Managed to get 6 seconds on P2 before pitting for Hards which at the time I wasn't sure was the right move. Luckily it was, and nobody brought out a safety car, so I could extend my lead at the start of the stint little by little and then cruise home for the final few laps still terrified at the prospect of clipping a wing somewhere.

My race highlights and McLaren team radio:

 
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Another race without points. Never want to see this track again. My strategy was working well and my pace was actually good. Then I broke my wing in the second stint and the race fell to pieces. Threw away points again. So angry with myself
 

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A race with promised turned into Comedy Central in the blink of an eye. A season away from league racing seems to have turned me into a chronic bottlejob

 
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Quali 8th, race 9th for me. Probably at the top end of where I deserved to be so ok with that. Enjoyed the race and didn't battle too much whilst being overtaken (multiple times), didn't seem much point. Did manage to keep it clean of damage and penalties however so benefited from the misfortunes of others. Perhaps should've gone with the one stop strategy but don't think it really would've made much difference. Pace just wasn't there compared to others. Well done to the podium, it's looking like it will be an interesting battle for both titles. On to China, as always hoping for better.
 

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A race with promised turned into Comedy Central in the blink of an eye. A season away from league racing seems to have turned me into a chronic bottlejob

I can feel the frustration just watching the video lol.

At least we know why the VSC came out now.
 

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Well thank god that's over Vietnam is without doubt the worst race track I have ever driven on any game in the last 22 years, I would honestly rather do a 100% race at Baku (another track I hate) then do a single lap at Vietnam.

Not a lot to say about my race got wing damage at the start and then had a battle with @GTX_23x early on and that was about it.