PS4 - Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix [18/11/18 8PM UK] | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix [18/11/18 8PM UK]


Tactician109

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Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix
AOR Hype Energy F1 Leagues - Season 16




Race Information:
Date: Sunday 18th November 2018
Start Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Circuit de Monaco
Laps: 39

Please try to be online at least 10 minutes before the start time, and await the lobby invite from the League Coordinator and/or the lobby host. Also please ensure your internet connection is in an optimal state at the time of racing.

Notes:
Rules & regulations: Before you take to the track in the league race, make sure you are fully aware of the rules & regulations of the leagues. As a driver in our leagues, you are required to do your very best to ensure clean and fair racing at all times.

Lobby settings: If you are unsure about the lobby settings that will be used for the race, look here.

No-shows: If you are unable to attend the race, please inform the League Coordinator and leave a post in this thread BEFORE the race takes place. Note the rules of participation here.

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leefindlay04

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Ummmm, well this race is gonna be a race full of explosions, whoever will keep it out of trouble with other cars and out of the barriers then you’ll score good points!
 
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Tactician109

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In my two seasons of AOR league racing, I've never been outside the points. That may change in Monaco as it is easily the most discriminating track for the pad. Casino Square, the chicane after the tunnel and especially the swimming pool section are incredibly difficult to navigate the same way each lap and the lack of quick rotation means a loss of many tenths per lap.

That being said, I'm beyond excited to test my skills in a proper race in Monaco since it's next to impossible to race in public lobbies. I have DNF'd most of my career races in Monaco and considering the pad disadvantage, I can't expect anything more than a disaster. I simply want to survive the race.

Also, we've had 5 consecutive races in completely dry conditions. Here's hoping that will change in Monaco... :D
 

Sean FAP Belkom

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In my two seasons of AOR league racing, I've never been outside the points. That may change in Monaco as it is easily the most discriminating track for the pad. Casino Square, the chicane after the tunnel and especially the swimming pool section are incredibly difficult to navigate the same way each lap and the lack of quick rotation means a loss of many tenths per lap.

That being said, I'm beyond excited to test my skills in a proper race in Monaco since it's next to impossible to race in public lobbies. I have DNF'd most of my career races in Monaco and considering the pad disadvantage, I can't expect anything more than a disaster. I simply want to survive the race.

Also, we've had 5 consecutive races in completely dry conditions. Here's hoping that will change in Monaco... :D
I will find you O:)
 

Tactician109

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Monaco Mayhem

Qualifying Position: 11th
Finishing Position: 10th


Well, that went as expected. Tons of action, drama and broken front wings. I believe I was one of, if not the slowest car on track in race conditions which was to be expected as well. Considering all that happened I'm #blessed to have continued the streak of finishing in the points in every race.


P11 was pretty much the best I could do in qualifying as I couldn't get anywhere near the 1.07's the top runners were clocking. My qualy laps were nothing amazing but not that bad either, however that is not enough in this league if you want to succeed. Although the Monaco qualifying session is easily the most important session of the calendar, I was relatively pleased with my starting position for the race. Strategy would be to run Ultrasofts as much as I could and then change to Supersofts for the rest of the race, but things didn't go as planned...

Once again my start was great but as it was Monaco, it was paramount to keep the car intact and take no risks. I was able to keep my position but in the Loews hairpin I may have scraped the wall ever so slightly that caused slight wing damage for me. The car was still drivable but I decided to alter my strategy and go for a early change for Supersofts and change the wing at the same time. However, I got Codemastered and forgot to change the "repair wing damage" to "Yes", so my team forgot to change the front wing.

As a result of that blunder, I had to alter my strategy yet again but this time I had to rely on luck as I was already amongst the backmarkers and way behind the point-finishing positions. I had to rely on a timely Safety Car that would allow me to change back to Ultrasofts and finally change the front wing.

My prayers were answered soon enough at around lap 10 or so when the Safety Car did come out. 29 laps on Ultrasofts would be a great challenge but a risk had to be taken at that point in the race. After the SC restart, I was finally able to see where my true pace was and initially it looked good as I was able to keep up with the drivers in front of me.

Unfortunately, at around lap 20, @McGrady-I made a mistake in the exit of the Loews hairpin and collided with the wall. I wasn't able to avoid bumping into him so once again I got wing damage and had to pit. This time I had no choice but to put on the worn Supersofts and finish the race on that set. I came back out in P12 in front of @JIM_pasti and @Junddu who were much, much faster than me but I was just about able to keep them at bay.

Then the @leefindlay04 / CSR_Hamilton crash happened and I honestly had no idea what had happened there at the time. Anyway, that promoted me to P10 with only Pasti behind me. Eventually I made a mistake in the swimming pool section and Pasti got past me that left me running in last place. At that point I was almost certain to finish outside the points but as it was Monaco, I didn't give up.

Keeping up a reasonable pace in the final laps, me and Pasti were able to rapidly catch up on @IvansitooF1 who had major wing damage and was many, many seconds slower than the pair of us. With only a few laps left in the race, I managed to overtake the struggling Mercedes and that got me back to P10 which was to be last piece of action in my race.

To be frank, this race was a mess in many fronts and I'm slightly disappointed with the driving standards shown in the race. Obviously accidents tend to happen in Monaco and the game doesn't really do any favors in preventing accidents but I'd like to see more care being taken and more situational awareness being shown towards other drivers. I don't want to discourage racing and battling but I'm sure everyone understands my point.

Congrats to the winners of the race, Let's hope Canada brings back the epic, clean battles that we've had during this season. See you then.
 

Casper24-F1

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P5 to P6 in Monaco :) Kept it out of the walls and survived 39 laps. @Cherry2pie and myself had great team tactics as well. He let me through halfway through the race, so I was able to attack @kieranrp. He made it extremely difficult for me, we kept it clean, which is the most important. Sometimes we touched a little bit, but no damage and great clean battling in Monaco :love:
I couldn't overtake @kieranrp, so on the final lap into Rascasse I let @Cherry2pie through, because he had the position and gave me the chance to attack @kieranrp :) We have a good relationship and I hope we can win the Constructors' Championship together ;) Ferrari, we're coming for you :devilish: @dawidos_1150 @Sean van Belkom
There was epic racing on lap 21/22/23, that was just amazing to watch! There was good racing everywhere, but still a couple of incidents unfortunately. That's racing, but I do hope everyone will keep a calm head going into the next races :) Clean racing is the most important ;)
Last but not least, @OTG and @Andy81287 did a fantastic job on the commentary. It improves every race, awesome (y)