Gutted for you man, after my 3 races out I was finding it hard to get the motivation to push through it and practice. The only good thing I took out of it was that me and @ramma can still go for the constructors title. Hope you get back on form soon.Qualifying:
Run on SS and I’m blocked at turn 3 by a Mercedes, cheers. Stewards can look at that. Following laps on US see me get invalidated and then run out of fuel. P8
Problem with qualifying lower down is you end getting caught in stupid tangles. I get yellow damage on left wing first corner, upgraded to red damage at turn 2, and then divebombed again turn 3 to fully damage my wing. I pit for SS to go for 2 stop. Make my way up the field and coming to end of race good points are on the cards as I’m catching cars quickly in front and then I lose it at turn 1 and damage wing again. End of race. End of title challenge. So gutted with how this season is going right now.
Congrats to @Nick-1054 on the win.
I'll check some footage and see what might have happened. I do agree that all the convenient boards were gone, including the pit lane. Not sure how hitting that board is possible?
I think it may have been one of Toro Rosso's that hit the pitlane board. I'll check mt footage.I'll check some footage and see what might have happened. I do agree that all the convenient boards were gone, including the pit lane. Not sure how hitting that board is possible?
Don't worry dude, McLaren will be back!Quali - 3rd
Race - lets pretend that never happened.
Worst bug I've seen yet. My quali tires after 1 hot lap were coming back with 3% front 4% rear wear, so pretty good to start on. As we load in to the race though I see my tires look weird... Probably just a visual glitch. Formation lap starts and oh boy it's slippery. First corner and the left rear doesn't grip one bit, I spin, wave to everyone going by, and am teleported to the grid. Since you can't look at tire info during formation I just had to wait till the start.
Grid forms, the lights come on and go out, we're off. Yet again it's slippery as butts. First corner has to be taken with virtually no speed, dropping from 3rd to 20th before finishing the corner. Then Jeff comes over the radio kindly letting me know the left rear has a puncture. Wait, WHAT?! We've just started, had no contact, my quali tires were in great shape for my strategy. How is there a puncture? Pulling up the MFD panel for tire wear just confirms it. Holy crap my tires somehow started the race at 61% and 62% on the fronts, 80% on rear right, and 100% on rear left with the puncture. That was my race done before turn 1 of the formation lap. Easily my worst race ever, and hopefully it stays as my worst race ever.
Going to report this to Codemasters in hopes they can reproduce it and have it never happen to any one else. Seeing the tire wear panel with those readings at the start of the race, especially after all the practice this week and a solid qualifying, was really hard to process in the moment.
Here's some very short highlights, and I do believe I got fastest lap on the final lap at least? Figured if there was no chance of catching, may as well toss on some US's on and go all out.
It would have had to be something the AI did after I finished my laps, which I'm pretty sure nothing it does counts. Looking at the video a bit closer I think the puncture itself actually happens immediate after the start, since the wear jumps from 90% to 100% right away. It's got to be a bug of some sort, cause even getting the fronts to the 60% wear they started at in the maximum 2 laps I did on only one of the US sets just isn't possible while setting times.you may have had the puncture in qually look at the race strat you have no first stint colour
I’d take him to stewards for it if I hadn’t forgot to record it. Driving first 3 corners was ridiculous by some.
And I thought we were friends! I’d have a laughed at you too pal don’t worry You were annoying me when you wouldn’t just get out of me aswell so when I span off and saw you go past I thought you’d have a smile on your face.