I'm gonna do a double report here because I did the races one right after another this time!
Like I mentioned previously, the sharkfin name and custom helmet went bye-bye, as I use online pretty regularly with a league and the process to uninstall and reinstall the textures is just a big hassle. I did, however, make a new in-game helmet.
Silverstone Circuit is a great combination of all types of corners and straights. It feels like you visit three different tracks throughout the lap!
The car was on pace through practice and qualifying, which gave us P6 on the grid come race day.
Unfortunately, race day was soaked. I did my best with the start and managed to hang on to our position.
From then on, the race became very processional, as do most in the wet.
After the heavy rain period, I stopped for inters, unfortunately undercut by Max and Felipe the previous lap.
I slowly lost time to Max, and before I knew it, I was alone.
It stayed that way until the track dried enough for me to slip on some slick kicks.
I found myself in a fight with tortilla man for P7, which I won and cruised home with.
It was boring. Really boring. Pretty unfortunate for the track being this enjoyable to drive. After inter conditions arrived, the car just lost a lot of pace and I had to settle with what I had: P7.
On to Hungary: The Challenge of Monaco without the fun or historical significance™.
Hungary can honestly, excuse my french, suck my dick. It's nearly impossible to get up to speed or get into a rhythm, and to add on to that, you basically can't pass anywhere except T1 or T2. On top of that, I decided to turn off flashbacks and use 95% difficulty (up from 90%) starting this weekend.
Exhibit A (FP2 and FP3 [Not joking: I crashed in the same place in both practice sessions])
I also crashed completely out of FP1. So yeah. After all the carnage, I decided to grab a sixth of every engine part and run out some old parts. I dawdled around in Q2, having gotten out of Q1 just to see what the pace was like.
P20 it was as we lined up on the grid. A hard dive into T1 got me into P15.
I fought past Lance Stroll as a plane landed in the background. Nice touch!
I quickly learned that it's gonna be a bit more difficult to overtake with the higher difficulty, and Fernando showed me a hard time through the chicane.
I did get past him after some more willpower on my part.
After that, I settled in and focused on staying with the train ahead of me.
I almost had GrossJeans behind me out of T1, but he resisted and kept beside me through T2.
He finally cracked into T3.
Massa became public enemy #1 after that.
Unlucky for me, some early pitters came out in front.
I decided I'd had enough and pit for Mediums on lap 13 to complete a 1-stop strategy.
KMag emerged a lap later, showing me the runoff in the process. Hulkenberg was right!
Sainz also emerged a lap later, and I tucked in behind him.
I got the DRS with him as we shot towards turn 2.
He had a major lockup, and I quickly seized the opportunity.
TOO MUCH SEIZING TOO MUCH SE-
I pit for a wing, just to see where we might end up.
aaaannnnddd P20. I decided to retire on lap 20 to save my gearbox the pain of just riding around on this hellhole of a racetrack.
However, after all of that bullshit, ya know what Emma and the team did?
First Driver. It's my time now.