|1||1||Atomic Lambo||Force India||01:27.094||0|
|2||6||Ghost||Team Lotus F1||01:27.567||0|
|2||6||Ghost||Team Lotus F1||+6.300||23||2||22|
|3||1||Atomic Lambo||Force India||+37.300||23||1||20|
|6||8||roxas3sora3||Virgin F1||+1 lap||22||6||8|
"Turkey was interesting. pretty much spent it investigating steering angles, at the back of the pack :/" - TurrbalTerror - Force India
"Istanbul was a nice clean race as well. I think I was touched on the first lap on corner 3, sending me a bit wide, but as everyone was pretty close, it was not a critical fault. By the 4th lap I had both front tyres yellow, a curse from not pitting during qualifying. The lap I came into and out of the pits there was no one around making it easy not to fuck up. The rest of the race I was trying to catch Flouncy, never coming lower than 5 second from him." - Ghost - Lotus
"Totally forgot about starting on qualy tires and started on somewhat worn tires, when I pitted on lap 10 they had been 3 orange and a red for a little while. Luckily awesome skill kept the car on track, and fast.
Nice clean start, was shaping up to be a nice dice between me and Lambo but he hit an oil patch at turn 12, slipped by and then another lonely race.
Then I won. The End." - Flouncy - McLaren
"Istanbul I have a love hate relationship with it. Fast over 1 lap, but I just can't get into a rythem on this track, and for some reason I don't think my setup likes the hard tires. Pole position again as I did last season, but I just couldn't find a groove. I dropped it on the last chicane as I did in the race last year, but this time I'm pretty sure my mistake was dropping down the gears too fast and hitting first which can spin the car. After that I just couldn't get a groove going, I went off at least 2 or 3 times, nothing major or anything that lost heaps of time, but it all adds up and I just didn't feel comfortable around Istanbul. However at that stage it was the 3rd pole in a row so that was good as I struggled last year." - Atomic Lambo - Force India
"I felt pretty optimistic about a good result at Turkey. I'd done a fair bit of practice on time trail mode and in Grand Prix mode, and qualified well (3rd on Expert, in my Ferrari - up on Alonso at least). It's always tricky using that to judge online play. Take Malaysia as example. I qualified second in our comp but couldn't get my Ferrari off the back of the grid on Expert levelin Grand Prix mode :S
Anyway, I qualified a disappointing fourth. I take solace that it was only a few tenths off second. I got swamped off the start and dropped back to last, before a bunch of noobs in front me fucked up and I got into third behind Flouncy. I can't remember Turkey very cleary now, but I do remember dropping it a number of times in a number of places. Second last after a handful of laps, I resigned myself to spending it as a test session and tried a variety of angles of attack on the corners, combined with different wheel turning angles. I'm of the impression that I'm turning to hard each way and it's understeering. I can't see it in the cockpit view I race in but it's fucking atrocious in the T-bar view (that may just be the view messing up my reference points). Anyway I tried putting less steering input into each turn and I think it made a difference. Hard to tell on hard and worn tyres. Either way I was glad and disappointed to see the end of the race. My lack of pace in general over the last few races is starting to cause me some concern and I began to think about playing with the way I setup my controller." - TurrbalTerror - Force India
"After a bit of practice, I seemed to gone a lot faster than before. Lambo reported that I was 4.5 seconds ahead of the previous time I started F1. So that felt nice. The bad thing was that I stuffed up the gearbox in preparing for the race. I was so used to the close gearing in qualifying I forgot that in changing the gears, you change EVERYTHING such as brake distance, speed shifts etc. And it didn't help out that I felt a slight shunt to the rear on one of the corners on the first lap so I was relegated into trying to catch up fast. But more spins and breaking wings twice didn't help out." - roxas3sora3 - Virgin