For me ' first podium in a group A race
. I had podiums an victories in group B races (not to difficult, especially when there are/were incidents in front
), but in group A -with all those 2-4 aliens- a pos.4 result had been the maximum before this event.
I improved my setup, which I also uploaded on the rank back then, used at the previous held event here at Imola with F2000 in some tiny details (still even less wings, another camber, toe,.. setting), that of course paid off.
Qualy was ok, but I found my driven laps not really satisfying, because of a bit of traffic and tiny mismatch of speed in t1*. I aimed for s.th. like 1m40.4-6 originally.
So only the first hotlap was acceptable, but not at 'total' limit.
*Recorded the event with fraps again and so especially in t1 I did not have a fluend enough speed-feeling there at some of my first laps and being too slow there at the begin of one of my very last qualy laps.
Then the races worked quite fine. Maybe the driver behind me at the race2 start was a bit too agressive -not for the first time- (since I was quite 'far' in front of him before t1 and very close to Gek and Orsetti..), no huge incident happened luckyly., but that thing caused a bit of trouble for some of the drivers directly behind I think. But that would be a case for a small pm, to clear this general situation a bit up there.. . Still fair, controlled and so on, but a little too 'hara-kiri' from one driver.
Quite consistent in laptimes at every stint.
At the pitstop I lost 8 sec., because of 1.) the two drivers in front pitted on the same lap, so at arriving I had to 'wait', before being able to aim at my box, to let Gek go on at first (just for a short moment) and especially 2.) I stalled the engine once at leaving box, because of being not in N (neutral).
But that lose of a few seconds was not a problem, just to mention also this tiny detail.