today i want to speak some words about tactics. If you look at the Grand Prix circuits you can see that there are some very difficult circuits with many curves, small streets with a high chance of damaging your car. I think about the courses of Monte Carlo, Singapur, Yas Marina …
Yesterday i raced a 50% Race in Monte Carlo. Only 6 of 14 drivers finished the final round! If you have a race on one of these difficult circuits you need to be patient. The most drivers i observed were fast but too “impulsive” and time will come when they make their mistakes.
Stay out of trouble!
On these courses it is more important to drive constant and stable rounds than to have one golden round. A good setup is also not enough to be successful here.
Foto: Gregory Moine (CC BY 3.0)
If you drive in Monte Carlo you have to observe your opponents. If you know that they are faster than you, take the hard wheels!
Why? In many races you can see some accidents and a safety car could come out. With the hard ones you can better decide how long you will stay out on the course. If you are sure that you can fight for the pole-position take the soft wheels. But only then. If you are right you have the chance to drive ahead the herd.
If you were followed from a better and faster racer, who is in your neck and pushes from behind, let him pass! That is better for your rhythm and you will have no accident!
In these F1 Grand Prix´s the danger to destroy your car by yourself goes up in the second half of the race. Be concentrated and find your rhythm.
With an average speed and controlled driving i got the fourth place in this spectacular race.