Saturday, October 15, 2011
Welcome to Malaysian Grand Prix....
My second race at my first season as F1 driver. So excited, coz Malaysia is near from my home ground Indonesia. Wishing for the best result on here.
|that's my new helmet|
Free practice. Andy told me that the engginer team have 3 different setup for me to make a test with the new front wing compound for the R&D project. So at the first day i got a new set of front wing and trial setup, taking a view lap the new compound isn't good enough, so team make a view change on car setup and resetup the new compound. The cars feel so understeer, but still can finished the time objective. Finally the last setup, with combination compound on the wings, suspension feel a bit hard but more stabil on stright line and the cichane, team's call for pitting they changed tyre to soft compound and tell me to used mix 3 on enggine map. And yeah, a solid setup i think, got a great lap time now on, finished on P4 at FP3.
Qualifying. The weather is really bad, so rainy when we preparing the car on garage, then nightmare is come, two minutes before qualy weather forecasts said that hard rain will come in 5 minutes, not a good day i think. I cant say much here, i got P9 on start mean while Adrian got P6, i think we're luck for this time, we all got top ten on the start grip tommorow.
Here is the after race result.