Abu Dhabi Reactions

Posted on: 12th Mar 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

Although we didn't go through to the round of 8, I feel happy with many elements of today. The aircraft is handling beautifully and we know we have the pace. Always a huge relief at the start of the season. I went for aggressive lines despite having to focus on a totally new control input technique for the high Gz turns (due to the way the Gz data has been working at this race. . . Lots of technical discussion to come after this race!!) and I was really on the race line with Max very happy with the G traces. Not so easy for an old dog to learn a new trick . . Especially on race weekend.smile emoticon

So all in all, good to have the second fastest raw time for the session BUT . . to make a rolling error in a gate is frustrating . . maybe too much focus on the G technique !! But most upset about the overspeed going into the start gate. My EFIS speed was the same as the training sessions but started jumping around not long before the gate. Last I saw it was 179 and in calm conditions I thought it was perfect. I just hope all of our 2016 season bad luck is out of the way now. It looks like Spielberg becomes the 'new start' of the season for us . . .really looking forward to it..
smile emoticoSo all in all, good to have the second fastest raw time for the session BUT . . to make a rolling error in a gate is frustrating . . maybe too much focus on the G technique !! But most upset about the overspeed going into the start gate. My EFIS speed was the same as the training sessions but started jumping around not long before the gate. Last I saw it was 179 and in calm conditions I thought it was perfect. I just hope all of our 2016 season bad luck is out of the way now. It looks like Spielberg becomes the 'new start' of the season for us . . .really looking forward to it..

 


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