RED FLAG IN MONSOON WET RACE! TRACK DRIES & GIVES US A CHANCE! - F1 23 MY TEAM CAREER Part 16Jul 01, 2023
Hello guys, Arava here, and welcome back to another episode of my F1 23, my
careermode, this is today's 16th episode for the Singapore Grand Prix in the first season, if you missed the previous one at the Italian GP, so make sure you go watch this one before you watch this one because it should have been our second win of the season or I think our third podium overall, but unfortunately, as you can see from the results of the season, it we remove that one. The
racelead was actually quite painful, we're still recovering from that as our engine blew up for the first time this season and by the way it wasn't a gearbox issue if you're wondering because of course We were having problems with the gearbox anyway. some gears but it was something completely unrelated, it was the mguk and that component has not even been in a component that is worn out for us.
You can see in comparison to the other components, the entire range of colors of all the components we have used. mguk has been pretty light and pretty decent, so it's very strange that that's the component that failed, which makes it even more devastating. It doesn't really give me any comfort, basically, now that we go ahead and buy the front downforce upgrade, we obviously buy the rear one. Down Force last time we finally had enough research to buy the front downforce upgrade and now we're looking at what's possible with other upgrades to the car and we're still trying to improve the performance of this one, though to be fair on that.
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At one point in the season we also have to be aware of this, it's around the time of the season where they tell you there is a regulatory chain, so although I want to spend more on the car because apparently we are the fourth worst in the season. The chassis is still very, very close on the chassis side, but I think we need a chassis upgrade so we bought another one and then we are also keeping an eye on the engine upgrade because we have the best engine on the grid. but it's a very small margin now that
teams like Aston Martin are starting to catch up with us, so we bought a minor upgrade in engine power, so we have four pending, two on the Aero, which are two major upgrades, a chassis and a engine power. update so it's looking pretty good and in terms of our money we have our eyes on the first marketing update in sponsor relations that will increase the claim rate or the claim rate that we got and obviously the more recognition we have.
The more sponsors we can get on the car, those additional secondary sponsors will be unlocked and that in turn will make us more money, so that's the phrase if you have to spend money to actually make money in this business, especially in Formula One , so that's how it is. where we're looking up, especially as I feel like we're not reaching a bottleneck yet with any other area of the car in terms of pure performance with the headquarters facilities and that's the extra 320 r d that we got. the investigation of the failure, so that's kind of the positive side of that failure, getting that additional investigation but still feeling a lot of the pain and pain of losing a
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partments, he says, so we need to try to make sure that we are saving some R&D so that really those four pending updates can be the last four updates that we do on this car because if there are multiple departments, that will depend on the departments, that will cost us a lot of research points and in the second season, that kind of change in regulations, that is the kind of moment where we can have a turning point to really become a top team and in fact constantly challenge and not It is simply a challenge to get victories when we try a bold zero zero wing strategy, so it is a really important time to save research and victory to enter the next season as well that we will have to pay attention to that, but in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Prix, yes, no improvements for this weekend, so we are stagnating a bit and McLaren catches us, they are practically above us in the table rd. Mercedes is now the best team on the grid based on performance, followed by Aston. Martin Red Bull dropped to third place, but look at the feeling there, we are all very close together now, like one line of margin with respect to the other compared to the beginning of the season, you know that Hass and Alpine improve, like this which, although we have done it in this series. you know, I've talked openly about complaining that maybe it seemed a little easy for the rd, you know, ma'am, in this season, we're finally maybe seeing the AI start to catch up with us with that uh r d improved for them and maybe now.
That's when the time will come where we will see the development of the race just to keep moving forward basically, so maybe our wish will come true and finally we will have a really big challenge because we are getting relatively slower in comparison. to the cars that surrounded us in the last two episodes because of this stalemate and we definitely will if we are going to save the rd for next season, so things may become more challenging for us as we move towards the end of this season. And things are certainly going to be challenging for us in this race because we had torrential rain in this Singapore Grand Prix.
We've had quite a few of these wet sessions lately. You know, we had a very dry start to the race. first half of the season but it rains a lot as the season goes on so we have another wet qualifying here and we are in the middle zone even though the rain looks pretty heavy to be honest. I wouldn't be surprised maybe if it was completely wet at the end of Saturday, but right now we're trying to do the best job we can, but I have to say that this car went down absolutely terribly in this circle at the intermediate I I in Right now, crossing into the line for the first flying lap, I couldn't really say if it was a combination of the weather, the car, the
track, you know, it's my first time in Singapore and it's wet, so I haven't done anything. racing in Singapore so far in this game, this is my first outing even with the new handling and the first time we experienced it, the circuit is in wet conditions so not a good way to lay down on a new circuit let's say that we are going for a second wheel, we improve, but only until we pee, well it will be 17 by the time we get to turn one and the car feels miserable, there is no grip, the understeer is horrendous, so I was really scratching my head and 'I'm looking around and the lap times are ridiculously faster for everyone else, we start laughing for the third time at the end of the session and my engineer puts rain tires on me by default, so now I understand what happened , what happened there was while I was running my lap.
I was getting wetter and wetter. I was right in saying it was going to be completely wet because the weather was completely wet when I was doing my second flying lap, let's just say it was already getting wetter so everyone who set a lap time. At the start of this session the
trackwas at its best when it was actually time for the intermission because even Fernando Alonso got caught up in this so he and I are out in Q1. Anyway, I get a fire penalty because I didn't do it. I'll show you guys, but I have to accept a gearbox penalty, which really adds misery to the pain, because now we go from 18th to the back of the grid with the five move penalty because five places for me I had decided take the Gearbox Penalty because all our gearboxes are very worn, as you can clearly see at the bottom, but you know, five places wouldn't have been so bad if we qualified in p7, but now that we're going to be back. off the grill, I may as well carry a full set of engine components just to basically have a new engine in the back of this thing, but I think there will be more rain on the way tomorrow, so I'm hopeful that I'll at least be in the right tire in the right conditions, but yeah, it actually got me because I couldn't tell it was starting to get wet and at that point the game was over, there's no point in going back out because the damage has already been done.
Yeah, it's really frustrating that we've had quite a few of these Saturdays lately where operationally we haven't been quite there, so yeah, but I take a bit of consolation and the fact that Fernando Alonso, two-time champion, was also eliminated on that. We both started in Q1 and I were relegated to the back of the grid, then for the longest race on the F1 calendar, it will probably feel like a long race from P22, let's go to the grid. Marina Bay hosted a Grand Prix which ran briefly in the '60s and '70s but Garden City definitely re-entered the calendar in 2008, we missed it for a couple of years but it was great to get back to the Singapore Grand Prix overseas .
It's time to see how our drivers perform after yesterday's exciting day. qualifying session what qualifying yesterday for George Russell, he will start today's race from pole position and Lewis Hamilton completes the front row facing the rest of the grid. We have science verstappen Leclair Perez Norris Albom gasly hidden Joe bottas hulkenberg Oscar piastri DeVries Liam Lawson Fernando Alonso Sergeant walks Sonoda Magnuson and owner driver complete the grid and now it's time to head to the track. It's absolutely ruined here at the Singapore GP. Look how wet it looks. I don't think it's been this wet since then.
The time we had that
monsoonrain moment, I don't remember what episode it was exactly, but because we're in the spotlight of the night race, it looks even worse because all the light is bouncing off the puddles and stuff, um, so. Yes, we have a very long
careerahead of us. I think luckily it might get drier and drier in the second half of this race so it won't be the longest Singapore Grand Prix ever as it would have been absolute torture even with the new handling. model is still not very fun to drive around Singapore in completely wet conditions, so we have to try to make the most of it in the first few laps, maybe survive the first part and then hopefully have a bit of fun when we get to the dry here. then we get to five red lights, it's a Mercedes front row blockage due to a heavy rain start to the race at this Singapore Grand Prix, we're at the back of the grid and the lights went out and we're just taking this a while. little good.
Tomorrow will be easy just to see where we can position our car to get around the outside, maybe a couple of drivers in turn one, the Alfa Tower, coming very close to us on the left, the two Williams grouped together with the grass Aston Martin . ride, so we try to pass it on the outside, but now, next to the ride, we do a littlecontact since we are getting very rebellious and almost hit the wall, there we make contact with ride, so we are lucky. man, but we get ourselves back to last place and then we do, what's that about five overtakes?
I think in a corner, which is unreal to be honest, they were too busy fighting each other, but look at the visibility, I can barely. look where the brake markers are or where the apexes are due to the spray. You know, the name tags help a little as we get closer and we're going to catch the priest napping in The Hairpin for a nice fast forward to p.16. We have basically recovered from the penalties we would have received and are now once again behind Alonso, as we will be after qualifying, so at least we have undone the penalty, but we are fine-tuning it in terms of Russell leading the way, although Verstappen managed to break the Mercedes deadlock and Russell held back from the race lead, he has a problem and Verstappen keeps getting that brush with the green, he's in P1 Hamilton P2 Russell was leading the way. and now it's parked and it's going to be a long drive back to the paddock in this weather, so the two Ferraris went up, it's very Noah's Ark there, three to four Perez P5 Norris sick, the owl Bond ghastly okon Joe granu is your top 10As we have a virtual safety car leaving for George Russell there, we have to go slower than the Delta time on the top right, but this is an opportunity maybe as the virtual safety hours end for maybe try to catch Alonso taking a nap.
It is not an easy task, but let's try. Making a very late dive on Alonso
givesus some space, it opens up on the curb and that allows us to get traction out of the corner to get to 14th position, but it's very difficult to go here, the rain is definitely lighter now on that ball, look at the sky, there's just not as much rain coming in and there's a lot of people now because I guess we've continued with the intermissions because I didn't. I want to double the stack behind Piastri for once, my teammate was in the lead on the track so he has hit priority and unfortunately there is still no way to tell your teammate not to pit or pits in this game after how many years we have had the idea, so we are in P6 and many of us have stayed in the wet, we have a bit of mayor entering the pit lane trying to get grip with the tires totally wet, but it's time by Alonso intermediate. he also stayed with us along with Joe Graham, it's okay for you to wander over there too, so quite a few teammates because they were second on the road had to stay out because the double stack, especially a very busy pit lane like that, really it would have killed any
chances of you actually gaining positions, so although we may not gain anything as we have a slow stop, it is a slow stop, this race weekend so far is absolutely complicated, we have a quality problem with weather and tires. penalties, then we had a very difficult start where he almost crashed, we made up positions and now we had to go out and stay in the wet, so we are absolutely behind Piastri by 2.4 seconds and now I have lost the position.
Alonso due to his slow stop there was a problem putting the tire on so we are having absolutely no luck here in Singapore. He is hitting us a lot and Alonso is ahead and will stay ahead. It's on lap seven Hulkenberg in these tricky ones, he's crashed straight into the wall, this is enough, but the red
flagcomes out and for the first time this is post-hatch, so wherever we end up, we'll actually be where we finished at the end of this race because they have fixed the broken red
flagissues so we turned it back on in the game and I'm kind of glad we did because that red flag will stay long enough for it to dry out.
It's ridiculous, I was still so wet. in app 7, getting wet, Hulkenberg made that mistake by blocking the barrier, but somehow in two or three laps, it will be dry enough, obviously, like a normal red flag. You know, it's not just the span you're waiting for. Red flag: you know there is about a 10 minute wait time until you start the race again so maybe in those 10 minutes it will have gotten a lot drier so that will be awesome and music to my ears but maybe to others too, but us. We will go to the medium tire and it could be a strategy with medium to soft tires at the end of this race, so we will be very forceful at the end, but here we go for the second time in Singapore, ball to five reds.
He comes on and it's a great start for us, it's terrible for Fernando Alonso, who I think maybe stopped a little bit off the line to be honest, because even Hulkenberg, who is still in this race, passed him too, so It was really bad that Alonso lost the place. Logan Sergeant in the Williams as we ride around the outside of Ocone and I immediately love the grip of the medium sleepers, but remember I haven't done a single lap in Singapore in the dry, these are my first dry laps at this circuit, so we really have to go as we learn that we are now behind Piastri once again in p12 so it looks good for our team P11 to 12 pretty decent maybe I hope that in the next phase of this Grand Prix you know that we still have so much time to go There are still two thirds of this race ahead that's how long this race is so many things have already happened the red flag the virtual safety car the leader out of the race uh hulkenberg crashing we still have a lot of time left We still have to go, so I think In the laps we have, I hope Piastri and I can find ourselves in the top 10, but I'll try to swap positions and overtake Oscar, sorry mate, as we go around the inside.
There I thought about trying to keep as much space as possible so that he doesn't lose a position, so fortunately he is still behind us on p12, but I want to try with Joe Gran, with a purple first sector, so clearly the engine is still It works well for us, but Joe, new, is putting up a very good fight, he is on the soft compound. Remember that all the cars in front of us seem to have many of them on soft compounds and we know that Delta's time is much more. So even though I'm in a much faster car than Joe, new, it takes us four full laps to finally catch up after that, close to Miss, since I got frustrated trying to make the move on lap 10 and instead, We lost time on it and it took us four laps to catch up again and finally now maybe feeling some tire wear as we go around the few outside marbles with the right tire, but now we finally make it the next day to go in.
Joe Grant's top 10 and used tires fall off the cliff as Sonoda is out of the Grand Prix, but look above left, Joe Joe isn't even in that frame now he's dropped below 12th and now we see his teammate Boss Ass entering. Remove this, so that could indicate that everyone who chose the soft tie is going to enter the next few laps here, so we continue from lap 19 to 20. We have a Ferrari on Norris. On the McLaren Piastri, he was now on the medium tyre, so it's a bit surprising, so maybe Piatry feels the tower on the mediums.
I think we're good to go a little further just to make sure we have a good amount of soft tires, at the end of the race when we moved to that tire, but as we go up the laps until lap 21, we now have Hulkenberg and Alonso, that would have been my cue to enter. because Alonso was on the same strategy as me, but we are going to continue because there is a minimal
chanceof getting the lead because Carlos points out that he is there in the Ferrari in front of us, we are so close to half a second difference. at the start if later it's like three tens, but I just don't have the real performance or the tires left to chase it a little bit because I thought a little bit, maybe, oh, can we move on and maybe try finesse? this and at this point, there's 10 laps to go, maybe I've gone into a corner where I have to work really hard to try to get this out because now when I go into the pits I'll be miles away from pastry and to be honest , This has been a whole race where nothing went right other than maybe the red flag didn't help us get off the field, just go dry, but eventually we would have gone dry anyway, so you know, in a race like this, where nothing really happens.
It turned out well for us. I thought you know what the fuck, we're just going to go for this bold strategy and try to see where we end up at the end of this race, but that means we're now a real train here. ahead of Staffing and Hamilton, who approached us, the Red Bull seeks to advance towards the last corner, it is not that stupid, there is no room to enter, there we reach the Apex first, they expel it, now Hamilton is there. Inside behind there is a fight between Norris and Pérez, but this is the fight we are focused on.
Hamilton vs. Verstappen in 2023 Mercedes vs. Red Bull and Hamilton on the outside is still trying to make this move. It's an epic battle between the two of them and it's still side by side for Norris and Perez, plus there are big battles going on in this last third of the Grand Prix stop and it's back to the Merc because it has DRS for Hamilton. I think it looks like he has a little bit better race pace since he's on the inside there, but Max doesn't squeeze it out and maintain it, but like I said, I think the mercenary will eventually catch him because it seemed like Mercedes had a better pace for here obviously they are the best team on the grid now so I should have that kind of pace as Staffing tries to get me back to being defensive as usual and we squeeze it out but then Hamilton gets the line undercut, there it changes from right to left and gets the best start again, we're going to be a It's a real pain for these teams and big names as we can blow him up and squeeze him out on that 22, but how long can we keep this up for us?
Hulkenberg had another problem with the brakes, his brakes must be ruined in this race. I've had that a few times in previous F1 games where the AI, a specific AI, keeps crashing lap after lap because they have a problem with the brake, so Hulkenberg had two problems where he hit a wall and he's still in this race again. somehow, but he's brought out this safety car now, so now is a good time to pit because if we keep going we're going to get sucked in, so we're pitting now for a set of new soft tires on lap 24 There is not a single gap left, there are about six laps left, but because we are all grouped together, we will have the opportunity to return at least to where we were before going for a long time in the medians, which is like P9.
Chasing Gasly and Valtry Bottas, anything better than P9 will be a big success for us in this race, so we put on a new set of soft tires and start behind Alonso once again, P16, but that's really important. the region we were competing with, you know, in the media, obviously, maybe a couple of positions were lost and maybe one more there with the freezing, we passed the Sergeant with difficulty before we went to bed for this, you know, a kind of Delta line, Conga line. under the safety car, but now we're pulling away once again on lap 26 and look at the Haze difference in acceleration, we're going to get the lead immediately into turn one and I can already feel that these smooth ties will feel unreal in comparison. . to everyone around us in slightly warm environments while we have Fernando Alonso on the outside, a big dive bomb on a long ride on the inside and this is the first time in the entire race that I have had supreme confidence in where to brake , when to turn the car.
Following this entire race has been a big task for us in terms of the feel of the car, but now I'm feeling that confidence and feeling feisty as we head down the backcountry of Magnuson with a late lunch that was a thing of the past. Back, but he got stuck behind Piastri, so we're on p13, so we're almost in that region where we were because we were floating around where Piastri was, there's Joe Gran, right up the road, so we get these three positions. and we get back to where we were, we haven't really lost anything and could gain some more as we go down inside for a very Deja Vu move, I must say inside the bakery at The Hairpin once again but now looking for Esteban to play At Alpine, he doesn't get very defensive.
I think these guys know how much pace we have on the soft tyres, we are in P11 again chasing Joe Grand uni Alfa Romeo once again but this time I would have the confidence to take him down and he just doesn't have the grip. TheseSofts are an absolute joke at this point in the race when these guys are in warm conditions and our softs only have three laps. At this point, as we go inside, Gastly squeezes him a little bit to be honest and
givesus a good fight because he's still there inside, but we'll cut him off the purple Apex by sector to dive. bomb made on Alexander's album like he's not even there, we're laughing right now p8 in the sauce.
I would take this, but we still have four laps left. Bottas is holding off Leclair here in the slower Alfa Romeo so there is a chance to overtake this Ferrari and then Norris is on the road with a McLaren, he is someone we should fight because he is very close to us in the index of performance on the rd table, so we should aim for maybe as high as P5 in this race, which would be an incredible recovery in a completely wet race, as we started from the back of the grid when we reached Lecler and he He is absolutely helpless.
That bought us now, as we have DRS available for the first time in this race on the outside inter-corner when Reaching the Apex still, even though we are overtaking it in pieces, we are flying, this is like being hungry again, these tires They are so incredible and the difference in pace with the softer mediums is why we couldn't overtake. Joe, by the way, or when we were on medium and he was on soft, that's why it took us four laps to overtake the Alfa Romeo beforehand because this is the pace I felt in the car, probably just like everyone else on the soft. . tire when we pass Norris, we make him go to the inside and we're just going to take the outside line for the race line up to P5 and on lap 29 we close in on the Red Bulls and Perez is going to pass Norris.
Become the leader Red Bull Carver Stefan is struggling a little bit and we're going to get him on the inside, we're going to get him completely. I know where he leaves the door open and we're going through it here, although it obviously looks much better around him. a street circuit, so it's no surprise that the staff has dropped to P5 and Perez and I are chasing Hamilton. We could have the podium beyond the cards. Could a P2 be on the cards? the P2 we chose, remember, under the safety car, that would be. It's crazy if we recover to where we were before the safety car pit stop while trying to find our way to Perez, but it's actually pretty fast so it's not as easy as the other cars, but we're going last.
Halfway through the Grand Prix, so this is it, if I want to get on the podium, we have to do it now or never, probably in sector one because I don't think there is a chance to overtake. whether it's this Red Bull or Mercedes in the last sexes because they have too much pace. I mean, look at Staffing Verstappen's 4.1 seconds behind us, so he's absolutely fighting, but that's the only reason we passed him, so I think Perez and Hamilton will. He'll be a harder person to pass in sectors two and three, so can we finish in sector one?
Perez may be thinking about passing Hamilton, but we're going to make the decision for him and catch him off guard. Great launch, we get to the sidewalk and we don't leave the circuit to overtake and we're going to steal, it's a great achievement. Podium here at the end of the Singapore Grand Prix. Carlo's science returns to winning ways as Ferrari wins the Singapore GP. Hamilton had too much. The pace for us as the soft start wears off at the end of the lap, but it's third place. It is never easy to cross the finish line here in Singapore, but if we do, we are still here today to achieve a remarkable victory.
Natalie, what do you think helps them achieve this result? Quite simply, a driver is nothing without the team behind them, so he is a deserved winner, but we have to thank the team in the pit lane and at the factory, it is a great collaboration. process here come our winners now an exciting race and a tremendous effort by Ferrari their story is well known so it is no surprise to fans around the world to see them come out on top once again our race victory went to us stolen in the last episode, we didn't make up for this, but we got a podium which we also lost, you know, by doing it, so you know, changes and roundabouts, eh, it's come back a little, maybe this is a little karma for We may lose the win, but you know from last place with how bad this car felt all weekend and how difficult the first part of the race was.
You know we got ahead. You know I finally got a little lucky. Really with the safety car at the end. I think the red flag helped us too, but I'm actually pretty sure that if the track had gotten drier like it did, we would have made up a few more positions anyway at that point, but the red flag also helped because Fernando Alonso that horrible star and we achieved a p12 PS3 podium stuck behind Joe Gran, do you think if it wasn't a street circuit? I think Piazepi was definitely showing pace for maybe a few points today, but yeah, I'll take it. but this stabbing loses some points but to be honest the fact that the scientists love him is helping him because basically science Hamilton Russell Perez everyone keeps sharing turns to win and take points from Max but they are all taking points from each other .
Well, Max is still in a pretty decent place in the championship. In terms of constructors, Red Bull is still very strong, 70 points ahead for us, we are a bit of a no man's land, you really know we are keeping a good pace compared to McLaren. We're not worried about the team below us, but we're not fast and consistent enough as two drivers to catch up to Aston Martin, so at this point in the season, especially now with the R D regulation change on the way, It will just be trying. survive and accumulate this position in the championship and save as many r d points as we can and just try to have fun, good results like we had today, a great effort from where we were at the beginning guys if you enjoyed the video. the like button let me know what you think in the comments.
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