Re: Pointless Race Analysis
It looks like you recovered nicely from a start far back in the field when the green flag dropped. Then there was some trouble at around lap 53 that set you back, after which you slowly worked your way back through the field.
Lap times were better on Sunday than Saturday, which is no doubt true for every team, but then your started dropping off in the end. Mechanical? Lucky to even finish?
It's tough to recover from long periods of time off the track. I'm still looking at our numbers and everything points to the importance of staying out on track, unless you are in the top 10, then staying out on track AND quick laps are important.
We did our lone Saturday driver change and refuel at lap 56. Penalty at lap 65. Race was black flagged on lap 66 for us. Penalty on lap 94. Ended Saturday at lap 109. Lone stop on Sunday at lap 185.
Good eye on us tailing off. We actually tailed off heading into our stop on Sunday in addition to the end of the race. We barely had enough gas for each of the Sunday stints and deliberately had to slow down at the end of them. Unfortunately, we're not relatively fast on the track or in the pits. So the only way to save our position was to go slower. We probably lost 15-20 seconds per lap for a combined 20 laps, and we can't refuel that quickly.