The VASC race was again dominated by tyres, although not quite to the extent of yesterday for most. The one exception to the rule was the T888 cars (Red Bull and Vortex) who yesterday avoided any of the tyre dramas suffered by most, Roland Dane, boss of T888 and self proclaimed know all, ironically blaming yesterday's failures as not a tyre problem but as self inflicted
, a car setup problem, greedy engineers etc, and subsequently voting against the VASC suggestion to upgrade the minimum requirements for camber and pressures prior to today's race.
So today, with the modified pressure and camber rulings made, despite RD/T888 opposition to the changes pre race, the 3 main T888 cars all suffered tyre failures during the race!
Remind us where the fault lies please Roland....
(Yesterday he was even more of a media pig than normal in relation to the tyres, but today post race he was pretty well invisible
The man runs a brilliant team, but my God he is a prick. Despite being a T888 supporter (amongst other teams/drivers) I do quite like to see him immersed in his own (self inflicted)'merde'.
The one witches hat bollard placed on pit lane entry in relation to yesterdays mindless multiple penalties did its job today, with no silly penalties, just one pit lane exit red light SC train approaching penalty being served.... sadly it was to be a race deciding penalty but it was a fair cop.
Kudos to Simona de Silvestro, who on her first visit to PI equalled her career best result of 13th position, following on from a similar result yesterday, (achieved yesterday despite being one to cop a silly 15 second pitlane penalty.... without that yesterday would have been a top 5 result). She has been a revelation to me compared to the other female drivers we have seen in the category, and she is brilliant with the media.
Results and current championship standings in spoiler