Wednesday saw the final race of our mini Formula D league on the base games track.
Once more our starting positions were decided using the handicapped system previously suggested by Jonsthan. Which is basically reverse finishing order of the previous race. So the winner is at the back, while the loser is in pole position.
So with Jo a no show for this final race, and dropping valuable points, she had consolidated her place as last overall.
Having two comprehensive wins previously Katie was the clear overall leader. The best I could hope for was to win and for Katie to not finish, and then I could draw with her. All Katie needed to do was cross the finish line and score to cement her victory.
In reality this race would be all about Jonathan and myself fighting it out for the scraps or more accurately second place.
How does she do this? There is some trickery going on here.
For the rest of the race Katie held onto her lead pretty convincingly. Whilst Jonathan and I battled it out for second place. Which for a lot of the race looked like a battle Jonathan was winning.
Everything came down to the final four corners. As we negotiated them it looked like we might even steal first place from Katie at one point. But that was false hope.
With some “brave” (read over shooting and taking wear points) driving, I took second away from Jonathan, as Katie pulled away.
Katie easily scored her third win, making that a clean sweep of victories.
I came in second, while Jonathan limped in third. Jonathan and I had both been driving on the edge and had finished with barely any wear points left.
So the final standings were:
- Katie (9 points – 1/1/1)
- Me (5 points – 2/3/2)
- Jonathan (3 [not the 4 I originally put – thank you Martin for pointing this big mistake out] points DNF/2/3)
- Jo (1 point 3/4/DNS)
DNF – Did not finish
DNS – Did not start
A great three race season, using the beginner rules. There will be another second season starting in the Autumn using the Advanced rules, and possibly an extra track (finances permitting).
Our hope is the advance rules will slow down the winning machine that is Katie!