CAT : Academy Events
TAG : Caterham, Academy, Donington, Donington Park, race, crash
COMMENTS : 2
(If you watched the video first, then yes I'm fine)
Yesterday was the first of the "proper" races in the Academy calendar. I think it's fair to say that my 7 is now well and truly christened as a race car.
As you can see from the video, the race started very well for me. Qualifying had been first thing in the morning after overnight rain, so the track was very wet. I found that very difficult; we had been warned that if we didn't complete 3 qualifying laps then we couldn't race, so I was very keen not to come off in those first laps and as a result was very conservative. That meant I didn't really find out where the grip was during those laps, and although I tried to up the pace for the remaining 2 or 3 laps I never really found...