New Orleans, August 20, 2016:
I drove the Benetton B-198 for the first time; and had the second fastest lap of eight drivers (all half my age) from USA, China, Norway and Russia. The racer boy Siberian on left didn't make it past Turn 3A. As I un-suited I'd warned him about the 2-3-4 gear combo coming out of T3a- to T8. He didn't listen and told me he hadn't even bothered to memorize the turn numbers.
Hilariously, he stalled on first pit-entry; over-reved on his second try. Once released to "hot lap" helasted 18 seconds...into T3a! Just as I warned him not to: he over-powered in second gear with 740hp in a 1500 lb chassis....spun 180 and stalled!
Thankfully for the car's owner, the diffuser and front wing were not damaged in the spin... because thiscar is racing Road Atlanta in September and Imola in Italy in October.
"Da, Ya tozhe zniyu Rooski yezik"
The only language I don't speak is Laramie gutter.