Chapter 821 - Thank You, Uncle Wen
The news that LY had won the National Rally Team Championship of the year and that Ji Shu had won the overall champion driver award at the same time quickly exploded on the Internet.
The headlines of various major media outlets were pushing the news, and Weibo dominated the hot lists. The front page was full of competition-related content.
In fact, someone had even posted just the clip of the last half-lap where Shen Li had overtaken six cars in the last three bends.
Without any BGM, without any post-production, interest in the video of the live broadcast instantly blew up. There were over 100,000 comments and the number of likes numbered over a million.
[ Shen Li, you’re the best! ]
[ This one! This one! I watched the whole thing on my knees! ]
[ What she did is definitely god-like. Just based on this one move, Shen Li is definitely worthy of the title of champion as well! ]
At the same time, LY was holding a post-match press conference in the form of a live broadcast.
Compared to the number of viewers during the previous match, the popularity of this interview live broadcast room actually increased instead of decreasing.
Even many passersby who were originally not interested in racing could not hold back their excitement and curiosity after seeing the last video of Shen Li going from eight to second place by overtaking the cars in the last lap. They immediately rushed to view the live broadcast.
Other than Shen Li and the other two drivers, LY’s boss, Yang Tao, and Chief Coach Doyle were also.
The first one to arrive was Yang Tao, followed by Doyle.
However, unlike Yang Tao, who had a smile on his face, Doyle was expressionless. He even looked a little cold.
After the two of them took their seats, the audience in the live broadcast room quickly raised their doubts.
[ What’s going on? Why is that man here with such an unhappy look on his face? Is this really LY’s press conference? ]
[ That’s LY’s head coach Doyle. ]
[ What? LY won the championship. Why does he look like that? Those who don’t know any better might think that it was FN’s head coach that went to the wrong place. ]
[ Ah… but he’s very strong. His strongest ranking was ninth in the world’s best driver rankings! I guess the strong ones will always have a bit of arrogance in their temperament, right? Maybe he was just born with a naturally unpleasant face? ]
[ Emmm… Forget it, I’ll just wait for Shen Li and Ji Shu to show up! Who doesn’t like looking at handsome guys and beautiful girls? ]
[ Exactly! Why isn’t Sister here yet? Wait, wait, wait! ]
On the other side, backstage.
Shen Li took a sip of water and walked to the side to make a call.
After three rings, the person on the other end picked up.
The usual lazy tone.
“LY’s press conference is about to start. Why are you still calling me?”
Shen Li laughed.
“It’s just that I was afraid that you’d be unhappy.”
“If you were really afraid, would you still have competed like that on the field just now? Don’t you know that an old person’s heart can’t take such a scare?”
Shen Li was silent for a moment.
“It seems like you know yourself quite well.”
Null stayed silent.
He walked to the side and casually threw the flattened cigarette box into the trash can. Then, he looked up at the sky.
Today, he had been completely dissed.
He should have taken a look at the almanac before he came out!
“That Yu Cheng, did he offend you before?” Null changed the topic.
Shen Li did not try to hide it.
Null was not surprised by this answer.
If Yu Cheng had not angered her, she would not have done this.
“That idiot… What did that dumb*ss do to provoke you to such an extent?”
It was a sin for him to talk like that. It would be better if he did not swear in front of the girl.
Null silently tried to brainwash himself.
Courtesy, yes, quality, yes, self-cultivation, yes.
After a full four and a half laps, Shen Li had suppressed Yu Cheng and forced him to go from fifth place to ninth place. In the end, she had even disturbed his mental state and caused him to only manage to get into eleventh place.
This was equivalent to pressing Yu Cheng’s head down and slapping him repeatedly. In the end, it was as if she had stomped on his face and left behind a huge footprint.
Yu Cheng had been completely humiliated today.
Null thought about it.
“Was it because of what happened to Ron?”
Shen Li raised her eyebrows.
“You watched the video of the eighth race?”
Null was a little impatient.
“Weren’t you going to replace him? Of course, I took a look at it.”
He had not really been interested in this rally competition. If Ji Shu had not been competing, he probably would not have even known when the race started.
It was not until Shen Li had called and said that she would be replacing Ron and representing LY in the race that he had looked up the video of Ron’s car accident.
With his eyesight, of course, he could see that something fishy had been going on.
“Well, that was a part of the reason.” Shen Li’s voice was calm. “He did something dirty but didn’t leave any evidence, so I could only use the same method to give it back to him.”
Null touched his chin, feeling a little puzzled.
“You have a good relationship with Ji Shu, and LY belongs to your cousin. It’d be normal for you to take the initiative, but… isn’t this too cruel?”
Who could have possibly watched the entire competition without talking about how miserable Yu Cheng was?
This was probably what the saying “humiliated in your own grandmother’s house” meant.
“Did he do something else that crossed the line with you?”
Shen Li narrowed her eyes.
She had known Null for many years, so it was not surprising that he could guess this.
“This matter is more complicated. I can’t explain it clearly in just one or two sentences.”
Null did not speak.
Shen Li paused for a moment and her voice became softer.
“I’ll be more careful in the future.”
Previously, she had promised Null that she would drive as slowly as possible, but she had not fully done that.
Even though she had placed second, her performance above the stage had not been restrained.
“Are you happy?”
Null suddenly asked.
Shen Li was stunned. “What?”
“I said, are you happy that you raced in today’s competition?”
Shen Li said softly.
It could be considered that she had gotten a little payback against Yu Cheng.
“That’s good.” Null’s voice sounded very casual.
Shen Li was surprised.
“Are you really not angry? This time… It might have reminded someone of you.”
It was not just a possibility, but a certainty.
For example, Liao Yuan, or anyone else who still had memories of him.
After all, he had once been at the top of the racing circle, even if he had now been away from the public for the last ten years.
Null rubbed the back of his neck, feeling speechless at her words.
“All the skills you have in repairing cars were stolen from me. Wouldn’t they be blind if they couldn’t see it at all?”
Shen Li stayed quiet.
‘As expected of you.’
“Just think about it. It’s none of my business. After all, what does it have to do with me?”
It was probably because she had caused too much of an emotional upheaval today, but why did she keep talking like that?
Null was a little irritated.
“Fortunately, you still have a little bit of sense left, and you managed to suppress that last part. If you had really driven like that time in Leland–”
He suddenly paused. Recalling that time when she had raced in Leland, his head started to ache again.
Shen Li thought for a moment and said, “Doyle was at the scene today.”
“I know. He’s the one that you beat until he almost crashed into the wall and forfeited the match not long ago?” Null did not think much of it. “Don’t worry, he won’t be able to recognize you.”
Shen Li’s appearance was very different from the way she was back then. Besides, he had not seen her face then.
Shen Li paused for a moment.
“So what if he recognized me? Even if it’s not him, there are others–”
Doyle had not been the only one in that race in Leland.
Null rubbed his temples.
“Then, just wait until he does recognize you. The sun is too bright, and I’m feeling too hot. I’ll be leaving first.”
He seemed to be about to hang up the call.
Shen Li waited for a while but realized that he was still on the phone.
A moment later, a voice came through the receiver again.
Shen Li smiled.
“Thank you, Uncle Wen.”
The only reply was silence.
The other person decisively ended the call.