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  • #257169
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6274010

    Turn 1 & 2 is the new Abbey at Silverstone. I’ve kept to the tarmac (mostly) as thats how I like to do airport circuits. Lots of sweeping corners, some of which are acceleration zones. Changing radii. Keeps it interesting.

    #256859
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    Only 3 entries? Ahh well.

    @qingwa – You demolished several buildings and ran the circuit up the steep slope of a dam. Don’t think that would work, really.

    @npf1 – I like yours the best. Fits the criteria, nice layout. You win.

    #256731
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    Hmmmm… A date mid-way between Argentina in January, and 2 US dates in March.

    All circuits are in city centres. Might they run here, perhaps. Maybe as a dry run for holding a major international motor racing event at some point later that year/the year after?

    #256730
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    Woo! Ta very much @andae23

    In readyness for their F1 World Championship assault next season*, Gene Haas needs a testing circuit built, and quick!

    Stewart-Haas – Mr Haas’s latest of many motorsport teams over the years – are based here, on the western limits of Kannapolis, north of Charoltte, North Carolina. Lets assume that’s where his F1 operation will be based as well. The brief is to build a circuit suitable for hosting private tests (I know those aren’t allowed, but whatever, doesn’t matter) for a Formula 1 car. Bear in mind that this is for testing a car, not for multiple cars racing, so the circuit doesn’t have to conform to any FIA length requirements, and must contain lots of different corner types to evaluate the performance and handling of a car (think Fiorano, Bedford Autodrome, Dunsfold, and various proving grounds around the world.

    The circuit must be within a few miles of the shores of the Don T. Howell Reservoir (just to the east of the Steward-Haas facility). You can deforest, you can buy land from farms, but don’t use any existing main roads, or demolish anything that looks like a home or place of work.

    Contest will end when the chequered flag falls at the end of the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday evening. Go!

    *maybe

    #256641
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6266639

    The new Grand Prix Circuit is about 3.75km long, clockwise, includes an all new start/finish straight, pit lane, and a brand new 2.5km opening half.

    Also included in the design is the National Circuit which uses the new start/finish straight and the first half of the circuit before turning back to the start/finish straight at around 2.5km. Also there’s the Club Circuit which follows the route of the current circuit, albeit with a nice new club pit & paddock.

    The right/left/right swoop before the 3km marker is not used in the full Grand Prix Circuit, only the Club Circuit.

    #256106
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    IndyCar, TUSC and the Pirelli World Challenge all in the same place on one weekend.

    Almost makes me want to live in LA.

    #256012
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    I was never entirely convinced they ever really did anything apart from cobble together a couple of showroom concept cars.

    #255286
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    @sircoolbeans Greenlight Greenlight Greenlight!

    #255074
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    @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 @magnificent-Geoffrey I still say Grand Prix Manager 2 is far better than Grand Prix World. Plus there’s a decent modding community out there who have essentially updated the game every season for the past 15 years.

    #255072
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    I assume they’re doubling the price of the tickets?

    #254933
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    Console? Pfft… this is the kind of game that should be on PC. Phone/tablet is plenty good though.

    #254889
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    I’m a big fan of Grand Prix Manager 2, and still think that was the last F1 manager game that was worth any kind of salt. Kairosoft’s Grand Prix Story was a great little time sink but didn’t have a lot of depth. There have been various unlicenced F1 manager releases on PC which seem to have a lot of depth but are difficult to use, shoddily put together or just plain aren’t much fun, so it’s definitely time for something serious that works.

    I like that it’s ‘Motorsport’ Manager rather than Formula manager. It sounds like it’s not just limited to one series or one type of car. Will there be an option in there for tin tops/GT/prototypes at all?

    And yes, those 3d track models. Very much like the diagrams you see TV companies put on at the start of the broadcasts. Any motorsport fan will feel at home with those.

    #254885
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    Love the tilt-shift graphics. Great minimalist style but works really well. I shall be investigating come May!

    #254863
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    I was enjoying that until the first caution. 7 laps for a car that crashed lightly at turn 1 and then carried on after half a lap regardless. Then all the confusion over everyone (or not) having to pit (or not), followed by the completely daft restart procedure. That all killed it for me really.

    Shame for Sato, he was running very well until he got shoved wide, and shame for COnway on missing that pit call and getting a penalty for it.

    I do like this series, but it still has a lot of creases to iron out.

    #254048
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    Did they read the F1 nosecone rules by accident? That’s a horrible front end they’ve stuck on an otherwise pretty car.

    Oh well, there’s still the audi to look at. and the Strakka, and the Rebellion (when they both finally show up) and all the pretty LMP2 machines.

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