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  • #289253
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    Possibility to complain about the engines
    Ability to fire all the team staff
    Have “Puppet Bernie” show up and say something out of touch
    Puppet Bernie
    Have some crazy rules mentioned in passing for next season which are then later abandoned

    Other than that, preferably a glitch-free game that isn’t just a rehash of last years (but with slightly better textures to make it “next gen”)

    #288130
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    @keithedin you may find this useful for doing tables on forums:

    http://www.sensefulsolutions.com/2010/10/format-text-as-table.html

    Gave me (with a few tweaks) this result for the initial table:

    +----+-----------+--------+---------+-----+----------------+-----+------+
    |    | Race      | Length | Pole    | Spd | Best of Rest   | Qua | Race |
    +----+-----------+--------+---------+-----+----------------+-----+------+
    | 1  | Italy     | 5.793  | 84.109  | 248 | Williams       | HAM |      |
    | 2  | Belgium   | 7.004  | 110.511 | 228 | RedBull        | wet | ROS  |
    | 3  | Austria   | 4.326  | 68.759  | 226 | Williams (1st) | ROS |      |
    | 4  | Japan     | 5.807  | 92.506  | 226 | Williams       | ROS |      |
    | 5  | Britain   | 5.891  | 95.766  | 221 | RedBull        | wet | ROS  |
    | 6  | Germany   | 4.574  | 76.540  | 215 | Williams       | –   |      |
    | 7  | Russia    | 5.848  | 98.513  | 214 | Williams       | HAM |      |
    | 8  | Canada    | 4.361  | 74.874  | 210 | RedBull        | ROS |      |
    | 9  | Bahrain   | 5.412  | 93.185  | 209 | RedBull        | ROS |      |
    | 10 | Brazil    | 4.309  | 75.574  | 205 | predicted      |     |      |
    | 11 | USA       | 5.513  | 99.228  | 200 | predicted      |     |      |
    | 12 | Spain     | 4.655  | 85.232  | 197 | RedBull        | HAM |      |
    | 13 | Abu Dhabi | 5.554  | 102.958 | 194 | predicted      |     |      |
    | 14 | Hungary   | 4.381  | 82.715  | 191 | RedBull        | wet | –    |
    | 15 | Australia | 5.303  | 104.231 | 183 | RedBull        | wet | HAM  |
    | 16 | Singapore | 5.065  | 105.681 | 173 | RedBull        | HAM |      |
    | 17 | China     | 5.451  | 113.860 | 172 | RedBull        | wet | HAM  |
    | 18 | Malaysia  | 5.543  | 119.431 | 167 | RedBull        | wet | HAM  |
    | 19 | Monaco    | 3.340  | 75.989  | 158 | RedBull        | ROS |      |
    +----+-----------+--------+---------+-----+----------------+-----+------+
    #288132
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    Would love to see Stoneman in Indycar though. Think of the hype he’d get over there for all he has been through! They would love him stateside

    #288131
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    @fastiesty not entirely sure if Mardenborough would need Nissan to move to F1. Nissan and Renault have that weird symbiotic relationship where each owns half of the other or something, so it would not be inconceivable for Renault to push him into a team somewhere should the opportunity arise.

    #286351
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    Took the wife and son to it in 2013. Wasn’t too bad. Spent most of the time round the Start/Finish straight. There is a nice bit of banking to sit on between Ascari and Parabolica which we watched the first half of the race from. We also managed to sneak under the grandstand at the exit of Parabolica for some really good close-up pictures (although after 20 minutes or so, others found out about this spot too, which drew attention from the marshalls who moved us out sharpish). Meant we got to see most of the pit stops too though. As for other spots, I couldnt say much more about other areas really as with a young kid in a pushchair, it wasnt ideal for getting round and exploring all the options but the areas we ended up were quite nice. Where we watched the first half of the race from was quite a nice vantage point to see the cars, but with no big screens nearby it was harder to keep track of goings on.

    If I was going again though, I probably wouldn’t do GA again. There is a fair bit of walking required just to get to the track from the bus dropoff points (or the edges of Monza Park if driving – good luck finding space. We parked a mile away on the Thursday!). so once you get there you probably want to crash for a little while (especially if it is a warm day, which it usually is). Seats are better for that. Most grandstands have a big screen nearby too, however these were quite hard to spot from the GA areas we went to (may be better at the other end of the track, but could not say).

    #274152
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    @hunocsi

    Which would obviously mean the last driver in Q1 would not qualify (as 26 cars are the maximum)

    Which then begs the question, what of 2015 and Haas?

    Think that is my main stumbling point for this being in any way serious. If they are making this change then surely the need for another team is unfounded. And no team will want to go racing in F1 in this economy if they are not guaranteed to race, as exposure time is what the sponsors want. The backmarkers struggle enough for sponsors as is.

    I really can’t see this happening. I think that yes, we may lose one team by the time Haas is here in 2015, but cannot see it being down to 8 and cannot see the return of the DNQ as standard in modern F1

    #274014
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    RB: Vettel, Ricciardo, Kvyat
    Merc: Hamilton, Rosberg, Hulkenberg
    Ferrari: Alonso, Raikkonen, Bianchi
    Williams: Massa, Bottas, Nasr
    McLaren: Button, Magnussen, Grosjean
    Force India: Perez, Vergne, Sutil (again!)
    Toro Rosso: Verstappen, Sainz Jr, da Costa
    Marussia: Chilton, Lotterer, de Silvestro

    In another series:
    Lotus: Maldonado, Cecotto, Canamasas
    Probably destruction derby…

    #270850
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    Congrats. Will be so satisfying for you to see it up on the App Store! Will be even more satisfying for me to see it on Google Play Store ;)

    Kinda wish I still had my iPhone now (although this would be the only reason!)

    #268734
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    Can’t wait for the android app. And nice to see Firecruiser winning (however unrealistic that may be :P) on one of the screenshots posted on the article on your twitter. Just FYI, Firecruiser Towers use the Note 2 for the most part, so hopefully that will be supported (as it does have rather a large screen!)

    #263368
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    Well I am nowhere near so wouldn’t be able to get there. If you are looking for more inspiration, some more Really Rubbish Racing teams could always be used to fill the gap. Perhaps my teamup with @ratonedge, Northern Monkey Racing: http://www.reallyrubbishracing.co.uk/index.php?title=Northern_Monkey_Racing
    Plenty of other great team names on there too that i am sure people wouldnt mind being used in a motorsport game ;) – http://www.reallyrubbishracing.co.uk/index.php?title=Category:Teams

    #263289
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    Got to have the mighty Firecruiser Racing Team in there: http://www.reallyrubbishracing.co.uk/index.php?title=Firecruiser_Racing_Team ;) (even have a few logos for it you could use)

    #263210
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    Forgot to respond to this actually as its a pain trying to log in to the site on my phone. Saw it last night (I have email subscriptions to this thread) and was blown away. Brilliant stuff so far!

    #256073
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    Could Manor not conceivably run the team? Or are they completely out of the picture after the Marussia buyout (I cant remember). I could imagine someone with a background of well run teams in lower formulae like Manor with a hands on role at this level would, at the minimum, run the team at the same level as currently and would have more success in raising the team up the grid than just another idiot with deep pockets (although deep pockets will help, but thats what decent sponsorship is for, which would be easier to come by for a genuine race team!)

    #255990
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    But if they were credited with the lap, then the scenario in that COTD is moot as they would still be on the same lap after the credit and would be taking the restart lying astern from each other. Essentially, making it so everyone is on the same lap and in the correct placement order when taking the restart.

    #254952
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    This really does look very interesting and will definitely keep an eye out for this one come May time. Have subscribed to the thread to make sure I remember ;)

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