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  • #312237
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    iRacing. It is very realistic and enjoyable. The community is great and no other multiplayer game can match the quality of racing in public races.

    And if you spend the money to get iRacing, you may as well play it all of the time (it is pricey).

    #312182
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    SPOILERS

    Like you guys, I was gutted to see Beyer retire after his strong showing. And while Halvosen impressed on debut, he still didn’t finish as high as Hutchinson did on his debut. Harrison continued to be unimpressive as usual. Unusually, Beckenbauer was absolutely poor all race. He made mistake after mistake and ultimately cost Simon the win that he deserved.

    And here are some (potentially) interesting statistics from the 2015 German V-Prix:
    – Enrique Ruiz has overtake Will Hoskins as the driver with the most V-Prix wins with 8 wins.
    – Will Hoskins tied Ruiz and Wagner for most career pole positions (8).
    – Will Hoskins took his first pole position since last year’s German V-Prix. This gap between consecutive pole positions ties Elroy Wagner’s record for most races between consecutive poles of 17 races.
    – Westwood earned its second pole position and second podium in the same race. Westwood’s most recent pole position was also at a German V-Prix (2013 with Bacon). This gap between consecutive poles is the biggest ever for a team (34 races).
    – All three of Liverpool’s non-points scoring results have been earned by Beckenbauer. Maxwell and Simon have scored points in every race they have started.
    – Domenicalli and Simon have still scored points in every race so far this season.
    – Franklin have won 4 consecutive races for the second time in Formula Virtual history. The only previous occurrence of this was Franklin from 2014 Brazil-2015 Malaysia.
    – Simon’s podium ended Liverpool/Mathershaw’s what tied as the team’s longest podium-less streak. Their previous 3 race podium-less streak happened early in the 2013 season.
    – Franklin are the first team to win three races in a row while having a driver retire in all three races.
    – Warrior suffered their first ever double retirement.
    – This race saw more retirements than any previous race with 9 retirements. Similarly, the race also had the fewest classified finishers of any V-Prix with only 13 cars classified (and Beckenbauer and Davenport didn’t really finish).
    – For the first time this season, Franklin won a V-Prix by less than 15 seconds.
    – Ingram have scored in six consecutive races, which is their longest ever points scoring streak.
    – Ocelot ended their worst ever non-points scoring streak of 5 races with Dwyer’s 10th place.
    – Warrior have now surpassed their longest points scoring drought with a drought that stretches back 10 races.
    – Marcus Thunder’s 9 race points scoring streak ended with a retirement.
    – Johan Halvosen became the first Danish driver to ever race in Formula Virtual as well as the first Dane to score points in Formula Virtual.
    – Johan Halvosen’s 7th place is the best result by a mid-season debutant since Kurtis Gardner’s 5th place at the 2014 US V-Prix. The best ever result by a mid-season debutant was Regi Abott’s 2nd place at the 2013 US V-Prix.
    – This race was the first wet race of the season. May there be many more, especially next season (FIRST will need some opportunities to score points!).

    #312164
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    @formula-1 If you need points so badly then why did you drop the driver that has scored all but one of your points this season?

    #312158
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    Quick stat: That is the first pole by a non-Franklin or Liverpool driver in 28 races, going back to Wagner’s final pole for Team 23 (Mexico 2013).

    The mixed up grid suggests a crazy race but don’t rule out a win for Hoskins. He did have good pace in practice as well.

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    @RoboCAT Thanks for the explanation, and I think you are taking the right approach to dealing with the issue.

    #312005
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    Here are some (potentially) interesting statistics from the 2015 United States V-Prix:

    * Elroy Wagner scored the fifth victory of his career and third of the season. He also set his seventh career fastest lap and third of the season.
    * Enrique Ruiz won his eighth career pole position and his seventh of the season. Enrique Ruiz has now surpassed the previous record for most pole positions in a season (Wagner 2013 with 6) with 8 races to go.
    * Honda have won in every edition of the United States V-Prix: twice with Franklin (2013, 2015) and once with Ingram (2014).
    * Scott Parsons became the first driver to be disqualified from a Formula Virtual race.
    * Rossi became the first team ever to get two consecutive double podium finishes without winning in either race.
    * Enrique Ruiz has retired from the lead in all three races that Elroy Wagner has won this season.
    * @bradley13 @sirspuddington If 4 points were awarded for pole and 1 point for fastest lap, Ruiz would still be trailing Wagner by 68 points. This gap is substantially smaller than the current 90 point gap, however.
    * The top 6 teams in the constructors’ table have scored all but one of the points in the last four races. The bottom teams (8th and below) have scored exactly zero points in the last four races.
    * Downton extend their 5 race double points scoring streak. This is a personal record for them, and it is the record for most consecutive double points finishes without a podium.
    * Ocelot suffered their first ever double retirement.
    * Eight of the ten drivers that scored in the United States also scored in Canada. Wagner and Kinnumen were the only points scorers at Indianapolis that didn’t also score in Montreal.
    * Every season of Formula Virtual has seen only one non-European driver finish inside of the top 10 in the points standings. Ruiz is the only one doing so this year, Dwyer was the only one in 2013, and Ruiz was the only one in 2014.
    * Ocelot have changed their driver lineup for each of the last three races. In addition, each of these races has featured a different pair of drivers.
    * Kip Maxwell became the first driver since Enrique Ruiz to score points in three consecutive races after scoring his first career points.
    * Franklin have a streak of at least three consecutive wins for the fourth time in their history. No other team has ever had three wins in-a-row. Team 23 and Liverpool are the only other teams to have won back-to-back races before.
    * Wagner had never scored points in the US before his victory. Giodano had also never scored points in the US until his 2nd place.
    * On the contrary, Domenicalli averages a 3rd place at Indianapolis. This is the best average finishing position of any driver at Indy. His best results of 2013 and 2014, respectively, both occurred at Indy.
    * No American driver has ever scored in the United States V-Prix.
    * British teams have filled exactly 8 of the top 10 positions at each of the last 5 races.

    @RoboCAT Are wet weather conditions a thing in this series any more?

    @Formula-1 Hutchinson got caught up in Parsons’ mess. That ruined his pit strategy. He had to pit an additional time at the end because your team didn’t put enough fuel in the car to go to the end, which is kind of a rookie mistake if you ask me.

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    @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 Well with Milkovich being 5th in practice, I say you guys have a good chance at another good result.

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    You guys are forgetting that suspicious team tactics were the only reason Ruiz won the championship over Hoskins in 2014.

    #311667
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    My favourite driver right now is Adrien Simon, so that’s who I voted for.

    Next season my favourite non-FIRST driver will be Olen Inman, mainly because it would be cool for him to do well after driving for FIRST in FV2.

    #311656
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    This is the worst gimmick in motorsports history. The most exciting part of any oval race (for me) are long green flag runs. Long green flag runs allow for more strategy, tyre conservation, fuel conservation, and they allow for each race to be unique. This gimmick will essentially make every race have a similar plot.

    Cookie-cutter races on cookie-cutter tracks? That’s not for me.

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    #311639
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    Great reads @homqvist . I think your driver rankings are fair.

    Hutchinson could be a little higher if Meteor hadn’t decided to drop their only decent driver, of course. Hopefully Hutchinson can deliver consistently in the races for FIRST like he had for Meteor.

    #311584
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    @bradley13 I would like #75 for my reserve number.

    Also, congrats to @theawesomefish on his entry into FV. It is well deserved, and I hope we can march up the field together in the coming years.

    I posted the stats, but they didn’t show up (meaning they will show up in a few days).

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