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  • #343047

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    @redmist – Afraid not no, and I don’t know what bits of the template relate to what either, so I’m not going to be able to help convert them. In fact, I’m pretty poor at putting liveries on the templates as it is, so I definitely won’t be able to help convert them.

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    @bradley13, @redmist, @holmqvist, @alextrosbergfan, @mathers, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington

    2017 Steak and Shake IndyVirtual Series
    Round 8 – Chevrolet Indianapolis 250
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway

    Qualifying

    Seeing as there is a template prior to this posted by Nic – and while it won’t be until 2018 I’m sure many of you are excited to get designing! – I suppose it’s only fair to give you the regulations for liveries.

    Having checked the template there are certain bits there I would like you to retain. The car numbers must be in exactly the same places and be the same sizes, but can be in any font and colour you like – as long as they are still visible. The template also has the IndyCar series logos on the car (two red and one black) and I would like the IndyVirtual series logo to replace these, and this can be found on the Wiki page. The Firestone logos must also be retained and you must include the logo of your manufacturer on the tip of the nose and also each side of the engine cover. And, as with the FV cars, you must have the drivers name and flag on the side of the cockpit.

    With regards to the actual livery I will allow cars within the same team to run with different colours (what can of worms am I opening here…), however the livery design must be exactly the same on all cars within the team. This also means the cars can run with different sponsors, as long as they are in exactly the same places on each car. Of course you can still run all the cars within your team in the same livery.

    If you have any further questions, please ask!

    #342986

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    @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 – I certainly get your point about splitting it into quarters/thirds, but I just think the realism factor (admittedly what little there is) would be a bit lost, and it’s more time-consuming to do it that way than pop it all into one article. Not that I don’t want to invest time, but I do have a life outside of FV and it’s community (as hard as that is to believe!)

    With regards to your point on bidding about FV always taking priority on FV drivers, that’s not quite how it works at the moment (an FV team can submit a bid of the same value as an Indy team but be classed as on top) however I’m going to discuss this with Nic to see if we can come up with something more in favour of the FV teams.

    @blockwall2 – As I openly stated in the article and have done before here, I only bid on drivers I like and that I believe are good. There may be the odd occasion or two where your point is valid, but out of the number of drivers we have I don’t think that is a problem personally. Besides, as I also stated, I very much intend to keep my current line-up for a while to come.

    You mentioned you didn’t think it was ‘a big deal’ after stating: “I don’t think that Bradley should have access to the qualities of any of the drivers at any level of competition.” That doesn’t come across to me as ‘happy’.

    With regards to the Triple Crown race videos – it is something I have wanted to do, but not had the opportunity, and while me and Nic has indeed now properly discussed this, I must stress it may still not be possible. I really really hope it is, but it depends on the Indy cars working on a street circuit, so keep fingers crossed! As to questions regarding them, I’ll field them – over on the IndyVirtual forum so as not to clog this up! – once we have confirmation as to whether it is a go-ahead or not.

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    @blockwall2 – My post was blocked by filters, I’ve responded here: http://formulav.weebly.com/formula-v-news/downton-hits-back-at-blocker-comments

    #342945

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    Okay, tad rude there…

    #342897

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    @blockwall2 – Very good points. If they’ve completed the same number in both races then I think it’d make sense to say the highest amount – but I reckon it’s up to @robocat to make that final call?

    And yes sorry, I do mean started – bad choice of words!

    #342895

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    @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @redmist, @alextrosbergfan, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995

    As it is a question I’ve been asked by a couple of people, I thought it best to share here.

    For drivers that have switched between the two top tier series throughout the year (Einarsson and Ellington to date) the bid price for the driver will be their standing in whichever series they have completed the most races.

    #342632

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    Another great race again from my point of view, and it was fantastic watching all the strategies play out. I’m glad Nathaniel held on as I felt he deserved that, even if he did try and throw it away! But it was great to see Klaas really being the only one to makes the softs work.

    Can I just say, I feel really sorry for @jamiefranklinf1. While Franklin having problems clearly helps us massively, they should be doing much better than they are and it’s frustrating to see drivers of the calibre of Ruiz and Giodano constantly involved in incidents or errors that ruins the chance of them fighting where they should be for a great result. Having said that, both of the incidents that cost them time in Spain were really their own faults, but even so.

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    #342546

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    Post by @robocat that has been ‘hidden’ for some reason:

    @blockwall2

    The cars shouldn’t effect the racing much, if at all. The great thing about virtual racing, is that dirty air can be lowered even when you have a high downforce car. The only difference I can maybe see is that the cars will go a lot faster through corners, so maybe it might be a little tricky and riskier to pass, but again I don’t think it will make a difference.

    I got in contact with the creator of these cars and asked if we could have different styles of noses etc. Unfortunately right now the optional shark fin is the only difference. I agree with your thoughts on the engine/shark fin though. To try make it a bit better was lower the maximum dev points (depending on shark fin or not) to 6, rather than the 12 it has been for the past couple of years. But also as t has always been, you can spread those six points between aero and engine, but must have at least two points on each.

    The 2018 cars will work better than the current cars we use. I haven’t just chosen these cars because of the looks – there is more into it. The current cars we use were last developed in 2012. The new 2018 cars are very recent and look to be receiving updates. The 2018 cars will feature better physics, wet weather performance, crash damage, and better graphics (with the recent rfactor dx11 update). So absolutely, right now, this is the best ‘F1’ mod that is available and is thus the main reason I have decided to with it. It is important that we keep our cars up to date so we can continue to get the maximum performance from rfactor and their updates. I also think it’s important to note that the cars we will be using next year are not 2017 F1 cars. They are a loosely based hybrid between 2017 and mid 00’s F1 car. Ie, the cars are shorter that the 2017 F1 car.

    I will post a link to the car template within the next day or so. :)

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    #342465

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    Still waiting on the following for development / research ahead of the next race:
    @alextrosbergfan, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington

    Deadline is 23:59 UK Time tomorrow (Wednesday 17th May)!

    #342251

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    @bradley13, @redmist, @holmqvist, @alextrosbergfan, @mathers, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington

    2017 Steak and Shake IndyVirtual Series
    Round 7 – Mobil 1 Race of Sebring
    Sebring International Raceway, Sebring

    Race

    Nope, I’ve literally no idea what happened there either…

    Can you please inform me of any development (2017) or research (2018) you wish to do by 23:59 UK Time on Wednesday 17th May ahead of round 8. All finance information can be found here: https://bjdownton.wixsite.com/indyvirtualfinances

    #342148

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    @bradley13, @redmist, @holmqvist, @alextrosbergfan, @mathers, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington

    2017 Steak and Shake IndyVirtual Series
    Round 7 – Mobil 1 Race of Sebring
    Sebring International Raceway, Sebring

    Qualifying

    #341875

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    Interesting move from Holmqvist with Einarsson scoring his first point and seemingly starting to improve, he’s still been overshadowed by Thunder though. Ellington is a strange choice to replace though, admittedly he has done well in Indy so far, but last season he was humiliated by Felix Beyer…

    @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @redmist

    Youth Academy Bid for Matteo Zetticci: £100,000

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