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  • #291059
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    @f1fanf1fan And Red Bull would be….what? After all that’s happened to Team Enstone?

    Just part of the silly season if you ask me.

    #290961
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    Yeah, though I am a bit curious as to what “promotional partner” means, @keithcollantine .

    #290875
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    @barkun That’d mean that just like 2008, I’ll find it hard to tell a Force India from a McLaren!

    #290793
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    @redmist Yes, and I think I didn’t say otherwise:)

    #290789
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    @RoboCAT @bradley13 @diceman @bnm123 @JamieFranklinF1 @full-throttle-f1 @mathers @pezlo2013 @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 @sirspuddington @aiera-music @redmistA vintage race for FV drivers was planned for the first few days of the then new year at Brands Hatch. However, that hasn’t quite materialised because, as it turned out, the drivers already had the Morley Cup (played on the Dreamcast) scheduled for then. Because of that, things had to wait.

    However, the drivers have now participated in a day-long free practice session. Unlike in F1FVGPC (and the upcoming FV), in free practices the organisers didn’t time the drivers. It was the drivers, or teams, who timed the laps with a stopwatch, some analog, some digital.

    The organisers provided the engine blocks, which aren’t allowed to be changed, along with the rest of the .engine, which are. All the teams have invited their FV engine manufacturers to tune and modify the vintage race engines. GM, however, declined the invitation.

    Because of that, for this event teams like Liverpool invited VW group instead, while VW gets some sponsorship for the arm from which mechanics were sent: Bugatti. Liverpool got to keep their Vauxhall sponsorship, though.

    Downton, despite rumours of them using Vauxhall engines as well, seem to have invited neither VW nor GM to the event, which seems to indicate that those rumours were wrong.

    AMR’s invitation to BMW, on the other hand, was accepted, and BMW’s mechanics could be seen in their garage. BMW were also given some ad space. (It later emerged that BMW actually requested the swansong appearance with AMR, not the other way around)

    The organisers hope that the qualy and race can take place within a week or two, as between now and then the drivers still want to finish the Morley Cup.

    Pictured: Emma Wilson.

    n.b.

    • Christian Saward claims that VW paid ad space to Peugeot, leading to the otherwise wrong logo to be shown on Lucas’ cars.
    • Franklin, Meteor, and Warrior have opted out of the event
    • The race will be FV only.
    #290578
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    @mathers I don’t know if I love the liveries, or the programme on which it is used. Probably the latter

    So far I’m loving @robocat ‘s move to rFactor 2.

    #290408
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    @robocat That enables the teams that haven’t chosen tyres to run on Aeolus tyres, then (since it’ll be equal to Michelin/Firestone anyway :p).

    #290365
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    @aiera-music I second that :(

    #290351
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    A revival of the Collantine Cup should include commentary. That is, of course, if the game allows it.

    Video games rarely do.

    #290217
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    @f1fanf1fan But they eventually replaced it with “It Could Be YOU”…..so even HRT fell out of keeness of doing that.

    #290207
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    @willwood But it makes a good off-season show, doesn’t it?

    Forget marrying FE, this is a tiny bit more interesting :p

    #290192
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    @keithcollantine So that’s how you deal with the off-season.

    It’s quie a rivalry indeed.

    #289893
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    Indonesian here. There was an Indonesian circuit built in the ’90s that tried to host F1 (with a layout more boring than most, if not all, Tilkedromes). The standards were either raised above the one the circuit complies with or the plan was stopped by the late ’90s crisis we had, or the circuit didn’t meet the original plan, or the original plan turned out to never have complied with F1 standards to begin with(I don’t know since I wasn’t born then).

    #289889
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    @jamiefRankliNf1 It’s not a series. It’s just an off-season activity for those in the pinnacle.

    As it happens that activity can, if I wanted to, be turned into another championship, below FV. But it hasn’t been., nor will it be since as a student I’m not the world’s best at managing time (but both me and FV are on holiday for now, so that matters less, for now).

    It’s like having F1 drivers race, tomorrow (i.e. in the off-season) in Need for Speed 6 with mod cars painted with their teams’ livery using a few computers connected through a LAN. I wouldn’t call that a “lesser series than” F1, I’d call it a thing related to F1 by a thread a few picometres in radius, if not a nonexistant thread.

    But fair enough. You’re here for FV alone. So I’ll rest my case, if not too happily. Happy new year, and happy Thursday.

    #289885
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    Sorry for not updating since the last few days of the last Gregorian year but now that I can connect my laptop to the interweb thingy(boy, I missed quite a few pages in the mean time), I will.

    @davidnotcoulthard ‘s races are going to be an occasional thing that will mix things up. They will even let us see how FV drivers compare in equal machinery!

    @blockwall2 Considering how different Speed Dreams is compared to EA’s F1 games or rFactor2, do note equal machinery here won’t mean accurate (It’s a bit like comparing Narain Karthikeyan and the guy who called him “gherkin” in how good they are at commentating, using the same mic and headsets. Same machinery, yes, but….), in case you thought otherwise (just in case you did).

    I should imagine the values for how good the drivers are will be guestimated by @davidnotcoulthard based on previous performances, so he could be way off.

    @bradley13 They won’t be (sorry!). Speed Dreams gives so little room tweaking-wise that driver skills, etc, can’t be changed (the game will figure it out itself). That also goes for strategies (which honestly would’ve been a good thing at the end of last season, right, @jamiefranklinf1 ? :p), which are permanently 1 stop. I can change the cars but that’d be unfair.

    Basically I might as well have put the drivers’ names as sprites in Harvest Moon and see how good they are at it. This is how unrelated my race will be to FV proper performance-wise. It’s like how James Hunt probably wouldn’t do that well in 2004. So with that in mind, @jamiefranklinf1 I think it shouldn’t be a problem in terms of “seeing them drive the same machines”. Just remember, they’re actually 20 copies of a driver different from each and every one in FV proper (aside from the aggression thing, that is), named after them driving for teams named after the respective FV teams.

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