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  • #190550
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    @Chalky

    Sounds interesting, but as I said, my computer won’t run any of that and I have other things to spend cash on.
    I still want to put the emphasis on Grand Prix 2 having proper telemetry in 1996!!

    #190548
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    @fer-no65
    You could even overlap two different data sheets to see where you lost or gained time.
    And I know how you feel. My computer at home is so outdated it won’t even run angry-birds smoothly and I currently don’t plan on spending large sums of money on a proper wheel with pedals and clutch for the Xbox.

    But striving over racing gloves and climbing into the “cockpit” to do a few test laps with different setups after school or on rainy weekends was a blast.

    #190541
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    Easily Grand Prix 2.
    In many ways this is the game that the newer F1 games try to copy. But somehow don’t dare to entirely. It’s now 16 years since the game came out and it tought me so much about racing lines and setups, thanks to the brilliant telemetry system. It was in GP2 that I understood how to use a manual transmission on a track and how to brake without ABS. For me it all really started with that game.

    The feeling of actually sitting in an F1 car, especially with a racing wheel infront of you (Good ol’ Thrustmaster T2…) was simply wonderful. Comparing different setups and racing lines during practice was immense fun. The graphics back in the day were really good as well. And as an added bonus, crashing the cars could lead to them disintegrating down to the bare chassis.

    Thanks to third-party programs which I had, the whole game was editable. I actually made liveries, helmets and car performances myself for years to come. The newer tracks like Melbourne could be added and the padded sidewall interiors upgraded the looks even further.

    I have played racing games now and then before, but I am a racing game fan ever since GP2.
    Part of why I like the new Codemasters efforts is because they remind a lot of it. However, they could learn so much more from that game, especially when it comes to hardcore in-depth stuff for the real F1 hardcore fans.

    #165634
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    Will he complain about Lightning McQueen’s front wing?

    #165519
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    There’s more to an F1 driver than going around a track pretty fast, which Vettel can. Working with your engineers to improve the car. Giving proper feedback. That’s what made Michael Schumacher and Ferrari unbeatable for several years. It’s not like you can put any driver into any car and he will win…

    Hamilton is dumbing around at McLaren for years now without any real progress.

    He’s like the spoilt brat that got a Porsche from mom and dad as a graduation gift when it comes to F1 seats.

    Vettel managed a magnificent victory for Toro Rosso in Monza 2008 in the pouring rain, which was the clostest to being Senna’esque than any driver on the grid (except Michael Schumacher) ever came. Not to mention, that despite his errors he would have been world champion easily sans the technical problems of his “oh-so-fast” Red Bull. Which – talking speed only – is now on top of it’s game a third year in a row.

    The best thing Hamilton ever did in the rain was parking the car in the gravel pit at the Fuji pit entrance.

    He’s not Senna, he’s not like Senna. He’s not anywhere near Senna, he’s not on the same track as Senna… You get the idea.

    #163495
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    lol! “Even blind people must be able to see them!”

    #157585
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    The ’94 and ’95 Benettons were awesome, but I always felt the later cars looked too busy.

    #165600
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    Yellow and red remind me too much of McDonald’s.

    Other than that, better than the red clown caps.

    #165626
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    Nice job on the (slightly changed) Vin Diesel quote, PM…

    #163492
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    That’s the point. You never saw Rossi with the #1, rendering it basically useless.

    #165622
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    A few years back you certainly could say, that when someone won by 30 seconds or more he was actually dominating the field. There were races when Michael Schumacher in his first stint was fast enough to still emerge out of the pits after a pit stop.

    The problem we have today is, that the engine has to last several races, which means every second you pull over another driver is useless stress on the drivetrain.

    Imagine – in theory – Vettel would push so hard that he had 20 seconds over Hamilton. And then the safety car comes out, 6 or 7 laps before you wanted to pit. You just blew a good portion of life out of your engine for nothing.

    The strategy today is to have an advantage big enough to react on the driver behind you and to make sure he is a) not anywhere near your slipstream and b) doesn’t block you on the way out of the pits, when both pit on the same lap and team is a tad bit faster.

    #165507
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    Yes, he is a little boy, apparently. As he does seem rather butthurt about the Red Bull being such a fast car and all.

    #163489
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    I don’t really care if driver’s were allowed to choose their number. I got quite used to the champion getting the number 1. It’s sort of a reward.

    Nevertheless, I do agree with other posts in here, that the numbers should be clearly visible on the cars.

    I like what Williams did this year, with the number on the sidepod. Now it doesn’t to be like this, but a clearly visible number on the rear wing or on the side should be made mandatory.

    #165408
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    24 hours on the Nürburgring. ;)

    #165353
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    I would love to see Christian Horner explaining to Charlie Whiting how Mark did a “rage quit” and he will be going suicidal in case the FIA decides to disqualify him.

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