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  • #301485
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    @fastiesty Can’t say that I’ve played iRacing, perhaps I should look into it. I speak obviously of the games that I play and from what I’ve heard about. As for a run down, I’ve mainly played on console for years, so the likes of the Forza series on xbox, GT series on PS, F1 20xx series on Xbox, I’ve dabbled with some pc games, but i need a steering wheel/pedal set for the PC. Although, I think I’ll be getting one near the end of the year.

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    Looking at the video @fastiesty uploaded, I think that the understeer aspect is improving. That tight right hander before the final left right in Mexico looks very challenging and that Williams looked like it didn’t want to turn in at all, on the final lap he even attempted a slower entry but got swamped by the field, so I think the balance is looking better.
    My biggest issue with these games is that understeer in games doesn’t translate too well. When I drive at track days I hate understeer, because I not only drift wide, but on certain corners I end up with chattering, where the suspension is fully compressing and then fully unloading and repeating, I’ve never seen a racing game do the chattering effect well. I am involved at a very distant level in local racing in Australia and can confirm that chattering does happen in lower formula (formula ford/karting/formula holden), so I presume it happens in F1 cars as well.

    #300170
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    I’ve learned 2 things from this thread, F1 isn’t all roses and in some small way we grow up loving a sport that at some point involves tradgedy. Secondly, I have learnt that @keithcollantine is younger than me :P

    @ben-n that footage of the old stadium section filled to the brim with F1 fans, and the old empty forest of the Hockenheimring is exactly what we are missing in F1 today, imagine that level of crowd noise with this years cars, it would be spine chilling

    #300136
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    While I get your premise, I think F1 as a concept is that every race is a focal point. The glitz and glamour of Monaco, the sunny lake side drive of Albert Park, the Island get away of Canada, the Shanghai smog, and the Oil money of Abu Dhabi are all focal points on the F1 calendar.

    Although, I think the problem with running F1 cars longer than nearly 2 hours like they run today, is that they just aren’t built to run for long distances, they’ll fall apart.

    #300135
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    I have never shed a tear during a race, however, I must admit, I had a few sniffels watching the Senna documentary… And, I must also concede that everytime I watch Imola ’94, I choke up a little, every single time. Its just so tragic and I adored Senna as a kid growing up in the 80’s, even if I wasn’t an f1 junkie like I became in the 90’s until now.

    Just not to leave on a downer, some of the happiest moments where I was jumping up and down with excitement, Schumacher’s 1st win in Belgium 1991, Schumi’s Championship win in Adelaide ’94, then his 16th to 1st drive in 1995 in Spa, and then in 1996 his victory in Spain, the first for Ferrari. There are other memories too, but all my positives centre around Schumi in the mid-90’s, sure everyone remembers him for his Ferrari domination in early 00’s, but it was the mid-90’s that are my greatest memories of the great man.

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    #299524
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    @tom-l I was thinking about whether or not to include him in the list, but I think there are so many F1F’s on this site that only started following F1 in the last 10 years, that non-english world champions like Piquet and Jones just are somewhat unknown in this community. As for some of us older gentlemen, well, lets just say, we have fond memories :P

    #299381
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    Ok, I’ve starting compilling a very comprehensive list of drivers from 1990-2015, I’ve completed up to 1994 tonight. I’ve discovered some very rare names indeed. Some of these guys have only sat in the seat for 1 race, some didn’t even qualify back in the good old days when there was pre-qualifying.

    Country/Driver
    ITA Bruno Giacomelli 1990
    ITA Claudio Langes 1990
    ITA Enrico Bertaggia 1992
    BEL Eric van de Poele 1991-1992
    ITA Gabriele Tarquini 1990-1992
    AUS Gary Brabham 1990
    ITA Giovanna Amati 1992
    SWI Gregor Foitek 1990
    JPN Hideki Noda 1994
    NED Jan Lamers 1992
    GER Michael Bartels 1991
    JPN Naoki Hattori 1991
    BRA Nelson Piquet 1990-1991
    MCO Olivier Beretta 1994
    FRA Olivier Grouillard 1990-1992
    GBR Perry McCarthy 1992
    JPN Satoru Nakajima 1990-1991
    SWE Stefan Johansson 1990-1991
    JPN Toshio Suzuki 1993-1994
    FRA Yannick Dalmas 1990&1994

    #299371
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    @s162000:

    Don’t know if it’s definitive but there’s a list on Wikipedia: link

    For those too lazy to search for the list in wiki as posted by Scott, below is the list from wiki.

    Full list of victims:
    Alexander Wurz, two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, in 1997.
    Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, in 1999.
    Michael Schumacher, 7 time F1 World Champion, in 1999.
    Jacques Villeneuve, 1997 F1 World Champion, in 1997 and 1999.
    Ricardo Zonta, 1998 FIA GT sports car Champion, in 1999.
    Nico Rosberg, 2005 GP2 Champion.
    Nick Heidfeld, 1999 International Formula 3000 Champion, in 2001.
    Rubens Barrichello, 1991 British Formula Three Champion in 2002.
    Jenson Button, 2009 F1 World Champion, in 2005.
    Tiago Monteiro, in 2006.
    Juan Pablo Montoya, 1999 CART Champion, in 2006.
    Vitantonio Liuzzi, 2004 International Formula 3000 Champion, in 2007.
    Kamui Kobayashi, 2008-09 GP2 Asia Series Champion, in 2010.
    Sebastian Vettel, 4 time F1 World Champion, in 2011.
    Bruno Senna, nephew of 3 time World Champion Ayrton Senna, in 2012.
    Pastor Maldonado, 2010 GP2 Series Champion, in 2012.

    @s162000:

    Suprised to see Maldonado on there…

    I’m surprised he’s only on there once ;)

    #299369
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    @david-a lol, way to spoil a good thread with a definitive video piece :P

    #299367
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    Instead of using text, can you replace the point on the line with a mini F1 car icon, red for ferrari, purple for RBR, grey for the rest of the field and then mouse over to find out who it is & their time on a “on hover” event?

    EDIT: or even driver helmet icons would be good :)

    #299331
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    @omarr-pepper Don’t be disheartened. In Australia where we have had a pretty good run of things with Mark Webber and now Danny Ric. Despite all of that coverage and exposure, it is still very difficult to find people to have a descent conversation about F1 with. The crazy thing about this for me, is that I work in the autotomotive industry, but even still, the guys at work know only what I tell them about F1. However, talk about the V8 Supercars and they’re all over that like a rash and I’m the black bunny that is mildly interested in that.

    I have wondered if in England the situation is any better? After all, it is ground zero for F1 in these times. But I suspect it is still pretty hit and miss, purely because fast cars aren’t everyones cup of tea, just look at how many boring Toyota’s are sold world wide, most people view a car as getting from point A to point B. Then there are those hooligans that just want to see mayhem and destruction from cars doing stupid things, thats why Nascar exists, but then there are those like us who absolutely fall in love with F1.

    The trick is, find yourself a home on the internet, like F1F or other F1 sites where you can share and listen to others. Listen to the podcasts, keep updated with the news and just enjoy the racing when it comes. Even if others around you don’t share your interest, it doesn’t matter, it is a hobby of passion that then becomes even more special over time. It becomes apart of who you are and well, when you think about it, it distinguishes you as an individual.

    @omarr-pepper this is your home away from home :)

    #299206
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    Good outside the box thinking, but for my mind, I like that fact that 3second pitstops exist, and the strategy behind the pitstops. It is interesting to figure out when to use them, when not to. It makes it smarter than the hick racing series we see in other countries. Furthermore, I love the fact that the team are then involved in the racing.

    I know I’m in the minority, as most people follow a single driver, but I think motor racing is about finding the best team, this includes, car, driver, pit crew, and staff. I know we get boring seasons from time to time, but I for one wasn’t calling RBR’s win streak a domination, because what we are whitnessing from Mercedes is pure domination. But good on them, for having the best team…

    #299096
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    I’m not a huge fan of WRC, I catch it from time to time, so by no means am I an expert on how WRC should conduct their events.

    However, I’m surprised at the time it took for medical assistance to arrive. Reading the full statement, it was clear what had occured and there was even a spectator with medical experience providing clear updates.

    I can only think of 2 reasons why medical assistance wasn’t provided, 1) the WRC representative diagnosed the issue and decided that no urgent action was required or 2) the WRC representative was pressured into keeping the event going.

    if it was 1), then I think a review of how they handle diagnosis’ should be conducted to find out if the right decision had been made, and whether there is something else they can do to get to people while an event is running. If it was 2), this is really bad from the WRC if this is the case, they leave themselves open to legal action by the driver, but worse, leave themselves open to having a scenario where a participant/spectator/organiser dies or is left in critical condition due to untreated injuries that were innocuous initially but have progressively become dire.

    #299018
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    Verstappen on Bottas was great.

    Although Verstappen was shaping up beautifully on Grosjean and that would have been a mega pass if he had not have hit him.

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