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  • #274804
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    I found some speed this week, fun race!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAnLck-Ez0g

    #274274
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    Geez I cant imagine a 12 hour race. The longest stint I’ve done is 2.4hrs and I was pretty tired by the end of that. I was thinking something like 90 minute races, although that would require a pretty low maximum fuel load. Anything up to three hours would be good depending on the car though.

    #274265
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    Yeah, that’d be fun if we can work it with the time zones. I’m not sure how many races would be doing three stints instead of two, in my experience most cars can run for an hour or more on a set of tyres.

    Saw you took the plunge with the skippy btw @fer-no65 ! If I catch you in a practice session I’ll jump in :)

    #274070
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    I enjoyed Perez re-passing Button from the 2nd chicane through to 2nd Lesmo the most, especially as he arguably had the slower car at that point. Ricciardo’s dummies into the 2nd chicane were fun to watch too.

    #273297
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    @fastiesty

    The problem with Alfa is that now Fiat will restrict it to being an Italy-only brand…

    Isn’t that Lancia, or is that being completely killed off? I thought Alfa was just being re-positioned back into it’s old saloon sector. Pity that new roadster is going to be badged as Fiat too, I guess it was too ugly to be an Alfa? :P

    I’m not sure a major manufacturer would want to buy Force India, it’s always been a small/medium scale team and I’m not sure how much space there is for expansion (unless they move the whole base, which kind of defeats the purpose).

    #273063
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    I was a fan of Olivier Panis as a kid, and a retrospective fan of Jacques Laffite, so I have to say Ligier/Prost.

    #273062
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    @fer-no65
    Answered :)

    Having thought about it a bit more, if you have the chance I’d suggest putting Road Atlanta, Road America, Suzuka and Spa at the top of your list. I believe they’ve re-scanned Silverstone, so unless you really want the old version of the track it might be worth waiting to see how they release the new one (I think it’s usually full price and they reduce the old version), not sure when that’s coming out though.

    #270476
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    This is starting to look very fishy

    #270326
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    Here’s that SRF race I did on Sunday, I was a bit too cautious after that caddy race if you’re wondering why I wasn’t defending hard. Worked out for me in the end though :)

    #270300
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    Yeah in other cars it’s a bit easier because you can adjust on the throttle more, but the SRF just pushes like crazy on the throttle so you have to hit the apex perfectly and be super accurate when you put your foot down. It doesn’t help I’m avoiding 2nd gear here too so I cant let my minimum speed drop, I have to be pretty much perfect to do a fast lap with no 1x.

    #270285
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    @fer-no65
    Oh it’s a real pain, I was struggling to stay on track most laps. I’ve gotten better at getting up to speed over the years, the last few tenths always take a while though.

    I never got around to racing the Solstice this week unfortunately, I did a Caddy race and got smashed out of the lead which put me off driving for the rest of that day :/. I had a fun race in the SRF to compensate though, currently uploading that to youtube.

    I’ll probably try again with the Solstice and Caddy next week, and take a week off the SRF unless I’m feeling particularly masochistic. I might do a L79 race instead if I have time to make a set, I think that would be fun at CotA.

    #270251
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    Does everyone on here have a memory of less than a year? Singapore 2012 anyone? Turn 13 – barely any overtakes there before. That amazing overtake on Bruno Senna, which was overtake of the race, and was a contender for overtake of the season?

    The one where he cut the previous corner you mean?

    He gets in accidents because he’s either too aggressive or misreads his opponents. In my opinion he’s only looking better this season because he has a good car and mediocre (and overrated) teammate. Massa was at his best in ’08 and ’09 especially, since he came back he hasn’t gotten anywhere near that form.

    #269653
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    @fer-no65 Yeah I had a quick go yesterday, the car is actually a lot more stable around there than I expected, a mix of understeery set and traction control I guess. If you go in for qualifying bear in mind the tyres are only good for about 3-4 laps (fastest on first lap but lacks a bit of top speed so it evens out). I managed an 18.1, not sure where people are finding 17.4′s, must be missing something.

    I might join you in GTC this week too, love Mid Ohio.

    #269608
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    How many times have the tyres on the outside of turn 2 eaten you so far @Fer-no65 ? :D

    #269455
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    Just watched the two passes, to me the first one looked fine, Fuoco saw him coming but misjudged the undercut. The second one was certainly pretty bad, you cant move across like that when you’re not fully ahead. If Latifi had been slightly further up on Fuoco there could have been an almighty accident.

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