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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.

    #269367
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    Heh yeah my win ratio suffers from being in the top split all the time. I sometimes get an easy one if I race midweek but usually have to rely on the leaders taking themselves out. Having said that my record so far this year is 5 races, 3 wins, 4 top 5′s and one d/c (yes I’ve been lazy :P)

    #269058
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    Ok, I have a rough idea that I’m just going to race for fun this season, so might join you for a few Solstice races @joey-poey

    #268517
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    @fer-no65 The grip levels can vary a lot with the weather, here are the settings and setup I was using http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3243916.page (it was two seasons ago so not sure the setup still works). I’m using an old stock Logitech G25 and single monitor.

    The L79 is actually quite nice to drive, it’s obviously quite frenetic being an F1 car but it pretty much does what you expect, you can really play with it on the throttle which I like.

    #268502
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    @kingshark
    It was a great race today but a bit sour for me only having the highlights to watch. It just makes the strategy so hard to follow in a race like this (they don’t mention when they skip laps) and nothing quite builds up with the same energy.

    But as I said above, paying Sky only guarantees they have the money to buy out more sports, and the greater share they have the more they can charge for the privilege. I’m worried if the BBC viewers drop too low Sky could get exclusive rights and then I’ll be out of options.

    #268500
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    @fer-no65 Yeah it’s tricky, here’s a demo lap I did for the world cup earlier this year, I ended up doing pretty well in the race but it took a lot of practice to get consistent laps in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdVhYD6b6ss

    Nice work, Lime Rock isn’t the easiest place to overtake or make up time on. My L79 race went pretty well, finished 47 seconds ahead and lapped 3/4 of the field. Was good training for lapping traffic I suppose :P

    #268330
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    Heh yeah I usually stick to hosted races in week 13, doing the Lotus 79 at Long Beach later which hopefully should have better driving standards :P.

    Have you tried the Caddy yet? It’s an absolute beast (not necessarily in a good way), like driving a bucking bronco. I always preferred the Solstice to the MX5, although I haven’t driven either in a long time. The SRF is fairly similar to the Skip but I’m not a big fan, feels heavy in comparison and the rear end is very tight.

    #268295
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    I might run skips, I fancy something low maintenance this season.

    #268194
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    @fer-no65 @joey-poey

    Well week 13′s almost up, have you guys sorted your plans for s3 yet?

    #268098
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    the feeling is increasingly that Sky are not interested in providing a good service for F1 fans, but instead are holding the sport we love to ransom.

    Which is what they always do, which is why myself and plenty of others flat out refuse to give money to them, even if it means I get less enjoyment from half the year’s races. The more money they make the more they can afford to buy out everything that is worth anything on free channels.

    #267894
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    I dont really think anyone has improved a lot over last year. Perez is getting better results but I think this car probably suits him better (quite similar to his old Sauber), and I’m still not convinced he’s gotten over his over-aggressive racing. I think Maldonado is a better driver than Massa so that would explain Bottas performing better relatively. Chilton seemed to start the year stronger but I’m not sure if that was down to mechanical problems for Bianchi.

    The only possible improvement I would say is from Alonso who seems to be back to his 2012 form after being a little bit off last season.

    #267692
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    Depends, is Frijns ever going to get an F1 seat?

    #267681
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    @tommyb89 He almost caused a big accident squeezing Raikkonen into Alonso though. He was a bit naughty a few times actually, I remember when he came out of the pits one lap he squeezed Alonso off the track.

    I would go for Ricciardo on…cant remember who it was, the first one where he dummied to the outside into t8.

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