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  • #158535
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    Still in my first season with the skip, knowing a few tracks from other games certainly comes in handy though. I’ve raced Zandvoort quite a bit on GTR so I’m pretty quickly up to pace compared to places like mid-ohio. Only two tracks left that I dont know thankfully.

    Quite a bit of time seems to come from learning the car, back when we were running Summit Point I was still getting the hang of the lift oversteer and couldn’t push 100% even for one lap (not that it doesn’t sometimes still bite me in the arse), I can just about mix it with the big boys now, just need to work on concentrating for a whole race distance :P.

    #162812
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    Icthyes – I used to love those highlights programs! I think the main problem with TV and rally is due to the stages being so big it costs too much to cover it properly (I seem to remember seeing a TV program where a director or something said as much).

    Not sure what channel WRC is usually on, I caught a couple of highlights programs on Dave last year and they were pretty dire.

    #158532
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    I didn’t know that worked with the brakes, I usually calibrate them in options.

    Skett: be sure to read the forums, they’re full of great tips.

    Joey: not sure if you’re doing this or not but make sure you’re always on either the throttle or brakes (especially turns 5 and 10), other than that the quick corners seem to be about balancing oversteer with the throttle while keeping steering more or less static (power understeer!). I’ve found the curb at the last corner is really slippery, I steer well clear of it now.

    Now I just need to make back the 1.00 safety rating I’ve lost from the last two events and I’ll be happy…

    #158527
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    Joey: I’m loving Laguna, seems there’s finally a track I find easier than other people! I’m wondering if it’s just my style, I’m more comfortable with the back end hanging out and playing with the throttle.

    I think I can get down to 38′s with a bit of work, hopefully some more wins on the way :D

    #158519
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    Damned Road Atlanta, two races now I’ve been doing well until someone in front of me spins then you just have nowhere to go(usually means going straight over grass and getting a slow penalty).

    I’d be up for an MX-5 race if I’m around, weekend would be best.

    #161924
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    Difficult to say, different disciplines require different skills which dont necessarily translate to F1, and I dont have much knowledge of junior single seater formulae.

    Just to have a random stab in the dark though, I’ll say Yvan Muller.

    #159859
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    I have to say your post pretty much confirms the view I had on Bahrain LAK, it always seemed to me to be one of the most moderate and intellectual countries in the region. As usual people from democratic countries have been pushing their own views on another societies, calling it a totalitarian state and even comparing your King to Hitler (which to be fair is par for the course on the internet).

    All the best to you, hopefully this will all be sorted satifactorily soon.

    #159183
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    I’ll enjoy seeing how badly I got this wrong in 9 months

    Drivers:

    1. Vettel

    2. Alonso

    3. Webber

    4. Hamilton

    5. Button

    6. Massa

    7. Barrichello

    8. Heidfeld

    9. Rosberg

    10. Di Resta

    11. Kobayashi

    12. Schumacher

    13. Sutil

    14. Petrov

    15. Maldonado

    16. Perez

    17. Alguersuari

    18. Kovalainen

    19. Buemi (or whoever replaces him)

    20. Trulli

    21. Glock

    22. D’Ambrosio

    23. HRT driver

    24. Karthikeyan

    Contructors:

    1. Red Bull

    2. Ferrari

    3. McLaren

    4. Renault

    5. Williams

    6. Mercedes

    7. Force India

    8. Sauber

    9. Toro Rosso

    10. Lotus

    11. Virgin

    12. HRT

    I think Williams being up there might be wishful thinking though :(

    #158501
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    It’s worth bearing in mind at Lime Rock t1 the roadster is better on the brakes (I assume because of gear ratios), it loses out in other parts of the track though.

    I’m loving the skip at Spa, it feels just like an F1 car at 1/2 speed, it makes a change being able to throw the skip around a bit and having a curb to hit on the outside. Best lap is 2:51.something, but that seems to put me just below the Division 1 guys. It’s nice being able to take Eau Rouge at full speed without the fear of a massive crash too.

    #158482
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    Doing well on Mid Ohio, one 5th and one win (and broke 2k rating!). Somehow I managed to go from 1:38 dead to 1:37.6 during a race, still miles off an optimal time though.

    Going to concentrate on touring cup races over the weekend I think, it sucks most of the races start >midnight for me :(.

    T1 really got on my nerves until I worked out to brake early then feather throttle until the car gets planted. It’s a really hard track to back out of it if someone spins in front of you too, I got caught out on lap one in a race when I committed to t3 and everyone in front of me bunched up.

    #159809
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    To be honest I think people are overestimating the speed of the Renault, the times from the last test mean nada.

    If they want a driver consistantly scoring points then Heidfeld is easily the right choice.

    #158479
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    Yeah Laguna Seca is a pain for incidents, I get about twice as many there as at Lime Rock – if you go off at Lime Rock you know about it though.

    I’m not sure if they fixed it but last season the roadster was a lot faster than the cup, I took about a second off my time at Laguna Seca by switching cars. I found the key to that track is getting the corner before the corkscrew right, the rest of the track is pretty straightforward, but it’s easily half a second gone if you mess that one up.

    Glad you’re enjoying it, I’m currently trying to learn mid-ohio without crashing too much (damn gradients).

    @Ajo, go here: http://www.tradingpaints.com/ , I personally dont do skins but a friend of mine uses it

    #158471
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    Oh and good races Joey, cant believe I span out right after I overtook you!

    #158470
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    I’m not sure it’s even compatible with a controller, I dont think I’ve ever heard of anyone using one. It’s a serious sim so if you’re a mario kart kind of racer I wouldn’t recommend it.

    When you first start out most of the content is locked out until you obtain a D-class license, you do this by getting safety rating, which is basically what it sounds like. The other important rating is iRating, which influences the level of opposition, you gain more irating for beating other people with high irating, and lose more if you get beaten by people with low rating.

    Races are split into series based on cars (some have 2 classes), with one track per week. Races and qualifying are at set times (rookie races are every hour).

    That’s pretty much it for the basic intro, as I say it’s pretty intense, but if you’re really into sims it’s worth it for the high level of competition and relatively safe driving. It costs a bomb though.

    #159380
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    I thought the same thing when I first saw a photo of the front wing, that’s what they get for having crappy red bits on their livery.

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