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  • #158592
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    Yeah I dont run over them on purpose :D. It’s mainly just not being used to the car, I turn in nice and early expecting it to understeer, then when it doesn’t I’m buggered. The only one that’s getting me a lot is turn 13, I’m struggling on the brakes there and usually have to turn in whenever the back decides to step out.

    I think I’ve got the final corner down now, think I’m losing some time in T1 taking it slow and steady though. I’m still running med/low downforce (21.5f/24r) which I’m not sure is the right way to go since I’m topping out at the end of the start straight in 5th.

    #158590
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    Ugh, struggling on Sebring. Best lap so far is a 59.1 (optimal is about 58.5 I think), but I cant lap consistently without one of the bumps or curbs spinning me out.

    I’ve also just noticed this car is a lot more sensitive to fuel load than the skippy, going from 2l to 6l means a loss of about a second at this track.

    #158587
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    It’s just the England and Celtic iracing clubs, organised on the forum, hence British Skip Barber championship :P. I get the feeling we probably talk a lot more than other clubs since it’s a national club rather than a regional one.

    @ajo: the weird thing was I’d been watching him in the iracing world championship the day before (mentioned it on the last page), very strange going wheel to wheel with him.

    I have to say I didn’t have the greatest race, I was too passive for most of it, then when I decided to make a move on michael I half-span and lost a place instead. Pace was good though, nothing like following a guy slightly faster than you and getting a tow for the whole lap :D.

    #158584
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    Haven’t done any practice yet, apparently the range for different setups is quite high though – my entire knowledge of sebring is encapsulated in this video: http://vimeo.com/21367661

    I joined my first club race last night, 37 cars at Summit Point if you can believe it! The racing was awesome, think I’ll compete in the rest of that series, here’s the result: http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/EventResult.do?&subsessionid=3477223&custid=15640

    #158582
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    I’m really going for a championship result in the SM. Since I had a good result in my first race I decided to leave it at that, which left me some free time. I’ll probably spend a couple of days practicing at Sebring to get myself back into the swing, hopefully I’ll have remembered how to drive the car again by then :P.

    #158580
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    I watched you briefly yesterday and couldn’t see anything drastically wrong, onto the next week now anyway :)

    I decided to do a couple of races in the skip without qualifying, oh boy was that a bad idea. It seems even in the high splits people cant negotiate a lap of summit point without crashing.

    #167351
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    I agree about the Massa one, Schumi I would bring up for moving over in the braking zone rather than for running into the back of Petrov.

    #168394
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    I dont know what he was referring to, but I know he said something that begins with F and sounds like ducking.

    #168364
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    Here you go Tco, took me a while to find :) http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2010/02/16/f1-needs-a-tyre-supplier-for-2011-and-a-new-tyre-war-isnt-the-answer/

    also take a look at this one:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/04/20/pirelli-deserve-credit-f1s-terrific-start-2011/

    F1 hasn’t been about complete innovation for a long time, they tend to focus on one or two aspects at a time, especially recently thanks to cost cutting. Right now KERS and the new engines are at the top of the list thanks to fuel shortages.

    You ask “How does having to use tyres which may only last five laps enhance the engineering achievement of producing a fast, well handling car?”, well that’s pretty simple, if they can make their car easier on the tyres (see sauber, ferrari) then they gain a performance advantage.

    I see what you’re trying to say but F1 isn’t CanAm, it’s just not possible anymore to have a totally unrestricted series. Things like DRS and the two tyre rule belong in a different discussion I think.

    #168360
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    I disagree, without the tyres degrading we would be back to the situation we’ve had for the last few years where barely anything happens during a race. Complaining about the lack of pitstops is frankly rediculous, during the refueling era 3 stops was a common sight. It has nothing to do with engineering excellence either, in fact it’s quite an achievement for Pirelli to get the tyres almost exactly where they were asked to be.

    There might be more engine failures when the new regs are introduced in 2013, it’s obvious that if the engines are frozen in spec than the only way to improve them is through reliability.

    If you want safety cars go watch NASCAR.

    I think Keith did an article where he put the case against a tyre war, I suggest you go take a look at that.

    #158578
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    I was doing about the same in the race, my pb is 43.7, optimal 43.2 or something. Anything under a 1:45 and you’ll be competitive in the race anyway.

    #158576
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    I wondered if you’d be watching. My laps were pretty sketchy, still not 100% used to the car, and that crash at the beginning was quite unexpected. Still, 2nd to 9th and back to 2nd, cant complain too much :D.

    I’ve just been watching the world championship stream from VIR, crazy track in the F1 car.

    #168331
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    I think he’ll probably finish around 14th if he doesn’t crash, the car doesn’t seem too great this weekend.

    #168202
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    Olivier Panis – always stuck in mid-pack cars, plus broke his legs during a decent season iirc

    Martin Brundle – was great in his early career, then smashed his legs up and wasn’t as fast afterwards

    Anthony Davidson – always thought he deserved a better car, he would have made a great 2nd driver for a top team

    Robert Kubica – in case he doesn’t return, team pulled development during his best season, then provided a dog the next year when his talent was beginning to peak

    Alessandro Nannini – The definition of wasted talent I think, was a promising driver then got his arm cut off in a helicopter accident (very similar to Kubica’s recent escapade)

    That’s of course ignoring all the talented drivers who lost their lives, too many to list them all.

    #167944
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    Like:

    McLaren (pure racing team)

    Sauber (Peter Sauber, best young talent)

    Force India (underdogs)

    Lotus (Kovalainen)

    Mercedes (old man team)

    Dislike:

    Ferrari (higher-ups meddling)

    Virgin (Richard Branson)

    HRT (useless)

    Williams (spoiling their good name)

    Undecided:

    Red Bull (no reason really, just dont like them)

    Toro Rosso (Red Bull testing ground, not a real team)

    Renault (unsure about new owners)

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