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  • #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.

    #158467
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    Splashed out on skippy and the tracks for the series, might see you there :)

    #159289
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    I dont think Ferrari will win the constructors, not if Massa puts in a performance like last year anyway.

    #159193
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    Good thread. I’m expecting, in order of impressiveness, Di Resta > Perez > Maldonado > d’Ambrosio.

    The Williams pairing will be interesting to watch, especially if Maldonado puts Barrichello under pressure like Hulk did last year.

    #158995
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    Aiming for top 100 in predictions championship this season!

    #159062
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    I think it’s likely to stay that way for a few years at least, I think Alonso will probably finish his career at Ferrari, Vettel is likely to stay at Red Bull until 2013 at least and I cant really see Hamilton moving to another team (although he hasn’t seemed too happy at McLaren recently).

    If Mercedes make a decent car Rosberg could get up there, he’s not the most exciting driver ever but he could win a championship, also I’d expect either Hulkenberg or Vettel to take Schumi’s place in 2013.

    And yes it’s pretty exciting to have more than two teams at the top for a change :)

    #159032
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    I wonder if the BBC will be doing the classic grand prix feature this year, they must be running out of good ones for some tracks by now.

    #158407
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    @Faraz

    Ferrari make themselves look bad with some of the press releases they make

    #158465
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    I’m still considering whether to commit to iracing, I’ve been doing mazda cup races for a few weeks, 1746 rating at time of posting. Name is George Lambert if you want to check out my rubbish results :P

    I cant say I’ve seen any intentional wrecking, mostly just new guys that aren’t racing savvy.

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