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11th July 2017, 11:54 at 11:54 am
You don’t seem to understand what I’m getting at. I’m all for change. I’m all for fixing issues. But that’s not what was suggested. A suggestion was made to not allow Ocelot to race. Since then, instead of apologising for that remark, or better yet, coming up with a better, more acceptable solution, you’ve acted as if you’re the victim in this.
As aforementioned, please feel free to voice opinions, just not ones that will ultimately effect someone else’s fun of the game.
Now, having said that, I’m all for voicing views kayfabe, but if the lines are blurring between reality and character, then people will get offended and it will create an unwanted toxic atmosphere.
11th July 2017, 10:35 at 10:35 am
I’m saying get on with it because you’re not creating solutions, you’re just creating problems.
When “I wonder if the gap is too large to have them racing,” are ushered, what is that supposed to mean?
What are you going to try and impose then? Forced development so that they don’t hold people up? Perhaps only let them qualify until they’re fast enough to race, meanwhile never having a chance to score points or gain prize money. How far does that go? Should every backmarker be considered a threat if they don’t get out of the way? Should they all be disqualified?
No, because it’s been a mainstay of the series since its inception and if there was something Nic could have done about it, then he would have.
Now, if you’re able to create a solution to a problem which has existed for the past 4 years, then please, by all means, voice your opinions. Until then, there’s no need to persecute a team for something other teams have been guilty of in the past.
11th July 2017, 9:06 at 9:06 am
I’m sorry, but whether it was said or not is irrelevant at this point. Nothing needs to be done, and to suggest such action is ludicrous. Top teams have been putting up with awkward backmarkers, rightly or wrongly, for 4 years previous to this.
Whilst we’ve all been annoyed at a backmarker interfering in the result in the past, nothing can be done, or it would have already. Imposing a qualifying system like the 107% rule only serves to handicap them more. So, in the nicest possible way, just get on with it.
9th July 2017, 18:35 at 6:35 pm
Lots to say after that race, I won’t bother tagging anyone in case of spoilers.
Firstly, very impressed with the team, we were never going to match our quali pace, but did a solid job, only let down by the strategy of the medium tyres I think. Although perhaps Giodano just isn’t as good in race trim. But a stunning job from Ruiz to nearly beat one of the Downtons.
I do agree that it was harsh commentary on Ocelot. Now, I’m no stranger to “heel” commentary, or even playing the villain in this series full stop, but even logically they’re not last in the Championship, they’re clearly working on an alternative strategy and if you discount the meta game side of things, they’ve created a technical partnership with the most successful team in the series, so seems a bit silly to be reprimanding them.
Also, whilst it’s impressive Powers won with all of his injuries, no-one mentioned that both Ruiz and Giodano had the flu, and had previously suffered injuries during the week after a team building mountain climbing accident when each of them fell 50 feet and broke numerous bones in both their arms and legs only 2 days before…
They just didn’t want to whinge about it ;)
8th July 2017, 16:41 at 4:41 pm
Didn’t want to comment after practice in case it was just a fluke, but with both drivers locking out the front row, it seems to be we have some genuine pace here, which is rather surprising after recent races.
I won’t hold my breath just yet though!
22nd May 2017, 12:42 at 12:42 pm
15th May 2017, 9:09 at 9:09 am
My only advice from when I went in 2014 is to get there as early as possible, and know exactly where you want to be (if you’re not in the grandstand) as it fills up so quickly.
Again, if you’re not in the grandstand, then take a couple of seats, otherwise you may find yourself forking over nearly £80 for two chairs.
And finally, other than the essentials (water, sun cream etc), try to get near a big screen, it makes it much easier to keep up with the action.
28th April 2017, 18:37 at 6:37 pm
Is Judson Sikes really worth 6 million?
26th April 2017, 15:40 at 3:40 pm
26th April 2017, 9:13 at 9:13 am
Franklin “disgusted” by recent Ruiz comments
Enrique Ruiz has suffered some backlash after his comments coming off of the back of the Chinese V-prix.
When asked to comment, Team Principal Jamie Franklin has claimed to be “disgusted” by the comments that other teams have made.
“I’m sorry, but who are they to comment? We have the data here to prove that he is one hundred percent correct in the statement that he made, and he has no reason to take fault for the incident, because it was a car issue. I’m absolutely disgusted by some of the comments made by the other team principals. Enrique has done more than enough to prove that he is the best talent on the grid today and doesn’t need armchair experts telling him that they’re ‘disappointed’ in him, or that he should take responsibility. How about this…when all of your teams are as successful as Franklin, then you can comment, until then…keep your ridiculous opinions to yourselves,”
With that said, Jamie proceeded to drop the mic and walk off…
25th April 2017, 18:59 at 6:59 pm
Glad to hear it :) didn’t want it to sound personal, but nice to see another team that likes to follow the more controversial “bad guy” side of this Virtual world ;)
25th April 2017, 18:23 at 6:23 pm
Whether this is in character, or a genuine opinion, I don’t know, but cash has little to do with being at the front. A lot more goes into it than that.
The system works with its own budget cap, because teams can’t spend their way to the front in one race, and those teams that do do well have to spend more on retaining their drivers, therefore come the time to give prize money, most teams will be fairly equal.
As I said, I don’t know if this is a genuine opinion, or one to merely create conversation, and if it’s the latter, I apologise for the lengthy lecture, but unlike Formula One, Formula Virtual is not built on rewarding the “top teams” with continued success. Our successes shouldn’t be disminished as easily as “oh, it’s because they have so much money,” because that’s not the case.
Cash can bring you a small amount of success, great strategy gives you sustained success.
And to suggest otherwise after four races, which depict a very variable grid, heading into the European portion of the season where a lot could well change is quite ludicrous.
Perhaps I should get off my high horse now, but with three Constructor’s titles, three driver’s championships, one of only two teams to win at least one race every season since its inception, and statistically the most successful team in the series thus far, I feel I’m qualified to weigh in on how this series works and what makes a team successful.
And if I wasn’t so attached to winning, perhaps I’d start again to prove it.
25th April 2017, 4:11 at 4:11 am
Always great to see things like that after trying to pad out the series with a little more story :)
23rd April 2017, 19:04 at 7:04 pm
Ruiz claims gearbox issue cost him podium
Lap 53 of the Chinese V-prix saw Franklin’s Enrique Ruiz spin in sector two, costing him a podium, along with Allar Kangur, whom had collided with Ruiz shortly after.
When questioned, Ruiz stated that it was in fact a technical issue which eventually saw him fall from second and out of the points.
“Towards the end of the race, I was suffering with a gearbox issue, which was occasionally randomly selecting different gears. I was on to the team about it for a couple of laps, and they were trying to find the root of the problem, but unfortunately it wasn’t quick enough and as I rode the kerb, it selected a different gear, unsettling the car at high speed and causing the spin. When I went to select neutral, the car went into reverse and then I got in the way of Allar, spoiling his race as well. I can only apologise to him and hope the stewards can see it wasn’t driver error, but if I get a penalty, then that’s racing. We tried to fix the issue in the pits with a full reset, but it didn’t work. It is such a shame because the car felt good today, but just one of those things,”
This is the second race in a row that Franklin has scored very little to no points. They’re going to need a few things to go their way to get back into the fight.
23rd April 2017, 16:23 at 4:23 pm
@mathers – We can’t judge every incident by the same rule as actual Motorsport regulations all of the time, otherwise we would be penalising backmarkers left right and centre every race, and whilst we are at it, might as well also penalise one of the Westwoods for cutting a corner to overtake. Whilst I agree it’s unfortunate for both drivers to be caught up in this incident, I don’t see the necessity to punish Ruiz, especially when you compare the incident to the likes of Wagner, who drove back onto the racing line into the path of oncoming traffic.
Not to mention you’re slightly exaggerating with your original proposal. Ruiz indeed did move back, but it wasn’t to “block” Kangur, if anything it was the opposite and it was unfortunate that Kangur tried to take the path of most resistance instead of the racing line. And there certainly wasn’t any moving forward to block again.
You also mention a sizeable gap between the drivers behind, which you wouldn’t expect a driver to know anyway.
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