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26th November 2015, 7:10 at 7:10 am #309495
Small nitpick: NASCAR was formed in 1948, so this wasn’t pre-NASCAR. Unless you mean before NASCAR had sanctioned this specific race?20th November 2015, 17:01 at 5:01 pm #309307
I guess I’m the only one that finds it uninspiring? I’m just tiring of every FE track being a series of chicanes instead of proper race tracks. I love the series, just wish the track designers would give us something a little more interesting.28th October 2015, 18:51 at 6:51 pm #307997
It’s sad to see Milwaukee go. It’s good to see some variety in the tracks they race and being a short, flat oval, it was unique on the schedule. But as has been said: if the money isn’t there, there’s not much you can do.
Fontana? Good riddance. I’m sorry, but that track is too dangerous for the cars now. I hope this is a sign that they’ve learned their lesson and are avoiding pack racing ovals. The only reason a death happened at Pocono instead of Fontana is sheer dumb luck.
As for NOLA leaving, it was frankly more of a club course than a place for Indycar. There was nothing distinct about the circuit and there isn’t a huge motorsports culture down there as far as I know. It’s not a big loss.
As for the additions, I hope Phoenix will help fill the hole that Milwaukee left, but I doubt it will with it’s currently layout. The old Phoenix was more flat and tricky. I think this will be more akin to someplace like Iowa. not my cup of tea, but hey, at least it has some history with Indy. Road America: I hate driving it in iRacing, but it’s puts on GREAT racing, so good to see it return. It’s about time. Though, will they be running the chicane version? That kink before the kettle bottoms is *scary*. And as for Boston, ATTENTION iRACING: GET THIS ONE. It’s in your back yard, for goodness sake! And they’ve already got licensing deals with Indycar, so one can hope they’ll get a new streetcourse on the service “soon.”21st October 2015, 23:21 at 11:21 pm #307339
I’m afraid that right off the bat, your ideas have a problem, Dragoll. Putting testing back into effect will mean that teams with money will have more opportunities to go test. And more opportunities to test means they’ll continue to streak away from the have-nots. It’s a positive feedback loop, but only for the teams who have had success. This is why they decided to halt it, so that everyone has the same opportunities. Now, I’ll grant you that though you say to remove rules on aero stuff, you go right back and limit number, size and dimensions of wings. But when you say that people can “get creative,” that’s exactly what they’re doing when you bring up the loopholes later. The engineers are thinking laterally. And that’s what they’d do with all the rules about the wings. They would all become very aero-sensitive all over again. About the only thing you COULD do to stop it would have a spec wing or spec body package. Indycar has been a pretty graphic illustration of what happens when you open up the design. Cars that used to have great side-by-side racing suddenly couldn’t get close to each other because the efficiency of the new aero packages made them lose the needed downforce the second they got close to a car in front.
Also, I’m curious to know what “loophole” you think Mercedes has taken advantage of. Brawn and RBR, yes, had found ways to take advantage of grey areas. But as far as I’ve heard, Mercedes simply have a good design/package.14th April 2015, 21:01 at 9:01 pm #296737
To be honest pouring the milk over yourself was NOT a tradition until Wheldon did it. And everyone after him has said “wow, that was dumb, why did I do that?” X) The tradition was to drink the milk. I’m hoping guys will start to realize it’s a baaaaad idea to pour milk on yourself during a hot Indiana summer, haha.
Oh, and more to topic, this happens all the time. It’s pretty darn common for the podium girls to get sprayed with the champagne. I get the feeling this is someone not familiar with F1 or racing stretching for something to make a headline. I’d ignore it.5th April 2015, 23:06 at 11:06 pm #295989
@vmaxmuffin Your link for the current layout and the unusable section link to the same map fwiw.3rd April 2015, 6:06 at 6:06 am #295742
Crap, I’m sorry guys! After going over these, it was a tough choice. Some really awesome courses people found up in the mountains. Unfortunately a few people didn’t check to make sure that some of the long trail portions were wide enough for a car. In the end it came down to a close race between Phil’s and Vmax’s. But @vmaxmuffin use of the ski resort struck me as a very cool twist and it goes to him!31st March 2015, 20:45 at 8:45 pm #295647
Sorry for the delay, guys. I’ll try and announce a winner later today!25th March 2015, 15:57 at 3:57 pm #295086
That’s weird. It showed up fine when I posted it. Now it won’t even record points for me… Well regardless, as I said above, the relevant area is within the state of Colorado which is marked. I only circled a large area in case someone wasn’t sure where the mountains were. So the circled area wasn’t meant as a hard fast “MUST BE IN HERE.” Just know if you’re inside the big rectangle that is Colorado, you’re golden.24th March 2015, 9:50 at 9:50 am #294966
Thanks, Phil! This is the first time I’ve won, actually :D. So I wanted to do something a bit different. Instead of an F1 circuit, your challenge is to design a hill climb run. Since I recently moved to the foot of the Rocky Mountains, your area is anywhere within the state of Colorado among the Rocky Mountain Range. If you’re not familiar with American geography, you can find the relevant area circled here: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6563351
-Track must be between 4 and 10 miles in length (about 6-16 kilometers)
-The finish line must be at minimum 800 feet (about 243 meters) higher in elevation than the starting line (gmap pedometer has an elevation map you can turn on and off)
-Only already-made roads are allowed (private or public) though custom built sections are permitted as long as the total is less than .25 of a mile (.4 kilometers)
-Using any part of the road along the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb course is not permitted and will automatically disqualify an entry
Here’s one last twist to help make things interesting and fun: roads do not have to be paved to be counted as roads. If it’s dirt or gravel and wide enough for a car to drive on, it counts (and won’t be considered as part of your “custom built” portion if you have any). I’ll be looking for large elevation changes and courses that provide a challenge for the driver (a straight shot up a hill with no turns won’t get you any points in other words…).
Have fun!19th March 2015, 21:18 at 9:18 pm #294815
Might want to check your map, Sam X). You have what looks like a little add-on that bumps your track up to 557 km ;)19th March 2015, 5:24 at 5:24 am #294789
Fort Collins Street Circuit
1/3 Permanent, 2/3 Street
6.7 km (4.1 miles)
19 turns13th March 2015, 1:35 at 1:35 am #294066
She’s known as The Iron Maiden. She’s not exactly a weakling by her track record of gutting through injuries…12th March 2015, 5:55 at 5:55 am #294067
GREAT news! She’s long been a favorite of mine.11th March 2015, 17:42 at 5:42 pm #294036
Oh snap… I didn’t even think about that. Though the other day I was wondering when Indy Car will give in and allow power steering. It used to seem like a neat machismo bragging point for the series, but the wrist injuries just don’t make it worth it anymore to me. Time for them to get with the times.