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  • #341007

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    @sirspuddington

    Second tag ;) also, that’s an extended list of tags which included the other IndyVirtual teams because they needed to know about the Harrison bid :)

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    While we’re all making announcements and having fun:
    @bradley13, @redmist, @holmqvist, @alextrosbergfan, @mathers, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @davidnotcoulthard

    I am finally getting around to running an endurance-based series, but it’ll be slightly different:

    Every race will be one hour long, and each car will have two drivers. For each round, teams will nominate a driver to qualifying then pick a time within the pit window (between 25 and 35 minutes) to swap drivers and make the pit stop.

    Currently we have a 9 car grid signed up and ready to go – for the worst case scenario that we don’t get any more entries, this series
    WILL still run: http://vgtseries.weebly.com/teams-and-drivers.html

    If anyone else wishes to enter, please send me a message with the following information:

    Team Name: Please don’t feel obliged to enter as your FV team – variety is good!

    Car: Pick a modern GT car currently in production, using GT3 as the base, but any other cars that would fit in that class would be excellent!

    Number of entries:

    Drivers: They MUST be chosen from this list: http://formulav.weebly.com/free-agents-list.html As I say, two drivers per car. Tell me who partners who, and when I have all of this information I’ll add you to the entry list.

    IMPORTANT: I won’t be clogging this thread up with this series. The first race is scheduled for the 14th of May, and entries for that round will close on the 7th of May. Until that date, I won’t be posting about the GT Series again.

    #340999

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    @bradley13, @redmist, @holmqvist, @alextrosbergfan, @mathers, @robocat, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995, @pezlo2013, @sirspuddington, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist

    I believe this is everybody tagged who needs to be:

    Bid from Signature Performance for IndyVirtual: Stuart Harrison: £900,000

    #340989

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    Arthur Lapierre: “A budget cap is to make the sausage”

    In the wake of Rai Miyamoto’s controversial comments about the financial structure of Formula Virtual, Arthur Lapierre has come out in support of the numerous teams who have declared the idea of a budget cap to be unreasonable: “We feel that the financial structure of FV is perfect. The teams at the front have sufficient money to keep hold of their drivers and remain competitive, while strategic team building give others the perfect chance to get to the top, as shown by our friends at Downton. In French we have a saying for something silly that is translated as “to make the sausage” – making a budget cap in FV is to make the sausage.”

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    @jamiefranklinf1 – When drivers spin in the game, you can see that usually they do wait for cars to go past before turning. It’s the unsafe move I have a problem with, not any ‘blocking’ that may have resulted. If you’re going to say we shouldn’t punish every incident, then where should the line be drawn? And of course you’d expect a driver to know the gap to the cars behind – that’s why drivers have team radio, and in any event, that part of the circuit is extremely open, and you can see a long way back from there

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    @jamiefranklinf1 – when a driver spins, they should stay stationary until he knows it is safe to turn around, which is the protocol for championships all over the world. He clearly did not do that, and wherever the racing line was, his movement was unsafe – it’s always easier to avoid a stationary object than one that moves in an unpredictable manner. In addition to this, there was a sizeable gap between Kangur and any cars behind, so any risk of moving forward into the path of a fast car was not immediately present.

    #340802

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    @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @redmist

    As stated above, I’d like a formal investigation into Enrique Ruiz for the incident on lap 53. While it did indeed cost Ruiz, it cost Allar a lot as well, and I certainly don’t agree that because he cost himself a chance of points with an error, he’s been punished. The punishment should come for ruining someone else’s race, and when Allar turned right to avoid, Ruiz moved back to block, and when he moved left, Ruiz again blocked Allar’s path. As such, I feel a penalty for Ruiz would be just.

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    SPOILERS

    Very hectic race, and I think the convergence in strategy just made everything closer and more exciting! For us, it was an awful race. I agree completely with @jamiefranklinf1 regarding the Simon-Giodano incident – it was a racing incident that came about due to the nature of the first corner, just unlucky for both.

    On the other hand, @robocat, I’d like an investigation into Enrique Ruiz for the incident on lap 53. While it did indeed cost Ruiz, it cost Allar a lot as well, and I certainly don’t agree that because he cost himself a chance of points with an error, he’s been punished. The punishment should come for ruining someone else’s race, and when Allar turned right to avoid, Ruiz moved back to block, and when he moved left, Ruiz again blocked Allar’s path. As such, I feel a penalty for Ruiz would be just.

    Huge congratulations to @bradley13 for a well-deserved 1-2 that has been far too long in coming for such a great car-driver pairing.

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    It’s been a very interesting start to the season, and as much as I hate to say it, it’s refreshing to have what I consider to be the three most prestigious teams in the history of FV in the mix for the title. Qualifying for this race shows we’re definitely at the back of these three, and I’m under no illusions that we’re under huge pressure from further back as well. Hoping for an eventful race tomorrow!

    #337561

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    @bradley13 – Well spotted, them’s the rules!

    #337474

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    @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @redmist, @alextrosbergfan, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995

    Pleased with Adrien’s performance in his first race in the Triple Crown, he really made up for an average qualifying session.

    On another note, it’s time to think about 2018:

    Bid for Kip Maxwell: £500,000

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    Not at all pleased with how well that race went, but as a series, what a good race to start with!

    Also: @robocat, @bradley13, @diceman, @formula-1, @jamiefranklinf1, @mathers, @pezlo2013, @juan-pablo-heidfeld-1, @sirspuddington, @aiera-music, @blockwall2, @theawesomefish, @holmqvist, @redmist, @alextrosbergfan, @lolzerbob, @alexf11995

    Bid for Keith Murphy: £800,000

    #335552

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    @jackysteeg Correct!

    #335547

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    @bradley13 very kind!

    The four drivers to connect this time:

    Didier Pironi
    Patrick Depailler
    Jacques Laffite
    Olivier Panis

    #335324

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    @davidnotcoulthard I believe they’ve all raced in cars designed by Durban-born Gordon Murray? As a bonus, Senna also raced in a car designed by another South African in Rory Byrne, from Pretoria.

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