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  • #297284
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    PhilEReid
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    Thanks @kevincucamest! Didn’t expect to win that one.

    Right, so I’m going to do a double challenge again.

    The first challenge is to design a track that has at least 70 meters of elevation change over the course of the lap. The circuit can be street or permanent or hybrid etc. (Gmaps has the elevation tool)
    Rules:

    – 4-8km long
    – Elevation can’t be too steep.
    – Pit-lane must be designed, or at least described.

    They’re the rules, not too many, go nuts with it.

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    Okay, so I wanted to do something a little bit… Different. Feel free not to go for this one as it’s a big one, but I’d love it if someone did.

    So, for this challenge, it’s to be similar to the Pike’s Peak style challenge, however this time it’s for Formula 1. Now, as we know, Formula 1 races are the number of laps it takes to first break the 305km mark. So, your challenge is to design a long point to point course of just over 305km in length, suitable for F1.

    Rules:

    – Just over 305km long
    – Can by a mixture of everything, street, permanent etc.
    – You can, should you need it, reclaim upto 30km of land from the sea or lakes etc. For water bodies that are land locked, or are not actually a part of the see, should the track distance over it be less than 3km, you can claim it to be a bridge, and thus not take any of the 30km allocated for ‘reclaiming’
    – At around the 100km, and 200km mark, there must be a pit-lane designed.

    So I imagine most people will go for the first challenge. Anyway, good luck to all!

    #297275
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    PhilEReid
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    @fastiesty I thought about that one when I was deciding which laps! That was ridiculously amusing (and almost not amusing).

    #297261
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    I’ll nominate a few.

    Spa 2008 lap 43 always holds a place in my heart as for just how hilarious it was.

    I think the final lap of Canada 2011 was pretty amazing simply for the drama.

    But, I think the single greatest lap though, in terms of one mans performance, has to be Donington 1993 first lap. Phenomenal.

    #297139
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    You don’t have to, I just enjoy doing it :) @gremlinwon

    #297134
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6586395

    5.1969km, clockwise, 23 turns.

    T1 is a pretty standard T1, a hairpin to the right, relatively simple but should be a good overtaking spot. There is then a short run to T2 which is a quick right hander. This is followed by T3, a quick sweep to the left, flat out. T4 comes up next and is the same as the original hairpin. Quite open, very long and should be interesting with current F1 cars. There is then a short straight up to T5 which is the same as it was before, and then T6 which starts out the same but instead of straightening out, it continues around to create a longer sweeping corner. This then runs down into T7, a really very quick sweeping left hander.

    T8 comes next and should be a good overtaking opportunity. It’s a right handed hairpin, similar to T4, but slightly tighter. There is then a short run up to T9, another great corner, a very long open radius sweep to the right. It should be flat out but right on the limit. Following a car might make it not flat. There is then a run up to T10, another very quick right handed sweep, and then quickly following it is T11, essentially just a relatively long curve on a straight. We then get the long straight of the track, which is about 1.1km long if you include T11 as being a part of it. This straight includes T12, a small curve on the straight. The straight ends in T13, a slow hairpin to the right, and the best overtaking spot on the track. coming out of T13 is T14, a small curve to the right, and flat out. Potentially tricky on throttle application.

    T15,16 comes next, a relatively quick and open right, left chicane, which should be fun to watch the cars through. T17 follows, and is a really quite long and interesting left handed open radius sweeping corner. It should be difficult to get the power down through here and therefore should be fun to watch cars through it. The T18,19,20,21,22 complex comes next, an ever tightening S’s section, but it has a good flow to it, and it’s not particularly slow either. It should also be quite difficult as the cars are going at relatively low speeds, which also should help with following the car ahead and possibly could allow side by side action and passing and re-passing (wishful but there we go). T23 is the final corner, as seemingly never ending hairpin style corner. It would probably be taken with as a double apex, but it’s one long corner.

    #296029
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    So, are the drivers points affected in any way? I would assume not, but can someone clarify this?

    #295734
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA2Jtz9WYAA8Bc8.jpg

    So, someone on Reddit posted a snippet from a (or the) Zurich newspaper about a design for a Zurich Formula E track. Here’s a higher res version of the same thing:

    http://files.newsnetz.ch/file_upload/53/54/86/2/box_49946996_textbig1_1_FormelETrackZrich01.jpg

    For the most part, I think the track looks quite good. What do you guys think to it?

    #295650
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    I’m waiting for someone to at least do a ‘Clarkson to take over after Ecclestone,’ story. It wouldn’t be a good story because everyone would instantly know it was a joke, but I still expect it.

    #295443
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    Bottas on Massa around the outside of T5. Has to be the best of the race. Phenomenal move… and in the same car AND same tyres? That is something that doesn’t happen often at all.

    #295087
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    I thought that’d be the case. Okay, well here’s my route. @joey-poey Was just waiting for official confirmation.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6564783

    14.2516km long, I think it’s 809m of elevation, 139 corners (don’t know why I counted but, there you go).

    #295085
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    @vmaxmuffin I know where they are, but I was curious because when opening that link it says 30.8 miles, so I was curious if there was a smaller area we needed to be doing it. As the challenge appears to be just anywhere within the Rockies, I thought that it must be a mistake maybe.

    #295074
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    @joey-poey I can’t see the area that has been marked out. I’m not sure if anyone else is having this issue.

    #294949
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    Sorry for the slight delay in announcing a winner.

    This time I’ve given it to @joey-poey for a great circuit. It seems to have a little bit of everything. I’m a huge fan of @kevincucamest track. Very flowing and I so very nearly gave it to yourself.

    #294831
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    After watching the race itself I agree that there are some problems that I didn’t see before. One is that the purple colouring of the fastest lap on the already dark background actually made it quite difficult to see what time it was sometimes. Another is that I do miss having the running order on the left. I think they could still do it they just need to shrink the new graphics down a touch to make it happen. Other than a few missing features, I do really like the new style. Just needs refining.

    #294780
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    Thanks @vmaxmuffin ! A little bit of back and forth happening here. :P

    Right, sorry about the delay in coming up with something, but I was really struggling with what to come up with. I’ve decided that the task this time is to come up with a hybrid, street/permanent circuit within a major city from around the world.

    Rules:

    -Either 1/3rd street and 2/3rd permanent, or 1/3rd permanent and 2/3 street (it doesn’t have to be exact, just try to follow it as closely as possible).
    -5-7km in length.
    -Pit-lane must be designed.
    -If your circuit is 1/3rd permanent, it may only have one corner sharper than 90 degrees on the permanent part. If the circuit is 2/3rd permanent, it may only have two corners sharper than 90 degrees on the permanent part.
    -The permanent part(s) do not all have to be together.
    One thing you can do is that if you can find a location within a city that is just a few roads with no buildings, you can destroy those roads and create an area for a permanent part of your circuit.

    Good luck.

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