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  • #145822
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    You seem to get pole and win every race by massive margins. Perhaps you should consider turning some assists off next year? Or are you already on full expert mode, manual gears and all?

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    Does anyone know what time the testing will start?

    On the website it says: “Please note that there is no timetable for this Event.”

    I would guess it’s 9am-4pm, with a break 1-2pm. But grateful if anyone can confirm.

    #238275
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    @graham228221

    I plugged in F1 2012 last night along with wheels/pedals and turned all assists off to see how it compares. Overall, I was very impressed by how similar the handling was (which, in fairness, people like Anthony Davidson has been saying for a while – although he’s on the payroll so I was initially suspicious). The main difference is the physicality, as my wheel doesn’t have force feedback or anything to replicate some of the g-forces – but that’s not something Codemasters have control over so I give them a lot more credit now for building a pretty realistic handling model.

    I also have rFactor which has a slightly looser handling model. rFactor F1 cars have noticeably less grip in the high speed corners compared to the Ferrari sim (and F1 2012). I know lots of hard work goes into rFactor and the mods, but I can’t help but feel that in their desire to be super-realistic they have gone too far and increased difficulty to the extent that grip levels are not representative.

    @Alex Field

    No idea, but it sure is a workout – so you can’t just play in jeans and expect to feel comfortable!

    #192230
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    Final result:

    Renault – 839 points
    Mercedes – 629 points
    Ferrari – 552 points
    Cosworth – 0 points

    #216645
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    It’s looking likely that I will be going to Interlagos this year. So excitied! Especially after the great ‘From the stands…’ article last year.

    Does anyone have a list of the ticket prices from 2012? I hear it is pretty pricey.

    Trying to find the price of cheapest grandstand ticket for Sunday only.

    #204613
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    Gary Anderson has already produced an analysis of car race pace. It takes the race fastest laps only, which isn’t a perfect measure but averaged over an entire season is pretty reliable.

    Red Bull 100.613
    Sauber 100.952
    Ferrari 101.011
    McLaren 101.116
    Lotus 101.182
    Merc 101.312
    Williams 101.312
    Force India 101.327
    Toro Rosso 101.447
    Caterham 102.672
    Marussia 103.800
    HRT 104.461

    On the qualifying front the order (by driver this time) is: HAM, VET, WEB, BUT, ALO, GRO, RAI, ROS, MAL, MSC, MAS, PER, HUL, DIR, KOB, DAM, SEN, RIC, VER, KOV, PET, GLO, PIC, DLR, KAR

    #209538
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    You are right about it being hard to replace Autosport.

    For e.g. Just checked BBC, Sky, PlanetF1 and GPUpdate and none of them have the story about the FIA’s plans for new entry fee structure that Autosport are reporting.

    Might have to find a way to get around the 50 articles per month. Otherwise it’s 88p per week apparently…

    #205236
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    Agree with Prisoner Monkeys.

    Such a shame that we can’t see the top junior talent in competition.

    Instead, the proliferation of pay drivers means the real talent is spread across different formulae (GP2, GP3, FR3.5, F2, F3).

    As far as GP2 is concerned, I see real potential in Chilton and Haryanto.

    Haryanto in particular I think I will be in F1 one day. He has genuine talent and would be the first driver from Indonesia (c.4th biggest population in the world to my best recollection) so could attract big sponsorship.

    #205233
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    Keith, I would take issue with the ‘conspiracy’ theory with Calado. In GP2 team mates aren’t really team mates. They are both customers paying the teams for their drives; they owe their teams and their team mates nothing. This is why their are no team orders and they are free to fight. So can’t believe Calado helped out Gutierrez, but accept that the team might have told him to stop at a strategic point on the circuit.

    #181465
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    If anyone else is interested, here is the timetable for the special bus service from Northampton Station to the race track on Friday-Monday of the GP weekend:

    http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Transport/pubtrans/Documents/Bus%20Timetables/SM-F1-Jul2012.pdf

    #196057
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    Get up at 4:45am, then you can fast forward through all the adverts in the build up and still watch the race live!

    #181340
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    Hi,

    Quick question:

    I have a general admission ticket for this year’s race. Will GA spectators be able to ‘roam’ on the Friday and take advantage of empty grandstands?

    #191204
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    Could we add Sam Bird as test/simulator driver at Mercedes?

    My understanding is that he will continue in that role (and hopefully can add something else alongside it).

    #181263
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    Hi.

    Two quick questions, I would be really grateful for a response:

    1. Does any one know how long the early bird tickets are available until?

    2. Does any one have any more information about the Stagecoach bus service which (according to Silverstone website) runs from Northampton station to the track over the weekend?

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