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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 10 Aug 2011, 03:20

I did a few recon laps tonight (first time ever at this track), I just touched the 14s but feel like there's more to get from both the driver and the car... Another interesting track!
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by carrera » 10 Aug 2011, 14:30

hey.this track is cool.
look for a few spins though from yours truly..lol...
14,s 15's with full fuel...
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by MrT » 10 Aug 2011, 18:32

:mrgreen: This track reminds me of the Spanish GP track ? . Am i right :shock:
And i believe 13s,14, are capable ...

And hopefully we have our weird steering glitch fixed 4 now .! Have to see what happens on the server with other drivers.


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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Coffeemachine » 10 Aug 2011, 23:00

mid 12s :)
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Coffeemachine » 10 Aug 2011, 23:27

Coffeemachine wrote:mid 12s :)
1.11.8 full fuel :)

keep overheating the rear left though, the laptimes drop away really bad after 4-5 laps
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by MrT » 13 Aug 2011, 02:44

:shock: Hmmm Left rear waisted no time in getting HOT ... didnt even matter that i stayed off runoff areas
is this right ? Tire change = same Spring rate = same ARBars =same no way to adjust this i guess OK
So now what ? ............lol

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 13 Aug 2011, 18:17

MrT wrote: So now what ? ............lol
Talent at keeping the car on the track in non-optimal situations or extra pit stops... :wink:
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Steve » 13 Aug 2011, 19:43

I am still puzzled as to why we're doing the extra tire wear and fuel consumption, since we're doing pretty long races.....
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 13 Aug 2011, 22:00

Personally, I wasn't familiar with the FIA GT1 series (coverage of it is inexistent around here) and I was under the impression that it was an "endurance" series (as in hundreds of laps, multi-hours (when not 24h) races). Our 25- or 50-laps races are relatively short for "endurance" races so 4X was fine with me. A quick look at the GT1 rules shows that (unless I'm mistaken) their race are actually 60 minutes though.

In that light, I'd join the crowd and suggest we revert to 1X tyre wear and 1X fuel usage (maybe 2X fuel since they do have mandatory pit stops IRL). Maybe make the events always 60 minutes too and stop adjusting the laps for each track.

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Steve » 13 Aug 2011, 23:01

How about 40 mins? haha
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by MrT » 14 Aug 2011, 01:27

In that light, I'd join the crowd and suggest we revert to 1X tyre wear and 1X fuel usage (maybe 2X fuel since they do have mandatory pit stops IRL). Maybe make the events always 60 minutes too and stop adjusting the laps for each track.
Sounds Good 2 me .

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Coffeemachine » 14 Aug 2011, 08:11

noooo!

hehe, my 2 cent would be

1. i know ive not participated in any races, but i really like the idea of accelerated wear and fuel
2. pit stops are fun, id like to keep it the way it is
3. 60 min feels waaay to long... in that case maby 2x30 ?
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 14 Aug 2011, 14:56

I fail to see the point of making some things harder than it is IRL unless it is to compensate some other things that could be easier than RL. Sure, 4X tyre wear is a fun challenge but the goal of these events is to attract drivers, not rebuke them. If I had known a bit more about the GT1 series, I'd have challenged the setting earlier. Sorry for waking up late to this but I've been busier than my usal busy-ness (sp?) since last May and couldn't be bothered to do much more than try to attend the events.

As for having double-races, if you crash in the first laps of the first 5-drivers race, are you really going to wait around 25 minutes or so for the other race? We barely have enough drivers to make it worth having a single race (and complete it), I'm pretty sure that having two races would be counter-productive given the current grid-size if the second race has to be cancelled because some driver(s) have left during the 1st race. It would be different if we had a bigger grid but we don't...

That said, I suggested 60 minutes because that's both the real GT1 race duration and close to what the original proposition of 50 laps for our events was meant to be. 60 minutes is already quite shorter than our usual 100%-length F1 races but if there is agreement for a single 45 or 30 minutes race instead, then that can be done. For example, we could do 30 minutes, 2X tyre wear (to compensate the half-duration), 3X or 4X fuel usage (to force pitstops)?

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by MrT » 15 Aug 2011, 02:24

:mrgreen:
I appreciate the Admins taking time to ask for input ,comments , opinions .
I agree that either 50/60 min race is good 4 me.
But i think anything above 2x wear is frustrating to deal with .

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Peter Sojda » 15 Aug 2011, 10:42

I have 1:13,600 (full fuel, medium tyres), no problem with tyre wear (maybe because soo slowe :) )
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 16 Aug 2011, 02:54

I had a good practice with Steve tonight, made it to the low 13s on full fuel and new shoes.

I set the server to some compromise settings but these can be discussed here (preferably) or at racetime with those drivers who are actually going to race: 2X fuel usage, 2X tyre wear, 45 minutes race, 20 minutes qualy (no lap limit), 5 minutes warmup (if needed).
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Peter Sojda » 20 Aug 2011, 13:05

TODAY RACE!!! Don't forget :)
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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Bilbo » 20 Aug 2011, 15:37

I will most likely miss this event given that the NASCAR Napa 200 will not be finished before our race start. This is likely the last NASCAR event in Montreal due to lack of public financing and we exceptionally have a lot of local boys (even a local gal!) participating, including two locking the first line on the grid (Jacques Villeneuve got the pole in-extremis in front of Alex Tagliani (of CART/Indycar fame)). Can't really not watch this, especially since there has been a lot of action in all past races here...

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Racer » 20 Aug 2011, 17:50

tnx Bilbo 8) :)

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Re: Summer Event Driver OnTrack Testing

Post by Coffeemachine » 20 Aug 2011, 21:17

Gah i was just too late joining, missed the time with a few minutes!
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