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Assetto Corsa Mini Season | Round 4 | Red Bull Ring

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Aug 25, 2017.

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  1. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Details


    • Time: 1pm
    • Laps: 40
    • Temperature: 22c
    • Tyre wear: 200%
    • Fuel rate: 100%

    The Track

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    The Red Bull Ring is a motorsport circuit in Spielberg, Styria, Austria. The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987. It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring, and it hosted the Austrian Grand Prix again from 1997 to 2003. When Formula One outgrew the circuit, a plan was drawn up to extend the layout. Parts of the circuit, including the pits and main grandstand, were demolished, but construction work was stopped and the circuit remained unusable for several years before it was purchased by Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz and rebuilt. Renamed the Red Bull Ring the track was reopened on 15 May 2011 and subsequently hosted a round of the 2011 DTM season and a round of the 2011 F2 championship. Formula One returned to the circuit in the 2014 season. Originally built in 1969 to replace the bland and bumpy Zeltweg Airfield circuit, the Österreichring track was situated in the Styrian mountains and it was a spectacular, scenic and unique circuit. The track was very fast, every corner was a fast sweeper and was taken in no lower than 3rd gear in a 5-speed gearbox and 4th in a 6-speed gearbox and the track had noticeable changes in elevation during the course of a lap, 65 metres from lowest to highest point. Like most fast circuits it was a hard circuit on engines but more difficult on tires, because of the speeds being so consistently high. Many considered the Österreichring to be dangerous, especially the Bosch Kurve, a 180-degree downhill right-hand corner with almost no run-off area which, by 1986 when turbos pushed Formula One engine power to upwards of 1,400 bhp. Some of the track was just road with little to no protection at all, even up to the final Austrian Grand Prix there in 1987, a race that had to be restarted twice because of 2 progressively more serious accidents both caused by the narrow pit straight in a similar manner to the 1985 race when the race was stopped after one lap following a start line shunt that had taken out three cars including championship leader Michele Alboreto's Ferrari and local driver Gerhard Berger's Arrows-BMW. In practice for the 1987 race McLaren's Stefan Johansson narrowly avoided serious injury or worse when at over 150 mph he collided with a deer that had made its way onto the track while Johansson was cresting a blind brow. Increasing speeds were also a concern at the Österreichring; during the final Grand Prix there in 1987 pole-sitter Nelson Piquet's time for the 5.942 km (3.692 mi) of 1:23.357 set an average speed record for the circuit of 159.457 mph (255.756 km/h). At the time it was second only in F1 average speed to Keke Rosberg's 160.9 mph (258.9 km/h) pole lap of the Silverstone Circuit set during the 1985 British Grand Prix. Interestingly, both times were set using a turbocharged Williams-Honda. The Österreichring's safety concerns had reached a head in the mid 1990s, and in 1995 and 1996 it was totally rebuilt, at the same site, by Hermann Tilke. Its length was shortened from 5.942 km (3.692 mi) to 4.326 km (2.688 mi), and the fast sweeping corners were replaced by three tight right-handers, in order to create overtaking opportunities. Its three long straights, as well as a twisty infield section, asked for a setup compromise. As much of the construction work was paid for by the mobile phone provider A1, the track was renamed the A1-Ring. It proceeded to host seven Formula One Austrian Grands Prix between 1997 and 2003, as well as several DTM races and Austrian motorcycle races in 1996 and 1997. Late in 2008, Red Bull began their €70m reconstruction of the track and DTM chiefs considered a return to the circuit in 2009, and in September 2010, it was confirmed that the circuit would host a round of the 2011 DTM season, now known as the Red Bull Ring. The championship has visited the circuit every year since then. In December 2012, Red Bull contacted the FIA to say the track would be available to host a round of the Formula One World Championship in 2013, after a slot became available following the postponement of the proposed New York metropolitan area Grand Prix of America,[ and by July 2013, Red Bull announced that the Austrian Grand Prix would return as a round of the Formula One World Championship in 2014. The Austrian Grand Prix was held on 22 June 2014.

    Hotlap



    Formation Lap

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    Drivers will form up side by side in the yellow zone, and the leader can choose where to accelerate anywhere in the red zone (pit entry to the start/finsh line)

    Questions

    Imola provided a chaotic and unpredictable race, how did you find it?

    Austria has never been used in TNGTC, how do you feel about the track?

    F1 2017 has just released, have you got it, and what do you think?
     
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  2. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Imola provided a chaotic and unpredictable race, how did you find it?

    For my favourite and possible best track, it didn't go well for me. A small error costed me dearly. A podium would've definitely been on the cards. However I will learn from my mistakes and come back stronger

    Austria has never been used in TNGTC, how do you feel about the track?


    Heavy braking zones in sector 1 well hopefully work well for me, the second sector has a nice flow to it and the final section is a challenge, however the straights will hurt me too much to have top pace, hopefully I will have my consistent pace and will be able to carry a cool head to deliver under pressure for a good result.

    F1 2017 has just released, have you got it, and what do you think?


    I gave up on F1 and f1 games long ago. Would only ever consider to play it for mess about races
     
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  3. Mikhail24RD

    Mikhail24RD

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    Announcement:

    After a DNS and a DNF after the last two races, I will officially withdraw myself from the championship. I felt that I have no pace at alll and I will be a danger to the other racers. It took me a while to think about this and it was a hard decision. The accident i had with my teammate on the opening lap made me feel guilty to then point where I traded Assetto Corsa.

    However I am not gonna disappear like that on Race Department leagues. I will be back in Project Cars 2 and so does GT Sport. By that point I will have a wheel and I would not have issues along knowing some of the tracks (example Daytona, Long Beach, and more on PC 2).

    Basically, I will be back.

    Mikhail Jackson
     
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  4. Kike Luna

    Kike Luna

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    Imola provided a chaotic and unpredictable race, how did you find it?

    It was fun to see everyone fighting until the end.

    Austria has never been used in TNGTC, how do you feel about the track?


    Very fast and short track, I think overtaking is easy here, so its going to be fun for everybody. I predict a tight qualy.

    F1 2017 has just released, have you got it, and what do you think?


    No, buying a game only for a type of car is a waste, waiting for PC2 and thats enough.
     
  5. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
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    A1: I found the conditions completely different to testing which was odd car was slidding more than ever so p6 was decent

    A2: it's ok not a favourite of mine but Audi is helping me enjoy driving more

    A3: f1 games are bad because f1 is bad
     
  6. Frank Finch

    Frank Finch
    TNGTC | Finch Sim Racing Premium

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    Here's the onboard broadcast. Sadly without commentary, because apparently you aren't allowed to Share Play and broadcast at the same time... So Seeks and I are looking for a way to stream it with commentary next week.

    The formation lap starts 21:00 minutes in.
     
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  7. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #64 M3 GT3 - Bangers And Smash GT

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    Q. P2 - Qualifying wasn't bad really was only 1 tenth of my PB by the end of the session, i was on for pole on the last run but ran wide into T5 and threw it away :(

    R. P7 - Well would like to forget that race happened lol, started well holding P2 down into T2 but got hit quite hard under braking by Scooby causing quite bad rear end damage tried to hold onto kike but the rear was unbearable at high speed. Pitted on lap 13-14 to try re gain some places managed to get back into 2nd after a mistake from Jamie in T1 but a few laps later i was hit again by Jamie causing more rear end damage and then span in the left hander start of S3. Limped home to finish 7th :( Disappointed as i know had the pace to challenge for the win but oh well on to Mugello Love that track and lambo is going well so far.
     
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  8. Kike Luna

    Kike Luna

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    Qualy: P1
    Race: P1


    Well, I cant complain even a little bit, had a perfect race. Great lap to claim the pole, and then tried to push hard and pull away. Only Adam could follow me but I saw him losing positions in lap 12, so just had to focus on a faultless race. Good pace, no mistakes and perfect strategy. Must enjoy this cause Mugello is going to be really really different.
     
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  9. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Austria Highlights

     
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