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Lotus 79 setups

Discussion in 'iRacing Setups' started by Stuart Whitehead, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Stuart Whitehead

    Stuart Whitehead

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    Post your Lotus 79 setups here!

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    Spa-Francorchamps by Stuart Whitehead

    Qual and Race sets For Spa.

    Qual set has done a 2.03.196 with an optimal of 2.02.7xx

    Race set has 18.5g of fuel which should just make a 30 lap race at Spa. Add 1 more click of fuel to be extra safe.

    Newcomers to the Car might want to add an extra click of wing all round for extra stability, or 1 on the front and 2 on the rear for even more safety. you can always decrease the wing again as you get used to it.
     

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  2. William Nowell

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    Thanks for the setup Stuart, I will download them when I get home. 18g of fuel, so I guess no one will be pitting? I did some laps yesterday with about half that fuel and could only manage a 2:08.xxx. Hopefully that time will drop by my Sunday race. I really like this car, not sure if it feels the same about me.
     
  3. Paul Landis

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    Thanx Stuart. I shall try them out.
     
  4. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
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    Stuart thanks buddy. I will try to be on the grid for the race. Mini endurance this.
     
  5. George Pilkington

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    Thanks Stuart, got them now for a thrash...
    cheers
    George
     
  6. William Nowell

    William Nowell

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    With your race setup I was able to knock .8 of second off my PB, that says alot since I am now carrying twice as much fuel. I put in about 30 laps last night and I am feeling better and better about the car. I'm still slow but atleast I am no longer the last guy on the timesheet.
     
  7. Stuart Whitehead

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    Just the ability to keep it on the black stuff for 30 laps will put you in a favourable position me thinks :)

    Just remember the car will move from understeer to quite oversteery over the 30 laps. The last 5 or 6 laps can be quite tricky. Try to not slide too much or the rear tyre wear will be a lot worse than the fronts and that will make it very nasty towards the end of the race.
     
  8. William Nowell

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    Stuart you are so right, after a few laps last night I noticed in the garage that my rear tires were down to %60 while my front were at %70. I don't think I have ever seen that before with any of the other cars.
     
  9. Stuart Whitehead

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    That's a lot of wear William. I just did a 15 laps stint with 18.5 gallons in the tank and at the end of that stint my worst tyre was at 86%

    You've gotta work on smoothness I think fella ;)
     
  10. William Nowell

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    Smoothness is just one of the many things that I need to work on. When I go back and look at my replays it is clear to see that I jump on the gas out of the corners too much with this car. Another thing I noticed is that I was going down to 1st sometimes when others only go down to 2nd, getting back on the gas in 1st is usually when it gets sideways alittle. I read the track guide on the board and generally when he says that "you can take this corner in 3rd" I find myself having to go down to 2nd. Really the only ones that I can take in his suggested gear are the higher speed corners. I'm thinking that I am slowing down to much for corner entry and then trying to make up for it on exit and burning the tires off.
     
  11. Stuart Whitehead

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    Just had a look at the track guide and he's spot on with the gears.

    You never use 1st gear in the Lotus (apart from the start of course :) ) There's just not enough traction in first and you'll just spin the tyres up and burn them off in no time at all.

    Check out the replay I posted in the Spa thread. It doesn't show the gears, but I'm using the gears recommended in the track guide. Whilst you cant expect to drive it that fast it should at least give you a good idea as to where you can make up some time.
     
  12. William Nowell

    William Nowell

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    As I said before I love this car! Someone passed this setup to me and it works great for me here. This is one of my fav tracks and with this setup I was able to jump up to decent times on my first time here with this car.
     

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  13. Stuart Whitehead

    Stuart Whitehead

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    Here's the set's I'm using (All credit for these goes to Oliver Merschky. I've only changed the brake bias so far)

    Best lap so far with Qual set 1.49.761
     

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  14. William Nowell

    William Nowell

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    :pray:You are the man. The fastest I've seen in practice was a 1.50.xx and I thought that was crazy fast. My goal for the week was to break into the 53s, my best so far is a 1.53.23 I'm pretty happy with that for now. If I can run mid pack in the race and keep the inc down I will consider it a good run. Thanks for the set, I will try them when I get home.
     
  15. Stuart Whitehead

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    Hehe, thanks. Actually went faster on my qual run ;) I'll post a replay in the iRacing Lotus forum later. Hopefully will help you see where you can gain some time
     
  16. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen

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    Here's some setups I collected from the iRacing forum during my season in the Lotus 79. The car is a blast to drive once you get the hang of it. It's a drifter's heaven. I got in top 5 overall using these sets.
     

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  17. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen

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    And some more.
     

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  18. Eric Estes

    Eric Estes

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    Thank you much - love this car.
     
  19. Bram Hengeveld

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    Any Watkins Glen setups available? Not knowing the car well enough to start my own (yet).
     
  20. Eric Estes

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    Here are some publicly posted setups from various sources. EN is Erik Nixon.
     

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