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Practise Race Wednesday 7th August Monza

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by David Turnbull, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Time - Qualifying starts at 8pm UK-time Wednesday 31st July
    Car - F3000
    Track - Monza
    Qualifying - TBA choice between Superpole or 7-9 mins Open session?
    Race Duration - TBA choices between 62-72 mins?
    Pit stop limiter - Off
    Weather - Dry
    Tyre Wear - x2?
    Fuel Usage - x1

    This is the first practise race for season 11, no more testing strategies as a whole, time to start testing what you will use in the upcoming season :)

    as usual all the details are open to change, especially the date, depending on the season 11 start date of either the 28th august, or the 4th of september, we could postpone this monza practise until the 7th of august, then have the spa practise race on the 21st august, if season 11 starts on the 28th august then we are better leaving as is.

    the choices...........

    season 11 starts 28th august

    monza practise race 31st july
    spa practise race 14th august

    season 11 starts 4th september

    monza practise race 7th august
    spa practise race 21st august

    the choice is yours :)
     
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  2. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill
    outofthisworld

    Cool I'm up for either :D
     
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  3. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Same for me though d prefer longest race we can fit into our schedule :thumbsup: just because im greedy and would like to race with everyone as much as I can :p
     
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  4. I vote for whatever date works for the most of the members, which I assume is 4th of September, as a handful of people have said the cannot make 28th of August.
     
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  5. What is estimated average qualy pace, :1:30-1:40? If that's the case then i definitely vote for 7 minutes open qualy.

    About green flag, what should we decide? Personally i like the green flag traffic jam as it affects ones strategy. If you decide to do one flying lap you can get better track position or if you want two attempts, you can suffer from traffic. If one goes out as soon as it says "drive" and bolts it, he could have significant edge. It's a bit like jump start (i'm not blaming anyone, we haven't make a decision about this yet...)

    Getting to the first in the queue becomes a part of strategy, you loose tire temps but get best track position.. We can't collide in the pits and i think we are mature enough to respect vehicle boundaries to not exit pits inside each other (ewww...) First (or last, depending orientation) pitbox has an edge etc.. a lots of small details that don't matter that much on the end but could bring more excitement to qualy.
     
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  6. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    ok for 7-9 mins open session


    season 11 starts 28th august
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson




    season 11 starts 4th september
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson
    4) Valerio Vinassa


    ( Kennett I miss you in list but I dont understand your choice:) )



    PS. no problem for me guys if you decide season start 28th august:) are last days of vacation but Im ready for practice wednesday 31 July
     
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  7. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    season 11 starts 28th august
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson


    season 11 starts 4th september
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson
    4) Valerio Vinassa
    5) Reik Major

    It's a very selfish vote by me :rolleyes: , because I could also make the 28th August but then I would have to leave out the race 11th Septmeber, because of a holiday travel. But as I said earlier,I have no problem to miss one event, so if the majority wants the 28th as season start I'll support that too. ;)
     
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  8. If we go for open qualify, I to would find it good fun to respect the light signal :thumbsup:
    season 11 starts 28th august
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson


    season 11 starts 4th september
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson
    4) Valerio Vinassa
    5) Reik Major
     
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  9. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    forgot to put my name in........

    season 11 starts 28th august
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson
    4) David Turnbull

    season 11 starts 4th september
    1) Richard Hill
    2) Sean Greenlaw
    3) Nicolai Nicholson
    4) Valerio Vinassa
    5) Reik Major
    6) David Turnbull
     
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  10. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    has anyone done any laps at monza yet to get a rough idea of the times?

    depending on laptimes what if we go for 8-9 mins open qualifying session and everyone must wait for the green light before leaving the pits, we can test it out here at least then make a decision on it, it would be more realistic and im all for as much of that as possible.

    do we have a preference for race duration? last race at 62 mins was fine, the old way of 67 mins was fine too, we need to make a decision on this fairly soon so our practise races are as close to season 11 conditions as possible.

    going by the people whove put their name in so far it looks like the monza practise race will be held on the 7th of august, to allow 2 weeks break between practise races in the run upto a 4th of september start date, this may still change so keep an eye on this thread for more details.
     
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  11. Ventis did 1:35,225 about 5 years ago, while you David, did a 1:37,095 (and I 1:37,21,).
    Ref: http://prestogp.com/index.php?view=...on&vehicle=F3000&Update=Update&leaguefilter=1

    I would prefer 62 min above 67 min assuming 2x wear and no pit speed limit.

    It would be very interesting to know how fast Reik and/or Helder can do a 20 lap race (all we need to compare it to their 2 stop pace). I know it is a lot to ask, but I think that would give us a good indication on how much faster (assuming it was) 2 stops were at Hungaroring.
     
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  12. Do you want to know our pace for 1Stop, right?? is why a server is open at Hungaroring??
     
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  13. lol, that is correct, but don't feel like you have to, only if you think it is fun :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Just read about your request now Nico. I think Helder already did an excellent job on that, so I'd like to use my small free time better to learn Monza if I get the chance somewhen. ;) Hope it's ok...
     
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  15. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    this practise race will now be held on the 7th august :thumbsup:

    the details for the event will be as follows....

    Time - Qualifying starts at 8pm UK-time Wednesday 7th August
    Car - F3000
    Track - Monza
    Practise - 1 Hour
    Practise Starts - x 3
    Qualifying - 7 minute Open session
    Warmup - 5 minutes
    Race Duration - 62 minutes
    Pit stop limiter - Off
    Weather - Dry
    Tyre Wear - x2
    Fuel Usage - x1

    these will be the settings used in the upcoming season, the only thing that will change depending on track length and laptime is the qualifying session, minimum should be 7 minutes, maximum 9 minutes for a track like spa.

    can i ask you to amend the thread title nico to show the new date :thumbsup: and i'll go ahead and start sign ups for this.
     
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  16. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

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  17. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    1. David Turnbull
    2. Reik Major
    3.

    I agree these settings to be used in Season 11. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. 1. David Turnbull
    2. Reik Major
    3. Nicolai Nicholson
    4.

    I agree these settings to be used in Season 11. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    7th august I should be on top of some mountain:D


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    I agree these settings to be used in Season 11. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Don't they have wifi up there Vale ?:unsure:

    1. David Turnbull
    2. Reik Major
    3. Nicolai Nicholson
    4.Sean Greenlaw
    5.
    I agree these settings to be used in Season 11.
     
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