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Race #3 China: Pre-Race Briefing

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Thomas Mundy, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Thomas Mundy

    Thomas Mundy
    FSR President

    Welcome to the third round of the FSR PRO Championship. The password for today is on GPCOS in the Control Center next to the server's IP address.

    No cutting exceptions for China

    Delete all *.rcd files from your player/settings/FSR_2015 folder!!

    Anyone joining an official race with a virtual team will get a RACE BAN. This is extremely important issue that can cause lag and people not to join!!!

        • Read the updated rules package for 2015 here.
        • Check Cutting/Extending Exceptions here.
    Round 3
    1. James Early Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 15:21:19
    2. Jeroen Kweekel Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 17:41:56
    3. Dominic Foster Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 18:51:32
    4. David Cook Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 18:59:38
    5. Michele D Alessandro Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 20:10:28
    6. Sergio Rodriguez Participation confirmed
    2015-04-13 21:37:12
    7. Eugene van Loggerenberg Participation confirmed
    2015-04-14 10:03:33
    8. Andrea Ventura Participation confirmed
    2015-04-14 15:40:26
    9. Nikodem Wisniewski Participation confirmed
    2015-04-14 21:58:20
    10. Pascal Chapon Participation confirmed
    2015-04-15 11:23:49
    11. Giordano Valeriano Participation confirmed
    2015-04-16 23:06:25
    12. Yoichi Participation confirmed
    2015-04-19 17:32:43
    13. Lionel Klue Participation confirmed
    2015-04-20 08:02:48
    14. Sander Kallas Participation confirmed
    2015-04-20 08:21:46
    15. Dennis Czarnynoga Participation confirmed
    2015-04-20 18:01:27
    16. Juan Sanchez Lopez Participation confirmed
    2015-04-20 18:30:05
    17. Robert Cori Participation confirmed
    2015-04-20 23:30:36
    18. Will Barnes Participation confirmed
    2015-04-21 06:26:15
    19. Dmitry Zaharov Participation confirmed
    2015-04-21 07:27:47
    20. Alari Algpeus Participation confirmed
    2015-04-21 09:11:02
    21. David OReilly Participation confirmed
    2015-04-22 09:52:41
    22. Wim Klop Participation confirmed
    2015-04-23 14:51:29
    23. Craig Baxter Participation confirmed
    2015-04-23 18:42:13
    24. Dewald Nel Participation confirmed
    2015-04-23 21:38:43
    25. Andrea Cannatà Participation confirmed
    2015-04-23 22:18:48
    26. Ben Eastman Participation confirmed
    2015-04-24 16:08:34
    27. Andrew Pienaar Participation confirmed
    2015-04-24 19:28:55
    28. James Sadler Driver participation uncertain
    2015-04-24 21:15:41
    29. Christof Schgör Participation confirmed
    2015-04-24 21:21:17
    30. Renan Lopes Participation confirmed
    2015-04-24 22:24:07
    31. Mihajlo Vicentijevic Participation confirmed
    2015-04-25 00:42:01
    32. Christian Befumo Participation confirmed
    2015-04-25 11:41:28

    Sunday, 13:00GMT, Server Opens for PQ
    Sunday, 13:05GMT, Pre-Qualifying
    Sunday, 13:20GMT, Practice
    Sunday, 13:35GMT, Qualifying 1
    Sunday, 13:45GMT, Qualifying 2
    Sunday, 13:50GMT, Warmup
    Sunday, 14:00GMT, Race Start

    With regard to Post-Race Checks from Malaysia, my apologies for the lateness I will post them as soon as I can hopefully within next few hours but from early signs there are no cuts in qualifying from Malaysia and noone will have yet reduced all their safety rating however Renan Lopes needs to be careful as his is low. Please be aware of each other and don't try to win the race on the first lap.

    The Free Practice session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 1" session. Every participating driver should join as soon as possible after the server opens to make sure that they don't miss the start of Qualifying and also to make sure that their game is configured & working properly.

    The Qualifying 1 session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 2" session. Drivers can use what ever setup they want, as long as they only drive with qualifying fuel loads.

    The Qualifying 2 session will be 5 minutes in length. Only the top 10 drivers from Qualifying 1 will be allowed to go out on track. Drivers will be allowed to do one flying lap (one outlap, hotlap and inlap). The drivers will all be on track at the same time eg not private. Parc Ferme will be enforced. You will only be allowed to change your fuel load, engine boost, engine brakemap, front wing angle, steering lock, brake balance and brake pressure after the session is over, so make sure you have your race setup loaded when entering Qualifying 2. The session will be closed, meaning if you happen to join late, or for some reason drop out of the server during the session, you will not be able to rejoin the server until the server has moved to Warmup.

    The Warmup session will be 10 minutes in length. While in the garage, make sure you add the appropriate amount of fuel in to your car since refuelling is not allowed during the race. You can drive freely in the Warmup session to try to get a feel for the heavier car after qualifying on low fuel.

    The Race will be 34 laps long. Drive carefully during the race, especially at the start and first lap in general.

    Red Flags will NOT be used unless in very specific situations which are specified in the rule documents.

    Download rFMod here:

    My computer broke last week so I've been setting things back up again but I will post the post-race checks for Malaysia as soon as I can once I've set everything up again and consulted with other directors to make sure we get consistency from the permanent directors this year. As I said above though it seems there were no cuts in Malaysia in Qualifying. Incidents that were protested will be reviewed but noone has lost their licence yet as SRs are still too high for that but be careful with your driving.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
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  2. Thomas I think I speak for everybody when I say if you had just posted that you were having issues we would have all understood...computers are fickle things aren't they!:)

    Anyways GL HF all today, and can we please not play Tallahassee Derby Driver on the first corner?:p
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  3. Yeah, please be careful, my car suffered enough last time:D
  4. If theres enough pitstalls we might let all race.
  5. That Q1 session was a nightmare. I was blocked again and again and so had to start from near the back which was really disastrous.

    Why was everyone allowed to qualify? Perhaps we should stick to the rules in the future. And if we're going to bend the rules then maybe we should split the Q1 session into 2 groups.
  6. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I want to apolgise to @Mihajlo Vićentijević and to my team mate Pascal Chapon.

    I was running ok in P15 early on. Lost concentratyion and and messed T1, hit Mihaljo and took some damage myself. Decided to repair it T first stop (18 sec stop) got a stop go for speeding, then didn't know I could do it and the repair together and stopped twice. On the second stop I got fresh tyres as well to replace my ones that had an outlap on them.
    Then while trying to process all of that in my tiny brain I saw Pascal but thought i saw him moving out of the box (EDIT: in fact it wasnt my imagination, Pacal saw 2 pit boxes illuminated and had to test them one by one, the first one didnt work andwhat I saw was him leaving that box and moving forwards but only to the next box. My assumption that he was leaving the pits was the mother of all *ups) so thought on the limiter I would be ok, ran into him ruining his race and losing a front wing. 2 min lap later. More repairs 20 sec this time. Then I filtered back in 2 laps behind P1..
    David O'Reilly: so it was P28, then by the end with various people leaving it was P18 I think.

    So I want to award myself the dunce award this week.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
  7. This. I couldn't get a clean lap in and was 1.5s down on my best time. First time around someone passed me while I was leaving space to the car in front and then drives super slow the whole lap....comon guys....
  8. Brake pedal broke on lap 3. Sorry if I scared someone, it fixed itself then but sometimes worked very strangely. Shame, top 10 finish looked like a formality today.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  9. My race end ed in T1. I second the point that there were way too many cars on track during Q1. The function of preQ is to avoid this kind of situations. It should be enforced.
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  10. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Yeah I saw that, we were making some room for the lap and that guy just dives through and goes P24.
  11. Was pretty happy with this lap I done in Q1 but my race was kind of a lone wolf one where i was running on my own. Pre Qualifying was a bit of a mess up though and it was really hard to get a lap in.
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  12. I almost got taken out in the process as well , he missed me by a hair .. Anyone know who it was?