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Season 13 - Calendar

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Nicolai Nicholson, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Season 13 Calender

    Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Race07 lobby, our 13th season has had to be cut short and re-arranged to suit, The following dates and tracks are what we will use the rest of season 13.

    5th nov - Zandvoort
    12th nov - Interlagos (f1 race 9th)
    26th nov- Abu Dhabi (f1 race 23rd)
    3rd dec - Watkins Glen
    17th dec - Spa
     
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  2. So are we looking at two races that need to be either left out or compromise "1 race every 2 weeks" twice? If so, i suggest 12th to be the first race date, then like Nico suggested. If everyone does off-season practice on those first two tracks, it should be allright. It also leaves a 6 weeks for the start instead of 7. Might be just better to "suffer" in the early season than late.

    Last race is going to be cut, i'm afraid. The two week schedule is perfect all the way up to 25th of June for me ( i don't have any actual known commitments, yet.. it sounds about right to me..).

    Is it totally impossible to make the last race after three weeks to make it easier for people to organize their summer? Might be stupid idea but.. you never know.. If i remember right, having two final races in two weeks was a bit too much.

    There' couple of F1 races missing:

    Istanbul 11.jun 08. jun
    Silverstone 25.jun 22 .jun
    Nurburgring 09.jul 06. jul
    Hockenheim 23.jul 27. jul

    And then it's F1 summer break. So if we cut two from the end (somehow), we end up finishing month early. That could leave enough time for the (spits over the shoulder, not gonna jinx this) season 13.. I'll rather do 8 or 9 races than try to cram too much in to one season. It's forever gonna be known with some little nick name, tiny meister-(insert the german word here for -ship) ;) ? I know what it is in finnish, tynkäkausi, "stump(ed)season"
     
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  3. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    thats very close to the calender i had made up too nico :)

    this was my first draft of it.....

    melbourne - march 19th
    sepang - 2nd april
    bahrain - 16th april
    shanghai - 30th april
    barcelona - 14th may
    monaco - 28th may
    montreal79 - 11th june
    a1 ring - 25th june
    silverstone - 9th july
    hockenheim - 23rd july

    the obvious change is montreal79 and a1 ring, montreal because it would be montreal in real f1 at that time, and although we just done a1 ring, it makes it onto the calender in real life next season and its around 8 races since we'd have drove it, makes sense to me :)

    id be happy to race into mid summer, makes no odds to me, it is only once every 2 weeks with a consistant break so unless anyones going away for a month then we could probably make that work, it would mean season 13 starts slightly later or theres less of a gap between 12/13 but id be up for anything really, id rather not make it less than 10 races and id rather keep it as close to f1 as possible, but whatever is decided is cool by me as always :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
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    2014 = Hockenheim
     
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  5. Alternatives to consider:

    -put "round 10" the 5th of March and end season 2 weeks earlier (for many 23rd of July is middle of holiday season -> travel):
    -reconsider Istanbul as round 1 if we go for above option (a vote perhaps?)

    I think the below calendar is quite sexy :cool:. It starts the 5th and has 2 races (Bahrain and Barcelona) with only 1 weeks practice. The sexy thing is that all f1 races during our season is followed by our race 3 days later.

    The rf2 round x's are possible spots for rf2 test league if it is decided to run it parallel with main league.

    hockenheim/Istan - march 5th
    rf2 round x - march 12th
    melbourne - march 19th
    rf2 round x - march 26th
    sepang - 2nd april
    bahrain - 9th april
    rf2 round x - april 16th
    shanghai - 23rdh april
    rf2 round x - april 30th
    silverstone - 7th july
    barcelona - 14th may
    rf2 round x - may 21st
    monaco - may 28th
    rf2 round x - june 4th
    montreal79 - 11th june
    rf2 round x - june 18th
    a1 ring - 25th june
     
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  6. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    EDIT: just seen the above calender and its looking good, be better to let people see what they think of it as apposed to seeing my alternative.
     
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  7. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill
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    I like the look of that calendar :thumbsup:
    Like the fact that we have some races with just a weeks break in between
    Nice work :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
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    I like that calendar Nicolai:thumbsup: I think we need formula one cars. I hope that's what you have in mind for the rf2 test races.
     
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  9. I like that calendar Nicolai
     
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  10. I assumed it was a f1 car, but do not know. David is the "conductor of the majority's desire" in this area :thumbsup:
     
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  11. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    Race07

    Hockenheim/Istan - March 5th
    Melbourne - March 19th
    Sepang - April 2nd
    Bahrain - April 9th
    Shanghai - April 23rd
    Silverstone - May 7th
    Barcelona - May 14th
    Monaco - May 28th
    Montreal79 - June 11th
    A1 Ring - June 25th

    so taking out the rf2 side of things from nicos calender we would be looking at the above as race07 calender, which looks really good :thumbsup:

    from rf2 side of things we could end up with something like this...

    Rfactor2

    Instanbul - March 12th
    Melbourne- March 26th
    Sepang - April 16th
    Bahrain - May 21th
    Silverstone - June 4th
    Montreal - June 18th

    tracks and car would still need to be discussed, but we'll do that in another thread valter :thumbsup:

    might be time to seperate things a bit into their own threads?
     
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  12. Yeah, i like that calendar. Not sure about Silverstone/Barcelona, sounds a bit tough combo back to back. Bahrain/Sepang is easy, they are somewhat similar tracks. So that just means extra practice for Barcelona in the off-season (maybe a training event, Barcelona 2x30mins) For me, dates are good.

    Track selection looks good. Between Hockenheim and Istanbul.. I hate the modern Hocke but Istanbul is not F3000 track per se. Either is fine in the end, one can not like all tracks.
     
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  13. Very much like Race07 calendar as it works into my holiday plans perfect at the moment and means I should make all races. That doesn't mean to say it will happen that way as things, specially with my wife, change on an hourly basis lol. Knowing the tracks early is a big help as I have been offline practising at Singapore and Abu Dhabi to try and get a little faster.
     
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  14. I'll list up some arguements for Istanbul as first race, I hope someone will do the same for Hockenheim :) (we need to confirm calendar as soon as possible)

    Positives:
    -I like the track very much
    -Lots of slip-streaming -> good fights
    -Wide track -> good fights
    -Safe track (run-off areas) -> few dnf's (start season with good experiense for all)
    -Ingame track -> can attract new members in practice period
    -Istanbul have a PrestoGP history stretching back to out Beta Season 6 years ago :)

    Negatives:
    -I'm sure there are drivers who like the track less than me
    -It is no longer on the f1 calendar :thumbsdown:
     
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  15. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    those positives summed it all up for me.

    istanbull :)

    im not overly keen on hockenheim at all.
     
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  16. Same here, good arguments, specially about safety and new members in the first race.
     
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  17. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
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    Istanbul:thumbsup:
    there are more positive thing in Istanbul than in Hockenheim
     
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  18. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
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    Thumbs up to races 3 days before the IRL F1 calendar! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  19. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
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    +1
     
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  20. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill
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    I enjoyed both (even tho I was dead last and lapped by everyone at hockenheim :)) they are both good circuits but if I had to choose it would be Istanbul :thumbsup:
     
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