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Season 6 Race 9 Barcelona - Setup thread

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Tim McIver, May 14, 2011.

  1. Tim McIver

    Tim McIver
    PrestoGP Veteran Premium Member

    I've been racing with Jere's very nice setups lately and haven't contributed much. So here's my Barc setup that I did the 1:16.7 with many months ago. I suspect we'll be going a lot faster than that in the next few days.

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    Good luck.
     
  2. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thanks:)
     
  3. i will try, i hope make better than my poor 1.19.950... thx Jim
     
  4. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Cheers Tim will give it a try.
     
  5. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thx Tim, it's faster than my own setup with only small adjustments.
     
  6. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

  7. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Hy!

    This is my setup from my first test yesterday. I don't expect big changes to be made on it. But if I do, I'll let you know. If some are curious I also attached my so far best lap.

    Have fun racers! :wink:
     

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  8. Here's mine; still under development:redface:
     

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  9. Thx guys for set ups:good:
     
  10. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thanx guys for sharing. You guys in top five - Can anyone tell me if I should choose a high downforce or a low downforce Q setup? What is faster here? I'm not able to decide what to use just by driving with different setups. I get about same laptime with both characteristics.
     
  11. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Hmmm...

    I started testing with the setup from istanbul using df something around 1/20. When increasing it my laptimes got better. Finally I reached a wing setup of 4/26 and did my so far PB with it. I don't know if even more wing can result in better lap times, because I did this approach within the first 40 minutes I had time to test so far. If I find littel more time, I'll test it but I also need littel time to test with a race setup.

    In general you can say, that on such tracks you'll use a littel more wing in Q and a little less wing in race because you want downforce in Q but don't want to be overtaken on the long straight in R.

    atm it seems I'll stay with this wing settings for Q and R...
     
  12. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Thanks for the explanation Reik. I hoped you would say more wing is faster:) I like the high downforce setups that make the car turn in easy.
    I used your setup when I got my fastest time. The diff is small between the different wing settings I've tried, for me, maybe one or two tenths. With more wing on I loose the small curve speed gain out on the straights. A classic case of Catch-22:)
     
  13. I tried Reik setup and looks very good but the rear is a bit lose for me, so i am stuck with it for the moment but adjusted the wings to 5/31 and the best i could do is 117-4 :tongue:...

    thanks Reik and thanks Guys for the setups :)
     
  14. Choose the setup you are more comfortable and consistent with. Also let the tires cool down a little towards the end of your out lap if they are over 100C, might give you a few more tenths.
     
  15. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Hey Thony, you know I allways like the ass a little more to push. :)

    This helps me being fast through medium speed corners. For example through the middle sector quick right hander after the chicane. I lift the throttle shortly before turning in and a short moment after turning I can accelerate hard, maybe even before reaching the apex. The tendency of oversteer prevends me from going wide caused by under steering. And I can carry much speed out of the corner(s).

    Of course the car needs some sensible aceleration, especially out of slower corners and if the tires are worn...
     

  16. i always like the car a bit towards over-steer than under-steer for the same reasons you mentioned in your post but i am still not yet fit enough to handle a nervous ass, therefore i added a bit more wings to the rear to tighten the ass lol.. i really like the setup but :)


    this track will be very hard to follow someone very close and overtake, it is easy to miss the braking point ..
     
  17. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    I can't say it often enough, that you do a great job when driving nearly as fast as the top drivers, even though your injured shoulder is a big obstacle! Very well done!
     
  18. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Hey Valter, I had time to do a little more laps now and I found out that higher wing is better for a fast lap. :) If it's also good for race4, I don't know.

    Today I started again with my earlier posted setup and couldn't go in the low 1:16's again. So I tryed my last China setup and immediately did a 1:16:4xx. Some small tuning and now I have this setup. You'll feel glued to the tarmac!!! :tongue:

    Have fun. :wink:
     

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  19. Thx Riek :redface:, i am trying to be consistent :)..

    i will try ur new setup to see if I can go faster than the first one..i am too busy atm to have my own one..

    thx
     
  20. Excellent setup Master Reik, the car is well balanced and with few laps i was able to do a new PB of 1,17-00..:good::good:

    the only change made was the caster from 3.0 to 5.5.. that is it ..:)