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Season 8 - Calendar

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Nicolai Nicholson, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. EDIT:

    Final calendar:
    01st of February - Istanbul (Ingame race07)
    15th of February - Silverstone - 51 laps http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=19944
    22nd of February - Nurburgring - 44 laps http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=10531
    07th of March - Montreal '79 -55 laps http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=28702
    21st of March – Australia - 47 laps (Melbourne) http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=10529
    25th of March - Daylight saving starts
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang) - 43 laps http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=16878
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading) - 41 laps http://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=24484
    02nd of May* – Bahrain - 44 lapshttp://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=24226
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona) - 52 lapshttp://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=24857
    30th of May – Monaco - 54 lapshttp://www.nogripracing.com/details.php?filenr=6455

    Race-times (uk-time):
    Practice: 7pm-8pm
    Practice start: 8pm-8.07pm
    Qualify: 8.08pm-8.13pm
    Warm-up: 8.14pm-8.19pm
    Race: 8.20pm-9.30pm

    Be aware of daylight saving which can be confusing. In 2012 it starts Sunday 25th of March and ends Sunday 28th of October. This may affect the time the race starts in your part of the world (if you do not live in Western Europe). If you are unsure, you can always look here to see what the time is in the UK (and in Presto-world).


    Hi guys

    Next season's calendar we can all participate to form. I will loop you into the proccess :) The first thing I do is to find out what real f1 races coincide in our normal schedule (jan/feb-may/june). Then I make a list of the track we typically race minus what we did last season, and end up with something like this:
    Our schedule mashed with the real f1 calendar:

    25th of January -
    08th of February -
    22nd of February -
    07th of March -
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco
    14th of June - (Montreal**)

    * 10 days after the real f1 event
    **is there no way we can use this track?


    Other tracks we have raced earlier, but not in season 7:
    Imola
    Istanbul
    Magny-Cours
    Nurburgring
    Silverstone
    Valencia
    Watkins Glen

    As you can see, I wrote down 11 dates, although there are only 10 races. Therefore the first or last date can be erased. I also took the liberty to move some races one week after the real f1 race to honour our 2 weeks brake rather than strictly following the rhythm of f1 (1 week brake followed by 3 weeks brake).
    Nothing is fixed in the list, if everybody think one of the f1 tracks sucks, it can be swapped, but we do like to race the same event as the real guys 3 days after, don't we? :)

    Enjoy your Christmas, and only participate here if you feel the urge to start planning next season. There is plenty of time :)
     
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  2. Does anybody have any feelings/desires/wishes concerning if we should:
    -start 25th of January and end 30th of May
    or
    -start 08th of February and end 14th of June
     
  3. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    id prefer the 25th january start, the sooner the better for me :)
     
  4. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I'd prefer a 25th Jan start but with race 2 not on the 8th of Feb (the slopes are calling me!)

    Jim
     
  5. Hey guys hope you all had a great Christmas weekend. This is my suggestion, what do you think.

    25th of January - Istanbul
    08th of February - Magny-Cours
    22nd of February -Watkins Glen
    07th of March -Nurburgring
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco
     
  6. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Also the rf2 open beta is out very soon, we can almost touch it, it will feature the F Renault 3.5

    Are we wise to start too early when what could be the holy grail of sims is so soon upon us?

    Not forgeting Simbin GTR3 but I think thats still far away yet and we'll need a good mod so that will take time

    Jim
     
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  7. Hm, those F renault 3.5 cars could be nice ! :)
     
  8. 25th of January - Imola
    08th of February - Istanbul
    22nd of February - Silverstone
    07th of March - Montreal??
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco

    For me the date is not important so start 25th January or 08th February its ok would like to run at Montreal one of my favorites (=
     
  9. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    theres a problem with montreal i think helder, weve tried a few times to have it but im sure the mod maker doesnt give permission for it to be used in leagues so we've left it alone, or did we find another version we used im not entirely sure now? i too would like it if it were available.
     
  10. Where is SIlverstone Kurt? :)

    Are we able to construct the schedule so that there are no race the 8th of February (Jim's holiday)

    This would be my list:
    25th of January - Istanbul
    08th of February - Silverstone (change this date?)
    22nd of February - Nurburgring
    07th of March - Imola (Montreal)
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco
     
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  11. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Which days are you on the ski slopes Jim?
     
  12. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    4th-13th. But don't move a date because of me if it then means someone else would be away on the new date!

    Jim
     
  13. Maybe we can move silverstone, afterall its Jim's home gp. :cool:
     
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  14. I am flexible with any decision taken on dates and tracks.
     
  15. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    25th of January - Istanbul
    15th of February - Silverstone
    22nd of February - Nurburgring
    07th of March - Montreal (preferably, but Imola if need be)
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco

    including date change for Jim.
     
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  16. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    I'm fine with any decision! :)

    I think the earlier things are clear, the better all can prepare.
     
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  17. I think David T's schedule look fine. It means we will have 1 week between round 2 and 3, but that is no problem for me at least.

    If there are anybody else that know that they will be away on any of the planned dates, this is the time to let us know so that we have a fair chance to change the schedule to suit all.

    I notice that Kurt had some track wishes that was different from the others responses, namely Watkins and Magny C instead of Silverstone and Imola. Am I right to assume (if we had done a vote) that at least Istanbul and Silverstone would easily fill 2 of the spots, while Nurburgring probably would fill the 3rd, and the 4th and last spot would be a close race between Magny/Imola/Watkins (assuming Montreal wouldn't work)?

    Here is what I think we have so far (very similar to David T's):
    25th of January - Istanbul
    15th of February - Silverstone
    22nd of February - Nurburgring
    07th of March - Montreal/Imola/Magny/Watkins
    21st of March – Australia (Melbourne)
    04th of April* – Malaysia (Sepang)
    18th of April – China (Shanghai/Jiading)
    02nd of May* – Bahrain
    16th of May - Spain (Barcelona)
    30th of May – Monaco
     
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  18. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    id prefer a choice between imola and watkins if montreal isnt available, only based on the fact weve raced both before with f1 cars, we all know what to expect, and will have setups handy as a base for our practises.

    1. Montreal
    2. Imola
    3. Watkins

    would be my prefered choice.
     
  19. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    The watkins race was completely wet, so I'm very curious how it would be like in dry conditions. I remember the field was very close together - always a good base for some action...
     
  20. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Im ok for any decision.

    Jim u come here at SESTRIERES for ski there are beautiful slope and there is a nice road for go there 30km of turns if u like I can carry up, Torino Sestriere 1h 10' bring your helmet because I will drive there:D.