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Season 8 Race 5 Melbourne - Drivers meeting

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Kennett Ylitalo, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Kennett Ylitalo

    Kennett Ylitalo

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    Started this one early ;) Reason being: i'm so stoked about the real F1 season start that i couldn't wait.. We'll get a real treat when these races starts to mashup with PrestoGP calendar.. Plus all the footage we got to see the meisters doing their race first, we can look at them and apply it to our own race.. That's just great! Also Melbourne is one the tracks i know very well, i've driven there the most in F1Challenge, it's the first race of the season there too.. It's one of my favourite track when testing high speed formulas, there isn't a bumb i don't yet know.

    How that translate to raw pace, well, strangely, i'm not that fast in Australia so a lot of practice is needed again.

    EDIT OH NO!! I mispelled the title of this thread and there is no more title editing in this new forum...
    MODERATOR: Please either delete this thread or edit it to say Race 5
    Also: who moderates this forum? In the past we could see who to contact but i can't find that info anymore.
     
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  2. David Turnbull

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    also cant wait for melbourne, its a great track for racing on, and will be good to be using same tracks as the real f1 from now.
     
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  3. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Kennett:
    I am glad to see that you take an instant liking to one of the small treats, the fact that we follow the real f1 calendar as closely as we can (within reason). You might be interested to know that this season is the first where we decided to value our two week break higher than the 1 week / 3 week break irregularity you find in the real f1 calendar. For the first 7 seasons we would between rounds have 1 week and 3 weeks breaks if the real f1 guys did.

    As for the moderator question, I believe it is I that am the moderator of this forum (although ppl higher in the RD hierarki also have those powers).
     
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  4. Peter Marshall

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    It is a surpsingly tricky track. There has been a lot of misfortune in the past. This venue has been the scene of three of the biggest accidents in Presto history . This year we'll get it right. :)
     
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  5. David Turnbull

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    i remember f3000 back in season 2 or 3, the turn 6? fast right lol carnage :D
     
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  6. Peter Marshall

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    The curbing on the outside of Turn 3 is to be avoided as well; or we'll need to call for Valerio's Tow Truck services again. :) I don't know how much he charges. ;)
     
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  7. Bob Luneski

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    ROTFL Oh that brings up an ugly memory. About 2 years ago I ended up high centered on that curb in a F3K Presto Pacific race. It was soooooooooooooo embarrassing :oops:.
     
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  8. Sean Greenlaw

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    lol Peter, I see Valerio as driving marine soldier, he leaves no man behind :)
     
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  9. Kennett Ylitalo

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    First offline test to get some kinf of setup together i did manage to do 1:24.8 on softs, and light car so i'm already on pace. Now it's time to dig archives just in case i find a setup to study. I'll try to make a setup from the ground up to understand better the characteristics of the car. But that easily goes wrong so i need a little bit help. Great to see the servers are up already. +1
     
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  10. Peter Marshall

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    Very tricky pit-in. That grassy "S".:rolleyes:
    Some drivers will need to slow early and before the "safety" of the no collision effect [zone] to stop in time for their pit bay... I might take note of who is at that end of lane before the race start.
     
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  11. Valter Ostman

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    Slow cars keep right. Fast to the left:)
     
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  12. Anthony Ishak

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    We drive on the opposite side here in Australia Valter , so slow cars keep left, fast cars keep right :D ..:p...
     
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  13. Reik Major

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    I agree with Valters suggestion.

    @ Anthony: Considering also the drivers from "the island" we could have more left side drivers then I assumed first. But the crew will wait on the right side in the pits so I'd like to stay with Valters suggestion.
     
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  14. Jim Hawley

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    Remember this?

     
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  15. Peter Marshall

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    :)
    And there are no restarts. :p
     
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  16. Andy Paries

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    Boy did i made a mess there !
    Lets hope this time i will do a bit better :)
     
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  17. Kennett Ylitalo

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    It's too bad that there is no good system to red flag a race...
     
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  18. Peter Marshall

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    Very true. I don't mind having a race restart.

    I'm never keen on re-running a championship race the following week. It has always been the case in the past that not everyone can attend. No crime in asking of course...

    However, as far as race restarts go, I think we agreed [after yet another ill-fated Melbourne race :) ] that Nico would make the decision [to restart the race] based on how many cars he notices packing up to go home in the pit lane as he passes during laps 1, 2 or 3? Please wait quietly [you may let off steam in steam] in the pit lane for a lap or two before leaving the game should you suffer a mis-fortune in the opening lap. You/ we might get lucky. :)
     
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  19. Reik Major

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    Ouch, didn't notice that big one as I was driving at the front at this time. And I have ingame chat disabled so I can't get disturbed.
     
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  20. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Nice video Jim! You can see me being stuck on the curb there for a while :)

    I must admit I do not remember exactly what should happen for me to call restart, it is at any rate a very hard decition to make, and it is also dangerous to have a back-up plan (if we crash we'll just restart). I think there is no question that the pressure to be safe is at its greatest when there is no restart possible. But then again, it stinks when half the grid is out after a very few laps. I guess I just have to "wing it" when it happens but cross my fingers that there will never be a situation where I need to consider this (while driving I might add :) )
     
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