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Time Trials: Melbourne, Australia

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by James Chant, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. James Chant

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    [​IMG] AUSTRALIA - MELBOURNE
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    Track maps courtesy of FIA website

    Welcome
    Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines, F1 Time Trials are back!

    Slightly different format this season - every two weeks a new track will be decided.
    Now, last year we had some run away winners, so we need to level the playing field a bit.
    This season, you must post both a wet and dry time for each circuit. (wet lost interest on it's own last season)
    The winner will be determined by the average lap time of wet and dry combined.
    The winner of each event gets to choose the next circuit.

    Rules
    You must not use any assists while setting your time.
    For your time to be accepted, you must post a screenshot (PC) or photo (PS3, 360) of the leaderboard showing your lap time.
    (this helps us verify no assists). This must be embedded in the forum post, no links (takes longer to check) We will not accept videos, for this same reason. Do not upload pictures to the forum, use flickr, photobucket etc.
    Please also update your forum profile to include your gamertag.
    When you post you time, please mention your platform, PC, PS3, 360.

    Have fun, competition closes on 7th Octber, 9pm GMT.
     
  2. Bram

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    I am in when I get my game Friday. Nice to see the weekly TT's return :thumb:
     
  3. Diego Lopez

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    Good luck honestly. I have tried that track so many times that the places that are easy to spin out off are Turn 8 with and without DRS. and 11 and 12. Well for me anyways.
     
  4. Scott Webber

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    Count me in, im glad it has returned, great idea James.
     
  5. Derek Kind

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    Good to be competing in TT again! I hope I can participate here regularly, but it can be difficult to juggle this with league race practice.

    I'm finding TT times way faster in 2011 than in 2010. I've already beaten a couple of my times (smashed my Singapore record with a 1:34.1) with default setups, minimal practice, and all assists off, not even with great laps. The times are going to plummet this year, and it's not just because of KERS and DRS although those make a big difference. The car just feels faster.
     
  6. Andrew Skinner

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    il be trying to to as many of these as i can
     
  7. James Chant

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    @Derek : thus is why I have left two weeks for each circuit this time, so you all have enough time to have a go. One week wasn't enough time for people before.
     
  8. Wayne A Morgan

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    Count me in. Never done this on '10, but will look forward to doing them on '11 :)
     
  9. Derek Kind

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    Just read the bit about dry+wet times, but I've started things off with a 1:21.132 in the dry in a McLaren. Two weeks makes it easier. :)
     
  10. Tenaglia

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    automatic shift is assist ?
     
  11. Wayne A Morgan

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    I got a quick question, or 2.

    If I post a time on the forum, then the next day or so, go and get a faster time, can I repost my times or is it one time, per track, per condition?

    Also, how do you prove you set the times with no assists?
     
  12. Paul Lock

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    If you improve your time before the closing date, then of course post up the quicker time.

    You prove no assists by going to the TT leaderboard, finding your name and taking a screenshot (PC) or photo (XB/PS3). You will notice there is a column called 'Assists' - if the symbol in that column is greyed out (not illuminated), then there were no assists used.

    Like this....

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    (credit to Diego as I pinched this example from his thread) :D
     
  13. Wayne A Morgan

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    Ah ok cheers
     
  14. James Chant

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    Yes. Auto is an assist, along with traction control, abs, and racing line.
     
  15. Wayne A Morgan

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    Are custom setups allowed or are they banned also?
     
  16. Paul Lock

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    Custom setups are fine mate.
     
  17. Brian Gelsinger

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    Can you use the fuel mapping, it is blocked out on my game. If it,s a yes how ?
     
  18. James Chant

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    Fuel maps are allowed as that is part of the setup.

    If you are running in Time Trial mode, all the settings should be enabled in the setup screen.
     
  19. Brian Gelsinger

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    Mine is locked at


    Engine Units 8
    Fuel Map Rich (Mix 3)
    Fuel 58 laps


    Thats fine for me as long as everyone has the same 58 laps of fuel
     
  20. Derek Kind

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    I doubt it's really carrying 58 laps of fuel - fuel is a non-factor in TT mode, it stays the same every lap for every racer, you don't need to worry about it.

    You wouldn't want anything besides Mix 3 for getting the best speed, so that's probably locked too. Don't worry about fuel and tyres in TT. :)