EU Exos S1 @ Silverstone GP - Sun 27.07.14

Georg Siebert

Aug 4, 2013

"Downforce is lift inverted"

Event details

Server: #2
Max servers: 1
Max number of participants: 24
Car: Lotus Exos S1
Track: Silversone

Booking: 18:00 GMT
Qualifying: 19:00 GMT
Race: 20:00 GMT
Race distance: 18 laps

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This event
  • Time of day will be set at 14:30h for Qualifying.
  • Standing Start for the race.
  • This event has a minimal number of 5 participants to take place.
In general
  • Server will be up, close to or at 18:00 GMT.
  • Booking starts at 18:00 GMT.
  • Sign up window closes at 17:30 GMT sharp.
  • Sign out before 17:30 GMT, if you don't know for certain you can participate in this event or can't book in time.
  • Passwords are sent via private message before or at 18:00 GMT.
  • Penalties will be enabled during this event.
  • Grip dynamics set to optimal.
  • Mechanical damage set to off.
  • Tyre wear & degradation set to on.
  • Fuel consumption set to on.
  • Make a new post for a better overview, if you do need to sign out.
  • It is strongly encouraged to be present in teamspeak, as this serves a multitude of objectives: a place to be on the same page during the event and to pick up important information, if needed - to inform drivers they are about to be lapped during the race - and to simply converse with one another and to build a sense of community.
  • If you don't want to be disturbed during a qualifying lap, you may turn off your mic/headphones, albeit please remember to enable them again afterwards - especially before the race starts. You will have plenty of time to do so in the transition between the Qually and Race session.
  • To ensure a level playing field, set the ambient temperature to the default 26°C - example.
  • Check & load up your Race-setup after Qualifying, if you have one and choose a suitable tyre type & fuel load for the race.
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Entry list

  1. Georg Siebert
  2. Akis Kevrekidis
  3. Edwin Collingridge
  4. Olly Stevenson
  5. Catalin Sasu
  6. Paul Hurlow
  7. Edu Martinez
  8. Colin J. Fleming
  9. Mark Breslin
  10. Fernando Deutsch
  11. Henri Sinik
  12. Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
  13. Tariq Gamil
  14. Krisztián Tóth
  15. Daren Kwok
  16. Liviu Tiron
  17. Marcus Lindblom
  18. Manuel Ferreira
  19. James Bolton
  20. Jan Salat
  21. Michal Szabo
  22. -
  23. -
  24. -
UTP: 32
Last edited:

Georg Siebert

Aug 4, 2013
Tips and Tricks section
(comprised of factual information and personal racing experience)

This car
  • Click here for submitted setups for the Exos S1 on Silverstone.
  • Pick at least the Medium compound to cover the race distance of 18 laps savely. The Softslicks' tyre degradation increases drastically after only 4 laps and are to be avoided. Supersofts are only good for one quick Qualifying lap.
  • The Exos S1 is a completely different beast than the standard Exos car.
  • Especially during (tight) corner-exit while hitting the loud-pedal, the rear-end is prone to brake out violently most of the time.
  • Brake hard and ease off the brake pedal quickly - locking up the tyres is easy and the car will loose grip and understeer.
  • Increase resistance of your (Load Cell) brake pedal, either per Potentiometer on the Pedals or increase the brake range in the control options - example. That will help you to aviod locking up the tyres and to modulate brake pressue.
  • You may also increase the degrees of steering in your wheel/AC options menu in order reduce steering sensibility and therefore gain more steering/counter-steering precision with this particular car.
  • The setup guide of yours truly is primarily meant to fit GT cars and alike, however the vast majority of points apply to the Exos/S1 as well.
  • Look up the correct tyre temperature ranges and tyre degradation rates for the Exos/S1: click here
  • Avoid contact while racing with the Exos S1. It's very fast and can swirl and change track position rapidly. This is not the BTCC.
Setup tips
  • The speed penalty is minute in comparison to the enormous gains of aerodynamic grip high front/rear wing values offer you. High downforce can however mask deficiencies of mechanical grip of your car.
  • To reduce squat of the suspension and increase stability in high speed corners, of which Silversone features a basket full of 12, increase front & rear spring rates.
  • Soft dampers give you more grip in the low speed sections and decrease the effect of curbs.
  • Positive rake (ride height: rear > front) will increase effectiveness of the diffuser, reduce understeer in high speed corners and make the car more complient at low speeds. (High) Positive rake increases the ground effect of the front wing and lets the rear wing face more clean air, both of which enhance their effectiveness.
  • Moar camber is not always beneficial. Camber is effective only up to the lateral grip threshold mid-corner. Even more camber will increase tyre degradation, amplify effects of over- & understeer, reduce rear traction while accelerating and decrease braking stability.
  • This is a simple one: Don't mess with Toe.
  • The travel range setting is tricky. It negates suspension travel, albeit allows for a lower ride height, which has many benefits, if it is reduced. Hit F5/F6 in the replay and look at the up and downward movements of the double wishbone suspension during low- and high-speed corners (more easily observable in slowmotion). The suspension should do its job right, and for that it needs correct spring rates, ride height and travel range settings.
This Track
  • Good overtaking opportunites are Turns 3 & 16. Turns 6, 9, 10 (tricky) and 15 are good ones with slipstream assist.
  • Driving a Formula car is like driving a dragster - well executed acceleration out of Village (5), Luffield (7) and Club (17) is important for a good lap time.
  • Two driving styles are feasable here: either (i) clinical driving - brake, turn-in, acceleration in succession or (ii) smooth driving - ease off the brake gently while turning in slowly to prep the car for a direction change.
  • With high downforce, you only have to skim the brake pedal into Copse (9). Latest corner speed of mine was ~245 km/h in race trim.
  • Turn-in early into Stowe (15) - you'll gain a couple of tenths.
  • Remember that generally, you'll have better retardation under braking, when you do that in a straight line with a stable car, rather than after you turned in already.
In general
  • A turn is defined by 'A change in direction'.
  • Be sure to practice race starts with cold tyres to get a clean and fast getaway from the grid - this is also a safety issue to avoid spins and accidents right after the lights go out.
  • You may also share your setups with a short description in the 'Assetto Corsa Setups' forum.
  • Be careful during overtaking and give your fellow drivers enough room to maneuver.
  • Make sure you are sufficiently far alongside the car you want to overtake before committing to a move. Additionally, be sure your fellow driver sees you and is aware/can sense/can predict where you are /where you will be in the next couple of seconds. This will massively reduce unnecessary contact and clumsy accidents.
  • The virtual rear mirror (press F11), the red triangles at the corners of your screen pointing at a close car and a regular look back (map a button) will help you with that.
Track map

Last edited:
Jul 12, 2014
Yeah I'm in :)

Just a quick note. I notice you always say not to mess with toe, which is sensible, but remember that changing the suspension settings will affect the toe, so you may need to adjust it to get it back to 0 (if you want it at 0 that is)

Georg Siebert

Aug 4, 2013
Yeah I'm in :)

Just a quick note. I notice you always say not to mess with toe, which is sensible, but remember that changing the suspension settings will affect the toe, so you may need to adjust it to get it back to 0 (if you want it at 0 that is)
Yes, this is true.