Official Calendar FSR 2011

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Johannes Kunkel, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Johannes Kunkel

    Johannes Kunkel


    it´s time to announce the final Calendar to be used in the Formula Simracing 2011 Season.

    Race 1
    02.04. - 03.04.2011

    Bahrain GP

    Race 2
    09.04. - 10.04.2011

    Australian GP

    Race 3
    23.04. - 24.04.2011
    Malaysian GP

    Race 4
    30.04. - 01.05.2011
    Chinese GP

    Race 5
    14.05. - 15.05.2011
    Turkish GP

    Race 6
    04.06. - 05.06.2011
    Spanish GP

    Race 7
    18.06. - 19.06.2011
    Monaco GP

    Race 8
    02.07. - 03.07.2011
    Canadian GP

    Race 9
    16.07. - 17.07.2011
    British GP

    Race 10
    13.08. - 14.08.2011
    German GP

    Race 11
    20.08. - 21.08.2011
    Hungarian GP

    Race 12
    03.09. - 04.09.2011
    Belgian GP

    Race 13
    17.09. - 18.09.2011
    Italian GP

    Race 14
    01.10. - 02.10.2011
    Japanese GP

    Race 15
    22.10. - 23.10.2011
    AbuDhabi GP

    Race 16
    05.11. - 06.11.2011
    Brazilian GP
  2. Sami Pesari

    Sami Pesari

    but why take away signapore and valencia without adding other tracks?
  3. Johannes Kunkel

    Johannes Kunkel

    Well we had to do some compromises with the calendar.

    Firstly moving the season start back so we have more time to wait for a possible release of rFactor 2 as the aim should be of course to start the season with it and not switch later.

    Secondly the real F1 calendar is so crazy packed in 2011 that it is impossible to fit some more races in the middle of the season. And to end in december isn´t an option really.

    And last but not least. The tracks we removed from the calendar look rather crappy on broadcast which would have meant more work preparing or hoping for a new version. However we have to expect to convert tracks to rFactor 2 so the track team will be busy enough with that and I wont overload them with additional trackwork. All tracks we have now are pretty much finished and good to be used directly (except Bahrain, but there is a nice Version available from 2009 which can be just used).

    I hope that explains why the calendar this year is a bit different then some people expected it
  4. Lukas Euler

    Lukas Euler

    I see your point Johannes, but aren't there any other tracks, we could switch to, which look good on broadcast and are pretty much ready? I think there would be some which could be worth a thought, as i for myself find 16 races pretty weak.
  5. Johannes Kunkel

    Johannes Kunkel

    We had seasons with 16 races before, so I don´t see this as "weak".

    Also all teams from WC voted for the 16 race calendar even though there have been versions with 17 and 18 races to choose from as well, so I think it is absolutely fine to do it.
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