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Silverstone - Great Britain (Dry)

Bram Hengeveld

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Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 1
Rear Wing Angle: 1
Braking
Balance: F 50% - R 50%
Pressure: Medium
Brake Size: Small
Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 50% - R 50%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 4
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 11
Suspension
Front Ride Height: 1
Rear Ride Height: 1
Front Spring Stiffness: 5
Rear Spring Stiffness: 5
Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 316 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph​
Engine
Throttle map: Fast
Fuel: Fixed amount​
Alignment
Camber front: -1.50
Camber rear: -3.50
Toe front: 0.13
Toe rear: 0.44
Note
Tested with McLaren​
 
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Ralf Oeser

cannot drive with it...at least on lotus
absolutely no grip in the front and a lot problems in getting the curvs.
tried it with frontwing 3 and rear 2 and its a little better
 
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Tom Paxton

Yea this setup doesn't seem to work with "bad" cars such as the Lotus or the Virgin. What i did was set the spoilers to 4/3 (front, back) and increased the suspension to 2/2. After that it was at least good enough for #14 in qualifying.
 
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dreamweaver1984

here is my setup with the lotus,i got the poll with this setup, then the race was a wet race, and i cruised to victory by 23.53 over hamilton. i also was awarded the achievement clean sweep for getting the fastest times in each sector during qualifying.
let me know what you guys think after you try it.

Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 1
Rear Wing Angle: 1

Braking
Balance: F 50% - R 50%
Pressure: high
Brake Size: standard

Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 30% - R 70%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 9
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 4

Suspension
Front Ride Height: 9
Rear Ride Height: 9
Front Spring Stiffness: 2
Rear Spring Stiffness: 2

Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 316 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph

Engine
Throttle map: standard
Fuel: Fixed amount

Alignment
Camber front: -.70
Camber rear: -3.00
Toe front: 0.12
Toe rear: 0.35
 
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Anthony Worton

here is my setup with the lotus,i got the poll with this setup, then the race was a wet race, and i cruised to victory by 23.53 over hamilton. i also was awarded the achievement clean sweep for getting the fastest times in each sector during qualifying.
let me know what you guys think after you try it.

Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 1
Rear Wing Angle: 1

Braking
Balance: F 50% - R 50%
Pressure: high
Brake Size: standard

Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 30% - R 70%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 9
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 4

Suspension
Front Ride Height: 9
Rear Ride Height: 9
Front Spring Stiffness: 2
Rear Spring Stiffness: 2

Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 316 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph

Engine
Throttle map: standard
Fuel: Fixed amount

Alignment
Camber front: -.70
Camber rear: -3.00
Toe front: 0.12
Toe rear: 0.35

you must be playin on the lowest difficulty level to make that setup work for you and to win with that margin
 
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dreamweaver1984

im not sure why you say that would be the case due to the setup, i did my best to find a good setup to run the lotus car in career mode, im not sure why the difficulty would matter. for the record im on the hard difficulty. i dont find this game to be difficult, also, the win was prolly easier due to the rain imo.
 
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Anthony Worton

im not sure why you say that would be the case due to the setup, i did my best to find a good setup to run the lotus car in career mode, im not sure why the difficulty would matter. for the record im on the hard difficulty. i dont find this game to be difficult, also, the win was prolly easier due to the rain imo.
Hard is not the difficulty level its the level of assists the difficult levels are amateur, intermediate, professional, and legend... the lotus as in real life just isn't competitive enough to come anywhere near 1st place on higher levels IMO
 

Monza

1RPM
Sep 28, 2010
2
0
Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 1
Rear Wing Angle: 1
Braking
Balance: F 50% - R 50%
Pressure: Medium
Brake Size: Small
Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 50% - R 50%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 4
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 11
Suspension
Front Ride Height: 1
Rear Ride Height: 1
Front Spring Stiffness: 5
Rear Spring Stiffness: 5
Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 316 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph​
Engine
Throttle map: Fast
Fuel: Fixed amount​
Alignment
Camber front: -1.50
Camber rear: -3.50
Toe front: 0.13
Toe rear: 0.44
Note
Tested with McLaren​
For the record, I was able to podium with the OP's setup in a Lotus. At first it seemed pretty bad but after I spent time on it and learned to "tame the beast" nobody else on the circuit had a chance.
 
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dreamweaver1984

does it matter what diff i did it on, fact was we needed a better setup for the lotus, which is what i provided. the diff only influences the other drivers, in the manor your speaking. with my setup, you have a better car regardless of the rest of the drivers.
 

mjhami

1RPM
Sep 30, 2010
6
0
Well with your setup I came 13th in my Lotus, on Prfessional difficulty so I would say... "Yes, it does matter!"
 
Oct 1, 2010
1
0
this is my Lostus setup for this track. i can make 1.32 lap with this and i dont have much R&D upgrades..
tell me what you think about it after a try ;)

Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 3
Rear Wing Angle: 2

Braking
Balance: F 51% - R 49%
Pressure: high
Brake Size: standard

Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 70% - R 30%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 8
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 8

Suspension
Front Ride Height: 2
Rear Ride Height: 2
Front Spring Stiffness: 8
Rear Spring Stiffness: 8

Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 319 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph

Engine
Throttle map: standard
Fuel: Fixed amount

Alignment
Camber front: -1.50
Camber rear: -3.00
Toe front: 0.13
Toe rear: 0.44
 
Oct 2, 2010
3
0
In the wet, driving a Force India i managed a time 7 seconds faster with Reflect's set up, but why beat up on dreamweaver? At least he took the time to try a set up and post it.
 

SpaceBison

10RPM
Oct 2, 2010
14
1
Cheers for the setup, reflect

I made a subtle change which was change the ballast to 50/50 - it made the car a bit easier to handle for my driving style. Anyone finding it a little slippery - I recommend doing that :)

In my fairly slow Lotus I qualified on pole, Legend AI - 1:31.7
 

Walcott

1RPM
Oct 2, 2010
9
0
Any tips for sector 3? In my quali lap I was purple in sectors 1 and 2, but my 3rd sector times were consistently 2 or 3 seconds off the pace which meant my time only earned me 5th on the grid
 

SpaceBison

10RPM
Oct 2, 2010
14
1
Any tips for sector 3? In my quali lap I was purple in sectors 1 and 2, but my 3rd sector times were consistently 2 or 3 seconds off the pace which meant my time only earned me 5th on the grid
Not sure where sector 3 begins, but with the right line - there are some really quick corners - are you lifting too much on those perhaps? I flick down 1 gear (6th) on the quick right-hand flick with the wall on the left (Do not break, clip the curb), then full throttle round the left hander up to the right/left slow turn.

Also - penultimate turn and final turn - penultimate turn take nice and wide on entry and you can go thru in 3rd gear fairly quick - faster than you think, then stay SUPER tight round the tight turn and at this point, focus and watch for the exit cos if you get that right, the long drag up to the start/finish (and for the next lap too) is done with as fast as poss.
 

TOLENTONE

1RPM
Oct 4, 2010
2
0
this is my Lostus setup for this track. i can make 1.32 lap with this and i dont have much R&D upgrades..
tell me what you think about it after a try ;)

Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 3
Rear Wing Angle: 2

Braking
Balance: F 51% - R 49%
Pressure: high
Brake Size: standard

Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 70% - R 30%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 8
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 8

Suspension
Front Ride Height: 2
Rear Ride Height: 2
Front Spring Stiffness: 8
Rear Spring Stiffness: 8

Gearbox
Gear 1: 145 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 179 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 211 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 244 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 319 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 358 kph / xxx mph

Engine
Throttle map: standard
Fuel: Fixed amount

Alignment
Camber front: -1.50
Camber rear: -3.00
Toe front: 0.13
Toe rear: 0.44
This worked for me driving for Lotus,

I was getting between 12th and 7th in practice, changed to this set up and got pole in all qualies and first in the race.

Thanks Reflectingod ;-)
 

Anthony Lucas

500RPM
Oct 1, 2010
682
1
yeah that worked for me too in my lotus got a nice qualy time on it just changed the weight to 50/50 aswell but was good
 

Anthony Lucas

500RPM
Oct 1, 2010
682
1
Silverstone Dry

This is my first custom setup so im just going to post it on this site if people will check it out and see how good it really is when a good driver uses it so feel free to use it and let me know what you think

It was my career car Lotus

Track: Silverstone (Dry)

Aerodynamics
Front Wing Angle: 1
Rear Wing Angle: 1
Braking
Balance: F 50% - R 50%
Pressure: High
Brake Size: Standard (No other choice)
Balance
Ballast Distribution: F 40% - R 60%
Front Anti-roll Bar: 6
Rear Anti-roll Bar: 7
Suspension
Front Ride Height: 2
Rear Ride Height: 2
Front Spring Stiffness: 5
Rear Spring Stiffness: 6
Gearbox
Gear 1: 136 kph / xxx mph
Gear 2: 170 kph / xxx mph
Gear 3: 205 kph / xxx mph
Gear 4: 242 kph / xxx mph
Gear 5: 280 kph / xxx mph
Gear 6: 322 kph / xxx mph
Gear 7: 369 kph / xxx mph​
Engine
Throttle map: Fast
Fuel: N/A
AlignmentCamber front: -1.50
Camber rear: -3.50
Toe front: 0.12
Toe rear: 0.41

Time: 1:26:444

This was the fastest time i could set with any other set up i tried finished in pole in the qualys and first in the race on intermediate setting with this setup so i just want to get some feedback on this setup see if its any good