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 Post subject: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:40 pm 
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F1 fans complain about the sound and the new owners just go, "alright, here's our new music theme!"

I can't handle this.

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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Also the stupid car sound whenever they do a vt transition that sounds like an old V8, that got annoying after 15 minutes for me.

Won't be watching much of this F1 this year, cars look crap, Merc walking it, TV production gone nuts, stupid penalties (see Ricardo).

No thanks, give me Indycar any day.

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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:11 am 
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By now, they've replaced the "driver in danger" message displayed in knock-out qualifying by "driver at risk".
That's... slightly better. :lol:


On an unrelated note: Those damn bots.
It's like watching two WR replays in Trackmania or GPL, with the physics of GP4.



The more downforce the cars have and the smoother the ride, the harder it becomes to make a difference as a driver, but the easier it becomes to reach 99%.
... I think. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:05 am 
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It is highly unlikely we will ever seen the Indycar series back at Surfer's paradise.
But if you can't bring the series down under, why not bring surfer's to the homeland?
That's what I thought after the double header at Detroit, a track which in my opinion has much more potential than is currently utilized. The layout way more boring than it has to be.

So here is my suggestion, which I am gonna send to indycar in the hope that they consider spicing this thing up a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:35 pm 
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I like it.

Here's my take on it:

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Runs anti-clockwise as well. The start zone is moved; pit road remains where it has always been.

T1 - is tightened to make the pit entry safer and to aid overtaking, but it mustn't be too slow or T3 won't be a challenge. Some of the paddock space and a small patch of grass needs to be sacrificed.
T2 - stays the same.
T3 - A fairly fast chicane. Three trees need to be removed.
T4 + T5 - stay the same. Hopefully, the approach to T4 isn't too fast.
After T5: 1.3km of full throttle. Admittedly, curved high-speed sections may be a bad idea from a safety standpoint.
T6 - your typical "overtake-here" 90 degree corner. The run-off can do with getting rid of some of the grass.
T7 + T8 - stay the same.
T9 - opened up to reduce concertina. Higher exit speed may also make T1's bumpy braking zone harder to handle. A tiny chunk of grass has to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Nice one as well. I would say though that the long straightaway does so need a chicane.
I'd also say generally that they may wanna consider repaving some section with new asphalt here and there, as the track seems a tad too bumpy imo, but I forgot it when I sent my proposal to Indycar.
Track is defo due for some enhancements here and there, especially since it is such a good location to run a race at. I can see Indy running there till the end of time, even though Detroit is not the city it used to be and it is more of a depressed area to run a race at.
Well, just one more reason to enhance that track to draw some more interest, so that potential spectators will say, "I gotta go see that race, now that the track is awesome. I will drive the 500 miles to get there."
We'll see I guess.

Oh yeah, mayebe a hairpin in turn 7 would be nice as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Random motorsport discussion 2018 **SPOILERS**
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:15 am 
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Bumps aren't the worst thing, I'd say. They trigger mistakes and can give a better impression of the speed in onboard shots.
If the drivers say they don't like them, sure, repave.

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