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Forgot to ask, who was Daniel S? He looked like having the pace to keep Kcender honest!
I'm not sure, but the name's vaguely familiar.

I like the longer race, just a bit worried we might lose a lot of drivers during the season. The high tire wear also forced most of us into the same 2 stop strategy at approximately the sale laps, but this is highly track dependent so may not be a problem during a season.
Losing drivers through a season happens regardless. It's a no-win situation with tyre wear. If I lower the tyre wear, then everyone will stop once in the middle of the race. There is scope to experiment with a very short stint on softs, throw in a hard stint. I think everyone was just a little conservative and played the safe "3 equal stints on mediums" card out of uncertainty.

I was chuffed to finish 4th after qualifying 14th!
I did 2 long stints on hards, and then intended to finish off with a short stint on mediums, but I forgot that you have to manually select the next preset (I thought it automatically advanced to the next preset). So in my last stop, I put on hards again and took on way too much fuel.

I thought the racing was good, with less bad accidents than I had expected. Contacts were pretty low. I had a few chases, got lapped, passed some lapped cars... finished within 3 seconds of Bueller.

Some observations...

C'mon guys... we've done 21 seasons! If you don't like getting cuts, keep it on the black stuff. It doesn't take long to figure out where the danger spots are - just be careful in those spots. In a longer race (being 3 times longer than some of our sprints), you are going to get more cuts.

Tyre Wear
I thought the multiplier was about right (1.5x is based on real life races being 1.5x longer). It mixes up the tyre strategies. Of the finishers, most people did 3 stints on mediums (2 stops). A couple did 4 stints on mediums (3 stops). I did 2 hard stints and 1 medium stint (2 stops). In real life, drivers did 2 or 3 stops.

Race too long?
There was a comment that the race was too long and the field got spread out. I think it's OK... a longer race opens up more pitstop strategies, and is more of a concentration test. This is F1, after all :)

Blue flags
As always, watch for blue flags and don't race the car behind if you're a lap down. Be aware.


Congratulations to the podium:

1. Kcender87
2. Mael
3. RussG

Hey Wally, I've come down with the mother of all flues.  Definitely won't be there tonight.
Get well!

Server's up.

Assetto Corsa / Re: AC News
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:04:26 PM »
Changing conditions will be cool - dry - wet - dry.
Yep, the drama of "do I pit for rain tyres or not?"

Btw what mod is this about here?
I found this one on the net: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/f1-1975-he-v1-1.13612/
This looks to he a different mod. Ours is one by Bazza.

Early sign up to give me an idea of numbers.

Depending on the car poll, either Ferrari F2004 or F1 1975 (mod).
Races will be 1 hour, with pitstops required.
No performance ballast/restrictor.

More details to come.

1. Wally
2. Bacchulum
3. Shayne
4. Joe
5. Buellersdayoff
6. Freezer
7. Russ
8. Mael
9. killagorilla
10. ab156
11. keith
12. Kcender87

I restarted the practice server with 1.5x tyre and fuel rates.

I've upped the fuel rate to 1.5x, to match RL conditions. This means you can get about 25 laps out of a tank.

In real life, most drivers did 2 or 3
stops in a race.

Assetto Corsa / Re: AC News
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:38:49 AM »
Yeah, they're sure pushing the rain. It is funny, really, since maybe 1% of races will be in the wet. Although if it's going to be anything like Netkar, it's a hell of a white knuckle experience.

Hello lurker.
They had some interesting rules then. I hope to have a season where the pit stop strategy actually comes into it for a change.

Oh, did they? I thought they didn't. Yeah, banned from 84 to 94, then again from 2010. Looks like we'll have to allow refuelling then.

Assetto Corsa / Re: AC News
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:12:55 AM »

Roo, I think you are developing the wrong idea about Tuesday nights. We joke about racing for sheep stations for a bit of a laugh, but in reality, the vast majority are there to have fun and enjoy some good competitive racing.

Good one. We've used this on a Tuesday as well, so good to know.

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