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Real Life Racing / News Thread

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Daunt, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. IronDiggy

    IronDiggy Hardcore

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    What series is this? This is amazing.
     
  2. Daunt

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    Ford GT WEC 360 degree camera at Silverstone:

    [video=youtube;hmtCOVRyAlg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmtCOVRyAlg[/video]
     
  3. Noodleguitar

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    From the same WEC race: big, leading Porsche thinks mini-Porsche is some sort of skate-ramp:
    [video=youtube;ZRh2lDvB03Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRh2lDvB03Y[/video]
     
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  4. Slider

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    Video removed :( were you referring to LMP going on outside of Martini Porsche and flying off?
     
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  5. Noodleguitar

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    Yes, that's what it was. Found a new video for it and updated it.
     
  6. Daunt

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    This might be my new strategy when I end up behind Noel:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Noodleguitar

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    Hehe, with enough netcode it might work!
     
  8. Skid_Marc_

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    It looks bad from replay, but TBF, on board, it looks like the hole is there and then he gets popped from the side, so I know its his fault, but at least it wasn't a complete WTF were you thinking.. You can see what he was thinking. He thought he could beat the other Porsche to the outside, just didn't work for him.. Tough luck...
     
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    Exciting finish from the OP Mercedes:

     
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  15. Cpl. Punishment

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    Is this political do you think? Or is it a genuine attempt at cheating by the teams? Either way it looks like it will be an interesting race.

    I'm watching this stream:



    It's multi cam so can switch between on board views etc.
     
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  17. Noodleguitar

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    Hehe, yeah, every Mercedes had messed with the ignition timing or something which was not allowed. Then they lost their places at the top of the grid and they had to make a 5 minute stop-and-go penalty. They got a little lucky that a Ferrari span on lap 1 so they essentially served the penalty during a yellow.

    Kévin Estre in the #77 had so many off-tracks that he got his last warning within the first hour and had to serve two drive-throughs after that. Then two Ferarris where racing side-by-side at the pit exit where he happened to be pitting out. I'd say it was clearly the Ferrari's fault because he didn't leave enough room for a car pitting out as the Ferrari crossed the white line. It's a bit silly that it's not illegal to do that yet.
     
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  19. Daunt

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    The rules are pretty black and white with how cars are homologated. It had to do with their ECU fuel maps - so they have a fuel map for safety car pacing, a map for regular racing, and a map for qualifying. Those are carefully spec'd when a car is approved for homologation. I don't think anyone knows exactly what the fuel mapping did or how exactly it affected it, but either way, there's pre-determined rules they have to adhere to and it was obvious they didn't run something that was approved.

    It was a very harsh penalty but I think it was black and white. The marshals told them for the penalty though Noel that if they served it under caution they'd serve longer.
     
  20. Cpl. Punishment

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    Gotcha. Naughty teams...

    Some of these machines are stunning.... Loving the Lambos *heart*

    The Bentley looks hilarious on the other hand. Like a walrus among cheetahs, but it's doing pretty well considering!
     
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