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    steviejb
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    Series Discussion

    Post by steviejb on Sat 28 Feb - 19:48

    Got any questions or just stuff you want to talk about regarding the series? Stick it in here. Very Happy

    Before anyone asks about the mod though, we're HOPING to have it out really soon (next couple of days), but it could be longer depending on how busy people actually are. Smile

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by BackmarkerX on Mon 2 Mar - 8:45

    I got somethin I wana talk about... BAR HONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by SMauler9 on Mon 2 Mar - 10:00

    Mod does not allow to add fuel in stops, that will need some fixing.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by steviejb on Mon 2 Mar - 10:51

    BackmarkerX wrote:I got somethin I wana talk about... BAR HONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    That is AWESOME.

    SMauler9 wrote:Mod does not allow to add fuel in stops, that will need some fixing.

    Just fixing it....this is what happens when Jimmy rushes me. Razz

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by SMauler9 on Mon 2 Mar - 11:20

    Also, will reserve drivers be allowed to take part in the test race?

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by BackmarkerX on Mon 2 Mar - 11:24

    Hehe, thanks Steve! BAR for Champions. I see it already. Wink
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by steviejb on Mon 2 Mar - 12:02

    SMauler9 wrote:Also, will reserve drivers be allowed to take part in the test race?

    If there's a space free, yes.

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by TeroD on Mon 2 Mar - 13:54

    BackmarkerX wrote:I got somethin I wana talk about... BAR HONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cool vid indeed! Smile

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Empty Box on Sat 7 Mar - 3:17

    If any of you guys stream or youtube and want some free exposure let me know, I bet I can send a few guys your way. Smile

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by SMauler9 on Sat 7 Mar - 11:02

    I'm actually streaming now at twitch.tv/smauler9

    Will also be streaming my POV of every race, be it spectating or driving.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Jimmy Broadbent on Sat 7 Mar - 18:23

    I'll probably be doing the same as last year. Stream then stick it on YouTube.

    hopefully we'll get lots of people capturing their races, it's always cool to watch from a different perspective!
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Kyran Parkin on Sat 7 Mar - 18:44

    I'll probably just capture and upload. I don't trust Virgin Media Wink

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by BackmarkerX on Sat 7 Mar - 23:14

    Empty Box wrote:If any of you guys stream or youtube and want some free exposure let me know, I bet I can send a few guys your way. Smile

    I have a stream and YouTube. Hue hue hue.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Scautura on Sun 8 Mar - 16:05

    My turn!

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by steviejb on Sun 8 Mar - 16:24

    So guys, we have a bit of a conundrum. We would like to enforce use of a single compound through qualifying and the race, as they did back in 2000, but the only way to do this is by using parc fermé. The problem with that is it locks the suspension, tyre pressures and a couple of other bits and pieces between qualifying and the race, no matter what options you put in the rFm or PLR. The positives to this are it makes strategy calls on what compound people race with VERY interesting. Do you qualify and race with the soft, but have more tyre wear and possibly more stops, or do you potentially sacrifice outright pace and grid position for better wear and less pit stops.

    Things that are locked because of parc fermé:
    Tyre compound
    Brake duct
    Weight distribution
    Gears
    Rear wing
    Differential
    All "Garage 2" options in the setup menu

    Alternatively, we just keep everything open and let people run whichever compounds they want.

    I'm very interested to see what people think. Smile


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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Kyran Parkin on Sun 8 Mar - 16:43

    I'm all for authentic 2000 style rules, plus it makes more room for strategy. Though I also see no harm in keeping it as is. A conundrum indeed!
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Jimmy Broadbent on Sun 8 Mar - 17:00

    Authentic only for the tyres Wink

    I'm against it personally, hence why we've opened it up for discussion.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by lemming77 on Sun 8 Mar - 17:36

    I'm not really familiar with the 2000 rules, so need something clarified Razz If we used 2000 rules, would we be permitted to swap compounds mid race in a pit stop? IE run a hard-soft race?

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by BackmarkerX on Sun 8 Mar - 17:42

    steviejb wrote:So guys, we have a bit of a conundrum. We would like to enforce use of a single compound through qualifying and the race, as they did back in 2000, but the only way to do this is by using parc fermé. The problem with that is it locks the suspension, tyre pressures and a couple of other bits and pieces between qualifying and the race, no option what options you put in the rFm or PLR. The positives to this are it makes strategy calls on what compound people race with VERY interesting. Do you qualify and race with the soft, but have more tyre wear and possibly more stops, or do you potentially sacrifice outright pace and grid position for better wear and less pit stops.

    Things that are locked because of parc fermé:
    Tyre compound
    Brake duct
    Weight distribution
    Gears
    Rear wing
    Differential
    All "Garage 2" options in the setup menu

    Alternatively, we just keep everything open and let people run whichever compounds they want.

    I'm very interested to see what people think. Smile

    LOCK IT DOWN! Strategies are fun!
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Jimmy Broadbent on Sun 8 Mar - 17:56

    April - 2000 rules stated that after first practise (I think) the team could not change the compound of tyre. That means the team would have to qualify and race on the same tyre compound, which made for interesting strategy choices. However, the team could change suspension etc between q and the race. If we restrict tyres, we restrict that aswell.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Jimmy Broadbent on Sun 8 Mar - 17:56

    Also Chris, your video is rad!

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by TeroD on Sun 8 Mar - 22:55

    I vote parc fermé. More strategy, more funnergy and entertainergy.
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by ChardAllen on Mon 9 Mar - 0:33

    Parc fermé, sounds like an interesting idea Smile

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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by SMauler9 on Mon 9 Mar - 3:00

    Parc Ferme is the way to go IMO, that will also compromise your Q setup, which will be very interesting to see. Do people go for more raw speed in qualy, yet unstable on heavy fuel in the race or vice versa?
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    Re: Series Discussion

    Post by Scautura on Mon 9 Mar - 10:03

    Not sure it makes a huge difference to me - I'm not a setup guru to start with, so any changes I would make would probably be equivalent to spitting in the wind...

    That said, I like the strategy that mixed compunds could add, so I probably lean slightly towards open. There are strategies to be tried on both sides though.

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