Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

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Pachydermus

495 posts

67 months

Sunday 19th April
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thatsprettyshady said:
Pachydermus said:
thatsprettyshady said:
I’m watching now - between this series and the IMSA shows on Thursday F1’s offering is being made to look like a bit of a joke.
I wonder if the big teams are scared to have a level playing field.
I can't think of any other reason why they're missing such an obvious opportunity to keep their fans and sponsors happy.
It's on again.

Lando is very unlucky isn't he.
unlucky or "unlucky"?

Doink

1,398 posts

102 months

Sunday 19th April
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He needs to do a deep virus scan or get a new PC, just like GR said its the porn thats done it lol!

Doink

1,398 posts

102 months

Wednesday 22nd April
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Lando's been invited to join the Indycar race tonight at the COTA, lets hope the iracing platform is better for him and his connection, he's had nothing but trouble on F12019

8pm on Twitch

Pachydermus

495 posts

67 months

Thursday 23rd April
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they're not going to ask him back if he carries on showing them up like this.

Matt..

3,072 posts

144 months

Thursday 23rd April
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The Indycar races have been really good. It's so much more professional and serious than the F1 attempt. There are several full practice races before the main event (like the one today where Lando destroyed everyone).

It's really showing how terrible the F1 arcadey game is for esports.

Doink

1,398 posts

102 months

Saturday 25th April
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7.30pm tonight sky sports F1, should be live streamed on YT too

Pachydermus

495 posts

67 months

Saturday 25th April
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Doink said:
7.30pm tonight sky sports F1, should be live streamed on YT too
youtube stream.

FourWheelDrift

79,897 posts

239 months

Saturday 25th April
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Just warming up watching the F1 legends & pros at the Nurburgring, Guttierez has been racing there in between his stints at the virtual 24hrs of Nordschlieffe.

thatsprettyshady

1,166 posts

120 months

Saturday 25th April
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Come on Lando!!!

sandman77

Original Poster:

1,628 posts

93 months

Saturday 25th April
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Lando is making every else look stupid here.

thatsprettyshady

1,166 posts

120 months

Saturday 25th April
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sandman77 said:
Lando is making every else look stupid here.
He's been on iRacing since 2008 or something, I expected it really.

Great drive from him, great race overall.

FourWheelDrift

79,897 posts

239 months

Saturday 25th April
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Indy 500 next week. smile

CedricN

523 posts

100 months

Saturday 25th April
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Exciting ending on the indy car race, really enjoyed it. Lando probably have more experience in iracing than the rest of the field together, so was quite expected. Many of them has just bought their rigs. Hope he joins in for the Indy "500" race, can be fun smile

Pachydermus

495 posts

67 months

Saturday 25th April
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Nice drive from Lando, spin aside.

CedricN said:
Hope he joins in for the Indy "500" race, can be fun smile
I wonder if Lando winning that for McLaren would mess with Fred's head?

WickerBill

20 posts

3 months

Saturday 25th April
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sandman77 said:
Lando is making every else look stupid here.
Not really....he has about 10years experience more on iracing than anyone else on the grid...quite a few of the drivers have only just received their new rigs and started on iracing....

....just like when Lando goes up against the likes of Siggy and other professional sim racers, he gets his ass handed to him..it’s all about laps and experience

ukaskew

5,868 posts

176 months

Monday 27th April
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Pachydermus said:
I wonder if the big teams are scared to have a level playing field.
I can't think of any other reason why they're missing such an obvious opportunity to keep their fans and sponsors happy.
Logistically I imagine the US series is a lot easier to organise. Presumably most drivers are in the US so can have rigs trucked to them, plus restrictions over there are loose to non existent in some states.

With F1 you have drivers spread around the world in different time zones (Lewis is in a hotel in Bali and as only recently got a Playstation delivered, Ricciardo is in Australia). Vettel mentioned he doesn't have anything etc etc.

Then the major issue is that the F1 licence sits with a relatively basic console game which simply doesn't have anywhere near the configurability or robust tried and tested professional online racing framework that something like iRacing has.

TheDeuce

5,508 posts

21 months

Tuesday 28th April
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ukaskew said:
Logistically I imagine the US series is a lot easier to organise. Presumably most drivers are in the US so can have rigs trucked to them, plus restrictions over there are loose to non existent in some states.

With F1 you have drivers spread around the world in different time zones (Lewis is in a hotel in Bali and as only recently got a Playstation delivered, Ricciardo is in Australia). Vettel mentioned he doesn't have anything etc etc.

Then the major issue is that the F1 licence sits with a relatively basic console game which simply doesn't have anywhere near the configurability or robust tried and tested professional online racing framework that something like iRacing has.
Same as all things F1... The license was flogged to those that could bring it to the greatest commercial audience. To be fair, it is massively successful.

They just failed to imagine a world in which actual F1 drivers would only be able to compete on a console game..

FourWheelDrift

79,897 posts

239 months

Saturday 2nd May
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Vettel is joining the Legends race today at 5pm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPzyC157k7Q


cylinderfin

67 posts

30 months

Saturday 2nd May
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On the basis that I only have a finite time on this planet, I won’t waste any of it watching this (or that e-prix st)!

ArgieBargy

32 posts

38 months

Saturday 2nd May
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Well, that Legends Race was actually fantastic to watch.
They are steadily ironing out the online issues and the drivers are getting more used to their rigs.
At the beginning of the lockdown I was one of the many cynics, but if the races carry on like this I'll be fully won over.
Oh, and just look at the drivers on the grid...