Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

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sjtgeray

132 posts

139 months

Wednesday 25th March
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I too watched the F1 and while having celebs involved might draw a few viewers in, the quality of driving wasnt great was it. Lando/Max are OK as they are very experienced at it.
I dont know who was driving in the IMSA race (gamers, real drivers ?) but quality of driving seemed better. Having the proper commentators helped a lot too. I thought it was pretty decent.
Not watched the NASCAR thats linked above. Will watch that this arvo on a second PC while "working from home"

ArnageWRC

1,047 posts

111 months

Thursday 26th March
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The IMSA & Nascar events were far superior to the F1 event; proper drivers, iRacing and the usual commentators. F1 is hamstrung by using what is a 'game' instead of a sim - and too many guest drivers. They really need all/majority of their drivers to take part to make it an event.

Clockwork Cupcake

63,160 posts

224 months

Thursday 26th March
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ArnageWRC said:
F1 is hamstrung by using what is a 'game' instead of a sim - and too many guest drivers. They really need all/majority of their drivers to take part to make it an event.
I agree. yes

It can't be anything other than watching a bunch of people playing a computer game whilst it is simply a bunch of people playing a computer game.

For it to be proper virtual racing, it needs to be run on simulators not games.

(I realise there is a grey area / overlap between a game and a simulator)

cholo

999 posts

187 months

Friday 27th March
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This could have been great with the following;

More real drivers, at least one per team
A more realistic 'sim'
And the biggest one for me (which doesn't seem to get mentioned) is to be able to see the drivers while racing...

As it was, it was shocking.

MyVTECGoesBwaaah

717 posts

94 months

The Indycar race from last night is definitely worth a watch. Trounces the F1 offering, they used iRacing and had the proper graphics and commentary teams.

https://youtu.be/bA00Yj-7ftw

5 more rounds on various tracks, including a non-Indy track final.

Deesee

3,578 posts

35 months

Tonight’s veloce offering is on iracing (as non F1 associated on non race weekends), hopefully they use the f3 car.

Silverstone won the track vote, (over Watkins glen and brands)!

Some of the drivers are broadcasting live from the sim too.