Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

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NM62

688 posts

105 months

Thursday 9th April
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Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink

geeks

5,854 posts

94 months

Thursday 9th April
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Kraken said:
The F1 offering is probably the worst of the mainstream sim series going on now. Uses a game rather than a simulator, nowhere near all the drivers taking part and guest drivers who aren't even racing drivers.

The Aussie Supercars series yesterday was a breath of fresh air. Just enough humour without taking it all as a joke, every single driver present and top level commentary. The commentary makes a massive difference.
Cheer up it's just a bit of fun!

Kraken

1,418 posts

155 months

Thursday 9th April
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geeks said:
Cheer up it's just a bit of fun!
I know but I'm still allowed to compare the efforts different series have made aren't I? Or does the fun I'm allowed have to meet your criteria first?

ArnageWRC

1,111 posts

114 months

Thursday 9th April
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Kraken said:
geeks said:
Cheer up it's just a bit of fun!
I know but I'm still allowed to compare the efforts different series have made aren't I? Or does the fun I'm allowed have to meet your criteria first?
The series that are treating it 'properly' - with the usual commentators, etc are the ones that seem to be doing best. Most of the major series have done something; though it appears BTCC & WRC haven't/can't/won't.

And while it is fun, albeit maybe serious fun, on one of the races someone made a valid point; whilst we are in lockdown, these events, no matter how small/serious, are still providing some coverage for sponsors, etc

geeks

5,854 posts

94 months

Thursday 9th April
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Kraken said:
geeks said:
Cheer up it's just a bit of fun!
I know but I'm still allowed to compare the efforts different series have made aren't I? Or does the fun I'm allowed have to meet your criteria first?
Yeah I see what you're saying I just think the comparisons are all a bit silly is all.

EDLT

15,243 posts

161 months

Thursday 9th April
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NM62 said:
Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink
If it makes you feel better, Stoffel Vandoorne is using a Logitech G29 which is one of the cheapest "serious" wheels you can buy at around £220.

thatsprettyshady

1,166 posts

120 months

Thursday 9th April
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EDLT said:
NM62 said:
Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink
If it makes you feel better, Stoffel Vandoorne is using a Logitech G29 which is one of the cheapest "serious" wheels you can buy at around £220.
It's a slippery slope, I went from Thrustmaster T-GT and Playseat to Sim Lab Evo + Fanatec Podium DD1....serious credit card abuse.

NM62

688 posts

105 months

Thursday 9th April
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EDLT said:
NM62 said:
Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink
If it makes you feel better, Stoffel Vandoorne is using a Logitech G29 which is one of the cheapest "serious" wheels you can buy at around £220.
I saw - didn't he upgrade to the Fanatec - or was that one of the other drivers?

I'm stuck with a PS3 and a Logitech G27, after my son nicked the PS4 that I won a few years back on the old GP Predictor competition, sadly I'm still lacking the skill portion smile

NM62

688 posts

105 months

Thursday 9th April
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thatsprettyshady said:
EDLT said:
NM62 said:
Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink
If it makes you feel better, Stoffel Vandoorne is using a Logitech G29 which is one of the cheapest "serious" wheels you can buy at around £220.
It's a slippery slope, I went from Thrustmaster T-GT and Playseat to Sim Lab Evo + Fanatec Podium DD1....serious credit card abuse.
Nice - That would be divorce for me wink

ajprice

17,629 posts

151 months

Saturday 11th April
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Not an official Formula 1 race, but there's a legends race at the moment on The Race https://youtu.be/nviifExjwpg

Button, Villeneuve, Montoya etc. Villeneuve is racing on an Xbox pad connected to his laptop hehe

FourWheelDrift

79,897 posts

239 months

Saturday 11th April
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Been watching that, apart from the huge start grid crashes in both races they have been doing well.

Clockwork Cupcake

63,660 posts

227 months

Saturday 11th April
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ajprice said:
...is racing on an Xbox pad connected to his laptop hehe
Which is enough to demote it from "racing" to "some guys dicking around on a video game"


FourWheelDrift

79,897 posts

239 months

Saturday 11th April
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
ajprice said:
...is racing on an Xbox pad connected to his laptop hehe
Which is enough to demote it from "racing" to "some guys dicking around on a video game"
They interviewed him and he said he always took his games console around with him (whatever he had in 1996) to learn F1 tracks, do a few laps to know where the track went then out in the Williams. So he's probably more experienced using it than most of the others. He'd probably crash if he used a wheel, few examples below hehe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aBrlkQNfys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikE_eoO4K30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG4hBhmEJXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Gw8rHlVBE

carinaman

15,299 posts

127 months

Saturday 11th April
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FourWheelDrift said:
'It's Villeneuve Murray'

jonny142

1,049 posts

180 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Max out testing at the moment for the race in the Aussie Supercars on iracing

https://www.twitch.tv/maxverstappen



Edited by jonny142 on Wednesday 15th April 10:38

G321

454 posts

159 months

Wednesday 15th April
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thatsprettyshady said:
EDLT said:
NM62 said:
Stuart70 said:
Just got round to watching the Melbourne race last night, much better - more entertaining and a better quality of racing.

“Russell in the Williams in second place” on the first lap, is not a phrase I have heard before smile
Definitely worth keeping on it with as many F1 drivers are willing and a few wildcards thrown in.

It’s not F1, but it a substitute for now.

Off to price up console, games, steering wheel and pedal set ups.... 50th birthday present coming up (sad, deluded old man) frown
Indeed - a word of advice from somebody slightly older but not wiser - don't go to the Playseat , Fanatec or F1 Sim sites without a healthy credit card wink
If it makes you feel better, Stoffel Vandoorne is using a Logitech G29 which is one of the cheapest "serious" wheels you can buy at around £220.
It's a slippery slope, I went from Thrustmaster T-GT and Playseat to Sim Lab Evo + Fanatec Podium DD1....serious credit card abuse.
I started off a couple of weeks ago with a passing interest in this 'virtual racing'. fast forward to now and I've built a gaming pc (with no clue how to originally), bought a playseat and G29 wheel. Very slippery slope

sandman77

Original Poster:

1,628 posts

93 months

Wednesday 15th April
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I watched a race last night that Alex Albon, Charles LeClerc, George Russell and a bunch of others took part in and I was disappointed at Lando Norris behaviour during it. Firstly he got held up in qualifying by a car that had run out of fuel so deliberately crashed into him a number times (for a bit of fun). This earned him a 5 second grid penalty so he moaned until the majority agreed to redo qualifying.
At the race start there was a big crash which put him at the back. He then campaigned for a restart but was ignored so he simply quit out of the game like a spoilt brat.
I know it’s only a game but this happened to be an organised event to raise money for charity (covid19 related) and a lot of the viewers/donators were there to see him race.

chappj

113 posts

98 months

Wednesday 15th April
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I’ve also gone from zero awareness of eSports to seriously considering buying a playseat, Fanatec CSL elite F1 package and connecting to the 49” monitor I bought to WFH when all of this started.

A couple of questions for those who have made purchases:

1) iRacing or F1 2019?
2) PC or console?
3) how much time is needed to become proficient? (I was handy at club level karting but never really played video games beyond 14yrs old)

Rick101

5,983 posts

105 months

Wednesday 15th April
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iRacing
PC
Lots!

chappj

113 posts

98 months

Wednesday 15th April
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I’ve dual booted my Mac mini but it fails the iRacing minimum spec for video card.

Now searching for eGPU’s