Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix Series Launched

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sjtgeray

133 posts

140 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

1,081 posts

112 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

63,393 posts

225 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

1,001 posts

188 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

95 months

Sunday 29th March
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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

3,741 posts

36 months

Sunday 29th March
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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.





jonny142

1,031 posts

178 months

Saturday 4th April
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Jenson Button ,Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris , Nicholas Latifi and *Celeb Ben Stokes all in for tomorrows race at the Albert Park track, live @20.00

Otispunkmeyer

10,248 posts

108 months

Saturday 4th April
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jonny142 said:
Jenson Button ,Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris , Nicholas Latifi and *Celeb Ben Stokes all in for tomorrows race at the Albert Park track, live @20.00
Will have a watch of that I think. Often useful as well to have a look on Twitch/YouTube for the drivers streaming from their end.

The major issue with that though is time synchronisation. They can a bit ahead or behind each other. It's like when you're watching Le Mans via many free streams and team streams. None of them are happening at the same time.

Pachydermus

455 posts

65 months

Saturday 4th April
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jonny142 said:
Jenson Button ,Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris , Nicholas Latifi and *Celeb Ben Stokes all in for tomorrows race at the Albert Park track, live @20.00
They've just finished a few practice races and it was brilliant to hear the banter between all of them. Would be great to have the same in a real race.

edit: Jimmy's F1 practice

Edited by Pachydermus on Sunday 5th April 10:07

Pachydermus

455 posts

65 months

Saturday 4th April
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Otispunkmeyer said:
Will have a watch of that I think. Often useful as well to have a look on Twitch/YouTube for the drivers streaming from their end.

The major issue with that though is time synchronisation. They can a bit ahead or behind each other. It's like when you're watching Le Mans via many free streams and team streams. None of them are happening at the same time.
is it just me or does twitch not buffer the stream when you pause? I can synch the youtube streams near enough by pausing and resuming but twitch just jumps back to "live" when you resume.

ajprice

17,366 posts

149 months

Sunday 5th April
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Quali session on now https://youtu.be/y67x0Hu8ssU

Chris77

876 posts

147 months

Sunday 5th April
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That started quickly!

Otispunkmeyer

10,248 posts

108 months

Sunday 5th April
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Lando and Estaban.... Game fail between qualify and race. They need to sort that out, that's twice for Lando and this time he's not even got the AI driver in his place. He's just out of it completely.

ajprice

17,366 posts

149 months

Sunday 5th April
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Shame about Lando.

1. How far up can Button get?
2. How far back/how many laps down will Johnny Herbert be? hehe

ajprice

17,366 posts

149 months

Sunday 5th April
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And now there's this one, a 'Pro Exhibition Race'

https://youtu.be/tuC825JWd_A

Edit. This one is the e-sports pro drivers.

Edited by ajprice on Sunday 5th April 21:32

OlonMusky

553 posts

7 months

Sunday 5th April
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It was cool to see CLC win like that. With 8 days / 5hrs per day of practice he seemed very confident behind the wheel.

Still, maybe I'm getting old but even though I grew up on sim racing (starting from late80's/early 90s), this did nothing for me in terms of excitement.

Angpozzuto

309 posts

62 months

Monday 6th April
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Just seen the race as it was just shown on sky 1. Definitely a much better race than Bahrain, the quality of racing was much better

ajprice

17,366 posts

149 months

Monday 6th April
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Charles Leclerc had some trouble turning off his twitch stream hehe

https://www.facebook.com/wtf1official/videos/31084...

Stuart70

1,914 posts

136 months

Thursday 9th April
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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

Kraken

1,394 posts

153 months

Thursday 9th April
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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.