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Round 3: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - Grand Prix (Aug 17)

bige3dalejr88

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Race Length: 50 Minutes
Start Type: Standing Start
Fuel Amount: 22%
Track State / Marbles: 25% / Not Cleaned
Weather: Dynamic Weather
Time of Day: Morning

Pre-race interview

1 - How do you prepare for a race?
2 - Who is your favorite race car driver?
3 - What is the biggest sport event you attended?
 

Gunner

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Pre-race interview

1 - How do you prepare for a race?

I use what free time I can gather to do practice laps. Most weeks are a track I have never been on, so it takes some time for to find my racing line. I try to work on setup a bit as well, but I'm just not very good at it. I'm hoping to improve on that aspect.

2 - Who is your favorite race car driver?

I am a Ferrari F1 fan, so root for Vettel. It's pretty much impossible to not like Riccardo as well. Have a bit of a soft spot for Alonso too, wish he was in a top car, he still has a load of talent left.

3 - What is the biggest sport event you attended?

Nothing too major, been to an NHL game, but hockey isn't really my sport. CFL games of course, but would love to see an NFL game live.  I have taken in the Brier a few times before too, every once in a while my city hosts it.


I hope this race is as good as the last one! Was a real blast out there with you guys, even if I can't hold a spot at the front against you fast guys  :lol:.   Imola is a fun track to drive, but I don't feel quite up to pace yet. Hoping to find another second before race day! 
 

paulwildridge

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1 - How do you prepare for a race?

Practice with a pre-made setup and do the adjustments as needed for myself. That way I spend more time learning the track than tweaking from baseline. Sometimes you don't have a choice but I have been lucky so far.

2 - Who is your favorite race car driver?

RIP Dan Wheldon! And this one will bring some heat but I was a huge fan during his Indycar years: Robby Gordon. Then of course Jeroen Bleekemolen and Charlie Kimball. And up and coming driver is Sting Ray Robb and Rinus Veekay (He and his dad are super cool, spent time with them at Mid-O during the indycar weekend).

3 - What is the biggest sport event you attended?

100th running of the Indianapolis 500! I have been going since '93 but that year was something special and unbelievable the crowd! Have never seen it like that!
 

TRG

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1 - How do you prepare for a race?
Laps! Usually not enough...

2 - Who is your favorite race car driver?
Vettel or Ricciardo due to their dispositions.

3 - What is the biggest sport event you attended?
CFL game, likely. I'm a bigger fan of watching on TV so I can drink my own beer.
 

TRG

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The pace in practice tonight was brisk. Am I the only one that thinks this track is incredibly sensitive to setup?
 

paulwildridge

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TRG said:
The pace in practice tonight was brisk. Am I the only one that thinks this track is incredibly sensitive to setup?

One thing I learned last night was do not over drive this car on this track. It will slow you down. I am not saying I wasn't still doing it as I am a very aggressive driver when it comes to driving into corners but did notice if went a little easier on the old girl she seemed to go quicker. With that said the pace was very quick! 
 

TRG

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That is probably my biggest issue. Chasing the deltabar and trying to push for those extra tenths... well, all 12 of them.

Regarding the setup, I was toying with higher vs lower downforce. With high DF I could rail through the corners, only to lose that time on the straight and end up slower across the line. With lower/medium DF, I managed my best but feel there is still more time to be gained. I still haven't learned how to set up the ARB / dampers ... I really wish there was a good setup comparison tool out there.
 

paulwildridge

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Best thing to do is start at one complete end of the spectrum, drive it for atleast 5 to 10 laps clean but fast. At a pace you are steady with. Then make a large adjustment the other way and do the same. Yes they will both more than likely be off for you but you can feel what the change does from there and make a decision then fine tune towards that end.

For the delta bar when I had it up I spent more time starring at it. To be honest my best laps are when I do not have any information on my screen telling me splits or anything (i will use relative during the race to know if there are wrecks or anything). I have ispeed up and hide the times and speed and just the fuel info is available. But i do have the sexy lady robot voice on to tell me my lap times. That way I have the info but it is only at one point and it does not distract me. The more you can focus on the track and what is coming up the faster you will be. Atleast that is what works for me. I am not the fastest but that is what makes me the fastest me (little childish there lol).
 

TRG

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Carsten Quint said:
Good race guys.  I had really good pace, but made some really dumb mistakes.  Glad I didn't take out anyone else tonight.  See you guys next week.

What happened at T1? I was trying to switch back on you then you go for a whirl!
 

Carsten Quint

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I was just too fast for the line I took and lost it. Did the same thing later on when I tried to unlap myself on Owen for some stupid reason. Like I said.. made some dumb mistakes tonight. We had a good battle going for a while there Tyler
 

mclachlanol

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Got dropped from Team Speak. Good race guys! Nice Win Chris!


I had a Med down force set and got blown away by everyone on the straits. Sorry Chris (the other Chris) for that semi block you caught me way faster then I was expecting. I need to try those VRS sets and see what they are like.
 

Mpross29

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To say I was inconsistent on this track was an understatement. This is the first time I've seen this track. If I would have had some more time to practice I'm sure I would love it, but Excited to move on to Barber. I haven't raced there in awhile and not in these cars, but at least I know the turns.

Good race everyone. Looking at the leaders inching closer to me lap by lap it sure looked like they were close and having fun.
 
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