Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:26 AM
Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:52 AM
Still two weeks to go and only 50 seconds off the world record, The only way is up..
Don't like the look of the opening corner combinations. The start should be fun.
Fast, Cheap, Reliable. Choose any 2.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match..
1 in 4 people in the world are mentally unbalanced.
Look closely at 3 of your closest friends. If they seem OK it's probably you.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:20 AM
I had not turned a lap at the Schottenring till I started practicing for this race. I love the track. I think my best so far is 5:20.xx. Lots to go tho.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:10 AM
Finishing these sort of races is very rewarding, and John is right. So I ask all to put emphasis on a safe start. We might need a looser grid than normal to be able to zip single file. The first chicane is faster than Adelaide, but alike in a way after a short run to it. Also I hope Pole will be on the racing line/right (compared to Adelaide).
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 01 April 2018 - 10:11 AM.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:34 AM
Everything in between comes in with practice. Granted Schottenring is complexer than Tandil, there is plenty of variety to jog the memory from what I've seen so far. Ultimately it's only about fifth the size of Targa.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:48 AM
FWIW I found quick AI races were good at getting me circulating in the direction of travel. The reverse running is just to dispel large misconceptions.The AI took me from 5.50 to 5.30 in 30 mins. Not the lines I'll drive as I go forward but kept me out of the walls for long enough to lend a bit of flow to the sessions.
I'll try and find the corner name -give me three or four minutes.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:34 AM
Posted 01 April 2018 - 01:42 PM
I (have to) restart often.... ... .. .
Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:20 PM
Arturo taught me that at Dundrod last year. I believe I went through those first three corners 300 times.
Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:18 PM
Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:27 AM
Edited by MGL66, 02 April 2018 - 12:26 PM.
Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:27 AM
The crashes come when I start trying to pick up speed, etc.
Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:20 PM
oAo: s18 Best season yet!
oAo: s17 Anglo-American Racers?
oAo: s10 Soaring Eagles! :)
oAo: s9 Belligerent Buskers' Brabham! ;)
oAo: s8 Impossible Dreams' Honda!
Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:03 PM
Usually it's, oh damn! that corner goes right! Oh damn that one goes left! :-)
Edited by zzbusch1, 02 April 2018 - 04:06 PM.
Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:16 AM
Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:55 PM
How shall we deal with the pit situation round here? At least the fastlane is on racing line, which isn't a problem for D1 but D2 has potential stoppers. Further for qualy, the pit exit leads directly onto the racing line with a substantial speed difference between the car on a hot lap and the ones leaving the stalls. Thanks to the curved pits you cant see through the pitlane easily. So extra caution when leaving the pits, best have Pribluda running and a feel for what is a good gap to not stumble over each other.
Edited by Michkov, 03 April 2018 - 01:08 PM.
Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:00 PM
Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:14 PM
Edited by BurtAugust, 03 April 2018 - 02:14 PM.
Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:22 PM
Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:45 AM
On the grid, having space will help, I would also think pole on the left is the better option, the speed on entry is much lower there for the front rows so the inside line will be a preferred one, and I normally don’t enter it all the way from the right anyway
Good luck preparing for the race, it’s such a rewarding drive in the country when the flow is there