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« on: July 25, 2017, 12:25:02 PM +0100 »

S31 - 55 F1 - Fun Race – Spa67

Next Fun event with the 55s takes place at THE classic Grand Prix circuit, the original triangular shaped course was designed in 1920 by Jules de Their and Henri Langlois Van Ophem. It used public roads between the towns of Spa, Malmedy and Stavelot.  The course was extremely fast and was made even faster in 1939 with the introduction of the famous Eau Rouge section.  The circuit was completely revised and shortened for the 1981 Belgian Grand Prix but it is the classic 60's 8.761 mile version of the track that we will use for this race.

This version of the circuit was used between 1946 and 1970 and corners like Eau Rouge, Burnenville and particularly Masta presented the drivers with exceptional challenges. Due to the combination of high speed, length and lack of any possible run off, the circuit was very dangerous and claimed the lives of many drivers.

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Unlimited Shift R is allowed & there are no Stop & Go’s. But please be carefull...


Race listiGOR
ServerUKGPL_8
IP addresslook at IGOR
Date30-07-2017
TrackSpa67
Mod55F1 with 60fpsV2newmod
Damage INT long
Race time~ 21:30 UK time
Qualifying 20:45 UK time - 45 minutes
Race length11 laps
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GLA and FUN
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 01:02:28 PM +0100 »

Hey, Axel!  Nice recovery drive at Reims!  Smiley

I'll plan to attend this round.  Not sure on my ride as yet.  Most probably NOT the Gordini.

I noted in our Reims funsie race that some did a stop-n-go after performing a shift-R reset.  GYS!  It's not required!  See above...
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 01:17:45 PM +0100 »

I don't have a UKGPL rank of Works or Pro so can I have a silver one?   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 01:38:30 PM +0100 »

One that nave madre s&g was me.i must read more careful.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 07:30:14 PM +0100 »

How do I stop the front left from melting and chucking me into the field at Burnenville?   Sad
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 07:35:21 PM +0100 »

How do I stop the front left from melting and chucking me into the field at Burnenville?   Sad

Make it less understeer...

More front, less rear grip
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 09:56:09 PM +0100 »

Shame, I had a freeze entering Masta chicane...
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 10:47:55 PM +0100 »

I had an engine explosion.After a good battle with Evil.I was quite surprised that Evil with the Maserati and immediately behind me was not able to overtake my car.The Mercedes is fast but other car are more fast.Pelle reach a speed of more than 270km/h,my car 263.How is possible to reach this speed?
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 12:36:26 AM +0100 »

I tested my new Landline for warp once in practice, and again on lap 1 at La Source.  Apologies to Dave for making the same test twice.  I had better brakes on my car to make the pass with, but not enough space to avoid trouble.  My green machine was unwilling to continue at full speed, so I cruised around, admiring the scenery.

My old hand-cranked computer, somehow survived a mid-sized grid of 1955's finest at Spa67, so the final finisher had something to cheer about!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 12:40:43 AM +0100 »

From early in the week I was struggling to connect to the internet.  This was originally put down to the motherboard having given up but after the replacement mobo, cpu and memory was fitted on Saturday and was found to replicate the same reluctance to talk to anything, despite the ethernet connection proclaming itself to be running properly, there had to be another cause.

Looks like it was a malware attack.  After a sweep for malware I then ran a niffty little programme called winsockxpfix.exe and all was well!  That happened at about 9:00pm.

My first attempt to join the server demonstrated that the onboard sound wasn't worth a light and I had to get out of the server and install my sound card.  But gpl had frozen so that wasn't simple.

I installed the card, which it reported was good to go and headed once more for Spa, arriving as the man with the flag was ending qually.

I took my place at the back of the grid, not having done a lap for days, and realised that all was silent.  I had forgotten to go into the control panel to tell it to use the sound card for audio.    wacko

My silent race wasn't bad and those people who think that these cars are difficult want to try them with the sound turned off before jumping to conclusions!

I gained as people had their moments and ended up following a Merc for some time, before I got a little over confident and had a high speed hedging and ditching session.

To finish the race I found myself in a battle with Evil Clive, 'twas ever thus, which sadly he got the better of but it was fun.

Thanks to Axel for running it.

Looking forward to the next one.

Oh, and the brake fade in on-line racing seemed much worse than when I practice off-line and nothing to do with slipstreaming either?
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 09:30:13 AM +0100 »

So many mistakes. I was way to unconcentrated and retired.
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 10:15:14 AM +0100 »

I had an engine explosion.After a good battle with Evil.I was quite surprised that Evil with the Maserati and immediately behind me was not able to overtake my car.The Mercedes is fast but other car are more fast.Pelle reach a speed of more than 270km/h,my car 263.How is possible to reach this speed?

slipstream.
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 11:34:34 AM +0100 »

Some facts you should know about the 55 cars
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Std chassis Speed RPM Ratio HP Weight lb/HP setup car folder rpy listing
Vanwall VW55 164,3 7.230 3,576 255 1.546 6,06 *.ia1 brabham Vanwall
Gordini T16 162,2 6.030 2,929 225 1.436 6,38 *.ib1 brm Gordini
Connaught Type B 159,8 6.420 3,150 230 1.480 6,43 *.ic1 coventry Conaught
Maserati 250F 163,4 7.320 3,643 255 1.524 5,98 *.id1 eagle Maserati
Ferrari 555 SS 164,7 7.220 3,563 260 1.502 5,78 *.ie1 ferrari Ferrari
Lancia D50 165,3 7.990 3,938 270 1.502 5,56 *.if1 lotus Lancia
Mercedes W196 166,3 8.470 4,125 290 1.601 5,52 *.ig1 murasama Mercedes
Mercedes W196 SL 177,6 8.550 3,938 290 1.722 5,94 *.ih1 co7 BrabhamBT11
Ferrari 625 163,6 7.180 3,563 260 1.546 5,95 *.ii1 co8 BRM
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 04:10:01 PM +0100 »

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I'm not sure and Pelle was with the Ferrari not a Mercedes SL.
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 04:19:50 PM +0100 »

Grats to Tim for getting the Maserati working properly.
I was not surprised that I could not pass Francesco, his Merc was just too quick on the straights. It was a fun battle for many laps, but it showed that my gear ratios were wrong.

I could sit in his slipstream on the fast sections, I even had to back off to avoid over revving my engine. Through the corners I was quicker, but trying to carry extra speed and make a pass on the exit was difficult when Fran had all that extra horsepower. Eventually I tried too hard and ran wide, destroying a couple of trees and a lot of grass.

I almost quit, but then I saw Andy go past and Clive Loynes coming over the horizon. A quick SnG after the rest and I rejoined just behind a struggling Mr Loynes.

The Lancia should have been too quick for my fuel heavy Maserati, but he was definitely having issues through the corners  Wink I was able to set up the pass by using the slipstream and carrying extra pace through the previous corner. His only chance would be to use his pace and the slipstream on the fast sections, but I guess his lack of sound made maximising his speed difficult.  I know in the past when I have lost sound in the past  it makes judging upshifting/downshifting extremely difficult, so kudos to Clive for getting the car to the end.  I Am Not Worthy

I hope to find some extra time to practice with these cars and the next race will really expose the brake fade issue .......should be fun Grin Grin
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