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July 29, 2018, 09:37:13 PM +0100 - Aintree - UKGPL Season 33 (2018) 1955 Grand Prix
Driver
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Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
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EvilClive
 Blue Moose Racing
Connaught Type B F1 1955 2 +0.213
88.492mph
1 49:10.849
87.800mph
24 2:02.221
88.325mph
Pirelli  
Clive Loynes
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Maserati 250F F1 1955 1 2:01.777
88.647mph
2 +2.009
87.740mph
24 2:01.851
88.593mph
Pirelli  
francesco
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 555 SS F1 1955 7 +3.025
86.499mph
3 +1:34.478
85.076mph
24 2:05.162
86.250mph
Englebert  
Phil Thornton
 Antipasti Racing
Lancia D50 F1 1955 5 +2.422
86.919mph
4 +1:53.085
84.559mph
24 2:02.664
88.006mph
Pirelli  
Cookie
 Antipasti Racing
Gordini T16 F1 1955 8 +5.277
84.965mph
5 +13L
84.145mph
11 2:05.642
85.920mph
Disco
Englebert  
DLogan
 
Maserati 250F F1 1955 10 6 +18L
81.780mph
6 2:07.309
84.795mph
Disco
Pirelli  
FullMetalGasket
 Black Night Racing
Gordini T16 F1 1955 3 +1.384
87.651mph
7 +23L
81.493mph
1 2:11.408
82.150mph
Disco
Englebert  
Jeep
 TEAM-GTLDK
Connaught Type B F1 1955 4 +1.913
87.276mph
8 DNS ---
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Pirelli  
4 UKGPL
 
Lancia D50 F1 1955 9 10 ---
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{unknown}  

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« on: July 24, 2018, 11:17:04 PM +0100 »

1955 Grand Prix - Round 6 – Aintree

The sixth race in the 1955 Grand Prix series finds us in the outskirts of Liverpool in the north of England. Aintree is undoubtedly famous for the iconic Grand National horse race but for several years it reverberated to the sound of horses of a different kind. The circuit was built in 1954 and hosted the Formula One British Grand Prix five times, in 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1962. Stirling Moss, driving a Mercedes, won his first British Grand Prix at Aintree in 1955.  It was the first time a British driver had won his home Grand Prix. The first British driver / British car victory in a British Grand Prix was also at Aintree in 1957, when Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks shared a Vanwall. Quite why Grand Prix racing stopped at Aintree is unclear.  The close proximity of housing may have been a factor but the circuit would no doubt have needed to improve safety standards.  The original track can still be seen, and driven on, today. The lack of any run-off areas in the section to the west of the Melling Road all too apparent. The section to the east of the Melling Road which is wide open and relatively safe is still in regular use for motorcycle racing.
 
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ServerUKGPL_4
IP address95.149.71.205
Date29-07-2018
TrackAintree
Mod55F1 with 60fpsV2newmod
Damage PRO long
Race time~ 21:30 UK time
Qualifying 20:45 UK time - 45 minutes
Race length24 laps
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This season the 1955 Grand Prix cars will be using a token system which allows drivers to purchase any chassis of their choice for a given number of tokens as published on the championship standings page. Drivers classed as Amateurs will be allocated an additional 10 tokens.  The token allocation will not be managed in SRou this season so (unlike the 67F1 Works and 67F1 Privateer divisions) the tokens available to each driver will not appear in the championship table (when the mouse pointer is hovered over the driver's total).  Rather, the available tokens will be published in the race announcement. See table below.

Available Tokens:
Note: These are the tokens available to each driver before the 10 tokens are added for making the race start.

Driver   TokensStatus
bagrupp
17
Pro
Clive Loynes
10
Pro
Doni Yourth
30
Pro
EvilClive
8
Pro
fpolicardi
6
Am
francesco   
13
Am
Phil Thornton
5
Am
DLogan
14
Am
Gareth
10
Am
Jeep
2
Am
Uli   
6
Pro
FullMetalGasket
60
Pro
Will Tway
5
Pro
Baab
18
Am
Cookie
5
Pro
Samb
10
Pro
Ziu Bacubacu
5
Pro
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 08:04:59 PM +0100 »

Could be good points for finishing this one!

It's diabolically difficult to pass someone in similar machinery unless you get lucky and have brakes when they don't!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 11:16:45 AM +0100 »

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 09:36:24 PM +0100 »

That's it I'm done, I officially retire from this series. Blew the engine on the start line, I've not managed more than a few laps in this series other than at 1 round due to discos, screen freezes etc. I really like them but can't be bothered with them any longer.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 09:41:15 PM +0100 »

There goes my Championship fight then.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 09:54:25 PM +0100 »

Managed to string six laps of mostly on track (mostly) together, a new PB with these cars Tongue before finding the sticky bales outside of T4  Sad.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 10:41:36 PM +0100 »

I've loaded the chassis the drivers used into the token calculator spreadsheet.  For the next race the available tokens will be as declared in the table below (the table will also appear in the next race announcement).  The calculated values are automated but selecting the cars is a manual process so please check your tokens to make sure I haven't made a silly error.  There was no token overspend for this round so no one is disqualified.

Available Tokens:
Note: These are the tokens available to each driver before the 10 tokens are added for making the race start.

Driver   TokensStatus
bagrupp
17
Pro
Clive Loynes
8
Pro
Doni Yourth
30
Pro
EvilClive
13
Pro
fpolicardi
6
Am
francesco   
11
Am
Phil Thornton
0
Am
DLogan
12
Am
Gareth
10
Am
Jeep
7
Am
Uli   
6
Pro
FullMetalGasket
70
Pro
Will Tway
5
Pro
Baab
18
Am
Cookie
15
Pro
Samb
10
Pro
Ziu Bacubacu
5
Pro
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 10:47:15 PM +0100 »

Had a reasonable pace here in the Lancia but I had a couple of spins that left me pointing at the hay bales. When I tried to select reverse my G25 H-Shifter wouldn't engage. Managed to get it working after a dozen or so attempts but I lost to much time and I couldn't fight my way back to a podium place.

Grats to the Clives, you were too quick for me. Well done to Fran on a solid podium place.

I'll have to have a go at cleaning my H-Shifter before Tuesday's race. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 06:16:13 AM +0100 »

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My only one error have broken your dream,sorry Tim.On 24 laps it was the only one spin,but was a strong spin. Now i must undesrtand why because to me seem to have approached the curve in the usual way.


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Well done to Fran on a solid podium place.
Thank you Phil but you was clearly more fast,i was ,excluding the spin,more regular.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 08:45:25 AM +0100 »

Very well done Fran, a great result for the Soggies!  ;-)

In practice I managed a lap early on and then set about checking fuel consumption and sorting my brake pattern for the race.  This has to be different to the brake usage in qually.


Being mindful of the glass engines that they put in these things I was trying hard not to over rev the thing on the grid or when the flag dropped.  As a result I bogged down and Evil was able to beat me to turn one.

I didn't want to follow closely to start with as that just buggers the brakes.  But when my brakes got into a bad way anyway, in the opening laps, I let him get away a tad too far.  After the chasing pack had fallen away I set about trying to catch him but I had left myself too much to do.  I was going just as fast as my brakes would allow and at times I was on the point of "no brakes", at T4, in my attempts to close the gap.

I find that T4 is the point in the lap where the brakes are at their lowest ebb.  It's the third of three corners that each require application of the brakes.  The rest of the lap only needs the odd dab here and there.

Congratulations to Evil on a fine win and, once more, very well done to Fran.   thumbup2
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 12:23:51 PM +0100 »

Was not home before 11 p.m. german time
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 06:40:04 PM +0100 »

It was an interesting race for me.
 Zero practice, but I had a setup for a previous race that seemed to work well for the Connaught. Frustrated that prib was suggesting that a sub 2:00 was possible, but small mistakes prevented me claiming that sort of time.

I almost bogged down off the grid like Clive , and I had to dip the clutch to get the revs up again and that allowed me to out drag Mr Loynes to T1. I fully expected his Maserati to drag him back onto my tailpipes and I would be an easy pass down the straight. But by living "on the edge" for the first few laps I was able to pull away and establish a nice comfort gap. Grin
The advantage of running in clear air is that you can judge your braking and the lines through corners without having to compromise them for another car. I found that when I did a fast lap the brakes were in better condition as I crossed the line than when I was 1.5-2 secs slower??

Once I had a lead of around 300mtrs I tried to ease off and simply respond if Clive threatened to get too close. Easier said than done and I think on one lap the gap halved  Shocked...which was a shock! Pushed for a couple of laps to stretch my lead again and all was well until I looked at the fuel.......17 laps to go, using 0.5 galls per lap. Amount in tank  7.9 galls??!!!  

The rest of the race was a tactical nightmare as I tried to maintain my slender lead by short shifting and coasting into corners. Clive was appearing more frequently in my mirrors and the gap was down to less than 100mtrs in places. By driving very cautiously I saved around 0,75 galls and had enough "spare" fuel on the last lap to cross the line with 0.2 galls left and the engine just beginning to misfire. Had Clive's Maserati got within attack distance I would not have been able to put up any sort of fight,,,,, but don't tell him that  Roll Eyes.

Grats to Clive, Fran and Phil for making it to the flag and commiserations to those who did not.

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 10:37:33 AM +0100 »

Was not home before 11 p.m. german time

Idem, sorry.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 08:58:27 PM +0100 »

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