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April 14, 2019, 09:36:25 PM +0100 - Indianapolis (Oval) - UKGPL Season 34 (2019) 1955 Grand Prix
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
Clive Loynes
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Mercedes W196 F1 1955 1 1:03.456
141.862mph
1 48:38.518
138.800mph
45 1:03.908
140.859mph
Continental  
uli
 
Maserati 250F F1 1955 3 +0.582
140.573mph
2 +0.247
138.788mph
45 1:03.838
141.013mph
Pirelli  
EvilClive
 Blue Moose Racing
Maserati 250F F1 1955 5 +0.798
140.100mph
3 +47.968
136.556mph
45 1:04.989
138.516mph
Pirelli  
tagomago
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Gordini T16 F1 1955 7 +2.431
136.628mph
4 +1L
133.903mph
44 1:06.203
135.976mph
Englebert  
francesco
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lancia D50 F1 1955 2 +0.372
141.035mph
5 +45L
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accident
Pirelli  
bagrupp
 Team Groundhog
Lancia D50 F1 1955 4 +0.697
140.321mph
6
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0 ---
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accident
Pirelli  
Phil Thornton
 Antipasti Racing
Mercedes W196 F1 1955 6 +1.379
138.845mph
7
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0 ---
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accident
Continental  
4 UKGPL
 
Lancia D50 F1 1955 8 8 DNS ---
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{unknown}  

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« on: April 13, 2019, 10:53:10 AM +0100 »

Season 34 – 1955 Grand Prix – Round 7 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The seventh race in the 1955 Grand Prix series takes us to Indianapolis in the USA. A very fast oval circuit in complete contrast to the public roads of Dundrod in Northern Ireland. Constructed in 1909, Indianapolis was the second purpose built banked oval racing circuit after Brooklands and the first to be called a 'speedway'. It has a permanent seating capacity of 257,325 with infield seating raising the grand total capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world. An estimated 80,000 spectators attended the first 500-mile (800 km) race on Memorial Day, May 30, 1911. Forty cars competed with Ray Harroun winning at an average speed of 74.602 miles per hour (120.060 km/h). The 500 mile race remained a regular event at the "brickyard" during the 20s, 30s and 40s. Eventually it became part of the Formula One World Championship between 1950 and 1960. None of the Indy drivers of that era raced in Formula One and only Ferrari's F1 driver, Alberto Ascari, raced in the 500 in 1952. The 1955 Indy 500 was won by Bob Sweikert in a Kurtis Kraft powered by an Offenhauser engine. However, the race is notable to many as the race in which Bill Vukovich was killed in a crash while seemingly on his way to winning an unprecedented third consecutive Indy 500. Five-time world champion Juan Fangio practiced at the speedway in 1958, but ultimately decided against racing there.
 
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IP address46.69.108.161
Date14-04-2019
TrackIMS
Mod55GP with 60fpsV2newmod
Damage PRO long
Race time~ 21:30 UK time (BST, GMT + 1)
Qualifying 45 minutes @ 20:45 UK time (BST, GMT + 1)
Race length45 laps
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Handicapping and chassis allocation.
This season the 1955 Grand Prix cars will again 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        Tokens  Status
Alessandro Isacchini
13
Pro
bagrupp
10
Pro
Clive Loynes
28
Pro
Cookie
22
Pro
DLogan
5
Pro
EvilClive
33
Pro
fpolicardi
0
Pro
Gareth
5
Pro
Jeep
0
Pro
uli
8
Pro
francesco
20
Am
Phil Thornton
30
Am
Rich Welsh
18
Am
tagomago
70
Am
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 11:38:24 AM +0100 »

Practice server is up (and will be for the rest of the weekend) in case anyone would like to test their gearing in a slipstream  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 06:22:11 PM +0100 »

So much witty banter!  Everyone must be on the server practicing!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:33 PM +0100 »

I wuz there......but it got lonely  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 08:09:17 PM +0100 »

I wuz there......but it got lonely  Sad

Sorry, can't do 24/7.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 09:37:02 PM +0100 »

Well done
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 09:43:02 PM +0100 »

Very disappointed with that. I practised a bit for this one and built myself a decent setup. Fran lost it in turn 2 and I had nowhere to go. I should have done what Uli did and stayed back a bit so it would be possible to avoid any possible carnage. Pity it was shaping up to be a great race.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 10:33:04 PM +0100 »

  Grats to Clive.

Not sure what happened at the start, but I did not have a green button to join grid  Shocked Huh
So, I almost quit right there, but I waited for a while and I was actually allowed to start from the pitlane...half a lap behind in a car geared for slipstream and the server marking me as one lap down. Undecided Then 3 cars that I might have caught and drafted...dropped out.
Clive and Uli were way ahead in the Silver Arrows having the battle I had hoped to be part of  Roll Eyes and there was only tagomago in his Gordini to offer me a slipstream for 1 lap out of 45  Undecided. Sad to report that slight boost from the Gordini was not sufficient to propel me into the battle for the lead. 45 very lonely laps followed lol.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 10:47:26 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.

Driver        Tokens  Status
Alessandro Isacchini
13
Pro
bagrupp
5
Pro
Clive Loynes
20
Pro
Cookie
22
Pro
DLogan
5
Pro
EvilClive
31
Pro
fpolicardi
0
Pro
Gareth
5
Pro
Jeep
0
Pro
uli
6
Pro
francesco
15
Am
Phil Thornton
22
Am
Rich Welsh
18
Am
tagomago
80
Am
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 10:53:12 PM +0100 »

Hard luck Evil, but I guess that your lack of green button probably saved you at T3.

And sorry for annoying you at the end of qually.  I know you wanted a tow but a) Fran(SBRC) was in 2nd spot and b) I spent the last ten minutes of qually on full tanks and using only the outside half of the track.  The bit you are left with when the race starts!   Roll Eyes   That way it is less of a surprise when you need to use it.

Hard luck to Fran and the two others that his spin accounted for.  Well done to Tago for bringing the Gordini home in 4th!  That's only one place behind what Tim did with it last season!  Roll Eyes

Thanks to Uli for a great race.  I thought that I had escaped but the DRS was a bit strong in 1955.

Where was Fulvio?  Hope he has a doctor's note!
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 10:54:37 PM +0100 »

Great battle with Clive – THX a lot, that was big fun  Cheesy
I was very surprised that I could hold a Benz on this track but I had no chance in the end.
OK Indy is not a race that I like but only seven cars on the grid - made me sad – and then three out at first lap . . . ! Sad
Hope to see you all and much more next race.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 11:51:29 PM +0100 »

Sorry to miss this one, I was back home from a concert with orchestra of my music school too late.
 Indeed I had to thrown out a result so was this one. Not a big fun of oval races too…

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 12:39:01 AM +0100 »

I left the last one and I was able to avoid the accident of the first lap ... concentration ... the whole race was left ... When Evil overtook me I did not understand the blackboard ... he was not a head of the race? ... about 2/3 of the race I was doubled by Clive and Uli ... and then I checked that Evil was recovering space ... more concentration so as not to commit a silly mistake and keep the 3rd ... great race for me ... a pity the disaster of the first turn

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 10:35:46 AM +0100 »

Sorry to Bastian and Phil for my spin that have compromised their race.In many pratice laps i had no one spin, this time i have not understood what happened but i have lost the car.
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 11:20:23 AM +0100 »

Sorry to Bastian and Phil for my spin that have compromised their race.In many pratice laps i had no one spin, this time i have not understood what happened but i have lost the car.

Hard luck Fran.

As I said in my email to you, I think that it was a combination of cold tyres, a non-standard line and perhaps you also not "warmed up".  I noticed that you did not appear to run after setting the time that gave you 2nd on the grid and for me that would have been a risk.

I like to spend the end of qualifying on race fuel, to get the feel of it.  I also noted that my tyres took, perhaps, four or five laps to reach their optimum, so on lap one they would have felt different. 

To me, IMS is more about tyre temperatures than outright lap time.  The slipstream effect means that you can stay with much faster cars (unless you start half a lap down  ;-)  ) but in the race you are doomed if you can't keep the front tyres cool enough.  This means that as they are warming up the balance of the car is different and usually more "on the front".

Once Uli had caught me, it was obvious that the race was going to take place over the last two laps and all I had to do was ensure that I drove correctly to give me the tyres at that point.
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