You wish, ha ha! We were just making the season more interesting for you
Real sorry to hear that you're hanging up your wheel, but glad that you'll still be around to provide your wit and useful insights. Don't forget, all the best drivers (who could) came back out of retirement ... Lauda, Mansell, Ant
I like the idea of 1 team going up/down a division after each race. It would be a good incentive for div b teams, and provide a touch of pressure at the rear of the div 1 pack. It would also ensure that the teams are more evenly matched over the course of the season. Closer racing etc.
I'm also all for a quali system for determining the division that each team goes into. If teams nominate which division they would like to go into, I suspect that most will be over-optimistic. A good quali system will ensure teams are matched more evenly.
I thought the first race went really well, and for those who stuck out the second race, we had a lot of fun too. It was good to have a challenging combo, and surely the mixed abilities of the drivers is something that should make people wary when approaching the driver ahead. All part of the racing.
Thanks for organising. And thanks for the nice gesture on the finish line SparkDave
When I use Firefox on my home PC, and with IE on my work laptop, most of the time nothing loads up in the main screen on the home page. Navigation to other pages is fine, and the display of content in the other pages is not affected.
I have just tried it now, 1 machine displays nothing in the main frame, and the other displays Chatterbox and the News just fine. Any ideas?
Great minds think alike. I have also watched Mooney's replay, and also tried his set to see how he managed that dipping chicane. I was spinning off every time with his set just the same as I was with my own
I have found that taking the second corner of the chicane slightly wider, and using the full width of the track on exit, does help. But I still find that I have to lift off the gas and sometimes even change down a gear! I do believe that there is a line to take that doesn't unsettle the car. It's obviously not just a setup issue.
On a slightly different note, what is the penalty for a false start with patch x? This will be the first OLFSL race using the new starting procedure.
Edit: Tim - nice to see you got a hotlap that bettered the lap you managed online.
Ant, I watched that incident a couple of times. The first time I was watching your car and was amazed how you managed to get hit from behind like that. When I watched again with the following drivers in view, I can see it was all a bit unreal! Real shame, as you had a good drive after that, except the odd excursion. Your speed would have kept you in contention at the front.
I did a consistent drive, finishing 3rd. Was catching Wakey over the last few laps, bringing the gap down to 0.9 sec at the line. I wasn't looking forward to the race, but now I'd like to run the combo again!
I managed to sprain an ankle playing football yesterday, so don't think I'll be much good testing these sets in the next few days. Hopefully I'll have a bit less pain towards this weekend, and I'll give the sets a good run.
All you guys and gals helping to run this league definitely do a great job. Its popularity speaks for itself.
As for this combo, I think the racing will be excellent. Whilst practising last night I found that even over just 7 laps (or was it 10!), if you make a mistake on the first lap, it is quite possible to catch up with the other drivers. You'll never be too far from another car on this circuit.
I don't think people were practicing that much. I would often be looking for some online practice on the Friday/Saturday before a race, and not find any server running the combo (except the occasional drift servers). Maybe people were driving offline, who knows.
I wouldn't like the practice to be limited. I haven't done nearly as much driving as many others in the league, and for those races where I couldn't practice much I was hopelessly off the pace.
As with Tristan, I cannot usually practice on a Monday or Tuesday before the race, so I spend a few evenings the previous week and a bit of time at the weekend doing some short sessions, gradually building experience and improving my lines. Also had some practice with my teammate ... until he found he couldn't keep up (only kidding Hyperactive, as I know you'll leave me for dust next time we're on track).
@Modoff, I agree with your view that lagging out should be worth more points than crashing or resetting, but if you look at the practicality it would mean that somebody would need to view each disconnect and determine whether the racer crashed and then disconnected to gain some points, or whether the disconnect was genuine.