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This is a massive opportunity to make e-sports history and something worth watching!!! Put the driver's points towards the championship and omit the constructors. Surely this is better than no F1 at all?

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pendulumeffect wrote:This is a massive opportunity to make e-sports history and something worth watching!!! Put the driver's points towards the championship and omit the constructors. Surely this is better than no F1 at all?

I don't think there is any more point to this, if the race is simulated, then it never actually happened, so the points mean nothing. If a race has a good reason to be cancelled, i don't think it is that urgent that there must be some kind of replacement.

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It would be meaningless and not representative of anything much... but I'd still quite like to see them all do quali & the full race in a sim. Give them equal machinery and it could all be a bit of fun, no points involved. I'm sure Kimi wouldn't care for it and there are lots of reasons not to do it but damn it, it's March 12th and I want to see some track action.
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klevispin wrote:It would be meaningless and not representative of anything much... but I'd still quite like to see them all do quali & the full race in a sim. Give them equal machinery and it could all be a bit of fun, no points involved. I'm sure Kimi wouldn't care for it and there are lots of reasons not to do it but damn it, it's March 12th and I want to see some track action.
Lando and Max would dominate it, along with maybe some of the other young drivers. It's a neat idea, but it would be totally unrepresentative.
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Nice idea. Wouldn't interest me in the least but would be a novelty and a distraction I guess. Only thing is it might set a precedent....
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Would Ferrari rig theirs to throw bananas to the guys behind like Mario cart?

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Sim racing doesn't relate accurately enough to the real world.
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I love this idea, not for points but just for entertainment. I think it could be fun. And perhaps there is an online way for fans to race against the drivers simulations.

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Just have an XBox F12020 tournament.

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pokerman wrote:Sim racing doesn't relate accurately enough to the real world.
:lol: :lol: I don't think anyone is saying it would be in anyway representative.

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mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:Sim racing doesn't relate accurately enough to the real world.
:lol: :lol: I don't think anyone is saying it would be in anyway representative.
Well, the OP said to award the drivers actual points, so you'd have to hope it would be representative in that scenario...
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Exediron wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:Sim racing doesn't relate accurately enough to the real world.
:lol: :lol: I don't think anyone is saying it would be in anyway representative.
Well, the OP said to award the drivers actual points, so you'd have to hope it would be representative in that scenario...
Indeed I was replying to the opening post. :)
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Could be quite hilarious to watch, especially if we get to hear what the drivers are saying.... 👍 I’ll be watching for sure.

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DOLOMITE wrote:Wish granted it seems!

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... MeiOi.html
I'm curious which drivers will participate. I'd be surprised if Lewis, Seb and Kimi take part, maybe Bottas and Grosjean as well. I can't see them being massively into it. But you'd assume that a lot of the younger drivers would all be involved.
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Sounds horribly boring

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DOLOMITE wrote:Wish granted it seems!

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... MeiOi.html
Not fully, some drivers will not be taking part.
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Vettel Fan wrote:Sounds horribly boring
It's actually quite interesting so long as you don't take the racing too seriously.
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pokerman wrote:
Vettel Fan wrote:Sounds horribly boring
It's actually quite interesting so long as you don't take the racing too seriously.
With me being like I am, I really struggle to imagine things. I couldn't really watch and enjoy real drivers competing something that I would describe as totally fake as it isn't actually happening. May look impressive, but this is just my view on it.

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I watched an esports F1 race the other day, with proper commentary, and after the first five minutes I forgot it was virtual.

I think it was this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsL4EeIRODI

Edit to add: all drivers in equal machinery can't be a bad thing.

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Interestingly enough…

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Vettel Fan wrote:Sounds horribly boring
It's actually quite interesting so long as you don't take the racing too seriously.
With me being like I am, I really struggle to imagine things. I couldn't really watch and enjoy real drivers competing something that I would describe as totally fake as it isn't actually happening. May look impressive, but this is just my view on it.
I wouldn't normally watch it but being starved of any kind of sporting entertainment like I said before it's just a nice filler, of course at the end of the day it doesn't mean that much, it's little more than a video game.
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spacejock wrote:I watched an esports F1 race the other day, with proper commentary, and after the first five minutes I forgot it was virtual.

I think it was this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsL4EeIRODI

Edit to add: all drivers in equal machinery can't be a bad thing.
It looks real up to the point that cars start hitting one another and crashing into one another, then it starts to look a bit ridiculous.
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https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
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Asphalt_World wrote:https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
Yeah the racing I watched yesterday didn't have great graphics so it didn't feel real at all.
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[quote="TheGiantHogweed" I couldn't really watch and enjoy real drivers competing something that I would describe as totally fake as it isn't actually happening. May look impressive, but this is just my view on it.[/quote]

Yet you don't have a problem with drivers who are not average in size driving 100% bespoke cars that are illegal on the road, driven on tracks that are also bespoke and are surrounded by advertising, drive many laps and go nowhere while burning fuels the average person can never obtain??
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Monday, March 23rd: Registration open 09:00 - www.sro-esports.com
March 23rd-26th: Public qualifying
Saturday, March 28th: Free Practice Server open
Sunday, March 29th: Live Event
Free Practice: 10:00 - 13:00 CET
Qualifying: 13:15 - 13:45 CET
Race: 14:00-16:00 CET


Wow, there are lots of series suddenly popping up, and many pro drivers doing it.

I am eagerly anticipating The Race, All Stars eSports Battle Round 2. Montoya versus Verstappen .. looks like fun.
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Blinky McSquinty wrote:
Yet you don't have a problem with drivers who are not average in size driving 100% bespoke cars that are illegal on the road, driven on tracks that are also bespoke and are surrounded by advertising, drive many laps and go nowhere while burning fuels the average person can never obtain??
I don't understand this at all. it almost comes a across as being a bit unreasonable towards my comment. I could have worded it more nicely than saying totally fake, but the truth is, it isn't reality as it actually never happens. You could potentially simulate a cure for this virus that seems to work, but that wouldn't mean anything.

I may be different to others, but I just struggle to watch imaginary things that are supposed to be like the real thing.
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i am not a video game person, at all. that's just me, so these iracing things hold no interest. doesn't mean there aren't people who can and will enjoy it. good for them, kills some time sitting at home

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pokerman wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
Yeah the racing I watched yesterday didn't have great graphics so it didn't feel real at all.
I play Assetto Coras myself and the physics are incredible. They are working on the graphics but chose to go for accurate game play as a priority.

The competizione update comes to Xbox and PS4 in June so, as an Xbox owner, I can't wait for that. It looks amazing on PC.
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Asphalt_World wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
Yeah the racing I watched yesterday didn't have great graphics so it didn't feel real at all.
I play Assetto Coras myself and the physics are incredible. They are working on the graphics but chose to go for accurate game play as a priority.

The competizione update comes to Xbox and PS4 in June so, as an Xbox owner, I can't wait for that. It looks amazing on PC.
ACC looks great. iRacing looks its age, which is quite old in computer terms.
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Asphalt_World wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
Yeah the racing I watched yesterday didn't have great graphics so it didn't feel real at all.
I play Assetto Coras myself and the physics are incredible. They are working on the graphics but chose to go for accurate game play as a priority.

The competizione update comes to Xbox and PS4 in June so, as an Xbox owner, I can't wait for that. It looks amazing on PC.
The race I watched yesterday it looked at times like the cars overlapped one another, it looked a bit weird.
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pokerman wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:https://sportscar365.com/sro/world-chal ... -march-29/

Virtual GT racing at Monza next weekend. Could be a bit of fun and it's on Assetto Corsa which is often regarded as the best in terms of driving realism.
Yeah the racing I watched yesterday didn't have great graphics so it didn't feel real at all.
I play Assetto Coras myself and the physics are incredible. They are working on the graphics but chose to go for accurate game play as a priority.

The competizione update comes to Xbox and PS4 in June so, as an Xbox owner, I can't wait for that. It looks amazing on PC.
The race I watched yesterday it looked at times like the cars overlapped one another, it looked a bit weird.
I've seen that too, but I've never come across it when playing myself. I don't know if it's an issue with the reply modes or live streaming.
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I'd rather not. I've tried to watch the races put in place of the actual races and I found them really boring. It's not the same.

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Exediron wrote:
klevispin wrote:It would be meaningless and not representative of anything much... but I'd still quite like to see them all do quali & the full race in a sim. Give them equal machinery and it could all be a bit of fun, no points involved. I'm sure Kimi wouldn't care for it and there are lots of reasons not to do it but damn it, it's March 12th and I want to see some track action.
Lando and Max would dominate it, along with maybe some of the other young drivers. It's a neat idea, but it would be totally unrepresentative.
Stick a 14yr old in the game and they would run away with it, clearly a virtual race has no meaning at all.

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Virtual GT racing takes centre stage at Monza for SRO E-Sport GT Series Charity Challenge

https://www.gt-world-challenge-europe.c ... S5R-nbOR4I

Begins 13:30 CET on Sunday
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Plus I believe the Rally world are getting involved too with their own series.
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Lando's up to fun again. He is racing some lucky fans! He really seems to already be breaking the mould of F1 drivers.

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