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2nd race was streamed today on the F1 twitch channel can be seen here https://www.twitch.tv/formula1

Lando Norris twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/landonorris

George russel https://www.twitch.tv/videos/584218939

Charles leclerc https://www.twitch.tv/videos/584188706

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Charles was frikkin' quick despite having only installed the game 8 days ago. It kind of blows away the excuse of any of the rest who say they're not familiar with the simulation...

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He'd practiced 5hrs a day for the eight days. Looking forward to races at decent tracks

Don't understand why Verstappen doesn't get involved. He'd be up to speed in a day or so.


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He'd practiced 5hrs a day for the eight days. Looking forward to races at decent tracks

Don't understand why Verstappen doesn't get involved. He'd be up to speed in a day or so.

Apparently on Lando's stream, after Lando's game crashed again, he said 'have fun watching the race, this is why I will never join'. I know he's also said in the past that he would have to put in the hours to practice as he's not familiar with the game and he doesn't want to.

Sounds like he just has no interest in the official F1 game, and would rather spend his time on the more realistic sims than spend time learning how to drive on this one. Fair enough IMO.


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What excellent entertainment. I truly enjoyed it. Of course it's not like the real thing, but time well spent when a lot of us have lots of time to spend!

Thought Russell did really well as he had very little practice and isn't a sim player in his own time.

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Max doesn't need to understand the software. All cars run with identical performance and settings. There's nothing else to know, unless he can't work out how to plug his PC in!!!!!

The way the software simulates the car is different in each sim, often dramatically so. I'm pretty sure that's what Max would be talking about; he doesn't understand what driving technique is needed to be quick on F1 2019.


Sure, but it in no way stops him from giving us some entertainment. Are fans really going to judge his real life driving ability based on possibly being rubbish in a virtual F1 race?

He should give it a go, just for the hell of it.

There's another problem though for it to seem realistic then the relevant drivers need to be competitive, there's no point them competing to be nowhere, I've quite enjoyed watching some of the sim races including the sim experts, at least you get competitive races.


I definitely don't agree with that.

Horses for courses, for me there has to be a certain amount of realism otherwise it's little more than watching Mario kart, interesting that's why Verstappen won't take part, it's not realistic enough for him.

Has it happens seeing 3 highly talented drivers finishing on the podium for me helps with the realism meter so I will watch again.

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He'd practiced 5hrs a day for the eight days. Looking forward to races at decent tracks

Don't understand why Verstappen doesn't get involved. He'd be up to speed in a day or so.

Apparently on Lando's stream, after Lando's game crashed again, he said 'have fun watching the race, this is why I will never join'. I know he's also said in the past that he would have to put in the hours to practice as he's not familiar with the game and he doesn't want to.

Sounds like he just has no interest in the official F1 game, and would rather spend his time on the more realistic sims than spend time learning how to drive on this one. Fair enough IMO.


I would say he's too competitive to just start racing against others despite how casually it would be. Knowing Max, he'd have a strong desire to win, and putting in all the practice needed to be the best may not seem worth it to him. Reminds me of an interview with Alonso a few years ago who reminded himself of when he was asked to play football with some of his friends. He declined, and instead practiced the hell out of the sport, before eventually taking them up on a game as he believed he was ready to win.

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Don't understand why Verstappen doesn't get involved. He'd be up to speed in a day or so.

Personally, to me this highlights that Max is a sim elitist. He drives the sims he considers to be 'real' sims, and has an actually negative level of interest in driving anything he considers casual. I don't think it's so much that he's afraid of being beaten as that he's making essentially a principled stand against playing the official F1 game.

Charles, on the other hand, clearly just wants to race and win on whatever is available. After the race on his stream he was trying to get the other F1 drivers to put together a daily championship series (which was apparently a bit much for any of them!) so they'd be as sharp as possible for the next official race. I think Charles would be equally willing and dedicated no matter what they played on.

And finally, Lando doesn't take any of them seriously including iRacing, so he's up for anything as long as he has a bit of fun.

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Seeing as there was 19 esports/Pro racers I don't understand why they still had limited damage and allowed some assists

It wasn't a very good race but I could happily watch Esports. I think I'd watch it on TV over any motorsport series other than F1 and MotoGP

Leclerc strikes me as the kind of guy who dedicates himself 100% to every task. Vettel is good at languages but there was a covid-19 video from inside Ferrari and Vettel started smiling standing stood behind Leclerc speaking fluent Italian.

Obviously he already drives for Ferrari, but I think Leclerc will get a cult following from this. 100k+ twitch followers just from this race


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Exediron wrote:
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Don't understand why Verstappen doesn't get involved. He'd be up to speed in a day or so.

Personally, to me this highlights that Max is a sim elitist. He drives the sims he considers to be 'real' sims, and has an actually negative level of interest in driving anything he considers casual. I don't think it's so much that he's afraid of being beaten as that he's making essentially a principled stand against playing the official F1 game.

Charles, on the other hand, clearly just wants to race and win on whatever is available. After the race on his stream he was trying to get the other F1 drivers to put together a daily championship series (which was apparently a bit much for any of them!)so they'd be as sharp as possible for the next official race. I think Charles would be equally willing and dedicated no matter what they played on.

And finally, Lando doesn't take any of them seriously including iRacing, so he's up for anything as long as he has a bit of fun.


That was pretty heart breaking to hear them all say they couldn’t do their own championship series would have been great to see that... Charles was very fast and with just 1 weeks time to get ready. Leclerc said it was also more draining mentally as you can’t feel the car so it’s all about hitting your marks on the track.....Agreed Lando is in it for the fun not taking it too serious. He does stream almost everyday and interacts very often with the chat

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It was great. Honestly, they need to get the F1 guys all over this. No reason why it shouldn't be possible to get every F1 driver in doing something similar every F1 weekend we miss.

F1 driver looks at his contract, no that's not in my contract. :)


Is it in the Indycar drivers contracts then?

Coming back to this apparently NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has lost a real life sponsor by pulling out of a eSport race so who knows what's in some of these drivers contracts?

https://www.autosport.com/gaming/news/1 ... ascar-race

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pokerman wrote:
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It was great. Honestly, they need to get the F1 guys all over this. No reason why it shouldn't be possible to get every F1 driver in doing something similar every F1 weekend we miss.

F1 driver looks at his contract, no that's not in my contract. :)


Is it in the Indycar drivers contracts then?

Coming back to this apparently NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has lost a real life sponsor by pulling out of a eSport race so who knows what's in some of these drivers contracts?

https://www.autosport.com/gaming/news/1 ... ascar-race

The article says he lost a sponsor he had for the online event. Which makes sense, since he pulled out of the event.


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This may interest some of you. Supercar racing from Oz.

https://uk.motorsport.tv/esports/video/round-1-phillip-island-and-monza/34194

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Well, the Aussie Supercars have this sorted. Seems to be all the right drivers, all wearing racing overalls and surrounded by sponsor decals. Entertaining racing, chatting to drivers during the race, instant replays and good commentary.

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pokerman wrote:
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It was great. Honestly, they need to get the F1 guys all over this. No reason why it shouldn't be possible to get every F1 driver in doing something similar every F1 weekend we miss.

F1 driver looks at his contract, no that's not in my contract. :)


Is it in the Indycar drivers contracts then?

Coming back to this apparently NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has lost a real life sponsor by pulling out of a eSport race so who knows what's in some of these drivers contracts?

https://www.autosport.com/gaming/news/1 ... ascar-race


I would take another look at that.


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mikeyg123 wrote:
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It was great. Honestly, they need to get the F1 guys all over this. No reason why it shouldn't be possible to get every F1 driver in doing something similar every F1 weekend we miss.

F1 driver looks at his contract, no that's not in my contract. :)


Is it in the Indycar drivers contracts then?

Coming back to this apparently NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has lost a real life sponsor by pulling out of a eSport race so who knows what's in some of these drivers contracts?

https://www.autosport.com/gaming/news/1 ... ascar-race

I would take another look at that.

It was his sponsor for the race, but they're also a team sponsor in general. It could have long term repercussions, but hasn't yet that I know of.

(the sponsor did burn him pretty badly on Twitter, so they're not very happy...)

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"THE RACE" will be steaming a race soon, 12:00 noon EST. Many big names confirmed, including Montoya, Villeneuve, and Button.

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

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Blinky McSquinty wrote:
"THE RACE" will be steaming a race soon, 12:00 noon EST. Many big names confirmed, including Montoya, Villeneuve, and Button.

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


Fab, thanks. :thumbup:

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Blinky McSquinty wrote:
"THE RACE" will be steaming a race soon, 12:00 noon EST. Many big names confirmed, including Montoya, Villeneuve, and Button.

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

Button has taken to sim racing like a duck to water, he looks a class above the other legend racers, I also enjoy watching the true sim racers competing but as for the pro racers, which takes up about 50% of the racing, there is a dearth of recognisable names beyond Vandoorne, 1 or 2 and that's it.

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Of course this cancellation of racing sucks, but there have been some interesting positive benefits. A least for me, I understand that may not be the case for others. Since I am up to my neck in the world of sim racing, the influx of professional big name drivers has grown a heck of a lot in the last few weeks, and they are competing in many different multiple events.

This last weekend I enjoyed a lot of racing, because the racing community has come together and doing positive things.

We are now being exposed to the side of drivers we normally never see, because in the real world tracks, their teams and organizers maintain a persona for public relations purposes. But now, I get to see more of their personalities, I am able to study their driving more intently, and definitely enjoy their humor.

Here is a list of many professional drivers, and from what platform they stream. Some everyone will immediately recognize, others probably not. And if you do not, I request you exercise some patience and check them out.

Lando Norris https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFIQ7wtJzYGFb2nZcVoNww/videos
Nicki Thiim https://www.youtube.com/user/NickiThiim/videos
Marcus Ericsson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvzQxbB-MtwXdxAGFRNM7jA/videos
Josef Newgarden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrALrC9e6c5_DWrye9sZEA/videos
Dale Earnhardt Jr https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB2r6UX0EJn-i1cgMVqbirg/videos

But Twitch is where the action is, this is where almost all are streaming.

https://www.twitch.tv/iamcharlesleclerc16
https://www.twitch.tv/maxverstappen
https://www.twitch.tv/landonorris
https://www.twitch.tv/nicholas_latifi
https://www.twitch.tv/nickithiim
https://www.twitch.tv/renerast
https://www.twitch.tv/james_pull
https://www.twitch.tv/conordaly22
https://www.twitch.tv/sagekaram24
https://www.twitch.tv/mitchelldejong
https://www.twitch.tv/pkligerman
https://www.twitch.tv/scottmclaughlin93
https://www.twitch.tv/estebangtz
https://www.twitch.tv/quickgabi
https://www.twitch.tv/sebastianjob
https://www.twitch.tv/lassesorensen
https://www.twitch.tv/eliasseppanen_
https://www.twitch.tv/christopherzoechling
https://www.twitch.tv/lovefortysix

https://www.twitch.tv/erhanjajovski World's Fastest Gamer

You can set alerts to notify you when they stream.

FYI, including Max and Lando, my priorities are Nicki Thiim, James Pull, Chris Zoechling, and Conor Daly.

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Verstappen has apparently decided on an eSports series to do...

Aussie Supercars.

https://www.racefans.net/2020/04/13/ver ... ands-prix/

Obviously, a lot of this is motivated by the fact that it's on iRacing, his preferred platform for sim racing.

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Verstappen has apparently decided on an eSports series to do...

Aussie Supercars.


He discussed it in Twitch. The insane part? He will be teaming up with Pastor.

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Blinky McSquinty wrote:
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Verstappen has apparently decided on an eSports series to do...

Aussie Supercars.


He discussed it in Twitch. The insane part? He will be teaming up with Pastor.


He isn’t, but that’s the funny part. He’s teaming up with Shane van Gisbergen, who he nicknamed Pastor, because he’s a serial shunter in the series


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Billy Monger is also active in iRacing an streaming.

https://www.twitch.tv/billymonger

Come on guys, show support for a very nice person.

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Well, this could be fun. In short, a virtual Le Mans 24 hour with teams having to have a mix of pro sim drivers and pro race drivers. LMP2 and GTE cars to be used. Maximum of 50 cars. Each driver must drive a minimum of 4 hours and not more than 7 hours over the entire 24 hours.

https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/a-world-premiere-24-hours-of-le-mans-virtual-on-13-14th-june/6727

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Well, this could be fun. In short, a virtual Le Mans 24 hour with teams having to have a mix of pro sim drivers and pro race drivers. LMP2 and GTE cars to be used. Maximum of 50 cars. Each driver must drive a minimum of 4 hours and not more than 7 hours over the entire 24 hours.

https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/a-world-premiere-24-hours-of-le-mans-virtual-on-13-14th-june/6727

:thumbup:

I'll probably give it a watch. It's an interesting idea, sort of building a pro-am team backwards (the pro will be the weaker link in these teams in all likelihood).

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Exediron wrote:
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Well, this could be fun. In short, a virtual Le Mans 24 hour with teams having to have a mix of pro sim drivers and pro race drivers. LMP2 and GTE cars to be used. Maximum of 50 cars. Each driver must drive a minimum of 4 hours and not more than 7 hours over the entire 24 hours.

https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/a-world-premiere-24-hours-of-le-mans-virtual-on-13-14th-june/6727

:thumbup:

I'll probably give it a watch. It's an interesting idea, sort of building a pro-am team backwards (the pro will be the weaker link in these teams in all likelihood).


I dipped in and out of the recent Nurburgring 24h sim race and that was really enjoyable. Le Mans should be ever better.

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Well, it appears Alonso can drive a sim. He's just put himself in P4 on the grid in the Legends race!!!!! Not bad from someone who received a sim a couple of days ago.

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But he couldn't race for toffee!!!!!

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But he couldn't race for toffee!!!!!


He can drive it quickly but definitely needs more practice at racing others. To be that fast when he only got the rig this morning is very impressive though. I haven't seen any of the veterans get on the pace that quickly.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:22 pm 
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Well, this could be fun. In short, a virtual Le Mans 24 hour with teams having to have a mix of pro sim drivers and pro race drivers. LMP2 and GTE cars to be used. Maximum of 50 cars. Each driver must drive a minimum of 4 hours and not more than 7 hours over the entire 24 hours.

https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/a-world-premiere-24-hours-of-le-mans-virtual-on-13-14th-june/6727

So you must have at least 4 drivers and at most 6?

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I watched the Legends Indy 500 race, 2x25 minute races, Alonso and Button were pure class, when the virtual world seems close to the real world it can be very uplifting plus when drivers can have respect for the event.

The only concern was in the last minute of the first race when a backmarker threw himself into the wall right in front of the leaders, I thought is this an attempted Pagenaud against the F1 drivers, luckily both Alonso and Button managed to avoid the car as it flew through the air, it was said to be Castro Neves but he had a good race in the second race so I'm not so sure.

The reverse grid race saw Alonso and Button come through the field to finish 1st and 4th, Alonso bagging a double win.

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And now Alonso utterly dominates the finale. If anyone can find a highlights video of his first lap for the reverse grid race, it's well worth a watch!

I wonder how Jenson feels. He was looking set as the standout driver of the Legends Trophy, and then Alonso rocks up and cranks out 4 wins in a row.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am 
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Skip to about 2 hours 36 minutes for the reverse grid race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8iZ48hdoEQ

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:22 pm 
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A master class from Alonso, such performances makes the races look more realistic, one caveat though is I heard that practice for the race was limited to 50 laps but Alonso did 500 laps. :)

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2015: 3rd Place
2016: 4th Place

2017: 9th Place
2018: 7th place

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