Post by Alberto Ibanez on Sept 10, 2020 13:03:19 GMT
That is mostly wednesday racing, and will be announced over the year if we set it up as you can have one series in the 1st semester and another in the 2nd or start late a single one, can vary depending on our available spare time. We'll talk about that in specific announcements, as this thread is to introduce the main sunday series
PD: There is a very special Supertourers race planned as sunday open but at the moment it is unclear if it will happen late this year or in the next one.
Post by Alberto Ibanez on Oct 12, 2020 8:07:47 GMT
Yes this week we are resuming normal work after some housekeeping and being busy as hell with real life. We had actually planned for this last week a Podcast dedicated to the F1 86 mod, but unfortunately Jason had hardware problems and we could not record it. We should start the presentation of the individual teams and their upgrades this week, and the whole 2021 program will also be published in short time.
Post by Alberto Ibanez on Oct 16, 2020 17:41:58 GMT
While we wait for a fix and being able to record Podcasts again, we will be introducing some of the teams/cars so that you all can see the detail and realism to which this project has gone. All changes to the cars and liveries over the season were recorded and reflected in the physics whenever possible within the limits of the game engine.
We will be starting with the title defending McLaren team, whose drivers were no other than Alain Prost and Keke Rosberg.
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Round 1 Brazil : Three new chassis. Lower driving position allowed roll hoop above drivers knees to be mounted 12cm lower. Shallower winscreen, cut to give unobstructed vision of mirrors. Instrument panel contained rev counter and digital computer readout only. Gear linkage now mounted inside chassis. Revised inlet duct for turbo, now running from front of side pod, changing from triangular to squared then circular section. Revised position of turbo (closer to and mounted at 90 degrees to engine) allowed a shallower sweep to rear bodywork 'Coke-bottle' shape. Revised geometry to rear suspension. Six speed gearbox. New underbody and new rear wing.
Round 4 Monaco : John Barnard not present in Monaco. Porsche believed to be working on major modifications which would allow engine to be mounted lower in the chassis
Round 5 Belgium : New chassis (T-Car). Recent test session spent working primarily on engine managment system
Round 6 Canada : Porsche introduced a new fuel-feed system for the TAG engine, the fuel pump being modified to run a seperate feed to each bank of cylinders rather than a single run as before. This development, in the intrests of improved economy, was seen on three engines on Friday. On Saturday, seven engines were so equipped
Round 7 Detroit : No change
Round 8 France : Secret test at Silverstone to try small side skirts (Similar to Williams). Ran these at Paul Ricards. Fitted flexible skirts to front wing side plates on Saturday. Complied with Scrutineers wishes for more rigid fixing
Round 9 G Britain : Prost tried different front suspension geometry. All three cars fitted with small skirts. Used heated tyres during qualifying for the first time.
Round 10 Germany : Rosberg tested new KKK turbos and revision to fuel injection system at Silverstone; subsequent power advantage seen during qualifying at Hockenheim. Size of oil radiator in combined water/oil radiator increased. Rosberg and Prost used different suspension geometries. Both cars ran rear wings without top lip edge in order to decrease drag.
Round 11 Hungary : Flaps to rear wing mounted in a more vertical position. On Saturday, Prost tested titanium vertical fins fitted to underside of rear diffuser (the type of temporary on site variation normally deplored by John Barnard); all three cars so equipped on race day
Round 12 Austria : During practice ran small, backwards sloping flap (as opposed to narrow lip normally fitted) on trailing enge of rear wing to improve airflow and reduce trag. Taller trumpets to TAG V6 required raised engine cover.
Round 13 Italy : Longer trumpets fitted to engines (As seen in Austria). Removed vertical fins from rear diffuser after Fridays practice when they had been causing porpoisings. Fitted K27 medium size turbo for the race
Round 14 Portugal : New chassis for Prost. Major internal modifications to TAG engines (For prost and T-car) as tested at Imola in the week following Monza. Prost ran this engine on Saturday morning, but raced standard V6 in T-car. Prost also tried an additional rear wing for a few laps on Friday morning
Round 15 Mexico : Larger compressors on turbos. Used spray for intercooler (For first time this season). Very little change to chassis
Round 16 Australia : No major changes to the cars apart from trying different vertical deflectors below rear of underbody. Used the larger turbos during practice and the race.