Formula 1 The F1 jibber jabber thread.

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by ECA, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

     
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  2. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    Spent the last couple of nights in testing sessions on iRacing with Lando Norris and Max Verstappen.

    I've nothing constructive to add except it felt bloody cool and they are a lot faster than me!
     
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  3. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Lando Norris seems like a really nice guy. He's on Reddit and has randomly popped up here and there in /r/formula1 - including this post (because some other random guy had been allowed to touch an F1 car). It was great to see him actually getting a seat for next year.

    Also, I'm not surprised he was quick, he has a seriously impressive sim racing rig in his house...

     
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  4. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    It's worse than that, you can see in that vid that he has 2!

    He was racing the MX-5s quite a lot in the week 13 races recently, I wonder whether the other rig has a 3 pedal set up.

    I am dangerously contemplating building a dedicated rig myself now, but it;s going to cost many many poundses and I'm not sure I can really justify it.
     
  5. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Yeah, my problem is I have "fads" where I will play a type of game and then just not play it again for a year. I have a Thrustmaster setup - TX base (with a Sparco R383 Rally Wheel which I absolutely adore), T3PA-PRO pedals and TH8A shifter on a Wheel Stand Pro base - but as we speak it's just sitting in the corner not doing an awful lot, and you really have to put in the hours to get good. I'd love a proper rig but I just don't think I'd use it enough to make me feel that it had been worth it. I fully expect to get back into it all when Dirt Rally 2.0 comes out in February.
     
  6. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    I'm the same, I'll play something to death for a few weeks, then move on for a year. Tends to rotate between iRacing, Kerbal Space Program, DCS, poker, World of Warships, then other randomness. The Racing Rig could double up for flight sims though, with the right design. I really want to borrow a VR headset to see if it makes me spew. If that would work then I could potentially just run one pc in the room which makes it more viable..

    In other news Sage Karam was in the split above me in an F3 race a minute ago. Iracing is really taking off with the pro drivers. It's like going down to your local park and Harry Kane shows up for a kick about.
     
  7. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Oh yeah, the Rift - another on-a-whim purchase which only comes out occasionally. I tell you what though, I haven't found a more immersive VR + wheel/shifter/pedals/etc gaming experience than Euro Truck Simulator 2 - it's incredible. Also, Google Earth VR is amazing.
     
  8. Exioce

    Exioce Part of the furniture FH Subscriber

    None of the PC racing games I've tried have had as good force feedback on my G27 as the Gran Turismo series, so even with the Oculus Rift I've been unable to get into them.

    Unrelated +1 for Google Earth VR though, that is amazing and I keep going back to it in awe.
     
  9. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  10. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Formula E was good tonight.
     
  11. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Yeah, this season has actually had entertaining racing and races. More so than f1, and at least if we do get a boring race it'll only be 45 minutes.
     
  12. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    The ending was great as well.
     
  13. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    Merc dominating.
    LeClerc obviously given team orders.
    Verstappen showing talent in slower car.
    Not sure this is going to be a great season :(
     
  14. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I didn't watch it.
     
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  15. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Ferrari looking good today!
     
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  16. Job

    Job TWAT and FH Object of Ridicule

  17. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    A great double stop in China from Mercedes...

     
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  18. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Ferrari keep thinking up new ways of fucking it up when they're the favourites.
     
  19. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Now that was a race.
     
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  20. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Don't fuck it up stewards.
     
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  21. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I can't believe we're still waiting for a decision. It's insane, how long they're taking.
     
  22. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Result stands. Thank fuck for that.
     
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  23. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    Agreed, but can't help thinking there was a heap of commercial pressure for that decision. Don't think there should have been a penalty but after the furore with Vettel it would have been disastrous.
     
  24. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Cracking race. I usually have low expectations of Silverstone, but that had everything.
     
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  25. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    Best race for a long time, just a shame the safety car interrupted.
     

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