FIA Events '18 - World Finals Monaco Finished! Congrats to Team Lexus and Igor Fraga for Brazil!

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  1. FitzyWATP

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    2 days on and now a little sad that its going to be quite a while before our next opportunity to see another of these events.

    The On-line Battle mode used in these, which I think it was @mclarenLB described as a LAN mode, if made available online in game would allow for the introduction of larger field region/country leagues.

    I wonder if /hope there are plan's for that to happen.
     
  2. GTBT100

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    Fraga did 10th to 1st in the last race so...
     
  3. Melbourne Park

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    Or being able to plead with Australia's Latkovski to pit with the other soft tyre guys behind him and win the Championship mate.
     
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  5. Deafsun

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    Also Mangano from 16th to 8th in the first race, although the sad part is that it is hard to tell if they can be attributed to the driver or if they are due to the imbalances in the car performances. I really do hope that the "car lottery" does not have so much weight in the result in future events.
     
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  6. Deafsun

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    Apart from Fraga obviously. It is likely a combination of both
     
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    Just here to write my point of view.
    First of all Igor Fraga was the best driver hands down, and he deserve this. Simply outstanding performance.
    All tho, some things needs to improve.
    Cars in 1st race were dramatically unbalanced. Just during practices i was the slowest by 0,7 of difference with the following one! Even tho road cara are my strong point. So i basically tried to don’t loose too much positions, but i got pushed wide badly and not even an investigation.
    2nd race was the only one where i had a decent car. Again, got pushed wide 3 times on my 1st stint, burning my tires, and fell in a battle against Nico. Last lap i was just behind Mikail, got pushed from behind on the hairpins, making me spin and lost 5 positions. No penalties issued.
    3rd race my car along with Mazda from Adermm and Mclaren from Nico were simply not competitive. Was the most boring race by far.

    4th and last got a penalty of 12 SECONDS! for going with two wheels outside the track in the high speed esses. 2 laps after another penalty of 11 SECONDS! I had nothing to do at that point.
    Was a very disappointed performance. I hate to put excuses, because that’s what loosers do, but the difference between cars, plus the lack of penalties issued was absurd. Hope to improve next year, and come back faster and stronger than ever.
    Congratulations to @TRL LIGHTNING and Nik Makozi that completed the podium
     
  8. FitzyWATP

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    Would any of our resident Aliens be able to confirm the screen size and approx distance to it from the wheel for the rather awesome looking rigs used in the competition?
     
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    Yeah, the difference between MR vs FR cars at Interlagos and especially Manufacturers was too obvious. Some N500 and Gr.1 cars were also too slow or too fast against most other cars.
     
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    cough cough my R8, kokubun sans mclaren and wongs Huracan cough cough
     
  11. FitzyWATP

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    Are the drivers having that discussion with PD?

    And are PD listening?
     
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    And cough Ferrari cough ^^

    Porsche is still the only MR worth bothering with in competitive races with closed setups.
     
  13. TRL LIGHTNING

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    I was asking taka san the translator of yamauchi san if they can have a look on the Gr3 MR cars again (not the 911) as those cars really struggles with the tyre wear which shouldn't be (comparison with real life). In my opinion it's fine if the rear wears a bit more than the front but it shouldn't be possible that the drivers need to hold themselves back to safe the tyres and yet still cannot run the soft tyres.

    And he told me that they (may probably) have a look on it again so there's still hope.
     
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  14. mclarenLB

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    Yes.

    Nope.
     
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  15. FitzyWATP

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    You're a man of few words MLB

    You couldn't have made a couple of them about screen size and distance? :D
     
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    The screen size was somewhere around 40 inch I think, and it was basically right at the end of the wheel base

    It felt amazing to drive on, made me want a bigger screen :)
     
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    It's a shame, I honestly believe with the game, the driver talent pool they have and their willingness to put money into it (presentation, venues etc) they could be onto something really special with this format but they need to appreciate that good close racing is the biggest selling point.
     
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    Get you someone who looks at you the way Tidgney looks at Adam.
     

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    Slightly delayed response: this was in my draft since shortly after you posted, but I'm still getting completely over my jetlag!

    I'm surprised the Manufacturer race hasn’t overtaken Friday’s video. That was an excellent watch, and a better time of the week too.

    Also, it’s a little misleading to compare to FRC’s YouTube totals, since that series is primarily focused on Twitch and Mixer. Live counts on those are typically much more than what the on-request YouTube counts are. The last time they fell on the same weekend as GT's, they actually had higher live numbers, though it's worth mentioning time zones likely affect that (Forza's biggest market being the US).

    I didn't check F1's numbers this weekend. It typically does quite well because it has the real-world sport's following to sponge from, but it's also limited by the bizarre choice to go Facebook-only.

    The important take-away, IMO, is that all three are doing much better than they were a year ago, and they're on a whole other level to PC-only sim racing series. As ever, it's the consoles that will lead the way in terms of broad marketability. The racing in Monaco over the weekend was genuinely exciting, and it's hard to imagine how PD will improve that aspect next year — but we asked anyway. :D
     
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    Toyota Gazoo Racing reported on the event. As did Japan’s Autosport Web.



     
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    I managed to stop sneezing long enough to edit together my Vlog from the event. Some of you guys might find it interesting :)

     
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    Mercedes actually had one of their photographers there who brought an AMG GTS to the event from Stuttgart. He took some photos with us and the car during the event which will be shared on the Mercedes Instagram page. So it seems like there may be some interest on their part. But I've heard rumor of a few different manufacturers showing more interest in this event. We'll see!
     
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    In what way do you think manufacturers would be involved with the drivers in the future?

    I mean, lets say someone signs a contract with Merc for 2019 but then doesn't manage to qualify for world champ, what then?

    I don't think the game is ready for any money to be involved in this for next season, maybe for 2020 if they continue to work on it...
     
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  25. redhed17

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    Great video Jimmy. :tup:

    This was the kind of thing I was hoping to see a bit more of from maybe some of the driver's too. After seeing the video showing your humble abode a few weeks ago I nearly p**d myself when you said "I live in a shed" whilst overlooking the opulence of Monaco. :lol:
     
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  26. 05XR8

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    Pretty darn cool. Thank you, for sharing your experience. :tup:
    Me and my wife are looking forward to visiting Monaco in the near future.
     
  27. Lee x sensai

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    More manufacture support and more people will be interested and lead free marketing for the manufacture in there car.
     
  28. JTB10000

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    It's a shame PD isn't voluntarily opening themselves up to feedback, even from the top players. With the real world experience and grasp of the physics that these drivers have, some really valuable improvements can be made.

    PD's overestimation of how perfect their game is is holding them back.
     
  29. Loverson

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    More manufacturers being interested is a nice thing.

    For PD listening to feedback, i really hope they do, at least hopefully the top japanese players help out too since it seems they mostly do based on them, if i'm not mistaken.
     
  30. Auditore

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    "Lightning.....this is James"

    Igor's Jaguar just gave up at the end of the race.Looks like all the top drivers suffered at Interlagos.

    As soon as they find a format that is great for them the better because it might let them focus on other aspect of the event like the driver side of things(BoP,qualifying,car choices).They might not be focusing on those aspects enough because their hands are full trying to make the whole event run smoothly.
     
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