Finished [PS4] WEDNESDAYS - Join us on Project Cars 2

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  1. Sick Cylinder

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    [PS4] "Sick's Race Room" has moved - we would love you to join us on Project Cars 2
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    To sign up - send a Friend Request to Sick_Cylinder2

    Note: Racers who previously competed in the Lotus 49 Series are already signed up

    This is a TRANSITION SERIES

    Start on PC1 using a RUF GT3, switch when advised to PC2 Porsche GT3

    Please read posts: 2 Settings, 3 Liveries & Numbers, 6 Rules then skip to post 339 on page 12


     
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    Settings

    Default setup (tuning prohibited)
    Private
    Grid 16
    Fill vacant slots with AI - Yes
    AI level 40

    Event Length
    1 x 30 minutes Race
    Practise: 5 minutes
    Qualification: 10 or 15 minutes depending on track length
    Warmup: 5 minutes

    Conditions
    Light Cloud and 14:00 real time OR
    Medium Cloud and 15:00 real time

    Different weather conditions may be used from time to time, but will be announced in advance.

    Restrictions
    Force Interior view - Yes
    Force Manual gear - No
    Force realistic driving aids - No
    Force default setups -Yes
    Allow ABS - No
    Allow Stability Control - No
    Allow Traction Control - No

    Damage - On - Full
    Mechanical Failure - Yes
    Tire Wear - Off
    Fuel Usage - Off
    Auto Start Engine - Yes
    Flags and penalties - On
    Allow Ghosted Vehicles - No


    NB Do not reset to track - this is considered cheating, observe track limits
    If your car is unable to move - retire to Pits



    Track List

    PC Wednesdays 2017 Track List.jpg

    Link to "Sick's Race Room" Club thread:

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...4-great-racing-with-a-classic-flavour.352081/
     
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    Car Liveries and Numbers

    In Project cars you cannot choose a race number like you can in GT6, but you can choose a livery which is pre-fitted with a race number. Go to garage and select the car then scroll through until you find the one you want then save. When you go to race online you go to garage and choose the car which you saved earlier.

    Please treat the AI drivers with as much respect as the human drivers - note the AI drivers sometimes cut the track, but we humans never do that!

     
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    Season 3 Poster and Points Table (Mr Tree overall champion, Simba Type 49 Champion)
    Lotus 49 Poster.jpg
    Lotus 49 Final.jpg

    Season 2 Poster and Points Table (TigerPaw Type 40 Champion)
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    Round 6.jpg

    Season 1 Poster and Points Table (Flaco Type 51 Champion)
    FF Poster.jpg Round 6.jpg
     
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    Inspiration for the series
    This series is the third of three seasons being run as a tribute to Colin Chapman - one of the most innovative and successful racing car designers and constructors of the twentieth century.

    Season 3 uses the Lotus Type 49 Formula One Car
    1966 saw "the return of power" when F1 switched from 1.5 litres to 3 litres. The British delegation to the FIA actually wanted a limit of 2 litres, but fearing that the French would say no they asked instead for 3 litres thinking that it would be rejected and a compromise would eventually settle at 2 litres. To their surprise 3 litres was immediately accepted and as a result the main engine supplier to F1 - Coventry Climax of England refused to build a suitable engine on grounds of cost. 2 litre engines could have been cheaply made by enlarging existing designs, but doubling the capacity to 3 litres made that impossible - hopefully the current round of Brexit negotiations will be better handled by all sides!

    Maserati were able to supply heavy and under powered versions of their 1957 2.5 litre F1 design enlarged to the new 3 litre limit. BRM had the crazy idea of taking their existing 1.5 litre V8 flattening it into a flat 8 and then stacking one on top of the other and connecting the crankshafts by gears - the so called H16 configuration - the result according to Jackie Stewart was a very good boat anchor! 2.5 litre engines used in the winter series - the Tasman Cup were pressed into service, but were very fragile having been enlarged to 2.7 litres. Jack Brabham famously and cleverly used the Repco engine which was based on the V8 unit from an Oldsmobile car - it may have lacked power, but it was reliable and good enough to take the title in 1966.

    A new engine was obviously needed for 1967 - Walter Hayes, the Marketing Director of Ford was persuaded to part with £100,000 in return for two closely related engines to be designed and built by Cosworth - the BDA and the DFV. This turned out to be the bargain of the century as the BDA went on to dominate rallying and the Ford Cosworth DFV became the most successful Formula One engine of all time.

    Colin Chapman designed a new car for the new engine - the Type 49 - the result was an incredible success! Soon almost every F1 car on the grid was powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV. The 49 was used for several seasons and evolved into the winged Type 49C.

    Below - one of the best motor racing films ever made - 9 days in summer tells the story of the Lotus 49 and its engine - I strongly recommend that everyone watch this film!



    Season 2 uses the large capacity Lotus Sports Car - the Type 40
    The racing of large capacity sports cars - known in the UK as "Big Bangers" became very popular in the early 1960's attracting large crowds to witness the thunderous sound and spectacle. There were plenty of large capacity American V8 engines available and at first, due to a lack of purpose designed chassis, these were shoe horned into small European race cars such as the Cooper Monaco and Lotus 19. With their narrow tyres, extreme rear weight bias and complete lack of aerodynamic aids, these cars typically suffered from aero lift, were very difficult to drive and had unpredictable handling at the limit. The Oldsmobile V8 was favoured because of its lightweight aluminium construction and the ability to enlarge it to 4.9 litres (used in the "Zerex Special" Cooper Oldsmobile and the "Mecom Special" Lotus 19. The pursuit of power led to the use of heavier, but more powerful cast iron engines from Ford and Chevrolet.

    McLaren solved the problem of a lack of purpose designed cars / chassis by making the beautiful and successful M1A available (Driven by Elvis Presley in the film Spinout). Colin Chapman - never slow in spotting a business opportunity - came up with the Lotus 30 which he hoped would capture this market and also possibly be adopted by Ford in place of the Lola MK6 / GT40 in their lucrative endurance / Le Mans project.

    The Lotus 30 used a sheet backbone chassis very similar to the one in the front engined Lotus Elan / Type 26, however whereas this concept worked fine in a car with a small four cylinder engine, when used in a car with a large V8 it produced unpredictable handling due to low torsional rigidity (chassis flex while cornering). The Lotus 40 was a development of the 30 fitted with larger diameter wheels and according to works driver Richie Ginther was even worse - when asked for his impressions, he replied "Same as the 30, but with 10 more mistakes".


    Type 40 Driving Impressions.jpg

    Despite the renowned driving talents of two-time F1 World Champion Jim Clark and F1 Mexico Grand Prix winner Richie Ginther the Lotus 40 was not a success. We will now attempt to tame this beast over six hard fought rounds of competition!





    Season 1 uses the first Formula Ford car - the Lotus Type 51
    The Lotus Type 51 Formula Ford was born out of the demand from motor racing schools for a lower cost racing car with a cheap engine, tyres and wheels. Public demand for tuition was strong, but Formula Junior and Formula 3 cars with racing tyres at £80 a set and fragile engines at £3,000 each made it very difficult for the schools to charge a reasonable price and run at a profit.


    The Motor Racing Stables (MRS) school owned by Geoff Clarke and based at Brands Hatch had experimented successfully with fitting standard Ford Cortina engines into old Formula Junior chassis. Clarke and the Managing Director of Brands Hatch, John Webb, discussed the idea of a Formula Junior style single seater powered by a Cortina GT engine which would be ideal as both a race school car and provide a new low cost championship for novice drivers. Webb persuaded Ford to supply 54 engines at £50 each (a discount of £15). The RAC published rules for the new "Formula Ford"class with a price cap of £1,000 per car. Geoff Clarke approached Bruce McLaren and Jack Brabham about building "Formula Ford's", but they declined. Colin Chapman agreed that Lotus would supply 50 cars which he named the Type 51. The Jim Russell driving school also ordered Type 51's and the low running costs enabled their expansion into Canada and the USA.

    The first Formula Ford race took place at Brands Hatch on July 2nd 1967 and was won by Ray Allen. The new class quickly established itself across Europe and North America becoming part of the accepted ladder from karts to Formula One.

    Below before the creation of "Formula Ford" the Jim Russell School used a variety of race machinery to teach novice drivers:

     
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    Rules

    We will be following the Online Racing Rules (OLR) as published on GT Planet. Please read and comply with these - click on link below:

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/gtplanet-online-racing-olr-rules-guidelines.111241/

    Key Things
    This is a hobby and we do this for fun, including me!
    If you make a mistake and gain an advantage - give the place back.
    If you make a mistake and go off the track - be careful when you rejoin not to get in the way of oncoming cars (Note reset to track is not allowed and is considered cheating - if you are struggling to stay on track slow down to an appropriate pace).
    If you get upset - don't retaliate.
    If you get upset - quit the race and calm down.
    If you need to complain about someone's driving wait until the next day then send a private message via GT Planet to Sick Cylinder - DO NOT complain about other drivers on this thread or any other public forum.

    Penalties
    I like to keep things simple - if a penalty needs to be given a driver may have their result altered. If it was a serious offence they may be excluded from the results.
    Serious and / or repeated offences may result in a temporary or permanent ban
     
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  7. buybon355

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    Sign me up for this sick. In away for the first round but will be ok for the rest
     
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    Can't wait!! Will pick a livery today and post to you....
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    Please put me down for green/gold #74..Thanks!
     
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    Skip7950...dark Green/gold #74
    Thanks!!!
     
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    Simba2009Lora -> darkblue/white #8

    a car with my name on -- incredible

    (at least one half)
     
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    Hi sick put me down for reserved driver due work and call out will look at paint livery later Max.
     
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    Count me in Sick!

    I pick livery tonight when back on the game.

    Cheers!
     
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    Hi Sick
    Please put me down for the following liveries

    Type 51 - Blue/Orange #30

    Type 40 - STR Motorsport #6

    Type 49c - Light Blue/Yellow #15

    Thanks

    PaulBee_58
     
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    Count me in Sick:D

    Decide on colour and number later:tup:
     
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    are any of these cars DLC/GOTY exclusive?
     
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    Note to all Drivers

    If you wish you can choose your livery for season 2 in the Lotus 40 now - if you do it will be added in brackets after the description of your Lotus 51 livery in post #3. Thank you to @PaulBee for choosing his Season 2 number early.

    Note - we will not be choosing our Season 3 Lotus 49 numbers / liveries yet - this is because we will be running a mixed grid of Lotus 49 (non-wing) and 49C (winged) cars (as happened in real life during the transition to wings). The 49 is slightly harder to drive and laps slightly slower, so in order to create closer racing the slower drivers will use the 49C and the fastest drivers will use the 49. The two groups of drivers will be decided based on performance in Season 1 and 2.


    The Lotus 49 was in the original game, but the 40, 49C and 51 were DLC (included in GOTY Edition).

    Buybon - Does the game let you use DLC cars in the room even if you haven't got them in your garage? If so presumably you can't choose a livery or practise for the meetings?
     
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    Yeah you can use a car you don't have. I normally join Alex and Co for a practice before the event so as long as that room has the same settings you will run I think I'll be ok. Can't pick a livery though. I'll see how much the dlc pack is though, might just buy it
     
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    If I can be there I will, but can't confirm now. If I show up I'll use #9 to match my name.
     
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    Update - I've already bought this dlc to get the rouen circuit a while back so I'm good to go.
     
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    Don't forget to send a Friend Request to Sick_Cylinder2 so I can send you an invitation.

    That's great news!
     
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    Oki..

    Lotus 51 - nr 44

    Lotus 40 - nr 3

    Thanks!
     
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    Number 14 Mint Green please :)
     
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    Good choice John - that colour was sometimes used by Stirling Moss!
     
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    Thanks Sick I didn't know that:)
     
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    Above reunited with the C Type Jaguar he drove in the 1952 Mille Miglia with Norman Dewis and below the Ferrari 250 GTO which was prepared for Moss, but sadly he was unable to race due to injury.

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    I will go with Team Lotus green/gold #30 for the Lotus 40 car please..Thanks!
     
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    I'll take this one please
     
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    Welcome on board Weal77 @GTracer2015 - I hope you enjoy the racing!

    As part of our build up to our round 0 (Test Day) on Wednesday I hope you all enjoy this 1961 Ford film about Formula Junior (highly tuned Ford Anglia powered single seaters). Formula Ford followed on as a much cheaper formula - untuned Ford Cortina engines had been tried in Formula Junior cars and by using standard steel wheels and road tyres a racing car was born which cost only a quarter that of Formula Junior.


     
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    As today is Test Round 0 we will be running short test races at Brands Hatch Indy.

    Race Programme: 5 minute Practise, 5 minute Qualifying, 5 minute warmup (comfort break), 10 minute race. (Note races for other rounds will normally be: 5 minute practise, 10 minute qualifying, 5 minute warmup, 30 minute race.)

    There should be time to run a couple of test races. Note I will try the AI drivers at level 60 instead of the 40 that we use for the Aston martin series. The AI seem particularly slow in the Lotus Type 51 for some reason!
     
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    Hi sick , I haven't looked at this on pcars yet ..but I should make it .
    Send me a invite pls
     
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