Not quite sure where to put this but thought it may be an interesting concept for some of you. For those of you that don't remember me, I used to race here regularly a few years back and have learnt everything i know about racing on this website. I've recently moved up from sim racing and karting into the big bad world of real life car racing around the UK at tracks like Silverstone, Brands, Donington etc! I'm not here to spout about my achievements, but one thing I want to share with you all is how accessible, easy and sociable participating in this sport can be!
So here it is. This seasons first 100% race. Drivers will all be looking to get a good feel for this new programme as it is widely rumoured that mext seasons F1 league will be of this format. I personally believe it will be a great test for many drivers and it will provide a true show of skill and ability. It is expected to help some drivers - the likes of Gore, Powney and Malc whereas some drivers are expecting more of a struggle - Roussell, Smithy. I liked chris' race preview a few weeks back but i thought it missed 2 key ingredients STATS and too mmuch talking about himself. Most people got a line, if mentioned at all, chris however did 2 paragrahs on himself hahahaha. So i have adopted a similair theme but with more insight to each driver. Deabtes are welcome
Championship Positions After Round 8
1st) Grumps 61 2nd) Alex 54 3rd) Ben 51 4th) Malc 44 5th) ChrisGore 43 6th) Myrph 39 7th) Rob 31 8th) Mezza 27 9th) David 23 10th) Mojo 22 11th) Chissel 19 12th) Blue 8 13th) Roussell 5 14th) Asmithyz 1
Following is my view on all drivers on the grid:
Best assets: fast with a bit of practice and the right setup Worst asset: not delivering when he is in with a shot of the win. Maybe too happy to take 2nd place Points behind: 0 Bens predicted championship position: 1st (keep position) Sum up grumps with the first words that spring to mind: keyboard warrior
Best asset: 1 lap specialist. Quali man and naturally very quick Worst asset: when it goes sour, alex struggles to recover Points behind 1st: 7 Bens predicted championship position: 4th (down 2) Sum up alex with the first words that spring to mind: robot wars
Best asset: everything Worst asset: none Points behind 2nd: 3 Bens predicted championship position: 2nd (up 1) Sum up me with the first words that spring to mind: hero
Best asset: obviously sense of humour and generally a quick driver. Can pop up with stella performances consistently a threat to the top 3 Worst asset: little mistakes in the heat of battle Points behind 3rd: 7 Bens predicted championship position: 8th (down 4) Sum up malc with the first words that spring to mind: brummy decent guy
Best assets: avoiding danger, great wheel to wheel Worst asset: excuses, all the time! Points behind 4th: 1 Bens predicted championship position: 3rd (up 2) Sum up gore with the first words that spring to mind: consistent
Best asset: can dominate a race if he gets on well with the car and track Worst asset: lag and consistency between tracks Points behind 5th: 4 Bens predicted championship position: 5th (up 1) Sum up myrph with the first words that spring to mind: shumacher/vettel/lag
Best asset: on his day, unbeatable Worst asset: incosistent in races, mainly wet weather tyre choice Points behind 6th: 8 Bens predicted championship position: 6th (up 1) Sum up rob with the first words that spring to mind: ewood park, fast
Best asset: a fair racer, and a real threat to all of the midfield Worst asset: lag obviously and Points behind 7th: 4 Bens predicted championship position: 11th (down 3) Sum up mezza with the first words that spring to mind: timo glock on holiday
Best asset: great guy off track, setups and teamwork are stigs strong points Worst asset: the guy cant keep his sodding mouth shut Points behind 8th: 4 Bens predicted championship position: 9th (keep position) Sum up stig with the first words that spring to mind: welsh, fact lover,
Best asset: setups are normally extreme, fast and stable, knows his limits Worst asset: sometimes cant get onw ith certain tracks and needs practice to be fast Points behind 9th: 1 Bens predicted championship position: 7th (up 3) Sum up mojo with the first words that spring to mind: lanky
Best asset: another one on his day who is unbeatable. Great tyre choices in changing conditions. Worst asset: too quick to give up Points behind 10th: 3 Bens predicted championship position: 13th (down 2) Sum up chissel with the first words that spring to mind: jizz / Detroit (chissel my nissel)
Best asset: wet weather driving. Without doubt the rain master for me in this league Worst asset: misses too many races with his jet-set lifestyle Points behind 11th: 11 Bens predicted championship position: 10th (up 2) Sum up blie with the first words that spring to mind: rich scottish alcoholic bastard
Best asset: when hes on it, hes quick and easy top 5 is where he should be Worst asset: not consistent enough in the race, too many little mistakes Points behind 12th: 3 Bens predicted championship position: 12th (up 1) Sum up roussell with the first words that spring to mind: meat cleaver
Best asset: nice voice, always trys Worst asset: crashing, a lot Points behind 13th: 4 Bens predicted championship position: 14th (keep position) Sum up smithy with the first words that spring to mind: sir crashalot
Bens Hockenheim Grand Prix Prediction
1st) Rob 2nd) Ben 3rd) Galex 4th) Mojo 5th) Grumps 6th) Gore 7th) Malc 8th) Myrph 9th) Stig 10th) Blue 11th) Mezza 12th) Roussell (DNF) 13th) Chissel (DNS) 14th) Asmithyz (DNS)
I've been in the market now for a little while for a camera to mount to my CRASH helmet and record different forms of Motorsport- largely of go karting. I've heard a lot about the go pro as they do a Motorsport edition- anybody had any experience or add anything that I may not have thought of? Any help would be gratefully received x
Hi everyone. Ive been discussing with an admin of f1 about the idea of doing 100% races in F1. as some of you may know we've been doing it in nac1 and at first I was against it, for 2 reasons. 1- was the time, 2 was the fact i thought it would end up enhancing the fact the fastest drivers finish first. how wrong was I? massively. I absolutely love 100% races after just three races, in fact I now look at 50% as a little boring. It gives a jumbled up finishing order as it allows drivers to use tactics, fuel strategy and also tyre strategy. At the moment I feel the races have become a very little bit repetitive in f1, Alex and rob are great racers and are driving well and this is far from a vendetta to slow them down. But with most people one stopping at most tracks, I feel f1 could do with a bit more Input from the driver, rather than just being quick.
i am fully expecting objections, especially on the time front. In nac, we start quali at 8 and are usually finished before 10. I am completely happy in f1 whatever, would love to hear your thoughts. This post will be updated regularly to give a balanced view for every reader.
If interest is high, I will be holding a 100% tester session Saturday 2pm.
Pros 1. Tyre strategy 2. Fuel strategy 3. Car is more realistic- pig to drive for number of laps 4. Weather is more variable and can easily change from dry to wet to dry again. 5. Mixed up results 6. More demanding for drivers 7. More tactics required when overtaking 8. Setup is more important 9. 44 laps at spa 10. Bigger chance of a comeback if your wiped out at t1 11. Mono doesnt need to change his sons 9.30pm shitty nappy
Cons 1. Finish later by about 30-40 mins 2. More demanding for drivers 3. Rob will get too hot in his leather gimp suit
Up for it
1. Ben 2. Grumps 3. Mojo 4. Chris 5. Malcolm in the middle 6. Rob 7. Myrph 8. Mezz 9. Smithy 10. Roussel
Ok boys. Here's what I'm proposing. A social meet for anyone and everyone associated with ps3gl. It seems like this may be a struggle judging from previous experiences on similar sites, so I've tried to make it as simple as possible. However, all aspects are up for debate. It seems natural to suggest the idea of go karting as its something I'm sure we all have a common love for! The best location I thought was Sutton circuit, Leicester - A lot of people rate this as one of the best circuits in the UK and all karts have lap timers which is pretty rare. But more importantly this is a pretty central location for most people in England (they dont call it the midlands for nothing). Only 90 miles from London, 110 miles from Manchester and 150 from cardiff. The nearest train station is Broughton Astley (less than a mile from the circuit). I don't mind picking anybody up from a train station en route. I propose either the sat/sun 9th/10th march or 30/31 march. Cost is £42 for quali then two 15min races. Depending on numbers and level of interest I'd be keen to grab a beer or two after with the possibility of driving home late or booking a hotel. This brings me nicely on to my next point...
I don't expect everybody to be up for this for a multitude of reasons. Some wont have the money, for some the distance is too far and some wont be free on the above dates. However, its the people who have none of these issues that i would like to hear from- good or bad. I would love to know why people would not like to come so we can perhaps tailor different events in the future, I welcome feedback. Its worth me saying now if you're the stereotypical gamer then you may well be uncomfortable meeting people- but please feel free to bring a friend (even if your not uncomfortable). Also if you are not old enough to make your own decisions / travel then bring your old man. that also goes for any people who want to bring protection because they think hilton is a peadophile
For me personally, I would be looking forward to this event as I could have a bit of a tear up round a great track and also finally put a face to all your names and most importantly have a good laugh!! If this goes ahead as I plan it to then I will be driving from Folkestone, Kent and will pick up anybody on the way who wants a lift.
So here at ps3gl we have some great drivers. I know mojo was abit of a karting specialist in the past but has anyone else done anything motorsport related? Ive dabbled in a bit of karting and this was me on sunday, it was brilliant fun and i would really reccomend it to anybody, especially for us lot who like cars and racing!!