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[GT Sport] Round 1 Suzuka GP

Round 1 Suzuka




After two highly thrilling test races to decide the format and stability of the game it has been decided its time to begin! With the format consisting of two races, the sprint race grid will be decided by the fastest in qualifying followed by a feature race that will be formed by a reverse grid of the sprint race. This is sure to mean that there will be battles through out the race meaning that everyone has an equal chance of competing at the front of the pack.

The season kicks off at the historic track of Suzuka known for its thrilling races and on track action will the GT Sport grid be able to put on another show. With both Jamie and HRacingGreen taking a win each in the test races will they be able to kick off the season on the right foot?

Question Time

1) Are you attending?
2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
3) Aims for the season?
4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
5) Thoughts on the two race format?
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Reply #1
Al b there ????????
AMG Merc with ashbest
Trying to jus constantly improve
Really enjoy Dragon trail 1
2 race format worked well in test race looking fwd to it

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Reply #2
1. Yeah
2. Happy with the car, we'll see what happens regarding a teammate
3. Challenge for a title
4. Nurburgring 24h layout
5. Okay with it, something different from what I've done previously
| Formula NAC | Races - 42 | Poles - 8 | Wins - 20 | Podiums - 35 | Season 14, 15 & 16 Drivers Champion | Season 14, 15 & 16 Constructors Champion |
| Formula 1 | Races - 73 | Poles - 4 | Wins - 12 | Podiums - 36 | Season 18 Drivers Champion | Season 13 & 16 Constructors Champion |
| GT Sport | Races - 16  | Poles - 4 | Wins - 13 | Podiums - 15 | Season 1 Drivers Champion | Season 1 Constructors Champion |
| YouTube - jamie-995 | Twitter - @F4H_Jamie |

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Reply #3
1) Are you attending? Maybe, due to injury it is still hard to tell so will have to look how I feel on friday
2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice? not got one yet :(
3) Aims for the season? Just to have fun to be honest
4) Favourite Track on GT Sport? Nurburgring
5) Thoughts on the two race format? Really interesting format and really looking forward to use it
F1 2017 F3 Stats | Races: 4 | Wins: 1 | Podiums: 2 | Pole Positions: 2 | Fastest Laps: 1 | Points: 26 | DNFs: 2
PSGL F1 2016 F6 Season 2 Constructors Champion
PSGL F1 2016 F6 Season 2 Drivers Runner Up
PSGL F1 2017 FP Season 1 Constructors Runner Up

PSGL F1 2017 FP Season 1 Drivers 3rd Place

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Reply #4
1) Are you attending? Infuriatingly I can't make it, and with this points system that's pretty much RIP my title challenge. Strong track for me as well.
2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice? Solo entry so obviously nothing much to consider in the team championship. Did some testing recently and found I'm nearly a second a lap faster in the M6 than the 911 though, so it bodes well.
3) Aims for the season? Title. Won't be pleased with anything less.
4) Favourite Track on GT Sport? Dragon Trail or the Nordschleife. Totally different tracks but both so good in their own way, especially the Nordschleife. The remodel worked wonders.
5) Thoughts on the two race format? I like it, adds some variety and danger to race 2. That said, me and Jamie were 1-2 by lap 2 in R2 last week, so we'll see how it goes elsewhere. I find cutting through the field pretty easy on this game.
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Reply #5
1) Are you attending? maybe
2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice? i got no one
3) Aims for the season? Top 10
4) Favourite Track on GT Sport? Interlagos
5) Thoughts on the two race format? Love it

F6: (F1 2016) S1 McLaren driver (F1 2016) S2 Ferrari driver (F1 2016) S2 driver runner-up & F6 S2 constructors title (Ferrari)
F5: (F1 2017) S1 McLaren driver (F1 2017) S1 3rd in constructors (McLaren) (F1 2017) S2 McLaren driver
F1 total: 24 races 0 wins 3 podium 10 top 5 finished 17 top 10 finished 8 DNF 6 DNS 0 WDC 1 WCC
GT Sport total: 13 races 0 wins 0 podiums 1 top 5 finished 8 top 10 finished 3 DNF 2 DNS 0 WDC 0 WCC

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Reply #6
1 - Yes

2 - Frome will be a great teammate. Not driven the car yet, so not sure.

3 - To improve amd be top 8 and just to have fun really.

4 - The one with the extremely good double chicane. So satisfying when you nail it. Dragon Trail?

5 - Love it and think it'll work well.

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Reply #7
1) Are you attending?
Yes

2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
Probably gonna use the Ferrari although I might change as I'm gonna try a few cars tonight
I don't have a teammate yet

3) Aims for the season?
To have some close racing and fun

4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
Probably interlagos although I also like brands

5) Thoughts on the two race format
Looks interesting should make for good racing hopefully

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Reply #8
1) Are you attending?
I’ll be there!

2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
Going with the Porsche. Looking forward to teaming up with Grumps

3) Aims for the season?
A couple of podiums. I don’t think I’m very fast!

4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
I’m not sure yet I’ve only been on about 4 of them!

5) Thoughts on the two race format?
Great idea. Should create lots of good racing

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Reply #9
1) Are you attending?
Oh, yeah!

2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
I'm very happy to team up with Juhoh, I know him well from the old f1 leagues and he's a great lad and racer. It'll be fun!

3) Aims for the season?
Get a few podiums and be consistent.

4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
The Dragon Trail is very nice, definitely my favorite one!

5) Thoughts on the two race format?
It'll work fine!  :)
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Reply #10
1) Are you attending?
Yes!

2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
Don't have a teammate yet, but loving the M6!

3) Aims for the season?
Hoping for some fun and exciting racing. If I can be close to the front of the pack then that'd be a nice bonus!

4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
Probably Brands Hatch.

5) Thoughts on the two race format?
I like it, should lead to more exciting races.

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Reply #11
1) Are you attending? Yes
2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice? Great to even have a teammate, Kablo is a good guy and we are going with the AMG Merc '16.
3) Aims for the season? Top 10
4) Favourite Track on GT Sport? Idek tbh, love all of them really.
5) Thoughts on the two race format? Great, something new from my league racing experience.

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Reply #12
1) Are you attending?
Yes

2) Thoughts on Teammate and Car choice?
Good to be back to racing with Sonam after several years. Having a fast teammate will push me to go faster as well.

Haven't driven our car a single lap in online yet so idea how good car will be.

3) Aims for the season?
To get points from every race

4) Favourite Track on GT Sport?
So far Dragons Trail but still need to unlock roughly half the tracks so it might change.

5) Thoughts on the two race format?
Something different to one long race format we normally use.

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Reply #13
Highlights from yesterday, nice to get pole & a couple of wins after an unhappy spell with F1.  :D

[youtube]https://youtu.be/-zxuLp3jbGc[/youtube]
| Formula NAC | Races - 42 | Poles - 8 | Wins - 20 | Podiums - 35 | Season 14, 15 & 16 Drivers Champion | Season 14, 15 & 16 Constructors Champion |
| Formula 1 | Races - 73 | Poles - 4 | Wins - 12 | Podiums - 36 | Season 18 Drivers Champion | Season 13 & 16 Constructors Champion |
| GT Sport | Races - 16  | Poles - 4 | Wins - 13 | Podiums - 15 | Season 1 Drivers Champion | Season 1 Constructors Champion |
| YouTube - jamie-995 | Twitter - @F4H_Jamie |

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Reply #14
I'll post a video very soon

F6: (F1 2016) S1 McLaren driver (F1 2016) S2 Ferrari driver (F1 2016) S2 driver runner-up & F6 S2 constructors title (Ferrari)
F5: (F1 2017) S1 McLaren driver (F1 2017) S1 3rd in constructors (McLaren) (F1 2017) S2 McLaren driver
F1 total: 24 races 0 wins 3 podium 10 top 5 finished 17 top 10 finished 8 DNF 6 DNS 0 WDC 1 WCC
GT Sport total: 13 races 0 wins 0 podiums 1 top 5 finished 8 top 10 finished 3 DNF 2 DNS 0 WDC 0 WCC

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Reply #15
My race:

Q: 4th (1:58,3xx)

Well, at first I qualified in 3rd between flyingfrome and fragglepaul but we had to restart the sprint race because there were people who couldn't get off the starting grid. Then we did the qualy laps again, I managed to do a better lap but fraggle (I think) was a bit quicker this time so I got 4th place.

SR: 10 th

We started the Sprint Race, with rolling start this time to avoid any bugs and it worked great this time. I tried to keep up with the front pack, it looked like I was close to their pace, but there was ashbest behind me who was pushing hard and had the slipstream, so I was always on a defending position. We had a little fight there nice and fair and we were changing positions all the time. At some point I built a small gap and tried to catch the guys in front, but I lost it at the final corner had a big oversteer, tried to save it but ash was already ahead. Then again I caught him, overtook him and pushed hard to build a gap. And then........ I ran out of fuel!  :emb:  :roll: I did a practice race by my own earlier that day with a different car (911) and the fuel was ok for the whole race (set at 1). I noticed at some point that the fuel was low, so I change the setting from 1 to 4, but I managed it only for the 20 min. mark. I didn't except another lap at the end, so my final lap was done at 80 km/h and went from 4th to 12th if I remember well.

FR: 5th

I started 6th behind nitrogash, tried to push but also keep it cool to avoid contacts, I passed him at the second sector and went up to 3rd (KABLO and Rakarov lost control and went off early). Then I had mrgrumpy ahead of me, I was pushing hard to keep it close and make a move when it was possible and I was on his tail for a whole lap. So I found an opportunity at the left hairpin, he went too deep into that corner and had a slow exit, leaving more that enough space for a car to pass, but it looked like he lost the back and went on to the inside where I was already trying to overtake. We contacted twice and I went on the grass, lost some time and went from 3rd down to 7th between ashbest and frome. I made a nice move on ash and passed him after half a lap, mrstim was next which I caught at the end of that lap. I was not completely alongside him at the end of the main straight and also on the outside so gave him enough space on the inside to keep the position, but I tried the move on the inside in the next corner choosing a different line. Being side by side is not ideal in this game cause you have minimum view on your sides so he didn't realise I was there and pushed me slightly to the side which made me go deep into the gravel and lost again many places going from P4 to P11. From that point it felt like it was all over actually, I only tried to get the car home. However some people went off and after 4 laps I was P5 again. I did a few laps on fuel mix 3 to save fuel for the end and also I was quite consistent, so I managed to get behind mrstim for the final lap. I was closing in at the corners but was pulling off at the straights so at the back straight I changed the fuel to 1 to keep up with him for the final chicane. He kinda lost it there going too deep in the first right corner and had a bad exit, I tried to 'jump' next to him which I did, we were side by side for the final few meters but he managed to hold the position after a very close finish, maybe less than a tenth.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6zzRX7O7fU&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
(After the SR I was very frustrated with the fuel thing, that I forgot to save the replay...)


Congratulations to Jamie for pole position and the double win, very impressive performance! Well done top 3!  <ns>

I can't say I'm pleased with how things went, my driving was ok, didn't do many mistakes but was unlucky with some of my overtaking attempts. Good racing overall, looking forward to the next one. I'll try and score more points for my team, till then see you around guys!

Manos.
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