I follow from a distant. The playoffs ruined it for me. Their is way to much emphasis on winning. Back in the Winston Cup days(ah the good old days) consistency over 36 races won the trophy not 1 win and lucking your way into the last 4 in the last race.
I never really followed Indy car, but they might just out last NASCAR and F1.
I had a big interest in Indy Cars quite a few years back. Wasn’t initially interested, but when our Nige went over there I started watching and got more and more into it.
Think it was about during the Dario Franchitti era that I stopped. Did try it again this year as I now have live coverage on TV, but it didn’t relight the fire - nor has F1. NASCAR is just not my thing, but there was a US series I once followed religously and I just can’t remember what it was. there were a couple of names that you guys would probably recognise if i could just remember - ah, Earnhardt - Dale Earnhardt is it? He drove int it.
I love F1 racers but I suck at driving them so I just look at people’s pictures and videos. Interestingly, I have several of the F1 series that I got in bundles. Any tips or can you point me in the direction of some good F1 driving tutorials?
I really enjoyed Champ Car, which pioneered some of the processes to make the series more competitive that are used in F1 today. A push to pass button and moving some of the downforce elements to the bottom of the car, to limit aerodynamic loss while in the slipstream of another car in braking zones to name two. The series seemed as much or more road course focused as ovals and the racing was outstanding. They also seemed to have more in car camera than IRL. Anyway, the excellent IndyCar series that we have now reminds me a lot of Champ Car, so I guess its failure that lead to unification helped in the long run.
That’s the one! I remember now. Big beefy saloons is what I remember, with very wide tyres and immensely powerful. I actually have two VHS tapes which have several clips - both from a series dedicated to crashes that I used to watch around 1990 on Eurosport. I’ll have to watch them and see if any more details are given.
I really like both. If GT racing is mostly what you are interested in, then it’s ACC, as it’s generally accepted as the best GT experience out there. Especially if you follow the GT World Challenge series. Everything is first class about it, the UI, tracks, cars, FFB, and physics modeling are all superb.
There is so much in AMS2, that it’s difficult to define. But, if you prefer vintage racing, like 70s, 80s, and 90s F1 or IndyCar, then go with AMS2. There are also V8 supercars, Minis, prototypes, and about every other racing type, usually of very high quality. There are a bunch of vintage track layouts, including Nurburgring '71. I keep a round wheel and sequential shifter for the vintage open wheel stuff. Huge fun. F1 pre paddle shifters and TC.
Wow, that’s some intense action indeed! Laguna Seca is a great track, agreed.
Unfortunately not much racing for me lately. The last attempts at LFM Nordschleife were outright disastrous in the Cup Porsche, and the Cup I participated in GSR has stopped. We have a summer cup at GermanSimRacing now running with Indycars, but yesterdays race didn’t happen as only four racers showed up fro Road America.
Not sure when I record the next race - usually my videos are just the slightly cut races. For external views I need to use the playback records and usually transfer them to my main desktop and record from there. Not impossible, but often I don’t want to invest that much time …