Webber elated by the big news!

Flag-to-Flag is celebrating its 5th birthday!
We sent one of our correspondents to see former F1 driver Mark Webber and ask him what he thought about our big news. Webber burst out in an explosive expression of joy.  “That is amazing news, I am so proud of those guys” he replied while adding another jump. Unrestrained he added “Yeah mate, you guys have worked so hard to provide a fair and fun environment for online racers. Respect mate.” A bit flabbergasted we left the interview thanking Webber profusely for his high praises of our community.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, FtF is proud to present the Anniversary League. This League will span 4 Saturday evenings from the 8th till the 29th of July. Only 3 Event results will be counted for your total score. The planning is not fixed yet, but we have the Events pinned down. This is what to expect (in no particular order):

  • Minigames Event: We got some old and some new, so we are very excited how it turns out. If we consider the results of the previous minigames, we should have a great evening.
  • Endurance Event: This will be one of the longest races we have ever organized. The 2 hours of the Nordschleife (DLC#1). Race will be driven with GT3 cars and increased damage modifiers. This can turn out to be brutal for some. Assists will be allowed to help you out a bit.
  • Feature Event: 1-lap quali, 5 lap race and 20 min race in reverse result order on two different tracks. One sure combination is the Ferrari concept car on the Monza66 full course track. Weird combo? We are about to find out.
  • Classic Sprint Event: Four different cars and tracks from your grandpa’s time spread over 8 races.

No need to sign up, just make sure to fill in the attendancy list for each Event post to guarantee your spot on the grid. If you are very keen to participate in a certain event but can’t make it on all of them then post a comment on this post with your availability and favourite Event. We will try our very best to accommodate you. Cyall on track.

Flag-to-Flag

AC SF17T F1 Hybrid League – German GP

We start another season and this time back to our roots – an F1 hybrid car with our own modded physics and like that one, the best-in-town (albeit not the prettiest “yet”)! The Nurburgring never promises much, yet always seems to deliver the most spectacular of races. Bring it on!

Nurburgring – 30 Laps

Replay: SF17-T Nurburgring Replay (10 downloads)

# Driver TeamGridBest Time Pts
1 Jan Frajbis VGP Racing01:28.162 45:50.136 25
2 Storm_Cloud First Lap Crashers Club11:29.640 +41.353 18
3 xNinja Mclaren11:29.815 +58.715 15
4 coret3x Sauber31:30.285 +58.885 12
5 Marcelinho 71:29.022 +1:27.727 10
6 BobbyDeacs Anglo-Belgian Consortium11:30.845 +1:42.816 8
7 Robin Lukáš 11:30.418 +1 Lap 6
8 erodo First Lap Crashers Club41:31.638 DNF (+8L) 0
9 Amereto 01:30.620 DNF (+11L) 0
10 PedroRC Anglo-Belgian Consortium41:31.145 DNF (+15L) 0
11 John Stingu Sauber11:34.297 DNF (+21L) 0
12 Ton van Egmond Roro Tosso1 DNF (+30L) 0

Race Video:

Race format:-

  • Join “Discord” https://discordapp.com/invite/FGvrE8d and practice on server any time before start.
  • 3x practice starts at 20:30 CET (19:30 UK)
  • 15 min qualifying immediately afterwards
  • 30-lap race, starting on Ultrasofts and with enough fuel to get to the end of the race.

Tyres available: Ultrasofts, Supers & Softs.

Air temperature: 22 degs (+/-3 degs). Track temperature: Air +7 degs (+/-3 degs)

Downloads for this event:-

  1. Apps: ACRL DRS App (v1.01, 129 downloads)  AC FtF Rules App (v4.2, 298 downloads)
  2. Car: SF17T Physics (v1.0.1, 90 downloads) “data.acd”  AC SF15-T Skins (v2.1, 177 downloads)

NOTE:- Car updated to V 1.01 on  27 June at 12:25 (CET) to improve fuel consumption by 10%.

SF17-T Test Race at Montreal

Race Video:

We are running exclusively with the SF17-T now and have toned the handling down slightly towards the more favourable aspects of the RSS Hybrid – specifically, mechanical grip has been reduced, turn-in curtailed slightly and MTU-K recovery rates are now around 80% of their previous value. The latter of these changes is due to being able to run with MTU-K recovery mode set to max now with little impact on handling. The car is still very fast and stable, just a little bit looser than it was! Special thanks to Erodo & Cameron for their input on this, it really feels the best of both Worlds now!

Race format will be:-

  • Join server on Discord and practice any time before start.
  • 3x Practice starts at 20:30 CET (19:30 UK)
  • 15 min qualifying immediately afterwards
  • 35-lap race, starting on Ultrasofts and with enough fuel to get to the end of the race.

Tyres available: Ultras, supers and softs.

Air temperature: 24 degs (+/-3 degs). Track temperature: Air +7 degs (+/-3 degs)

The 2 DRS zones have now been defined on the server.

  1. Detection: Just after the hairpin going into the big straight. Start: the DRS marker on the “LEFT” where there is a line across the track  “NOT” the other DRS marker on the right which the modder forgot to remove! End: End of first straight
  2. Detection: First apex of the chicane at end of straight, Start: DRS marker, End: End of second straight.

Downloads for this event:-

  1. ACRL DRS App (v1.01, 129 downloads)
  2. AC FtF Rules App (v4.2, 298 downloads) ** Updated to remove the DRS banned warnings **
  3. AC Montreal Track (v1.01, 147 downloads)
  4. New data.acd to replace the file in /cars/ks_ferrari_sf15t (rename Kunos file to data.acd.kunos first)          ** data.acd updated on server 9/6/17 at 23:52 ECT – temps were wrong, sorry, Bobby **

We are still hopeful with some modelling changes, we just have one small glitch to resolve with the LCD screen on the steering wheel.

See you on track and if enough people are interested in doing something tomorrow night here, let Yuck know (or reply here) and we can get a few on track for a preview event.

Bobby

RSS Hybrid / SF17-T Test Event at Melbourne

Finally, we get around to testing these cars wheel-to-wheel to decide which car to use in our up-and-coming Formula 1 League. The first race will be with the SF17-T (you need the Red Pack DLC as this car is based on the SF15-T, but a lot faster!), the second race will be with the RSS Hybrid available from RSS for 4 Euros. Race format will be:-

  • Practice SF17-T & RSS Hybrid – get there as early as possible
  • 15 min qualifying with SF17-T starting at 20:30 CET (19:30 UK)
  • 12-lap race, starting on full fuel and Ultrasofts. Wear etc all at 200%, so it’s really to simulate the 1st stint plus a few laps. Please start 2nd stint on a different compound.
  • Repeat quali/race with RSS Hybrid circa 21:15 CET (20:15 UK)

Tyres available – ultras, supers and softs.

The 2 DRS zones have now been defined on the server.

  1. Detection: Line just before c14, Start: DRS marker, End: End of first straight
  2. Detection: Apex of corner 1, Start: Line just after exit kerb starts, End: End of second straight.

Downloads for this event:-

  1. ACRL DRS App (v1.01, 129 downloads)
  2. AC FtF Rules App (v4.2, 298 downloads)
  3. AC Melbourne Track (v1.02, 375 downloads)
  4. AC Melbourne DRS Zones (38 downloads) – Optional (place in track’s data folder)
  5. data.acd to replace the file in /cars/ks_ferrari_sf15t (rename existing file to data.acd.kunos first)

Hope to see a good turnout for this important event. Will update you ASAP on progress with modelling, we are currently having issues with tyre re-sizing and DRS animation. If anyone is an expert or knows of an expert, please get (them) in touch with Cameron!

See you on track, Captain Slow :)

Monaco Feature Event

Yo all,

With the upcoming Grand Prix of Monaco, we are organizing a Feature Event. We never use this track in our league races for good reason, but a shame nonetheless.

Our Feature event consists of (2x):

  • 1 qualification lap
  • 5 lap sprint race
  • 20 min feature race (reverse grid from sprint result)

For the 1st feature we are going to use the Kunos (non-DLC) GT3 cars and for the 2nd the RSR F3 car.

AC_Monaco_OSRW (26 downloads) RSR_F3 (v3.1, 248 downloads)

Hope to see you guys on track.

Yuck!