AC RSS Hybrid 18 League – Bahrain GP

# Driver TeamGridBest Time Pts
1 Storm_Cloud Force India11:30.085 45:11.156 25
2 Kost Church Toro Rosso11:29.983 +0.574 18
3 Seymohre Toro Rosso11:32.280 +34.580 15
4 BobbyDeacs Force India11:31.788 +51.197 12
5 Albano Pensionisti Sauber11:32.771 +1:08.004 10
6 BaconxStrips Mclaren11:31.172 +1 Lap 8
7 Jan Frajbis Ferrari6 DNF (+29L) 0

Replay: RSS18 Bahrain GP Replay (76 downloads)

  • Join “Discord” https://discordapp.com/invite/FGvrE8d and practice on server any time before start.
  • 3x practice starts.
  • 15 min qualifying.
  • 29 lap race starting on Supersofts and with enough fuel to get to the end.

Tyres available: Supers, Softs & Mediums. Temps: Air 28 degs (+/-2) Track +2 degs (+/-2)

Downloads for this event:

  1. Apps: ACRL DRS App (1159 downloads)  AC FtF Rules App (v4.2, 724 downloads) FtF Safety Car App (223 downloads)
  2. Cars: RSS 2018 S1 Hybrid  Physics: RSS Hybrid 2018 S1 Physics (714 downloads)
  3. Track:  AC Bahrain Night Track and Weather (430 downloads) Weather for this race: FtF Dark Desert Weather (180 downloads)
  4. Skins: RSS 2018 Skins (264 downloads)

** Pit Entry Speeding Rules WILL be enforced – please practise getting your speed down to 50mph/80kph before the limiter kicks in **

11 thoughts on “AC RSS Hybrid 18 League – Bahrain GP

  1. I like it with this car how you can get some really naughty slip angle at the rear and get your drift on. Tons of good corners to do it on entry and exit on this track. Likely as not I don’t hold it and crash, but you know glass half full :) . I’m sensing a stirring recovery drive at Bahrain!

  2. I don’t know what temps were with last night’s short practice race (in theory track temp could be anything between 26 and 34 with all the +/-2s), but felt like I had next to no grip at all.

  3. Compared to the Trout server I think there’s a lot less grip – more than is explained by 2% less track grip. Dunno about the track temp, but I wonder if a side effect of the increased wear rate is a bit more tyre temp? Or maybe I should try going forwards instead of sideways.

  4. Trout have air temp lower and track higher than us generally – not sure about night race. There are 3 coefficients you set up against the tyres for a particular car (which I have left alone, I just globally tuned the wear and cooling rate). 1 is transfer rate air to tyre, 2 is track to tyre, 3 is outside to inside, might even be a 4th to hub.

    My point is, it’s different and I’m not clever enough to work out which gives you more grip, however air temp seems to play a bigger part than you would think and higher temps = less grip as a rule.

    Like Jan last week, we all get caught out occasionally and I “think” it’s just those +/-2 variances air & track that do it.

  5. What we do have is multiple plausible strategies, which is great. I’ve got three main plans and I’ve no idea what I’ll do until the race is well underway. So much better than if it was 1 stop every race.

  6. End of the race was really good fun. Quite happy to slot into 2nd and get into the race, then Jan disappeared and I had a good gap. I knew 1 stop was better, but 2 stop would mean I’d be in the thick of some fights.

    Church deserved more because he nailed the one stop and in the last few laps to catch him I was at 100%. Then he looked like he was defending then slowed at the end of the back straight, I didn’t know if it was lag or a mistake so I couldn’t turn in and risk a crash. I quickly figured out what he was doing but he didn’t catch me with the DRS and although I made a few mistakes at the end as I got complacent in the lead it turned out all right.

    • I soon realised what you were doing. I’d never give away the lead like that. In that situation I’d try to stay ahead, but if overtaken at least try to compromise the other car in the corner or on the exit – make the turn tight, whatever. DRS disadvantage was nullified a bit by better corner exit anyway. Good race though – really enjoyed the hunt!

  7. Boring race for me once the weird braking issue kicked in and I panicked thinking it was the supersofts, but great fun before that battling with Seymohre and watching him fighting with Church behind me. Shoulda stuck out a 1-stop, I’d have worked it out eventually. Heyho, a bit more action for the video this week.

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