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Best track setting for practice & fooling around?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Slamdrunken, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Slamdrunken

    Slamdrunken Racer

    I'm currently using green track as default & between 19 & 22 degrees celsius
    i feel like the lesser the grip, the car feels more alive but sometimes it make some cars very understeery or oversteery, for example running the 4c on optimum grip it just understeer, but on a slow track it feels almost 911 like, carrying its *** along.

    Similar thing with the GT40, i made a setup for mugello / fast track setting & it feels almost perfect, you can steer with your right foot, but if i lower the grip to dusty or slow it will oversteer into every corner & the balance my setup has is now gone. some insights?
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  3. kofotsjanne

    kofotsjanne Alien

    I have not thought about this myself but its interesting!
  4. kevje

    kevje Racer

    Insights? Maybe. But this is precisely why setting up a car correctly is important. It wont always work for every condition. Say you start a long 40 lap race and the track is very slippery that only halfway in improves. If say you start on the Hard compound the chances of getting understeer with the average setup will be quite high. Later on in the race where the grip of the track rises and you might switch over to the Medium compound, suddenly you gain a lot of grip at the front, and in return the rear might become more lively.
    What you could do (and this is just my take on it, pinch of salt etc..) is make a balanced setup, and when the track is slippery at the start of the race you begin with Soft/Medium compound. As the race progresses the track grip will go up and up, and switching to the Hard compound will give you a similar grippy feel as when you started the race. So slippery track + grippy tyre compound, going over in grippy track and a slower tyre compound.

    I feel its best to make a setup that works decent in both conditions when you use this method in a race. Going overboard countering understeer for the early part in the race might give you a very loose rear end towards the second half of the race.

    If anyone has something to add to this or tell me im completely wrong on this way of thinking, lemme know! :D

    edit; It didnt exactly answer what you asked for though haha. But maybe it helps figuring out what you want ^^
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  5. Robin_NL

    Robin_NL Alien

    This is like real life behaviour.
    Summertime dry 'hot' asphalt: You can go faster than when it's autumn, cold asphalt/wet surface offcourse.

    So a car which seems planted in summertime, loses the rear a few months later (or plows understeered into an armco) when stepping on the gas at the same time in that bend. What else is there to say. Physics:)

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015
  6. Robin_NL

    Robin_NL Alien

    Anyway my tracksetting Always is 14 degrees Celsius and Green track. Realism...:)

  7. V8_KB

    V8_KB Alien

    Perfect gym, I'd like to be a member. ;)

    GT40 in AC isn't a wild beast like you might have been imagine it, but once I took it on the 'Ring, set grip to slow, heavy fog and 14C it's pretty different to what it is with pefect grip on sunny day.

    Depends. On Catal Barcelona or on the tracks based in Italy I suppose 26C and way more is also realistic during summer.

    I'm using pretty much everything, from cold temps like mentioned above (14C) to 26C, although grip isn't perfect too often, usually I use green.
  8. I have been told that the Alfa 1600 GTA tyre physics are "borked", but I still don't know if this also extends to the Ford GT40. After all, it uses vintage tyres aswell.
  9. LeSunTzu

    LeSunTzu Alien

    We could confirm Dutch realism if there was rain too :p
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  10. kevje

    kevje Racer

    The best for Zandvoort during the summer would be 18-22 degrees ambient temperature, with a mostly clear to slightly cloudy weather setting. Driving there outside of the peak summer time weather its more like 0-15c and light clouds to more cloudy :D
  11. Slamdrunken

    Slamdrunken Racer

    I know that weigth distribution & weight transfer has a bigger impact on lower grip tracks, a rear engine car will understeer more the lower the grip BUT its traccion should keep up.

    However should the different track settings have such an impact on cars balance? as i said before the 4C feels on rails with optimum grip yet if you turn the grip down to Slow or Dusty, it feels like a 911, waving its tail everywhere to the point that you do whatever you can do erradicate that oversteer on your setup
  12. Kristaps

    Kristaps Alien

    GT40 also handles to good:rolleyes:
  13. Robin_NL

    Robin_NL Alien

    Like in easy/ on rails/ neutral/catchable slides?


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