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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #153 – A team come true - Total tribute to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG P

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #153 – A tribute to the brilliant Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas - his sixth Formula 1 Championship title and Mercedes-AMG – the F1 constructor’s champion since 2014!!

    This is also the 50th WHC I have submitted.
    What can we do as a suitable celebration for both events? Obviously run a hotlap and a race. The single make Mercedes SLS AMGs race is for Lewis, the hotlap in the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 is my 50th WHC.
    Challenge One
    Car: Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    Track: Brands Hatch GP
    No excuses for running the full circuit at Brands Hatch again. We are so lucky to have this absolute peach of a track in glorious, laser scanned detail.
    As for the car…? A Porsche 930 911 has been my fantasy car since I was ten years old. I’ve got a little story for you.
    At that age I was at a boarding school on the south coast. On Sundays parents could visit and take children out for a few hours. My good friend at the time, AB, asked me if I would like to join him for lunch one Sunday. Any excuse to escape was gratefully seized, even with someone else’s parents.
    Collection was from midday and we were waiting in the hall overlooking the front forecourt. As I watched, a black Porsche 911 SC Targa rolled over the ramp and into the drive. “Wow,” I thought, “whose is that?”
    The driver’s door swung open, a long female leg extended and my jaw dropped to the floor. Aged only ten, I immediately registered; “an eleven!”
    “There’s Mum!” said AB.
    “Whaaat?” My ears popped, I couldn’t breathe. “That’s your Mum?” I squeaked!
    Mrs B was very, very fit indeed.
    She had black shades on, long, raven-black hair to the middle of her back, a leather biker jacket, tight over a thrusting pair of stunning sculptures and faded black jeans, so so tight over such shapely legs. She was waving us over.
    “My God,” I thought, “a unicorn!”
    I sprinted.
    This is one of those far away memories now, but the overload across all senses remains brilliant and vivid. I remember stooping and squeezing past the folded forward front seat into the back, it’s a sort of shelf really. It was cramped and very hard, it smelt of Porsche and leather and you are isolated from the front by the high backed seats. Mrs B, with the confidence of Derek Bell, blipped the throttle, looked at me over her shoulder and said “Ready?”
    Just as I was leaning forward to say “Okaay!” there was a flare of revs and bang, I was flung back, almost prone. I could hear stones flicking up inside the wheel arches to my left and right, the noise of the engine was brutal and loud and we were shifting down the school drive!
    As we got out of the grounds and onto the little twisty roads between the high hedgerows, Mrs B got serious and gave it the beans. I felt like the pea in an angry ref’s whistle!
    Oh! My! Good! Lord!! Have you ever felt utter, indescribable exhilaration?
    My father was an amateur racing driver, I had been driven fast in a car, but Mrs B was on another level. She was chatting away as we travelled faster than a ground attack fighter jet. I remember a sparrow, caught by surprise at our pace, sucked up over the bonnet, roof and shot out in the slipstream over the tail - all in a fraction of a millisecond. I had never ever, ever been anything like that fast. My legs and arms were stretched out in a brace across the back to avoid being flung around. I could hardly take it in. Scenery came at the upright windscreen like I could not believe. Side window view was too much, a hypnotic blur. I remember the noise of the engine rising and falling. The warm smell of the summer countryside, hot engine and exhaust. Mrs B’s hair flicking wildly in the draught from the targa… That day I experienced something I shall never forget. I had a selection of entirely new feelings, centred on the shape of the opposite gender and Porsche 911s. Rock on!

    The car feels fantastic at Brands. The noise of this 911 is just right and reminds me vividly of how things sounded on that exciting Sunday morning.
    By coincidence the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 was Graveltrap’s choice around Silverstone ‘67 for WHC49. Porsche built the RSR 3.0 through 1974 and into 1975, Paul Newman bought one and it would go on to become the most successful Group 4 racing car of its time.
    I hadn’t intended to use Brands Hatch, nor this 911. But, late on Friday, I gave this combi a run and wow! Absorbing! Addictive! But - apart from your tyre pressures - I think, fiddle with the set-up at your peril! Stock - the car is balanced and benign, but, for example, it can turn into an oversteering beast with just a quick tweak to ride height. Mind you, we know someone who will like that!

    I think this might be my optimum combi – best old school car (one of) and best track (possibly.):DListen and feel for yourself, I hope you enjoy and… am I not right?

    The fastest time on RSR is a 1:36.116. Andy-R is next with a 1:36.418. No pressure then.

    Recommended inflation for the Vintage GT70 tyres is 34psi across the front and 35psi at the rear

    Challenge 2
    Quick Race: 4 Laps - Same Make
    Car: Mercedes Benz SLS AMG
    Track: Silverstone 1967
    It’s a Quick Race! Single-Make, start from last, 5 opponents - fastest time for four laps around Silverstone ’67 in the Mercedes SLS AMG.
    Lewis Hamilton is un-arguably outstanding. An almost unprecedented driving talent, a superb athlete, a lovely bloke, a sportsman and gentleman.
    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, led by Toto Wolff, is described as “a team come true!”
    They have both propelled the Mercedes-AMG brand to extraordinary success over the last decade. We’re using the SLS because I watched Lewis Hamilton throwing one around Silverstone and he seemed to enjoy it.
    The car is very quick, but can feel like a big, heavy boat as you will find out on track. It feels very difficult to slow down, it turns in well and then you have to be very careful about applying the power. Out of the corner wait until the car has settled before nailing it, otherwise you’ll be fighting it all the way down the straight. And of course, this is a race, as Lewis would want! You are up against five other SLSs, so a six car race. Like six world titles.
    “Our” (Lewis’s and my!) home circuit of Silverstone ‘67 is, in my opinion, a very fast, intriguingly difficult track. There are few trackside markers, the corners are extremely technical, they look deceptively similar but each require slightly different braking, turn in and exit throttle. The road is wide, so you have to be more accurate with braking and turn in to get a good time. It looks a wide and forgiving track, but in fact almost any error is terminal due the speed you were surprised to be doing! For the purpose of this Challenge, it is your time for four laps that counts. Four perfect laps, like Lewis Hamilton would do, please.

    It is up to you which AI level you choose to compete at. The Alien level drivers are doing 1:36 and 1:37s.
    Of the three RSR entries for this combi, the best is a 1:37.522. I managed a 1:37.2 in testing (Fuel 10L, otherwise stock.)

    How to set up the session and get your total race time are described in detail below, here’s a quick screen grab. NB; Opponent Level and Opponent Aggression are up to you. Ambient temp at 26DegC.
    Two types of tyre for the Mercedes: Streets and Semislicks.
    Recommended pressures are: Street - 38psi front and 37psi rear. Semislicks - 34psi all round

    *******Personal note of thanks********
    It seems like way more than a year since I took a huge plunge and volunteered to cover Hugo Catarino for a couple of WHCs! Although I had been participating for some time, I felt like more of an occasional than one of the regulars. So on 11th November 2018, with my heart in my mouth, for the first time ever on a forum on the internet, I created a thread! I’m hugely grateful for all of the positive support then and since. Thank-you all very much indeed, it’s been a great ride and with help, it will totally continue! Be faster!

    How to take part - Hot lap
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 and the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
    Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free
    To qualify you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    How to take part - Quick Race
    To enter, select Quick Race, choose the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG and the Silverstone ‘67 circuit.
    Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Quick Race
    Opponent Level and Opponent Aggression: Free
    Opponents: Single Make
    Start Position: Last
    Duration: 4 Laps
    Time of day / Weather / Track Surface: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Penalties: On
    Car Setup: - Damage/ Fuel use / Tyre Wear / All else: Free

    To get your total elapsed race time:
    IMMEDIATELY you see the chequered flag, manually pit and select Session. Your best lap time is displayed. Wait for all the cars to finish, it will then change to the total time for your race. Screen grab and post. If you don’t finish in 1st place, your time will be displayed as a +x.xx, and you will have to do some maths.

    Deadline: Sunday 17th November 2019 - by 18:00 GMT.
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    You can run as many laps as you like and update your times as often as you like. It is all about taking part, pushing yourself and enjoying Assetto Corsa. All Platforms are welcome.
    To submit a time, pause the game and select 'session' from the menu and screenshot this page or take a photo of your screen and post it in this thread - Note all the information from the screen is required including temperature, mode heading and of course the car being used!
    Please use the following format to post your times:
    Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    Your time - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts and comment
    Please post video clips and share information in here as well, but without the correct format or session screen your time will not be included (placing the session screen in a video clip is acceptable).

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History
    1. Mugello - Praga R1 Posted by John Gordon 3rd Oct, 2016
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12 Posted by GravelTrap 19th Oct 2016
    4. Magione - Lotus 2 Eleven
    5. Silverstone International - Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    6. Zandvoort - Pagani Huayra
    7. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
    8. Spa - BMW M3 GT2
    9. Vallelunga Club - KTM X-Bow R
    10. Barcelona - Moto - Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    11. Silverstone 1967 - Lotus 72D
    12. Nordschleife - Porsche 911 Carrera S
    13. Black Cat County - Ferrari LaFerrari
    14. Monza Junior 1966 - Alfa Romeo GTA
    15. Redbull Ring GP - Lamborghini Gallardo Sl
    16. Zandvoort - Ford Escort RS1600
    17. Imola - Mazda Rx-7 Spirit R
    18. Brands Hatch GP - Lotus Exige V6 Cup
    19. Monza - Ferrari FXX K
    20. Barcelona - Moto - Ferrari 488 GT3
    21. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
    22. Silverstone GP - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017
    23. Nurburgring Sprint GT - Toyota AE86 Tuned
    24. Magione - Maserati Levante S
    25. Spa - Lotus 98T
    26. Vallelunga - Classic - Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick"
    27. Nordschleife Endurance Cup - M235i Racing
    28. Silverstone 1967 - Maserati 250F T2 12C
    29. Red Bull Ring National - BMW 1M Posted by HavanaB0B, 1st May 2017
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack Posted by by Graveltrap 21st May 2017
    33. Black Cat County Long - Lamborghini Countach
    34. Imola - Mercedes Benz 190E Evo II
    35. Monza - Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    36. Nurburgring Sprint GT - BMW M3 E30
    37. Magione - Mercedes SLS AMG
    38. Spa - Porsche 917/30 Spyder
    39. Silverstone GP - Nissan GT-R Nismo Posted by Hugo Catarino,9th July 2017
    40. RedBull Ring GP - Alfa Romeo 4c
    41. Brands Hatch GP - Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    42. Highlands Long - Ford GT40
    43. Vallelunga - Lotus GTE Carbon
    44. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 Turbo S Posted by Graveltrap 13th Aug 2017
    45. Nordschleife - Ferrari 312T
    46. Mugello - BMW M3 E92
    47. Black Cat County - Short - Ford Mustang 2015
    48. Imola - Maserati MC12 GT1
    49. Silverstone 1967 - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    50. Barcelona Moto - McLaren 570S
    51. Magione - Mazda Miata NA
    52. Spa - Ferrari F40
    53. Vallelunga - Corvette C7 Stingray Posted by Moodyryder 23rd Oct 2017
    54. Brands Hatch GP - Tatuus FA01
    55. Highlands - Lotus 3 eleven
    56. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Toyota Celica ST185 4WD Turbo
    57. Monza 1966 Full Course - Ferrari 312/67
    58. Nordschleife - Porsche 962 C Short Tail
    59. Zandvoort- Nissan 370Z Nismo
    60. Silverstone GP - McLaren F1
    61. Vallelunga Classic - Ferrari 250GTO
    62. Imola - Lotus 98T
    63. Highlands Drift - P4/5 Competizione
    64. Mugello - Lamborghini Aventador SV
    65. Spa - Porsche 911R
    66. Black Cat County - Lotus 2-Eleven GT4
    67. Barcelona GP - Ferrari SF70H
    68. Nordschleife Endurance & Highlands - Porsche 917k
    69. Zandvoort - Lotus Exige Scura Posted by Hugo Catarino 25th Feb 2o18
    70. RedBull Ring National - Maserati Alfieri
    71. Laguna Seca - Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
    72. Brands Hatch - McLaren P1
    73. Imola - Porsche 911 RSR
    74. Nurburgring GP - Ferrari F2004
    75. Barcelona Moto - Lamborghini Huracan Performante
    76. Silverstone 1967 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    77. Magione - BMW 1M Stage 3
    78. Highlands Long - Mazda 787b
    79. Black Cat County - Toyota GT86
    80. Spa - Toyota TS040 Hybrid
    81. Vallelunga Classic - Nissan Skyline R34 V-Spec
    82. Mugello - Ferrari 458 GT2
    83. Silverstone International - RUF R12 R AWD
    84. Highlands Long - Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014
    85. Monza - Pagani Zonda R
    86. Nordschleife - Lotus 3-eleven
    87. Zandvoort - Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
    88. Redbull Ring GP - Mercedes Sauber C9
    89. Brands Hatch - Lotus 25
    90. Highlands Short - Abarth 595 SS
    91. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Audi TT Cup
    92. Monza 1966 - Road Course - Porsche 908 LH
    93. Vallelunga - BMW M3 E30 Gr.A 92
    94. Laguna Seca - Alfa Romeo Mito QV
    95. Nordschleife - RUF Yellowbird & Ferrari F40
    96. Barcelona GP - BMW Z4 GT3
    97. Highlands Drift - Ferrari 458 Italia
    98. Spa - Lotus Type 49
    99. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 GT1-98
    100. Silverstone - Nissan GT-R GT3;
    100. Brands Hatch - Lotus Exige V6; Vallelunga - free car
    101. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    102. Silverstone National - Mazda MX5 Cup or Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    103. Highlands Short – Ford Escort RS1600 Posted by Totall Wrytoff 11th Nov 2018
    104. Black Cat Short – Porsche 917/30
    105. Monza 66 Junior Course – Ferrari F40 S3
    106. Magione – Toyota Supra MkIV
    107. Brands Hatch Indy 5 lap - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    107. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    108. Nordschleife - Abarth 595SS
    108 Laguna Seca 5 lap - McLaren F1 GTR
    109. Brands Hatch - Ferrari FXX K
    110. Highlands – Lamborghini Muira P400 SV
    111. Imola - Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003C
    112. Vallelunga Club – Lotus Exos T125
    113. Highlands Drift - Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    114. Barcelona Moto - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder
    115. Silverstone GP – Ferrari F138
    116. Laguna Seca – Lotus 72D
    117. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari SF15-T
    118. Spa Francochamps – Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    119. Zandvoort – Toyota AE86
    120. Silverstone National – BMW M3 E92 Step 1
    121. Silverstone 1967 – Ford GT40
    122. Nurburgring GP - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016
    123. Highlands Drift Circuit – Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
    124. Nordschleife Endurance – Porsche 962C Long Tail
    125. Red Bull Ring National - Audi R8 V10 Plus
    126. Imola – Ferrari 330 P4
    127. Monza 1966 Road Course - Pagani Huayra BC
    128. Mugello – Ferrari GTO
    129. Vallelunga – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    130. Black Cat County – Shelby Cobra 427S/C
    131. Laguna Seca – Lotus Evora GTC
    132. Brands Hatch GP – McLaren MP4 12C
    133. Highlands Long – Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    134. Monza GP – Lamborghinis Gallardo SL S3/ Countach S1
    135. Magione – Mazda MX-5 ND
    136. Nordschleife Endurance Cup – Ferrari F2004
    137. Barcelona Moto – Lotus Exige S Roadster
    138. Monza 1966 Full Course – Porsche 918 Spyder
    139. Spa Francochamps – Ferrari 812 Superfast
    140. Zandvoort – Mercedes Benz AMG GT3
    141. Silverstone GP – Porsche Cayman GT4
    142. Vallelunga Classic – Tatuus FA10
    143. Brands Hatch GP - Audi Quattro Sport Step 1
    144. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari 488 GTB
    145. Nurburgring GP (GT ) – BMW M3 E30 Group A
    146. Imola – Ferrari 458 Italia Step 3
    147. Laguna Seca – KTM X-Bow R
    148. Mugello – Ford GT40
    149. Vallelunga Club – Maserati Levante S
    150. Nordschleife - Lotus 98T
    150. Nordschleife - Nissan Nismo GT-R
    150. Highlands - Mercedes-Benz C9 1989 LM
    150. Brands Hatch Indy - McLaren P1 GTR
    151. Barcelona Moto – Lamborghini Huracan ST
    152. Spa Francochamps – Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    153. Brands Hatch GP – Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    153. Silverstone ’67 – Mercedes SLS AMG (Race event)
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019

  2. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    Nice one! I'm looking forward to trying the 911 :D

    Was your friend's mum a professional racing driver or what?
    And you definitely chose the right age to be sitting in the back seat of a 911 btw! Probably the smallest back seat I've ever sat in... ;);)
  3. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Hot lap


    Lord knows I am no fan of vintage models and when bh came up as a circuit I was worried.
    However 8 laps later you have again blown my preconceptions away and introduced me to more wonders of this game.
    Fast I may not be but turning this into the corners and feeling the back kick out with lift off oversteer then sliding it sideways round the bends . Ohhh weee I am a driving GOD. Or minor deity at least..

    Love the combo and congrats on 50 milestone.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Haha! The Merc will pop that balloon!
    It is the opposite of the Porsche, it has turned me into a driving plonker.
    If it don't understeer, it oversteer!
    40 mins in, I'm on my 7th race restart, yet to complete 3 laps successfully!:D
  5. Race
    Totall Wrytoff
    pic not uploading - "site can't be reached."
    Disappointing, but chuffed with that result
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
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  6. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy
    1.42.703 PS4[​IMG]

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  7. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I can only post text, obviously not the same for all....
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  9. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy

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  10. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy

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  11. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    Great intro! I will think of Mrs B every time I see a Targa from now on lol
    I had a similar experience in an old 911 which belonged to my mates aunt (unlike your story the experience was on a purely mechanical level as it was driven at the time by my mates Dad!) Haring along the bendy coast road of north Cornwall in the back, hearing that engine right behind and seeing the dry stone walls flying by inches away, yep I was already hooked!

    Two cars I really like this week, RSR is one of the best cars in AC and the SLS is just so ridiculous that it is right up my street.
  12. LeiF

    LeiF Alien


  13. Race
    Totall Wrytoff
  14. Hotlap
    Totall Wrytoff
  15. LeiF

    LeiF Alien


    First 3 laps, not driven this car for a long time and it is just exquisite, what a machine :)


    Attached Files:

  16. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    Congratulations on a great run so far @Totall Wrytoff! 50th WHL challenges in a row is even more dificult to have 6 F1 titles! Outstanding work indeed,im sure the entire forum is very grateful to you.Enjoy your "anniversary",you certanly deserve it :)
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  17. That's a jolly lovely comment! :D
    It's been a pleasure and feels like a privilege. Thank-you very much indeed Hugo! :)
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  18. LeiF

    LeiF Alien


    Did this one earlier, only a slight improvement but better post it before I forget.

  19. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    Lots of fun! My initial setup tweaks seemed to help and then I took a totally wrong direction. I'll probably have to bin it and go back to the start to work out what I did wrong.

    The forum is not letting me post pics right now - it tries to and then gives up :-/
    Happens with both copy+paste of a bitmap and "upload a file".
    @AC Support @pankykapus - sorry chaps, but I have no idea who looks after the website, so am tagging a couple of you. This image upload problem has been around now for several days if not longer, and has bitten some of the people who post in these WHC threads. Any idea what's up? Thanks ;)
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  20. Same with me. "this site can't be reached."

    This problem happens from around 7pm GMT every Sat and Sun

    Totall Wrytoff

    LOLS, but true!
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