Sim Tech

How Important Is Telemetry?

  Not so long ago, OnWheelsTV announced a partnership with Marcos Riffel’s, Riffel Driving Academy. At the time, we mentioned we would start pubshing some technical content prepared by people from the RDA, sometimes from Riffel itself. It starts today, and with the signature of Marcos Riffel. Enjoy, guys. Hi sim racer, today’s story is about setup. A lot of sim racers ...

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Chapter One – “Timing is everything” (rFactor 2)

  That’s the key. You may have the experience of a monk and the speed of the Road Runner, but in a very tight 16-round championship, where one mistake throws you from first to last position in a single lap and where in the time sheets has a difference of 1 second from pole to 14th, nothing speaks louder and ...

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Chapter Two – “Somethings Are Beyond Your Control” (rFactor 2)

  Maybe this is the most complicated item of them all. I’ve thought a lot about what to write, to not be complacent with some stuff, but there’s just no way around this, at all. After all, you are racing with (at least) 20 drivers in the same competition, depending on several extra-track factors at the same time, and unfortunately, ...

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Chapter Three – “Deal With Pressure, Or Let It Eat You (rFactor 2)

  I’ve talked several times with drivers, most specifically with my special friend, Armando Goñes, about those tense final moments, before a race starts. The voice from the simulador speaker, on track, that prepares you for the race makes your heartbeat go skyhigh. There’s also the tension caused by that attempt, for a crazy maneuvre, a crucial one, and you ...

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Chapter 4 – “Practice is Practice, Race is Race” (rFactor 2)

  This is a very complicated part and can represent a “cold shower” to a lot of people. Several drivers, some of which I followed throughout the years, always complained that “during the races nothing happened according to their training plan.” Guys, although I know that this may sound arrogant, to me it’s just nonsense to try and predict official ...

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Chapter Five – “This Is Not the Place For Hotlappers” (rFactor 2)

  Do you know that guy that everytime he enters to a server, asks for your setup, does 500 laps always on low fuel, scores the best lap close to the end of practice and goes away happy? Yeah, that’s the one. He fits the description of a “hotlapper”. His only focus is beeing the fastest throughout all the training ...

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Felipe Giro Releases Tips From What He Learned in Formula SimRacing Pro (rFactor 2)

  Felipe Giro is currently one of the most famous Brazilian sim racers, escpecially when it comes to virtual international single seater championships. With several titles “in his pocket” in championships in Brazil, last year he decided to try his chances in Formula-Simracing , on rFactor 2. He started from the entry level, the FSR PRO Championship and finished second overall, ...

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“rFactor 2 Advanced Car Set Up Guide” – Chapter 4a) Developing a Race Strategy (final)

  Possible example scenarios: a) You are fast and capable of a front row start. No parc ferme. Decision-Aero on the higher end of your tested range of choices. You will set the car for fastest lap time and seek to break the DRS tow in the first 2 laps. If unsuccessful you will still have DRS and pit strategy ...

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“rFactor 2 Advanced Car Set Up Guide” – Chapter Three – The Set Up Process (cont.)

    Rule #3 Try to balance with suspension settings before turning to diff lock. Diff – Having gotten as much chassis control and balance as possible out of the suspension and aero we now look at diff. From Nazareth phase it should still be on minimums. If there is instability (over-steer) under brakes add some lock to coast. If there ...

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“rFactor 2 Advanced Car Set Up Guide” – Chapter One – Introduction and Scope

    This guide is unofficial and so is not endorsed or supported by ISI.   Why There have been some very good and some exceptional set up guides written for ISI- Motor (and other) sims in the past including the Racer Alex Advanced F1 set-up guide which was written 13 years ago for the EA F1 2002 Challenge game. ...

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