- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.020,151
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- Dave Kaemmer Comes Clean on Dirt
- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.0
- The iRacing.com Protest System - May, 2012
- Bathurst Coming to iRacing!
- iRacer Profile: Sandeep Banerjee
- SFI Decertifies All Impact Racing Products
- iRacing Announces Added Features, Lower Prices
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- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner
May 15th, 2013
Pirelli’s decision to change its tyres from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards will potentially have a far-reaching effect. Tyres are an integral part of the car’s design, affecting the aerodynamics and the suspension. With changes to the construction moving back towards the 2012 tyre specification, married to the current compounds, teams will be heading back to their computer screens to re-optimise their cars around the modified tyres
May 9th, 2013
Jenson Button has revealed the McLaren MP4-28 will look very different when the upgraded car hits the track during practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. After struggling in the first four races of the year, McLaren will trial the first phase of a major series of upgrades in free practice at Barcelona, with further packages scheduled for introduction in the following races. The 2009 world champion said that the changes will be obvious to the naked eye, although does not expect the new parts to transform the McLaren into a race-winning machine yet
April 10th, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has played down talk that development of new ultra-sophisticated suspension systems could lead to a spending war in Formula 1. Brawn’s squad and Lotus are believed to be the first F1 teams to get fully get to grips with the latest must-have technical development: front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC)
March 18th, 2013
Kimi Raikkonen is back to his very best, reckons Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. The Finn triumphed in the Australian Grand Prix after a controlled performance where a two-stop strategy proved key.
March 14th, 2013
Jenson Button is hopeful that McLaren can put its testing woes behind it and perform better in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. The 2009 world champion admitted that he was not satisfied with progress during pre-season testing in Spain but is confident things will be different in Melbourne. He cited the differences between Barcelona and Albert Park and the progress made late in the Barcelona test as reasons for not being too downbeat about McLaren’s hopes.
February 25th, 2013
Felipe Massa sees the final Barcelona Formula 1 test this week as a crucial moment for Ferrari as it looks set to go right down to the wire with its definitive Melbourne car package.
January 31st, 2013
McLaren may have raised some eyebrows with the step change in its car design for this season, but technical chiefs are adamant it was an essential move if it is to gun for Formula 1 title glory this year. With the rules not changing dramatically for 2013, and teams already devoting much resource to the radical 2014 overhaul, it had been widely expected that the new cars would be mere evolutions of last year’s designs
January 7th, 2013
Formula 1 teams are facing an increasingly tough call on whether or not to pursue passive double DRS in 2013, despite rules tweaks that should theoretically boost its advantage. The FIA has changed the DRS regulations for this year, with drivers now only allowed to activate the device in practice and qualifying at the areas of the track where it will be used in the race.
December 23rd, 2012
Pirelli is confident that Formula 1 teams are now much better prepared for a move to more aggressive tyre compounds in 2013 than they were at the start of this season. The Italian tyre manufacturer is going to switch to new constructions and even softer compounds next year in a bid to improve the spectacle and ensure teams are still challenged
November 13th, 2012
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn believes his squad’s pioneering use of double DRS ended up proving costly in other development areas. The innovative system was seen as pivotal to Mercedes’ strong start to the 2012 Formula 1 season, which included a win in China
September 6th, 2012
The next-generation GP3 car was launched at Monza on Thursday, ahead of the 2012 season finale weekend. The new GP3/13 machine, which features a 400bhp normally-aspirated V6 engine in place of the current 280bhp turbo unit, will be used in the Formula 1-supporting series from next season.
June 22nd, 2012
Kevin Harvick believes the recent aerodynamic changes announced by NASCAR will not be enough to enhance the racing, and that the mechanical rule tweaks will impact some teams more than others. NASCAR is stipulating a further aero tweak to Sprint Cup cars from next week at Kentucky in an effort to increase overtaking at intermediate ovals, following less action-packed races at those venues. Side skirts have been raised by a half inch on both sides of the car in an attempt to take downforce away and make cars less aero dependent
May 13th, 2012
Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were confused as to why they needed to have their front wings replaced during the Spanish Grand Prix. Both Red Bull Racing drivers had their races compromised by front wing changes, despite their being no visible sign of damage on either occasion
by David Phillips on April 24th, 2012
iRacing.com’s 2012 Season 2 build is out, with the sensational new Cadillac CTS-V and a new track in Twin Ring Motegi leading the way. Actually, make that four new tracks as Twin Ring Motegi is one of the world’s most modern multi-purpose facilities, featuring a 1.5 mile oval and three very different road courses – all of which run independently of the oval. The Cadillac CTS-V is the all-out racing version of America’s foremost high performance sedan, a car that has already won two of the first three rounds of the 2012 SCCA Pirelli World Challenge. With a V8 producing 460 bhp and a Pratt & Miller-developed chassis that sticks to asphalt like Velcro, the Caddy is one serious race car. Better yet, the CTS-V has automatically been added to [...]
April 14th, 2012
Fernando Alonso is under no illusions that Ferrari will have to improve its car drastically in order to stay in contention for the championship.
April 13th, 2012
Ferrari technical director Pat Fry says the upgrades the team has brought to Shanghai are a step forward – but that this will not be apparent in the Chinese Grand Prix as the circuit characteristics do not suit the F2012.
April 12th, 2012
The Stewards convened at 17:15 hrs on April 12, 2012 to consider a protest lodged by Lotus F1 Team concerning the Technical Delegate’s scrutineering report of April 12, 2012. The protest was against the eligibility of Cars 7 and 8 entered by Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team wherein it was alleged the cars did not comply with Article 3.15 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations. The protest was lodged in accordance with Article 171 of the International Sporting Code and was lodged within the time prescribed under Article 174 (c).
March 23rd, 2012
Heikki Kovalainen – 21st: “I think today proved what we suspected, that managing tyre degradation is going to be critical to performance on Sunday. This morning we tried a couple of setup options that didn’t really work too well but we made some changes over lunch and straight away this afternoon the car felt better. I had more grip and was able to manage the tyres well over the second run we did so I think we’ve found some improvements where we wanted to today and have a base to work on tonight.” Vitaly Petrov – 19th: “We worked through the normal Friday runplans and for me it was a pretty good day.
March 21st, 2012
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes his team’s approach of having multiple technical directors is already paying off – and thinks the benefits will only increase in the future. Although some rival outfits have poured scorn on the Mercedes approach – with the team having Bob Bell, Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis and Brawn all pushing on the technical side – the man in charge is delighted with the way things are panning out. “They are getting on very well, gloriously well,” explained Brawn
February 10th, 2012
Fernando Alonso has promised that Ferrari will arrive at the next Barcelona test in much better shape than it has been in Jerez, following a week of mixed fortunes during the first pre-season running.