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Lotus 49s at Mid-Ohio

August 19th, 2014 by

Week Two of the Grand Prix Legends series arrived at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for 18 laps of a track that some might say is too twisty for the Lotus 49.  The big Sunday race saw a dozen sim-racers line-up on the grid with Victor Perelman starting from pole position with a 1:21.561 qualifying … Read the Rest »

Road Warriors at Mid-Ohio

August 19th, 2014 by

The iRacing Road Warrior Series traveled to the challenging Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for Round 10. This battle saw the Road Warriors take on the course in the Dallara DW-12 for a 50 lap sprint to the checkers. The high downforce car was on edge the whole way around Mid-Ohio’s off camber … Read the Rest »

Grand Prix Legends Starts Again at Watkins Glen

August 8th, 2014 by

The Grand Prix Legends series started the third season of 2014 much like it started the second (although with more participants this time around) at Watkins Glen.  The race on Friday night was not the biggest race of the week, and it wasn’t the highest SOF race either, but it is the one I specifically … Read the Rest »

Grand Prix Legends Season Finale at Interlagos

July 28th, 2014 by

The final week of Season Two 2014 for the Grand Prix Legends series headed to Brazil for 15 laps of the legendary Interlagos and the last big race of the season.  Believe it or not, this historic track wouldn’t be a part of the Formula One calendar for another five years after the Lotus 49’s … Read the Rest »

Lotus 49s Take To Phillip Island

July 19th, 2014 by

For Week 11 the Grand Prix Legends series packed up their Lotus 49s and headed to Australia for 16 laps of the visually stunning — and technically challenging — Phillip Island for a Sunday race of 16 sim-racers from across the globe.  Only four of the cars on the grid actually qualified before the race, … Read the Rest »

iRacing Q&A: Dan Garrison

July 18th, 2014 by

The next time an email or PM arrives from iRacingNews asking you to answer some questions for a story . . . you might want to keep Dan Garrison in mind.   Away back in August of 2012, Dan took time to supply some “A’s” to our “Q’s” for an iRacer Profile.  Fast forward to June, … Read the Rest »

Grand Prix Legends Battle at Spa

July 15th, 2014 by

The Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is another track on the iRacing.com Grand Prix Legends calendar that was actually hosted a race during the 1967 Formula One season, although the layout was much different back then.  La Source and Eau Rouge were similar, as were Blanchimont and the Kemmel straight.  The major differences came once you hit the … Read the Rest »

8 Reasons To Race the Lotus 49

July 8th, 2014 by

After half a season of covering (and occasionally racing in) the Grand Prix Legends series featuring the Lotus 49 I feel marginally qualified to explain why every road-racing enthusiast should purchase this car yesterday.  There are many reasons to participate in this series, some of which are obvious, but others not so much.  In this … Read the Rest »

Grand Prix Legends at Road America

June 25th, 2014 by

Week Seven of the Grand Prix Legends series ventured to Wisconsin’s classic Road America for 12 laps of a 2868 SOF race for nine sim-racers in their Lotus 49s.  Mick Claridge (in the role of alter ego Mike Spence) sat on pole with a qualifying time of 2:06.905, less than a tenth ahead of Michel … Read the Rest »

Brands Hatch Revisited

June 16th, 2014 by

1967 was not a year when the British Grand Prix was stages at Brands Hatch (which only hosted on even numbered years in the 1960s and ’70s) but rather at Silverstone.  The following year the Lotus 49B did race at Brands Hatch with Graham Hill and Jackie Oliver teaming up at Gold Leaf Team Lotus … Read the Rest »