2020 Portuguese Grand Prix - Portimão, October 23 - 25

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix - Portimão, October 23 - 25

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Looking at the preview clip, the track has some Suzuka vibes to it.
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This weekend’s even is using the T1 chicane iirc. The Assetto Corsa mod used in the video features the layout with the open T1.

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What do we reckon pole time could be?

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Hmmm I think Villeneuve should have enough to stick it on pole and hopefully win again. The Williams is a decent car even though Newey leaving might hurt them later, but that Ferrari is getting stronger. I think they could have some success in the next few years. They have some good ingredients. That Schumacher is a decent young driver.

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AC version of the track is a bit off with some weird cambers.
Some real f2 onboard from 2012:

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Juzh wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:03 pm
AC version of the track is a bit off with some weird cambers.
Some real f2 onboard from 2012:
That particular version in AC was ripped from Project Cars 2, and re-textured. It's not laser scanned that's for sure, the cambers are there, although the game seems to have banking more than cambered road. It just makes turn 5 more difficult than the real one. Also that F1 mod has cartoon levels of grip, I don't think they can go flat through turn 4, although the track has been repaved so maybe they made the elevation change at the height of the turn less abrupt?
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Mogster wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 pm
This weekend’s even is using the T1 chicane iirc. The Assetto Corsa mod used in the video features the layout with the open T1.
They won't use the hairpin turn 1, they'll be using the wide open turn 1.

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/70570/as ... cing-.html
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godlameroso wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Mogster wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 pm
This weekend’s even is using the T1 chicane iirc. The Assetto Corsa mod used in the video features the layout with the open T1.
They won't use the hairpin turn 1, they'll be using the wide open turn 1.

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/70570/as ... cing-.html
OK thanks. I thought it was a given they’d use the hairpin.

Overtaking will be next to impossible then...

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Mogster wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:22 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Mogster wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 pm
This weekend’s even is using the T1 chicane iirc. The Assetto Corsa mod used in the video features the layout with the open T1.
They won't use the hairpin turn 1, they'll be using the wide open turn 1.

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/70570/as ... cing-.html
OK thanks. I thought it was a given they’d use the hairpin.

Overtaking will be next to impossible then...
We thought that about Mugello. Like Mugello there's a very long run up to turn 1 since the final turn is so easy flat.
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This is one is another rare gem to addto anyone's trophy cabinet. We might not see it again for years to come.

If the Asetto Corsa video above is anything to go by, the tyres will have a very hard time in the race. Two stops might be the default strategy if overtaking is facilitated, and it should be if wear and degradation is on the extreme side.

Can anyone who watches other race series chime in about the relative tyre wear on this track?

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...a fresh-engined Merc will be a weapon here. DAS will be huge if cold temps and SC's.

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Sweet Rawe Ceek AGAIN! I'm so happy!

Portimao looks like Cataluña....
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Looking forward to this one, especially from the final corner that runs onto the main straight and then having to judge to braking and speed into T1. Should be good, though I'm not sure we'll see much in the way of overtaking... hope I'm wrong!

Usual suspects at the front; Seems like a track that has W11 written all over it. Maybe Max will make it interesting too. It'll be an interesting one, as none of the teams really have any data to run with here. Even the last race at the Nurburgring, some of the data gathered in the past in previous seasons would've been relevant. Apart from a couple of teams testing here years ago, will be interesting to see once again how they each cope.

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:11 am
This is one is another rare gem to addto anyone's trophy cabinet. We might not see it again for years to come.

If the Asetto Corsa video above is anything to go by, the tyres will have a very hard time in the race. Two stops might be the default strategy if overtaking is facilitated, and it should be if wear and degradation is on the extreme side.

Can anyone who watches other race series chime in about the relative tyre wear on this track?
A couple of months ago Mario Isola said Pirelli expected Portimao to be the hardest on tyres of the new tracks.