Formula car era "love to see in the game"

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Formula car era "love to see in the game"?

  1. 1930s

    8.2%
  2. 1940s

    4.9%
  3. 1950s

    11.5%
  4. 1960s

    24.6%
  5. 1970s

    32.8%
  6. 1980s

    37.7%
  7. 1990s

    37.7%
  8. 2000s

    26.2%
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  1. Woodee

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    I personally feel simracing is a great way to archive automotive technology that are either not running anymore or too expensive to run now.

    I'm of the opinion that a car or track doesn't need to be present day to be relevant. No such thing as a sim car being "out of date" because it doesn't race anymore.

    There are no wrong answers and all votes are valid. Just as long as you respect others opinions and the personal reasons for them.

    We are all different and love a certain era of formula cars for different reasons. Whether it be because of a favourite team/driver. Or perhaps it's the memory of something particular that happened in that era that is so ingrained in your upbringing.

    Not many of us will ever get to race these cars for real, so having a virtual version is the next best thing.
     
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  2. Antonio Giovani Dias

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    In my opinion, the best era of formula 1 was from 1975 to 1995.
     
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  3. mantasisg

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    I think late 30s and then 1950-1967 are most interesting eras of F1 and open wheeler race cars in general. But I am interested a lot in everything that is before 2000s.
     
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    75' thru 80'
     
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  5. Remco Majoor

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    None, f1 cars are overrated. Lmh, hell yes. Finally a full lemans field
     
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  6. Sim_Player

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    I generally prefer F1 cars that are not too old because oldest F1 cars looked more bigger, front engine, bicycle tyres, too high off the ground etc.
    I prefer the F1 that more or less follows the "same" form.



    From Above video i would say it starts from 1960s car.
    so anything from 1960-2020 will do.

    BUT i like some good aero on it so really i would like from 1970-2020.
     
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  7. MiguelVallejo

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    My fauvorite F1 era is Lmp900 from 2000
     
  8. mantasisg

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    But thats what is interesting about old Formula Grand Prix cars. They were a lot more like normal cars, just with open wheels and single seat, no trunk. Those "bicycle" tires weren't as bad as it seems, they matched compounds and aerodynamics, that were similarly down to earth, or should I say "up" what talking about those days aero.

    Those old F1 cars, may not have had such impressive laptimes, acceleration, cornering and braking numbers, but still they were very fast and it was a great spectacle to watch them combining with the style of tracks they raced. Being slower they were as exciting and more exciting at lower speeds, they didn't need chicanes, hairpins and 90deg turns designed for overtaking opportunities. The driving was more about subtle mastery of controls rather than lightning fast precision reflexes in supper tiny ranges of motion, the motions ranged so much more in those classic racers.

    Another very interesting aspect of old formulas and racecars, they provides much greater step by step perspective of how things evolved, where it started and what steps were taken. Overall they gives much better understandign about cars in general, especially mechanically as little next to nothign was automatic and also there was no downforce, which for some is exciting, the driver influenced a ton more than today greatest of greats could influence the outcome of races.
     
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    But I am not trying to convince anyone to change their minds. For some reason there has always been some interest in 70s down to mid sixties, and then interest among simracers cuts dramatically off in anything that is older than that. I think there is a false understandign that tires of these days were slipping all over the place every time. They were actually alright. Also I suppose no downforce is also unappealing to many, but it is also ok, as long as aero is balanced, it is even more fun to get car behavign all sketchy over high speed turns and sudden crests, with downforce they might be just gforce providers that is unfelt in simracing.

    Particularly interestign were 1957 to 1965, as evolution of cars was extremely rapid, and still wasn't about aerodynamics, and also slick tires didn't make it to racign yet. Tires in these years got better fast, Cooper influenced everyone to reconsider mid engine layouts, and drivers seating positions were lowered. First half of sixties IMO was very interesting due to smaller displacement engines that were used, which IMO made some very good racing, as it certainly put more on driving technique, keeping momentum going, and it still spun the tires.
     
  10. John R Denman

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    Looks like 70-90 is the most popular range, my vote included.

    Too many gizmos in cars longer than half the SUV's on the market. On the flip side traditional H-Box shifters worth using haven't been developed yet, but thats not a subject for this topic. Then again, I don't mind running older cars with auotclutch off and paddles only. Hey its a sim, so why not?

    Some find the 917 style cars to be more fun than the sterile GT3 cars as well. We actually have a pretty good range of cars at the moment.
     
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  11. Sim_Player

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    @mantasisg I totally get your point. I like the not too complex car, with no aero , wide operating window, sliding etc.These kind functional aspects I like as well.
    BUT
    Just looking at them from visual point of view they are not as appealing to me...especially when i look at them from F1 point of view.
    I find looking at road relevance in a pure track category such as F1 is bit "wrong".
    Okay if i'm looking at rally cars such as GR.A subarus, EVO etc then some sort of road resemblance is appropriate.
    for me there are 2 types of race cars

    1. pure track only Race cars made to be driven on "flat " surface, with super fast corners etc. Like F1

    2. Race cars that are driven on real roads ,touge etc Like rally cars.

    (ofcourse there will be some hybrid race cars that can do both well...jack of all trades but master of none kind of car)
     
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  12. nonamenow

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    Pretty much anything pre-1975. No aero, crap tires and brakes and it's heaven.
     
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  13. mantasisg

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    Woodee won't like my comment because we disagreed on some stuff in the past :D
     
  14. AlexHeuskat

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    All I need is the Ferrari from 2004....beauty and fast, the older F1 are not sexy...in fact I like only v10 F1 without halo.
     
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    With a nose stuck up in the air like some prissy socialite? Naw...go back young man. Go back to when V-12's screamed or V8's roared and had their noses properly planted to the ground like a bloodhound seeking the proper line....
     
  16. lagg

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    I'd like to see in the game a current F1 with hybrid tecnology
     
  17. AlexHeuskat

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    guess what is the most prefered : V10 ! I need this one, the F2004 and nothing else !



    WorldSupercars
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    Oh, dear V10, please come back!


    Reddy T1D
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    Those accelerating V10s make me think of one word: Schumacher


    Trojan Gaming
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    The V10 is unmatched, it really is the definition of F1 Sound


    Todor Georgiev
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    For me the V10 is the best sounding engine ever.


    Gonzalo C
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    0:31 I really miss that V10 roaring sound


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    V10´s ..... you cant beat them . I wish V10 Area back so bad in f1 :( .
     
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  18. Woodee

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    70's 80's and 90's....interesting :)
     
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    I guess you wouldn’t like to know that one of my favorite cars is the 2012 Sauber then :( upload_2021-8-5_11-38-54.jpeg
    On another note, I’m not a huge fan of the 70’s and before cars. By the 80’s they become really cool looking, and they have the turbo as well. Anything 80’s and beyond I’d be totally 100% satisfied with (if the mod is good). And since we already have 2010 and 2012 as a mod, 1994 would be the next one I would want to see a full grid with.
     
  20. davehenrie

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    I think this was my first F1 sim. EA Sports something or other. You had a garage, some aero work, steering was via a mouse....
    I always admired Ken Tyrrell and all the innovation he brought to racing, UNTIL....that dag-blasted raised nose.....
    [​IMG]
     
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