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GP 2005 Racing Manager GameGP 2005 runs in the BATracer game engine.
The Formula One 2005 Racing Manager Game, featuring 2005 car data - just one tyre set for the race and the first introduction of carrying race fuel during qualifying.
Team Wales"The famous Welsh team hope to continue their winning run to five seasons, big rule changes however have left them on the back foot. An inconsistent performer though still capable of great speed on occasion."
BartAfter a massive leap forward last season the Bart team aim to now challenge for the world championship. F1's most powerful engine is combined with a difficult chassis resulting in an inconsistent package overall.
RenoThe French team aim to finally challenge for titles with an excellent all round car. A very fast and reliable package.
WallaceFollowing a disappointing 2004 season the Wallace team looks to bounce back. The Bavarian engine is not the force it was though and the chassis not quite there. A solid if unspectacular machine.
McLewisThe best McLewis in years gives the team it's best chance yet to take the titles back from Team Wales. Blisteringly fast though sometimes at the cost of reliability.
BauberWelsh powered privateer. The team comes off the back of a strong season and a switch to Mitchell Inn tyres although this year's car looks to be not as strong. A solid competitor with occasional flashes of speed.
Red BellRed Bell takes over from the struggling Milton Keynes based Jugular team. The newcomers bring glamour and fun to the F1 world as well as a surprisingly good car with solid reliability.
ToyomaThree difficult years on since joining the sport Toyoma seem to finally be making progress. A good all round car should lift the team up the rankings.
JodranThe Silverstone based privateer will race with the new Toyoma V10 engine. An out of date car though makes real progress up the grid unlikely. Below average pace but above average reliability.
RinaldiSmall Italian private team still trying hard on a tiny budget. The first new Rinaldi in years gives some hope of improved results.
Welsh 055Welsh 055 V10 engine
Hinda RA005EHinda RA005E V10 engine
Reno RS25Reno RS25 V10 Engine
Bavarian P84/5Bavarian P84/5 V10 Engine
Mernandez FO 110RMernandez FO 110R V10 Engine
Petronas SPE 05APetronas SPE 05A V10 Engine
Crossworx TJ2005Crossworx TJ2005 V10 Engine
Toyoma RVX-05Toyoma RVX-05 V10 Engine
RockbridgeSoft - Rockbridge Soft CompoundHard - Rockbridge Hard CompoundWet - Rockbridge Wet CompoundFull Wet - Rockbridge Full Wet
Mitchell InnSoft - Mitchell Inn Soft CompoundHard - Mitchell Inn Hard CompoundWet - Mitchell Inn Wet CompoundFull Wet - Mitchell Inn Full Wet
MelbourneAustralia - 5th March
The season kicks off again at the popular Melbourne street circuit. Straights are broken up by challenging 90 degree corners. A strong engine and committed driving will reap rewards here.
SepangMalaysia - 20th March
"Extreme heat and humidity make this one of the toughest races of the year. Long straights, sweeping curves and tight hairpins mean a good set up and balance is vital for success."
BahrainBahrain - 3rd April
Returning for its second year the Bahrain international circuit consists of long straights broken up by sharp hairpins and a few fast corners. The track is notoriously dusty meaning inch perfect driving is required.
ImolaSan Marino - 24th April
Updated consistently since the tragic events of 1994 the Imola track is littered with chicanes that break up fast straight section. Overtaking is extremely difficult here - a good qualifying positon is important.
BarcelonaSpain - 8th May
As a major test venue for the teams the Barcelona circuit offers few suprises. Each team should be well set up for the race prior to the weekend. Fast sweeping curves mean overtaking is very difficult.
MonacoMonte-Carlo - 22nd May
The famous street circuit provides a great challenge to the drivers - going off line even for a second can end in disaster. The incredibly tight and narrow layout make overtaking very rare. Safety cars are normally the best hope for drivers down the grid.
NurburgringEuropean GP - 29th May
Built alongside the legendary Nordschleife the Nürburgring is a flowing medium speed track. Overtaking is difficult but not impossible and weather can often play its part in the result.
MontrealCanada - 12th June
Long straights followed by tight chicanes and hairpins. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve puts a premium on engine power and efficient aerodynamics. A good low downforce set up is required to competitive.
IndianapolisUnited States - 19th June
The home of the Indy 500 welcomes F1 once more. The longest straight on the calender is combined with a tight infield section - making set up tricky. Teams must be wary of tyre wear or problems may rear their ugly head.
Magny CoursFrance - 3rd July
F1 returns to the middle of nowhere in France. The track is incredibly smooth but very hard on tyres. Creative strategies can often pay off here.
SilverstoneEngland - 10th July
Historic Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix again. The ultra fast layout will punish any team with poor aerodynamic efficiency. British weather is always a threat here too!
HockenheimGermany - 24th July
Shortened in 2002 for safety reasons the new Hockenheim circuit still gives exciting racing. One of the better layouts for overtaking on the calender - it is possible to race through the field aggressively with a good strategy and a well set up car.
HungaroringHungary - 31st July
Sometimes described as Monaco without the walls it is notoriously hard to overtake here. One corner leads straight into anther for almost the entire lap means there is very little let up for the driver.
IstanbulTurkey - 21st August
The new Hermann Tilke track makes its F1 debut. A huge test for the driver with several corners requiring maximum commitment. Turn 8 in particular could prove the most difficult in Formula One. The track should allow great racing.
MonzaItaly - 4th September
The fastest circuit on the calander and the home of the tifosi. Cars can reach speeds well over 200mph on the long straights. Engine power and aerodynamic efficiency as well as an ability to ride kerbs are very important here.
Spa-FrancorchampsBelgium - 16th September
Perhaps the most popular circuit on the F1 calender Spa Francorchamps is a test for car and driver alike. This track rewards bravery and commitment like no other. Wet weather is regularly a threat over the weekend further adding to the challenge.
InterlagosBrazil - 25th September
Located in the city of Sau Paulo the Interlagos circuit has a rare anti-clockwise configuration. The track is very bumpy and requires a soft set up; engine power is also important with cars having to climb a hill up towards the start finish line.
SuzukaJapan - 8th October
The legendary Suzuka circuit has been the scene of many classic F1 races. Its figure of 8 layout makes it unique - the track itself tests the driver with very fast corners such as 130R.
ShanghaiChina - 16th October
The final race of the year is held at the Shanghai International Circuit. One year on from its F1 debut the track offers a number of fast and medium speed corners as well as a very lengthy straight.
GP 2005 Racing Strategy GameThis series is a replica of the 2005 Formula One season. The following notes compiled by Huw Davies.
Rules and Gameplay
The 2005 F1 season featured two important rules which are modelled in this carset.
1) Single lap qualifying with race fuel.
2) One tyre set must last qualifying and the entire race
In addition, there are a series of other quirks - please see Jules's notes below.
In F1 2005 you will only get a single run with which to set a qualifying time.
Before qualifying, you must set the length of your first stint in the race and select the tyre with which you will qualify and race on. Your qualifying run will be done with this fuel load and tyre set.
Remember that every lap of fuel you add will increase the weight of the car in qualifying and make it a bit slower. It can be an advantage to go light and gain grid position at some tracks, however at others a longer first stint may be the better option. You should put some thought into your race strategy before selecting your fuel load for qualifying.
You also must select your race tyre before qualifying. You must do your qualifying run on this tyre set, they should then last the entire race.
You are not allowed to change tyres in the race (as long as it is dry).
The tyre set you select for qualifying will also be run for the entire race. The tyres in F1 2005 are quite durable but caution is still needed.
The softer tyre may give an advantage for qualifying and the start of the race, however the harder tyre is more durable.
Despite tyre changes not being allowed, refueling can still take place at the pit stops. You must select the length of your first stint for qualifying, however you are free to make further stops after this by adjusting your strategy on the race strategy page. After qualifying you will not be able to alter the length of your first stint, so try to plan your race strategy before qualifying.
You will be given 2 sets of soft tyres and 2 sets of hards at each race. One of these sets must last the entirety of qualifying and the race.
The tyres are more durable than normal and will last for the entire race if appropriate care and planning is taken.
If the race is wet you will be able to change tyres without limit. The wet tyres are not as durable and are unlikely to last an entire race.
You are only permitted one lap in "warmup", this is to mimick your drive to the grid where you can get a final feel to the car. These reduced laps further reduce the chance of all drivers having 100% setups during the race.
Your tyre choice for the race will be taken from the qualifying page if you used a dry tyre for qualifying. Otherwise, it will be taken from the race strategy page. It will also be taken from the race strategy page if the race starts "significantly wet", even if you done qualifying with a dry tyre.
You will not be able to switch compounds from hard to soft in the race, as a means to bypass the one-tyre rule. Players that try this will find the other tyres have all been rendered useless to stop this practice. To prevent accidental retirements - be very careful to check and double check your starting tyres.
All drivers will carry their race fuel loads during qualifying. For those on long first stints this will be especially punishing so many drivers traditionally taking this strategy will be forced to try something else. After qualifying you can adjust the point of your additional stops after the first. To prevent an exploit at present you cannot change the number of pit stops you make so be sure to decide on your basic strategy before qualifying.
Should a tyre fail you will be permitted to change it, assuming you make it back to the pits. If a tyre fails from switching compounds or another attempt to gain an advantage illegally, you will always retire.
Jef Beyens, Mariusz Pilarek, Shae Thomspon, Joni Hyttinen, Timo Mabbutt, Shane Van Rooy.
Carset created by Huw Davies.
Merci to http://www.f1-legend.fr for the car basis of the car templates.
Thank you to:
Wilson Xavier - car performances
Scott Woodwiss - Race data
Anyone else who has supported this carset along the way..
Thank you to Jules for the carset builder!
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