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GP 2011 Racing Manager Game

GP 2011 runs in the BATracer game engine.

The GP 2011 Season, featuring different tyre behaviour, DRS and the return of KERS.

Cars

Red Bell

"This team only just won the championships in 2010 despite having easily the fastest car. The car seems to be very fast again, but can they avoid unreliability and infighting to go back-to-back?"

McLewis

"With an innovative chassis and some mixed testing results, it's hard to gauge McLewis' standing in the field. With strong enthusiastic drivers however, they are sure to be fighting at the pointy end again."

Team Wales

"Controversial as always, Team Wales only just missed the championship in 2010. Can the team avenge this loss, or will they slip back into the blame culture that inhibited the team for many years? The team has gone for a more conservative design than some others, but they hope that a solid overall package will give them their first Drivers' Championship in four years."

Mernandez

"After returning with much fanfare in 2010, the factory Mernandez team failed to win a race. They will be desperate to prove that this team is the continuation of Brown GP rather than a reincarnation of Hinda."

Sotul Reno

"Clever aerodynamics and technical packaging grace this newly rebranded team, complete with a striking livery harking back to the last Sotul-Reno alliance of the 80s. Reno remain as the engine supplier in an arrangement that is down in writing for the next 8 seasons."

Wallace

"For several years the team has promised a significant step forward to try and regain former glories, but consistently have fallen short. With their new car sporting some clever engineering design ideas perhaps their time has come?"

Fierce Indians

"This team will be desperate to impress with the first Indian GP to take place this year. While the team lost some important staff in 2010, they have strengthened their partnerships with Mernandez and McLewis, and look to continue to battle in the hard-fought midfield."

Bauber

"After a late-season revival in 2010, Bauber is now well entrenched in the midfield. The team now also has a more impressive looking sponsorship portfolio relative to the previous years, so survival is not in doubt in the near term."

Roro Torso

"This year the team distances itself from its Red Bell links even more with an unique sidepod and floor design. The car has shown good pre-season speed, but does the team have the development resources to maintain a place in the upper midfield?"

Team Sotul

"Of the three new arrivals, the team impressed in its debut year. Making the best use of new technical partnerships with Reno and Red Bell, they are hoping to join the fight in the midfield."

Iberia Racing Team

"Iberia comes into this season with little preparation, missing most of the pre-season tests. However, a new technical partnership means that they have last year's Wallace transmissions fitted to the car. Despite being the slowest cars on track last year, they somehow managed to beat Maiden in the championship standings."

Maiden

"After the humiliation of last year, the team hopes to capitalise on recent changes over the Winter - Russian investment ensured for the next 4 seasons, coupled with expansion of their digital aerodynamics facility to become the 3rd largest CFD site in the world."

Engines

Reno RS09

2.4L V8

Mernandez 180

2.4L V8

Welsh 650

2.4L V8

Crossworx

2.4L V8

Tyres

Llanelli

  • Soft Slick - Slick for dry weather.
  • Hard Slick - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.
  • Intermediate - For mixed weather conditions.
  • Wet - For wet weather.

  • Events Calendar

    Melbourne

    Australia - 27th March

    "After the civil unrest in Bahrain cancelling the GP, this race has became the season opener. The track often provides chaotic races, so it may not be an accurate form guide for the rest of the season."

    Sepang

    Malaysia - 10th April

    "Sweeping corners, tight bends and an atmosphere heavy with humidity makes this one of the most difficult races of the season for a driver. Malaysia is still in the grip of the rainy season, meaning heavy downpours can come without warning. Beware."

    Shanghai

    China - 17th April

    This track requires a compromise between finding top speed on the long straight and having enough mechanical grip to be fast through the slow corners. The Chinese race is the last flyaway before the teams return to Europe.

    Istanbul

    Turkey - 8th May

    "The first race at this venue proved popular in 2005, when the tricky turn 8 made the race very exciting. Though the crowd numbers are very poor in recent years, it remains a challenging venue to the drivers. Overtaking is possible here if you can pressure other drivers into a mistake."

    Barcelona

    Spain - 22nd May

    "For the last ten years, the pole-sitter has won this race. This track itself is usually a litmus test for the quality of each team's aerodynamic design."

    Monaco

    Monte-Carlo - 29th May

    Surely the most famous and glamorous GP circuits is the toughest of them all - with a beautiful harbour and many bars to visit. The narrow streets are real nightmare in a GP car and the race duration requires huge levels of stamina. Driver errors abound.

    Montreal

    Canada - 12th June

    A popular high speed circuit with heavy breaking. Rain is not uncommon. Slipstreaming is a popular tactic to pass the drivers in front.

    Valencia

    Spain - 26th June

    After making its debut on the GP calendar in 2008; the Valencia Street Circuit is rather a unique layout despite providing somewhat unexciting racing. The wide birth of the course makes it feel more like Montreal than Monaco.

    Silverstone

    England - 10th July

    "Silverstone has made further changes for 2011, with the need for bigger pit facilities meaning that the start/finish line has moved to between Club and Abbey. The track now has one of the longest pitlanes of the year."

    Nurburgring

    Germany - 24th July

    "Germany's track rotation continues, with a return to the Nürburgring. This track provides no specific demands for the cars, and as such requires a setup compromise to deal with the wide range of corner types."

    Hungaroring

    Hungary - 31st July

    "Widely condemned in the past, the Hungaroring is starting to gain respect with the fans. Hungary has produced several upsets in recent years, and it has become a habit that a driver will win their first ever race here."

    Spa-Francorchamps

    Belgium - 28th August

    The Ardennes is home to what is renowned by some as the best circuit in the world. Awesome elevation changes and flowing corners make this a real driver's circuit. Wet weather is a constant threat here so be on the lookout throughout.

    Monza

    Italy - 11th September

    "With 73% of the lap at full throttle, Monza boasts the claim of being the fastest circuit on the calendar and having the most dedicated fan base. High speeds usually mean it is the shortest race of the season, meaning time is of the essence."

    Singapore

    Singapore - 25th September

    "This race is likely to again be F1's longest race, approaching the two hour limit. This, along with the humid weather, provides a challenge for fitness, concentration and reliability."

    Suzuka

    Japan - 9th October

    The legendary Suzuka circuit has been the scene of many classic GP races. Its figure of 8 layout makes it unique - the track itself tests the driver with very fast corners such as 130R.

    Korea

    "Yeongam, Korea" - 16th October

    This track offers a distinct mix of styles. The first half of the track is a test for top speed and braking stability. The second half of the track requires good aerodynamics. Finding a balance between both is the key to being fast here.

    India

    India - 30th October

    "GP racing moves to India for the first time, and hopes to capitalise on the big potential fan base. All the big teams would have tested the track relentlessly on their simulators, but the new track near New Delhi will still likely cause an upset or two."

    Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates - 13th November

    A curious circuit that has produced both close racing and frustration in it's first two years. Day turns into night as the season enters it's twilight phase.

    Interlagos

    Brazil - 27th November

    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.

    GP 2011 Racing Strategy Game

    This series is a model of the exciting new GP 2011 season.

    KERS

    KERS returns for the 2011 carset. KERS is more powerful this year, but it's effect is felt more strongly in it's overtaking ability than in outright lap time. We have kept the option to allow players to enable or disable it accordingly. The KERS setting only influences the race.

    DRS

    DRS has been enabled for GP 2011. This is a passive feature (you have no control over it), but instead it automatically comes into play when you are within a second of the car in front.

    In the real world, a DRS zone often starts and ends on different laps (typically along the pit straight). BATracer simulation engine must use the position times from a single lap to be as consistent and fair as possible. Specifically, the check is made when each car starts a lap. In the replays this will appear that the DRS proximity test is made based on the time sheet positions from the previous lap.

    DRS will activate only in dry weather. We also disable it when the safety car is out.

    107% Rule

    The 107% rule has not been implemented as we feel excluding players from a race adds nothing to the gameplay.

    Field Spread

    The 2010 carset featured very poor performance back marker cars. We have now tightened the field for 2011 to bring these cars up to the pace of similar back markers from earlier GP carsets. More interestingly, the rest of the pack is now tighter than any previous GP carset which should make for more open championships.

    Points

    Points are rewarded as per the 2010 season:

    1st - 25
    2nd - 18
    3rd - 15
    4th - 12
    5th - 10
    6th - 8
    7th - 6
    8th - 4
    9th - 2
    10th - 1

    No Refuelling

    As before refuelling is not an option.

    Tyres

    Players can choose any compound combination they like for the race, to provide additional strategy options - you are not forced to run one of each compound if you do not want to!

    2011 sees a very aggressive soft tyre. It is essential for ultimate qualifying pace, and those aiming for a top qualifying spot are highly recommended to use soft tyres. However, it's wear rate is particulary worse than previous seasons. Intermediate and wet tyres have also been adjusted with a more noticeable difference as weather conditions change.

    We have extended the number of available tyre sets from 3 to 4 for 2011.

    Track Changes

    Bahrain is not implemented as the season opener.

    The new Indian circuit has been added to the game.

    Credits

    Mariusz Pilarek
    Philip Chandler
    Ed Greenhalgh
    Sam Crawford
    Stefan van Renselaar
    Christopher Beaton

    Disclaimer

    Though this carset is inspired by high level single seater racing, no actual real life teams, cars or intellectual property is included.


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