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F1 2005 Racing Manager GameF1 2005 runs in the BATracer game engine. This is an proposed player-made independant carset to be added to the game.
For carsets which are currently active and can be played now (currently 33 different sets to choose from), scroll to the bottom.
Mild Seven Renault
|The French team aim to finally challenge for titles with an excellent all round car. A very fast and reliable package.|
West McLaren Mercedes
|The best Mclaren 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.|
Schooner Team Wales Marlboro
|The famous Italian 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.|
Panasonic Toyota Racing
|Three difficult years on since joining the sport, Toyota seem to finally be making progress. A good all round car should lift the team up the rankings.|
BMW Williams F1 team
|Following a disappointing 2004 season, the Williams team looks to bounce back. The BMW engine is not the force it was though, and the chassis not quite there. A solid if unspectacular machine.|
Lucky Strike BAR Honda
|After a massive leap forward last season, the BAR Honda 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.|
|Team Wales powered privateer. The team comes off the back of a strong season and a switch to Michelin tyres, although this year's car looks to be not as strong. A solid competitor with occasional flashes of speed.|
Red Bull Racing
|Red Bull takes over from the struggling Milton Keynes based Jaguar team. The newcomers bring glamour and fun to the F1 world as well as a surprisingly good car with solid reliability.|
|The Silverstone based privateer will race with the new Toyota V10 engine. An out of date car though makes real progress up the grid unlikely. Below average pace but above average reliability.|
|Small Italian private team still trying hard on a tiny budget. The first new Minardi in years gives some hope of improved results.|
Team Wales Power
|Team Wales V10 engine|
|Honda RA005E V10 engine|
|Renault RS25 V10 Engine|
|BMW P84/5 V10 Engine|
Mercedes FO 110R
|Mercedes FO 110R V10 Engine|
Petronas SPE 05A
|Petronas SPE 05A V10 Engine|
|Cosworth TJ2005 V10 Engine|
|Toyota RVX-05 V10 Engine|
|Michelin Soft Compound|
|Michelin Hard Compound|
|Bridgestone Soft Compound|
|Bridgestone Hard Compound|
|Michelin Wet Compound|
|Bridgestone Wet Compound|
Michelin Full Wet
|Michelin Full Wet|
Bridgestone Full Wet
|Bridgestone Full Wet|
Foster's Australian Grand Prix
|Melbourne, Australia||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.|| ||5th March|
Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
|Sepang, Malaysia||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.|| ||20th March|
Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
|Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain||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.|| ||3rd April|
Gran Premio Foster's di San Marino
|Autodromo Enzo e Dino Team Wales, San Marino||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.|| ||24th April|
Gran Premio de Espana
|Circuit de Catalunya, Spain||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.|| ||8th May|
Grand Prix de Monaco
|Monte Carlo, Monaco||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.|| ||22nd May|
Grand Prix of Europe
|Nürburgring, Germany||Built alongside the legendary Nordschleife, the Nürburgring is a flowing medium speed track. Overtaking is difficult but not impossible and wheather can often play its part in the result.|| ||29th May|
Grand Prix du Canada
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada||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.|| ||12th June|
United States Grand Prix
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway, USA||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 stike!.|| ||19th June|
Grand Prix de France
|Magny Cours, France||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.|| ||3rd July|
Foster's British Grand Prix
|Silverstone, England||Historic Silverstone hosts the British Grand Pirx again. The ultra fast layout will punish any team with poor aerodynamic efficiency. British weather is always a threat here too.|| ||10th July|
Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
|Hockenheimring, Germany||Shortened in 2002 for safety reasons, the new Hockenheim circuit still gives exciting racing. One of the better layouts for overtakin on the calender, it is possible to race through the field aggressively with a good strategy and a well set up car.|| ||24th July|
|Hungaroring, Hungary||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.|| ||31st July|
Turkish Grand Prix
|Istanbul Park, Turkey||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.|| ||21st August|
Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia
|Monza, Italy||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.|| ||4th September|
Belgian Grand Prix
|Spa Francorchamps, Belgium||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.|| ||16th September|
Grande Premio do Brasil
|Interlagos, Brazil||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.|| ||25th September|
Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
|Suzuka, Japan||The legenday 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.|| ||8th October|
Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
|Shanghai Circuit, China||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.|| ||16th October|
F1 2005 Racing Strategy GameThis series is based on the 2005 Formula One season.
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<b>Rules and gameplay - </b>
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 F1 2005 you will only get a single run with which to set a qualifying time. You must select the length of your first race stint and the tyre set you will qualify and race on.
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.
##### CREDITS FOR THIS CARSET #####
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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