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One of reason why I am here is that 45 min. race format and time of
race start.Later i have obligations
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Admin wrote: I don't understand Aitor's point of view with speed limit. Although pitlane speed limit would be set on 300 kph (the same as in GP79) it doesn't mean visiting pits would be dangerous. Pitlane is the same track area as the track itself and driver must adjust the speed to the safe value. Finally, pitstops required or forced by fuel consumption aren't tragedy and they are a part of racing too.
When 6 drivers enters the pit lane on same lap we will have a good moment. If every driver is going to pit only 1 time, every driver will loose same time in pit lane with 40km/h or 300km/h, but with more speed more risks to have an accident. If you want to had that lottery fact in pit lane ok, when we have crashes I want to see how you react to this.
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Truly I don't like pitstop lottery like one car needs it, another not. If it's mandatory then ok (f.e. changing at least front or rear tires, refuelling if needed).
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Like Marek, I race both formats. But I prefer 45min. I think it's a more balanced format; sometimes we go race tired or with a not so fresh state of mind, and it's easier to maintain concentration without 15 extra minutes. But 60min is ok with me if enough drivers prefer that format, so I don't feel the need to vote yes or no. I prefer 45min but if we adopt 60min it's ok with me.
Pit speed limit
I prefer to race without pitstops. It requires extra practice and sometimes we don't have enough time to practice on track; if there is a mandatory pit stop we have to practice pit entry, calculate fuel and tire wear, establish a race strategy to define how much fuel we need, if we change tires or not, the best moment to do the pitstop, etc. And during race we have to pay attention to one more factor besides our pace, lines and the distance to cars behind and in front - we have to count the laps until the pitstops. When we didn't have enough practice before, it's one more factor to distract the driver. As sometimes I race without all the practice I'd like, I prefer not to have other things to think while I drive.
Like the race lenght, I don't oppose to pitstops. But in case we have them, I think we should keep things real and especially as safe as possible, so I'm in favour of realistic pit speed limits. I don't know exactly what it is in real races, but maybe around 90km/h? It sounds reasonable. Normally I adjust my track exit to pit lane to a speed that allows me to press the speed limiter button before the white line at the end of the pit access corridor.
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1. weight penalty in values as I proposed (I explained why before)
2. race length 45 minutes - I didn't check unblocked setup fuel consumption, when gears can be adjusted to the track's longest straight and slowest corner. I think 45 minutes is optimal race length which requires fuel management and sensible driving style - if you will be aggressive you will be faster but it will be pitstop required. If not, the car will run the race distance without the pitstop, but slightly slower. Just wondering.
3. Pitlane speed during the race shown in track gdb file tells about 80 kph. It is enough to drive through the pitlane. I must check it.