• Fun Series Event - Assetto Corsa '67 F1 at Fuji

    Join us on Monday October 9th for a Fun Series event featuring the '67 F1 cars of Assetto Corsa at Fuji '68



    You'll need one DLC pack for this event: the Ferrari comes with the new Ferrari 70th Anniversary pack. The Lotus 49 is included with AC.

    This event will be standing start. AC allows gear selection before the green, but be aware that it also allows (and penalizes) false starts! So don't go before the green!

    We will run 1x fuel, with a mandatory pit stop. The pit window is open for the entire race. You must take at least 1 liter of fuel during your stop, but tire changes are optional.

    The server is set for 2 minutes between the Qualifying session expiring and the start of the race. Be sure to check the remaining time when the session advances so as not to get caught out.



    The Orange Zone for this event will be through the final corner onto the main straight! These cars are tricky and so is the track- please be careful on the opening lap!

    Race Schedule
    Practice: 8-8:45 p.m. Central Time (US) - 45 min
    Qualify: 8:45-9:00 p.m. Central Time (US) 15 min
    Warmup: 9:00-9:05 p.m. Central Time (US) - 5 min
    Race: 9:05 p.m. Central Time (US) - 60 min

    Note that AC (finally) supports timed races, so the lap count will not be pre-determined.

    Download the track here.

    Password and server connection information here

    Join us on Teamspeak for voice chat. Connection information here

    All CMS Rules and Regulations are in affect for this event.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fun Series Event - Assetto Corsa '67 F1 at Fuji started by Hutch View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. Christopher Snow's Avatar
      Christopher Snow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Swordsman View Post
      It looks like it's the Ferrari and Lotus physics file that got updated (bumpstop remark in the release notes)
      Patching server....


      EDIT: SERVER BACK ONLINE
      Server working (have been on with Patrice for the last 45min or more). Grip started out at 94%, so I was only running 45's with the same setup I posted (Ferrari). It started to improve, but before it did I decided to add more locking (went to 50/60) to the setup and managed 44.0x (grip was up to about 97% then). So watch that, as it's a huge factor in how fast you should expect to pedal anything around.

      Supposedly there were physics changes (bump stops?) to both cars with this last update, and maybe because of that the setup doesn't feel quite as good as it did the other night...or maybe it's because I've been battling with the BT20 around old Spa (rF2). In any case, the two similar cars (both on bumpy tracks) do seem to demand more diff locking as I think they should. FWIW, I'm running even more in the Brab.
    1. Hutch's Avatar
      Hutch -
      Thanks Patrice!

      By the way, server name when anyone is looking for it is "CMS Fun Series"
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
      AngeloRacer -
      Guys, life is not easy atm for me.
      I dont know if I will make it.
      If I make it, I will be in a Lotus. I did a few laps with Mr. Snow last night, and that should be my practice for the race.

      I just want to know if indeed we going to have a mandatory Pit Stop. Because that was not common at that time!
    1. Hutch's Avatar
      Hutch -
      Yes, we'll keep the mandatory pit stop, if only to mix things up a little. For those unfamiliar, you must take at least 1 liter of fuel, but tire change is optional.
    1. Brette Brooks's Avatar
      Brette Brooks -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
      I'm looking at 1:44s so far in both cars. Can really feel the weight in the Lotus, but I think it's a little more forgiving. I can't tell you how much I love that the shift knob in the cockpit vibrates with speed and RPM, what a fantastic touch.

      Both cars are extremely involving, moving around like wild animals all the time. I may come to regret picking this track for a fun-run; it seemed like such a simple layout at first drive, but I forgot how Godzilla can bite! Ah well, all in keeping with the vintage atmosphere!

      BTW, watch out for those orange cones, LOL, you don't want to find one of those in the middle of the track, sent me cartwheeling!
      Well I was able to find the server and join for the first time today. Just searched on CMS. At least that is not a problem.

      My problem is finding speed without spinning out. T1>T2 is pretty fun with all the high speed stuff. But the middle section is a killer for transitions. The best I could do in the F312 so far was high 1:40s with some minor tweaks to default. I am sure I can shave a second or two with seat time. But that will be limited. I might be better off trying the Lotus first just to see which I like better. I had good success with the Ferrari back when GPL was widely raced

      Fuji is one of those tracks that has changed a lot over the years. But, I didn't realize it had such long generous banking in T1 back in the 60s. I may pull up my 'In Car 956 ' DVD just to compare it to the 80s from an in car perspective.
    1. Brette Brooks's Avatar
      Brette Brooks -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Snow View Post
      Two setups in the Setup Sharing thread, both from last night.
      Thanks Chris! I may have to give them a try...seeing as I am at least 5 seconds slower in the F312 so far. Haven't tried the Lotus 49 yet.
    1. kcheeb's Avatar
      kcheeb -
      Had a quick run around with Christopher. Following him helped me find some time, thanks!

      Now the cars will fade into the distance at a slower rate ;-)

      Next up try his setup!

      Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    1. four_to_two's Avatar
      four_to_two -
      I'm gonna hop on the server in around 20 minutes. anyone else want to join me?
    1. Christopher Snow's Avatar
      Christopher Snow -
      Quote Originally Posted by four_to_two View Post
      I'm gonna hop on the server in around 20 minutes. anyone else want to join me?
      Missed you last time. I'm planning to drive some more this evening (Sat), say...in the 5P-10P window (MST), and maybe sneak more Escorts @ Hock in as well to try a couple of setup ideas.

      Differentials: I'll keep this short here, but Lauda said in his '77 book (1975 orig) that his (three liter) 312T sported a differential with 75% locking as it was considered the "best compromise." The (4.5-five liter) Porsche 917 used that too for the first three seasons ('69-'71)*.

      [* not sure, yet, about their three liter 908's]

      Knowing this, I've been running it in the (rF2) Brabham BT20 around Old Spa with good results. Of course I had to try it in the 312-67 at Fuji, and, as you might expect it does make the back end stick, but at the cost of some extra push, particularly in the slow-speed hairpin.

      I also had to try it in the AC 312T (also part of the F-70th pack), and...go figure...the coast side only goes in 10% jumps, so you can only run 75/70 or 75/80. I tried only three laps or so around Monza, but it made the car feel glued to the road I do think. Give it a whirl (or maybe we race that next?)

      Currently running 50/60 in the setup I posted the other night, btw (Ferrari), but haven't tried it yet it the Lotus.
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
    1. HeatCAN's Avatar
      HeatCAN -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngeloRacer View Post
      Ooooo, teamspeak mandatory. I like it. Sweet combo, too
    1. Hutch's Avatar
      Hutch -
      Yeah we have a lot of 60's Le Mans competitors now- throw in the GTO and Cobra for multiclass...
    1. four_to_two's Avatar
      four_to_two -
      big thanks to Chris Snow for pushing me off the track in turn three on the very first lap. I had been preparing for this race for over a week, and put aside some important personal plans only to be shoved into the grassy banks without even completing a lap. enjoy your hollow victory, that's one way to beat me.
    1. mms's Avatar
      mms -
      Quote Originally Posted by four_to_two View Post
      big thanks to Chris Snow for pushing me off the track in turn three on the very first lap. I had been preparing for this race for over a week, and put aside some important personal plans only to be shoved into the grassy banks without even completing a lap. enjoy your hollow victory, that's one way to beat me.
      I watched the replay several times from different camera angles, and to me it seems that you were the one causing the collision, you were behind and turned into Christopher's car.

      I can understand your frustration, but I don't think it's a good thing to throw groundless accusations around
    1. WhiskeyChaser's Avatar
      WhiskeyChaser -
      Quote Originally Posted by four_to_two View Post
      big thanks to Chris Snow for pushing me off the track in turn three on the very first lap. I had been preparing for this race for over a week, and put aside some important personal plans only to be shoved into the grassy banks without even completing a lap. enjoy your hollow victory, that's one way to beat me.
      Sorry to miss this but I got held up and didnt get home in time. Seems like fun and I was stoked about making it. Just a thought Joseph, its all fun, and you may only get one shot at flaming a driver here in public before you get to race in another league. Snowman is a gentleman.

      Regards
      Rick
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
      AngeloRacer -
      Joseph, is very important on this business calm down and see the replay before post something like this.
      I was behind you both, and Christopher was clearly on the inside, and clearly ahead of you when you turn right at his side and touch his car, causing your incident.

      I watched the replay, and yes, that was pretty much what happened.

      Im just saying that is important think and maybe PM the other driver to discuss the matter behind closed doors, before use public forum to something like this.
    1. Christopher Snow's Avatar
      Christopher Snow -
      Joseph, I'm sorry your race ended prematurely, and doubly sorry the collision with me caused it, but I've looked at the replay many times now and in great detail, and I'm completely comfortable with my own driving and my own actions leading up to it. To borrow a turn of phrase (and in this case I'm borrowing from Mihaly* from his look at our Escort race the night before) it was essentially "a racing incident" and nothing more. The accusation you tossed my way momentarily after (in the server race chat) which I can't quote directly but which was something like "Chris just crashed me out in Turn three" was, I have to say, not a fair characterization of it at all*...

      [* and which I think the replay clearly shows]

      ...and it's an example of just one of the (very good!) reasons we are admonished not to type anything in race chat. I'm so new to racing AC that I just happened to have left my chat on, so I DID see your comments--if you care to watch any of the replay at all, or anything after our collision you will see that I pulled off the track after the hairpin with the idea of typing back to you (and despite your misplaced accusation) that I would wait for you up ahead, but before I could get stopped you quickly followed up with your sarcasm and left the server. Then (judging by the timestamp on your post) you came over here to repeat your accusation and vent your frustration only minutes after.

      I'm entirely confident that, at best, the only replay you could possibly have seen at that point was your own, but I'd bet dollars against dimes you didn't look at it before posting--I know you couldn't have seen it before typing in race-chat because you were typing only a few seconds after our collision. Had you done so...or maybe it's more accurate to say "had I done so in your place"...I like to think you wouldn't have posted it at all. But that's me and I've learned that it's almost always a good idea not to rant without thinking it through first for a few moments, and with as much calmness as you can muster.

      You were clearly frustrated and I DO understand that--I've been there many times myself--and I know it's never made easier if you invested a lot of time and preparation beforehand. Or called in favors to be able to race at all. So once again, I AM sorry that you were put out of the race prematurely, and I wish we could rewind it all and get off to a better start racing one another. I was hoping for a better race--and more fun--myself, but it is what it is and was what it was.

      As it turned out, three of us DID have quite a close battle at the end, and I'm sorry you missed out on a chance at that too. I hope we have better racing between us down the road, and certainly longer lasting racing as well. I suppose we will both find out.