Supercars eseries

 
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  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Just watching now, pretty cool. Given the zero alternatives.
Thoughts ?

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Just watching now, pretty cool. Given the zero alternatives.
Thoughts ?
michaelgm
I'm quite enjoying the F1 races as well, pretty interesting.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The end of the Bathurst race on Wednesday was actually pretty good.
I've been switching between the drivers twitch streams and the Supercars official stream.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Accessible to fans.
Not afraid of engagement with other parts of the motorsport world.
Easily understood race formats.

It's significantly better than the real deal.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It's like sitting on the couch watching your mates play PS4 or Xbox, I couldn't think of anything more boring.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Bit like dancing with ya sister, just doesn't cut the mustard. Rolling Eyes

BigShunter.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

I'm a little interested in the e-racing program being run by Supercars team Matt Stone Racing which actually has a purpose - the top contestants will get to do a driver test with the team in an actual car and work with a driver mentor who will help them map a pathway through lower categories.

Nissan Motorsport ran a similar program using Gran Turismo 6 a few years back, which produced drivers who achieved results as high as a Le Mans 24 Hours podium position, GP3 series race wins and a Bathurst 12 Hour win.

Of course, whether there's still a Supercars series for these drivers to have a chance of getting into will be another question. The sport is heavily dependent on investment from car manufacturers (who aren't interested any more) and Foxtel (who won't be paying for sports that aren't running) and series title sponsor Virgin Australia (enough has been said already).



But overall, I'm far more interested in watching the classic races that F1 is uploading to Youtube in their entirety.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Just watching now, pretty cool. Given the zero alternatives.
Thoughts ?
"michaelgm"


People who think this is boring just wait to the fuel tank, Internal combustion engine and gearbox gets replaced with a large battery and electric motor!
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Next thing you'll be saying that an electric car has just won World Performance Car of the Year. Oh, wait...
Internal combustion motorsport will be around for a long time to come yet, simply because manufacturers won't be interested in letting contemporary cars get beaten by historic categories.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Next thing you'll be saying that an electric car has just won World Performance Car of the Year. Oh, wait...
Internal combustion motorsport will be around for a long time to come yet, simply because manufacturers won't be interested in letting contemporary cars get beaten by historic categories.
"justapassenger"


Haha, I didn't know that.

What is a car race about? Being the fastest.
What is it that EV's are really good at? Being the fastest.

The bulk of the Super and Performance car industry is in a state of change from moving away from solely hydrocarbon fueled cars from 2025, some sooner, most if not all by 2030. Without this industry why would car manufacturers invest in technology for which there is no commercial market. Yes, middle Africa will likely be stilling buying their 1.5L Nissan Sunny's in 2040, but most of Australia, EU, Nth America, Asia etc will not with some minor exceptions for vehicles for which EV or H2 is not practical.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
What is a car race about? Being the fastest.
"RTT_Rules"
Being the fastest among other cars all conforming to the same set of specifications.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
What is a car race about? Being the fastest.
"RTT_Rules"
Being the fastest among other cars all conforming to the same set of specifications.
"Valvegear"



true
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
I think it's been great. In a world with stuff all sport right now, its great to be able to watch some kind of live sport! If you're setup, you can watch the action on the driver's Twitch pages (its another social media platform). The interaction between one another is awesome. Even when the Supercars E-Series isn't on, a few drivers get on iRacing and twich and race against the general public and stream it on Twitch.

Everyone is linked to everyone on the platform and some of the sledging has been great also. Some of it from last week at Bathurst - https://www.motorsport.com/gaming/news/best-banter-supercars-at-bathurst/4783830/?nrt=18

At least Supercars is trying to engage with their supports. The motorsport world is one where you can actually take it online. Its not the same, but a lot of others enjoy it. I've got an iRacing account and its great. Race against others around the world.

Bring on Gilles Villeneuve in Canada and Watkins Glen in North America tonight. There will actually be an 8min 'No Rules' session after qualifying for Watkins Glen tonight, that should be fun.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
https://www.fiaformulae.com

electric racing has been around for several years.

Regards,
David Head
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
https://www.fiaformulae.com

electric racing has been around for several years.

Regards,
David Head
"dthead"


Yes, the racing technology is improving, likely a few years yet to being on par with current F1. I think by 2025, the car and car racing world will start to change quickly.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

We'll see about that. Motorsport is a great venue for technical demonstration, but still lives or dies on its entertainment value.

Seven years of Formula E and we're yet to see them turn a single lap on a circuit used in conventional motorsport. The closest they have come is using the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, but using a custom layout which doesn't even share a full sector with the circuit used by F1 or WEC to allow comparison.

Also in that time, every manufacturer entered in the series except one (Mahindra) has launched multiple GT, prototype, formula or rally cars since they joined Formula E.

I wonder why we haven't yet seen an entry from Tesla or any other electric-only manufacturers? It's not like a lack of expertise with designing racing cars is a problem as there is a spec chassis, and their lack of operational experience running a racing team could be easily worked around by having an existing racing team (probably an Indy or US-based GT/sports car team) run the team for them.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

We'll see about that. Motorsport is a great venue for technical demonstration, but still lives or dies on its entertainment value.

Seven years of Formula E and we're yet to see them turn a single lap on a circuit used in conventional motorsport. The closest they have come is using the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, but using a custom layout which doesn't even share a full sector with the circuit used by F1 or WEC to allow comparison.

Also in that time, every manufacturer entered in the series except one (Mahindra) has launched multiple GT, prototype, formula or rally cars since they joined Formula E.

I wonder why we haven't yet seen an entry from Tesla or any other electric-only manufacturers? It's not like a lack of expertise with designing racing cars is a problem as there is a spec chassis, and their lack of operational experience running a racing team could be easily worked around by having an existing racing team (probably an Indy or US-based GT/sports car team) run the team for them.
justapassenger
Because Tesla etc are relying on their green credentials to promote electric vehicles and perhaps don't want to be associated with a sport that for now is very noisy and polluting.

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