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Right so for the next season there will be a couple changes and especially what's changed is the line-up which is as follows:
@aZar ReactionZ (The Amazement)
As it stands the headline acts will be me Joe (Azar) and Brandon and Jordan (Jorc94) will be a bit more in the background. Regarding if you need more info just message me or Joe As you see these are going out earlier than usual so if certain things aren't available straight away you know why.
Welcome to the new sign up thread for F1 2017. Please make sure you have read the important information on joining the league HERE. (Once Posted Will Be Linked)
Our racing rules are in place to help us enforce clean and fair racing in the leagues. As an XRL driver, it is required that you do your very best to race within these rules at all times. In short, this means no contact and no corner cutting. We...
Dirt 4 is coming. The game comes out June 9th this year and goes back to the Dirt 3 style of racing while bringing Dirt Rally parts in as well. As it's a racing game that means there's a chance to have a racing league on it. The fact that there's a few different types of cars means we can have different leagues within the game. Here are the leagues that we have planned for Dirt 4 at the moment.
If you are interested in racing on Dirt 4 in any of these leagues then reply below or if you have any suggestions or questions.
Quick note you can set your DVR on Xbox to record for 5 minutes so we can make a highlight video.
Trucks league - On Thursday 7:30pm
Lobby's will have 8 drivers, there will be 3 heat races to qualify for the Final.
RallyCross League - On Saturday 7:30pm
Lobby's will have 6 drivers in, most likely there will be 2 lobby's the top 3 from the heats go to the A Final the rest to the B Final....
Well firstly good morning everyone and I'm sure to a lot of you this news has already been filtered out but I shall address it properly. For the first 2 races the numbers of racers in our top 2 divisions has been, well let's say sub-standard just to be nice. I have talked about it in the post I made last week about the factors which myself and others feel have contributed to the diminishing numbers of top tier drivers, so I don't need to go over that again.
What I will need to explain in the action we are taking. Now I understand that this isn't perfect but for this season we are going to merge the top 2 divisions and race it on Monday's at 7:30pm.
Before GP2 drivers panic about how they won't have a chance of winning, this is how it is going to work. Although all the drivers will be in the same race, we are still running the drivers standings seperate. So if a GP2 driver finishes say 4th but is the highest placed GP2 driver, they will get 25 points in their respective...
So after a testing first week in which we can say ended on a thrilling F4 race (Thanks to @F1x SPEED and @IFRL Michaels for the great commentary) there is a lot of thinking we are having to do going forward as it seems the challenge of remaining a successful league on this particular game is a tough one. With F1 and GP2 lacking numbers and GP3 having a re-run after XBL decided to have a meltdown, it was nice to have a successful race and stream.
Firstly I'd like to apologise on behalf of Wes and I for us not being in the best frame of mind this week when incidents have happened. For myself I can say I just had one of them days Monday and everything just kept on annoying me. And I'm sure everyone knows of what Wes had to go through Monday with regards to his mum and step-dad so we can understand the frustrations. So yeah we are sorry for anything we said that might of been taken out of context.
Moving on it is clear that the biggest issue we had...
It promises to be another exciting season of XRL action after last night's driver draw threw up plenty of interesting pairings. For those who somehow missed the entertainment of the season 12 driver draw (provided by @aZar ReactionZ & @F1x SPEED) and our pretty Twitter graphics, here is the list of teams and drivers that were drawn thanks to @F1x SPEED's balls:
Mercedes Smack dizzle nl & Jorc94
Red Bull Adam1509 & RyanW7799
Ferrari Killerwhale48 & Jambo
McLaren Shoei & V6Racing
Toro Rosso RG Matiiz & Kingliam25
Haas aZar ReactionZ & Nicole8K
Renault Maranzano AFCA
The xbox F1 leagues are currently in the off season and F1 Supremo XRL Bernie decided to divulge on some new updates regarding the future of the F1 league as well as other leagues on all platforms.
Back 6 years ago where streaming was something we could only dream of in out lifetimes and TVs were black and white I ran a league for friends on F1 2011. From that point to now the league has gone through many ups and downs but the league has grown substantially in that time. Since 2014 however my time and commitment to the cause has reduced due to other games and a lack of time.
However over the last year the league has gone into the shadows somewhat compared to the glory days of 2013 and we are not the league we used to be despite a lot of effort from many people. The league is full of volunteers who do not get paid to help out and make a league a success. I sincerely appreciate the help certain people have provided over the years.
For the upcoming season which is due to start on...
There are only 2 rounds of the season left now with Sao Paulo and Interlagos hosting the penultimate round between Sunday to Wednesday. F1, GP3 and F4 have a good chance of seeing their respective champions crowned this week.
@Jambo became the first champion of XRL season 11 by winning the GP2 race in Mexico, extending his lead to 52 points with just 50 available. Big congrats from myself and on behalf of all of your GP2 rivals
The cells within the tables I have thrown together show the potential points gap depending on the various possible results, so anything 26 or over (or 25 with more wins) will see a champion crowned in Brazil. Here are the permutations and who needs what in order to become champion:
F1 Division@Matiiz kept his hopes alive with a good recovery to 2nd place in Mexico, whilst yours truly faltered...
With 3 rounds to go and the season coming to a close, there are titles up for grabs in Mexico - 3 of the divisions could see a champion crowned this week. The cells within the tables I have thrown together show the potential points gap depending on the various possible results, so anything 51 or over (or 50 with more wins) will see a champion crowned in Mexico. Here are the permutations and who needs what in order to become champion:
Only @Matiiz can stop Jorc becoming champion of Season 11's F1 Division. As he has only 1 win to Jorc's 6, a 50 point gap will confirm the latter as champion. Jorc will become champion in Mexico if:
- He finishes in the top 2,
- He finishes in the top 5 and Matiiz doesn't win the race,
- He finishes in the top 7 and Matiiz finishes 3rd or lower,
- He finishes in the top...
Despite it being the F1 off-season, the sport never sleeps and there has been plenty of interesting developments in recent days. Here are the more eye-catching bits:
"Vettel crashes during Pirelli wet-weather test"
"The German had been drafted in for the opening day of wet tyre testing, which was aimed at checking on the progress of Pirelli's wider rain rubber with Ferrari's mule car on the artificially-soaked track.
However, early in the afternoon – and when believed to be on a warm-up lap - Vettel lost control of the modified SF15-T on the track section that descends from the right hander after the bridge crossing.
Although Vettel was unharmed in the crash, suffering no more than some minor bruising, the impact was enough for the car to need extensive repairs – so running was abandoned for the day."
In true pre-season testing fashion, here is a...
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza hosted round 14 of the XRL season. This circuit needs no introduction as it's one of the most legendary circuits on the calendar, hosting every year's Italian Grand Prix bar 1980, and also being the home Grand Prix of Ferrari and their loyal legion of fans, the Tifosi. The circuit itself is filled with long straights and heavy breaking zones, making it perfect for overtaking,with top speeds regularly exceeding 220 mph due to the extremely low downforce characteristics. All of these factors surely pointed to more good races in XRL...
F1"Ryan secured another pole position with a 1:21.548.
The field was very close together on the opening laps. HaarryD who started 5th managed to get the lead but his joy was short lived as he spun at the exit of...
Home to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium hosted round 13 of the championship. The circuit has one of the highest average speeds on the calendar meaning that the race duration is usually among the shortest of the season, but it never disappoints on action. The abundance of long, sweeping turns means that there are no shortage of overtaking opportunities, the best being Les Combes and the Bus Stop chicane. Add this to the iconic Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex and you have the ingredients of one of the greatest and historic circuits in motor racing. Hopes were high that this would translate into good races in XRL - here's what happened:
F1"Unfortunately only 8 drivers showed up to this, probably because they were too drunk/hungover from the Xmas parties! Therefore, the...
The operating company of the Manor Racing F1 Team has gone into administration just 2 months before the 2017 season opener in Melbourne. The news was delivered to the 212-strong workforce at their factory in Banbury during a meeting this morning (Friday), and casts huge doubt over both the futures of staff and the team's chances of making it to Albert Park, let alone compete over the duration of the 2017 season.
Joint administrator Geoff Rowley said, "The team has made significant progress under its new ownership since the start of 2015, the highlight of which included securing a constructors' championship point in the preceding F1 season, but the position remains that operating a F1 team requires significant ongoing investment. During recent months, the senior management team has worked tirelessly to bring new investment to the team to secure its long term future, but regrettably has been unable to do so within the time available."
Team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick has since...
Round 12 of the XRL Season came from the Hockenheimring in Germany, which makes a return on the calendar after being missed off for 2015. Although it doesn't pull the crowds that it did in the glory days of Schumacher, this circuit nonetheless has a tendency to produce good racing and the occasional shock result. There are many possible overtaking places but the most obvious is the turn 6 hairpin which has cars braking from over 200 mph. With this in mind, everyone in XRL was expecting good racing from this particular venue - here are the thoughts of the division heads:
F1"Qualifying was a tentative affair with plenty of cars opting to run just the soft tyres in order to give themselves a better chance in the race. Matiz broke the trend on the supers and pounced to take his first pole position since Russia...
The halfway point of XRL Season 11 meant the teams took to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian GP. This race has been on the calendar every year since 1986 but, despite this, the nature of the circuit certainly gives it a marmite quality - some love it, some hate it. This is due to the very twisty and narrow characteristics and it is sometimes referred to as 'Monaco without the walls'. Although the track doesn't lend itself to overtaking there have still been many classic races here and the division heads had high hopes that they could add to that list:
F1"Fatpenguin earned his first pole position of the season a 1:19.658. But his efforts were ruined after a dreadful start.
It was LGS who lead into the first corner with HaarryD 2nd & Felipe Massa moving up into to 3rd.
Jorc had to make an...
Coming up to the halfway point of the XRL season sees most of the teams head to their natural home: Silverstone. The Northamptonshire circuit has a proud and rich history having hosted races since 1948. Despite numerous layout changes over the past 68 years, Silverstone remains one of the most famous challenges of the F1 calendar due to it's ultra-high average speed, including the legendary Magotts-Becketts-Chapel complex. The 4 division heads provided insight into how the drivers rose to the challenge.
F1"RyanW7799 took his 4th pole position of the season with a 1:30.277.
Connection was an issue at the very beginning as Resf1italian disconnected on the grid & championship leader Jorc94 also disconnected on the opening lap. Fatpenguin & Carley collided at the very fast...
Abu Dhabi weekend this season saw the ascension of a new world champion for the first time since Sebastian Vettel. The rise was of yet another German - but this time from the lineage of a previous World Champion in Nico Rosberg - son of the legendary Keke Rosberg.
Post race many a forum has waged war as to whether he is a true champion or not. A lot of people have said if it wasn't for the engine of Lewis Hamilton letting go in Malaysia, he'd have been out of contention. We must remember though, Hamilton's maiden title only became possible in 2008 because Felipe Massa suffered a similar misfortune in that season's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Let it be said that Rosberg is undoubtedly a deserving champion. We only have to wind the clock back seven years to see evidence of this in analysis of the 2009 season won by Jenson Button. In '09 Button...
Nico Rosberg has stunned the world of F1 by announcing his retirement from the sport just days after he won the 2016 Driver's World Championship in Abu Dhabi. Speaking at the FIA Prize Giving Gala, he said he felt it was the right moment to call time on his career after achieving a personal dream of 25 years and enduring the pressure that went along with it.
He said, "For me it is a very special day to receive the trophy. This evening is going to be amazing but for another reason: I want to take the opportunity to announce the end of my F1 career. Since I was six years old I had a clear dream, that was to become F1 world champion and it was very clear in my mind, whatever I could think, I have achieved it. I will remember forever.
I have achieved this childhood dream now, so I'm not willing to do more commitment. I don't want to do it again. I have decided to follow my heart. I want to call it a day and go on to other things and it feels right to me. I feel excited, my...
For round 9 of the championship, the drivers took on the Austrian Grand Prix held at the Red Bull Ring. As a circuit that was first on the calendar in 1970, it has undergone several changes in order to reduce speeds and improve safety. However, it still retains an incredible flow due to it's mixture of long straights, high speed sweeping corners and short lap length. As usual, the division heads gave their summary of events in round 9 of XRL:
F1"Azar Reactionz continued his form from Baku with another pole position.
The race started cleanly apart from LGS having to pit for a new front wing on the opening lap after making slight contact with his team-mate. There was also trouble on the 3rd lap as Treemuss made high-speed contact with Carley which ended both her and Res F1 Italian's races.
Due to the slipstream,...
For Round 8, XRL rolled up to a new venue in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the European Grand Prix (despite the fact that half of the country is in Asia). The track has already gained a reputation as being challenging and unique due to it's, in places, narrow nature and ultra high speed sections, including a pit straight over a mile in length, a factor which is very rare for a street circuit. The division heads discussed how the drivers tackled (or didn't tackle) this beast:
F1"Azar earned pole position with LGS matching his season's best with 2nd on the grid.
The race started with Jorc managing to leapfrog LGS at the start. The top 3 were able to break away from the rest of the field pretty early on but on Lap 6 Jorc missed his breaking point & went down the escape road. Azar decided to pit right after LGS breezed past him on the pit-straight. LGS' 1 stop strategy was...
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