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23-05-2015, 13:34
Hi guys! I just joined the forum today! :) I was wondering what Formula ''A,B,C'' means.
I know, its a silly questions lol. But I only know ''F1'' etc. So I have no idea what A,B,C means.
Thank you ! :)

23-05-2015, 13:36
Formula A is the equivalent of F1, Formula B should be GP2 and Formula C should be Formula 3.

Somebody back me up or correct me, my knowledge on the formula cars isn't as firm as it used to be ;)

23-05-2015, 13:36
Similar to what you know but without a licence

23-05-2015, 13:38
It's licensing reasons. Formula A are similar to 2011 Formula 1 cars, and I think Forumla B are GP2 cars, but they can't use these names as they're copyrighted by FOM/FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. So they had to come up with alternative names Formula A, B & C. You'll also notice that the classic F1 Lotuses are not called F1 cars either and are instead referred to by their model name Louts 98T, Lotus 78, etc.

23-05-2015, 13:38
Well I guess they dont have the proper licences to call them F1, so Formula A = F1, Formula B = GP2 or F2 and Formula C = F3

23-05-2015, 13:39
Oh ok! Thank you guys ! :)

23-05-2015, 13:40
Wow 3 replies in the span it took to write mine.:)

23-05-2015, 13:53
Formula A is the equivalent to Formula One, Formula B is the equivalent to GP2 and Formula C is the equivalent to Formula 3 or Formula Renault 3.5 (not sure which out of those two really).

Roger Prynne
23-05-2015, 14:05
^^^ bit late to the party... ;)

23-05-2015, 15:04

23-05-2015, 15:13
Formula 3 or Formula Renault 3.5 (not sure which out of those two really).

I was wondering that too, because the Formula C is very fast, didnt know the Formula 3 IRL was so quick :eek:

Aldo Zampatti
23-05-2015, 15:21
Just for extra clarification for those who didn't clicked the linked post before:

The good thing about pCARS, is that you can put any car on any track. ;)

As for the open wheelers, some basic info:

Formula Rookie - Entry level open wheeler which is similar to the real life Formula Ford. No aero, but very light with a relatively wide track which provides it's stability. To be fast, you need to slide the car in the corners.

Formula C - Next step in open wheelers. Similar to a Formula F3. It has lots of aero but it still slippery on corner exists. As with any car with aero, the faster you go, the more downfoce you have in the corners.

Formula B - Similar to a Superleague Formula car. Has push-to-pass type system.

Formula A - Similar to a 2010-2011 Formula F1 car. Has KERS and DRS.