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Shanasman450
06-01-2016, 06:49
I'm having a bit of a hard time racing the formula C season due to that I race on 100% length and the car just won't hold enough fuel to make it through the whole race. I've tried reducing the size of the restrictor plate thinking it would help reduce fuel consumption, and I've tried being easier on the gas but to no avail. Any suggestions?

LukeC
06-01-2016, 07:25
Don't race on 100%. The formula c car is based on a formula 3 car, which has a small fuel tank due to the fact that formula 3 races are only about 30-40 minutes long.

Invincible
06-01-2016, 07:46
I refuelling not allowed in that class?

Paulo Ribeiro
06-01-2016, 09:31
Don't race on 100%. The formula c car is based on a formula 3 car, which has a small fuel tank due to the fact that formula 3 races are only about 30-40 minutes long.

So, why is there the 100% option avaialable?

LukeC
06-01-2016, 10:32
So, why is there the 100% option avaialable?

I don't know as I don't play career all that much. If refuelling is possible in formula c, then I guess 100 percent is there for people who wish to run unrealistically long formula c races with refuelling.

Seelenkrank
06-01-2016, 11:03
i did 2 runs in the formula C on 100% and the fuel never runs out in the main race.
maybe 3-5 liters left but never run out of fuel.

Invincible
06-01-2016, 11:14
i did 2 runs in the formula C on 100% and the fuel never runs out in the main race.
maybe 3-5 liters left but never run out of fuel.

Maybe he has a specific track, which is slightly longer? So far he didn't state at which track this does happen.

Seelenkrank
06-01-2016, 12:41
if it is a career race (where no refueling is allowed) the maximum fuel and the race lenght (Kilometers/laps) are even.
i did the UK and the Asia-Pacific career in Formula C and it was ok

Shanasman450
06-01-2016, 16:37
This happened at Laguna Seca. I've had not problems on any of the previous tracks.

Seelenkrank
06-01-2016, 16:47
how many laps with 100%?
i will test it later for myself (weekend maybe)

Mahjik
06-01-2016, 16:52
This happened at Laguna Seca. I've had not problems on any of the previous tracks.

Did you have any spins or issues during the race?

notanuva
06-01-2016, 16:59
how many laps with 100%?
i will test it later for myself (weekend maybe)

I don't think it is in laps i'm pretty sure its minutes but i might be wrong it's been a while since i did that career race but i know i never ran out of fuel when i did.

Invincible
06-01-2016, 17:02
Formula C doesn't run timed races in career.

Shanasman450
06-01-2016, 18:12
Did you have any spins or issues during the race?

None at all. I did the first three laps and let my ai counterpart do the rest and he ended on 5.3l, but when I try I come up short by about a lap and a half

Mahjik
06-01-2016, 18:45
You might need to conserve fuel a little better by shifting a little sooner and not riding the gas pedal too much in the braking zone and corners.

Shanasman450
06-01-2016, 19:03
Tried both. By the time I was conserving enough fuel to finish the race 2nd and 3rd were too close for me to continue like I was.

hkraft300
06-01-2016, 23:48
Tried both. By the time I was conserving enough fuel to finish the race 2nd and 3rd were too close for me to continue like I was.

May have to take a lower spot on the podium for that one race.
Change of gear ratios, or even using a higher gear in every/some corner you won't lose too much time but save fuel by .1-.2 litres/lap. Something you may have to do from when you get the lead and defend for a good few laps, stay on your fuel consumption target. Its all part of the challenge :)

RomKnight
07-01-2016, 00:21
I'm pretty sure some drivers in current F1 days curse those sensors and engineers on fuel savings... too :D