Racing Simulations

Growing up in an 'F1 family' where waking up at 02:00 to watch the races in Japan or Australia seemed normal, it wasn't a bit stretch to find myself playing racing games. Things really started out with Nigel Mansell's World Championship, which although certainly not a simulation, led me onto F1GP on the Commodore Amiga.

After progressing through and spending many years modding the Geoff Crammond Formula One simulations for myself, I started to run IndyCar Racing and NASCAR Racing from Papyrus Racing Games. In 1998 Papyrus released Grand Prix Legends, this had a huge impact on my entire life; I founded a Web site about it, began racing online with it, and it actually led me to where I am today; working for a racing sim developer.

Grand Prix Legends (1998):

Apart from the occasional rFactor mod, I didn't run anything other than iRacing (who I worked for) for a long time. In 2010 I started to work for Image Space Incorporated, deep into development of rFactor 2 at the time. That's all I run these days, I just don't have the time to run anything else!

 

2008S3 Week 1 – Skip Barber Race Series – Infineon

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Getting a good start from my tenth place starting position, I managed to hold position around lap one. I lapped cleanly and had a good fight for sixth throughout the first nine laps.

So, after those nine incident free laps, the person I was battling with and I came upon a recovering car around the carousel and unfortunately, rather than waiting for us to pass, he decided to drive onto the circuit, lose control and crash into us.

It annoyed me at the time because I knew it was going to ruin my race and my safety rating, but like with everything, you just have to get over it. Being angry isn’t going to remove the incident from the record books and nothing I do will turn back time. It is, what it is. It was, what it was.

Our unfortunate incident at Infineon in the Skip Barber 2000\'s.

Our unfortunate incident at Infineon in the Skip Barber 2000's.

I gained a position through what happened and wound up finishing in sixth place.

 
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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.