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!

 

2009S1 Week 1 – iRacing Advanced Solstice Challenge – Summit

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This was a decent race. I qualified earlier in the day, setting a time of 1:30.262, which put me 3rd on the grid (ahead of a few people who were obviously a lot faster).

I got an OK start and then was gradually overtaken by a couple of people, dropping to 5th. I eventually moved into 4th when the person ahead of me crashed while trying to take a position. I was also able to escape danger when the guy in 6th at the time spun while trying to catch me.

I’ve put together a video of the race, basically just testing things with Sony Vegas… I know about the audio issues (gaps in audio, and the fact it’s out of sync), but am still trying to work out what’s going on with the flickering of other video segments!


Also available in HD.

I had a completely clean race. I set my fastest lap on lap 9, 1:30.450.

 
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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.