Practise your driving
Mid week practises on our servers as well as our Club events in preperation for our weekly races can be important and have a few pitfalls.
We do encourage sharing our knowledge and members more often then not will share their work with you.
Forum requests not allways get the hoped replies, the download section is full of old setups so online on our servers is the most likely place to get your fix.
Scraping the barrel however ,the downloads section does provide a wealth of setups which often can be used to at least have something but it is also helpfull because especialy in the F3-like classes all you realy need is someting basic to get started.
For F3 its all about practise anyways. You are most likely better off doing many laps then spending time in the garage tweaking your car.
Basic tweaking should only have to envolve: wings, gears, brake balance and maybe tire pressure. provided you allready have something to work with (setup from another track)
For GP79 cars
it can be a tad less easy but still for freelance practise and getting to terms a basic setup is often good enough for starters.
Setups do tend to get better and more sophisticated as the week ends, try asking on club day.
You will need to work out fuel for your race and qualifying laps. The garage indicators are never correct and you should not forget to add fuel for the formation lap.
Do not forget racing midweek in short races is hugely different from actual championship races. fuel, tires, wings, brakes, weight etc are all potential issues which need attention.
In our club races the incentive should be to simulate a race and prepare for the main event.
So if you are in first place, 10 seconds away from the field you might feel all that but you are just hotlapping. fall back, and start battling other people. find out where you can brake later or which corners are too dangerous for overtaking etc.
If you are one of the fastest on the grid, why qualify in front, qualify in the back and use the race to see how you cope with overtaking , patience, safe driving etc.
Dare to be different and just fill up the tank regardless of what others are doing, there is no better way to simulate heavy full loads.
any knowledge picked up in practises will help you push forward in official races.
Practise your Pitstops
Know how to enter and exit a pitlane. If anything else you will be faster then those whome forgot to practise and find themselfes trying to get out of a sandtrap next to the pit entry.