Posted on , By Rob Sim racing is sport

It’s a Sunday night and me and 13 other males have come together as we do once a fortnight.  We’re buckled into our respective vehicles and there’s idle chitchat about the coming formula 1 while we wait for the gates to be opened for practice. Read more to find out just why Simracing is a sport and not 'just a game'.

Posted on , By Rob Speed Secrets Performance Driving 101 eCourse

Ross Bentleys' Speed Secrets race driver training company now offers an e-Course for introductory performance driving.  I review it and see how it stacks up to his excellent books on the same content.

Posted on , By Rob What if you were to start iRacing all over?

Ever wonder what it would be like if you could go back in time with what you now know?  Of course you have, everyone has.  But until a time machine is invented you’re never going to be able to take all those lady charming skills you learned over the last decade or two back with you to highschool.  I managed to do just this, but with iRacing.

Posted on , By Rob Will more expensive gear make me a faster sim racer?

All the sim racing hardware options in the world are available to purchase, but will they make you a faster racer?  After years of research I have the answer.

Posted on , By Rob Sim racing hardware explored

Driving and Racing games enjoyed a renaissance in 2013 that is set to continue in 2014 and beyond.  Since September last year major titles have been or soon will be released on the major consoles and PC.  The well known console titles: Forza 5 and Gran Turismo 6 have taken the headlines for the Xbox One and PS3 respectively, while Gran Turismo 7 is set to debut on the PS4 in 2014.

Posted on , By Rob iRacing vs Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa has been out for nearly 2 months and is being heralded as the death of iRacing but how does it stack up against the king of the hill?

Posted on , By Rob iRacing with the Oculus Rift

Perhaps the greatest addition to computer gaming since... forever.  The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality 3D headset and it's set to change gaming forever.  Here I take a look at it only in the context of iRacing.

Posted on , By Rob My first day as an iRacer

iRacing: the most fun a motorsport fan can have on a PC.   How a reborn sim racer fared in his first attempt at the daddy of all sim racing.

Posted on , By Rob Why Vettels ignoring team orders was a dog move

Sebastian Vettels ignoring of team orders at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix may yet destroy the RBR team as it is today.  But what did he do wrong?  Did he do anything wrong?  And what's this business of team orders?

Posted on , By Rob iRacing blue flags and multi-class racing

Anyone who's participated in multi-class racing on iRacing knows the pain of overtaking and being overtaken by cars in another class, especially when it comes to going a lap down. I get that the faster car doesn't want to get impeded by the slower car and is impatient to get by.  But also, the slower car doesn't want to have his race ruined by have to excessively slow down or go offline to help out the faster car.  Respect and sportsmanship go both ways here.  There is an official stance on t…

Posted on , By Rob Perez was too aggressive at Monaco

Perez overdid it in the aggressive driving stakes at yesterday Monaco Grand Prix.  Nothing wrong with some assertive driving, but expecting someone to move out of the way as you bombdive them is just bad form.

Posted on , By Rob Effects of sim racing on the body

What demands does Formula 1 racing place on the body?  I have done some research into this and the results might astound you.

Posted on , By Rob I'm divided about the current state of F1

As round four of the 2013 F1 championship kicks of today in Bahrain and in the wake of the Chinese Grand Prix, I'm thinking about the state of modern F1.  Is F1 still what it used to be.  Is it drivers championship, where the fastest, smartest driver wins?