rFactor 2

rFactor 2

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Zandvoort 2017
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Zandvoort 2017

After the opening in 1948, the circuit was the home of multiple Formula 1 Grand Prix races. The sixties were the combativeness of the famous drivers Graham Hill, Jim Clark, and Jackie Stewart. They all won at least one of the races. Wolfgang von Trips and Jack Brabham also triumphed at the circuit of Zandvoort. In the seventies the circuit experienced a underwhelming period, with deadly accidents of Piers Courage in 1970 and Roger Williamson in 1973. Amongst the race winners were Niki Lauda , James Hunt, Mario Andretti and Alan Jones. 1985 saw the last Formula 1 Grand Prix, and it was again Niki Lauda that won the race in what turned out to be his last Formula 1 win.

The circuit subsequently went through a rough phase, until the Masters proved to be a very popular event, spawning lots of drivers that ended up in Formula 1 such as David Coultthard, Pedro Lamy, Enrique Bernoldi, and Jos Verstappen. More recent examples are Takumo Sato, Christian Klien, and Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Today, the track is popular amongst both teams and racing drivers. The friendly, incomparable Zandvoort hospitality and the unique atmosphere make Zandvoort a much sought-after track for international race series. It wasn’t long until ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA European Formula 3 Championship en Blancpain Sprint Series, came to Zandvoort.
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Spectator6 Aug 20 @ 6:29am 
So after driving Zand with a lot of other cars, I can honestly say the reason the road surface initially felt so dull and boring is actually because of the McLaren! Seems like the 650S is softer in the sense that its tires don't pick up much surface detail. But the second I hopped into the NSX or USF2000 (or pretty much any other car for that matter) the track really started to come alive.

Part of the reason I was so surprised is that I was coming off of the URD Endurance series cars. These cars feel and sound so intense in comparison.
Alex Aug 19 @ 6:43pm 
thanks man. love it...
OwigeTiMe309 Aug 17 @ 9:17am 
Andy [GER] Aug 17 @ 12:38am 
Thanks !!
Spectator6 Aug 16 @ 5:33am 
@Riches: Thank you for setting me straight, makes me feel much better about the track :)

@Demerzel: Good to know! I hope they highlight these things in their Dev blog or something because without your statement, I feel the "general" rF2 user would have no idea what lengths the team went to in recreating this track.
Demerzel Aug 16 @ 1:47am 
Richard Hessels: "You are right, some track-side objects still come from my old SRW version. Those are placeholders.
Still making new and better objects for it.
But the base track and it's surroundings are totally scratch-build with the use of Lidar pointcloud data and GPS.
3 photo session with more than 3000 photos were done. The last of these sessions I was able to arrange a private ontrack photo session with the new tarmac (thanks Zandvoort!). So it was possible for me to measure curbs sizes, walls and other vital objects exactly along the track."
PATCHEDUPDEMON Aug 15 @ 12:25pm 
riches,this is a lidar scan track,so its not just made up
casablancanewyork Aug 13 @ 11:50am 
Thanks a lot for your efforts, and for this beautiful and interesting track, rFactor 2 is getting better and better and more awesome, keep up the good work, i love what you are doing.
Riches Aug 13 @ 2:41am 
@ Spectator6

There is new asfalt on the Zandvoort. The link you showed you see the cars almost floating thanks to the new asfalt compared to the old. The only wobble you see is when they changing gears.
KS version is way to bumpy, iRacings lasescanned version is also much smoother than the KS version. Anyhow, this is a grat effort for a 0.20 release. While on the track it's a great and quite accurate drive according to fellow simmers who raced the real track recently in real cars.
Jynn Aug 13 @ 1:57am 
Well what a nice surprise this is!