July 30, 2009

50.000 acessos!


O time do F1 Virtual agradece aos mais de 50.000 acessos desde o nosso surgimento em novembro de 2007.

Continue bisbilhotando e comentando sempre. São todos muito bem vindos!


F1 Virtual Team thank you all for 50.000 pageviews since blog birth at november 2007.

Keep blogging, keep coming, you´re always very welcome!

July 25, 2009

Valencia Crusade - Part 1


Certamente o trabalho do Matt Schroeder tem sido muito bom ao atualizar nossa versão beta de Valencia. Muito do seu trabalho em 3d, sobretudo altura e escala serão incorporados ao nosso projeto.

No entanto, Paulo resolveu redefinir elevações, zebras e áreas de escape no dat versão beta, o que tornará a versão 2009 absolutamente fiel ao original.

Eu também recolhi na we algumas plantas do porto e converti 3d do sketchup para preparar o cenário como um todo.

Ainda assim, precisaremos do trabalho e do esforço de colegas como raulongo e matt schroeder.

Vamos ver no que dá.


I´m sure matt schroeder has made very great progress on his job, which is surely being used as basis for our work. Most of his objects heights and measures are proportional to reality, and it demonstrates how accurate is gonna be his version.

But Paulo has got original beta dat to change a lot of elevations, banks and kerbs placement.

Also I´ve just got some CAD plans and converted some sketchup objects to 3ds so that I could handle 3d job as a whole. It means now I have buildings projection in scale to 2009 event.

Though, we are not able to finish this job without help of matt´s and surely raulongo in near future.

Let´s see what happens.

July 23, 2009

Monacool 2009 (sounds awful, sorry)

Antes - Before
Depois - After
Laurent comenta que melhorou o Hotel Gold Leaf totalmente com o gp4builder de sua lavra. Lembrando que o prédio original possuía 220 faces e o atual, essa belezura, 212. Ou seja, menos faces e mais desempenho, pra o nosso sossego desde já...

Lo2k comments: "I improved the Gold Leaf Hotel (100% edited with GP4Builder). For information, original building has 220 faces and the new one has 212 faces (same number of textures)"

July 21, 2009

Bernie´s bleuf bleuf bleuf... Bleuf(?)



Ecclestone defende revezamento de pistas inglesas

O chefão da F-1, Bernie Ecclestone, considera que as pistas de Donington Park e Silverstone podem acabar partilhando o GP da Inglaterra, para manter a corrida no calendário da categoria.

Como Donington enfrenta uma corrida contra o tempo para levantar o valor de 80 milhões de libras necessárias para melhorar a infraestrutura, Ecclestone sugeriu que Silverstone ainda pode voltar a acolher a etapa inglesa.

"Se eles não fizerem isso, Donington pode se unir a Silverstone, que se realizar tudo o que prometeu, vai voltar a ter corridas da F-1," falou Ecclestone ao jornal Independent on Sunday.

No entanto, existe um receio entre os organizadores da corrida de que haja pouco tempo para o circuito de Silverstone se adaptar para receber a prova. Damon Hill, presidente do Clube de Piloto de Corrida da Grã-Bretanha, proprietário da pista, é contrário ao revezamento.

"Eu não sou a favor do revezamento. Acho que isso é um insulto. Não se trata de uma estratégia de longo prazo. Sou favorável a um contrato com o GP da Inglaterra em Silverstone, porque não acredito que o projeto de Donington seja viável," falou.

(extraído do blog do Téo José - http://www2.uol.com.br/teojose/noticias/ult794u66037.shl)



British GP could alternate, says Bernie


Bernie Ecclestone has raised the prospect of the British Grand Prix alternating between Donington and Silverstone if the former is not ready to hold the 2010 race as planned.

With Donington’s financing of its £80m redevelopment project having been hit by the recession, Ecclestone indicated at Silverstone’s final scheduled F1 race last month that the event could return there after all next year if Donington fails to deliver on time.

And with Donington circuit CEO Simon Gillett still to confirm details of how the scheme will be funded, Ecclestone has now seemingly handed Silverstone a further lifeline by floating a race-share arrangement from next season.

"If they [Donington] don't do it, Donington will get together with Silverstone," the Formula 1 supremo told The Independent on Sunday newspaper.

After shocking the F1 paddock last summer by announcing a 10-year deal with Gillett to move the British race from its traditional Silverstone home, Ecclestone insisted he would not return the sport to the Northamptonshire venue even if Donington's plans fell through.

However after revealing last month that his change of stance towards Silverstone had come about because of a more constructive attitude from its owner the BRDC, Ecclestone has reiterated that the race will be back there in 2010 if Donington isn't ready and it in turn completes its own improvements to facilities.

"If Silverstone do all the things they promised me they are going to do, we are going to be at Silverstone," he added.

But while Silverstone has always made it clear it would welcome the British GP back should Donington not deliver, BRDC president Damon Hill has rejected the prospect of a race share arrangement.

The 1996 world champion says such a move would be “absurd” and that Ecclestone should instead negotiate a new long-term deal with Silverstone, Hill doubting the viability of Donington's plans.

“I am not in favour of rotating it,” he said.

"I think it's an insult. It's another absurd step to try and squeeze as much profit and as much benefit for the commercial rights-holder. It's not a long-term strategy."

"I'm in favour of the contract for the British Grand Prix being negotiated with Silverstone because I don't believe that the Donington project is viable."

Silverstone, however, has past experience of sharing the British round after the race alternated between the historic circuit and Brands Hatch between 1964 and 1986. Germany is the only country to currently alternating the venue for its race, with the event switched annually between Hockenheim and the Nurburgring so the circuits can share the race-hosting fees.

(extracted from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=46406)

July 12, 2009

Sepang International Circuit 2009


Hi there you all

I´m sorry it´s all my fault.

I should have talked to team before press release post.

It means release is delayed, which not means it´s a give up.

Please sorry for that. It won´t happen again.


Gildoorf
F1 Virtual Team



July 04, 2009

F1Virtual Track Contest (Concurso de pistas)


Não chores por mim, Argentina... não mais! Voltamos a este belo país, como o sr. Bernie Ecclestone diz: "Fórmula 1 pode voltar à Argentina".

Que bela oportunidade para vocês do mundo todo botarem os cérebros para fritar num novíssimo circuito para este evento.

Nós do F1 Virtual lhes damos a oportunidade de tornarem essa pista real, e queremos o MELHOR de vocês... então liguem os motores, e não chorem mais...

As regras do concurso estão em nossa seção de downloads, na pasta "Concurso de Pistas", em português ou inglês (mais traduções serão adicionadas com o tempo). Boa sorte a todos!


Don´t cry for me, Argentina...
Not anymore! I´m back to this lovely and passionate country, as Mr. Bernie Ecclestone´s word says: "Formula 1 may come back to Argentina".

What a great opportunity for all of you, GP4 contenders from world wide, to burn your minds into a brand new, and exciting layout for this upcoming event.

We, from F1 Virtual allow everyone to make this dream come true.

And we want the BEST from you, so start your engines and please, please, don´t cry anymore...

The contest rules are at our downloads section, in the "Track Contest" folder, available in English and Portuguese (more translations to be added soon). Good luck to everyone!