Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

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Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by saif » 01 Sep 2010, 18:42

Ferrari has announced their Virtual Academy 2010, giving Formula One fans all around the globe access to a true-to-life simulation of their current Ferrari F10 Formula One race car.

The Virtual Academy will include Ferrari’s current Formula One challenger as well as three laser-scanned (!) tracks – Fiorano, Mugello & the Nürburgring. The Academy comes with a global hotlap competition as the fastest drivers can win Ferrari merchandise every week. The five quickest drivers will even be invited to Maranello, participating in the official Ferrari Driving Academy.

The simulator does not just look pretty stunning as you can see below, Ferrari also promises a very realistic approach as the car has been designed based on official CAD data. In terms of physics, Ferrari has not cut any corners either, promising the most accurate virtual reproduction of a Ferrari F1 single-seater in computer simulation to date. Ferrari’s Formula One drivers have been heavily involved with testing the virtual car, making sure the driving dynamics and tyre behaviour is as realistic as possible.

The simulator will be using the same setups as the real-life F10, players will be able to match themselves against the top times set by Ferrari’s world class drivers. Furthermore, the simulation also includes a replay system and real-time global leader boards to track your progress.

This is stunning news as Ferrari is the first Formula One team to give sim racers access to an official simulator, the ingredients sound very promising and could provide for a new benchmark in open-wheel simulation.

Download of the Ferrari Virtual Academy will be available starting September 9th, for more visit the official website.

Website Link : http://www.ferrarivirtualacademy.com/EN/index.jsp


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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by Ferrariman60 » 02 Sep 2010, 22:20

Looks good, but I wouldn't pay for it. We already have rFactor.
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Post by iceman1 » 06 Sep 2010, 14:41

Mclaren should enter this competition :P

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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by alex1369 » 06 Sep 2010, 17:42

Ferrariman60 wrote:Looks good, but I wouldn't pay for it. We already have rFactor.

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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by cformula1 » 08 Sep 2010, 19:47

Does this come with free lessons in pulling over for Alonso? :p

I actually get the feeling it's a free program (EDIT: I'm wrong, it's 15 Euros :( ) - if so, it makes it even more interesting- I might have to download it, because it looks like it could be a brilliant simulator (even if you're a person who despises Ferrari), now here's hoping it will run on my laptop :pray:
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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by phil1993 » 08 Sep 2010, 19:52

SELECT DRIVER: F. MASSA
Lap 1: Engineer comes on the radio: 'Felipe, Fernando is...

:lol:

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phil1993 wrote:SELECT DRIVER: F. MASSA
Lap 1: Engineer comes on the radio: 'Felipe, Fernando is...

:lol:

I wonder if it has the team orders option :lol:

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will it have the new Ferrari livery?? :p

this one i mean:
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Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010 – Now Available!

Ferrari has just released their Virtual Academy 2010 simulator, offering a true to life simulation of their F10 Formula One race car that can be driven on three laser-scanned tracks.
The initial release includes the F10 and Ferrari’s Fiorano testing track, selling for 14,90€. Mugello and the Nürburgring will be available at a later date for a yet undisclosed price.
Along with the download, Ferrari has released the system requirements, revealing that the title is compatible to Track IR, three-screen setups via TripleHead2Go and nVidia 3D Vision.

System Requirements:
Operative system: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 – 32 / 64bit
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Processor: 2 GHz
Disc space: 1 GB
3D video card: Compatible Directx 9 – Geforce 7800GTX – ATI X1900 or similar
Integrated audio card
Internet connection

Supported wheels:
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S / GT3 RS Wheel
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Wireless
Thurstmaster Ferrari F1 Wireless Gamepad





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Post by Ferrariman60 » 09 Sep 2010, 20:54

iceman1 wrote:
phil1993 wrote:SELECT DRIVER: F. MASSA
Lap 1: Engineer comes on the radio: 'Felipe, Fernando is...

:lol:

I wonder if it has the team orders option :lol:

I think the irony of your statement is that the game's example lap time was set by Massa; so in reality...

"Player 1, Felipe is faster than you..."
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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by Bosseking » 12 Sep 2010, 21:52

Well I have played this game the last few days and I must admit the physics seem rather good. Handling is quite easy, alltough the car wants to snap on you on certain places just like what you expect from an F1. Braking seems correct too, you can't abuse the physics like sliding the rear end or keep throttle under braking etc. All in all it does feel like an F1 could feel and that, at this stage, is worth my 15€. I'm not going to buy the other two tracks though, having my hands full with Fiorano already.

That hotlapping chart thing is also really fricking addictive. I'm currently 22th and all I can think is to have that one more tenth. iRacing will soon release Williams FW31 and I really hope it's as good at this.

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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by jianh » 13 Sep 2010, 01:16

Bosseking, is it just private driving or you can race with maybe the AI ?
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Re: Ferrari Launches Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010

Post by Bosseking » 13 Sep 2010, 13:35

jianh wrote:Bosseking, is it just private driving or you can race with maybe the AI ?


Just private driving. Can't race in online or against AI.

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