Arcade To Sim: Gaming And Racing With Sam Bird – Formula E

Arcade To Sim: Gaming And Racing With Sam Bird – Formula E


So Sam, have you done much gaming while you’re racing or before your career started? To be honest, Graham, not so much gaming. I mean I’ve done a lot of simulation with my work in Formula One and other series. We’re very heavy on simulation now at DS Virgin. But gaming, not so much since I was maybe twelve or thirteen playing Gran Turismo on my PS2. So we’ve played a little bit of Outrun. Can games like that help you, or is it very, very basic and it’s just for fun? Any sort of game, in its own way, can keep me sharp. Even like what we’re doing at the minute. You know, it’s kind of keeping you sharp. I’m doing very badly, but… It just keeps your head in the game. You’re always active and I think that kind of side of it will help. If you’ve got any tips, let me know. Let’s get over to the sims and see if we can learn anything. This is actually where I used to train back when I was doing GP2 and F1. Can I adjust the brake bias? 53 on the brake bias instead of 56. Graham, what should I be looking for then, in terms of driving a quick lap on a game? I don’t attack as much on the sim. I just take a couple of steps back and just make sure it’s ultra smooth. The whole sorta qualification process that we’ve done in the last couple of months – the Road to Vegas – it’s all been street tracks. So it’s really just survival, you know? If you can make it to the end, you’re gonna do well. Back in the day – like your day, Sam – most other racing drivers these days, they all started in karting. Can you see, in the future, sim racing leading on to motorsport? I don’t see why not. You know, the world is changing. This is a newish concept. Simulators and gaming are getting better and bigger all the time. Here we go, here we go, here we go, here we go, here we go! Yes! Woah! We’ll leave it there. Let’s see how you fare when we go to the all singing, all dancing sim. Here we are. Right, shall we get cracked on? This morning, we’ve given Graham his first proper laps on our DS racing simulator. It’s definitely different compared to what I’m used to at home. They had to drag me off of the thing earlier on. Graham, how did you find the last few days? The first one was pretty awesome, and this is a different level. Even just your apexes; at home, I just move my eyes. Here, I’m looking right to the apex. So has this experience helped you – and will it help you – in Vegas? I think it will. Anything behind the wheel, working with yourself and all your experience is definitely gonna push me on and help me a lot for Vegas.

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