RaceDepartment

RaceDepartment

By RaceDepartment
Podcast from the world's largest sim racing and motorsport website.

The team will discuss the latest news and goings on in sim racing and motorsport, they will be joined by the odd special guest.

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S2 E2: Your Opinion Is Wrong!
With the world in turmoil thanks to COVID-19 and all the social issues that has caused, our RaceDepartment podcast team of Paul Glover, Davide Nativo, Daniel Monteiro and Paul Jeffrey have spent a little longer in the virtual podcast studio this time -  bringing you the latest news, opinions and discussions from the worlds  of real and virtual motorsport happenings. In this episode we take a look at the new Automobilista 2 beta  development, talk about Formula One's 'Drive to Survive' second season,  chew the fat over the new F1 management game that has been announced,  talk about our preferences between single category simulation and those  that cover a wide variety of content, and plenty more besides... If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
2:08:33
March 20, 2020
S2 E1: Do You Break The First Rule of Sim Racing Club?
A new year, a new season! The RaceDepartment Podcast team are back in action for our first episode of 2020! Hosted once again by Paul Glover, the RaceDepartment Podcast team of  Davide Nativo, Daniel Monteiro and Paul Jeffrey are taking the  opportunity to pick through the latest and greatest news from the  world's of real and virtual motorsport. Despite still being very much in the early part of the year, plenty has  been happening on the real and virtual tarmac for the team to discuss -  from the latest Formula One news, excitement for the new Automobilista 2  simulation, Assetto Corsa Competizione improvements and that DLC, plus a whole loads more. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:43:06
February 27, 2020
Bonus: Codemasters buy Slightly Mad Studios
In a special edition release, the two Pauls of RaceDepartment analyse  the recent purchase of Slightly Mad Studios by British developers  Codemasters.  Providing one of the most surprising announcements of the sim racing world in 2019,  a few short days ago it was announced that Codemasters, developers of  the acclaimed F1 series of games, have purchased Slightly Mad Studios  (PCARS franchise) for a reported $30m - sparking plenty of interest from  racing game fans who wonder what this might mean for the future of both  development studios and their products.  In this special edition Podcast Paul Glover and Paul Jeffrey analyse the  deal, ponder the potential impact on both companies and the Reiza  Studios licence agreement to use the Madness game engine for  Automobilista 2 -  and come up with some interesting thoughts! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
55:50
February 4, 2020
S1 E18: End of Season 1
As usual your cheeky chappy host Mr. Paul Glover valiantly battles to keep control of Davide Nativo and Paul Jeffrey as the Podcast team tackle the diverse topics of real and virtual motorsport news and opinions from the last few weeks. In our end of season episode we chew the proverbial fat about  Automobilista 2 and that delayed release (with some potentially  controversial opinions), we have discussion about the new look  racedepartment.com website refresh, share our musings from the world of  Formula One, discuss the recent 'Rate the Sims' feature and what the  community have been saying, talk about Formula E and the curious case of  the Jaguar i-Pace Trophy, wonder what's happening over at 704Games in  NASCAR Heat world and tackle the elephant in the room that is the  withdrawal of VW from 'proper' motorsport - oh and we sing a bit too.. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
2:05:43
February 4, 2020
Bonus: SRO E-Sport Special
Paul Glover and Paul Jeffrey are joined by Davide Brivio, Davide is the marketing and development manager for Kunos Simulazioni. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:37:29
February 4, 2020
S1 E17: ACC v1.1, Monster Energy Supercross, NFS Heat, Rate The Sims & Button on Verstappen
Another RaceDepartment podcast for your ears, this week Paul Glover, Davide Nativo and Daniel Monteiro chew over the latest goings on. Discuss the highly anticipated v1.1 update for Assetto Corsa Competizione, announcement of incoming Monster Energy Supercross, the soon to be released Need For Speed Heat and then turn their attention to the recent Rate The Sims articles at RD and give their own scores. That was going to be it, but Davide really wanted to discuss the fact Jenson Button has been quoted as saying that Verstappen is the fastest F1 driver ever. Well, won't spoil it but things got a little heated..... If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:42:01
February 4, 2020
S1 E16: Entry Level Hardware
Paul Glover, Davide Nativo and Paul Jeffrey once again take a look at the recent happenings in the world of  real and virtual motorsport. In this, our 16th episode of the series, we  cast our eye over some of the key events from the past couple of weeks,  and once again fail miserably to keep under that magical two hour  recording limit... Hot topics of discussion in this edition of the podcast include the  recent F1 2019 F2 update, exciting happenings in Automobilista 2,  IndyCar 2019 and the controversial new Aeroscreen, RaceRoom Racing  Experience goodies that recently released (or are soon to release), and  our main topic of the day - entry level sim racing hardware. Or in other  words, bullying Davide into buying his first sim racing wheel and pedal  set.. Oh, and loads of other stuff too... If you have not done so already make sure you check out the previous episodes and don't forget to hit that subscribe button, if you have a spare couple of minutes leave us a review! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
2:05:14
February 4, 2020
S1 E15: What's Missing?
We are back again with a new episode, this week Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey and substitute Daniel Monteiro look at the latest goings on in sim racing and motor-sport. This week they cover Grid, ACC, Joseph's 24hr stream, Kubica leaving F1  before moving on try and answer the question what is missing from sim racing games? If you have not done so already make sure you check out the previous episodes and don't forget to hit that subscribe button! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
4:00:30
February 4, 2020
S1 E14: SimRacing, Recruitment For Real Life Drivers?
This week week Paul Glover hosts our 14th episode of the RaceDepartment Podcast, joined by Paul Jeffrey, Davide Nativo, and Joseph Wright spend some time talking about a range of topics from the recent happenings in the real and virtual worlds. Discussions this week include the tragic passing of Formula 2 racer Anthonie Hubert at Spa, the state of safety in modern motor sports, the recent Sim Racing Expo and SRO E-Sport GT Series, all things rFactor 2,  what's been happening with iRacing of late, the new WRC 8 videogame, and talk chew fat over comments made about sim racing by Carlos Sainz. If you have not done so already check out the previous episodes! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:37:00
February 4, 2020
S1 E13: Simracing Expo and more!
n this episode, the team discuss the state of rFactor 2 and the long awaiting new UI, get excited about Sim Racing Expo 2019, go all controversial about the new W Series championship, share their thoughts on  McLaren and IndyCar next season, revisit the topic of sandals and socks (sorry), and other general garbage..... If you have not done so already make sure you check out the previous episodes! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:46:10
February 4, 2020
S1 E12: News News News!!
Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey, Joseph Wright and Davide Nativo are back after a little break, fill those ears with episode 12. The lads all catch up with the recent ongoings, this includes SRO Group News, VR finally arriving for Dirt 2.0, give their views on the F1 season as it hits the summer break. Then they discuss a tweet from Ian Bell regarding the next evolution of the Project Cars series and talk about the announced update for rFactor 2. If you have not done so already check out the previous episodes! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:50:34
February 4, 2020
S1 E11: DLC's
Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey and Davide Nativo didn't wait long to bring you episode 11. In this episode they cover the GT2 car announcement from Audi, Wreckfest coming to console's, AMS 2 updates and Dirt 2.0 new content. After which they turn their attention to DLC's, is their use getting out of hand? Are they too expensive? Listen to find out as the team give their thoughts and opinions. As promised, chapters are back for this episode. We are having to take a short break due to other commitments, episode 12 will be released in approximately 3 to 4 weeks time.  Treasure this one, or if you have not done so already check out the previous episodes. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:48:52
February 4, 2020
S1 E10: #ASKRD
Anniversary edition time! The special #askRD 10th show anniversary episode of our new Podcast is now live! Breaking from the usual format, the RD Podcast team have reached out to the community and requested you submit your most pressing questions to the team, and in this one-off episode, we try to give those questions a semi-coherent answer! For this episode Paul Glover, Davide Nativo and Paul Jeffrey line up in the virtual booth and give you our thoughts and opinions, all whilst celebrating the (admittedly quite small) milestone of reaching ten Podcast episode releases! 10! It’s been a great journey so far, and thank you to all who have listened, downloaded and supported us so far in this new adventure – roll on many more to come in future… Please note that due to the nature of this weeks podcast it does not contain any chapters, back to our usual format next time round! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:54:01
February 4, 2020
S1 E9: Hypercars
Episode 9 is here, Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey, Joseph Wright and Davide Nativo once again fill your ears with motorsport and sim racing news. In this show the guys look at: - Le Mans 24 (2019) - Circuit de la Sarthe available for rFactor 2 - Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.0 release and hot fixes - Haas F1 and Rich Energy After all of that, they chat about the recent announcement that Hypercars are coming to WEC! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:53:00
February 4, 2020
S1 E8: Automobilista 2
In this episode the following topics are discussed at length: - 90s F1 in RaceRoom - Mclaren at Indy 500 - rFactor 2 development news - VW ID.R sets a new record After which they team talk about how excited they are about the news that Automobilista 2 is coming soon! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:41:54
February 4, 2020
S1 E7: Neural AI
It's time for episode 7 and it's filled with Sim Racing and Motorsport delights, the topics are: - iRacing Damage Model - 10,000 AC Mods - F1 Track News In this episode the team talk discuss Neural AI coming first in Moto GP 19, what it is, what can it do and is it the future? If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:32:55
February 4, 2020
S1 E6: Does Better Sim Racing Hardware Make You Better?
The team are back for episode 6, this week they fill your ears with much sim racing talk. They cover: - GP2 in F1 2019 - KartKraft Updates - New Truck Racing Game Following the news the trio share try to do their best to answer the following question, does better hardware make you a better sim racer? If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:35:59
February 4, 2020
S1 E5: Biggest Change in Sim Racing?
The team are back again, though this week they are minus Paul Jeffrey which means that you're stuck with Paul Glover, Joseph Wright and Davide Nativo to pick up the slack.  Paul, Joseph and Davide discuss the recent news that Mika Häkkinen has announced his return to racing, the fact that Kunos have now told us when version 1.0 of Assetto Corsa Competitizione will hit Steam and that there is a new truck game in town.  The main topic this week is a little different, the guys give their views on what has been the biggest change for them with regards to Sim Racing. Is it hardware or software? Listen to find out their thoughts.  If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:15:59
February 4, 2020
S1 E4: How Do You Practice?
We are pleased to tell you that Joseph Wright returns to join, Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey and Davide Nativo in the RD virtual studio. Another week of great sim racing and motorsport news to talk through. The first item is the recent F1 documentary series released on Netflix, the guys give their views on the show, talk about what works well and what doesn't. Review round two of the Indycar season that took place at Circuit of Americas, Paul Jeffrey provides the lowdown on the recent exciting SRO E-Sport announcement, then they have a discussion regarding the F1 2019 game news! This episodes main topic is, how do you practice? Influenced by a brilliant thread which can be viewed here, a great chat about what works well for them, what they have learnt and what makes them a good or bad sim racer. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. You can find us at the following locations: Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:30:33
February 4, 2020
S1 E3: Career Modes
This week the team are man down, so Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey and Davide Nativo take up the slack. There has been much motorsport and sim racing news, fortunately Davide was on hand to choose the topics this week. Firstly they look back at the first round of the F1 season which took place in Melbourne Australia, followed by a chat about the new entrants to Formula-E and give their views on the series. The next qualifying round for the women only championship W series is taking place in Almeria soon, all three discuss their take on the series. The main topic for this week follows nicely on from Episode 2 , careers modes!  Good or bad? Should more games have this feature? Or should this be reserved for arcade based games? Hear the views of the team and let us know your thoughts by contacting us, details on how are located at the bottom. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:12:17
February 4, 2020
Bonus: Sim Racing Talk with Bram Hengeveld
We promised you a bonus episode and we delivered! In this episode Paul Glover and Paul Jeffrey sit down in the virtual studio and talk with the owner of RaceDepartment, Bram Hengeveld. Hear how Bram got started with sim racing,  talk about his first foray into online racing and how his hobby developed into RaceDepartment.  Also him discuss arcade games, sim racing hardware, esports, game development and much much more. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:36:03
February 4, 2020
S1 E2: Sim Racing Hardware
This week Paul Glover, Joseph Wright, Davide Nativo and Paul Jeffrey bring you news, opinion and chat about a host of different real and virtual racing subjects. In this weeks episode the team talk about the rFactor 2 and Reiza news, Assetto Corsa Competizione build 0.6 release, Formula One pre-season testing, the rise and fall of arcade racing games and have a chat about sim racing hardware. If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:25:49
February 4, 2020
S1 E1: Start Your Engines
The first episode of our brand new podcast is here!  Join Paul Glover, Paul Jeffrey, Joseph Wright and Davide Nativo in the RD virtual studio. In the first part of the show the team cover VR coming to Dirt 2, recent and upcoming updates to Rfactor 2, the RD Mini Championship and the new documentary on Netflix called 'The Gentleman Driver'. In the main part of the show they look at the F1 changes for the upcoming season, touch on pre-season testing and give their views on the season ahead.  Let us know who you agree with! If you have any comments regarding any topics discussed in this episode then please do post on the episodes thread which can be found here. We would love to hear from you. Enjoyed the show? then leave us a review, why not get one of your friends to subscribe! Maybe borrow their phone and subscribe for them. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment
1:23:39
February 4, 2020
Coming Soon
A quick message introducing you to the new podcast from Racedepartment. Web: www.racedepartment.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Facebook: www.twitter.com/racedepartment Instagram: www.instagram.com/racedepartment Youtube: www.youtube.com/racedepartment Tell your friends and hit that subscribe button!
01:31
February 3, 2020