German Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch has shared a new video of her using sim racing to keep her real-life racing skills sharp, showing us a lap around Silverstone in Assetto Corsa.
Sophia’s using the free RSS version of her Formula 3 car and she seems to be pretty pleased with how the mod release resembles the real car:
I have to say that the FIA F3 (RSS 3 V6) model from RSS is really good. The cockpit view but also the car handling is similar to real life.
Aside from competing in Formula 3, Sophia also made her Le Mans 24 Hours debut this year, driving alongside female racers Beitske Visser & Tatjana Calderon. The trio finished 9th in the LMP2 class, 13th overall, with Sophia setting the car’s fastest lap.
Sophia’s using a wide range of simulations to prepare for the different racing series she competes in:
To prepare testing days, race weekends or just developing myself I am driving in the simulator pretty often. For the FIA F3 car it is always Assetto Corsa which I am using. Getting rhythm for tracks, simulating qualifyings or long runs, playing with the car setup and much more. For LMP2 I am usually using RFactor2. The car model there is good and RFactor has many race circuits world-wide. For E-Sports and virtual racing it’s a lot of iRacing and RF2. There are multiple hosted races on all kind of cars and tracks.