I am currently on the 5th season of my career mode in F1 2017. Started from Sauber switched to McLaren then Renault now Ferrari. During the first season, I gradually increased the difficulty slider from 98 to 109 (currently). However every time I go to Malaysia, I have to decrease the difficulty to 102 in order to pass the practice programs. Tried many setups and spent at least 60 laps on time trial trying to understand how I can be faster. Tried many, many setups, even used TRL's setups but nothing works. I can't get faster than a 1:32.6 . The time is slow. I am close to max out the difficulty (110), I had no problem (in the 4th season) to finish first in Monaco, Singapore (with a 68 Turbo and 66 ICE wear) and Baku, but once again I've reached Malaysia. I am quite lost since I've never encounter such a "problem" in my years of video game racing. Is this a bug? Anyone else have a similar issue? Any setup tips? Am I trully that slow????
(Time trial - Ferrari - 1.32.6 )
Running 5-5 wings
5 - 5 ride height with 7-5 springs and 7-4 anti roll bar
2.7 - 1.5 camber and default toe
Ballast at 9
I can easily take the S section with a bit of a lift of on 7th gear, turn 7-8 5th then 6th gear and no oversteer at turn 9 with short shift at 5th gear. Also no major oversteer at turn 14 which , surprisingly I manage to match the delta on the qualy pace program on career mode.
Direct lap comparison with TRL world record. I am matching his braking points with no lock ups (the difference has to be like 0.2 - 0.3 m MAX ) It is damn pretty close, so much that made me wonder even more.
Other wierd issues:
For some reason, I lose a whole lot of time (compared to delta on qualy program) on the straight
just as I get close at Turn 3 - it is just a straight 0.2 seconds gone just there, in a Ferrari. I barely touch the KERBS and yes, the line is exactly the same like TRL (Delta goes from green to red very quickly) .
I hope that the Lap analysis form an opinion about my lap. I have been sweating A LOT, the last 6 months... I've spent so much time in LFS, iRacing, Shift 2, F1 2013, F1 2016, F1 2017 and it is the first time that I encounter such a huge performance loss!
Thank you for your time