So as it is right now, the ERS modes order is a little bit weird and confusing.
We have: None -> low -> medium -> high -> overtake -> hotlap
But we all know that overtake mode is actually more harsh on the battery charge and gives higher top speed than hotlap mode (there are a lot of videos on YT the clearly show this behavior).
My idea is to make the overtake mode to function as it is in real racing, that is an ON/OFF switch, to be used for a slight amount of time either to attack a position or defend oneself from being overtaken.
My proposed solution:
On MFD: None -> low -> medium -> high -> hotlap
Whilst on hotlap mode, keeping the ERS+ button pressed enables the overtake mode (so it would work as the old KERS button on F1 2013 and earlier)
Pros of this idea:
- It makes the MFD functions clearer
- Overtake mode would be used as it is supposed to be
- Lower risks to drain the battery charge for no reason
Con: this could make the key binding a little bit more complex (as you have to press an additional button while driving) so my proposal is to make it as an option to the user, whom can choose to use the ERS management as it is right now (toggles) or as "real mode" (toggles + switch to OT).
Please let me know your opinion about this.