"If you don't look at the HUD because you're always busy racing (fair play btw) why do you have a HUD at all? Surely you'd just use the engineer for info - less clutter and all 😉 Surely by your logic any HUD is a distraction!"
Because I already said that! All I need to know is: Who is right in front of me, and how far they are, and who is directly behind me, and how far they are. That and lap time counter along with lap counter is all I need. And Codemasters HUD is perfect for that! It's not distracting what-so-ever. NADA. There's nothing else, that I wouldn't need! I don't use the engineer, because he's annoying, I usually tell him to shut up.