@BarryBL Let's make it to a big topic.
A lot of that following things are wrong in the game and we don't talk about bugs, just because they are wrong!
⚠️ 1. COLOR BARS ARE WRONG ⚠️
Codemasters and their graphic designer are using the wrong team color bars in the graphics
AlphaTauri = white color bar (not dark blue like in the game)
Williams = sky blue color bar (not light blue like in the game)
The problem is pretty simple, you not using the right official broadcast team color bars and I often mix up the teams especially on the mini map. I often held the AlphaTauri as a Red Bull due to the same color.
Fix it please! Shouldn't be too hard!
⚠️ 2. FERRARI LOST A SPONSOR ⚠️
Ferrari lost a partnership with their sponsor "Weichai", but you still haven't removed the sponsor logos from the car based on 1.09 (Livery updates)
⚠️ 3. HAMILTON WEARS A BLACK HELMET ⚠️
Since the first race weekend we should all known Hamiltons black-purple helmet livery (Black-lives-matter-Edition) but it never found it's way into the game. Lewis never changed his helmet design during the season, so it's his standard design for this year. Change the white-purple helmet livery into the black-purple edition then? Or where is the problem again?
⚠️ 4. TV POD OFFSET CAMERA SETTING SHOULD HAVE A FISH EYE LENS EFFECT ⚠️
If someone uses the TV POD OFFSET camera then only for the reason to get the original broadcast onboard view settings. But there is a big important setting missing!!! Where is the typical fish eye lens effect for that camera known from broadcasting to get the original onboard view? The problem without that fish eye lens effect is that the front tires look way too wide and the cars seems much too narrow. We can adjust as much as we want we will never get the original broadcast settings for the TV POD OFFSET CAMERAS.
⚠️ 5. RED FLAGS ⚠️
The last two races in Monza and Mugello are symbols of what goes wrong in an "OFFICIAL" FORMULA ONE GAME (where some rules seem unimportant for Codemasters)!!!
Red flag must be in the game, just BECAUSE we are talking about an official video game that should reflect the sport and that simple flag rule is missing 😉 or would it be great to have a FIFA game without a red card? A red flag also symbolizes life on track and that the AI is alive by making mistakes so that the race has to be stopped due to debris. While there is a red flag out on track you can choose your new set of tyres, take some time to think about your strategy. Going into the broadcast menu and you can take a look at the previous highlights of the session (because red flags aren't just for the race, it could be in every session). You will receive a time on your gaming screen from the FIA until the session resumes. Waiting isn't a disaster in that game >>>>> it would be a game changer for every session and you can have some good or bad luck with a red flag. You starting your pole lap after you've wait in the pit for a long time, but there was a massive crash and the session is stopped = you have to come back into the pit and you lost one set of tyres.. It's part of Formula 1 and their rules. So where is the problem to implement the red flag into the game? It would be a dramatic and exciting thing for the game to have another standing restart after a red flag as we've seen the last few races!
⚠️ 6. MORE LIFE ON TRACK ⚠️
Codemasters F1 games are for me pretty sterile and predictable and it has nothing to do with Formula 1 if you have no impending danger from a red flag. Same with the boring and predictable weather system (Example: If the rain stops I already know the track is completely dry after 3 laps in a 100% race... no puddles off the track, no visible clear dry line.. far too little spray etc.)
It would be nice to see a crane towing the car after a big crash and marshalls cleaning the track during a safety car. These little elements liven up the game with realism that would make any gamer pretty happy to see it.
⚠️ 7. ATTENTION: OWN TECHNICAL FAILURES ( = DNF ) ⚠️
If someone is driving with simulation damage model it shouldn't be taken for granted to finish the race just because you drove the race without any mistakes. It's too predictable! We all know we can't get any technical failures on our own car. No engine problems (engine blow ups), no puncture when we drive over debris or someone hit the rear tire with his front wing etc. = no "DNF" possible on technical side (only AI has technical failures yet) So everytime it's the same forecast: start - no mistakes by your own - and you will see the ceckered flag. That's not Formula One! We have no danger in that game... But it should be the case in simulation damage settings.
⚠️ 8. SAFETY CAR: ALLOW LAPPED CARS TO UNLAP ⚠️
The game really needs this rule included. Without it, there is the potential for races to be completely ruined. If you've been lapped and then get stuck in a SC queue, green light and you have to let "everyone" pass and that's your race over. On the other hand if you are in 2nd place, but you have a lapped car between you and the leader so you have no direct chance to attack the leader when restarting. Stop making your own rules! As FIA indicates in Article 39.12 (sporting regulations 2017), lapped cars may unlap themselves once cars were lined up behind the safety car.
Since 3 years it's missing in the game. No more excuses! It's an official rule in F1 that lapped cars can overtake the safety car after some laps to restore the order of the placements. You representing the official Formula One in a game but not all rules have found their way into the game.. SINCE YEARS! It's a big shame that your team isn't able to adapt this important rule and it's something that was talked about with the Community for years now! My opinion is: You are just too incapable to solve the problem with the safety car. Instead of closing a construction site, you always open new ones with new needless features.
Sorry for that, but you failed again on this point. No surprise anymore.... FIX IT FINALLY!
⚠️ 9. CRASH AND WE ARE BACK IN THE YEARS WHEN WE HAD NO COLOR TELEVISION ⚠️
What I hate is the boring black-white color screen after each of our own accidents.
More creativity would be required here Codemasters! So, what about switching into the broadcast style / broadcast cameras to see the driver get out of the car, marshalls helping the driver to get out of the car and they start to cleaning the track. But of course for that you have to produce new cut scenes and that's not your strength since years. 😉 Many cut scenes are the same since 2015! I would like to remember the same scooter driver who brings the drivers into the pitlane.
⚠️ 10. NO HIGHLIGHTS FOR A LOSER ⚠️
Just a simple question to all of you: Why do we get no race highlights in the cinema after we crashed and do not finished the race? I can understand it if someone drops out of the race right at the start, but if you crashed in the middle of the race distance or at the end, up to then there were still a lot of highlights that we would like to see, correct? Or is it a punishment for being crashed not getting to see the highlights? 😉
Codemasters should finally understand that they are dealing with a community that most of them wants Formula One games to be as realistic as possible! We want a realistic implementation instead of playful childhood porridge...