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    My Quest to Conquer Monaco

    Exactly! And as someone who has done a LOT of tuning the simpler your driving method the easier it is to note differences between setup tweaks. You should be able to 'roll' the car around most corners without boosting turns with engine braking and throttle blips. Makes it much harder to tweak as we naturally adapt our driving method to tweaks and the busier you are the harder it is to figure out what exactly changed.
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    practice programs laptimes

    Once i started running full length races in F1 2018 I found by the end of the first season the only track that was always a challenge was Monaco. Some unlikely tracks became more enjoyable. Suzuka became my favorite as I could really push there and Baku became fun too (don't quote me lol). Plus as I was McClaren there was no pressure to perform first season so it was literally one long practice season!
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    My Quest to Conquer Monaco

    Exactly, you need all the help you can get! Good time to tweak the tune too so the car doesn't need so much help ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    My Quest to Conquer Monaco

    Something else I find helpful is to only drive around in a high gear like 6 for example. What this teaches you is how to RETAIN your momentum round corners and drive smoothly with efficient lines. This is especially useful at Monaco where speed loss at crucial corners is a lap time killer.
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    practice programs laptimes

    Have to say I personally love Baku. Yes I know I'm weird! Especially like being able to actually go real fast unlike Monaco and Singapore and nailing the 90 degree corners and hurtling past close to the walls is a thrill. Sorry lol!
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    practice programs laptimes

    Me too oops. Too easy to just take all the upgrades on the car, accept penalties as I'm last on the grid anyway then just have fun in the race and treat it like practice. One day, I promise myself, one day! ๐Ÿ˜
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    My Quest to Conquer Monaco

    All i can say is it really helps to first learn the track in a much slower car. So you can get smooth before you speed up. It's been in games for years and I'm no expert at all but I've driven minis and slower open wheel cars round there and enjoyed it much more!
  8. The Marvel vs DC rivalry would be intense! ๐Ÿคฃ
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    (Suggestion) Extra down shift

    I do because I'm more scared of the MURDER train! ๐Ÿš‰๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ
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    Update kerbs in F1 2020

    New game, new track with everyone's eye on it now. Would be the perfect opportunity for Codies to show everyone how good they can be. Would be amazing for players of other games to say "wow have you seen the new Zandfoort in the f1 game? I wish we had that version in OUR game..".
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    practice programs laptimes

    You have my respect sir. I'd have quit already at that track, crying into my racing gloves! ๐Ÿคฃ
  12. I'm surprised noone has mentioned more comic characters yet. I'd die for a Batman and Robin car duo in Gotham team colors!
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    F1ยฎ 2020 | Zandvoort Hotlap

    Oh dear mate sorry to hear that. Always happy to see you on here and I know everyone else feels the same way. Hope you're fully recovered now. You're basically what these forums have needed for a long time..A sympathetic ear that doesn't just listen but also DOES.
  14. I'm hoping the game allows you to export and import team designs. There are some wonderfully talented gfx artists out there who could create many sweet classic team designs. Having a livery /team browser in game would be sweet the same way gt sport does with user custom liveries.. Plus a ranking rating system too. Would totally spice up online sessions too if they're allowed on there.
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    Codemasters sim or Arcade?

    I know I was a button click away from buying it! I only didn't as I was worried they would be a couple years of intense tuning again for me as that is what I love doing ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ. Next time I'll get it though. I have to admit my addiction and just feed it gently! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Codemasters sim or Arcade?

    I'm PC and PS4 sorry! Otherwise I'm happy to try any game with you ๐Ÿ˜„ i intend to get Assetto the next time its on sale!
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    Teammate became faster in Career Mode ???

    cool! sorry my examples were OTT... more accurate fully upgraded car is about 5 or 10% faster so 60+5 = 5/60 = 8% faster whereas 105+5 = 5/105 = 4.75% faster those are closer figures sorry didnt have time to explain WHY f1 ai is speed not corners...but you probably know already if you lower the ai they go slower on the straights and everywhere where 'smart' ai in other games (not all!) just go slower at corners where they have to calculate awesome u understand! have a great night! EDIT i forgot to mention that the player themselves improves during career as well so that 4.75% is probably closer to that but its almost impossible for someone to improve by 8-4=4%!! 4% is about 2 seconds a lap.......pretty much how much the ai teammate improves by after 4 or 5 seasons. ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Teammate became faster in Career Mode ???

    Dangit lol i was hoping you wouldn't ask for the tech reason why it affects ai as I'm trying to race myself right now, do some tuning! Will answer in depth tomorrow if you want but very simply Codies ai is SPEED related whereas other games like Project Cars use CORNER related. IF all ai are at 60 then ai plus faster car will be ai value 60+ X (where x is the car speed difference). This is logarithmic so the higher the ai you race with the lower the effect , so the less your team mate slams you. ie x=40 ai=60 ai plus super car (x) = 60+40 =100 = 66% faster if ai =100 then ai +x= 100+40 =40% faster Therefore thats how the higher the ai the less percent increase in your team mate speed. Actually that WAS a fairly detailed answer, i think you can figure out the rest! ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Codemasters sim or Arcade?

    I agree totally with all you say. Sadly we're in a minority, but its always the case with anything in the world where you seek excellence. Whoever is providing a product has to actually make money to pay wages and increase the worth of the company. People like us who by definition are maybe the hardcore 5 or 10% at most can't buy enough copies to make it worth it any company to produce the product we really want. At least Codies are not like some companies (EA, Bethesda?!?) who use corporate tactics to sell non-working garbage stuffed with loot boxes and MTs. I hope they stay clear of the latter but at least we get a good looking game that is FUN. I'm fine getting the game every 2 o 3 years when there's a noticeable difference and i between I just use mods with the latest drivers and liveries. Hope we meet up on the track one day man, but will probably have to be another game for a while!
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    Teammate became faster in Career Mode ???

    Not ALMOST as if , that's exactly what the annual release system is all about! If you're good enough to race at 106 then this would not be an issue for you anyway as that's pretty well the ai limit anyway. For those of us on 80 or 90 it IS a problem. Are you saying BTW that you maxed out completely all 4 sectors of upgrades and then after all that did not notice your team mate getting harder to beat each year? If you're swapping drivers around maybe it's different but that's not a 2019 or 2018 difference, that's a different scenario entirely. Personally I stayed in the same team and had the same team mate for all seasons. That's the control group if you like that I'm saying there has always been a problem with.
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    Wheel Upgrade - How Far to Go??

    It's not JUST about performance and faster lap times. A lot is about comfort, long term reliability and the 'feel'. By the feel I mean I love the feel of well engineered and built hardware. It helps to instill in the user that they are taking their hobby seriously. This leads to a better attitude when approaching any race session. It might be mostly in the mind here but the right mental attitude is vital in all competition. I mean if someone let's you try out their $3000 rig your not gonna be wanting to end up in the grass or the wall are you? You will be concentrating like never before to in effect EARN your place in that race seat. Nothing in life is too expensive if you enjoy it. As long as you don't have expensive tastes just for the sake of it or to brag. That really IS dumb..
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    Codemasters sim or Arcade?

    All nice to dream of but can't possibly happen. Codies have signed to produce the annual f1 game for the next 5 years that F1 management want them to produce, the mass selling accessible to everyone of all ages fun easy to play game. They're not going to hire a second highly paid top level engineer level game design team that would have to work hand in hand with all the teams and engine manufacturers to get close to a real sim. I don't blame them either that would be business suicide! Because of the licensing nobody else can make an F1 sim either unless it's sponsored by ONE particular manufacturer to make their car simlike. Then it would be just the same cars going round the track. Would be a great trainer but you'd be looking at $4000 or so per license plus another $15k for the hardware to match. All we can realistically push for is minor systems like ERS and safety car, tire models etc to be more realistic. Real life handling for all the cars just impossible. Without all the cars people wouldn't be happy. Sorry if this is a downer but we need to focus imo on stuff we can realistically persuade Codies to put in the game. We need to show there is market for improvements and that the additions would not take many resources away from the regular team projects.
  23. Stewart Grand Prix team late 90s with good ol Johnny Herbert & Rubens Barrichello. Just because it was a plucky British team with fairly limited resources. I like being the underdog! Plus I've owned Fords and I used to bank with HSBC AND owned a Hewlett Packard printer! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Teammate became faster in Career Mode ???

    True but sadly apart from interviews, driver swaps, ers and the halo career is EXACTLY the same and unfixed in the last 3 games. So if you played one you kinda played then all.
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    Teammate became faster in Career Mode ???

    None lol I did 2017 5, 2018 6 then beta tested 2019 and when I found they hadnt fixed career it was the same as before I didn't buy it for that reason ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
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