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  1. Yeah, I do this too. I replicate some things from real life, after this you call me a crazy fool, but what can a do? I like realism.

    Complete weekend, FP1-90 mins, FP2 90 mins, FP3 60 mins, Qualifying complete (I guess Q1 18mins, Q2 15 mins and Q3 12mins) and Race 100% distance.


    Let's start in FP1:

    - Load a setup, stay with hard compound, make an instalation lap, I set MIX to 1 and ERS to 1, my dashboard apears "OUT LAP" screen and back to pit.

    - First test I do is the tire management, with medium tire (recomended), and go out (never fly lap) and try to beat target  and back to pit (I never use menu go to pit), I set MIX to 1 and ERS to 0, my dashboard apears "COOL DOWN" screen. 

    - Next program is fuel management, I use the same tire from previous program, and try to beat target and back to pit.

    - Next program is ERS management, I use the same tire from previous program (yeah, the same set of tires for 3 test programs), and try to beat target and back to pit.

    - Next is the track acclimatisation, I use the same tire from previous program and back to pit.

    - My next step to complete session is load more fuel, for about 15 laps, and use the remaing medium tire life, and back to pit. Load new set of soft tire and run some laps or test new wing configuration or differential.

    In this time session is about to finish and race 23+ laps.



    - First test I do is the race program, and use the hard compound, most the track I can't beat the time by level difficult that I use (Williams at level 90). Back to pit, and run again the race program with medium tire, backup to pit and run again the race program with the soft tire and back to pit.

    - in remaining time I use the soft and medium tire to hot laps, if other setup settings is better or worst.



    - I do the last program, the qualifying program. In most track I can't beat the target, so, back to pits set car at full heavy load and run some laps with used soft tire, and see how car behavior full load + soft tire with 8-10+ wear. If we pass to Q2 is almost same situation at race start.



    - Normally I left in Q1 haha, so in the race I can choose the tire for start race.



    - Race normal at the back of pack, trying to beat the team objetives, finish at P18.


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  2. 1 minute ago, DrDraken said:

    I'm not sure how much I'll like the My Team feature.  I'll try it, for sure, but I don't really know what to expect at this point.

    I just hope they fixed a bunch of the issues relating to the game.  Handling, AI, Penalties, Safety Car, to name a few.

    Me too.

  3. 8 minutes ago, DrDraken said:

    On my last few laps, I was barely getting into 8th gear on the long straight.  It was ridiculous.  I never considered changing the ICE and Turbo in addition to the gearbox for FP1 and 2.  Maybe I'll just keep this one as the practise one from now on.  It's got about 50 laps left before it keels over and blows a conrod through the engine cover.

    Good luck on finishing the career in that time.  Doing one season would be a race every 3 days or so.  But if you plan to do the entire 5 year (or is it 10?!) career, then don't forget to sleep once in a while. 🤣

    Running without get 8th gear is so crazy, Oh boy.. 

    Thanks, yes 3 days for weekend, today is FP3 and qualifying, tomorow race. On friday bye day haha and get flight to USA to race NASCAR in iRacing hahaha ( I know I'm crazy fool guy)

    On F1 2019 will one year, but F1 2020 will race all 10 years. The new feature MyTeam, I not in the hype.

  4. Just now, DrDraken said:

    During my race at Baku, Jeff gave me all sorts of lovely news.

    "We're seeing an alarming amount of wear on the ICE.  Try to take it easy on it."

    (gets passed on long straight)

    "The turbo is on its last legs. You'll see a reduction in power."

    (gets passed on long straight)

    "Your gearbox is showing a lot of wear. Try to minimize your shifts."

    (loses 4th gear, gets passed by two people on long straight)

    "Your MGU-H is showing a great deal of wear. Revving the engine will exacerbate the issue."

    Good GAWD, Jeff!  Is there anything that ISN'T broken?!  🤣


    Wow, how the car moves? haha

    For this my new career, I change the ICE and Turbo for races, and back to older for next FPs.

    for this year ( I mean new career) I decide to not upgrade durability department. Will spend on aero and chassis.

    By my calcution, I must to finish my career in 67 day until F1 2020 comes up. where team I finish this year, will continue on 2020

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  5. 7 minutes ago, DrDraken said:

    Baku is actually my least favourite track.  A whole bunch of quick dashes to the braking zone, then a long (dare I say, boring?) straight.  I just don't find it fun to drive.

    Monaco, at least, has the appeal of being Monaco, and as bad as I am on that track, I do enjoy the challenge of putting together a really good lap.  When I raced it in Gran Turismo 3 (as Cote D'Azur) for the Super License test, it took about 20 or 30 hours before I beat the bronze time and got my license.  I beat it by 0.001 seconds.

    Since then, I've learned to drive with more finesse.  With the better pedal set, I'm sure you'll have more luck.  One thing I have learned is, you're almost NEVER at full throttle.  O_o

    Great! I got my pedal about 2 weeks ago and decide to start a new career. It's fantastic how I not lock the brakes easily, and had a complete Baku weekend,  but bad setup decision and failures...DNF.

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  6. 7 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

    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! 😁

    My last race on Baku, I had mechanical failure (I call this) my gear had 82% in 4 races, I lost the gears, but come back a few laps later, and the last 10 laps, the changes was to slow....DNF.

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  7. 5 minutes ago, RPK11 said:

    They also don't seem to be adjusted once you upgrade the car. I've gone from being very similar to @EduCalza (90 AI and not being able to beat the qualy program in Bahrain or Baku) to absolutely smashing the times for all programs towards the end of the season, even with very scruffy laps. 

    This is more a reflection of how they aren't adapted as you upgrade your car (have done all practice programs except the ones I just couldn't manage after many attempts), rather than me being any good. 

    Yeah. After serveral tries, our tires can't set new good lap.

  8. 1 hour ago, DrDraken said:

    I'm at Monaco (my worst track) with an engine that's on its last legs.  It took me forever just to get the purple in the acclimatization. And a lot of that lap was luck.  🤣

    I hate Monaco haha. Each pit exit one front wing broken. Can't see the quali program, full power modes. Oh boy.

    But I will try, all the year Baku and Monaco are skipped, but now I have new pedal, and it's better than older and I can get a good results, So time I will try.

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  9. Yeah, depend on level diffcult, I'm started new career on Williams at level 90 and the Bahrain can't beat fuel program and quali program, in Baku, can't beat quali program, now I'm on Spain, and can't beat the race program ( on race program I only use MIX 2, ERS 2 and no DRS) so, cant' beat the target. I bet that quali program will fail again.


  10. 4 minutes ago, TheEmpireWasRight said:

    That'd be the most realistic approach.


    But, imo, there is a lot of simulation missing in the game, to make the most out of it. 


    If, with the current simcade handling and physics model, Codemasters decided to make a 1:1 "real dashboard", they'd have to fake or ommit certain values from the screen, as in real life there is much more info to be gathered for the drivers, info that the game does not yet fully offer, for example: 


    Inner / outer tyre temps, accurate ers simulation (preprogrammed modes & plans), accurate fuel management etc.


    Either way, the "real dashboard" is the ultimate way to go, hope Codemasters will one day give cockpit drivers some love. (If they haven't already)

    Yeah, I know. The teams don't allow to see their dashsboard too. 

    When F1 YT channel release some 'driver's eye cam' they apply some blur on dashboard.

    Thanks for have UDP telemetry and us can make dashboard, like, that use LCD Screen (7") mounted in my wheel base, like Williams. :classic_biggrin:

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  11. My honest opinion.

    I like so much Codemasters F1 Games, since 2010 (had on PS3) and 2011-2019 on Steam, 

    Very good F1 Simulator, I say that, because, can simulate many things from real life. For me ' simulation ' don't mean about handling, FFB and car driving related, but in general, let's make a comparison from some things that we can see:

    Real Life: In car, the drivers can change multiple options by pressing or rotating switchs;

    Game: We have some that functions, like BBias, MIX Fuel, ERS modes; (of couse that actual car have engine mapping modes, but I said, simulate engine modes)

    Real Life: On The track have FIA Digital Flags;

    Game, On game we have this too, and works...

    Real Life: The weekend, have 3 FPs, Qualifying and Race;

    Game: We have option to choose full length sessions.

    Of couse there much more to we compare, but I will not list all, I do not want to be very extensive here.

    So, it's my opinion that I want to share with you.


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  12. My last 5 are ( in order by play)

    5- F1 2019

    4- F1 2018

    3- F1 2017

    2- F1 2016

    1- F1 2015

    hahaha I'm joking,

    the real choices are:

    5- F1 2019 - almost the time playing, for me the best F1 so far.

    4- iRacing - I've recently back to compete online

    3- Assetto Corsa Competizione - I like how we can control the car, like lights/rain light, TC-ABS- ENG MAP 

    2- Race Room - after update, the game is better and better

    1- Automobilista - a lot mods I have,  10 years of stock car mod (2009-2019) 



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