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  1. 11 hours ago, BarryBL said:

    Hi everyone,

    Please check the link below for latest updates on Week One of F1 2020, the feedback and what we are currently working on: 


    Please note these are the main issues we have seen and are working on, there is always smaller improvements coming too.

    Many thanks,


    What's the deal with the game constantly crashing in time trial on PC? I just finished the Vietnam Grand Prix, got all my XP, then all of the sudden the game crashes. I reboot and I am taken immediately to the starting grid of the race I just completed. It wasn't a deal breaker when time trial didn't work, but this is going to make it unbearable. Do you guys have an estimate? 

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  2. im on PC. I think I am going to try to uninstall and reinstall. I usually get 3 or 4 laps in. It records my timers, but IO dont get the XP bonuses. Right now I am trying to get 3 clean laps in Spain. I almost made it to the finish line, then it crashed again. I give up.

  3. I have the same issues. Pre ordered and thought that gave me early release privileges. I didn't complain much because I thought maybe it was because it was before 7/10. Still having the issues. Sent the crash report every time it crashed. Now it is getting irritating.

  4. 1 hour ago, Mike5500 said:

    If you go offline, you can do Time Trial. You can't be online and enter into it. It's ridiculous. I also get stuck at a never ending loading screen while online. If you're online you have to sign out and restart the game, then you can enter TT. Sadly

    While offline

    I can get into it, but keeps crashing. At least offline works?

  5. On 5/22/2020 at 10:17 AM, F15DOC said:

    A little update, the more I played the more I learned, the game gets much easier as you get gentler on the wheel and it also gets much better as your car improves. About midseason even starting with a midpack car (McClaren) I was usually winning pole and winning the race, sometimes very easily. So even though it starts out very frustrating due to lack of instructions, you will eventually get it figured out, and this post will help with those basics! I wish the real F1 2020 season would get started!!

    Glad to hear you stuck it out. I can't wait for F1 to start either. I'm also really looking forward to the new 2020 game to release. Especially with the ERS changes. I got used to making ERS and fuel adjustments on the fly every lap, probably 1000 adjustments per race which is ridiculous. It'll be nice to be able to concentrate on the racing and not micro adjustments the entire race.

  6. 2 hours ago, Scrogs said:

    Just want to say that this is a great thread to read as a noob to F1 and F1 2019 in particular. I've had the game for a few days and to be honest am a bit overwhelmed with the rules and technical side of F1 but reading this thread has explained a lot of the nuances of the game. Thanks to all who have posted.

    I am ready for F1 2020. 

  7. On 7/16/2019 at 12:31 PM, F15DOC said:

    Hi Guys,

    As a first time player to Codemaster F1 (using my PC and racing wheel) I find F1 2019 to be one of the most frustrating games I have played.

    I purchased the game online through steam and have zero instructions.

    I played through 2018 F2 just winging it, clueless on how anything works, I managed to win the final race, somehow... (game is set on 20-easy)

    Then as I moved to F1 I am totally lost. I figured out how to start the Aussie practice in career mode, figured out how to get into the console to choose the first practice plan... but I don't know how to do anything and there is no driving guides or explanations anywhere that I can find. I saw the tutorials, watched em all, they only tell you about the general concepts.... as an example, in the first practice I am trying to hit the gates, doing ok, sometimes it fails, not sure why.. speed? apex? off course? It doesn't tell me why anywhere... then the other issue is something as simple as DRS, is it automated? do I have to activate? if so how?!! What do the symbols and numbers on top of the screen mean/colors? I have no clue and there is no explanation that I can find anywhere....

    Hopefully you get my point, I have very basic questions, and I just started, but I can't find these answers ...

    Very Frustrating.

    Also, just to get familiar with the driving mechanics and the tracks, is there anywhere that you can just go drive the damn track without it being part of career mode or race, just to figure this **** out?  Any guidance is appreciated, a website or tutorial or something to explain this dang game...

    Thanks for reading my rant and not burning this noob too much on your replies, I really am just looking for advice.

    I realize this post is about a month old. I hope you're having more success and figuring out how to navigate the different activities in the game, and the basic rules to F1 racing. This is also my first F1 game. I've played all the other racing games, but I was a little intimidated of it, tbh. I used to watch Indy Racing. I grew up a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but I never really got into F1. Learning the rules and strategies are vital. I struggle with pit strategies and managing components in Career. I found F12017 on PS Now and played it for a week or so for free. I was so impressed, that I bought the latest installment. And I struggled. I still have a hard time on certain tracks. But, I'm having so much fun that it's the only game I've been played for weeks.ê The first thing I would say is to stay away from the career mode until you have some laps under your belt and are proficient to do just enough to keep a ride for the first half or so of your rookie year. Other than that, what I did was searched for all the good F1 YouTubers and subscribed. A couple of good examples are "Tiametmarduk" and "TRL Limitless." Both of them have outstanding content, including a ton of tutorials. I watch as many their vids as I can. When I have a question I type it in Google, and because of my YouTube subscriptions, I usually get offered nearly exact content I was asking about. Sometimes it's based off of F12018 or 2017, but not all questions are necessarily specific to the generation. The biggest part though is a lot of practicing. It's just like anything else you want to succeed at, you have to put the time in.

    If you have the means, get a wheel. You can get a decent wheel and pedals for under $200. I put my wheel on a $30 portable workbench and it worked fine for me.  It's definitely not a necessity, there are some very fast YouTubers that use a paddle/joystick. But, I like the force feedback and being able to map the ERS, brake bias, and fuel mix to buttons so I don't have to take my eyes off the screen. I will attach a photo of my Logitech G29. I bought it refurbished for $150. You will also notice what I have it attached to now. I got a very good deal on that too. My boss got married and his new wife told him there wasn't any room for it. I basically got it for free for going to remove it from the front yard. It's less than a month old. Nice to have, but I enjoyed my old workbench setup just the same.

    I've only been playing for maybe 2 - 3 months now and I finally graduated to turning off the last assist I had turned on -- Flashback. It gets uncomfortable after turning one off, but you will learn how to upshift to keep wheel spin down, find your own braking points based off signs or shadows on the track, etc. Every video or article I read said that turning off assists as soon as you can is vital to being good at the game. Change to med TCS and other mid-level assist aids before turning them off completely if you want. But, you can easily turn off an assist and practice for an hour or so in Time Trial, and you'll be good to go. An hour in time trial is a ton of practice laps. But, leave assists on too long and you'll end up depending on them. Plus some of them are just distracting on the screen. It's a fantastic game and very rewarding when you turn your first lap in manual gears with no TCS and are able to keep pace.

    Sorry if this was rambly, but I was searching for something else and saw your post. I felt your pain, so to say. I got so frustrated with F1 2019 that I was about to just give up. But, I am not a quitter. Good luck, cheers, and all that.