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  1. I haven’t messed around with setup, but I’m finding slight differences and I’m wondering if anyone has made any material changes for the better?

    Specifically, in my lightweight setup, I have less understeer than before.  I’m able to take huge apexes like turn 11 at Paul Ricard and turn 4 in Barcelona with less brake than in the past. 

    I’ve also found my Aero setup with a little more handling to be a slightly slower at Spa than before.

  2. 10 minutes ago, Hathama said:

    I wish Codemasters would just own up and admit the problem. Their silence is the worst part about all of this. 

    Someone in here mentioned the ability to report drivers. How do I do that? 

    Report bad drivers by saying “hey Alexa, tell codemasters that “(Insert name)” is a bad driver”.  Tell you neighbors dog the next time you see them,

    ...or at the end of the game, click on the explanation mark next to the other drivers, check the boxes that are relevant, and hit submit.  All are equally effective.

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  3. Bad drivers are a problem once again.  It was nice for CM to put out a survey as to how to resolve this, but I’ve never seen it worse than I do today, and there is no sign of damage or time penalties, etc...  

  4. It’s the stupid timer, where it starts at 5 seconds again.  Just like in Bahrain a month ago.  They finally fixed it, but until they fix this too, it’s just practice. 

  5. In the event, my time starts at 6+ seconds when I cross the start line.  My sector 1 time starts at 0 and then jumps up by the same 6+ second interval at the end of the sector.  And because of this, for the life of me, I can’t get a good qualifying time because I’m getting a 6 second penalty from the very start.

    What is all this about?


  6. The extra momentum due to the “Physics” also proves to be too much for the corner-cut penalties; especially around certain chicanes.  Not just Monico anymore, but also final turns at Silverstone, and Japan are prime for passing when you are behind.


    *edit: doesn’t just have to be the chicanes.  Can cut straight across the grass at Becketts

  7. I personally like this update so far:

    1. Coming off the grid seems more realistic
    2. Easier to overtake AI cars - if you pass, they don’t try to ram you off the road
    3. When you get hit by another drive, it seems as though the impact just as fairly disrupts their course and control as well
    4. Braking is realistic

  8. Maybe, “Physics” actually means that you can’t build a car with NO BRAKES and expect to perform perfectly?  Perhaps, we were a bit spoiled that we could build competitive cars up until this point by ignoring that facet of the build?  

  9. True story....After getting rammed right off the line and then shoved off the track at turn 1 in Brazil, I decided to turn around and duck back out of view at the final turn.  Sure enough, the Bad Driver crashed his car trying to avoid me, and I got to Go back and do a clean lap, passing his wreckage and finished first! 

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  10. Are you using Brake assist? 

    If so, you’ll find that there are certain turns where assist over-brakes. I’ll often be neck and neck with someone of equal PI going into Viaolone & Ascari at Monza.  With assist OFF, I won’t need my brakes at all from turns 10-13 and I’ll often pull away from them by 1-2 seconds by the finish.  My only guess is that Brake assist is not necessary / not a disadvantage in the first two sectors, but really impedes your PI for sector 3. 

    There are lots of other coroners where the assistance is over-braking.  

    If you are already knew all that, sorry.

  11. AI cars keep a pace that is halfway between your opponent and you are capable of.  Thate’s why sometimes that are way slower off the grid and you blow past them....or why both your opponent and the AI cars speed off faster than you even though you are always coming off the line at the same speed.

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    For what it’s worth, matchups aren’t just based on Trophies.  They are also based on your safety rating.  I know this because when I turned off brake assist, I was super fast, but as I got used to my brakes, I was quite reckless.  When you are are reckless, you get matched up against other “Red” and “Yellow” players who are also reckless.  And when you are racing other reckless players, you get shoved off the tack and your safety rating becomes a downward spiral until you learn how to drive without assists.  But during this time, nearly all my opponents were between .5 and 2 in driver safety rating.

    So if we know we are matched up based on Trophies AND Safety Rating, why don’t we think we’re also being matched up based on PI?  And if they are matching up by 2 or even 3 cohorts, it’s inherent that at least 2 of the 3 cohorts will always have discrepancies.  It’s rare there will always be perfect matchups.

  13. On 4/30/2020 at 9:11 AM, G1bby said:

    Changing to pro settings will have the biggest affect on your perfromance, probably +1s a lap. But remember there will be an update next week and the assists will change again. 

    THIS THIS THIS.  Changed the setting and started breaking all my track records out of the gate, and controlling the brakes around the turns myself (vs. the over-braking that the assist was clearly doing in certain places)

  14. Totally agree on Aero.  Like I mentioned above, my car with 844 Aero (46% of overall setup) can constantly win at about 15 of the tracks no problem.  

    I’ve started backing off Aero to add in lightweight and power to see how it does on the four problem tracks.  A little more lightweight and a little more power are helping a little bit.  But so is practice and repeating those turns over and over again.  Maybe I drop Aero a little for an alternative setup and instead of adding in Power, keep it at 150 and add in more lightweight and handling.  Also, sounds like I should start migrating over to pro.  Thanks everyone.

  15. 5 hours ago, mobileracingfan said:

    For me it's still max aero in most cases, followed by lightweight, handling, power and brake in that order.  If you want to get off the line and corner a little quicker without slowing down too much in the straights, substitute some aero with lightweight.

    Check out CorsareNL's YouTube channel and watch how he drives around various tracks FAST.


    Thanks for the link.  Will check out videos for those tracks.

    So, are you suggesting lightweight will have a larger impact than Power for my troublesome turns?  Allows me to enter and exit with higher speed?  Vs. needing to accelerate at higher power coming out of them?

  16. I keep experimenting with the right setups for four tracks, and still can’t land on anything that works.  Normally, I have a HEAVY AERO setup that wins anywhere I can maintain my speed throughout (15 tracks).  When I have a Grid start, I back down to a setup with a little less Aero and a little more Power.  And then a safer, POWER-led + AERO setup for Singapore and Monte Carlo, where as long as I drive OK, I get consistent results.

    BUT, I’m baffled on how to approach Shanghai, Austria, Hockenheim, and Bahrain.

    Hockenheim - Any momentum off the start is lost at turn 2 and turn 6.  And I’m constantly getting beat on the straight between them.  My HEAVY AERO setup doesn’t have enough opportunity to build speed and overtake in the rest of Sectors 2 and 3.

    Austria - Very similar to Hockenheim.  Almost immediately, my opponent always speeds past me coming out of Turn 1.  I feel like AERO + LIGHTWEIGHT should get me through the corner with momentum, but I have no idea how others jump out ahead of me on the way to turn 3 so quickly.  Is it handling?  Power?  Brakes?  I hold my own on the straightaway (no gain no loss) and turn 3, but race for me is always decided coming out of turn 3.  You’d think my HEAVY AERO setup would let me catch up on turns 5-10, but nope.

    Shanghai - What’s the best setup to thrive in the opening complex of turns 1-4 yet still keeps up on the straightaways and other turns later in the circuit?  My typical AERO setup would normally allow me to catch up, but Turn 11 causes me to lose any momentum gained in sector 2.  The opening complex and Turn 11 impact me the same way as Turn 2 does at Hockenheim and Turn 1 does in Austria and the final two straightaways are meaningless.

    Bahrain -  Seems to be one giant circuit of all my least-favorite tuns from above.  I try more power and I lose ground on the straights and I try more Aero and Lightweight and I get beat out of the turns.

    Other notes:

    • Handling and Brakes:  My setups hardly use Brakes and I don’t deliberately add Handling, but it does get added incidentally via other parts.
    • My Power Heavy setups for Monte Carlo and Singapore are just too slow anywhere else

    Other questions:

    • When your car wobbles slightly between turns and straights, is this as a result of lack of handling, or is this just a game effect?  And does that wobble impact your speed?  
    • Do the Kurbs slow you down?  Sometimes my car can take a best line with or without the Kurb.  I know going past the Kurb (grass, paint, wall, sand) has a significant impact, but it’s hard to tell if the Kurbs do or not?

    Thanks for any guidance (or just a fruitful discussion) that may come my way!