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  1. We are all just guessing here but the video was baked in-house and popped up just today, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary GP. It's probably running a newer version of the game, soon to be released. I'd be expecting a new update early next week.
  2. Silliest of topics but I had to ask. Formation laps. Is it by design that the AI doesn't weave to heat their tyres anymore? Race day kerfuffle. That opening cutscene varies, but I've noticed that when the acrobatic planes fly by they don't have a trail of colored smoke anymore. Is it by design? Because if those are indeed bugs I demand a fix before any Ferrari nerf and My Team breaking glitches. Priorities, people.
  3. Is that really the case, removal by design, or is that a "pathetic effort" at a jab from your part? Semi-genuine question.
  4. Haha I suggest you take a stroll over Hanoi's starting straight on race day then! Joking aside, that didn't blip on my radar. I'll keep my ears on attention next time I boot the game.
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    Formation Lap and Safety Car

    Yep. Will be fixed.
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    Off-camber corners - setup and technique

    A video would be lovely. Depending on how you feel your current suspension setup is benefiting you on a lap, maybe we could equalize that benefit by tweaking the correlated suspension geometry settings so you can opt for a more balanced setup without sacrificing overall pace? Turn in and turn out behaviours, as well as stability mid corner, are all influenced by camber and toe settings too. And now I realize I completely forgot to mention the camber side of things in my previous post. Yeah, that could play a role in providing you more stability. There were instances when I was discontent with a tiny bit of my car behavior, I think corner exit in two turns – just two! – being not optimal with a loose rear end, and all it took was literally one single click in the rear camber setting. Did not even need to change tyre pressure to account for the extra wear as it fell right in the acceptable range.
  7. Yes, this is clearly a problem of scalability and balance. Not a "I don't think you can really demand Spyro The Dragon the game to be aerodynamically sound" kind of thing.
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    Monaco Hairpin

    @KNT2011 I feel you. I'm a lawyer stuck in home office amid an economic crisis and with two pups. I could probably only race Monza online.
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    Off-camber corners - setup and technique

    I'll have to put more thought into it. From the top of my head though, off-camber corners mess with the vertical load of the vehicle between the inside and outside wheels – and the axles as well, but that's a bit different. This vertical force will impact your cornering ability as it will reduce the total grip available for you. For tweaking the vertical load, your main settings will be the springs and the ARBs. Bear in mind that too much of an imbalance between front and rear axle will disrupt your car behavior when on a roll: if you make your rear suspension too soft, the front axle will have to generate more force to resist the roll and will have a higher vertical load. For taking better advantage of the grip available, I think it is more important to go easy on your throttle application in order to not overshoot the grip than to fiddle too much with the differentials. Especially if the circuit has only a few canted corners. Then for grip, throttle application first, and differential second. If what you're struggling more with is the car behavior once you resume acceleration, than it is the on-throttle differential you need to worry about.
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    F1 with 7 or 8 gears?

    To add to the discussion, though the gearbox is "spec" for al the teams in some aspects, they all have big margins for customization. Gearing is one of them. Before the start of a season the teams send the FIA a list with a set of gearings they will be using for the whole calendar. So each team has different gear ratios on their cars, with different power and torque curves and all. From FIA's technical regs: So what is a 4th gear bit for an Alfa Romeo may be a 3rd gear full throttle for an Alpha Tauri. And that's not considering driver skills, preferences and circumstances. This, and the list of parts open to fiddling for the teams is quite impressive:
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    New Logitech wheel (G923)

    Haha precisely that! They're built with this in mind. Which makes the whole brake pressure calibration process more meaningful in real life, as different circuits have different G's working their load on you.
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    Monaco Hairpin

    Getting into the groove is huge! I'd dare say that it is much more important for your race pace than perfect apexes. However I think the flashback feature plays a big role in the learning curve too. Not exactly what you guys are discussing but if you use the flashbacks to get you to the point before the first braking zone on a complex of corners and you force yourself to go over it all again even if you're only having issues with say corner exit of the second turn, that will do wonders to your muscle memory. Rinse and repeat is the name of the game in these cases, whatever the sport. What has no argument for except "I'm a casual and I just want a good result" though is abusing the flashback to get those micro instants right. Like if you keep flashbacking to the ending of your braking zone just so you can correct your steering and hit the apex better. That's a crutch. Edit: To clarify, it is not one or the other. These are different approaches to different objectives. Groove and trail braking/throttle application on corner exit/commitment of braking points to memory/whatever minutia you're working at.
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    new to game, how to choose car setups

    Yeah I've seen players supporting the 100% brake pressure always as this way you keep your muscle memory and references for how much you press the trigger and just adapt to the track at hand.
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    New Logitech wheel (G923)

    I'm not that familiar with the 920 but personally I would not pay a dime extra for the 923 if I had the G29 available. Same price (as it seems they will be in a few markets, full price speaking), newer model, but I'm not willing to pay a premium for it. If I were on the Xbox I guess the decision would hinge on how different the G920 is from the G29.
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    Completely unfair

    Mate, I may be absurdly wrong here, but I never ever ever heard of a reg change exploding in the player lap with such a meagre time left to secure the affected upgrades. In no way I'm saying that we are always able to bulldozer our way through every reg change. Just that (1) you do have the chance so secure your most important upgrades plus a bunch of minor ones as long as you've not being oblivious to all the emails and voice messages buzzing in your screen warning you of incoming regulation changes and that (2) the AI will be as much affected as you, and chances are to an even worse degree, barring you actually being oblivious to all the emails and voice messages buzzing in your screen warning you of incoming regulation changes. What were you expecting to do on the 5 seasons left anyway? Haha stare at static team rankings to the point of having burn-in in your display? Anyway, if you drop from 1st place to last at the performance charts next season please file in a bug report in the appropriate forum as I'm having a hard time believing that's the intended behavior. Edit: Actually, you should attach screenshots of both your R&D tree and the performance charts. I'm not joking when I say that I may be wrong here and if that's indeed the case I'd love to see how the AI has been proceeding since such a hard hitting reg. changes was rolled by the RNG sadistic spirits in your save.
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    Completely unfair

    It's customary to receive a heads up of an incoming regulation changes midway through the season in the form of an email. You did not receive it? It usually comes around Japan GP in a 22 round season. Season length is irrelevant though, you should receive a heads up whether on a 22, 16 or 10 round season. Disregarding the heads up, you still have a deadline of weeks (plural) to adapt and secure the upgrades at risk. If you had already maxed out your R&D sheet, what did you do with the remaining and ever-increasing resource points? You should be sitting on a pile of them by now. And the AI is notorious for being incompetent at salvaging upgrades, with many teams choosing to keep developing new parts instead of securing the ones at risk. You can see this in the performance chart: if their lines keep increasing, they're developing new parts. Nah mate, that has a distinct smell of human error to me.
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    Completely unfair

    Didn't you get a chance to adapt each upgrade for the new regulations at a 50% cost and a deadline of "n" weeks to do so? I've literally never seen a case wherein the player didn't have the change to adapt their upgrades and a reasonable deadline to do so. Doesn't the regulation changes apply to all the other teams as well?
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    Completely unfair

    Regulation changes affect the AI too to varying degrees. I have yet to get that further of a season on any of my saves but I guess that's somewhat baked in the RNG of the game. As in the further you are on the save, the higher the chance of having a wide reg change. As long as the AI is similarly affected, with a few teams being hit hard while others suffer moderate setbacks, I seriously don't mind as there's only so much the game can do in it's current state to keep the performance charts alive.
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    Cars over-sparking - Career mode

    I'm on my second season in My Team. I've always seen sparks but never in excess. And to this point the AI has as much of a sparking ride as me, according to the highlights and replays. Are you running often those Time Trial setups with soft suspensions on the 1-2 levels?
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    Monaco Hairpin

    Come here, I'll give you a hug. Monaco is my next GP so I'll demand one back, ok?
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    1.07 patch - is this legit?

    Now this discussion has most definitely digressed from the original post, but this one I don’t mind. The thing with history and looking back… As long as you do this with a method in mind, that’s fantastic and very insightful. However if you just slap examples from the past on the conversation without any inquiry on the causal links, that’s as reasonable as putting everything up to God’s will. It’s all trite platitudes. A team had its dominance crumble or crushed in whatever year? A team had its superiority unassailed for n years in whatever period? There are always underlying reasons for what happened, and given that the event has long passed we have even more of an obligation to back these arguments up. Mercedes is no recipient of divine favors. The team has a track record of stellar management – both in human and financial resources – and long term planning in the modern era. The Schumacher stint from 2010-2012 had the German legend fronting the team’s backstage venture both for (1) his prowess in aiding the development of a winning car with his renowned feedback ability and (2) his acumen in team building in the garage and up high in the ladder, not for any serious championship contention. From the outset he was there to lay the foundations for the team. Rosberg himself attributes to “warrior” Schumi much of his improvement on the psychological aspect of the sport – go give his Beyond The Grid podcast appearance a listen, it’s great! That’s just an example, though. I’m not here to overblow Michael’s role on Mercedes. Actually my point strength relies precisely on his role not being the most important one: if Schumacher was that important to building the Silver Arrows dynasty and the board already had that commitment to the long game, just imagine what the likes of Ross Brawn and Paddy Lowe did. Ever since the 2014 reg changes sniff was up in the air Mercedes had their sights locked on R&D for the new era. The chassis and engine development went as back as 2011-2012 with the bringing of Geoff Willis just to overseer the project in 2011. Aldo Costa’s episode on Beyond The Grid is another great listen! They basically had two projects concurrently running at the time – and, naturally, the funds to do so. Just to print the LinkedIn and CV of the names associated with those foundational years would require a ream of paper. Ross Brawn, Paddy Lowe, Lauda, Aldo Costa… There is no simple or ethereal “history repeating itself”. History is a narrative book, not a bullet-point reference list.
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    New Logitech wheel (G923)

    @GioProductions it came out on their blogthis week.
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    new to game, how to choose car setups

    @CYRCA7 there's this by Chris Haye Setup Guide Crib Sheet V1.0 (1).pdf
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    Struggling to make the turns

    Oh don't worry. At this point they've learned to turn their car already.
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    Struggling to make the turns

    In part because though it is by no means a novelty, the acceptance of they/them/their as gender neutral singular pronouns has been bumpy and spotty until maybe the 2010s? I'd wager you'll still find style guides out there today that frown upon the usage considering it colloquial. That's a habit I incorporated a long time ago but I think that's not what they were formally teaching when I was a kid back in the 90s.
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