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  1. 13 minutes ago, CubiksRube54 said:

    In the beginning I didn't, because in 2020 they were pushovers.  After leaving then space, even starting 4th, they'll overtake me and wipe out my wing.  My buddy who plays with difficulty at max is having the same experience.

    Maybe its online lobby only.  We usually play 2 or 3 of us, then fill the grid with ai.  If you haven't tried that, try and get back because I do think online is different somehow.

    Interesting, I've only tried racing the online lobby AI at Suzuka like twice, other than noticing how they're actually quite quick and all of them seem to be running at the exact same pace, I didn't notice any fundamental difference between them and the regular AI. It might be just because there weren't that many close racing in those races anyways. 

    Probably need someone with more experience in multiplayer to really tell the difference. 


  2. On 7/21/2021 at 5:56 PM, AresSiege said:

    during the race the AI kept bumping in my rear which eventually made me crash. as did the AI push me of the track in a practice session. does anyone else have the same problem with the AI being to aggressive. i have my difficulty at 90.

    I still find them too soft in general even though they're now a lot more willing to fight for position compare to 2020.

    Did you leave them enough space? Did you treat them the same way you treat human drivers? Did you check your blindspot?

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  3. 3 minutes ago, DizzyG3015 said:

    it is an absolute joke. Bottas is a good man and maybe not a horrible driver but certainly not a good one. He for sure belongs to the the five/six slowest drivers on the grid. Especially his racecraft is absolutely bad. He loses literally every race start, if he is in traffic he is completety lost and if he is lucky he has 3-4 good qualis a year and maybe 1-2 wins. he deserves maybe a 80-82, russell and literally any red bull, ferrari,mclaren driver should be above him. from my experience, it is almost as bad as in 2020. In f1 2020 i had 7 or 8 races in a row with bottas on pole

    Nah I think that's way too harsh, Bottas still could qualified right behind Lewis & Max and way ahead of Sergio most of the time in real life, so his pace should still be consider as explosive and definitely up there with the best just not as consistent. 

  4. On 7/22/2021 at 2:58 AM, SmokyAtom07 said:

    I had a sim-through the first year of MyTeam and Bottas was absolute pony with only 3 podiums and finished down in 5th. Hamilton won the season at a canter with Max getting podiums most races, Leclerc came on strong at the end but Perez was the real MVP of the season.   No idea what happened race by race as I simmed every session I could. 

    If I jump into a Grand Prix race without qualifying, Perez is more-often-than-not on pole and the few times he's not, he's generally always on the podium no matter where he starts or even if you ensure he loses a few places from the start, he always makes them up.  

    Norris, however. In Grand Prix mode, he's basically unstoppable. He's always finishing in third place on my version. 

    I thought it could have been awareness stat but Gasly isn't overly impressive and Russell is regularly beaten by Latifi. 

    So, i've had less problems with Bottas this year.  He's one of the few that is actually behaving remotely similar to real life! 

    More and more I felt those ratings are probably just for show, what underneath those game files are what truly matters and doesn't reflect what we saw on screen.

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  5. 3 hours ago, KNT2011 said:

    Duotone, RGB and the signature style one, J Willis? are gone and were among the more realistic looking logos so that's disappointing. Why remove? Just add more.. 

    If they're offered back to me in podium pass I won't be pleased. 

    Not to mention Daily Items are already looping and we appear to have seen all the option until next pass. 

    Here's a list of decals that are currently missing for the Online Car, but still available for MyTeam:

    • A+F
    • Asiatic Dynamics
    • Avolo
    • Charge
    • Duotone
    • Equinox
    • JPB
    • James V.S.
    • Jingshen
    • Kassandre
    • Niesga Ottoman
    • Opaque
    • Pacifico
    • Painite
    • Polor
    • RGB
    • Sudu
    • Zigzag

    I also wish they let us use the decals from the shop and podium pass in MyTeam as cosmetic item...it's kinda pointless to buy those now for people like me who only focus on MyTeam and not multiplayer (especially at its current state, avoiding it at all cost)

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  6. 1 hour ago, Ultra3142 said:

    Yes, plenty of room for improvement for those keen on this aspect 🙂.

    Depending on your camera choice you probably won't see that much of your car when actually driving though.

    Livery plays a huge part in my overall experience, so it was quite a bit of a shame that we didn't see much improvement over this aspect from the last game (some decals are even missing for the online car atm). I mean...they could at least not removing the old liveries so we get more choices from the get-go and just build upon that collection. 

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  7. 56 minutes ago, Hichel18 said:

    A competitive time like a top 5? I think that from 6th down approx people runs on soft at the final run.

    Then by the end of qualy if youre not on track, the game automatically simulates all the times and most of the time the soft tyre is used.

    I see 1 or 2 drivers at most in mediums and going to q3. Bottom 10 has a more diverse strategy though

    Bottas literally went fastest on his Medium, then he got out on track all by himself in the middle of the session to beat his Medium lap by using Soft, meanwhile my IQ level dropped by a whopping 50% in the process. 

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  8. 15 minutes ago, WestHam66 said:

    Is the Podium Pass something everyone can just complete as they play the game and does it require payment?

    I'm actually not sure if regular players get free coins from the start, I pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition which came with 15000 coins.

    In order to obtain everything in the Podium Pass you'll need to spend 9000 coins for the VIP status, but within the rewards in the Podium Pass, they'll give you 9000 coins back so you can purchase the VIP for the next season of PP for free if you reached the max level. However, without the VIP I think you only get 2500 coins in total, though technically the 2500 coins is free so you could save a few seasons of them to purchase VIP status in the future (it'll take VERY long though).

  9. 47 minutes ago, WestHam66 said:

    I haven't got the game yet, but I've watched a few My Team and car customisation videos to get an idea of what livery options are available. There seems to be a limited selection...

    I assume the three tiles on the bottom right of the screenshot are available on the standard edition and the one with the blue background is only on the deluxe edition. What about the tiles with orange backgrounds?

    How can more liveries be unlocked?



    You can only obtain more liveries from completing Podium Pass and purchase them from the Store, if you're on PC then there could be a lot more options if you don't mind modding and unable to play multiplayer. 

  10. 10 minutes ago, svensenk86 said:

    No not really, i see often the top guys driving on Mediums at race start. Better done this year than 2020

    No, I mean they've already set a good laptime with Medium in Q2 (which meant they're planning to start the race with that Medium), but they still do an extra run with Soft and beat their own Medium laptime which forced them to start on Soft in the race for no reason.

  11. Did anyone encounter the issue of top AI runners always going for a second run on Soft in Q2 despite already set a competitive time with Medium? This always put them in a huge disadvantage in races where one stop is clearly the better strategy.

    I ran 50% races at around 100 AI difficulty setting. 

  12. 3 hours ago, DutchRacer87 said:

    I’m trying to balance out the AI a bit to match my speed, but I’m struggling to find the right balance when using ERS. Does anyone know if and how often the AI use their ERS during a lap? Do they always use it on the straights for example? Or do they only use it if they want to overtake?

    Don't forget to compare your speedtrap record in qualifying with your teammate to determine your wing settings, they always use the same setting on the same track even when if it's wet condition, I do this to balance my car performance compare with the field. 

  13. 8 hours ago, Tomekk92 said:

    I feel it too. I dont know how people can not feel it. It is the AI, which is incredibly quick out of corners and in quick corners. Looking forward to get this patched.

    Try using higher gear through some of the corners that you thought was suppose to be low-gear ones (so instead of using 3rd, use 4th), and short shift as well. Your goal is be able to go flat on the throttle through the whole exit without wheel spin (Take Australia final turn for example).  

  14. 1 hour ago, BelgiumDude said:

    like Alex Albon said "why are they racing me so hard?"  🤷‍♂️

    I really don't know how fair or unfair the AI is. I'm just not good enough at racing to be claiming the AI is in the wrong. Maybe it's because I drive in cockpit mode, but even with the virtual mirror on I can't say I'm really aware of what is going on in close proximity around me. But I found that you can still learn how the AI will behave. So I adjust my racing style to that of the AI and I found that you won't get thrown off. Not sure if the AI follows the FIA rules but they follow certain rules that you can adapt to. 

    I think the real issue here wasn't because the AI are too aggressive (which imo they're still too soft in 90%+ of the situations), it was just that they're as tough as a brick wall when they're on the edge of the track, denying anything from pushing them off the track.

    They could clip and spin the player with ease while keep driving ahead completely unaffected themselves. If the player tries to do the same to them? Well good luck with that LOL, the AI car is like a 300kph freight train on rail 😬

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  15. On 7/28/2021 at 6:35 AM, BarryBL said:

    Yeah, a video showing this would go a long way here

    There are a few places in the game where they should be uncommon to overtake in real life but the AI would try especially hard on poking their nose right beside player's car, which result to players getting pit-maneuver in a very unexpected manner.

    For example, right before the high speed entry of turn 7 in Zandvoort, if the player is not actively trying the block that outside lane, AI would stubbornly and desperately divebomb into that tiny gap on your left-rear tire which then send you flying off to the gravel on the left. 

    Another similar example is right before the tight turn 15 (left-hander) of Baku, again, the AI would went all out and try whatever they could to sneak into the outside of players without warning. Basically, unless the player is also using Overtake to run away as fast as possible as well as blocking the outside in those two places, the AI will be IN THAT GAP and usually take out the player in the process.

    They had this same behavior in F1 2020 as well, the problem is not that they're too aggressive in general (In fact I want them to be even more aggressive), but they're overly aggressive in unexpected places and manners. 

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  16. 1 minute ago, TheWurzDriver said:

    yes, but down a straight my slip stream should be the most powerful thing, yet we all have engine parity in season 2, I have the best powertrain and I can barely catch a guy down the main straight in Spain because he hits 4th/5th gear in a straight line and launches off, it's weird.

    Last few corners in Spain are notorious of ruining whatever pace the chasing car had because of the dirty air. Drag reduction effect under slipstream condition is also too weak in the vanilla game (only 10%) to compensate the loss of speed on that exit to really do anything, especially if the Ai is also chasing another Ai, which is the DRS train effect that people talked about. 

    For the medium speed corners, could you specify which corners you've encountered the issue? There are a few corners in the game that are having problematic AI that the dev are currently taking a look at (Zandvoort turn 7 for example).

  17. 5 minutes ago, TheWurzDriver said:

    Why do they get nitrous in 4th/5th gear? We already have poorer traction as players, especially off the line, yet I've noticed coming out of slow/medium speed corners, say the chicane at Spain they're super quick but then there's a phase 2 where they come out of a medium speed curve or set off down the straight and they hit 4th/5th gear and they just shoot off, so your DRS is just crippled because they get this extra dose of super traction that gives them 3/4 tenths for no logical reason. It's not even traction out of the corner, your car is planted and going through the gears and they just bugger off. It's really irritating.

    Are you chasing them? Dirty air plays a massive role at making the AI looks way faster than players at certain corners, same for DRS down the straight when they're chasing you while you have clean air ahead, made you "look" powerless in those situation, except you can actually do the same thing to them when the role is switched. 

  18. 6 minutes ago, Bauer said:

    I did some experimenting and compared it to real qualifying results.

    A difficulty level around 78,79,80 will give the AI real life qualifying pace as far as I can tell. 

    One result for example:

    Baku 110 AI pole time = 1:36.2

    This year's real pole = 1:41.2

    But at the same time you're quite easily a lot quicker than real life as well, so it's hard to base on that to find the right difficulty. Depends on the track, some AI could be a whopping 3-4 seconds faster at 100 difficulty setting.

    Edit: I'm definitely too sleepy atm to read 😖

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  19. 15 minutes ago, ReimvomSchleim said:

    I agree here, last year I ran 103 AI most of the time and felt really comfortable with that. This year I put it on 95 initially and now 100, but there are quite a lot of tracks where I struggle.

    As @DRTApophismentioned, it's particulary bad at Zandvoort and Silverstone and Spa same goes for Australia, Japan and Spain.

    I will stick to 100 though and accept the fact it's gonna be a bit more difficult.

    I personally think Australia, Japan and Spain are less problematic, the AI are just naturally fast there with their characteristic.

    Australia - I could run 100 without much issue, just needs to be a bit more consistent on turn 11-12 (up a gear mid-turn seems to work quite well).

    Japan - I've been running 95 and getting more and more comfortable, probably could do 97.

    Spain - Always my weaker track, just couldn't find the right setting or just myself couldn't find the right line and pace, 95 is the maximum I could do comfortably.

    At the very least the tracks above don't have the same issue like Zandvoort turn 7, where AI coding were probably a bit iffy and they could almost went flatout through there. Spa & Silverstone are less of an issue compare the that corner in Zandvoort, but they're still very very fast on certain corners while other parts of the track they have normal pace.   

    All tested as Perez in the RBR car against a strong teammate like Max. 

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  20. 19 minutes ago, greg172 said:

    What AI level is everyone running compared to f12020? I used to run 97/98 and I’ve had to lower it to 95 on 2021 and im still struggling. Play on the controller with no assists and I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve lost the back end especially on the kerbs.

    I'm slowly progressing on making my personal list of difficulties, on average I had to drop the difficulty quite a bit from last year (used to be 105-110 with stock performance). For now, you can try to guess the difficulty setting based on the type of tracks here with my own reference:

    Tracks mainly feature stop & go corners with long straight (Bahrain, Baku): 100-102

    Tracks mainly feature winding corners (Spain, Suzuka, Australia): 95-100

    Tracks mainly feature winding corners & have problematically OP AI on certain corners (Zandvoort, Silverstone, Spa): 90-95

    Tracks that heavily depend on your car's chassis performance and your muscle memories (Monaco): 100 (A level where I could keep a consistent pace without flashbacks while keeping up)


  21. 6 minutes ago, geronimo93 said:

    Does anybody knows why I can’t upgrade some stuff.

    i got enough upgrade points maximum facility level and all previous upgrades at the line where I can’t upgrade.




    I believe those locked ones are the Supplier Upgrades, they have the date in the bottom right of the menu of when they'll arrive and players have no control over them

    • A detailed description of the issue.

    Car livery is not displaying properly (pitch black) on the car model in Spec 3 Personnel facility 

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    • What troubleshooting have you tried? Please list everything you tried.

    Restarting the game, painted the car in bright colors, same result.

    • Any screenshots or video of the issue? Remember to add as unlisted if video via a third party. 


    Only this facility has issue, others are working perfectly.

    • How do you make the problem happen? Please add a step-by-step guide here so we can replicate and get reported as quick as possible.

    Not gonna lie, I used CT to accelerate my progress because I wanted to experiment things and collect data. Last year the car model used in this Spec 3 facility would display whatever livery the car is using (but without the sponsor decals), so unless this is intentional by design, then this is the first proper issue I've encountered in this game mode. 

  22. 21 minutes ago, Schneehase said:

    The patchnotes list is certainly not too overwhelming. Removing the "micro-dc" during 1 shot qualifying while crossing the start / finish line was the most important one here I guess, that was nasty and if you were a thrustmaster wheel user you hardly could qualify anywhere near your true driving skills. Hope this works better now.

    For the upcoming patch it would be nice if we got some more savegame slots (!) it still feels like the 80ies with game cartridges where you only had a handful of savegames available.

    Also, given how far the IRL F1 season has meanwhile progressed, a performance patch should arrive soon. Then, the additional tracks are still missing. Looks like a lot of work still to be done with the game... If too many early buyers feel unhappy now, it might be an idea to offer some goodies for the wait or disappointment. There sure are enough pitcoins or cosmetic items around to make up for a little bit. Then again, if I was in a developers shoe, that might not be popular when being looked at as some kind of acknowledgement or insufficient compensation of things.

    I'm honestly broken with the lack of save slots, so many things wanted to do, yet now I needed to heavily limited my options. Not to mention backing up save files corrupted them for whatever reason, I ain't gonna try doing that anytime soon unless someone could confirm it's been fixed.

  23. 1 hour ago, Ryne said:

    I'm on PC, how do I bypass this? I got a jordon honda mod. Maybe a PM if you got time?

    PM sent, hope it works out for you 🤞

    It really sucks to have so many names censored for an OFFLINE game mode.

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