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Malarky94 last won the day on September 20 2020

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  1. Malarky94

    F1 2021 TRACKS

    What I would really like to see in an F1 game for career/myTeam mode is that you have the base calendar like in real life which you have to do for a whole season. Then after each season you get the chance to replace 3 circuits with a selection others such as for example India, South Korea, Malaysia, Imola, Mugello, Portimao, Jerez, Nürburgring, Hockenheim, Magny-Cours, etc. But you can only replace 3 to slightly alter that year's calendar. Then after that season, you can change 3 again and so on. You could of course also just keep the calendar the way it is, or only change 1, etc. That's something that would make my wildest dream come true, as you could for example play 4 seasons with say... Russia on the calendar and then for 2 seasons Russia gets replaced by the Malaysian GP, etc. Oh the immersion this would give.
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    Lack of AI mistakes and crashes

    I see the AI often do a lockup when I'm chasing them. Not actually sure if it affects their tyrewear or pace in later stages. But I have once noticed that Perez who was clearly faster than me locked up twice when I got out of the pits just behind him and towards the end of the stint (he pitted a lap before me) he was struggling significantly more than me. Wasn't sure whether it was down to him locking up or me just being better with my tyres. Either way, AI usually DNFs with "mechanical failure". Never actually see them plant their car in the wall or against another driver. What frustrates me the most that I've been spun around by the fault of the AI multiple times now and they always only get a warning, never a penalty. And yes, I watched the replay so many times if it wasn't my mistake by steering in or closing the door. Perez once crashed me out in Zandvoort, didn't receive a penalty. Sainz spun me in Bahrain and didn't even receive a warning. But if I do the slightest wheelbang, boom, warning.
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    There's also no need to ask your questions in full caps, won't make people more eager to help you.
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    Qualifying or Race

    I use the controller as well and I am that consistent. If it's possible for me, it's possible for you 🙂
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    Qualifying or Race

    I have the exact opposite. My brain works against me way too many times when I'm doing a quali lap or time trial lap. I'm absolutely nailing every corner and then when I get to the last sector I'm like "okay, this is a great lap, DO NOT mess up now and yep, as you guessed, I mess up the very next corner. (Too many pole positions have been ruined this way 😞 ) However in the race I'm able to be very very consistent. My laps are usuall within a few tenths from eachother every single lap. And for some reason I'm very consistent on worn tyres as well. Today I did the Bahrain GP in MyTeam and this is my worst track, the one race I dread the most every season. And Bahrain being notorious for eating up tyres, I was in the last stages of my Medium tyre stint with 50% wear and I was still beating my PB every lap by a couple of thousands. Consistency is key.
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    Which track is your favorite?

    It's always been Russia and Singapore for me. I dominate so hard on those tracks it's insane. Coming from F1 2017 to 2020 I was a bit worried about having to learn 3 new tracks, but I've fallen in love with Netherlands and France. Vietnam... not so much. I'd say Russia, Singapore and Netherlands are my absolute strongest tracks. Austria I'm also able to have a blistering pace. My least favorite tracks are Bahrain and Azerbaijan. I just struggle with these in every F1 game. I also struggle with Australia but I still kind of like to drive it. Bahrain and Baku are races I still do on 100% like every other race, but I'm glad when they're over with. Unpopular opinion: I think Canada is a really boring track to drive.
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    Qualifying or Race

    I'm a better racer than a qualifier. I've written down all my results and records ever since I seriously started playing career mode. And for the story's sake I've had it overlap to F1 2020. So right now I'm in my 6th season in F1. First season with Sauber, then 3 seasons with Ferrari and now in my 2nd season with Peugeot F1 team (myteam). So far I've qualified in p1 a total of 28 times whereas I've achieved 44 race wins so far.
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    Simulate race

    Yea I figured. I got really annoyed and dreaded doing the same race in a span of a few hours again but I made myself get it over with quickly. And like you said, Axaios, I'll just make it a habit to do a mid session save on the last lap. Surprisingly, I finished the race in p10 again. This time the loading screen didn't get stuck. 😛
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    Simulate race

    Hey everyone, So tonight I did the last race of season 1 in MyTeam. Qualified p15 in Abu Dhabi and finished the race in p10. Was really happy with that last point. However after the race my game decided to get stuck on the loading screen AGAIN (it tends to do this annoyingly often) and I had to ALT+F4 the game. And guess what.. it didn't save anything, so when I rebooted the game it was as if the race had never happend. I'm really really annoyed by this and for the first time ever I'm like screw it, I'll sim the race. However, since I'm already in the session and not on the screen to go to the session, I don't find a simulate option anywhere. So I'm guessing this isn't possible when already in the race session? If it is, please let me know how. I REALLY don't feel like doing a 100% race on Abu Dhabi again so shortly after I've just had a good race there. But I also don't feel like instantly retiring from the race and having a DNF in my recordbook for something that's not even my fault. Anyway, how do I, if even possible, sim a race when I'm already past the formation lap?
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    Tyre Strategy

    Totally missed this haha. So yea, took the 50 place grid penalty at Spa. Went on a Medium - Soft strategy and ended the race in p16. Grosjean left me alone during this race, in fact: he's retiring at the end of my 1st season in MyTeam. Car is in terms of performance only above Williams, still below Haas. So p16 was a good result for me
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    Tyre Strategy

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to get some advice on how to come up with a good tyre/race strategy for when you're taking a penalty and starting from the back of the grid. Right now in MyTeam, I'm at Spa, Belgium and I had to replace my engine, taking a 50 place grid penalty, so I will for sure start from p22. Now in terms of coming up with a race strategy for that, how do you guys approach it? Like.. I'm in doubt whether I should even participate in qualifying. Because if I do I know I will boost my acclaim, possibly beat my rival, etc etc. But will use tyres. If I just retire instantly from Q1, I will have all tyre options available to me and won't have to use a used set in the race. And in terms of the race, do I just go for an agressive 2 stop starting on the softs and try to overtake as much as I can? Or do I go for a really long stint from the beginning and try to make the most out of that? Basically doing the reverse strategy compared to most. If so, that leads me to think, how do I approach this? If I retire instantly from Q1 I can choose any tyre I want. But if I do participate in quali, the tyres I use in Q2 will determine which ones I start on.. And if I go for a long stint, do I want to start on Mediums or even Hard? How do I figure this out? I do 100% race distance, so I was thinking of starting on Hards, making them last as long as I can to push myself up the field as much as I can and then a late stop to softs to hopefully overtake a few cars back after my pitstop. But I don't know if that's the right way to approach it.. I don't want to be chosing Hards when I could easily pull off this strategy by going Medium - Soft. I'd appreciate all words of advice on this 🙂
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    I'm in season 1 at the Hungarian GP in MyTeam. Haven't had a SC or VSC at all yet. Most races not a single retirement either. Most races have finished with all 22 cars. I have however had rain on EVERY weekend so far, whether it's in practice, quali or race. full practice and quali, 100% races.
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    Explanation requested

    Great, I feel like an idiot now 🤣
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    Explanation requested

    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could help me understand this as I haven't been able to work it out myself. As you can see, on the first screenshot, the comparison of car performances in MyTeam career mode save. But when I go to a raceweekend and go to the performance screen, I get this bit on the righthand side of the screen where the lines of the cars are completely different. As you can see, my Peugeot F1 Team purple line is way bigger/longer than for example Haas. But in the performance graphic I am clearly below Haas performance. So can anybody explain me what the graphic on the right hand side on the 2nd screenshot means when I go into a raceweekend? I'm assuming, since they don't represent the performance graph that they arent about performance. At first I thought that the graph in the first screenshot is just overall car performance, and in the second screenshot on the righthand side it's how cars perform at that specific track. But I'm not sure if I'm right about that. If anybody knows, I'd massively appreciate it. Thank you 🙂
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    R&D upgrades

    Like you mentioned the RBR thing about Hungary. That's pretty much all you hear, though. Like 2-3 maybe 4 times a year you hear a team almost bragging about this big upgrade coming at X grand-prix. And I'm just trying to keep the game as realistic as possible for me. As in, I don't want to go from a backmarker in season 1 to a championship winning car in season 2. Even right now with the current graphics and my team only being better than Williams I managed a p6 in Austria due to rain, strong strategy and it being one of my stronger tracks.