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  1. Agreed. But can't imagine that anyone enjoys being driven off the road by the AI, as they try to make yet another ridiculous overtake.
  2. Yeah, this happens a lot. You feel the slightest contact and you know that the AI will continue driving full speed straight ahead until you are in the wall. Not the slightest adjustment or backing off to avoid the accident!!
  3. I am probably thinking along the same lines. There are LOADS of arcade style racing games out there for those who want to play dodgems. I want a game that mirrors real life as much as possible. Certainly in the offline mode.
  4. I think you missed the point!! Anyone who has watched the sport for a decent period of time, is likely aware of what the cars are and are not capable of. If they are in fact capable of some of the moves that the AI pulls in game, then all the current real life drivers should be sacked for being useless at their craft.
  5. I may be mis-remembering, but I am sure that it was better in some of the earlier games.
  6. I am the OP and I think using the word aggressive was incorrect on my part. Imagine that most people enjoy fairly aggressive AI, in terms of defending their position and not just waving you through, plus taking realistic opportunities to overtake as and when they arise. I guess 'stupid unrealistic AI' would have been a better thing to say. I very much enjoy a good hard race with the AI, even if I lose a few places. What I don't like, is them trying to overtake you through the S's and spoon and 130R at Suzuka (for example) and then just driving you off the track if they can't. If you are on the racing line and driving at any sort of realistic speed, then it should just not happen in any of those places!!
  7. Yeah bud, I just about know what the racing line is, only being playing for 10 years and watching F1 for 30!! 😉 But half the time, when you are off the racing line and slow down, the AI car will suddenly do exactly the same and not pass you, or a yellow flag comes out.
  8. Well I race on 70 difficulty with a pad and no assists expect gears and have no illusions that I am any good. In fact, I know I am not!!! But at that level, I can have a good race with similar lap times to drivers in the teams around me and mostly fun races. That is about my level for realism in 'my team', whereby I don't win races or get podiums in my first season (although I already had a pole and a couple of points finishes). Dropping the AI level further does not seem to make any sense. They will just be slower and I will start finishing in unrealistic positions.
  9. Just had a great example of this... FP3 in Mexico. I am doing the tyre wear program on old mediums. Doing fine nicely inside the required time with high green on the wear. Danny Ric pops out in the Renault on a set of softs. He is on an out lap, but driving like it's the last lap of the GP and the championship is on the line, all over the back of my car and then wipes me out going into the stadium section trying to overtake in an impossible position. I mean ***. Why, just why!!
  10. I don't really understand how being smashed off the track during a slow down lap in practice should have anything to do with the difficulty setting?
  11. Like it or not, F1 has long been about track position, as we saw once again at the weekend. If you qualify out of position, or get stuck behind slower cars through bad strategy/bad luck at the likes of Singapore, Hungary, Monaco etc... then you are screwed. But with the AI in this game, that does not seem to matter. The amount of times I have wrung the neck to out qualify my car's true pace, only to fall victim of the AI just driving into me in the race, as they are in a technically faster car. Monaco for example, there should not be an overtake on the track really. If you do a stonking quali lap, then you should have guaranteed yourself a nice finish given no bad luck and yet I have been rammed at every corner of the track I reckon!! Anyway, I still enjoy the game overall, but this kinda takes away from the satisfaction of a lot of the battles in off-line for me.
  12. 2020 game is all-round probably the best of the lot I would say (only missed one since first version in 2010). However, stupidly aggressive AI really spoils it at times. I only play off-line, so career/my team and I use a pad. Amount of times faster AI just smashes you off the track is totally unrealistic. Practice - doesn't matter, they will punt you out the way, even on an out-lap. Quali the same and then the race itself can be a nightmare. If they are faster, then they are coming through wherever they want and screw any realism!! I love strong AI in terms of race pace and genuine overtakes, but fed up with being smashed off the track because they decide to try and pass in the most ridiculous and unrealistic places constantly.