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So......

I am almost at the end of season 4....and I have a 3 department Regulation change....

Engine.....Durability....and Chassis.


Now my question is......If I save the "Ultimate" upgrades on these.....do all the ones before the ultimate get saved OR do I have to save them all?

And does it mean that if I save none of these....my car will go back to the way it was at the start of the game?


I don't really understand this part of the game so any help will be appreciated.


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So......

I am almost at the end of season 4....and I have a 3 department Regulation change....

Engine.....Durability....and Chassis.


Now my question is......If I save the "Ultimate" upgrades on these.....do all the ones before the ultimate get saved OR do I have to save them all?

And does it mean that if I save none of these....my car will go back to the way it was at the start of the game?


I don't really understand this part of the game so any help will be appreciated.


you have to save each component individually. The best advice I think would be use whatever points you have to save the most expensive ones. I'm not that far yet as I've not faced a reg change yet as I'm only half way through my first season but that is my plan for when I do get there. I may change that plan later if I find or discover a better way of dealing with it but that's my plan atm. Thankfully one good thing about F12018 is the fact you can earn points quicker which I think helps balance things

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I ended up with aero and chassis changes at end of season 3 (I had maxed both out). I had finished durability during S3 and from the Singapore race I was able to save enough points to cover the upgrade evolutions. You can purchase them in any order, it never said when I purchases an ultimate upgrade that I would lose it if the rest of the path wasn't also purchased, so use whatever points you have on the most expensive parts first 

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I ended up with aero and chassis changes at end of season 3 (I had maxed both out). I had finished durability during S3 and from the Singapore race I was able to save enough points to cover the upgrade evolutions. You can purchase them in any order, it never said when I purchases an ultimate upgrade that I would lose it if the rest of the path wasn't also purchased, so use whatever points you have on the most expensive parts first 

I was going to try that, but I'm worried if I just updated the Ultimate and didn't save the rest of the row....then the Ultimate I saved would be obsolete.

I know I can save them all as I have done that before....but I was just wondering if I NEEDED to in order to save the whole row.

I guess time will tell as I am going to test it out by just saving the Ultimate parts and leaving the rest to the regulation changes and see what happens.

I'm with HAAS so my car will probably go so far back ill get lapped on the 1st lap next season

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FRACTURED said:
I ended up with aero and chassis changes at end of season 3 (I had maxed both out). I had finished durability during S3 and from the Singapore race I was able to save enough points to cover the upgrade evolutions. You can purchase them in any order, it never said when I purchases an ultimate upgrade that I would lose it if the rest of the path wasn't also purchased, so use whatever points you have on the most expensive parts first 

I was going to try that, but I'm worried if I just updated the Ultimate and didn't save the rest of the row....then the Ultimate I saved would be obsolete.

I know I can save them all as I have done that before....but I was just wondering if I NEEDED to in order to save the whole row.

I guess time will tell as I am going to test it out by just saving the Ultimate parts and leaving the rest to the regulation changes and see what happens.

I'm with HAAS so my car will probably go so far back ill get lapped on the 1st lap next season

Please can you provide an update when you get to start of new season? I've just got to Singapore and am awaiting end of race weekend to find out if I will have any reg changes - I have 1 ultimate development done on my engine so will have same dilemma.

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Has anyone else had the reg changes specifically targeted to what dept you are maxed out on?? 
Just this season. First season was durability which didn't affect me. 2nd season no changes, this seasons aero/chassis. I had more than enough points to cover everything though. 

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I think there should be a time limit whereby after that parts are 'ratified' .. Say in season 2 you spent it upgrading the power unit, if there hasnt been a power unit reg change after a full season (so end if 2 and 3) then a power unit reg change happens at the end of season 4 then you should only have to pay to protect the major upgrades,  after 2 seasons all the minor upgrades should be 'ratified' and therefore not need protecting

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Please can you provide an update when you get to start of new season? I've just got to Singapore and am awaiting end of race weekend to find out if I will have any reg changes - I have 1 ultimate development done on my engine so will have same dilemma.
Yes I will provide an update when I am done....I have 7 weeks races left so it might be a little time before that happens though.

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Ok I have finished the season and took pictures of my findings/results....but I have zero clue how to upload them onto here lol

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Ok I have finished the season and took pictures of my findings/results....but I have zero clue how to upload them onto here lol
You’re going to need a photo hosting site and then link them in? It’s fiddly on here I know that. 

Im about to finish Singapore so would be good to see too. 

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I didn't get a rule change in season 2.

Just coming up to the last few races on season 2, I have done at least 50% now for engine, chassis and aero developments and about 75% for durability - at this rate the car will be maxed out by season 4 - what do you do for the remaining 6 seasons?!

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Ok I have finished the season and took pictures of my findings/results....but I have zero clue how to upload them onto here lol
You’re going to need a photo hosting site and then link them in? It’s fiddly on here I know that. 

Im about to finish Singapore so would be good to see too. 

Ok I have no clue how to do that either haha.

So I will explain in words what happened at the end of the season....

I had 3 departments that needed fixing because of the upcoming regulation changes....so I fixed all the durability department and just 1 Ultimate on the Powertain Department.

I left all the rest of the powertrain to see what happened and also all the Chassis I left too.


So, the season ended...and my car went from 5th best to last.

I DID keep the 1 Ultimate upgrade though which I was surprised about as I thought that as I didn't keep the ones leading up to the Ultimate that I would also lose that but I can confirm that you don't lose it.


Hope this helps people out.

It was just a test to see what would happened if you only kept certain parts of each department, would it still keep them if you didn't keep the ones around it.



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I didn't get a rule change in season 2.

Just coming up to the last few races on season 2, I have done at least 50% now for engine, chassis and aero developments and about 75% for durability - at this rate the car will be maxed out by season 4 - what do you do for the remaining 6 seasons?!
Well you can either change teams or see  if there are any rule changes to come along next season. They don't come in every season as it's totally random.

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I didn't get a rule change in season 2.

Just coming up to the last few races on season 2, I have done at least 50% now for engine, chassis and aero developments and about 75% for durability - at this rate the car will be maxed out by season 4 - what do you do for the remaining 6 seasons?!
Well you can either change teams or see  if there are any rule changes to come along next season. They don't come in every season as it's totally random.
There must come a point in the game before the 10th season that all teams are maxed out in the development though and grid order is reset back to normal?

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Ok I have finished the season and took pictures of my findings/results....but I have zero clue how to upload them onto here lol
You’re going to need a photo hosting site and then link them in? It’s fiddly on here I know that. 

Im about to finish Singapore so would be good to see too. 

Ok I have no clue how to do that either haha.

So I will explain in words what happened at the end of the season....

I had 3 departments that needed fixing because of the upcoming regulation changes....so I fixed all the durability department and just 1 Ultimate on the Powertain Department.

I left all the rest of the powertrain to see what happened and also all the Chassis I left too.


So, the season ended...and my car went from 5th best to last.

I DID keep the 1 Ultimate upgrade though which I was surprised about as I thought that as I didn't keep the ones leading up to the Ultimate that I would also lose that but I can confirm that you don't lose it.


Hope this helps people out.

It was just a test to see what would happened if you only kept certain parts of each department, would it still keep them if you didn't keep the ones around it.



Perfectly described, as I thought it would go.

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I didn't get a rule change in season 2.

Just coming up to the last few races on season 2, I have done at least 50% now for engine, chassis and aero developments and about 75% for durability - at this rate the car will be maxed out by season 4 - what do you do for the remaining 6 seasons?!
Well you can either change teams or see  if there are any rule changes to come along next season. They don't come in every season as it's totally random.
There must come a point in the game before the 10th season that all teams are maxed out in the development though and grid order is reset back to normal?

Why do you think they introduced the rule changes. They introduced them so that it doesn't happen. Or at least that was the idea of the rule change system anyway. The only time it goes back to normal is when you start a new career

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