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Hi all,

Is it safe to assume that if I use the setups of the leaderboard drivers as a benchmark, that I will learn better how to setup my car?

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I don't think so. This year (much more than i remember in previous years) there seem to be quite a variety of setups towards the top of leaderboards, even some default setups.

This leads me to believe that the setups are working better this year e.g. there are less exploits like min camber & toe everywhere just being fastest. If this is the case it’s more about finding what works for you, than finding the “best” setup.

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On Silverstone this past week, I used one of the predetermined setups and ended up modifying those.

It worked.

With so many of the leaders on the board driving with T-cam, I realised that their setups will definitely not suit my cockpit cam driving.

 

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19 hours ago, JohanJvdW said:

On Silverstone this past week, I used one of the predetermined setups and ended up modifying those.

It worked.

With so many of the leaders on the board driving with T-cam, I realised that their setups will definitely not suit my cockpit cam driving.

 

I don't bother using any of the leaders set-ups as a bench-mark. They're fast on all the base set-ups. It's best to develop your own set-ups' There's a very small pool of us whom drive from the seat. 

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On 7/15/2019 at 4:24 AM, kalamazoo123 said:

I don't think so. This year (much more than i remember in previous years) there seem to be quite a variety of setups towards the top of leaderboards, even some default setups.

This leads me to believe that the setups are working better this year e.g. there are less exploits like min camber & toe everywhere just being fastest. If this is the case it’s more about finding what works for you, than finding the “best” setup.

This is the first F1 I've had in years, but the prevalence of LB cars the least amount of toe, camber, and even roll bars goes against everything I know about tuning.  It makes zero sense to me.

It would be nice to see who uses a wheel or not, that may explain some of it if they are using a controller.

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5 hours ago, DaleRossi said:

This is the first F1 I've had in years, but the prevalence of LB cars the least amount of toe, camber, and even roll bars goes against everything I know about tuning.  It makes zero sense to me.

It would be nice to see who uses a wheel or not, that may explain some of it if they are using a controller.

the problem is that the LB setups make zero sense, but they actually make you faster! pretty sad in my opinion...

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18 hours ago, Voznik said:

the problem is that the LB setups make zero sense, but they actually make you faster! pretty sad in my opinion...

I've pretty much come to terms that there is zero concern with any sim aspect to this game. An open wheel car and cockpit view not being in Assists should have been the first clue.  It's too bad because this game should be really, really good.  Instead, it's all TV Pod and entirely insane setups. That's fine, it is what it is.

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On 7/16/2019 at 1:57 AM, Striker_703 said:

I don't bother using any of the leaders set-ups as a bench-mark. They're fast on all the base set-ups. It's best to develop your own set-ups' There's a very small pool of us whom drive from the seat. 

Is there a specific reason for driving from the seat as opposed to T-Cam? I usually drive T-cam but wondering if there's any benefit to seat cam.

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I'm use to driving a car from the seat @juujoa lol. A lot of the past sims I've enjoyed only had cockpit, some had hood and chase. I used the bumper/track view in Gran Turismo but it never felt right. The only benefit from using the cockpit view is you see the track as it is. Not looking down on the track as you do with the T-Cam. It's easier to see the track with but you seeing some turns through the line of sight to the apex. I'll give two turns as examples. T14 or T15 pending how you're counting at Sochi there's a little crest at the apex of the turn. Pending on how you take that turn you can either slide through the turn slowing you down or hitting the wall. Spin the car due to weight transfer on off camber or hit it just allowing you to be at the next apex at the best gear and speed. Whilst in T-Cam you know to take the car over a pacific part of the track. The turn on Suzuka going down the straight, in the center of the turn there's a bump. Pending on how you hit that bump the rear of the car will bounce up. You'll notice when the RMP comes up real fast. 

I just see the track better. Now I need to work on getting faster in these blasted cars. Along with Dirt 2.0. The only trouble I have with getting up to speed there is learning the tracks and calls on the fly. It would be nice if we were able to have a sighting lap. I've gotten within a half second of the top drivers/players in the GT class. Project Cars 2, Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo Sport. With this G29 it took a lot of seat time.  

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On 7/17/2019 at 9:20 AM, juujoa said:

Is there a specific reason for driving from the seat as opposed to T-Cam? I usually drive T-cam but wondering if there's any benefit to seat cam.

I've always used the TV Pod cam, mainly because I was afraid that cockpit would make me nauseous/seasick...This year I decided to give it a try to cockpit cam again and boy, I love it!!! Now, even if I wanted to go back to TV Pod, it would be impossible, it just feels so weird, so high and distant, almost detached from the car. I can still improve to match my old lap times set in TV Pod but I am pretty close already (after a couple of weeks or so of using it).

I would say, and I know it may sound weird, that the biggest thing is that now I feel that I AM RACING in a much stronger way than before.  I also like the fact that I have to adjust the camera a bit differently for each car, which I feel is like adjusting your seat on a different chassis LOL :) 
Give it a try, you won't go back...

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