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Has anyone experienced an engine go boom on them for no reason yet? Read a post further down from a dude who said his gearbox went AWOL 8 laps into his first GP.

Is it possible that the player now also experiences the mythical mechanical failures? 

 

If yes, sweet! If no then codies pretty please ❤️

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I have done 40 Races (50% and 100% lengths) or so in Solo Grand Prix Mode. So, the answer is no for this mode. Don't know about MyTeam-Mode.

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This is something they really need to add. At the least give us the option to turn it off for the ai.

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In my first race on My Team my car had a DRS failure so I couldn't open it for quite a few laps. Or are you talking more failures causing retirement? 

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4 hours ago, ndrst said:

I have done 40 Races (50% and 100% lengths) or so in Solo Grand Prix Mode. So, the answer is no for this mode. Don't know about MyTeam-Mode.

Does Grand Prix have a wear system over multiple races like career does? In career you get mechanical failures. Mechanical failures is already a long time in the game.

The holy grail is a DNF. It is probably in the game because some sponsors in My Team demand the cars not to DNF. It still is possible that it is geared towards my second driver but I don't have any control over the wear of his car so I think it must be in.

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People seem to be struggling with gearboxes. Not something I've personally struggled with yet, but if we want random failures surely this will include component failures? Its something that I think has to be looked at carefully with an option to have such failures. It would impact your career a lot. Let's say you just popped in a new ICE and then it fails, you'll have to put in another which could mean taking a grid penalty. 

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7 hours ago, Ukbordoy said:

In my first race on My Team my car had a DRS failure so I couldn't open it for quite a few laps. Or are you talking more failures causing retirement? 

Definitely the latter.

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I was wondering this. Seen many ai DNF because of mechanical issues but never happened to me in a race, though I've only done one race in GP and MyTeam the rest have been online. Can't decide if a gearbox failure or similar would be a good addition to MP lol.. 

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It can happen in MyTeam at the very least.  I had a power unit start to smoke at Spa and it blew up completely a few laps later.  Screen did the usual "fade to grey" that you get with a terminally damaged car and it wouldn't let me flashback on the replay.

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I think players do experience mechanical issues, not sure about in single GP's or multiplayer but in career mode I've had;

  • DRS fail quite a few times
  • ICE failed at around 80% and had a huge loss in power
  • Gearbox has failed once and had to retire, as I forgot to change it when it was at 94% wear

At least it keeps you on your toes to keep the engine/gearbox maintained!

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