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Wouldn't it be great if codemasters had access to real time telemetry data from real F1 events and create a lobby where we could join to race with tem virtually live? Of course we would be ghosts to real life cars, we couldn't  interfere with them in the game, but would be great to do qualifying or races with them. 

Live would be great, but saved real data for later replay would also be fine. I think it is technically possible nowadays and don't know if formula E was already trying something similar. 

It could even be a dlc or a paid service, for sure lot of F1 enthusiasts would pay for it. 

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On 7/22/2020 at 12:52 PM, RGS1939 said:

Wouldn't it be great if codemasters had access to real time telemetry data from real F1 events and create a lobby where we could join to race with tem virtually live? Of course we would be ghosts to real life cars, we couldn't  interfere with them in the game, but would be great to do qualifying or races with them. 

Live would be great, but saved real data for later replay would also be fine. I think it is technically possible nowadays and don't know if formula E was already trying something similar. 

It could even be a dlc or a paid service, for sure lot of F1 enthusiasts would pay for it. 

Frankly, if Codemasters and FiA were able to implement something like this, just about every F1 racer-wannabe in the world would want to take part.  It would need to be done on an individual basis, where the real telemetry is fed to your game and you "see" the other drivers during practice and quali.  There is no way they could have everyone logging in to some server to do this.  It would explode with the sheer number of people who would want to be "on track" with Hamilton or Ricciardo.

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10 hours ago, DrDraken said:

Frankly, if Codemasters and FiA were able to implement something like this, just about every F1 racer-wannabe in the world would want to take part.  It would need to be done on an individual basis, where the real telemetry is fed to your game and you "see" the other drivers during practice and quali.  There is no way they could have everyone logging in to some server to do this.  It would explode with the sheer number of people who would want to be "on track" with Hamilton or Ricciardo.

Agreed and that would be awesome to incorporate for a MyTeam season. Imagine every race weekend you take your own team to take on the 20 pros. Don't see it happening but man that would be cool.

 

Would be good to have the data stored too so if you can't log on at the time of the sessions, you can play at a later time with the actual data.

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13 hours ago, DrDraken said:

Frankly, if Codemasters and FiA were able to implement something like this, just about every F1 racer-wannabe in the world would want to take part.  It would need to be done on an individual basis, where the real telemetry is fed to your game and you "see" the other drivers during practice and quali.  There is no way they could have everyone logging in to some server to do this.  It would explode with the sheer number of people who would want to be "on track" with Hamilton or Ricciardo.

Yes agree, it should be on an individual basis, otherwise not only the server but also the computational resources specially on consoles would be limited to render so many cars. 

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6 hours ago, martbloke said:

Agreed and that would be awesome to incorporate for a MyTeam season. Imagine every race weekend you take your own team to take on the 20 pros. Don't see it happening but man that would be cool.

 

Would be good to have the data stored too so if you can't log on at the time of the sessions, you can play at a later time with the actual data.

Well, we ARE the 11th Team, so ...

Perhaps team up with FiA on a future add-on that allows access to the positional data of the cars during the race, so that can be beamed into our homes at the time, or stored for later, as you suggested.

Can you say "Cutting edge immersion?"

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Closest I've got to this was finding Charles Leclerc's Monza time trial ghost that he did on one of his Twitch streams. Pretty awesome trying to keep up with a real F1 driver, also taught me a couple of things regarding braking technique and braking points.

Idea: 'Beat The F1 Drivers', a section in Time Trial where every official F1 driver has submitted a ghost for every circuit and you have to beat it.

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