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Monaco Turn 1 Bump on entry


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Before entering T1 there is a bump as you brake and turn into the corner which just unsettles your car on entry causing massive understeer and putting you in the barrier and damaging your wing. Similar to the Suzuka bump this takes away the fun of driving in Monaco and pushing the boundaries as I find this impossible to navigate without smacking the car against the wall or cutting T1. When I hit the apex I don't even take loads of speed into the corner due to the bump causing problems. I don't know if this is in real life and if it is then how is it possible to navigate the corner at speed. I thought I would enjoy Monaco and find this a great challenge to go around but the T1 bump just takes away that fun (likewise out of Casino Square but I dunno if that's as big of an issue)

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I'm on Ps4, I've done a 1.08.8 at Monaco. I can't say that I've ever noticed a bump there at all. In 2019 Suzuka, yes.

I agree with @TurkeySloth2107. If you're hitting the wall you are breaking too late. What I find works for me on the main straight is, I reach 7th gear, Upon arriving close to T1, I downshift to 3rd and start my turn, after getting 3/4 through the turn I short shift to 4th and exit the turn in 4th. I don't really have a visual breaking point for T1 at Monaco. I just go by depth perception. It can be a pain to nail when going for a TT lap. In a race I am more cautious as it's very easy to cut the corner. My advice would be to practice the turn by starting breaking slower. Break early and repeat until you notice that you are able to break a little bit later. What you want to eventually get to is downshift to 3rd before the turn and try to take as much kerb without cutting. As you make the turn, do that short shift to 4th and accelerate out of the turn up the track. If you use auto gears then I can't help ya. Hopefully this will be of some help to you.

I should also add that you want more downforce at Monaco to help you with all the tight turns. The less downforce, the more likely you'll be pinballing around the track.

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Im refering to the area before turning into T1 when you are close to the wall on the left which you need to be to get the best entry into T1. Yeah I am rather out of practice so its a case of adapting. I keep it in 4th to carry the speed and rely less on engine braking for me to coast in the corner. I would say I am over exaggerating with the Suzuka bump from 2019 in relation to 2020 entry into T1 bump at Monaco but its just awful to go over to take the corner, for a split second it feels like my car is in the air and not able to turn. I will try braking earlier than what I use and if I can carry exit speed out of T1 then I can develop the consistency for it. I have also done a 1:08.8 and I want to push for a low 8s maybe possibly reach the 7s (big ask though 😂)

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I'm not sure if it's really a bump you are referring to. There a slight elevation change and the corner is kind of on a plateau, similarly to the entry of Ascari in Monza. It's easier to see if you go through it in cockpit cam. The feeling of the car going in the air is not actually too far from the truth. What happens is that the body roll of the car loads the outside wheels and the inside tyres might not be loaded at all. IRL you could actually see the inside wheels lifting in the air if the anti-roll bar settings are not good. Apart from suspension settings the only thing that helps is either slower entry speed or just the right kind of trail braking, which you can use to manipulate the weight transfer of the car.

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6 hours ago, janbonator said:

I'm not sure if it's really a bump you are referring to. There a slight elevation change and the corner is kind of on a plateau, similarly to the entry of Ascari in Monza. It's easier to see if you go through it in cockpit cam. The feeling of the car going in the air is not actually too far from the truth. What happens is that the body roll of the car loads the outside wheels and the inside tyres might not be loaded at all. IRL you could actually see the inside wheels lifting in the air if the anti-roll bar settings are not good. Apart from suspension settings the only thing that helps is either slower entry speed or just the right kind of trail braking, which you can use to manipulate the weight transfer of the car.

Pretty much spot on in my book. Also in this corner it seems that a tighter line can help if a driver is struggling with understeer.

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