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  1. Team: Sauber Lap Time: 1:30.715 Race Mode: Time Trial Weather: Dry Controller Type: PS4 Aerodynamics Front Wing Aero: 3 Rear Wing Aero: 8 Transmission Differential Adjustment On Throttle: 75% Differential Adjustment Off throttle: 100% Suspension Geometry Front Camber: -2.50 Rear Camber: -1.00 Front Toe: 0.05 Rear Toe: 0.20 Suspension Font Suspension: 1 Rear Suspension: 1 Front Anti-Roll Bar: 10 Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 8 Front Ride Height: 3 Rear Ride Height: 4 Brakes Brake Pressure: 85% Front Brake Bias: 56% Tyres Tyres Front Tyre Pressure: 23.8psi Rear Tyre Pressure: 21.1psi Weight Distribution Ballast: 8 As always my laps are done in Time Trial so that other people who may be trying to create a setup for themselves have a baseline to go off in terms of lap time for a stock standard Sauber. Obviously by this point in Career a Sauber will be much more upgraded and therefore post a much quicker time in qualifying, especially with regular corner cutting rules. As for this track, I absolutely fkn hate it with a passion. The S’s here and in USA give me so much grief with a controller, I honestly think I could go sub 1:30 with a wheel in Sauber. The 1/1 Suspension I find is crucial for attacking the kerbs, especially the final chicane where so much time can be gained or lost.
  2. Team: Sauber Lap Time: 1:34.118 Race Mode: Time Trail Weather: Dry Controller Type: PS4 Controller Aerodynamics Front Wing Aero: 2 Rear Wing Aero: 4 Transmission Differential Adjustment On Throttle: 75% Differential Adjustment Off throttle: 100% Suspension Geometry Front Camber: -2.50 Rear Camber: -1.00 Front Toe: 0.05 Rear Toe: 0.20 Suspension Font Suspension: 2 Rear Suspension: 2 Front Anti-Roll Bar: 11 Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 7 Front Ride Height: 3 Rear Ride Height: 4 Brakes Brake Pressure: 85% Front Brake Bias: 56% Tyres Tyres Front Tyre Pressure: 23.4psi Rear Tyre Pressure: 21.1psi Weight Distribution Ballast: 8 For me this is a really strange track, because it’s hard to determine whether medium or low downforce is actually faster over one lap, however if you’re planning to use it for a race then you have to go for low downforce. The straights with DRS are simply too long, that the benefit of a faster corner exit speed won’t matter and you’ll be overtaken way too easily. There’s no point being the fastest around corners on a track like this if you just get blitzed on the straights. I tried a few of the other setups on here but couldn’t get any of them to work as well as my own. A lot of people seem to run with extremely firm suspension which I find throws the car off balance too much and you’re not able to attack the kerbs as hard, which you really need to do on this track. There’s also no need to ever have the Front Downforce higher than the Rear, it should always be at least 2-3 points lower. If you’re struggling for turn-in with the corners, move the ballast up. That way you can still get the grip through corners without completely ruining your straight line speed.
  3. I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but this is probably the most proud I’ve ever been of a setup. The tyre wear was phenomenally good with extremely consistent lap times, I started on Ultras and pitted on lap 15 for Softs, while Charles did Soft>Ultra; nobody else managed to do a 1 stop, and we finished with Charles 1st and myself 2nd on 100 difficulty. I would maybe move the front wing from 5 in Qualifying to 6 or 7 for the race as I was getting a lot of understeer once the tyres were a bit worn, but otherwise it was a perfect race.
  4. Team: Sauber Lap Time: 1:38.772 Race Mode: Time Trail Weather: Dry Controller Type: PS4 Pad Aerodynamics Front Wing Aero: 5 Rear Wing Aero: 8 Transmission Differential Adjustment On Throttle: 85% Differential Adjustment Off throttle: 100% Suspension Geometry Front Camber: -2.50 Rear Camber: -1.00 Front Toe: 0.05 Rear Toe: 0.20 Suspension Font Suspension: 2 Rear Suspension: 2 Front Anti-Roll Bar: 11 Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 9 Front Ride Height: 3 Rear Ride Height: 4 Brakes Brake Pressure: 80% Front Brake Bias: 60% Tyres Tyres Front Tyre Pressure: 23.8psi Rear Tyre Pressure: 21.1psi Weight Distribution Ballast: 8 Quite a difficult track, I still need a lot more practise to get anywhere near a perfect lap. Could probably squeeze out a few more tenths on a couple corners with a wheel. Don’t hit the kerbs too much as they’ll destroy your lap time, even with the suspension as soft as it is.
  5. This is going to sound weird, but I initially heard about this from Limitless, and he mentioned something about it during a setup video. It seems like there may actually be tyre wear or degregation in TT, so I’m wondering if anyone else here has noticed anything. Basically I was doing runs around Singapore to find a good setup for my career and it got to the point where after about 20 minutes I simply couldn’t get anywhere near my best time again. I found what I thought was a really good setup but just couldn’t make it stick around the track. I saved the setup, quit out, went back into Time Trial, loaded the setup again and instantly was able to do nearly a second faster
  6. Team: Sauber Lap Time: 1:07.010 Race Mode: Time Trail Weather: Dry Controller Type: PS4 Pad Aerodynamics Front Wing Aero: 3 Rear Wing Aero: 5  Transmission Differential Adjustment On Throttle: 75% Differential Adjustment Off throttle: 100% Suspension Geometry Front Camber: -2.50 Rear Camber: -1.00 Front Toe: 0.05 Rear Toe: 0.20 Suspension Font Suspension: 2 Rear Suspension: 2 Front Anti-Roll Bar: 11 Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 9 Front Ride Height: 3 Rear Ride Height: 3 Brakes Brake Pressure: 85% Front Brake Bias: 54% Tyres Tyres Front Tyre Pressure: 23.0psi Rear Tyre Pressure: 21.1psi Weight Distribution Ballast: 7 Notes: Ive always hated Austria and never been able to perform well at this track, but playing through my career with Sauber I was doing faster times on Soft tyres in P1 with low engine modes than some teams were doing on Super Softs. My car has no performance upgrades as I’ve been focusing on durability and quality control/efficiency, so I know this is an extremely good setup and had to test it in Time Trail and managed the time above. Nowhere near a perfect lap either, and would easily be half a second faster with a wheel. Also tried a few laps with other teams and got these times. McLaren: 1:06.659 Red Bull Racing: 1.05.775 Mercedes: 1.05.575 Ferrari: 1:05.425
  7. Toe all the way to the left, so 0.05/0.20 will give you the most traction and stability and best tyre wear, and all the way to the right, 0.15/0.50, is the opposite, so less stable around corners, but much more responsive and harsh on the tyres. And for Camber it's the opposite. Personally I run 0.09/0.29 for almost every single race because I use a contoller and I really need the traction and stability around long corners. I end up sacrificing a bit of speed, especially on the straights, but I find it's worth it for me to ensure that I'm not spinning out.
  8. MattyM

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    Optimal revs are around 10,000 rpm in the 2017 cars I believe
  9. You definitely don't want to be turning in early anywhere on this track, avoid the kerbs at all cost, they'll ruin your time
  10. MattyM

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    Very true, but I find that skill and knowing the track are almost the same thing in this game. Depends how you define 'skill' when it comes to racing games, if you think of it as knowing how much Throttle you can give around corners, or knowing exactly when to brake and downshift, that all sort of comes under track knowledge in my opinion. What needs to be remembered as well though is that everyone will drive differently. I've used setups that people have set the top lap times with and I haven't been able to use some of them as well as the default setup. The reason I use almost the exact same suspension and geometry is because I know how the car will react and handle when it's set up like that. Means I can learn the track much quicker and set faster times more easily. If I need more straight long speed I drop the wings to 4 or 5. If I need more traction I leave them at 6 or 7 (except Monaco). If I need more straight speed but am oversteering too much on corners then I'll move the ballast forward a click or two. If the rear is slipping out you can move the ballast back or drop the rear tyre pressure. But the key first and foremost is being comfortable in the car
  11. MattyM

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    After having spent a fair amount more time playing and watching videos of people doing timetrials I have to stand by my original point. Track knowledge is absolutely vital, and is far more valuable than a good setup. I see people on here posting setups for Haas or Sauber and their lap times are 1 or 2 seconds faster than some people who are posting Mercedes or Ferrari setups. The only explanation is that those people have a much better knowledge of the track, setups aren't worth 5 seconds a lap
  12. Ok so I now understand what you mean, same thing happened to me just before. Was sitting 4th in Australia first race of the season as Haas with 5 laps to go. Ended up getting 2 drive through penalties, so instead of doing the 2nd one I raged and drove slowly until first place came around the last corner and took him out.
  13. Ok so I'm in my career with McLaren, I've just gotten to Silverstone and so far all 4 upgrades that I've put on the car have failed on the first attempt. 4/4 seems ridiculously unlucky and that's now 4000 resource points wasted. I could be so much further ahead, and I'm actually starting to get quite frustrated now. Is anyone else experiencing this? Or am I just the most unlucky person playing this game right now?
  14. So we visit again to Baku after what was an incredibly tame race in 2016, with people forecasting safety car after safety car, only for it to never arise. Fast forward 12 months and we get possibly one of those most insane races that I've ever witnessed. Safety cars, red flags, penalties galore, teammates taking each other out, Bottas coming from a lap down to steal 2nd place by a fraction of a second, Stroll keeping his cool and defying all the non believers to become the 2nd youngest podium finisher in history, and the ever reliable Daniel Ricciardo positioned perfectly to take his first win of the season. If ever there was a race to show someone how unpredictable motor racing can be, this was that race. And I am very keen to get my own weekend underway. Unfortunately in all my excitement I've forgotten to bump up the difficulty, but being a high speed race it probably won't matter too much. And definitely isn't helped along by the fact that yet again my upgrade has failed. So far that's 3/3 upgrades that have failed on the first attempt, which is 3000 resource points wasted. Investing in improving the reliability of new parts is starting to look like it's not as useless as I initially thought. So out into FP1 and oh my word this is almost a completely different track. Almost all of the corners have had the kerbs raised so the turn in point is much later. Corner entry and exit speed seems like the key to setting fast lap times around this circuit now, as the car is bumped massively if you cut and hit one of these new kerbs. As usual all the practice programs with the exception of the fuel saving go smoothly. As qualifying cones around I'm feeling confident in the times I've been putting in, but very aware that I'm playing below the difficulty I should be on now. The straights are once again going to be a nightmare as I'm running very balanced wings to get the best corner speeds, but I figure the higher up the pack I start, the better my chances of holding on are. I end up getting through to Q3 and Qualifying 7th. Race day and it occurs to me that I haven't actually checked the weather forecast as I'm being told that it's going to rain nearly halfway into the race. I'm starting on the Super Softs that I used in Q2 and hoping to manage them well enough to get me through to when I'll need Intermediates. As predicted the first few laps are a real struggle, trying to build enough speed in the corners to pull enough of a gap to not get chased down on the last straight, whilst also trying to conserve the tyres is just not working. I decide to concede the speed and focus on getting these tyres through until the rain starts and I end up dropping down to 12th fighting in the middle of the pack. The pit window opens and a few cars opt for new tyres as the rain is still 5-10 minutes away. At this point it feels like I'm driving on ice, and I've never been more thankful to see rain in an F1 race. Just under half way through and I pit, and now I work on catching back up and taking advantage of the AI's poor wet weather speed. I make my way up to 6th when inexplicably, everyone starts to pit for a 2nd set of intermediate tyres. My calculations say I'm going to finish with about 40% wear, which is definitely doable, and I'm surprised the AI isn't doing the same. With the extra pit stop taken by everyone I find myself sitting in 1st being chased by Hamilton and Bottas, and I'm starting to know how Stroll was feeling. 3 laps to go and Bottas is in my rear view and doing much, much faster lap times than me. 1 lap to go and he is right on my tail. I bite the bullet and put in an extremely aggressive lap in the hopes of pulling away enough to not lose it on the last straight and I end up winning by 1.5 seconds. My first win of my career although I have to admit it came a lot sooner than I thought. Difficulty will definitely be raised for Austria, and I'm working on trying to upgrade the part that failed again
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