I think your amazing getting those times with a controller. I think Forza is supposed to be faster with one rather than a wheel. You should be driving Forza!!! I'll have to have a look at this weeks races. My pattern is to be slow and go badly, or go OK and then not improve so I get frustrated and doubt my skill and age, then very late, I get it a bit together. I'd have like another week at F1 'ring actually, I got safe around eventually there but did not unlock the track, its still hiding its secrets from me. I did drive the Lamborghini there though and it was huge fun. I should have raced it but in practice it was a bit slower than the Audi, but hugely safe and it was sliding everywhere, it might have been good in the race, who knows.
I haven't been racing for long but the F1 Nurb was my worst so far, but I look forward to seeing it again.
The area which I am weakest at is the section after the right hand at the end of the main straight. You come off the main straight and I can do that OK if I brake properly, and I seem OK in the first curve off the straight but I am not on fully throttle, I am feeding the power in but as soon as I think the car is stable I flatten it and I think I loose speed due to wheel spin there. Then I am in second and I am not getting the next left apex right, I tend to come in too early for it and hence I hurt my line and go too early towards the right of the track, and I avoid that curbing as I am scared of running even a whee bit over it. When the car is able to take full power off that left apex I give it it full power and grab third gear, for a short time as then I have the 270 degree (or something like that) left hander, and I also tend to turn too early there and hence I am not far enough to the left to open up the critical next corner.
Once I almost jackknifed the car coming off that next left apex heading to the right hander which leads to that short straight - but I caught the car and the corner opened up and I grabbed I reckon 7/10ths. I followed an A+ guy there and he catapulted away in that area. And he also ran way way left after the right hand apex leading onto the straight. Can you view a race afterwards? I'd like to learn the fast lines that way ... When I have shaved that right hand apex by crossing the cobble stones corner (apex) too much, I get a penalty. And if I run wide to the left, I get one too. But there's a way to avoid both and get high exit speed there. So suddenly a 1;58 something becomes a 1:57 something just there ... but darn I never figured it out.
Before I started this game and bought my pedals etc, I watched a video of Hamilton driving your Benz I think at Suzuka - not sure. Sheesh I should have tracked that down when I was learning for the track two weeks ago at Suzuka. Anyway he said to the CEO of GT, Yamauchi Kazunoriu, who was there for half a day - with the translator - with Hamilton driving GT Sport, Hamilton commented that Yamauchi should try loosing his hands on the wheel and driving with less grip and with light fingers. What a tip eh!!! Oh yeh Hamilton got a fast time pretty quickly and then started crashing ... but then later, he got the best time there for the category, evidently by some margin. No surprises there I guess. He's pretty goo there in real life. I have never liked Hamilton but that video changed my mind!! So I tried this light fingers thing a couple of days ago - don't grip the wheel hare ever - at the F1 'Ring and it make a big difference, and heck the car felt more alive and it was a big step up in fun and also a huge difference in speed like for instance at in between corners seven and eight, that straight after tight corner 6 - with light hands the car tracks around by itself and its now always fast despite my poor entry, I had to get it right before but with loose hands there the car is just fast. I need to make my wheel more direct too, I tend to not wind enough lock on when understeering, instead I tend to back off the throttle, and its been hurting my pace here and there.
Sorry for the long post I should be banned for being over verbose.
I had a horrendous experience again too with manner "s" drivers from Japan - I started third on the grid, it as all Japanese but for an A+ Chinese driver at the front, who would drive away. At the first corner, the first two both did not start the corner from the left, they went around defensively by being in the middle of the track. So I braked early and went around almost touching them. So along came two cars from behind us going faster, and I just let them through. Then another guy came and avoided him and he pushed my car too - OK, I hope I did not loose manner points. So I was sixth. And I just sat there on their tales for two laps, they were diving all over the place, and the leader drove off and was soon out of site. So lap three one of these guys took a hit from the other guy and off they went, but they managed to keep going fast. I cruised by though on straight and they guy then hits me from behind and I can't make the hairpin - I drove straight into the bailing. The game put me back straight away though and I passed the guy - but then another guy cleaned me up at the end of the main straight. I pulled out, it was no fun at all. I'd like to avoid Japanese drivers but previous "S" drivers have been great. Weird. That race cost me a lot of points I think I would have been 15,500 or so, but still got 13,700 I think. My consideration "S" became a "B" after that one race. I had another couple of races later on and did well and now I am an "A" for manners. But boy the Jap guys can be crazy.
I hope the revisions to the game realise that if you hit someone from behind when you have been accellerating, and that your foot has not been on the brake for some time before the hit, the guy in front is not brake testing, its the car behind that is at fault.
Edited by Melbourne Park, 04 November 2018 - 20:27.