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  • #449751
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    I’d agree with everything you say there – the dust issue just ruined what could otherwise have been some very interesting races! Although the massive differential in talent between a tarmac driver like Jenson Button and WRC/WRX/Dakar drivers such as Loeb or Sainz may just have made this gap more obvious. Maybe as well as having a male and female driver, have a tarmac and off-road (or something similar) requirement too so these things are evened out. Finally, whilst I agree the commentary was generally very good, the fact the lead commentator (heard him many times, not sure of his name…) kept referring to well renowned female drivers as “girls” was a little horrifying to say the least…

    #236511
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    I’ve thought about this before, and in my view, they need a hard tyre that lasts around 40% of the race distance, with a slow drop off, and a soft tyre that lasts 10-20%. Then you would get drivers trying to eek out as long as they could and do less stops, and others really going for it but then stopping a little more often

    #228160
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    I do like Suzi, and I do think she will eventually get more relaxed in the role as it all seems a little bit forced at the minute. No different to how Jake, EJ and DC were back in 2009 though if I remember correctly

    #229596
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    I personally can see Button retiring at the end of this season, and potentially McLaren trying to get Raikkonen back

    #214859
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    Has anyone who has a G25/27 had a terrible time on the new F1 game? Its nearly undriveable without massively changing the settings :(

    #214840
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    If you’re on a budget, I’d suggest the Logitech G25. Its basically the same as the G27, but with a few less buttons on the steering wheel. I’ve had mine for the best part of 5 years and its still doing well

    #212655
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    If they spent as much time making their cars as reliable as they do this funny, they’d be unbeatable!

    #213707
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    Not that I’m by any stretch a karting expert, but I do know a few people who are fairly handy. They seemed to think when I had 30 kart race in the wet, on slicks, that the best thing to do is to literally try to drift around just about every corner, and just keep turning in and turning in to optimize the corner exit speed. I failed dismally at this race though, and found out that tyre barriers are actually relatively soft :’)

    #211739
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    As much as I used to hate him in his first career (taking out Hill etc) I’ve sort of warmed to him over the last few years, maybe because he hasn’t been winning all the time and seems to have been slightly humbled by not being hugely successful. So I’d like to see him win just once, but its looking pretty unlikely

    #208951
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    Still don’t understand why the BTCC have never used Cadwell Park. OK, so it may be a bit narrow and windy, but it’s a lot more interesting circuit than Silverstone National.

    #206850
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    I really don’t know who codemasters were asking when they decided that no one uses the in-car view. I’m forever using it on GT5 just for the extra realism factor. Okay, in the first GRID I didn’t really use it, but that was just because it had a fairly narrow view and the camera seemed to move too much, but it still added some extra interest in watching the driver and seeing how it would be in a real(ish) race. Can’t help but feel they’ve messed up here

    #206843
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    I really enjoyed the first game to begin with, but once I got better and more used to it, I found myself deliberately spinning or slowing down just so that I could overtake some of the cars again, and that was on the hardest possible difficulty! I just hope that this one addresses that, and makes the other drivers a bit more feisty rather than just giving up positions

    #206842
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    I really enjoyed the first game to begin with, but once I got better and more used to it, I found myself deliberately spinning or slowing down just so that I could overtake some of the cars again, and that was on the hardest possible difficulty! I just hope that this one addresses that, and makes the other drivers a bit more feisty rather than just giving up positions

    #204992
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    Damon seems to be going a little senile in his old age, but I can’t help thinking that a french-style system (oo-err) would be the most beneficial. Say, 80mph in the dry and 65 in the wet?

    #199075
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    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but from my experience of motorsport in England, it is the car that is overtaking the back marker that is responsible for overtaking safely, and the lapped car should remain on the racing line. Clearly this very rarely happens due to the sportsmanship of the slower cars, but they do not have to go out of their way to slow down and let them pass

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