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PS4 AOR GP2 - Round 13 - Belgian Grand Prix - 22/01/17 - 8:00PM UK


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Round 13 - Belgian Grand Prix
AOR F1 2016 Season 12




Race Information:
Date: Sunday 22nd January 2017
Start Time: 8:00pm (UK time)
Circuit: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Laps: 22

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oo7_pROF3SSIONAL

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Been waiting for this one for a long time. My favorite track on the game. So much fun to drive, very flowing and I'm not terribly slow at it. Slipstream will be absolutely insane here so that'll be fun. Looking for a top 5 here
 

HRacingGreen

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Adore this track, had great pace in the pre-season evaluation races here and outqualified a large chunk of the F1 guys so I'm looking forward to it. A win here would be nice, definitely feel I have the speed for it, its just the strategy that could take some deliberation.
 

HRacingGreen

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Practice has gone on hold for a short while as I've been chosen for the PS4 Codemasters Community Race, so that's interfering for a few days. In other news, I can't Time Trial this circuit for ****, but I match my TT times in quali. Bizarre.
 

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HRacingGreen

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We have no plans to change the rules atm, everyone is aware of the bug and knows how best to deal with it so its up to each person if you want to qualify at the front or start in the pack on slower tyres. Its unfortunate but thats what we have to deal with for this game so might as well make the best of it. :)
I was quite proud to beat the tyre wear glitch last time out, its incredibly powerful.
 

zWoody

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As I said before, this makes total sense of how Prehn was able to do a 1 stop at China to finish 2nd while everyone here was doing 2 and 3 stops.

This tire wear glitch is exactly how someone like me, who doesn't have any real one lap pace at any particular track, finds a free ticket to the front. My race pace has always been incredible through these CM games.

Sorry that it has to be this way really, but it would be difficult to try and morph the rules around to make everyone follow some sort of similar strategy. That would really ruin the game and make it more of a spec race than the real thing.
 
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RC Sam14

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As I said before, this makes total sense of how Prehn was able to do a 1 stop at China to finish 2nd while everyone here was doing 2 and 3 stops.

This tire wear glitch is exactly how someone like me, who doesn't have any real one lap pace at any particular track, finds a free ticket to the front. My race pace has always been incredible through these CM games.

Sorry that it has to be this way really, but it would be difficult to try and morph the rules around to make everyone follow some sort of similar strategy. That would really ruin the game and make it more of a spec race than the real thing.

Agree my doubt began in china
But I thought I had adjustments were not the best

Clearly now i'm focusing on my other championship because for me is not racing and who is the faster driver but which take better advantage of the tyres glitch.
and if everybody started on Hardest tyres is not better

For me we have to start on soft tyres after each of us make is strategy
 
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HRacingGreen

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As I said before, this makes total sense of how Prehn was able to do a 1 stop at China to finish 2nd while everyone here was doing 2 and 3 stops.

This tire wear glitch is exactly how someone like me, who doesn't have any real one lap pace at any particular track, finds a free ticket to the front. My race pace has always been incredible through these CM games.

Sorry that it has to be this way really, but it would be difficult to try and morph the rules around to make everyone follow some sort of similar strategy. That would really ruin the game and make it more of a spec race than the real thing.
Yeah the only way round it would be to ban the use of the hardest tyre at the start of the race, but then that just turns it into F1 2015 again and just another one of these contrived leagues we're seeing more of these days (PSGL and their weird realistic cars setup for example) rather than being the most realistic leagues out there, something AOR prides itself on. It sucks that the game works this way but I guess we've gotta keep going.
 
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mallucm

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It is quite frustrating that quali is meant to be the session where the fastest times are rewarded and yet it's the complete opposite! But I guess going for the tyre wear means you start mid-pack with the risk of crashes so it nearly balances out I think. I preferred the 2014 style where you set as many flying laps as possible then everyone starts again from zero for the race but it is what it is. :D
 

HRacingGreen

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It is quite frustrating that quali is meant to be the session where the fastest times are rewarded and yet it's the complete opposite! But I guess going for the tyre wear means you start mid-pack with the risk of crashes so it nearly balances out I think. I preferred the 2014 style where you set as many flying laps as possible then everyone starts again from zero for the race but it is what it is. :D
3 part quali would probably help tbh because it would remain realistic but everyone in the top 10 could start on the middle tyre thus negating the slow cars on mediums.
 
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mallucm

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3 part quali would probably help tbh because it would remain realistic but everyone in the top 10 could start on the middle tyre thus negating the slow cars on mediums.
That's true, but having a qualifying session longer than a race probably wouldn't go down too well. Especially as a lap 1 incident would mean it would all be pointless. :p
 

HRacingGreen

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That's true, but having a qualifying session longer than a race probably wouldn't go down too well. Especially as a lap 1 incident would mean it would all be pointless. :p
Its why I liked the sound of a simulation mini season after S12. Yeah 100% quali for a normal league would never work.
 
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oo7_pROF3SSIONAL

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I'm so done getting constantly beat every race by people starting outside top 10. I might start doing the same. I hate the idea of losing places in the championship due to tyre glitch being used by some. I reckon a bad qualy may benefit me this weekend..
 
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Pretty happy with my TT pace only a couple of tenths away from the fast guys just hope it transfers over to online. :)