Hi All, This is my first post - new to the forum but as I do with a lot of games I really get into, I thought i'd find a forum and community to join. I'd consider myself a decent driver, but not expert by any means. I've got a career with legend AI difficulty but still lots of driver assists on, and still automatic gears, whilst inbetween career races, i'm doing time trials to improve my manual gears. I've got to the point where i'm pretty much able to match my automatic times now which is great. However I digress. The reason for the post is simple, and probably mentioned a lot. Race pace in career mode. I've started doing 100% length races, so started a new career, with fuel and tyre degration on (because i realised it was too easy with them off). I'm only at Malaysia, but have realised that my qualifying pace is far from my race pace. Now i'm not one that's going to complain about this, because at Lotus it makes sense - able to put in a fairly hot lap, to then struggle with a full fuel load. I just want to know if there's any more info on this, and if that is indeed, and it's not just a bug.