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do you manage your engines?

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by glendo, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. 8 engines per year, 19 races.

    do you let the game decide for you or do you manage engine allocation yourself?

    my first season i let the game decide, they usually use all the engines brand new for the first 8 races then go back around using them twice, so by default in the second half of the season you are using 2nd hand engines.

    in the 2nd season i decided to personally manage them, and has it benefitted? well at monza i was 2 secs a lap faster than the field.. maybe a new engine had an impact

    this is how i have managed them for S2. i may change in S3 but i am not to sure at this stage:

    i wish the game allowed for better engine management than in the practice session
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  2. Just wanted to say thank you for posting this, seems like a very sensible way to manage your engines (so far, only at Monaco)
     
  3. I've started playing with the engine choice this season (my fourth). I don't know if it's making much difference, to be honest - each race wears out the unit by about 2%. I've been trying to saving the 3rd use of engines until the likes Monaco, Valencia and Singapore if possible.

    What's really annoying is that you cannot change the engine before the start of practice, and you can't change it at all if you have a performance test to do. I had to use a brand new engine for Valencia because I had a performance test - which makes a mockery of the whole idea of managing engines properly.
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    A practice session only usually takes 1% of the engine life, so I normally do as much of the practice session as I need to do, then change engine for qualifying.
    I will use any engine until it's below 95% then change up.
    I use the <95% engines for Monaco, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.