This is something I've known for a long time, but this game is harder than crap with a controller. No, I don't want to buy a wheel. I just started career with all assists off except for pit assist, hundred percent races, on legend difficulty. Holy frustrating! I'm in the Toro Rosso, and hopefully you guys will agree that it's awful to make me feel a little better. I did Melbourne on Professional or whatever the level under legend is, and came fifth. I think Melbourne suits me and the car better than Malaysia or China, but at those places I was like forty seconds away from fifteenth and sixteenth respectively. Since this is the way the pecking order appears to be, I'm not ready to give up, but I'd like some closure. Does anything get better? Or will I be doomed to race pointlessly against the Caterhams until I get better? That was just the first question. These three races were my first without all assists. I'm not bad, as I have a lot of laps on a lot of games, but the traction control assist seems to be killing me. I just can't get to the throttle as quickly as the legend A.I. cars. My races are definitely not perfect, I struggle the most when grip is marginal, like rain, or very old tyres; and my pace on primes in the race with some fuel weight is dreadful. I just can't see myself picking up that much time on a stupid Williams. I have used Tiametmarduk's setups on Youtube, and they're definitely better than the default, but seemingly won't get me quick enough. I tried some off this forum for Bahrain, and it seemed like none of them made me any faster, they all felt similar, and I approached the corners very similarly. Sadly, I'm about three seconds off the time that the posters claim, but I really can't push the car much harder! So my question is, what are you guys doing to go so damn fast? Is a wheel worth that much? Another unrelated question, how does the tyre allocation for a weekend work? I see around two sets of Primes and options can be blacked out for a weekend, but I don't know how many sets you get for whatever session. Do you get a set of primes and options for the Qualy sessions and a set of each for the race? Maybe someone can tell me a little bit about how that works; I'm trying to use my sets of tyres more effectively. That should do me for now, thanks to anyone who read this far. I know it sounds like a venting but I'm just looking for more speed. Thanks for any advice and Happy New Year!