I'm still relatively new to F1, however this is my second season in the game so I know a thing or two. Last season I was a rookie, and I began the season on intermediate with every assist possible on. I decided to come to F1 from the NASCAR scene so as you can imagine the jump is quite substantial (Yes, I am American). The season began as you would expect on that difficulty I won the first four races starting 10th, 3rd, 1st, 1st. Unfortunately, the wins did not feel authentic, I felt like it was to easy so I moved to Professional for the 5th race. It became more difficult to obtain polls, but the race race itself didn't change a lot. I noticed the cars were a lot more racier when we were bunched up but if I opened up 1 second gap that following car died down. So I decided to remove the remaining assist and live automatic gears. The season ended and I won all the races, etc. At the start of my second season I moved to RBR with no assist accept automatic gears. In the first race at Melbourne I qualified 3rd and won the race. It was challenging, and annoying but I won. In the second race things changed, a lot. I qualified 4th, and managed to get to the lead in the first turn (the first three cars got tangled up). I opened a 1-1/2 second gap on button and maintained it for two laps. At the beginning of lap three I was still setting the fast laps (faster than the field) and I noticed Button was beginning to gain on me. To prevent him from getting into DRS i changed to fuel mixture 3 (rich) and proceeded on. I was still setting fast laps, occasionally resetting fastest lap and Button was still gaining on me. It all came to an end when on the back stretch of Malaysia he passed me without DRS. He came from a second back in the beginning of the turn and passed me like I wasn't even trying. This was annoying I don't understand how he has turbo and I don't. I had the racing line, I didn't spin the tires, I did everything your suppose to do and he blow past me. I had the same issues in Melbourne and I was able to block them. What can I change, or what do I need to do to go fast? Does this mean I need manual gears?