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Marussia - like (on) ice in the sun shine

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Tom, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Tom

    Tom
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    No but seriously: this car is so twitchy, it's not funny. The brakes are locking up after like braking for like 1 second, even quicker sometimes. Not even the excellent setups from Stefan and Rini helped. Anything I'm missing here?
     
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  2. Ian Franssen

    Ian Franssen
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    Only thing I can say I hardly use brakes to hit's full power, almost never full and if full only for a split second. one second full braking is really a long time in F1. For enginebraking making sure to geardown fast helps enginebraking a lot, but not to quick or you spin out(lower gears especially), try to be as much in a straight line. When cornering only very light use of brake can be applied. Hopefully that helps, it needs some training to get adjusted. I was yesterday running with Marcel on the server, he could brake a lot later, but still our times were equel. So start with enginebraking, than graduadly try to use more brakes. I think that's the easiest way to feel what amound of brakes use is proper for each corner.
     
  3. Tom

    Tom
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    I hardly slam on the brakes. My brake sensitivity is at 100%, same for acceleration. I'm curious if those cars are meant to be driven with TCS / ABS on low. I'm running with no driving aids at all.
     
  4. Ian Franssen

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    No they are not, I can even manage the tyres under braking, making them last a distance of 27 laps easily on Sebring or Fuji. so I guess training, it's completly differnet to GT cars, I have trouble to get adjusted to the GT cars, I need to use another technique for those cars.
     
  5. Tom

    Tom
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    It just seems to me that ISI made the F1 cars too hard to control. I really like rF2 but well, maybe just my personal opinion. :)
     
  6. Ian Franssen

    Ian Franssen
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    This may sound strange, but probably I drove this car more than others, i think it's more easy to drive (with correct setup) than other cars:). So probably if you give it a bit more time and training you will definetly find it more easy to manage, but it does requires a lot of concentration compared to other cars. My first running with the Marussia's was also with a lot of brakelocking and spinning out:) But everyone has his own car which suits him better, I'm for instance not to good with the Clio's, I did not do many laps in them, I'm sure if I train on the Clio's more I will find it more easy to drive:)
     
  7. Tom

    Tom
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    Funny, people told me the GT-R was hard to control but I've never had any issues with that car - not even when I drove it for the very first time. Alas, I'll see what I can get out of it or stay with the F2. ;)
     
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  8. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
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    I turned down the brake and throttle sensitivity to about 70% and I felt it helped a little bit, didn't have too much trouble with braking but accelerating out of slow corners I found difficult and turning down the sensitivity definitely helped.
     
  9. Ian Franssen

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    for slow corners try to shortshift, that makes it a bit easier:) For instance afther the hairpin of Sebring, when you go from 2 to 3 before end revs.
     
  10. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    Well, I am wondering more and more how it is in real life. Could it perhaps not be so that the car is very, and I mean VERY hard to control then as well?
    I can remember a clip from TopGear, with Richard Hammond in the Renault, in which he could not drive the car as well. So it should be hard to drive in the game also.

    The question is, is it to hard. I think that can only be answered by someone who actually had some real life experience in it....

    For me, they are to hard to drive. I suck with this car :). Can't manage to keep it on track, and have a decent pace.
     
  11. Tom

    Tom
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    Thing is, I don't have any problems driving the Formula 2. I might not be the quickest but I don't spin or slide off the track. :)
     
  12. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    The Marussia is very hard to handle and it really needs time to get used to. I don't know any other car where you have to have a right foot like a feather.
    With braking I only use 50% and a break pressure of 86~88%
    How more gentle you drive it how quicker you get.

    I can control this pretty nicely now, but you need to work on the setup. The standard setup is rubbish.
     
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  13. Tom

    Tom
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    Yet, I don't think THIS is realistic.

     
  14. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
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    stephen, don't show him your race tonight.lol
     
  15. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    Who is is Stephen? :confused:
     
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  16. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
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    your ballerina brother :roflmao: ;)
     
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  17. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  18. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
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    thank you so much. 0.44 made my day :thumbsup::inlove::coffee:
     
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  19. Looks pretty realistic to me. :rolleyes:

    Track in this video also looks green. Not any rubber down. Will be very slippery in those conditions. Let the AI run a few laps to put some rubber down and see if that makes any difference. :)

    Also try this setup for Sebring. ;)
     
  20. Tom

    Tom
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    I've run the F2 @ Sebring all the time, so I wanted to give another track a go - but I'll see if it's working for Malaysia as well. The track might indeed be green but even if it's green, in real-life the track wouldn't be that slippery. :O_o: