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McLaren Time Trial monopoly

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by Derek Kind, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Does anyone know why McLaren's fill up the top of almost every time trial leaderboard (as far as I've noticed)? Are they really that much faster than Red Bulls and Ferraris? I haven't had a chance to test different cars in TT, so I've been using McLarens like everybody else, assuming it to be the best - but maybe that's all everyone else is doing. I'd love to hear from someone who's comprehensively tested more than one car in TT. :cool:
  2. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I have the same impression. Of course one car should be the fastest eventually and maybe Codemasters thought at the time when they made the game that the McLaren drivers would be the fastest in the end.

    For time trials it would have been nicer if all cars had equal physics so every driver can pick the car of their favorite team.
  3. Maybe people are just lazy. The McLaren pops up as the default car on the team selection screen, so many people might just hinter "enter" or '"x" instead of taking the time to choose another car. Or they assume that the McLaren is best because it's the first team that shows up (after all, the list is roughly sorted by performance).

    Could also be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Many McLarens on top (for the aforementioned reasons) means more people choose McLaren for their hot laps.
  4. My goal now is to get a Red Bull near the top of a leaderboard. :p
  5. I'm far from the fastest, but I only take one thing into consideration, the engine sound. And I can say I absolutely HATE the Ferrari engine sound. Love the Mercedes, so I try to use only the cars with the Mercedes engines. =P
  6. That's a good point, Setesh, as silly as it "sounds," the engine noises are a pretty important aspect of driveability.
  7. I think the McLaren has a small amount more top speed than the Red Bull and Ferrari. Red Bull is more stable mid corner though, easier to drive.
    The only advantage of the Ferrari I've noticed is that it has sharper turn in.. I'm not sure how to explain it in english, but try and you will notice than you will be able to turn more effective in low speed where downforce dont play a big part.

    I really like the Renault's handling, but compared to the three top teams you cant really compete effectively with it speed wise.

    At least thats' how I felt the cars.
  8. Mclaren has better top speed, and wat u said is true about the ferrari, i did notice that it has better turn in.. but so does the red bull too.. never tried the renault.. should give it a go..
  9. I tried chasing my PB around Sepang in the Red Bull, but just couldn't close the gap, the top speed of the McLaren is too much. I might have gotten within a second or less if I'd kept at it, but...