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Practice strategy for F1 car set-up

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by dazzadp, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. 1
    Change Engine if needed
    2 Setup - Default / Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    3 Run 1 lap (instalation)
    4 Come in
    5 Setup - Default / Prime / Lean / 16 laps
    6 Run 10 laps (familiarise & R&D)
    7 Come in
    8 Setup - Default / Prime / Std / 6 laps
    9 Run 1 lap (Top Speed)
    10 Come in
    11 Adjust Rear Wing & Gear
    12 Repeat if needed
    13 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 1
    14 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    15 Run 1 lap (Braking)
    16 Come in
    17 Adjust Brake Pressure/Size/Bias
    18 Repeat if needed
    19 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 2
    20 Setup - Option / Lean / 6 laps
    21 Run 4 laps (Hot laps)
    22 Come in
    23 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    24 Run 2 laps (Ride Height)
    25 Come in
    26 Adjust Ride Height
    27 Repeat if needed
    28 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 3
    29 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    30 Run 2 laps (Springs)
    31 Come in
    32 Adjust Springs
    33 Repeat if needed
    34 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 4

    35 Setup - Option / Lean / 6 laps
    36 Run 4 laps (Hot laps)
    37 Come in
    38 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    39 Run 2 laps (ARB's)
    40 Come in
    41 Adjust ARB's
    42 Repeat if needed
    43 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 5
    44 Adjust Wings
    45 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    46 Run 2 hot laps (Time)
    47 Come in
    48 Adjust Wings
    49 Repeat if needed
    50 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 6
    51 Setup - Option / Lean / 6 laps
    52 Run 4 laps (Hot laps)
    53 Come in
    54 Setup - Prime / Lean / 6 laps
    55 Run 2 laps (Fine Tune)
    56 Come in
    57 Adjust (Fine Tune)
    58 Repeat if needed
    59 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 7
    60 Setup - Prime / Lean / 50% laps
    61 Run 2 laps (Balance)
    62 Come in
    63 Make last adjustments
    64 Save as Virgin Dry/Wet RACE 2011
    65 Setup - Option / Lean / Max laps
    66 Run tyre degredation test
    67 Come in
    68 Setup Complete


    This is my setup/practice strategy, hope it helps some racers who are looking to setup there own cars for the first time.

    Any questions about the sequence i would welcome, also i welcome any tips or advice from advanced racers.
     
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  2. Set-up Rules

    Front Wing Rule: Highest setting possible but not to effect REAR BALANCE
    Rear Wing Rule: Highest setting possible but not to effect TOP SPEED

    Front Ride Height Rule: Lowest setting possible but not to effect PLANKING
    Rear Ride Height Rule: Lowest setting possible but not to effect PLANKING

    Front Springs Rule: Highest setting possible but not to effect GRIP
    Rear Springs Rule: Lowest setting possible but not to effect PLANKING

    Front Anti-Roll Bar Rule: Highest setting possible for good turn in STABILITY
    Rear Anti-Roll Bar Rule: Lowest setting possible for corner exit TRACTION

    Bias Rule: Increase front bias but not to LOCK UP front wheels on braking into slowest corner
     
  3. Wet Set-up Alterations
    Extreme Wet
    Increase Wings 50%
    Soften Springs 50%
    Lengthen Gears 50%
    Full Wet Tyres

    Intermediate Wet
    Increase Wings 25%
    Soften Springs 25%
    Lenghten Gears 25%
    Intermediate Tyres
     
  4. Hi mate i was getting confused in Camber and Toe settings and also for the Suspension settings i don't understand How to go fast on the track as i was struggling to get the Pace all the time

    Let me explain about my driving:
    I will always drive fast and also i like to brake later /Optimal distance but i use max break pressure
    Due to my driving i was cutting corners some times like tracks in Melbourne Singapore Malaysia etc
    So i request you to help me if you need any more things ask me i will let you the details but i really want to get my very own setup
    So i request you to help me
     
  5. ALIGNMENT

    Front Camber
    Positive
    Increase ACCELERATION / Decrease corner STABILITY

    Negative (left)
    Increase corner STABILITY / Decrease ACCELERATION
    Rear Camber
    Positive
    Increase TRACTION out of slow corners / Decrease corner STABILITY

    Negative
    Increase corner STABILITY / Decrease TRACTION out of slow corners

    Front Toe
    In (right)
    Increase straight line STABILITY / DecreaseSPEED

    Out (left)
    Increase TYRE WEAR / IncreaseRESPONSE
    Rear Toe
    In
    Increase TYRE WEAR

    Out
    Increase TYRE WEAR / IncreaseSTABILTYon acceleration
     
  6. SUSPENSION

    Front Ride Height
    Higher
    Decrease GRIP

    Lower
    Increase GRIP / Reduce corner entryUNDERSTEER
    Rear Ride Height
    Higher
    Decrease GRIP / Reduce exitUNDERSTEER

    Lower
    Increase GRIP / Reduce exitOVERSTEER

    Front Springs
    Stiffen
    Increase RESPONSE / DecreasecorneringGRIP / IncreaseUNDERSTEER / IncreaseTRACTION / IncreaseTYRE WEAR
    Reduce entry OVERSTEER / Reduce mid UNDERSTEER

    Soften
    Increase GRIP / DecreaseRESPONSE / Decrease TRACTION / Decrease TYRE WEAR
    Rear Springs
    Stiffen
    Increase RESPONSE / DecreaseGRIP / Reduce exitUNDERSTEER

    Soften
    Increase GRIP / DecreaseRESPONSE / Reduce exitOVERSTEER

    Hopefully this will help Kartik
     
  7. During my above sequence I would only tweak Camber & Toe to alter minor oversteer or understeer in the fine tune sections 54 - 59 as messing with these can increase tyre wear.
     
  8. So by Stiffening the front spring we can gain speed and also by using soft rear spring can make the Car stable
     
  9. I was a bit confused but what is meant by Reduce corner entryUNDERSTEER do that makes the over steer while entering corner??
     
  10. Yes, stiffening front springs will give you better traction on corner turn-in, but also will increase apex understeer & tyre wear (need to find the compromise)

    Soften Rear spring will give you more grip.

    Warning: Decreasing grip at the front and increasing grip at the rear will not work as the car will swap ends under turn in and acceleration.

    As always you need to find a balance with all the settings.
     
  11. Basically, Reducing corner entry understeer is another way of saying BETTER RESPONSE & GRIP under the corner turn-in.

    Remember a corner is made up of 3 sections, the turn-in, the apex & corner exit
     
  12. i get it now by Reducing Corner entry understeer we can get better response and grip and this makes car will turn easily rather than we push it to do it hardly???
     
  13. Shouldnt you do wings before top speed?
     
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  14. Dylan, steps 8-12, I would start with Wings set 6-6 and default gear ratio's. I would then reduce the rear wing (keeping the front level with rear) and increase gear ratios to get the car to reach its max top speed on the longest straight. eg: Wings set 6-6 and 7th gear set 189mph on a Virgin, I could get the car to reach 183mph on the long straight at melbourne. By reducing the wings to 1-1 and 7th gear to 192mph, I can get the car to reach 188mph. That is a 5mph increase. This would be my starting point. I would then set all the mechanical grip settings (springs,ride height,ARB's,camber & toe) using my above rules. Then during steps 44-50 I would try increasing the rear wing to see if my lap times are better. eg: By increasing rear wing i'd lose top speed but will gain cornering speed and maybe increase lap time. During setting mechanical grip you can also play with front wing, say having ratio of 3 front - 1 rear, but when increasing rear wing always keep the ratio the same as to keep the car balanced. eg: increase to 4 front - 2 rear.
     
  15. correct
     
  16. Question,
    If i just do 1 practice session and skip to Quali will i be penalized
    in the overall REP points
     
  17. dont know m8, i thinj rep is based only on race results.
     
  18. Sure about that one? Game tips imply the opposite.
     
  19. this means set the level as low as possible but keeping enough traction for corner exit. eg. if you lower it to far you will lose traction. probably could have eorded this one better.
     
  20. I did a setup for my self and it was almost matching me to post quick lap times Now i can post low to med 1:26 with Force India in primes and Med to Low 1:25 in options in Melbourne in practice 1 &2 i will post the timings of the Qualy Sessions. I believe that with this setup i can keep a low to Med 1:24 with options