Reading through the threads has been an interesting experience. I have learnt a great deal, but jeez there are some moaners on here. I'd like to commend codemasters on making a great game. Yes, there are a few slight problems. The tire thing, I didn't get at all. But, I did 25% around Silverstone yesterday, pitted from primes to options on the first lap, and believe me, you don't want to attempt that. In the same breath, if I do 4 laps on primes, then I can switch to options for the remaining 2/3's of the race. This was pretty much the case in 2011. I always qualify on primes, so even in last 2011 there were an overwhelming majority of races where I could get away with 4/14 laps on primes, then change to options. There's no controversy. If you think you can do one lap on primes then the rest on options, come and race with me. I'm not super fast, but I guarantee I'll beat you when you lose all grip with 3-4 laps to go. Parc Ferme. Now, this has been introduced to stop people using a TT setup for qual and a more sensible setup for race. No ****, this is what I have been moaning to my friends about all year. ****ing brilliant idea. Now, if you join a race where qualifying has started, you're not allowed to pick your setup for the race only.. Again, totally fair imo. Why should I run a setup in qualifying which is full of compromises, especially with dry qual/wet race or vice versa, when some shmuck is able to come and join late and tailor their setup? Stop moaning people, seriously. If you want to run your setup, take part in the qualifying session. I've only raced online a few times, I must say it has been an extremely enjoyable experience. The penalty for crossing the white line is brilliant. The thing I enjoy most is watching traction control people running wide. Where they would usually keep the pedal to the metal and gain some kind of advantage over people who stay on track, now they're unable to abuse the run off area's. And please, don't give me any **** about it being a longer distance travelled. The speed people used to maintain through corners while intentionally running wide, coupled with outrageous corner exit speeds gives a massive advantage. For the purists, I'm sure they are willing to put up with the minor compromise of not being unassisted to stop the cheats ruining what is a brilliant game. Still getting to grips with this game though.. I'm working out braking at the moment.. Yes people, braking for a corner. Everyone is moaning about understeer. Deal with it, brake earlier, use different brakes. It's the same for all of us. I hear CM will be refining the game, I hope they don't pussy out to cater for the people who are unwilling to change their arcadey ways. So, there's a vaguely positive rant. I really like this game. Well done CM.