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Red light behind the car... The ERS... ??? Some doubts...

Discussion in 'F1 2014 - The Game' started by Camacho, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Hi all friends.

    I have run my first race-weekend and I'm feeling like playing F1 2013 with other cars... The same graphics, the same interface, the same menus, the same celebrations after the race...

    But my question is... the red light behind the cars, means something or is only an ornament or decoration? It seems that the red light works in a random way...

    And the ERS when works? All the laps? Certain laps? For me every lap is similar, I don't notice any difference between them...

    Thanks in advance for your answers and help!!
  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    As far as I know, the ERS works whenever you floor the throttle, until it runs out for that lap.

    The flashing light means that the ERS system is harvesting energy for the ERS system on that car. It's meant to serve as a warning to the cars behind, that the car ahead may not do what you expect it to do.

    i.e Braking performance may change when harvesting is being carried out. That sort of thing.
  3. And the ERS works every lap? You have this extra power every lap?
  4. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Yes, around 160 HP for approximately 33 seconds per lap (in the real F1).

    The old KERS system was around 80 HP for about 7 seconds per lap

    I have not had a chance to run the game yet. I am going to do it now, as soon as I get the chance :)
  5. From what I gathered watching F1 this year is that when ever a driver lets up from the throttle or hits the brake the rear light will flash. I like this from a racing stand point because it makes it a little easier to out brake your opponents. In ref to the game I'm a little disappointed you can't adjust gear ratios or manually control the ERS but am enjoying the game none the less.
  6. The red light means ERS is being harvested by that car. ERS can't be controlled. This issue has been covered in a ton of other threads. No offense.
  7. I stand corrected. I was just watching a replay of my race at Sochi and I noticed the red light flashing on my car as I was flat out. My apologies.
  8. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper

    Well in the real world they can't adjust the gears either this year so CM are just following that new regulation.
  9. I think that (in dry weather) the red flashing light ingame means that driver is driving in fuel mix 1 (lean) at that moment. It's not an accurate representation of real f1 of course.
  10. No, i was running in mix 3 and it did flash
  11. No no, it's very accurate. I tried with mix 1-2-3 and the red flashing light there is
  12. I think the red light flashes randomly, with no sense...

    It seems that having or no having ERS is the same thing. No difference ingame...
  13. According to the info on Formula1.com - the light flashes for 2 reasons. One is wet tires, the second is when the ERS is harvesting energy under breaking.

    In the game it seems like the light flashes randomly and not representative of when cars are actually under breaking.
  14. It is deffintley random, because it was flashing on my car on straight with rich fuel and full throttle...
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  15. ERS although codemasters said it was in it in fact isn't! THAT IS FAKE ADVERTISING! Someone has made an ERS mod which is more like Kers but it is ok