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Running out of fuel on the last lap of a 50% race

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Rich Maskell, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. .......erm, how do I stop that then?

  2. Change the fuel mixture to conserve it.
  3. I was sure I was running most of the race on mixed (2)
  4. That doesn't guarantee you won't run out of fuel. If you shift late, if your gears are set a little bit too short so you hit the limiter, if you have a lot of wheelspin while accelerating; all these things can increase your fuel consumption and require you to use the lean mixture or shift up earlier to make it to the end of the race.
  5. Make sure you check your car status to check how much fuel you have left, if you're running short change the fuel mixture to 1 until you have enough to finish the race.
  6. And even if the fuel indicator says "optimal" you might still run out on the last lap, so be careful.
  7. I wonder how hard it would be to have an actual fuel gauge. I ran out of fuel on the last lap at monaco, 3 laps to go it said I had +1 lap in standard fuel setting. My tires were going though and I was spinning a lot, but trying to take another position so not letting off. I went from +1 lap on lap 37, to optimal on 38, to -1 on 39 and half way through lap 39 my engine cut out.

    Indeed I had my car geared lower, but starting around lap 6 I was trying to stay out of the limiter, early shifting every where to save gas and tires.

    A better indicator would be better I think
  8. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Indicator would be wrong and pants IMHO, clearer and more precise direction from your race engineer would be a ton better.
  9. I've yet to run out of fuel. I usually start with either standard mix or rich, and switch it up for the middle stretch with lean. Then I'll finish off with rich mix again toward the end of the race. Usually I'm sitting at +3 laps and I can get 12-15 laps of rich mix to work for finishing the race as fast as possible.
  10. And DON'T listen to your engineer when it comes to fuel. Use status window.