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Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by Jan Holm, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Does anyone know how to get slipstreaming to work ?

    As seen on the grand prix in india it works quite well, even without DRS.
  2. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Well uhm...follow the car in front of you closely? :)
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  3. It can't be that simple!
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  4. did that and not much happend. got a bit closer bu nothing like the real world.
  5. The slipstreaming effect last year was enormous, now it's much smaller and I think realistic. Maybe it's a tiny bit weak at longer distances but unfortunately you lose very little downforce following another car unlike real life (the 'dirty air' effect) so that balances it out.
  6. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

    there are other things to take into account. if the guy in front has very low downforce he will have greater straight line speed than a high downforce car.

    if you are running high downforce and slipstream him, you would still catch (due to sliptstream) but the effect wouldn't be as great - i believe (altho i'm not certain about this)

    gears are certainly crucial. if your gears aren't right, you could be hitting the limiter and not be able to go faster. today alonso ran a high 7th gear to allow him higher speed in the slipstream.

    in a nutshell, if you had equal cars to the guy in front, you would enjoy a great slipstream, but if you are lacking in straightline speed, the slipstream won't seem so great.
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  7. A good exit is CRUCIAL as well
  8. Andrew's right. It is due to a combination of factors. If you don't have the right gear ratios or aero settings, your car will reach a lower top speed, and you will not be able to use the full effect of the slipstream. The Red Bull cars have this problem at most high speed circuits.
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  9. Slipstream always works, and works best when you have a good exit from the previous turn