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Tyre Wear Scripted or not.

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by David O'Reilly, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

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    We have been talking about this in the Xbox league so I thought I would do a test.

    Some answers on Tyre Wear Scripted or not?
    Summary I got puncture at lap 19 with one setup and lap 21 with another.
    The details:
    I tested in GP mode by setting up a 75% race (Turkey) and qualifying on pole.
    Then I started on my quali worn options. (94%).using my normal race setup and mix 2.
    The plan was to record graphic and verbal wear indicators and compare.
    When the tyre punctured I quit to main menu and reloaded the same race and this time I altered setup to (what should be) a tyre hungry one.
    IE at both ends: Springs +2 , Camber maxed, Toe in maxed, lower gears quite agressive.

    Result:
    Event............................Std Setup......... "Tyre Hngry setup"
    Tyres Dark Orange..........Lap 10...................Lap 11
    Gri going away...........as above
    Front right tyre red..........Lap 14....................Lap 14
    All tyres quite red...........Lap 16....................Lap 17
    Egineer warns of wear....sector 3 lap 17.....sector 1 lap 18
    Tyre Puncture...............sector 3 lap 19......sector 1 lap 21

    Conclusions:
    Tyre wear is impacted by setup.
    Graphic indicators are in tune with the wear levels.
    BUT: the harsher setup was better for tyre life!-Go figure:confused:
    Note: The harsher setup was harder to drive and produced slower lap times espescially on full fuel.
     
  2. Dmitry Zaharov

    Dmitry Zaharov

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    I think less agressive setup gives car more negative behavior. Eg, less front camber - front washes out in some corners, more understeer. Less rear camber - less stability, more sliding. Thats what kills tyres faster in my opinion.
     
  3. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
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    I guess it depends what you mean by "less agressive".
    My race setup has Camber -3.3/-1.2 and handled much better than maximum camber.
    (-3.5/-1.5)
    Maybe very low camber settings would make the car washout but there are many choices between minimum and maximum.
    Maximum front and rear camber felt less stable to me and was measurablty slower.
     
  4. Dmitry Zaharov

    Dmitry Zaharov

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    Everything depends on something. Personally, i feel no difference in handling and laptimes between -3.5/-1.5 and -3.3/-1.3 on new tyres. However, on significantly worn tyres latter is much much slower. Thats just my opinion.
     
  5. Victor Ivanov

    Victor Ivanov

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    I always use maximum negative camber and minimum toe and this helps a lot to handle on worn tyres. It doesn't make the tyres last longer but it helps to have more stable car and I almost never suffer on worn tyres, even red.
     
  6. David O'Reilly

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    Thanks for the feedback and info guys
     
  7. Dimitrios Tsiakalos

    Dimitrios Tsiakalos

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    tyre wear also depends on the car youre driving , online definitely . i noticed for example that the red bull and force india et your front tyres very quick while the hrt has a higher rear tyre wear . also i was able to stretch out the options on the mer alot longer than in other cars i drove .
     
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  8. Dylan Hember

    Dylan Hember

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    I was thinking this the other day. Had a 75% at China in the Force India, and in my first stint the tyres were just gone 2 laps before my pit stop!