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What is your biggest driving "sin?"

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Booth.the.doberman, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. I have two (at least) racing bad habits that I struggle with constantly, and I'm interested in what demons other drivers battle. These are the things that cause you to say, "I can't believe I did that AGAIN!"

    For me, my two sins are turning in early and staying in my lane. I attribute the turning in too early to being ugly, fat, old and used up and my reflexes aren't anywhere near as good as they were decades ago. So I get anxious and turn in early. Blind corners are real trouble for me because of this. The "staying in my lane" thing is a result of driving on the street for nearly 50 years. I find that instead of "straightening out" a corner and using all of the track, I'll drive it as though it were a two-lane highway and you have to stay in the right lane (in civilized countries where we drive in the right lane).
     
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  2. Nox

    Nox
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Most Dobermans don't know how to drive at all, so you're already ahead of the curve.
     
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  3. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Watching porn on another screen whilst racing..;)
     
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  4. Believing other drivers know how to stay on the track for more than 3 laps.
     
  5. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
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    My dog struggles with concentration too. If he see's a rabbit or a cat it's "hell" as he just goes off after them, ploughing through barriers and other cars and forgetting the race completely. He's happy just getting a bone at the end of the race to be honest. He's certainly not bothered about winning a race. :)
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  6. Nox

    Nox
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  7. Waiting to get drivers, and after the race starts and most of the small field crashes or two new people join on race session (thus being spectators), offering a restart. People crash again and abandon anyway.

    Or when previously partaking in certain leagues that I wasn't very interested, learning the track on qualifying (without a setup), and starting way at the back and having to sift through the midfield dangers, until getting behind the front runners. If I have not been taken out by someone.
     
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  8. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
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    Apart from the obvious concentration problems with being over 50 I am pretty terrible at the "airfield" tracks like Mendig in AMS or the Top Gear test track. I just can't follow the same line on these tracks from one lap to the next. I definitely wont be the new Stig.
     
  9. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Concentration is the biggy for me.I can be going great guns and then lose concentration and put it in the gravel.And once it's gone it's gone and I can't get it back.
     
  10. sidewinder26

    sidewinder26
    Premium Member

    After many laps I start having trouble with sense of speed and judging my speed into the corners. I'm not sure if it's due to looking at the screen for a long period of time. I can still drive reasonably well but actually need to focus more because I can't rely as heavily on raw feel.
     
  11. PicoBp

    PicoBp
    #26 | HSRC - Banzaaaiii Touring Car Crew Premium Member

    Here comes my two biggest:
    1.) Being overly cautious - Not trusting most of the field besides those that I shared good battles with in the past, I tend to leave too much space even when I shouldn't, expecting that I get divebombed or pushed of the line otherwise. Healthy, but not too effective habit when you're in competitive racing. :cautious:
    2.) In EVERY freakin' race I tend to make one big mistake or be on the suffering side of a racing incident. This follows me like a curse... :speechless:
     
  12. sidewinder26

    sidewinder26
    Premium Member

    Occupational hazards Pico.
     
  13. If Im leading (rarely) in a race, or in a part with no one ahead of me, I tend to get slower and more cautious, doesnt happen in a long practice or qualify, just race, I tend to get faster if chasing someone.
     
  14. sidewinder26

    sidewinder26
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    If you're leading you could try and catch whoever is running last.
     
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  15. YES! Depending on field pace and race length you can even try setting a target to lap up through P2!