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Niko's Realistic 2021 Database

Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.4 (After Monaco GP)

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Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.4 (After Monaco GP)
All routinary car and driver performance changes have been updated. Unfortunately, there are not new track re-balanced performances on this version because right now I have limited time to test. Hopefully, next version can have some good progress in re-balanced performances for the rest of the tracks.

Current state of re-balanced performance per track:

1. Bahrain: no changes required.
2. Sepang: human cars are 0.3-0.5s faster per lap time.
3. Shanghai: human cars are 0.5-0.7s faster per lap time.
4. Spain: no changes required.
5. Monaco: no changes required.
6. Canada: human cars are 0.8-1.0s faster per lap time.
7. Austria: human cars are 0.6-0.8s faster per lap time.
8. Silverstone: human cars are 1.6-1.8s faster per lap time.
9. Hungary: no changes required.
10. Belgium: TBD.
11. Germany: TBD.
12. Italy: TBD.
13. Russia: TBD.
14. Singapore: TBD.
15. Suzuka: TBD.
16. United States: TBD.
17. Brazil: TBD.
18. Australia: TBD.
19. Abu Dhabi: TBD.

CHANGELOG 1.4
• AI and human car performances updated after 2021 Monaco GP.
• AI driver habilities updated after 2021 Monaco GP.
• Esteban Ocon is now Alpine's 1st driver.
• Updated tyre wear level for all teams.
• 'Race Only' GP grid updated.
• Driver stats updated until 2021 Monaco GP.

NEW DETAILED 2021 PERFORMANCES

2021 AI DRIVER HABILITIES (After Monaco GP)

STATS EXPLAINED
AGRESSION: Hability to overtake, follow and race close to other cars.
CONTROL: Hability to be consistent when not sorrounded by cars (practice, qualy or race when not on traffic)
SPEED: Raw pace

FORMAT
#NN. Driver NAME: [AGRESSION|CONTROL|SPEED]

1↑ 1. Max VERSTAPPEN [100|100|100]
1↓ 2. Lewis HAMILTON [97|98|98]
→ 3. Valtteri BOTTAS [94|94|93]
→ 4. Charles LECLERC [85|92|89]
→ 5. Lando NORRIS [87|81|83]
→ 6. Sergio PEREZ [82|81|82]
7. Carlos SAINZ [79|81|82]
1↑ 8. Pierre GASLY [72|79|78]

1↓ 9. Daniel RICCIARDO [73|71|71]
→ 10. Esteban OCON [67|71|69]
→ 11. Lance STROLL [63|60|62]
→ 12. Fernando ALONSO [56|57|58]
3↑ 13. Sebastian VETTEL [55|59|57]
→ 14. Antonio GIOVINAZZI [53|57|56]
→ 15. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN [
57|48|52]

3↓ 16. Yuki TSUNODA [51|50|52]
17. George RUSSELL [45|54|51]
→ 18. Nicholas LATIFI [37|40|40]
→ 19. Mick SCHUMACHER [34|34|35]

→ 20. Nikita MAZEPIN [30|30|30]

2021 CAR PERFORMANCE (After Monaco GP)


100: Mercedes
99: Red Bull
98: Ferrari
97: McLaren
95: AlphaTauri, Alpine
94: Aston Martin
93: Alfa Romeo
92: Williams
90: Haas

Tyre wear levels (After Monaco GP)

(most affected)
Mercedes
Williams
Haas
Red Bull
AlphaTauri
Alfa Romeo
McLaren
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Alpine

(least affected)
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Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.3 (After Spanish GP)
After some good results in the last few rounds, it's time for Alpine to be officially procalimed a tier 2 team. Their performance level is very close to AlphaTauri cars.

All routinary car and driver performance changes have also been updated. Unfortunately, there are not new track re-balanced performances on this version because right now I have limited time to test.

Current state of re-balanced performance per track:

1. Bahrain: no changes required.
2. Sepang: human cars are 0.3-0.5s faster per lap time.
3. Shanghai: human cars are 0.5-0.7s faster per lap time.
4. Spain: no changes required.
5. Monaco: no changes required.
6. Canada: human cars are 0.8-1.0s faster per lap time.
7. Austria: human cars are 0.6-0.8s faster per lap time.
8. Silverstone: human cars are 1.6-1.8s faster per lap time.
9. Hungary: no changes required.
10. Belgium: TBD.
11. Germany: TBD.
12. Italy: TBD.
13. Russia: TBD.
14. Singapore: TBD.
15. Suzuka: TBD.
16. United States: TBD.
17. Brazil: TBD.
18. Australia: TBD.
19. Abu Dhabi: TBD.

CHANGELOG 1.3
AI and human car performances updated after 2021 Spanish GP.
AI driver habilities updated after 2021 Spanish GP.
• Alpine is now a tier 2 team.
• Slightly decreased performance of AlphaTauri cars.
Updated tyre wear level for all teams.
• 'Race Only' GP grid updated.
Driver stats updated until 2021 Spanish GP.

NEW DETAILED 2021 PERFORMANCES

2021 AI DRIVER HABILITIES (After Spanish GP)

STATS EXPLAINED
AGRESSION:
Hability to overtake, follow and race close to other cars.
CONTROL: Hability to be consistent when not sorrounded by cars (practice, qualy or race when not on traffic)
SPEED: Raw pace

FORMAT
#NN. Driver NAME: [AGRESSION|CONTROL|SPEED]

→ 1. Lewis HAMILTON [100|100|100]
2. Max VERSTAPPEN [98|97|97]
→ 3. Valtteri BOTTAS [93|91|91]
→ 4. Charles LECLERC [85|87|86]
→ 5. Lando NORRIS [85|77|80]
6. Sergio PEREZ [80|82|81]
1↑ 7. Carlos SAINZ [73|77|77]

1↑ 8. Daniel RICCIARDO [76|72|73]
2↓ 9. Pierre GASLY [68|76|76]
10. Esteban OCON [66|71|69]

1↑ 11. Lance STROLL [61|60|61]
1↓
12. Fernando ALONSO [57|61|61]
13. Yuki TSUNODA [56|51|55]
14. Antonio GIOVINAZZI [51|53|53]
15. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN [56|46|51]

1↑ 16. Sebastian VETTEL [48|54|52]
1↓
17. George RUSSELL [45|55|52]
→ 18. Nicholas LATIFI [35|41|40]
→ 19. Mick SCHUMACHER [36|35|36]

→ 20. Nikita MAZEPIN [30|30|30]

2021 CAR PERFORMANCE
(After Spanish GP)

100: Mercedes
99: Red Bull
98: Ferrari
97: McLaren
95: AlphaTauri (-1), Alpine
94: Aston Martin
93: Alfa Romeo
92: Williams
90: Haas

Tyre wear levels (After Spanish GP)

(most affected)
Mercedes
Haas
Williams
Red Bull
AlphaTauri
Alfa Romeo
Ferrari
McLaren
Alpine
Aston Martin

(least affected)
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Career hub pictures updated for all drivers. Also, check the new calendar option for short and medium career mode.

Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.2 (After Portugal GP)
All team and driver performances and habilities have now been updated until after 2021 Portugal GP. Three new tracks have been added to the re-balance in performance between AI and human cars: Canada, Austria and Silverstone.

In adition, pictures of all drivers have been updated for career mode hub menu. Also, there is new short and medium career mode calendars. Finally, every Vietnam/Hanoi and Netherlands/Zandvoort GP references have been restored to original Malaysia/Sepang and Germany/Hockenheim.

Current state of re-balanced performance per track:

1. Bahrain: no changes required.
2. Sepang: human cars are 0.3-0.5s faster per lap time.
3. Shanghai: human cars are 0.5-0.7s faster per lap time.
4. Spain: no changes required.
5. Monaco: no changes required.
6. Canada: human cars are 0.8-1.0s faster per lap time.
7. Austria: human cars are 0.6-0.8s faster per lap time.
8. Silverstone: human cars are 1.6-1.8s faster per lap time.
9. Hungary: TBD.
10. Belgium: TBD.
11. Germany: TBD.
12. Italy: TBD.
13. Russia: TBD.
14. Singapore: TBD.
15. Suzuka: TBD.
16. United States: TBD.
17. Brazil: TBD.
18. Australia: TBD.
19. Abu Dhabi: TBD.

NEW Career Mode Short Calendar (8 races)
SHORT CALENDAR
Short calendar starts with 2 rounds in The Americas, then goes on European tour for 4 rounds and ends with 2 thrilling rounds in Asia Pacific.

1. Brazil
2. Canada
3. Great Britain
4. Austria
5. Belgium
6. Italy
7. Malaysia
8. Japan

NEW Career Mode Medium Calendar (14 races)
MEDIUM CALENDAR
Medium calendar starts with 3 rounds in Asia (including 1 in Arabian Peninsula), then visits Europe for 2 rounds, travels to North America for 2 rounds, comes back to European territory for 5 more rounds before ending with 1 round in Asia Pacific and the classic finale in South America.

1. Australia
2. Malaysia
3. Bahrain
4. Spain
5. Austria
6. Canada
7. United States
8. Great Britain
9. Germany
10. Hungary
11. Belgium
12. Italy
13. Japan
14. Brazil

CHANGELOG 1.2
Re-balanced performances between AI and human cars at Montreal, Red Bull Ring and Silverstone circuits.
AI and human car performances based on 2021 Portuguese GP.
AI driver habilities updated based on 2021 Portuguese GP.
• Slightly increased performance of Alpine cars.
• Slightly decreased performance of McLaren and Williams cars.
New short and medium calendars for career mode.
Career mode hub pictures updated for all drivers.
• Return of Malaysian and German GPs replacing fake Vietnam and Netherlands GPs.
• 'Race Only' GP grid updated.
Team objectives updated for career mode.
Driver stats updated until 2021 Portuguese GP.

NEW DETAILED 2021 PERFORMANCES

2021 AI DRIVER HABILITIES (After Portuguese GP)

STATS EXPLAINED
AGRESSION:
Hability to overtake, follow and race close to other cars.
CONTROL: Hability to be consistent when not sorrounded by cars (practice, qualy or race when not on traffic)
SPEED: Raw pace

FORMAT
#NN. Driver NAME: [AGRESSION|CONTROL|SPEED]

→ 1. Lewis HAMILTON [
100|100|100]
2. Max VERSTAPPEN [
99|97|98]
3. Valtteri BOTTAS [
93|91|91]
→ 4. Charles LECLERC [
83|86|85]
→ 5. Lando NORRIS [
89|79|83]
2↑ 6. Sergio PEREZ [78|84|82]
1↓ 7. Pierre GASLY [70|82|80]
1↑ 8. Carlos SAINZ [72|75|76]
2↓ 9. Daniel RICCIARDO [75|70|72]
3↑ 10. Esteban OCON [65|66|67]
→ 11. Fernando ALONSO [
68|59|62]
2↓ 12. Lance STROLL [61|59|61]
1↓ 13. Yuki TSUNODA [55|54|57]
1↑ 14. Antonio GIOVINAZZI [52|53|54]
1↓ 15. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN [55|48|51]
→ 16. George RUSSELL [
43|57|53]
→ 17. Sebastian VETTEL [
45|53|51]
→ 18. Nicholas LATIFI [
30|43|41]
→ 19. Mick SCHUMACHER [
37|34|37]
→ 20. Nikita MAZEPIN [
30|30|30]

2021 CAR PERFORMANCE (After Portuguese GP)


100: Mercedes
99: Red Bull
98: Ferrari
97: McLaren (-1)
96: AlphaTauri
95: Alpine (+1)
94: Aston Martin
93: Alfa Romeo

92: Williams (-1)
90: Haas

GALLERY
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(1.1) Sepang and Shanghai circuits have re-balanced human performance to allow more realistic racing with the AI.

Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.1 (After Imola GP)
After a thrilling 2nd round at Emilia Romagna, here is the new update to my database mod. This time, I updated all AI and human car performances considering both Bahrain and Imola GPs.

This update has re-balanced human car performance to allow more realistic racing with the AI. This means human cars are about 0.3-0.5s faster per lap at Sepang and 0.5-0.7s faster per lap at Shanghai. I will continue working on re-balancing performances for all tracks in the next versions so that racing is more fun and realistic.

I also took notice of your comments and further reduced tyre wear at every circuit.

THE GRID

1. Mercedes, Red Bull

With these cars you should expect to be winning races and getting lots of podiums.
2. McLaren, Ferrari, AlphaTauri
With these cars you should expect to get a few podiums and some solid points per race.
3. Alpine, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Williams (+1)
With these cars you should expect to get a few points per race.
4. Haas
With these cars you sholud expect to fight very hard to score some points.

CHANGELOG 1.1
• Further reduced tyre wear on all circuits (I need your review on this!).
Re-balanced performances between AI and human cars at Sepang and Shanghai circuits.
AI and human car performances based on 2021 Imola GP.
AI driver habilities updated based on 2021 Imola GP.
• Williams is now a tier 3 team.
• Slightly increased performance of Ferrari and Williams cars.
• Slightly decreased performance of Alfa Romeo cars.
• 'Race Only' GP grid updated.
Team objectives updated for career mode.
Driver stats updated until 2021 Imola GP.

DETAILED 2021 PERFORMANCES
2021 AI DRIVER HABILITIES (After Imola GP)

STATS EXPLAINED
AGRESSION:
Hability to overtake, follow and race close to other cars.
CONTROL: Hability to be consistent when not sorrounded by cars (practice, qualy or race when not on traffic)
SPEED: Raw pace

FORMAT
#NN. Driver NAME: [AGRESSION|CONTROL|SPEED]


1. Lewis HAMILTON [100|100|100]
2. Max VERSTAPPEN [100|98|99]
3. Valtteri BOTTAS [93|
84|87]
4. Charles LECLERC [84|
90|87]
5. Lando NORRIS [
91|79|84]
6. Pierre GASLY [
75|86|84]
7. Daniel RICCIARDO [77|83|
79]
8. Sergio PEREZ [
71|81|77]
9. Carlos SAINZ [77|
69|76]
10. Lance STROLL [66|67|68]
11. Fernando ALONSO [62|
59|61]
12. Yuki TSUNODA [
59|55|60]
13. Esteban OCON [
57|57|59]
14. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN [
53|48|52]
15. Antonio GIOVINAZZI [
48|49|52]
16. George RUSSELL [
44|53|52]
17. Sebastian VETTEL [
39|46|46]
18. Nicholas LATIFI [
44|46|44]
19. Mick SCHUMACHER [
35|34|37]
20. Nikita MAZEPIN [30|30|30]

2021 CAR PERFORMANCE (After Imola GP)


100: Mercedes
99: Red Bull
98: McLaren, Ferrari
(+1)
96: AlphaTauri
94: Alpine, Aston Martin
93: Williams
(+1), Alfa Romeo (-1)
90: Haas
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Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.0a (After Bahrain GP)

Spanish language is now supported!

Tyre wear level is reduced in most circuits. There are 3 types of circuits regarding tyre wear level, these are as follows:

Type 1: 1-stop race in dry conditions (0-1 stops in wet conditions).
Type 2: 1-2 stops race in dry conditions (1-2 stops in wet conditions).
Type 3: 2-3 stops race in dry conditions (2 stops in wet conditions).

Circuit types
Type 1:
Monaco, Montreal, Sochi, Singapore, Abu Dhabi.
Type 2: Bahrain, Sepang, Shanghai, Austria, Hungaroring, Spa-Francorchamps, Hockenheim, Monza, Texas, Brazil, Melbourne.
Type 3: Catalunya, Silverstone, Suzuka.


Tyre wear levels (After Bahrain GP)
(most affected)

Mercedes
Red Bull
Haas
Alfa Romeo
AlphaTauri
Williams
Alpine
McLaren
Ferrari
Aston Martin
(least affected)

TYRE WEAR TIP:
Look after your tyres in Q3. Only do 1 fast lap with each set so you have tyres left to start the race.

The AI Power has been increased because races were way too easy. (Adjust the difficulty if needed)

Next step will be try to balance track performances as much as possible. Right now there are tracks where AI is way too OP (Silverstone and Suzuka, for example). But that's work for next versions.

CHANGELOG 1.0a
Reduced tyre wear levels on most circuits.
Tyre wear is now based on 2021 Bahrain GP and not in 2020 season.
• Reduced tyre wear for intermediate and wet tyres.
• Bahrain and Brazil are now type 2 tire wear circuits (previously type 3).
Incresed AI engine power.
• Tweaked team tier differences (slightly increased gap between tier 1 and tier 2).
Spanish language now supported.
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Niko's Realistic 2021 Database 1.0 (After Bahrain GP)
The 2021 season has oficially started! And after a thrilling first race, here is the 1.0 version of my database mod. I spent several hours until finally I'm very happy with what I got.

There is completely new gameplay balance between AI and human car performances, as well as a completey new balance of in-game tiers. This took a lot of work to do but the new results are fantastic. Also, I reduced AI straight line speed because it was a bit too OP.

There is 4 team tiers in this version, but they are actually very close in pace. This solves the issue of teams getting eliminated in Q1 because stubbornly using hard tyres instead of soft to get to Q2.

If we use tier 1 as reference, then tier 2 is approx. +0.6s behind, tier 3 is approx. +1.2s behind and tier 4 is approx. +2.3s behind so the field is really close despite having 4 team tiers, which I find both very realistic and fun.

THE GRID
1. Mercedes, Red Bull
With these cars you should expect to be winning races and getting lots of podiums.
2. McLaren, Ferrari, AlphaTauri
With these cars you should expect to get a few podiums and some solid points per race.
3. Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin
With these cars you should expect to get a few points per race.
4. Williams, Haas
With these cars you sholud expect to fight very hard to score some points.

CHANGELOG 1.0
• Totally re-balanced performance between AI and human cars.
Reduced AI engine power for all cars (AI was too OP on straigths).
• Completely new 4 tiers performance system.
• AI cars now properly use soft and hard tyres on Q1 according to performance.
AI and human car performances based on 2021 Bahrain GP.
AI driver habilities updated based on 2021 Bahrain GP.
• Official 2021 driver menu pictures.
• Some changes to 1st and 2nd drivers in some teams (temporary).
• 'Race Only' GP grid updated.
Team objectives updated for career mode.
Driver stats updated until 2021 Bahrain GP.

DETAILED 2021 PERFORMANCES
2021 AI DRIVER HABILITIES (After Bahrain GP)

STATS EXPLAINED
AGRESSION:
Hability to overtake, follow and race close to other cars.
CONTROL: Hability to be consistent when not sorrounded by cars (practice, qualy or race when not on traffic)
SPEED: Raw pace

FORMAT
#NN. Driver NAME: [AGRESSION|CONTROL|SPEED]

1. Max VERSTAPPEN [96|100|100]
2. Lewis HAMILTON [100|96|99]
3. Valtteri BOTTAS [92|93|94]
4. Pierre GASLY [85|85|85]
5. Charles LECLERC [81|89|84]
6. Lando NORRIS [88|78|83]
7. Daniel RICCIARDO [77|82|80]
8. Sergio PEREZ [84|63|75]
9. Carlos SAINZ [73|74|76]
10. Lance STROLL [65|67|67]
11. Fernando ALONSO [65|71|65]
12. Yuki TSUNODA [69|56|63]
13. Antonio GIOVINAZZI [57|59|60]
14. Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN [61|52|58]
15. Esteban OCON [53|45|52]
16. George RUSSELL [49|48|49]
17. Sebastian VETTEL [46|37|44]
18. Nicholas LATIFI [39|41|39]
19. Mick SCHUMACHER [42|34|38]
20. Nikita MAZEPIN [30|30|30]

2021 CAR PERFORMANCE (After Bahrain GP)


100: Mercedes
99: Red Bull
98: McLaren
97: Ferrari
96: AlphaTauri
94: Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin
92: Williams
90:
Haas
GALLERY
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