any tips for a decent qualifying/race time on Monaco?

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by John Malone, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. John Malone

    John Malone

    just got the game a few days ago and decided to do career alltho i have it set on easy(i know shame on me) only have the TCS set as an aid.
    and on monaco i just fail horrilbley cannot seem to get a decent laptime let alone a half decent laptime on the track at all
    does anybody have any hints or tips for a half decent laptime and setups for monaco as i just seem to be getting nowhere fast and its gettin annoyin now lol

    its more frustrating im in a redbull and should be tanking it round the track but sadly for me thats just not happening

    i think i have lots to learn on this game but i will get there regardless of how long it takes lol
  2. Si_Crewe


    Personally, I just use a mid-wet setting and then crank the front wing setting up to max for quali. I'm not big on detailed set-up.

    Beyond that, I struggle most with the swimming pool chicane.
    The car loses grip there quite suddenly.
    Not good F1 driving but I trail the throttle for a couple of seconds before braking.
    I lose a little time there but not as much as I'd lose if I have to recover a slide.
  3. Anthony Lucas

    Anthony Lucas

    monaco is not an easy track i personally hate some of the tight corners the hairpin is so slow that i misjudge it all the time just stay right brake to about 30 Mph turn in and coast the corner till the car straightens the power out that hairpin is to be taken at 20Mph probably the slowest track in the F1 Calender just practice that on that corner and if you do the same with all the other tight corners just at different speeds obviously it should work out ok just dont sit on the brake pedal to avoid tire lock so stay wide brake coast and power out it helps for me but thats kinda my style of driving so it might not work for everyone but give it a try see what you think
  4. Ivan1914


    First a decent setup i found on this site, which helped me (driving a lotus though):

    Front Wing Angle: 9
    Rear Wing Angle: 7
    Balance: F 46% - R 54%
    Pressure: Medium
    Brake Size: Small
    Ballast Distribution: F 60% - R 40%
    Front Anti-roll Bar: 7
    Rear Anti-roll Bar: 8
    Front Ride Height: 2
    Rear Ride Height: 2
    Front Spring Stiffness: 7
    Rear Spring Stiffness: 8
    Gear 1: 112 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 2: 138 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 3: 163 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 4: 188 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 5: 216 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 6: 243 kph / xxx mph
    Gear 7: 273 kph / xxx mph
    Throttle map: Fast
    Fuel: N/A
    Camber front: -1.50
    Camber rear: -3.50
    Toe front: 0.15
    Toe rear: 0.50

    The next, and imo most important thing in monaco is to drive smooth, dont push it to hard. let the car do most of the work for you (hard to explain :)

    If you don't have already done this, try a few round with active racing-line. The most
    important corners where you can loose seconds over seconds are "Sainte Devote" (Turn 1)
    "Massanet" (Turn 3) and the two harbor turns Tabac and Piscine Chicane.

    With active racing line, the breake point into Nouvel Chicane (just after tunnel) is set far too early. Try to break @ 100m sign on your right or just a little earlier.

    Here a complete lap in monaco (hope i remember it correctly, can't play right now) with active racing line:
    Gear 7 full throttle to saint devote, break just before the line turns red into third gear (when you feel comfortable it's better to use 4th, but you have to hit the turn in perfectly)
    Gear 7 full throttle through beau rivage, break swiftly into 5th gear once the RL turns dark-orange and smoothly drive through Massanet, just shift down once (4th gear) and smoothly again through Casino.
    This one is the first important part. As i said earlier, drive smoothly. Pushing it to hard in this part makes you loose time. Again: 7th down to 5th, half-throttle, down to 4th, accelerate.

    Easy on the throttle now, cause of bumps. You should reach Mirabeau in 5th gear, breaking hard and early going down to 2nd.

    Easy an the throttle again, 3rd gear, hard break into 1st gear following the RL through the hairpin as slowly as possible. acc into 2nd gear, break and roll through 2nd Mirabeau.
    Shortly acc, stay in 2nd, break early(!!) for Portier to get as early on the throttle into Tunnel.
    Second very important set of corners, espacially the exit of portier is vital. break early to get early on the throttle.

    Exiting the tunnel break later as the RL says and this time really push the car through Nouvelle Chicane in 2nd. Hit left curbe, pull it to the right over the inside curb and as soon as you have the car straightend up, accelerate. Be careful on the throttle while inside the chicane though.

    You should reach Tabac in 6th gear, break swiftly and shift down to 5th. Halfway through Tabac give it full throttle and go full speed through Louis Chiron reaching Piscine in 6th gear.

    Break into 3rd and try to hit this turn perfect so you can accelerate soon going into 4th as you go for rascasse. Break hard into 2nd, carefully acc a little and break early again so you can go early on the throttle for the finish-straight.

    The only really challenging corner imo is Sainte Devote as you can drive of the track here. If you want to train this part, just start a quali and hit "Flying Lap". This way you can train this corner 3-4 times per Minute. Just drive the corner, quit, retry.

    I hope some of these tips are usefull. Set on easy (no driving aids on, no tire sim) it should be possible to drive a lotus on podium. Can't give you a time though since F1 2010 sadly doesnt have statistics, that let you review times in career mode.

  5. SpaceBison


    ^ That's a good post. The one disappointment for me is that I'm already doing what you suggest - Identical gearing (without thinking too much) for every turn!! - but I desperately would like a faster time trial time (1:16.5 best)

    Practice.....practice and more...practice.
  6. Anthony Lucas

    Anthony Lucas

    yeah that is a really good post i just got 1:14:789 on TT in bmw sauber very precise very good
  7. Ivan1914


    thanks for the nice words

    for courses with a lot of curbe-rumbeling (driving with a g25) i set ffb for enviroment effects down a little, cause the strong
    feedback sometimes frightends me to accelerate. set a little lower i feel safer and my laptimes increase dramatically (on my first monaco try it reduced my laptimes ~4sec instantly.)
  8. Mr Pibb

    Mr Pibb

    I was really struggling at Monaco - a track I'm usually good at. Did well in the career up to Monaco them wham! Struggle struggle struggle. I just couldn't get it, and was almost on the verge of giving up. Almost... but thanks to these tips - setting the environment FFB settings to 0 and using that setup posted above, I went from 1:23's to 1:16's eventually. :):):)

    Thanks a heap man. You're a star!
  9. Ivan1914


    you're welcome Pibb, though the setup was not mine :)

    if someone else might be as good to do the same i did for singapore....
    damn i hated tilke since istanbul, but what KBR designed on his ideas is just (*insert numerous dirty words here*)

    I need desperate help on this course. working(!) setups for a smooth driving style as well as help where to find seconds

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