Hotlap Ghost the guy ahead of me on leaderboards??

Mark Oates

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Maybe it has always been this way, and I'm dumb, that's is very possible...but is the hotlap ghost actually the next guy faster than me on the leader boards? I always thought I was racing my own ghost. It's how it was in AC.

Long story. I haven't been hot lapping personally, but today on a friend's rig we both noticed the ghost drove unusual lines. So I set a faster laptime than the ghost, while making a few obvious mistakes exoecting the ghost to do the same. It didnt!

Maybe I'm just dumb, but II though I had read all the track update notes available. Anyway, this is an amazing feature for people learning....very cool! I know it's been talked about in the past in AC. Can someone confirm of refute this?
 

ionONE1

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The ghost is the fastest lap driven by you/friend on the leaderboard. No way to switch/load ghost from other cars at the moment! (pcar2/f1 2018)
 

Mark Oates

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Thanks @ionONE1 , but ive done it 5 times, on 2 seperate racing rigs. The hotlap ghost IS NOT driving the line of my fastest lap. I intentionally drove off line on the straights, and the run to the finish, yet the ghost clearly stays closer to the line when i repeat the lap after having set a new record. Maybe the line IS mine, but why wouldnt it be my best lap, ie the previous lap ?
 

Noel Spence

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Thanks @ionONE1 , but ive done it 5 times, on 2 seperate racing rigs. The hotlap ghost IS NOT driving the line of my fastest lap. I intentionally drove off line on the straights, and the run to the finish, yet the ghost clearly stays closer to the line when i repeat the lap after having set a new record. Maybe the line IS mine, but why wouldnt it be my best lap, ie the previous lap ?
has done it to me to, must be a bug