MAJOR BUG CONFIRMED - Higher FPS = Lower Tyre Temps!


Oct 1, 2018
A few days ago a competitor by the name of Sien posted a video claiming that he experienced higher tyre temperatures and thus greater tyre wear and slower lap times when running at a lower frame rate.

This got me thinking….. Having dabbled in game development myself a few years back, the concept has merit. I don’t know how Codemasters engine works for this particular game, but many game engines do in fact link events such as refreshing the physics, environment, input, etc based on frame cycles. However I wasn’t keen to jump to conclusions as any time a human is driving there are quite a few variables at play, regardless of how fast and consistent the driver is.

I set out to find a way to test this more accurately and discovered I could capture the game’s UDP telemetry in Benchmark mode, meaning we can compare tyre temperatures at different frame rates with far less other variables than with a human driver.

This video shows my testing and the results.

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Jun 4, 2017
Yeah i saw it in another video and posted that video to Formula1game's twitter , they said it's being investigated

but not sure if they want to fix it or not as they don't usually update their games in this point of the year anymore, i mean at this point it seems they are done with f1 2018 and are working on the next game
Apr 6, 2018
They actually cause more bugs than fixing them:D
They already have the money, so they don't care anymore. People know their games are bugged and know that they don't fix bugs since F1 2010, even so they keep buying. That's why they don't care to fix bugs.

Philipp Koch

Jan 16, 2011
what the F? ..... srsly so everyone that dont have a beast machine and playing maybe this game on 50 fps or so. are effed when they driving an multiplayer race agains guys who are on the same level but having higher fps... srsly codemasters wtf