I started playing f1 2010 with the "above helmet view", but after a while I changed to cockpit view because it adds so much realism. But I discovered that with cockpit view, I have problems matching my old laptimes. But I still stick to the cockpit view because after starting using it, I feel that this is really how this game should be played. A lot more turns become "blind", and when you hit apex perfectly in those turns, its really a nice feeling! I would say I´m in average 1-2 seconds slower using the cockpit view. No assists (including green line) in both view modes. If you have played both modes, what is your experience? How much slower (if at all) do you drive with cockpit view? Maybe the gap decreases the more you play (I have played an average total 2-3 hours per track)? EDIT: And another question: I think that any other view than cockpit should be seen as an Assist, and for example a lap time at the leaderboard showiong "No Assist", cockpit view should be mandatory. What is you opinion on this?