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Tire wear realism?

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Hey guys.

So I just did an 11 lap race on the 24h Nordschleife layout. I was going to change tires at lap 6 but decided to only put more fuel so I could see what was the tires' limit.

As it turns out, there seems to be virtually no change in lap time. 11 laps on that layout is 90 minutes... that doesn't seem possible on soft tiresconsidering they didn't slow down after 11 laps. In fact, my lap times decreased lap after lap.

You can see bellow my lap progression:

Lap 4 = slight traffic slowdown
Lap 5 = no traffic
Lap 6 = Pit entry
Lap 7 = Pit exit + normal lap
Lap 8 to lap 11 = no traffic, but I had 80L of fuel

(The ~1sec difference difference between the fastest and the last laps is due to driving mistakes)

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Not only is it weird that I can only select soft tires (seems highly unrealistic, specially on 50ºC tracks), it's super weird that soft tires lasted 11 laps on the Nordschleife without any lap time increase. Heck, my fastest lap was the next lap after exiting the pits with 80 L of fuel!

The only difference in handling was by the last two laps: on some occasions, I'd get some spikes (force wise) to either the left or the right, as if I had hit a curb or a rock. Still, lap times were unchanged.
 
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Hey guys.

So I just did an 11 lap race on the 24h Nordschleife layout. I was going to change tires at lap 6 but decided to only put more fuel so I could see what was the tires' limit.

As it turns out, there seems to be virtually no change in lap time. 11 laps on that layout is 90 minutes... that doesn't seem possible on soft tiresconsidering they didn't slow down after 11 laps. In fact, my lap times decreased lap after lap.

You can see bellow my lap progression:

Lap 4 = slight traffic slowdown
Lap 5 = no traffic
Lap 6 = Pit entry
Lap 7 = Pit exit + normal lap
Lap 8 to lap 11 = no traffic, but I had 80L of fuel

(The ~1sec difference difference between the fastest and the last laps is due to driving mistakes)

View attachment 485148

Not only is it weird that I can only select soft tires (seems highly unrealistic, specially on 50ºC tracks), it's super weird that soft tires lasted 11 laps on the Nordschleife without any lap time increase. Heck, my fastest lap was the next lap after exiting the pits with 80 L of fuel!

The only difference in handling was by the last two laps: on some occasions, I'd get some spikes (force wise) to either the left or the right, as if I had hit a curb or a rock. Still, lap times were unchanged.

Please also create this exact thread on Automobilista 2/Reiza foruns.
 
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