No I don’t really recognize the problem you are having, but I also think that the online penalty system is stupid.
Once in Melbourne I was coming into the last corner and a driver in front gets some sort of problem (he probably spun..) and he just sits there on the right hand through the last bend leading onto the main straight. Then I take the line on the left with lots of space, and as I approach he starts moving his car to the left, squeezing me and I basically hits him because I am going at over 200km/h and he was doing like 100, and because he changes line so rapidly I have no chance of slowing down or avoiding him. That gets me a 10sec penalty.. Thank you..
I have also been given penalties because OTHER drivers have been squeezing me into the barrier, and then if they are in front, so my front tyre collects their rear tyre and they spin (or as much as you can when there is a barrier in the way at least) in front of me. I have been given the penalty for that also.
Because drivers are so dirty online I try to overtake them off the track, by using escape-roads and things like that. You just have to make sure that you brake just enough to actually make the corner, try to turn a little bit, but then just let the car glide over the inside of the corner.
The penalty system don’t give you a penalty for overtaking that way.
I took the lead at Monza from 8th on the grid or something like that, by cutting the first chicane.
Not that I am proud of that, but it just highlights the faults of the system.
The other drivers are just so mad online that I can’t really be bothered to play it.
Though it is quite fun sometimes to take the sneaky approach and make sure to be the last man to enter the first corner (if you don’t starts towards the front of cause) and then find your self some 5-10 positions up by the end of turn one because people are flying all over the place.