I’m overjoyed now because I successfully implemented real world tactics in the video game, F1 2011!
Initially, My nemesis(Live tag ‘Nyboys’) was faster than me. I guess he used RICH fuel map at the time while I sticked with NORMAL map to save fuel. I have to mention that fuel map is much more crucial in short gameplay(20%) rather than tyre management. As you can see I couldn’t match his pace. perhaps there were problems in my set-up. I wasn’t comfortable with the option during practice but the prime was good. Actually a lap with the prime was unbreakable.
Anyway, after the pitstop I switched to RICH map and I guess he switched to NORMAL. I was definitely faster than him but overtake was not too easy. I tried to close the gap and finally I could use DRS first time but that’s not enough. He switched to RICH even though it’s temporary while I could use the map for whole remaining laps. We had some nice wheel to wheel. I think Turn1-2 and Turn 9 in Lap 7 is quite proud.
The most interesting part of the race(or tactics) is a later part of Lap 7. Entering back straight, I was still ahead of him but he closed the gap and just behind me. He could use DRS against me even if I had been still ahead of him at last corner. So I thought something. DRS is not so powerful but enough to make pass. Why should I give him position(temporarily!) to use DRS again? Do you remember Nico did the same thing to PDR at the same place?
Well, it was perfect. I was closer to him than my first DRS attempt so I could pass him easier than it and shaked him off.
I know F1 2011 is not so realistic but it’s reasonably fun. If I want some realistic physics, I can play Forza 4 and Gran Turismo 5. Sorry, I’m not a hard core sim fan who playing iRacing or rFactor so you can say what I’ve done is not so convincing. Still, I’m happy that I could win via using replica of real tactics.
How do you think? Is it too artificial(in terms of DRS) as this year’s some pass? Is it interesting that real tactics is able to be applied to the video game which is not so realistic? Do you have similar experience in F1 2011 or different fame?? Perhaps it’s not video game is closing to real world but real F1 is closing to video game?