- Jan 14, 2014
I watch lots of XBox F1 videos in Stewards. They spend almost as much time using the rear view as they do looking where they are going, irrespective of proximity arrows. My argument is that a lunge is more likely to result in a collision if it is a lunge. People will make better moves if they know they have to position the car where another driver can see it.I like the idea, but I don't think we can expect people to have the same spacial awareness or discipline to check their mirrors as an F1 driver. It might stop SOME people from doing risky moves, but there'll be people who will still do them and are more likely to fail them because of it. I don't even think 'risky' moves are bad. They make for some good racing, as long as people sort of know what they are doing and have enough awareness (be it though arrows or mirrors) to keep it safe enough. No risks in a race often makes for quite a boring race in my opinion.
The only good overtake is a clean overtake.
There are already too many manoeuvres that only occur because it is a game. If the simulation damage wasn't so random, I'd vote for that too. Racecraft is about looking after the car, not repeating the Ayrton Senna quote and yelling "YOLO!!" at every corner