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Formula Trainer and tire wear

Discussion in 'Automobilista - General Discussion' started by IceCreamKimi, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. IceCreamKimi

    IceCreamKimi New Member Reiza Backer

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    I was racing the AI today in a 15 lap race around Curitiba and noticed that the AI never had to pit. This was despite the tire wear being set to x7.

    I couldn't barely make it half the race distance before my tires were shot. Is there something wrong with the tire wear setting with the Formula Trainer cars or am I just wearing them out too quickly?
     
  2. taylajee

    taylajee Member Reiza Backer

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    I think using x7 for wear multiplier will lead to further disparity among drivers driving style and how fast they wear their tires. So, maybe you abuse yours more than the AI in normal conditions (x1 tire wear), that will lead to even more difference to the AI if conditions set for higher wear multiplier.
     
  3. IceCreamKimi

    IceCreamKimi New Member Reiza Backer

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    I understand what you're saying but even driving conservatively it's not possible for me to cover the entire race distance with one set of tires at x7.

    Also, when I have pitted for new tires it seems I hardly make up any time on the AI. I'll try another race today and look at the AI lap times to check if there is any drop off in times.

    I just get the feeling they don't experience any tire wear at all, or minimal wear at best.
     
  4. Gasper Zupan

    Gasper Zupan New Member Reiza Backer

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    I don't know how the situation is at this stage of development, but I do remember somebody explaining in the past, that AI tire wear is minor or zero. I never put much thinking into this, as I always race sprint races (20 min) with AI. Always with normal tire wear setting.
     
  5. IceCreamKimi

    IceCreamKimi New Member Reiza Backer

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    I put x7 tire wear to try to force the AI into a pitstop since mandatory pit stops aren't an option in the game. It seemed to work for other series when I tried it in the past.

    Otherwise I run normal tire wear.
     
  6. hashegotabeard

    hashegotabeard Active Member Reiza Backer

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    This hasn't been the case for a while now, Gasper.

    I think there's even an entry in the driver talent files that dictates how kind the AI are to their tyres.

    I think there's possibly a value which tells the AI at what percentage of tyre wear to pit at.
     
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  7. Gasper Zupan

    Gasper Zupan New Member Reiza Backer

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    Nice info, thank you.
     

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