I probably know the trick, why some poeple are this much more faster (even faster as Massa ) -I noticed it by myself a few minutes ago...! :
Just try to press ESC (simply return to the pits) on track while using the race-setup config. and see what happens to the fuel display -it shows 80 litres now !!.
That means you can drive 70+ laps at one and the same stint now to get the car much more light then it should ever / it is ever meant to get with this race setup-config. .
I guess this was never meant to be for the competition and is just an unfair trick to the others who use the 'normal' hotlap configurations 1-3, because
I assume (althuogh not tried it exactly so far) the car -using the race-setup config. and burn nearly all of its weight away...- is getting much faster then in the end
of the stint.. than it is ever possible using the other setup-configurations !!
I even still wrote about / reported this bug to the offical support of the academy as it follows
Hello developers !
I probably noticed a 'huge' bug in the hotlap mode that probably makes it impossible to do a quite fair competition.. -the problem maybe the following mentioned thing:
When you choose the "race-setup" config no.4 it shows 10 l of fuel at the begin.., ->but when you drive a few metres and press ESC (go back to pits simply) it shows 80 litres (-yes, of course I know that it is the right/real amount of fuel that is showed then because the car is more heavy with this setup..-). But the trick is now that you can drive maybe 70 laps or s.th. in one and the same stint with this setup and the car is getting lighter and lighter, so that in the end -when most of the 80l fuel is burned- this race setup is maybe much faster then the other setup configurations.. !
That's maybe the reason (trick) why some people are so much faster (0:56.x) then the other ones who try the other / 'normal' hotlap-setup config. no. 1-3 ... .
So please correct this "bug" in this Sim. to get a more fair competition.
The best thing btw. maybe would be, that the fuel amount would be reseted every one or two laps. Then this oververall problem will be fixed... so that noone can drive the car to it's lightest conditions with the race-setup and do a fast lap at the end of such a stint when the 80 litres of fuel are burned away and the car is very light with the race-setup, -> I think even this trick isn't meant to be of the Sim. / competition when using this setup... ! isn't it ?
Regarding myself I still not tried this trick, burning that much of the fuel away in the race-setup config. while driving many laps to see if the car really gets this faster that I assume it will be... I just noticed that trick a few minutes ago and immediately reported this now.
I drove my lap (1:00.651 so far) in the 'usual' and to say so legal way by just using one of the hotlap-setups, the second setup -medium- config. .. .
(I know maybe I expressed this problem a bit in a complicated way), but I'm sure you understand what I meant..
So, to sum up it more easier what kind of 'bug' I wanted to report:
-You can drive the car (burn the 80 liters of fuel away..) to it's lightest conditions when using the race-setup (once you pressed ESC) and get much faster in the end this way, which isn't ment to be so for the Sim./competition, I think.. !
So please check and fix this problem to have a more fair competition.., and start maybe the ranking once again from scratch.
M. Waechter "