I often get cold feet prior to getting something I have put a lot of time into reading up on and obsessing over.
F1 was falling into that catagory.
Was P1, P2, P3, Quali, Race next weekend.
A bit despondent and chatting to @Wyvern last night i decided to grind a bit. Found out I could up the difficulty mid season and went from 20 (this was my first foray back into racing so had a dismal start) to 50.
It changed the whole game for me. The biggest thing was the weather.
Dry and hot for P1 and P2. Engine was toast so only did one full lap in P3.
Quali with new engine and gearbox it was pouring with rain. Full wets.
Got P1 on my second lap, slid out on my in lap and then had to get the car back on track.
When I got into the pits the rain had slowed down a bit and tried to go out on the inters but no more time. Finished in P7. Rain 1 me 0.
Race day - SPA has a shitty T1 so hung back and lost a position but kept my car in tact, no attacking in S1 due to the tyres being cold and the rain was the worst I’ve raced in. was super slippery.
Worked my way up to P5 chasing Riccardo, team called for an alt strategy as the rain was clearing up. I accepted - and here’s where the race went downhill.
I can’t read the words on the screen due to eyesight and my glasses where in the office so I assumed I would be going onto inters. I didn’t check the bottom screen as I can at lease see colors, but I pitted and the idiots put full wets on.
I came out the pits in P8 as most people pitted that lap. The track dried up a lot in two laps and I was left searching for puddles to cool the tyres down (yes the game is tha in depth).
Manually called a pit and selected my tires. Pitted and came out P18.
On the verge of rage quitting I went balls deep and have never driven so aggressively in the game before. Best overtake was S2 dove in on the inside on 3 cars, got two on the inside and caught the third on the outside.
Ocon was a since upping the difficulty he is really aggressive and is not scared to turn into you.
Ended up P4, RAI was 13secs ahead of me so a podium would not have happend.
Was the most fun race I have had in ages. Most fun ive had with my clothes on in years.
Sorry I know I ramble on here and there about F1 races, but this game is now sitting as the game I’ve been the most passionate about ever.
I wasnt really a gamer until I played F1 2017.
Long winded post, but F1 2018 get in my pocket!!