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david75sk Mar 19, 2013 @ 9:32am
Worst penalty system in history
Getting 10+ seconds penalty in 150km/h+ for hitting some slow dumbass returning from gravel (intentionally crossing your way) is really amazing.
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[AC|R] Ragequit Inc. Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:09am 
How about this? Going side to side with an AI into a righthand semi-hairpin. I take the wide, outside route. AI ♥♥♥♥s up, hits the big curb in the apex and literally flies sideways in front of me, already well on my way out of the corner. And I get a penalty. How ♥♥♥♥ing lovely is that?!? This was one of the few times I actually restarted a race during my career, cause of stupid ♥♥♥♥ like this.
Sorbetto Sep 16, 2013 @ 5:05am 
"Worst penalty system in history"
Agreed.
munakas Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
How about this? I drive in Hockenheim and then: " Penalty. Caused a collision. Time penalty 10 seconds. " And I didn't hit anything!!!??? Once in Monaco, I maybe hit Karthikeyan 60 km/h and he didn't crash or lost controll. Penalty. Caused a collision. ♥♥♥♥ you, Karthikeyan!!! david75sk, I agree you.
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{eGN} EuphoricRedBull Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:52am 
You guys just haven't a clue how to drive like an F1 racer....
Watson690 Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
Interesting fact: The leading driver never gets the penalty. Why? I honestly don't know, you can use this to your advantage by "accidentally" squishing the AI against a wall and destroying their entire car. If the victim- I mean, if the other driver survives the crash then they often get a penalty for causing a collision.

I've done it many a time when defending in the Marussia and I'm really hoping they fix it.
Erosinnin Sep 19, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
this was old news like when the game came out a year ago
the devs said they worked on it for 2013
personnaly just don't touch the other cars
its not that hard
FCB, Kings of Europe Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Onother player crashed me, and I got a 10-seconds penalty! That's not fair!
himmatsj Oct 23, 2013 @ 2:00am 
Man yeah the penalty system sucks. I am a person from an F1 background, and while my last F1 game was 06, I played that for hundreds of hours.

Very odd that when I was playing Monza yesterday (just got the game), I kept getting penalty for causing collisions etc, when I never crashed head-on into any driver.

I understand...they want to make it "life-like". But I went into the game settings and couldn't find a way to disable the ridiculous penalty system.

I ultimately won the race in a Williams from Hamilton (on Intermediate), but sadly got a +20secs after race penalty.

Another RIDICULOUS penalty is "illegal overtaking" where I NEED to return the place of get DISQUALIFIED. Like WTF?
Maraio1 Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:54am 
You don't get disqualified for illegal overtaking, but for multiple incidents, usually 3 or more. So if you already have 2 penalties and you illegal overtake and don't give the place back. You'll get disqualified.
Billy_Brightside Jan 12 @ 6:50am 
I just rage quit. Getting trapped in a corner in a bunch of cars, and then getting a drive through penalty for "illegal blocking." That's just asenine. Uninstalling the game, and then I'll pick up 2013 on the next Summer sale. Too bad Codemasters doesn't simply patch 2012 with a fix, or issue coupons/discounts for owners of 2012 to purchase 2013 since they admittedly fixed the all too stringent penalty system in the newer game.
Billy_Brightside Jan 12 @ 6:52am 
Originally posted by Erosinnin:
this was old news like when the game came out a year ago
the devs said they worked on it for 2013
personnaly just don't touch the other cars
its not that hard

Perhaps it is easy to avoid touching other cars, however, someone should tell the AI cars to avoid touching me. That's where I get into trouble and get the drive through penalties and the disqualifieds.
Yannik Jan 23 @ 4:41pm 
I took a shortcut through the grass and overtook nearly the entire field with my caterham and got only a 10 sec penalty. I can live with that :P
jEdwardz May 10 @ 9:33am 
I agree that the system is really heavy handed when it comes to penalties. One or two penalties can ruin a racing season easily. However it is extremely difficult to detect when the player is at fault, I find if something is going wrong around you just let go of the accelerator. This helps the game to think it wasn't the players fault/intention to cause an incident. Hope this helps other people.
Telfram May 11 @ 6:32am 
Originally posted by jEdwardz:
I agree that the system is really heavy handed when it comes to penalties. One or two penalties can ruin a racing season easily. However it is extremely difficult to detect when the player is at fault, I find if something is going wrong around you just let go of the accelerator. This helps the game to think it wasn't the players fault/intention to cause an incident. Hope this helps other people.

Probably get done for blocking then!
zalle May 15 @ 4:12am 
I had some problems which not were 'causing a collision' it was 'crossing the pitlane' but i had enabled the pitstops help, so the PC drove my car those times and i could do nothing against...
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