Greg Locock wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:32 pm
"karts are way easier to simulate rather than a F1 car"
That's an interesting statement. There's fewer bits, but far more interaction. Now, if you were to put a proper suspension in then I might agree with you, but until then you are 90% reliant on the tire model.
I never said that they were easier. ON PAPER they are easier, practice proves otherwise
it’s not “just” tire model, there are a lot of things chassis wise that do affect handling. Different brands need different setups and even driving styles, drive a kart with an OTK frame then a kart with a Birel ART frame then tell me what you feel, none of this goes into any kart simulator.
Another big, big reason why it’s much harder to simulate the real thing is because of the posture needed for proper driving which you will never ever get on a sim
Even more so because it’s a personal aspect as everyone is different in body shape. This is because
a) you’re not strapped to anything
b) you’re half or more than half the total weight, so a crucial aspect in handling too
So it’s impossible to learn that in some corners it’s better to let your body push to the outside and in others it’s better to stay tighter playing a simulator