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Hardcore in F1 2012

Hardcore126 (45)

Win the Drivers' Championship in Season Challenge on hard difficulty.

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AC Cloud Strife
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AC Cloud Strife
Achievement won on 05 Apr 13
TA Score for this game: 2,072
Posted on 05 April 13 at 17:11, Edited on 29 June 14 at 03:33
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This solution is just an "add on" to the solution of DigiGizmo.
First of all, do not be afraid of this achievement, it really isn't that hard. If you managed to get gold in every race of the championsmode, then this will be a cakewalk.

Basically I went with the solution of DigiGizmo, I just wanted to add a few things.
You can choose between 7 setups for each race, I will name them the following:
"-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3" 0 is the starting setup.

1. Race, Monza:
First of all, pick Caterham and choose Senna as your rival [Good racers may as well pick Massa already]. I managed to qualify for Poleposition and was able to win the race afterwards. Use the setup which is completely on the right side, with that you will have a better acceleration and more top speed, +3. As Monza has only a few corners this is the perfect setup. Remember that you can cut the first corner of the Ascari, which will give you a needed boost to your time! You are able to win this race, tho it is not needed, the season challenge will get easier later on.

2. Race, Spa Francochamps:
Now this one is tricky. I only qualified on the 12th position but was able to gain some positions back in the first corner of the race. The KI seems to be bad especially in the first sector of this race, so make use of it. I finished on 5th though got lucky as Massa was behind me the whole race and I was able to block him. Use the setup +1 setup as Spa has a good amount of corners in which you will need some speed, +3 is an absolute no go here. It is definitely doable to get some points in this race, just don't focus on winning as it is almost impossible.

3. Race, Silverstone:
Go for the Williams cockpit and use the +1 setup. Pick Massa as your rival. The KI seems to be bad in the last sector which is great as the DRS zone is in the first sector as well. You should be able to qualify for the top ten, maybe even Poleposition (which I got here as well). This race can be a bit of a challenge if you aren't able to get out of the DRS zone. This circuit has a fast left - right - left - right passage of which you can take the first two corners which almost top speed.. don't break, just simply pull the finger away from RT, in the third corner you need to break slightly to get perfectly out of this curve combination. You are able to win some time here as well.

4. Race, Montreal:
Simple race, use the +2 setup and go for the poleposition. You should be able to win this one without problems. The KI seems to be bad in the first two sectors so make use of that.

5. Race, Austin Texas:
Jump into the Ferrari, and take the person as your rival which is closest to your points. For me it was Hamilton. This race is simple as well, you only need to get the hang out of the first sector.. you can get through almost the whole sector without breaking at all, in fact you only need to break 2 times here. The KI doesn't seem to be fast in any sector, use the +1 setup and destroy them. You should be able to win this race.

6. Race, Interlagos:
Now it's getting tricky. Use the setup -3 as it will be absolutely needed here. First of all, do not break and try to steer at the same time, EVER. Also, do not accelerate if your car is on a curb or on the grass, EVER. You will spin, every time. Those are the most important rules with wet conditions, try to be careful and keep those in mind. I managed to qualify for the 3rd position and was able to get to #1 in the first sector of the race. It is hard to win this race as the person behind you will give you pressure, all the time. It is doable to win this race, but absolutely not needed, so don't worry.

7. Race, Melbourne:
Pick the +1 setup. Jump in the car of your past rival as this will kill him off from the championship (for me it was Hamilton). Now choose the next rival depending on his points again, for me it was Alonso. The KI doesn't seem to be so good in the second and in the first sector, though they are somewhat "godlike" in the last 3-4 corners of this race. You should be able to qualify in the top5 and afterwards you should be able to win the race.

8. Race, Suzuka:
I won the championship here already, picked the 0 setup and went into the race. The KI is really bad on this circuit. I got the poleposition with more than 2 seconds gap to the 2nd car. The race itself shouldn't give you trouble either, just get the hang out of the first sector and it's curve combination. This part of the circuit is kind of the same as the one I mentioned in the Silverstone solution.

9. Race, Hockenheim:
If needed, change the cockpit to your rival team. Pick the -3 setup, I managed to qualify for the 4th position and ended the race on the 2nd place. There is no need to win this race as you should have a good amount of points already. If you have to win, then try to get hang out of the first 2 corners and get them perfectly. The KI doesn't seem to be so good at all in the first 2 sectors, though if you make a mistake like i did you won't be able to catch up anymore.

10. Race, Abu Dhabi:
Another easy race, pick the 0 setup and go for the poleposition. The KI seems to be good in the first sector, though they aren't that good in the next two. You should be able to win this race without much trouble.

Hope this helps.
I only wanted to give you some hints about the KI, some corners and most of all the setups as those are absolutely needed to pull off good times in the races.
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