F1 2014 achievements

F1 2014

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There are 49 F1 2014 achievements worth 2,019 (1,000)

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Doing It The Hard Way in F1 2014

Doing It The Hard Way59 (25)

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

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Achievement Guide for Doing It The Hard Way

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Achievement won on 08 Nov 14
TA Score for this game: 2,019
Posted on 08 November 14 at 19:07
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I personally found this achievement fairly challenging (I required 3 attempts after I was too optimistic the first time and too pessimistic the second!) so here's how I did it in case anybody else is struggling:

From the main menu, choose career, season challenge, hard.
Pick Marussia as your team
Select Jenson Button (McLaren Mercedes) as your first rival
Don't worry too much about qualifying but do try to earn P18 or better, this way you should be able to overtake Button in the first 2 corners once the race starts. You'll need to be aggressive in these corners, don't be afraid to give someone a friendly tap if they're hogging the racing line :)
Don't forget to use flashbacks (back button) when necessary
If you don't overtake Button before he gets clear air in front of him then restart the session from the start menu, you won't be able to catch him in your Marussia. I couldn't anyway.
Once you're in front of him be prepared to drive very defensively, he'll be pushing you all the way, especially where DRS is available. Again, don't forget to use flashbacks where necessary.
It's essential that you finish ahead of Button in the first two races, taking 3 races to earn his contract will likely leave you too far behind in the championship. Try to finish in the top 7 in both of the first 2 races to earn yourself some much needed championship points.
After the second race accept your contract at McLaren Mercedes and select Lewis Hamilton as your next rival.
The McLaren Mercedes seems to be great in the dry but hopeless in the wet so pray that 2 of your next 3 races are dry and you should be able to beat Hamilton fairly easily. As above, don't forget to use flashbacks or restart session when required.
Once you've beaten Hamilton, accept the contract from Mercedes AMG and it should be plain sailing from there on in. Especially now that you've stolen Hamilton's ride!

Good luck!
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