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Old 28 Dec 2011, 14:23 (Ref:3004837)   #37
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Düsseldorf, Germany
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Kempi should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridKempi should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
While I also am a great fan of GPL, I do not like the "it's not hard to drive, it's not a sim" mantra from a lot of the GPL diehards. It is simply not true that a sim must be hard to drive to be realistic. In fact, the more accurate a sim is, the easier it should become to control the cars as they react more like they would in real life.

Of course, GPL's cars where a ***** to drive in real life as well, but that does not mean that other (newer) sims with actually more accurate physics are less of a sim than GPL was. Take rFactors F1legends mod (or however it was called, the mod with the late 70s F1) and it is predictable to drive but hard to pull out the very last bit out of the cars - just as it should be.

That said, there is little that beats the sound of the Ferrari 312 screaming down the straight towards Curva Grande in pursuit of a Lotus 49 and the pulling out of the slipstream to pass right into the turn, dancing on the edge of grip.
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