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And we're back with a new video!

My name is Roberto and an important part of winning the race in F1 2021 is the race


In this video I give you 5 tips to choose the winning strategy for a race.

Because there's nothing worse than being overtaken during the race by opponents who start much further

back but have a much better strategy than you.

That's why in this video I'm going to teach you everything you need to know to determine your racing strategy


Let's start!

Before we start a race, it is important to prepare it well.

What I mean by this is that you know how much fuel you want to drive with, what setup,

what your tire strategy is going to be and what lap you want to pit for new tires.

The last two still depend on how qualifying went and how the race goes.

For example, if there is an early safety car, it is important to be flexible

and see whether a different tire strategy is possible.

And that's why preparation is so important, because then you find out which tires you are

going to use during the race.

But also if something unexpected happens, such as a safety car which might be an ideal

moment to pit.

What I always do in preparation for a race is to test the tire wear with the setup

you want to race with.

That doesn't have to take long at all, in fact if you drive two to three laps per tire

then you already have enough information to determine your strategy.

Later in this video I will also come back to how much fuel you should take with you for a


Because this is also an important part of the preparation.

But for now we just focus on the tire strategy.

So we're going to practice a race and I'll just do it through grand prix mode.

It is important to drive something different during a race than during a time trial.

During a race it is important to drive fast but a little less aggressively.

So smooth turn-in, block your tires as little as possible during braking and as little wheel spin

as possible during acceleration.

In this way you reduce the tire wear and you extend the race stint on your tires and

then I will test the tire wear per tire.

Then we will now calculate the tire wear.

How I do that is choose a fixed point on the track, for example start-finish line and

then I watch my tire wear for 2 to 3 laps.

As an example, my tire wear is 5 percent after the first lap and 10 percent

the next .

Then I know that my tire wear per lap is 5 percent.

I do this for all three tires: soft, medium and hard.

Tires get into a critical position from about 80% to go flat.

Sometimes a little earlier and sometimes a little later so try to keep a little margin for yourself in

determining how long you want to continue on a certain band.

That's why I use for myself to calculate this 75 percent instead of 80 percent.

So if my tire wear is 5 percent per lap, I'll do 75 divided by 5 and I'll do the 75

, so that I have a little margin in terms of punctures.

I can do 80 percent but then I'm really driving at the limit of my tires which I don't


So I do 75 percent divided by 5 then I know that I can do a maximum of 15 laps on a certain


Important for this is that we

finish qualifying in the top 10 on the soft tire with this strategy.

If you don't manage to get into the top 10, you can always consider starting on the harder

of the two tires you want to use.

But important for this is that you are pretty sure that there will be no Safety Car, because this

can throw your strategy upside down.

We will come back to that later in this video.

For now I want to come back to qualifying in tip number 2.

In qualifying you lay the foundation for your race because in this you determine the setup with which

you will ride and the tire with which you will start.

Your goal is of course to start as high as possible and for this you

generally choose the soft tires.

If you have qualified in the top ten you will unfortunately not be able to change your tires before

the start of the race and you will start on the tires you qualified with.

If you start outside the top ten, you can choose the tires you want to start with.

Then you can choose between hard, medium or soft tires.

Was your plan if you would start in the top 10 to choose the soft medium strategy.

Then you can now start outside the top 10, for example, choose a medium soft strategy.

The first stint on the medium tires you may be a little slower, but

after your pit stop you are on the soft tires and you can attack everyone on your fresh

softs while they ride on worn mediums.

This way you can win many positions in the second phase of the race.

Then we move on to the race and now it is important that we apply well what we

have practiced in the preparation.

We start on the tires we want to start on.

We know how long these will last thanks to our preparation and then we will now determine

our pit stop times for the race.

And what's important to tell is that Jeff doesn't always indicate the best strategy!

Just as an example in between here in Bahrain, Jeff gives a soft-hard strategy.

In fact, soft medium is not even possible!

While if you have done your preparation well then you know that the soft band

gets 10-11 rounds and the medium band 19+ rounds.

This is spacious enough to finish the race in Bahrain.

So we ignore Jeff and go for the soft medium strategy.

Later during the race in the MFD we indicate that we want to pit to the medium band.

So it's wise not to always follow up on Jeff.

That was an example in Bahrain.

Now we go back to the race at Portimao!

What I was going to talk about in this video is gasoline.

I already mentioned this in the first tip because petrol is also an important part

of the preparation.

And what you can calculate before a race is how much petrol you take with you during a race.

How do you do that exactly?

Actually in exactly the same way as calculating your tire wear.

Also here you will see how much petrol you use more or less per lap.

Do you use 0.1 more petrol per round and do you have 25 rounds?

Then you take 2.5 extra petrol with you.

If you use 0.2 more per round, you take 5 extra petrol with you.

If you use less petrol per lap, you calculate that and take a little less petrol

with you for the race.

Now we are fully prepared: we know how much petrol we want to take with us and what tire strategy

we are going to use.

That's perfect, but now it's important to also be flexible and that's why

it's so important to know the life of the tires.

Because imagine you're behind someone, you're faster but you can't get past it.

Then you can choose to go for the undercut.

An "Undercut" is a pit stop strategy in F1, where you pit earlier

than your opponent to create an advantage by running on newer and fresher tires

earlier in the race .

If you do this correctly you can drive faster than your opponent

in the same lap that you are pitted , on some circuits this saves 2 to 3 seconds in a round, in order

to come out in front of your opponent when he or she is pitted.

This means that by stopping earlier you have passed your opponent.

A disadvantage is that at the end of the race you have older tires and your opponent

can attack you with fresher tires.

But then it's your job to defend as well as possible!

Or maybe you've already pulled away from your opponent completely and are cruising to the finish.

With a good undercut, it is therefore important to know how long your tires will last.

Because if you want to do an undercut with 20 laps to go but your new tires

waiting in the pits only last 15 laps, you will be 5 laps short

and you will not make it to the finish on your new tires.

This means that you either get a flat tire or that you have to go

pitting again.

You don't want both because you lose too much time with them.

That's why you always want to know how many laps each tire lasts.

Then you have the overcut.

An overcut is quite simply the opposite of an undercut and you now keep driving longer

than your opponent who has just been pitted.

You then overtake your opponent by driving longer on your old tires and pitting

one or more rounds later and getting ahead of your opponent again.

An overcut is generally very strong on tracks such as Monaco where it is difficult

to overtake.

If your opponent pits early they can get behind traffic which is very difficult

to overtake.

If you then drive one or more laps longer, you can stay ahead of them after a pit stop,

because they are struggling to overtake their traffic.

Often the overcut is not very successful in F1 2021 to stay ahead of your opponent right after a

pit stop.

What can be a huge advantage of driving longer is that at the end of the

race you have much fresher tires than your opponent.

This often means you can attack in the final phase of the race and win

multiple positions .

And after we have prepared everything well: you know your strategy and the race is going according to

plan the safety car comes out!

This throws the whole race upside down, so it's always helpful during the race

to think about what you're going to do when the safety car comes out.

Are you going to pit for new tires or will you continue to drive on your current tires?

And this is really different in every race, track, position you ride, number of laps and other situations


So I can't give you a blue print about what to do during a safety car, but

it is useful to consider different options.

It is often smart to pit during a safety car.

Because if you pit during a safety car, you actually have a free pit stop.

What I mean by this is that you lose no or little time compared to a normal pit

stop, because everyone drives very slowly behind the safety car.

What you should not do is pit for new tires right after the safety car has gone in


Because after a safety car the whole field drives right after each other and if you then pit

when the safety car goes back in, you lose a lot of time that you ca

n't really make up for during a race.

And also with a safety car it is important to be flexible.

Do you actually want to apply the soft medium strategy but the safety car comes out too early

for the medium tire to reach the end of the race.

Then I would definitely consider going to the hard tire and finish the race on that


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