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TIPS to make yourself competitive in iGP Manager -2020 edition-

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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 138 days ago)
Hello everyone,

Due to the last actualizations that took place in 2019 and Q1 of 2020, I will re-formulate my well-known blog in here. Also, I would like to thank all the people who, with their doubts and with their replies helped the first ones to improve and get more competitive. Although this is a guide to get the basics, you shall always be open to learning new things. iGP Manager is a fun, highly competitive and so dynamic game. Apart, I'd like to say that my PM is open for your feedback, to know what do you think or modify/erase of the blog.

Now (talking about serious issues), I'd like to dedicate a minute in our actual hard times with the COVID-19 pandemic and as you know, if we want to win, we shall stand together against it. #StaySafe #StayAtHome

Quote of the day: "New is always better... Always" - Barney Stinson
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medal 5832 MODERATOR
113 days ago
Depends. You don't really need multiple CDs anymore as there's no (reachable) cap limiting how high the new car design of one attribute can go. So one CD with good Strength/Weakness is usually absolutely enough as you get the same amount of points. With multiple CDs you can try to tailor your car towards the first track(s). That might gain, but also loose, you a little bit in lap time depending how well you're on target, but I haven't put in the time to dig deep enough to really figure those out for good, so there might be more to be gained than I give it credit but it also might be almost placebo (Also a set of qualifying times made me question all I thought to know about car design in general). But a lot of those still hiring multiple CDs are probably more after that little bonus that Strength gives in Research anyway.
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 107 days ago)
1) Tips to choose your drivers

1.1- Conditions to accomplish, in order to have a competitive driver
The driver SHOULD BE Talent 20*
Driver's weight: 51 kgs if it's a male driver / 46 kgs if it's a female driver

1.2- Training (Optimal way): 
I) You MUST train the Physics aspects until "Stamina" is up to 20 and "Weight" goes down to 46 kgs (F) or 51 kgs (M)
II) Once the Physics are maxed out, the next aspect to improve is the Driving abilities part up to 20 (which's max out).
III) To end, the next aspects to train are Mental abilities.

A note about Headquarters:
Your young drivers come from the Young Drivers Academy (or YDA).
To have more chances to obtain talent 20 drivers your YDA SHOULD be minimum, level 13 (for higher chances).
Also, an advantage of the young drivers is their salary (per race), which is significantly lower than a veteran driver. 

A 2019 tip by Connor Cooper, a fellow moderator of iGP Manager:
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 140 days ago)
2) How to train your drivers (in an optimal way)



NOTE I: You, as a manager, you may decide to train your drivers in a different way, but you may take a big risk that once is all aspects maxed out, you cannot training your driver any further. In conclusion, the recommended way is the one explained in the image.  
NOTE II: O.W. stands for "Optimal Weight" and also, it's the minimum weight on each gender.
NOTE III: Time gap of 2 drivers (with different talents), by Peter Man (using as a reference a 60-lap race).]
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 139 days ago)
3) Racecar R&D




NOTE I: As you can see on the image, there are two highlights (one green and one red) which they tell which is your CD's strength and weakness in the development of your racecars.
NOTE II: This graph shows a maxed out R&D on a racecar. 
NOTE III: Due to the major actualization on March 17th 2020, the cars caps were subject to a modification. For more info, please check this thread https://igpmanager.com/forum-thread/31016 (link here).
Now, I would like to add a great reply from Nayan Rajput, which says "Research one area at a time to maximize the research power and gain maximum points in that area". Also, there can be cases where researching two (or more) areas can be useful as well.
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 139 days ago)
4) Setup the car 


NOTICE: This aspect has been subjected to a modification on behalf of the major actualization released on March 17th 2020

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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 138 days ago)
5) Race live (main aspects)

5.1) RACE LIVE


5.2) PUSH LEVELS


5.3) PIT STOPS PLANNING


NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
It is NOT RECOMMENDED to put 50+ litres of fuel in the gas tank 
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 3 days ago)
6) Time spent on PIT LANE (or PIT ROAD) on each circuit

It's up to you to make the tyres strategies... I'll just facilitate the pit stop times per circuit...

▶️As soon as I have the new pit times*, I'll post it back up... 
*The pit-stop times have been modified by the actualization of July 27th, 2020. More info here: https://igpmanager.com/forum-thread/38032
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
140 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 139 days ago)
7) Tyre compounds

7.1) DRY TYRES


7.2) WET TYRES 

Actualization on tyre wear (IN 3 Tyre Updates). Explained on these 3 posts, created by Jack Basford.
Tyre update #1: https://igpmanager.com/forum-thread/16087
Tyre update #2: https://igpmanager.com/forum-thread/16267
Tyre update #3: https://igpmanager.com/forum-thread/16748
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
139 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 77 days ago)
8) Rain on the race

What shall you do when one of these events may take place during a race.
 
Important notice: 
The optimal moment to switch tyres is when they can't get their operative window temperature. 
(To simplify it, I'll give the examples about the right moment to switch your current tyres to the optimal ones).
TIP: The DRS is disabled from 1.1mm of water on the racetrack (dry-to-wet case). It can be proved tough to make the (pit) call at the right moment.
 
8.1 Dry-to-wet cases 
Cross-over 1: When it starts raining, the slick tyres may suffer a drop in their tyre temperatures. You SHOULD plan to make a switch to the INTERMEDIATE, but you can do it in the lap (or the next one) when starts to rain OR you can stretch or finish the stint with the used slicks.
Cross-over 2: (Water on-track 3 ~ 3.2mm), you should check the lap times or the tyre temps. If the INTERMEDIATE start to cool down* (not on ALL circuits) or doing slower lap times, then switch to FULL WET.

8.2 Wet-to-dry cases 
C1 (Wet-to-dry): When stops raining (ex: with 4mm on track and using FULL WET), the standing water on-track will drop to 3.x mm, it might be the best option is to pit ASAP (after rain has stopped pouring) for a set of INTERMEDIATE tyres.

C2 (Wet-to-dry): When you search the moment to switch to slicks, the better way is ALWAYS to see what rivals do (and taking as a reference to watch the cars on slicks how fast they go and then, take the decision)
NOTE (C2) = DRS will become enabled when the water on-track drops from 1.0mm...
 
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
139 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 139 days ago)
9) Finances

Current team's budget


Sponsorship contracts

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medal 6407 MODERATOR
139 days ago (Last edited by Gerard VC II 139 days ago)
In this last part, I'd like to give thanks to all the people who have given me their feedback, like my fellow managers Connor Cooper, Gustavo Heiden, Frank Thomas, Peter Man and other managers who taught me several things like Jonathan Pourceau, Hyoga de Glace, Yann Tanguy and last but NOT least important, Stephan Maitimo and Ali El-morssy, the two last managers taught me how to be competitive and I'm thankful with every one of them. For further doubts, you can always contact me (Gerard VC II or Gerard VC III)

Thank you to all of you guys, 
Gerard VC 
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medal 6762
138 days ago
Good guide as always =)
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medal 6339
113 days ago (Last edited by Lai Yong Liang 89 days ago)
Gerard
In this last part, I'd like to give thanks to all the people who have given me their feedback, like my fellow managers Connor Cooper, Gustavo Heiden, Frank Thomas, Peter Man and other managers who taught me several things like Jonathan Pourceau, Hyoga de Glace, Yann Tanguy and last but NOT least important, Stephan Maitimo and Ali El-morssy, the two last managers taught me how to be competitive and I'm thankful with every one of them. For further doubts, you can always contact me (Gerard VC II or Gerard VC III)

Thank you to all of you guys, 
Gerard VC 


Actually do the amount of CDs really effect the pace in the race?? One thing that I can confirm is, hiring more CDs will make you to be more advantage in the car development at the beginning of the season. But some managers (maxed Design & Tech HQs) although just hired 1 CD only, the pace still a lot better than those managers (also maxed Design & Tech HQs and know using KERS to activate DRS in every laps) whose hiring 3 to 4 CDs.

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medal 5832 MODERATOR
113 days ago
Depends. You don't really need multiple CDs anymore as there's no (reachable) cap limiting how high the new car design of one attribute can go. So one CD with good Strength/Weakness is usually absolutely enough as you get the same amount of points. With multiple CDs you can try to tailor your car towards the first track(s). That might gain, but also loose, you a little bit in lap time depending how well you're on target, but I haven't put in the time to dig deep enough to really figure those out for good, so there might be more to be gained than I give it credit but it also might be almost placebo (Also a set of qualifying times made me question all I thought to know about car design in general). But a lot of those still hiring multiple CDs are probably more after that little bonus that Strength gives in Research anyway.
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medal 6762
110 days ago

Frank
Depends. You don't really need multiple CDs anymore as there's no (reachable) cap limiting how high the new car design of one attribute can go. So one CD with good Strength/Weakness is usually absolutely enough as you get the same amount of points. With multiple CDs you can try to tailor your car towards the first track(s). That might gain, but also loose, you a little bit in lap time depending how well you're on target, but I haven't put in the time to dig deep enough to really figure those out for good, so there might be more to be gained than I give it credit but it also might be almost placebo (Also a set of qualifying times made me question all I thought to know about car design in general). But a lot of those still hiring multiple CDs are probably more after that little bonus that Strength gives in Research anyway.



I didn't realise also you can change the Strength & Weakness of your CD now. Costs coin obviously but nice to know =)
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medal 6415
105 days ago

Gerard
6) Time spent on PIT LANE (or PIT ROAD) on each circuit

It's up to you to make the tyres strategies... I'll just facilitate the pit stop times per circuit...




Hey, 

I think all thies tips are great. I just have a question to the Pit lane duartion times. Are these for 1x speed or a other speed? And did you take the difference between passin the pitlane in the pitlane and passing the pitlane on trac, so that you have the actual time loss?
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medal 6407 MODERATOR
105 days ago

Casju21

Gerard
6) Time spent on PIT LANE (or PIT ROAD) on each circuit

It's up to you to make the tyres strategies... I'll just facilitate the pit stop times per circuit...




Hey, 

I think all thies tips are great. I just have a question to the Pit lane duartion times. Are these for 1x speed or a other speed? And did you take the difference between passin the pitlane in the pitlane and passing the pitlane on trac, so that you have the actual time loss?

These pit times are on all race speeds (1x / 1.5x / 2x)

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medal 6397
100 days ago

Phillip

Frank
Depends. You don't really need multiple CDs anymore as there's no (reachable) cap limiting how high the new car design of one attribute can go. So one CD with good Strength/Weakness is usually absolutely enough as you get the same amount of points. With multiple CDs you can try to tailor your car towards the first track(s). That might gain, but also loose, you a little bit in lap time depending how well you're on target, but I haven't put in the time to dig deep enough to really figure those out for good, so there might be more to be gained than I give it credit but it also might be almost placebo (Also a set of qualifying times made me question all I thought to know about car design in general). But a lot of those still hiring multiple CDs are probably more after that little bonus that Strength gives in Research anyway.



I didn't realise also you can change the Strength & Weakness of your CD now. Costs coin obviously but nice to know =)



I've seen this but how? 
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medal 6250 SUPER MOD
100 days ago
When you view a driver or member of staff, at the the top left hand corner of the screen there are three dots. Click on these and a dropdown will give you two options, one to Shortlist the other to Edit.

If you click on Edit you get to change the name and nationality of all drivers and staff but most importantly for CDs you can modify the strength and weakness. It's not cheap, selecting one of the best strength/weakness combinations will cost you 100 tokens... or to put it another way, about half of what you will spend if you end up in a bidding war on the market!
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medal 5398
95 days ago
Hi
Abu Dhabi awaits me, temperature 38 ° C, it looks like a clear choice Hard, but hard in tests look 1-1.3 s worse than Soft.
What would you choose, is Hard the right choice?
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