First time commenter, but I have an idea. What if there were 3 different things that managers could set up (this was stated before in this post.) wings, ride height, and gears. The drivers also provide feedback, not in that exactly needs to be changed but kind of as follows
"I need more speed at the end of the straight" Could be lowering wings or changing gears
"I need more acceleration on corner exit" Could be gears
"I am understeering too much in the slow turns" Could be ride height or wings
"I am bottoming out through the turns" could be ride height (suspension)
"I am oversteering through the medium to fast turns" Could be ride height or wings
Slow speed corners would be ride height (suspension if you want a 4th changeable thing)
Forcing managers to find the correct balance through each of these possible variations, forcing them to rely on imperfect data, and widening the range of perfect setups seems like a decent change to make it harder for managers.
Just brought back some great memories :)
"The car lacks front end grip"
"I'm not reaching top speed at the end of the straights"
"The engine is running on high revs for too long"
"The car feels unpredictable in the corners"
"I'm not comfortable with the brakes"