I think most of us agree with your remarks, jgf. Force Feedback or not, the cars don't give feedback in our body, not to say in our ass.
Sometimes, simple observation of 1967 GP races advocate for real F1 cars delivering more grip in short and middle radius curves.
Looking at the movie Nine Days in Summer , we can see the cars movements at Zandvoort, or at the German GP, or looking at the other color movie at the Bugatti , or like at the BW Italian GP TV report, it is not dishonest to conclude :
- Their cars didn't handle like skaters. By countersteering and a few correctives actions with the steering wheel, drivers had room to keep the car in the right direction . Not always possible in GPL.
In particular, looking at the drivers arms movement when they go out the South Kurve at the Nurburgring, or when they go out Hunzenrug left hander at Zandy helps a lot to understand their car handling.Sure, the cars under full acceleration needed correctives actions.The rear trains didn't accept the power easily.( I remember Rindt with the Cooper T 86, constantly moving arms at the South Kurve).But at the same time, unlike in GPL, he wasn't on eggs when entering the corner or going to the apex , with the weight charge transfered to the front train. .
The Historical carset has followed this path, and even "if " someone like Jacky Ickx or Stewart, Hobbs, Rees, Attwood, still alive and who raced those cars say one day that there is too much grip, there is a very good chance it is still more realistic than the original carset.
Even with the smoother and easier setups at our disposal in GPL, entering and going out short and middle radius corners at a lower speed than they did in RL and after long practice, is still a challenge !
Edited by M Needforspeed, Jun 20 2017 - 01:15 PM.