Some possibly helpful advice about learning Grand Prix Legends
1. Start collecting and installing tracks! There are 600-plus tracks. So start finding tracks you like to drive. Do not wait. Do not set some artificial proficiency challenge that keeps you from enjoying as many tracks as possible as soon as possible. They are all works of art.
2. Practice is more important than learning. Mistakes are more valuable than good advice or theory. The penalty for failure is Shift-R, so go for it. The sooner the better. You do not find the racer's edge or the car's potential, (max lateral load), by driving slow. Ai pretty much follow the racing line...follow them while searching for tracks you like to drive.
3. Driving any sim without display calibration is like playing a guitar that is out of tune. Default car setups were not created in sync with any other display other than the one on which they were created. And there is no assurance that display was calibrated.
It is rare coincidence if any third-party setup is appropriate to the driver and the rig. Otherwise, using an imported setup requires its adaptation to both, which is the same as "making your own setups."
4. Setup theory is all about adjusting for understeer and oversteer until the driver finds the car responding to inputs as intended and expected. The front and rear anti-roll bars alone compensate for either so are the only tweaking necessary once at the track. To adjust for a given setup, incrementally raise one and reduce the other.
Too much oversteer - increase front and reduce rear. Too much understeer - increase rear and reduce front.
Think the big secret of setups is that's all there is to it.
5. Okay,, anti-roll bars are not all there is to know about setups. One more important clue is that some setup variables control the rate of change and others control the extent. Shocks and diff control the speed of suspension changes. Springs, bars, toe, bump stops, ride height, and camber control extent.
Edited by John Woods, Jun 15 2017 - 11:19 AM.