F1 2020 vs Real F1: A Youtube channel has compared the speeds between the cars in the F1 2020 game and real F1 cars, and it makes for an interesting reading.
The Codemasters’ flagship F1 2020 game has taken both the Formula 1 and gaming world by storm. The game has tried to keep things as realistic as possibly, especially the race play. And it has borne fruit, with the game receiving both critical and popular acclaim.
The game developers have also released patch notes to enhance the game experience, as well as fix the nagging bugs. One of the patches added the black Mercedes livery, which is being used by the German outfit to display their support for diversity in motor sports. But the game is yet to includes other symbolic gestures like the F1’s End Racing motto for this season. And for reasons understandable, the F1 2020 game has not incorporated the ‘taking a knee’ practice led by Lewis Hamilton before races.
Which car is faster: F1 2020 game or Real F1?
TRL Limitless, a popular Youtube channel, has done a racing hot lap sim with the Mercedes and compared it to the pole-winning qualifying lap by Hamilton in the British GP earlier this month. The channel has used a completely default set-up for the lap, as a modified setup would have given it ‘unfair advantage’ in the comparison.
As you can observe from the video above, the real Lewis Hamilton-driven Merc is on the left; the F1 2020 on the right. It is also observed that both the game and the real Mercs have almost similar amount of steering input. The major differences are in the speeds in the straights and the corners at Silverstone.
The F1 2020 car is much quicker in straight line top-end speed, and consistently so. The ‘consistency’ is something Codemasters could look into, and try to balance the game speed with the real cars.
As for the corners, that is where the reigning champion Lewis Hamilton triumphs. He is seen applying more steering lock crossing through the chicanes, and carry more speed. On one specific corner, he is almost 20 kms/hr more faster than the game version! On that corner, he goes through the apex well, and with plenty of extra rotation on his wheels.
But, ultimately, it is the F1 2020 Mercedes which takes the ‘pole position’, almost 5/100th of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton. The F1 2020 lap timing stands at 1:24.303 minutes, compared to Hamilton’s lap time of 1:24.258 minutes.