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Alex Sorbello
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Another 2 new good tracks for the game of formula DE. These tracks are best played in multiple laps. The reason is that these are fast tracks wich tend to give a advantage to the pole position players.

Magny-cours is one of the best tracks available (close second after Spa-Francorchamps) because both tracks have good variation in speed, meaning that you'll have to switch gears around to make it through the turns in one piece.
The only downside to this track would be the #1 turn wich seem to benefit the first part of the pack. nothing that you can't overcome but it can be a extra haul for those trailing. The reason lies in the fact that the leaders seem to be able to keep shifting upwards and take the turn without any risks, while the ones trailing from about 3th position on and really bad from about 5th position on, will have to reamin in third gear for a turn or even worse will have to shift down again. this in itself is not bad other than the next turn is really fast with a long strait following that. This is causing the Pack to part in 2 main packs for most of the game in a 1 lap race. with multiple laps it's not as much of an issue as you have some time to catch up.
Monza is really fast, the fastest one of the series and one of my favorites because risks have to be made by mostly the leader. The reason for this is the fact that when trailing you can take a chance in burning your tires to go to a turn to be in a ideal position to make the next and catch up or just blast by the leader. As such this track seems to have the most crashes. There are 3 S-curves (chicanes) and each one has this problem in either to shift back or remain in the right gear or to take a chance and more up so you'll be in a better position coming out of the turn...
This is big issue in the last lap as you almost need to try to take the most of your tires so you wouldn't fall behind to much. This track as a result is more random and depends more on the outcome of the dice rolls... Wich is a good thing for some and a bad thing for others. You can decide wich categorie you fall in!

 
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