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I originally had F1 2010 but was looking to get some more improved features but seeing as I have a relatively slow laptop I wanted to be able to run the game. I was told I would be able to play F1 2012 but I though I would play it safe and get F1 2011 instead.
What I noticed after a very short time playing this game was that the grip and traction physics were much improved over F1 2010 and you can hear the bark of the tyres as you push them when they are worn out and the game really does require you to concentrate and take it easy with the throttle through turns and on the exits of corners.
The winning features for me was the inclusion of KERS and DRS. Having KERS allows you to be able to defend against the AI and having use of the DRS wing in qualifying and Practice can help you gain precious time in the fight again AI.
One of the negatives of the game and if what I have been reading about the other games is correct then this doesn't seem to have been solved by the newer games yet is that the AI settings are a bit hard to get them at a suitable level as you can often find that you win constantly on one difficulty and the next level up you will not have a fighting chance. One thing I also noticed is that when you have traction control turned off, it doesn't seem as though the AI changes at all so when you have to feather the throttle the AI can just jam it on. This however can be remedied by modding the game which is easy enough (I use Realistic Damage, True AI Mod & Real Cockpit mod).
Overall though, this game as with others in the F1 series feel much more realistic than other so called "sims" like Simraceway as well as being more beautiful to look at.