F1 2011

F1 2011 Achievements

Drivers' World Champion (Hard)

Win the Drivers' World Championship in Career on Hard or Expert Difficulty

Unless you're a real life F1 driver, I suggest you stick with hard rather than expert. Here is what the hard difficulty entails:

  • Pro AI.
  • Traction Control on Medium.
  • ABS on.
  • Full Simulation Settings (Tyre wear, fuel etc).
  • No Dynamic Racing Line.
  • Manual Gearbox.
  • Full Damage.
  • Two Flashbacks.

The pro AI are no slouches, so you're going to need to be at one of the best teams, such as Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren. Therefore, you won't be able to attempt this until at least your second season in Career.

The biggest obstacle for most will be traction control, followed by manual gearing. With traction control on medium, you have a little bit of lee-way with your throttle application, but it is still easy to spin. Basically when taking corners, you want to go around them at a constant speed (relative to the corner). When exiting, if you apply too much throttle your rear tyres will spin, losing traction. This usually ends badly. It takes a lot of practice to get used to driving without full traction control. On full you're basically super glued to the track. Going to medium, it's akin to driving on an ice rink.

Sudden throttle application leads to wheel spin, which leads to loss of traction. Keep this in mind when racing.

Again, when it comes to manual gears, it is all about practice. Some corners you'll be going down to 1st gear or 2nd gear, you need to test it yourself, so take advantage of the practice sessions. Shifting up is quite simple, listen to the engine and watch the rev limiter, when it's in the red or the engine starts "screaming" at you, it's time to shift.

In the races, be smart. Do not use all of your KERS on the very first straight, you may need to defend against AI later in the lap and KERS is a very effective means of defence. Stay out of trouble, be consistent and hopefully you'll come away with some solid points. You do not need to win every race!

If you want to be a little bit sneaky, it is possible to cause other cars to retire, by making them run into the back of you. For some reason, the back of your car is extremely strong. If you find yourself in front of someone, brake a little harder than usual. If they run up the back of you, they will likely retire. This is an easy way of knocking your rivals out, if they're getting too close to you in the Championship. It's not really in the spirit of the sport, but in terms of getting the achievement the easiest way possible, it is fair game.

Finish on top of the Drivers World Championship table with the difficulty set to hard to unlock this achievement.

Note: Easier method:

When you are starting your career, set the difficulty to hard before each race. Once you're on the grid, enter the pause menu and change the assists to whatever you are comfortable with. For example, you can change manual transmission to automatic, traction control to full etc. You will still be racing professional AI and there will be tyre wear + fuel to take into account. When you are about to cross the finish line, enter the pause menu and reset the assists back to what they were on hard. This tricks the game into thinking you have been playing on hard the whole time.

You can leave auto save on (ignore the fact that it autosaves when you change assists, it doesn't matter). However you may prefer to turn it off and save manually, as it is sometimes easy to forget to change the settings back to hard.

Make sure you don't save any setups while you have the settings changed. You can restart a race with the assists changed, just make sure you change them back to hard before ending the session.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by TeL2K7
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 02:48:33 PM

so glad its not just expert :-)

Comment #2 by xbox360besitzer
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 05:21:25 PM

hopefully there is still the glitch from f1 2010 :D

Comment #3 by Fredy29
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 05:28:51 PM

I've done it, was quite bad on Expert at first but not by the end :) What glitch??

Comment #4 by Virtual Michael
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:50:56 AM

The glitch is where you start the race weekend on expert, then when your on track in practice/qualifying/race change to the driver assists you want for example race line etc. then before the end of the race put the driver assists back to expert do that for all the races until you've won the championship. Achievement pops.

Comment #5 by Virtual Michael
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:53:06 AM

However many people can do it legit and it is not that hard just takes practice, took me a while like.

Comment #6 by XeroXray
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 09:41:05 AM

Much easier this year, I can get this achievement without using glitch. :D

Comment #7 by tomturner
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 03:26:06 PM

fairly easy if you know the tracks

Comment #8 by o H i T M a N z
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 01:46:36 AM

Fairly easy, i won expert title on F1 2010 in the Williams, its definetly doable, gltches dont need to be used.

Comment #9 by Virtual Michael
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 03:59:54 PM

I reckon the career mode will be harder this year as this can be done on hard and still get 100G compared to 60G last year, and you get 50G for constructors and world championship when last year they were 40G.

Comment #10 by sawyersakasr1
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 03:20:13 PM

@9 THey are worth more because there are only 38 achievements this year and I think that is less than last year. If I am wrong then you might just be right.

Comment #11 by xboxshadowfox
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 01:11:42 AM

Can anyone tell me if you can still have the difficulty on hard but have some driving aids on?

Comment #12 by stevebaker28
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:53:33 PM

@ #11: no because that would make it 'Custom Difficuly'

Comment #13 by Victorp
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 06:11:26 AM

When u change ur assists during a races it autosaves so the glitch wont
work this time

Comment #14 by GoodYear92
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 12:44:38 PM

You can turn autosave off though, then save manually. Still hink they will have patched it for this years.

Comment #15 by Cubejam
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 10:24:10 AM

Hmm this will be difficult for me considering I can't play without tcs

Comment #16 by AL15TA1R W97
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 12:45:13 PM

To confirm there is no patch. The 2010 cheat still works.

Comment #17 by xusso
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 02:40:21 PM

I've unlocked this one today, and I can also confirm that the method works!
Thanks guys!!

Comment #18 by DrinkwaterUK
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 05:40:23 AM

I have found if you take the time to practice enough then driving without TCS, ABS and using manual gears actually makes you a faster driver. For the purposes of the achievement however I might consider the "bug" if I am still battling it in a months time!

Comment #19 by gutted i just
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:25:38 AM

do you have to do every race on hard difficulty or just the final one or the one where you have won by having a high enoght score, cheers

Comment #20 by Fifa08Meister
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 11:53:27 AM

Should be fun :)

Comment #21 by King7
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 05:36:28 PM

The glitch is where you start the race weekend on expert, then when your on track in practice/qualifying/race change to the driver assists you want for example race line etc. then before the end of the race put the driver assists back to expert do that for all the races until you've won the championship. Achievement pops.

does this method also work if you do it on hard?

Comment #22 by King7
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 08:19:48 PM

I am playing the season on hard en using the glitch, but I finished the qualifying and left the game so i can do the race tomorrow, but it saved it but forgot to set the settings back to hard, does this effect the achievement?

Comment #23 by roanferreira
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 02:39:05 PM

not got this yet, I do not quite understand this failure, it can clarify?

Comment #24 by miky101
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 10:06:04 PM

i need help i do it without autosaving go to race win bu when i go to next race put it on hard then save what am i doing wrong please help me !

Comment #25 by Jamieeeee
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 03:50:56 PM

Hated tc off but got use to it by China. Pretty easy achievement to get once you get use to the tc.

Comment #26 by EsKiBoY xX
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 03:40:17 AM

Can i start a flying lap, change the assists, and then not change them again until i finish the race? Or do i have to change them before the end of my flying lap n then again just after i start the race?

Comment #27 by FILLYAESKINOW
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 04:06:41 AM

Put it on hard, set the laps to 3 and try and qualify up the front the best you can. i have won races from 9th on grid. The trick is to take massive dives into first corner and stay in front for 3 laps. Thats how i did it and had the championship won by Singapore. Now to finish to get the constructors achievement and points at every round achievement.

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US September 20, 2011
Europe September 23, 2011

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