Aquaplaning There was discussion last year, even notes in one of the old build ReadMes IIRC, saying that aquaplaning was not yet implemented. 1. Is aquaplaning actually possible with the current technology? 2. If 'yes' to 1, are there any plans to implement aquaplaning? 3. If 'yes' to 2, is it currently in the development pipeline? 4. If 'yes' to 3, is it a reasonably high priority? 5. If 'yes' to 4, are the standing water areas pre-determined or are they formed from the track height/elevation variations? i.e., water will collect in a dip because it is sunken. Or are the standing water areas purely random? i.e., you can get puddles on the top edge of banked corners. (I should have just created a flowchart ) Track Temperature Effect on Tyre Temperature Further, wet tarmac plays another major role in wet weather racing, and that is allowing the driver to cool his tyres. This is usually the situation when you have wet weather tyres (whether it be full or intermediate tyres) on a drying surface. To avoid tyres overheating, which wet weather tyres on a drying/dry track are highly susceptible to given their soft compound structure ultimately causing excessive wear, drivers will 'search' for wet patches to cool the tyres down. You'll see them veer off-line, mostly on straights, to drive through wet patches to provide some relief to the overheating tyres. 6. Is this 'cooling of tyres' feature possible with the current technology? 7. If 'yes' to 6, does the road temperature currently interact with the tyre? i.e., will a hot/cold track impart it's temperature onto the tyre therefore affecting its performance? Track Temperature Effects Combining the two above points with regards to a wet but drying track, I would assume for the 'cooling of tyres' to work would require each part of the track to have its own temperature (and further, standing water/puddles have an effect on the track temperature it currently sits on). 8. Do different track surfaces (tarmac, concrete etc.) have variables that allow for the surface to have different temperature effects? i.e., tarmac will heat up quicker and reach a higher temperature than concrete given the same conditions.