4.5 Seriously good. Don't be put off by neg reviews! SuicideSteve | 19/11/2010 | See all SuicideSteve's reviews (2) DriverJon. You do need to understand the dynamics of traction, and weight transfer...ie. the effect on a cars handling in all conditions. I think the 'simulated' handling of the cars in the 'game' is good. The issue you describe sounds like you have not fully explored the settings within the Car Setup-Balance section and are possibly racing on an easier setting than your ability deserves? Remember this game has been endorsed by several F1 drivers and they have admitted to using it as a training aid for new circuits!! I think that speaks volumes.As for the 'PitStop' release issue, you need to hold the brake until he lets you go. If you try to go too soon he will hold you longer ;)I've raced karts, bikes and rallycars in my time I find the game very good indeed. Not perfect, but until GT5 arrives this is my top ps3 driving game by far!