This game is nothing like Grid Autosport. I can promise you that unless you're an alien, traction control will not be a hindrance. I have all the F1 games since 2010, and in those games I can set the same lap times with TC on or off. But in this game I'm 1.5 seconds slower with TC off. When using a wheel it's a challenge and requires a lot of concentration to even complete a lap. Tire wear is also near unmanageable with TC off.