This is a situation you would not predict. After 5 seasons grinding for upgrade points I am just 2 ultimate upgrades away from fully upgraded. 2 races to go and the signing bonus I can safely say start of season 6 car will be DONE. Now the problem is we are so far ahead of the others there are only 3 'challenges' left to do. 1) Forget Alonso and tune AI so I can race against everyone else 2) Forget the rest and tune AI so team mate and me are equal. 3) Switch teams and get slaughtered... Last 2 races, COTA and Mexico I came 2nd, .5 seconds ahead of the pack and 30 seconds behind Alonso. He is now a beast. I pitted 3 cars ahead of him and one later after he pitted I was already 13 seconds behind. I was holding him up for sure. Constructors cup is ours already. I am 14 points ahead and 2 race left. He will win them both barring a crash (very rare) leaving us equal. Problem being next season he is over a second ahead in every circuit (I DID beat him Monza and Spa by full loading fuel and spamming rich mix for max speeds during race). I raised the AI mid series as they were 30 seconds behind me with the upgraded car. Forgot that Alonso is also AI and off he shot with amazing poles in every race. So that's option 2 left with basically only the 2 of us in a 2 car world series. It was pretty exciting stuff TBH having an opponent with an equal car in every way in some of the races. I can't imagine doing that for 5 more seasons though, although I presume the pack would be catching up with us by the end. 3) Switch to Ferrari and lower the AI so the McLaren wouldn't slaughter us every race. BUT that would mean it would still be me and Alonso as slowing him down slows everyone else too. I could switch and see if I can catch Mclaren up in the final 5 seasons. That's a kind of challenge I guess if I don't mind having ZERO chances of winning one race in a Ferrari for 2 or 3 seasons? They are way behind in upgrades. All that would give though as a 5 season challenge after all that time would be to just get even. Sucks having an OP car I am telling you! Alonso is a dirty AI git too....wrecked me several times does not even KNOW I'm a team mate. Soo.... this post is really a warning for people playing the long game.....don't upgrade faster than the other teams if you still want a challenge! Bank your points and just make sure you are always the same level as whoever you want to compete with. For reference I always upgraded every QC and efficiency first then all the upgrades themselves. Never had a single part fail in any race that way. Maybe failed parts is the better way! Wont be getting it but wonder if 2018 will have the same problem?