Drivatars pulling away, post Dec. update

I hadn’t read about the content update till this morning but last night after I downloaded some of the new DLC cars I was in a race or two where I left 22 cars a half mile behind but one drivatar was on my tail till the end of the race. Is anyone else still experiencing this issue with drivatars pulling away after the December update?

Evidently so.

Only did a few races in free play thus far, and the best laps of the fastest drivatars were definitely slower. That could just be coincidence however.

Now that I’ve played more, generally it is better. It can still happen but its usually not as bad.