Instructions

Race Analysis

Lap By Lap Analysis

Starting Grid

Lap Chart – Lap Times View

Lap Chart/Race Chart Indicators

Lap Chart - Distance View

Commentary

Race Chart

Graphs

Stint Analysis/Driver Summary

Race Stats

 

Champ Calc – Championship Calculator

Championship Table

Driver Analysis

Results

Results Simulation

Position Analysis

Championship Analysis

 

Race Analysis

Please use the following menu options/links at the top of the screen and on-screen controls to navigate the Race Analysis web pages:

  • Lap By Lap Analysis
  • Race Chart
  • Graphs
  • Stint Analysis
  • Race Stats
  • Commentary

Lap By Lap Analysis

Starting Grid

If Grid Position data exists for this race, then the Starting Grid will be the first screen displayed, and this can also be redisplayed by selecting lap zero.

“Pole Position” will start on the right or the left depending on the circuit and the number of vehicles occupying each row will also depend on the circuit used.

If the driver/team’s photo is available, then a miniature version of this will be displayed over their grid slot instead of the default “top-down” car symbol, along with Qualifying time and the gap between their time and the Pole Position Time.

Lap Chart

Coloured arrows indicate gains or losses of position and the number of those positions, as well as a “Stint” number (More suited to Endurance Racing).

Clicking on the driver/team name will take you to the “Stint Analysis” screen for that driver/team. Coloured bars indicate, Fastest Driver on that lap (Green), Fastest lap of the race (Yellow), Fastest Individual Lap at that time (Cyan) and “Long” Laps for whatever reason i.e. Pit Stop, Accident etc (Red).

Clicking “Play” will automatically advance the lap number forwards every few seconds as far as the end of the race with “Stop” used to “Pause” playback. You can of course go directly to the lap you want by using the “Prev” and “Next” buttons, or by selecting the lap number from the drop-down box. Selecting Lap Number zero will redisplay the starting grid (Only if Grid Positions exist).

The Dropdown box on the right can be used to switch between this view (Lap Times) and the Distance view of the Lap Chart. (See below).

Also, if this is a Multi-Class race, then you can use another dropdown box to filter which class you want to display for, or all classes.

Indicators

Indicators can be shown here (and also on the Race Chart) in addition to the standard “Pit” indicator  to help explain what happened on that lap. For example, Spin, Fuel Change, Driver Change, Accident, Black Flag etc

To accompany this event, you can add up to 2 media links, whether for photos or video (indicated by “Camera” icons ). This allows you to link your photo/video galleries with specific events and help create a diary that can help piece together what actually happened during the race, and is especially good for those who were never actually there!

 Accident

  Black Flag For Damage Shown

  Black Flag Shown

  Drive Through Penalty

  Mechanical Problem/Failure

  Off-Track Excursion

  Pit Stop

  Pit For Accident Damage

  Pit For Driver Change

  Pit For Mechanical Problem

  Pit For Puncture

  Puncture

  Retired

  Safety Car

  Stop/Go Penalty

  Spin

  Knocked Off Track

  Knocked Into Spin

 Pit For Fuel

  Fuel & Driver Change

  Missed Gear Change

Distance View

This view of the lap chart, selected from the drop-down box on the right, provides a visual representation of the distance between cars on each lap.

Customisable car images can be included here. For example a Caterham, Ginetta, F1 car, Bike or Truck depending on race types !

Commentary

You can even turn on the virtual “Commentary” for this race. This usually concentrates on the top 10 runners on each lap and provides worded summaries of the following information (amongst others):

  • Fastest Starter
  • Largest position gainer
  • Fastest Lap Setter
  • Top 10 drop-outs/pitters (and reason, if available)
  • Growing/Shrinking gaps between Leader & rest of field
  • Small Time Gaps covering a group of drivers

You can also add drivers/teams to a “watched” list, which will guarantee these entrants are reported at least at the start, middle and end of the race.

Race Chart

The interactive race chart provides graphical evidence of how the race unfolded.

Simply hover the mouse over the graph and the positions and driver/team information will be displayed. This allows you to easily focus on battles, changing gaps and position changes throughout the course of the race. The graph can be scrolled if too large, especially in the case of endurance events.

Indicators displayed on the graph show the more “interesting” areas of the race where the action was occurring!

Clicking on the graph over the indicators or at a selected lap position takes you back to the lap chart for that lap.

At the time of writing, these features are only 100% compatible with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser although this is being addressed!

Graphs

You can select two drivers/teams to compare in a variety of ways. Bar graphs will be drawn to represent this data. Find out how you compared to the winner of the race – Were you on their pace?

First, select two different drivers/teams and click the “Run Race Analysis” button.

Once this is complete, select the type of graph you would like displayed from the following options:

  • Lap Times
  • Lap Speed
  • Gap To Leader
  • Average Lap Time
  • Average Lap Speed
  • Race Position
  • Long Laps

Also, you need to select the lap interval, whether to display for every lap, or every 2 laps for example, and then click the “Draw Graph” button.

Stint Analysis

Stint Analysis/Driver Summary

The stint analysis is more suited to endurance racing where it is useful to know where pit stops were made and how your team of drivers compared between their stints.

If a Pit-type Indicator is encountered in the race data, then this is considered a stint change. Alternatively, if no pit-type indicators are present, then defining a stint is not an exact science and is determined by a “long lap” that assumes a scheduled stop was being made! Otherwise it’ll simply show up mistakes that were made or incidents that occurred!

If available, a Driver/team photo may also be displayed along with an optional web site link.

A copy of the driver/team’s entry in the consistency table (displayed in full in “Race Stats”) will be displayed and if appropriate, supplementary information for the current season detailing, the driver/team’s best finish,  number of wins, number of Pole Positions and number of fastest laps.

Race Stats

This option simply summarises the race data providing the following information:

  • Most Laps Driven and distance in metres/miles.
  • The 3 best gains of position throughout the course of the race.
  • The 3 worst losses of position throughout the course of the race.
  • Fastest Driver’s Best Lap
  • Slowest Driver’s Best Lap
  • Fastest Driver’s Average Lap time
  • Slowest Driver’s Average Lap time
  • The overall race average lap time

Next, a table of all the leaders during the race and the number of laps and percentage of the race they led for.

Finally, a consistency table is displayed.

This table details the driver/team’s actual race finishing position, best lap, slowest lap, average lap and then their 5 most consistent successive laps during the race and that lap-range. These 5 laps then help determine their order in the table. The fastest driver is not always the most consistent and the slower/less experienced drivers may find themselves gaining more confidence from appearing further up the tables due to the fact that they are at least improving their consistency!

Champ Calc

Please use the following menu options/links at the top of the screen and on-screen controls to navigate the Champ Calc web pages:

  • Championship Table
  • Results Simulation
  • Position Analysis
  • Championship Analysis

Championship Table

The championship table shows the Entrant name, scoring for each round of the championship, and “chequered flag” indicators showing if a score is omitted from the top x scores counting towards the total. A theoretical maximum amount of points is calculated per entrant and an indicator (red “x” ) displayed if they can mathematically no longer win the championship.

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Champ_Table_Positions

Clicking on the Entrant Name will take you to the Driver Analysis screen.

Clicking on the track name tab at the top takes you to the results for that round.

If Race Analysis is available for a round, the link-tab will be displayed next to the track name tab and clicking on this tab will take you to the Race Analysis page for that round.

You can see different effects on the table by changing the number of “Best Scores To Include” and also by simulating results and/or extra points (See Later) and switching on/off “Simulated Scores” by selecting relevant options from the dropdown lists. Simulated rounds will be indicated by a symbol next to the track tab in the table headings.

Clicking on “Next Race Details” provides (if available) a link to the web site of the circuit and also a weather link.

Clicking the Championship Summary Menu Option will display the Summary table as follows :

Champ_Summary

At the bottom of the table is a table of race entry total numbers. Useful for competition organisers and planning.

Driver Analysis

This screen shows a summary for the driver, and if available, photograph and website link.

As well as Average score and finish position being displayed, usefully, the next result required to actually improve on the top x total score and the number of points that the total will increase by is also displayed when appropriate.

Where appropriate, there is also a table of podium results that the driver/team has scored and a total number of Fastest Laps and Pole Positions earned over the season.

Driver Analysis continued

The second part of this screen shows a summary of the driver/team’s results.

Dropped rounds are indicated by a “Chequered Flag” symbol (as per the Championship Table) next to the result and simulated scores are also indicated .

Clicking on the track name will take you to the results for that round.

If Race Analysis exists for this championship, then a link to the Race Analysis for that round will be available in the last column of this table.

The points Analysis table simply shows you how far the selected driver/team is in front or behind other entrants in the championship.

Results

This screen simply displays the scores for each round and assembles them in order.

The following links will be provided here, if appropriate:

  • Race Analysis for this round
  • Track Website
  • Track Weather
  • Race History

Clicking on the Race History link will display the following details of the previous event held at this venue, whether today, yesterday, earlier this season or last season:

  • Race Season/Date
  • Pole Position
  • 1st Position/Time
  • 2nd Position/Gap
  • 3rd Position/Gap
  • Fastest Lap
  • Race Analysis Link for that race

Results Simulation

It is possible to simulate results for a race or simulate extra points added to the overall championship total (for example extra points earned for Marshalling).

To get a realistic simulation of scores for a race, the easiest way is to assign an average score for each driver and then overwrite this by selecting individual driver’s scores afterwards and adding to the selection list.

Select the Round from the dropdown and click the “Select” button to confirm.

Click the “Apply Average Scores To All” button and the “Selections Made” list will be populated with all drivers and their average scores.

To then overwrite a driver’s average score, select the driver from the dropdown and then select the number of points you want to simulate and click the “Add To Selections ->” button. This will then overwrite the entry that is already there in the “Selections Made” list.

Click the “Clear Selections” button to remove all simulated entries for this round.

Click “Recalculate Table” and the table will be recalculated and redisplayed with indicators showing that the round is simulated.

Position Analysis

This facility helps you find out whether someone can gain or lose a certain position at the next race.

Simply select the position and whether you want to find out who can Gain or lose that position by using the dropdowns and click the “Select” button.

A Table of drivers who can mathematically gain or lose that position is then displayed.

Select a driver from the list to see how they can achieve this result and follow on-screen instructions.

All combinations will be processed and you will be informed of progress. As there are likely to be many hundreds or possibly thousands of combinations, you are given the option to abort the process and view just the matching results found up to that point, or continue until all combinations have been processed completely.

Once processing has been completed or aborted, a message appears informing you whether the scenario you have chosen is possible or not.

If the scenario is possible i.e. “Driver X can Gain position 3 at the next round” then a worded summary of the results that driver has to achieve in relation to the other candidates will be displayed in the format:

“If Driver X Finishes 1st,  Driver Y must finish 3rd or lower, Driver Z must Finish 4th or lower” etc

You can then click on the provided link to view the matching results combinations which detail

The simulated resulting positions of all candidates, the simulated round results, simulated championship totals and simulated totals differences.

Championship Analysis

This facility is very similar to Position Analysis except helps you find out whether someone can win the championship at the next race or not.

A Table of drivers who can still win the championship is displayed.

Select a driver from the list to see how they can win the championship, if at all, and follow on-screen instructions.

All combinations will be processed and you will be informed of progress. As there are likely to be many hundreds or possibly thousands of combinations, you are given the option to abort the process and view just the matching results found up to that point, or continue until all combinations have been processed completely.

Once processing has been completed or aborted, a message appears informing you whether the championship can be won at the next round by that driver or not.

If the scenario is possible i.e. “Driver X can win the championship at the next round” then a worded summary of the results that driver has to achieve in relation to the other candidates will be displayed in the format:

“If Driver X Finishes 1st,  Driver Y must finish 3rd or lower, Driver Z must Finish 4th or lower” etc

You can then click on the provided link to view the matching results combinations which detail the simulated resulting positions of all candidates, the simulated round results, simulated championship totals and simulated totals differences.

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