Calculating next pit stop from Pit stop time (& number of seconds of fuel flow)

Calculating next pit stop from Pit stop time (& number of seconds of fuel flow)

Post by F1 » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:56:47


Hi guys...
Steve Matchett (sp?) on Speed has a way of calculating the lap of a
car's next pit stop from the number of seconds of fuel that went in.
Does anyone here know the number of laps that can be run on a second's
worth of fuel flow.

Thanks

 
 
 

Calculating next pit stop from Pit stop time (& number of seconds of fuel flow)

Post by Sven Reloade » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 23:19:30

Quote:

> Hi guys...
> Steve Matchett (sp?) on Speed has a way of calculating the lap of a
> car's next pit stop from the number of seconds of fuel that went in.
> Does anyone here know the number of laps that can be run on a second's
> worth of fuel flow.

Depends on the track obviously.

1 second in the pits means 11kg fuel (or is it 10kg?),
1kg means 1,9km  (305km length, 160kg fuel), so
1 second worth of fuel means ~21km on the track.

For most tracks that's about 4 laps(*) per second.

(*)=  21/"laplength"

Sven.
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Calculating next pit stop from Pit stop time (& number of seconds of fuel flow)

Post by Sven Reloade » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 23:27:47

Quote:

> 1 second in the pits means 11kg fuel (or is it 10kg?),

ah, checked myself:
12l/s, so it's 9kg.

Quote:
> 1kg means 1,9km  (305km length, 160kg fuel), so

1s ~ 17km, which is usually about three laps.

Sven.
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Calculating next pit stop from Pit stop time (& number of seconds of fuel flow)

Post by F1 » Fri, 18 Jul 2003 02:45:02

Quote:


> > 1 second in the pits means 11kg fuel (or is it 10kg?),

> ah, checked myself:
> 12l/s, so it's 9kg.

> > 1kg means 1,9km  (305km length, 160kg fuel), so

> 1s ~ 17km, which is usually about three laps.

> Sven.

Thanks Sven....