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Author Topic: Is basic numeracy now a problem in F1?  (Read 305 times)

Offline John S

Is basic numeracy now a problem in F1?
« on: June 21, 2021, 01:21:13 PM »
Last time out in Baku Pirelli got their sums hopelessly wrong on running condition tyre pressures and it resulted in crashes.

It's Mercedes who failed the maths test in France this weekend but luckily it only resulted losing out on a possible win - and now they are saying they don't know how it happened just as Pirelli did.  :swoon: 

Could it be that everyone is so dependant on computer generated data in F1 these days they are failing to use basic real time human back up checks?

Surely it's well established the human brain is still the best intuitive real time problem spotting/solving machine by a long way.   
 
 
https://www.crash.net/f1/news/981345/1/mercedes-doesn-t-fully-understand-why-verstappen-undercut-hamilton


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Offline Willy

Re: Is basic numeracy now a problem in F1?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 05:10:21 PM »
We are a long way from the wife with the stopwatch clocking times per lap.
That said, are we any further ahead?
I don't think so.
I am not being an old man lamenting the old days, I just see much the same way that John does and find the teams are dependant way too much on data. Use your heads boys (and girls).

Offline Jericoke

Re: Is basic numeracy now a problem in F1?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 02:04:24 AM »
Most of the racers' intuition was built by running hundreds of test laps, figuring out the car, the track, the tires.

Modern F1 can't do that.

Maybe to cut costs ditch those simulator amusement rides and let the teams actually drive the cars at test tracks.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Is basic numeracy now a problem in F1?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 04:41:07 AM »
Most of the racers' intuition was built by running hundreds of test laps, figuring out the car, the track, the tires.

Modern F1 can't do that.

Maybe to cut costs ditch those simulator amusement rides and let the teams actually drive the cars at test tracks.

The testing was ditched primarily because it's much cheaper to simulate than to test (4-8 times cheaper, depending on whether we're talking about Ferrari at its home track, teams testing after a race weekend*, or a UK-based team having to fly somewhere with warm weather, and also depending on whether the test timing requires an augmented team)

* - Due to the wear rules, you'd realistically need each team to send an extra car over just for testing (at least for its regulated internals). Thus teams testing after a race is more expensive than Ferrari testing at home (where they just send their test car(s) and crew over from the factory next door) but cheaper than UK teams testing in, say, Spain (because they must fly over entire cars plus necessary personnel).
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