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Re: Ticktum joins Williams Racing Driver Academy
Posted by: Mikef1
Date: 19/12/2019 11:09
Good evening,
...... But people need to be in the sim at all times and the guy can drive an open wheel car so it's a good role for him

I know that this may sound like a dumb question, but why?

Surely the simulator can self drive?

My understanding is that simulators are based on pre-calculated numbers, they don't run real time calculations, so the numbers are known before the lap started.

SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence asked for volunteers to donate "Screen Saver" time to analysis of their raw data.

When that guy landed a jet in the Hudson river in 2009 he had had no training on landing a plane on a river because the simulation of such an event is way too complex



It likely could and would find the peak setup, but driver feel is often just as important as the overall optimal setup because only with confidence can the driver push the car and predict its behaviour. For example. A good computer would build a completely neutral car in the corners but this doesn't give reliable feedback to the driver who may prefer to feel a little oversteer or understeer when they are running out of grip. Having someone in the seat who understands open wheelers who can actually feel what the car is doing and what the racing driver likes is a valuable link

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