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V2 - Italy
02-20-2003, 09:40 AM
Where is possible to find a map of the track of FSAE or FS dynamic events?
We are trying to create a new track using Adams.

Firenze Race Team V2

http://www.firenzerace.too.it

DUCATI POWER at the Universit√* di Firenze

vinHonda
02-20-2003, 10:35 PM
On our website under the Formula Student photos, there are 3 photos when placed together form the Formula Student 'go kart' section. I hope that helps.

Vinh

University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team
www.fsae.utoronto.ca (http://www.fsae.utoronto.ca)

kwancho
07-03-2005, 10:37 PM
bump:
Anybody have any track maps from the past few years? It'd be nice to try and figure out what percent of the time we'd be accelerating, steady-state cornering, slaloming, braking, etc. to try and optimize certain things.

JPaolicchi
07-08-2005, 11:42 AM
I have some track maps that I could e-mail to anyone interested. Please send your e-mail address to JP33733@aol.com.

Joe

kwancho
07-09-2005, 07:56 PM
Joe-
Did you recieve my email?

JPaolicchi
07-11-2005, 09:45 AM
I recieved several e-mails and sent out the maps. I believe someone is going to post the maps on this site.

kwancho
07-11-2005, 10:25 AM
Thanks very much! They'll definetly be helpful for us.

Twenty2hollister
10-19-2008, 10:07 PM
could someone please send one to me as well...
e-mail: krisholley2005@Yahoo.com

Thanks it would be appreciated.

HenningO
10-20-2008, 08:27 AM
You'll find one on http://www.formulastudent.de

??
09-08-2009, 01:50 AM
could someone send me the maps please?i'm a new comer.harry21612@yahoo.com.cn thanks a lot

11-10-2009, 10:59 PM
low track map
Thanks, I just added that one line under settings and it did the trick http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Is there a reason that there is no data? I saw on another site that the data was displaying on their low track map. Does the plug-in work using the Canadian maps?

chrhen
07-25-2010, 04:07 AM
Hello all...
could someone send me the maps too?
That would be nice....

coolchr@gmx.de

Thx a lot...

amoo
07-03-2011, 11:13 PM
hiyaaa!!! am a new comer so kindly please someone send me the maps! i am in intense need of them as i can not attend any FSEA comp to witness the race and track.
thanks in advance!

amoo
07-03-2011, 11:21 PM
my email id is amoo_41114@yahoo.com

TMichaels
07-04-2011, 04:17 AM
If a competition would release track data, which format would you prefer?

Regards,

Tobias

nowhere fast
07-04-2011, 05:23 AM
Cartesian coordinates of all cones would be nice.

TMichaels
07-05-2011, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by nowhere fast:
Cartesian coordinates of all cones would be nice.

That is a hard task http://fsae.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Regards,

Tobias

Michael Royce
07-06-2011, 05:58 AM
Part of the "art" of competing in an autocross (Sprint in the UK FS competition) is to be able to drive the course quickly and without hitting any pylons after only walking the course. Being able to set up a course and then practicing on it before hand is not part of the deal! So Tobias, I would discourage FSG publishing a course map before your event.

At the SCCA Divisional and National events, the SCCA does give the competitors the course "maps" (there are 2 days of competition with a different course each day) when they arrive at the competition, but they are diagramatic and not to scale. And then we get 3 runs each day.

tgman2
07-06-2011, 08:26 AM
How about putting it into text form. Length of straights and the distance around each corner followed by its radius? All on the racing line.

e.g. 10 10m straight
4 4 4m of cornering with a 4m radius
and so on for the rest of the course.

I think most people (me at least) want it to plug into some form of simulator or just to do number crunching so releasing it after an event might be an idea.

theTTshark
07-06-2011, 11:01 AM
Couldn't agree with Mr. Royce more.

TMichaels
07-06-2011, 11:36 AM
Michael,
the rules say for example in A1.1.1:
The competitions themselves give teams the chance to demonstrate and prove both their creativity and their engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.

Rule A1.2.5 says:
Each design will be judged and evaluated against other competing designs to determine the best
overall car.

Rule A1.4.1 says:
The dynamic events are scored to determine how well the car performs.

None of these rules talk about driver performance. Furthermore the rule restrict the "use" of drivers for more than 3 dynamic events.

In my opinion this is a design and not a driver competition.

If we publish a track map before the competition the teams are able to train their drivers, do setup tests, lap time simulations etc etc. Whatever they do with the data provided, it will lower the driver's influence and raise the influence of the team's ability to build/setup a fast car.
Therefore it is completely with the intention of the rules to publish a track map.
Please feel free to disagree.

Regards,

Tobias

Michael Royce
07-06-2011, 07:03 PM
Tobias,
Yes, I agree that the competition is designed as an engineering/design competition, with the track events being there to show off the design capabilities of the cars. And as rules writers, we try to reduce the effect on the results that "good" drivers will have.

However, you and I could debate for several hours whether publishing a dimensioned track map before the event would tend to "level the playing field" by benefiting the less experienced drivers more than the more experienced drivers, or the less experienced and financially challenged teams more than those with experience and/or funds.

I would suggest that the teams with experience and solid funding are much more likely to have their car finished early and have the time and resources to use a track map, whether it be by simulation or setting up the actual course on which to practice.

Yes, publishing a map will give some teams one more tool with which to play, namely simulation, but surely, it will only benefit those teams that are already at the front.

JR @ CFS
07-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Well said Mr Royce.

TMichaels
07-07-2011, 12:25 AM
I would suggest that the teams with experience and solid funding are much more likely to have their car finished early and have the time and resources to use a track map, whether it be by simulation or setting up the actual course on which to practice.

I agree. But gaining experience and solid funding are both team achievements. Therefore I do not see an unfair advantage.

And even if you are less experienced or not solid funded, you just have to adjust your project plan according to these restrictions and still may finish the car early and have an advantage. You always have to live with and know your restrictions to find a good design compromise, right?

Argumenting the other way around it would mean:
Not publishing a track map would mean to not reduce the impact of good drivers. But why should that help less experienced or not solid funded teams?
It only means that they get an underdog chance by throwing a good driver into a mediocre designed car and still finish well in the dynamics. But this again is not the intention of the rules in my opinion, since this would mean to take away point from teams that finished the car early, which is a key achievement in project planning, and which have a well designed car, but no good driver at their university, which can not really be influenced by the team.

Regards,

Tobias

Schmidt
07-07-2011, 01:54 AM
In my opinion this is a design and not a driver competition.

I think this is the only relevant argument here. This is not F1, where the field has to be closed up for show; but an engineering competition, where teams should be given a try at as many tools as possible.

Also, I hate to remember the track in Michigan, which is a drama if you're not used to that style. There is a whole team working day and night to bring a good car at the event, and then one small mistake in autocross puts you 50 points behind. Which brings me back to my opinion that autocross should replaced by some other event, but that's a different debate.

TMichaels
07-07-2011, 02:08 AM
Schmidt,
reading your post throws up another argument: If the track layout is kept stable, it would favour teams and drivers that have been participated there before over first time competitors, if the track layout is not published before the competition.

Regards,

Tobias

nowhere fast
07-07-2011, 10:02 AM
I agree with Mr. Royce.

I am not convinced that allowing drivers to practice on the competition tack layout will narrow the gap between good and mediocre drivers by any meaningful amount.

Another point that has not been mentioned is that not all teams have access to testing areas large enough to recreate the competition track. For example the area my team normally tested on was very long, but not wide enough to lay out an exact copy of any competition track Iíve seen.

I also disagree with the suggestion that driver performance canít be influenced by the team; driver training does make a difference. A good team can benefit by finishing the car early and keeping an old car running to give drivers a lot of seat time, and by making a serious effort to Ďtrainí them rather than just setting them loose on an autocross style track and hoping for the best.

I do support releasing track data after the event which would allow teams to run simulations during the design phase.

theTTshark
07-07-2011, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by Schmidt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> In my opinion this is a design and not a driver competition.

I think this is the only relevant argument here. This is not F1, where the field has to be closed up for show; but an engineering competition, where teams should be given a try at as many tools as possible.

Also, I hate to remember the track in Michigan, which is a drama if you're not used to that style. There is a whole team working day and night to bring a good car at the event, and then one small mistake in autocross puts you 50 points behind. Which brings me back to my opinion that autocross should replaced by some other event, but that's a different debate. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What was wrong with the track in Michigan?

While it sucks that one mistake can set you back so far, that's racing, it sucks so suck it up. Sure this competition is primarily about engineering, but it's also about the business side and the racing side whether we like it or not. Otherwise what's the point of building a car for autocross if we aren't going to autocross. So until the cars are either all virtual or driven by programs the driver is always going to be a huge factor regardless of what the rules try to do. In fact I would say that current course rules are the main cause of inexperienced drivers struggling. Widen the course and I think you'd see a lot of guys much more comfortable out there.

Fantomas
03-20-2012, 11:44 AM
It seems like the SAE does care too much about the comments made regarding not releasing track maps:
http://t.co/ZnkD3k6a

Fantomas

mech5496
03-21-2012, 02:24 AM
Wow! Never seen such a detailed competition layout! Plus it seems perfect for FSAE; everything is really close to the paddock area, separate practice course/autocross/endurance tracks, and track layouts seem rather exciting. Just wow!

GO
07-28-2012, 05:16 AM
I asked this in the other track map tread but just to increase the chances.

I'm after a track map for this years Silverstone FS track. 2011 would also be useful but 21 better.

I am after it for my 3rd year project.

Thanks

Pankaj_Kumar
03-05-2017, 11:10 AM
Could someone mail me the maps of FSG Endurance track.
My email Id is: kumar.pankaj.qwertyuiop@gmail.com
Thanks a lot...