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    None of the three teams that always quibble over...

    None of the three teams that always quibble over who is the 'Best UK Team' managed to finish endurance.
    None of the eventual top 3 were in the top 30 last year. We shouldn't judge the teams from...
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    Yup, it's pretty brutal, although I guess we sort...

    Yup, it's pretty brutal, although I guess we sort of saw it coming.

    Regarding 'home teams':
    FSG-E is pretty German, which isn't surprising. FSE has found more footing in Germany than in most...
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    I'm not sure if it's ignorance, or if they just...

    I'm not sure if it's ignorance, or if they just don't care.
    There is a third option somewhere in the middle: They're aware of teams being unhappy with the course of the competition.
    However, they...
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    Adam, I didn't think your post was...

    Adam,

    I didn't think your post was particularly whiny :)

    It's just that I've heard similar rumors so many times over the years and it always annoys me.


    because it diminishes the...
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    I was going to make the same point as Julian...

    I was going to make the same point as Julian about those statistics, with the added example of Austria and the Netherlands having 100% of their teams in the top 20 in the most recent FSE list, and in...
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    Hi Kevin, I guess you’re addressing me....

    Hi Kevin,

    I guess you’re addressing me. Although you at least addressed some of my points in our exchange over the DQ's at FSUK, I unfortunately never got a response from Mr. Royce, so I’m a...
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    Claude, Thanks for your insights on how...

    Claude,
    Thanks for your insights on how Australian teams approach the competition.

    I too was pleasantly surprised by the track speed of the Shiyan car, both in autocross and endurance by the way....
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    One of the things I noticed was Monash's...

    One of the things I noticed was Monash's performance. Even though they scored points in every event, they finished 21st overall. That would have been a bit higher without the penalty and without...
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    It was of course heart breaking, but for what...

    It was of course heart breaking, but for what it's worth: I don't think GFR was on track to defending their title. Up until driver change, they were about 3 seconds off pace in the endurance compared...
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    Pat, Fair enough. And don't worry, I won't...

    Pat,

    Fair enough. And don't worry, I won't write another essay about how castration isn't in the rule book.

    I'm not looking to change history btw. I'm just looking for a sign that the FSUK...
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    Pat, It may sound hyperbolic, but...

    Pat,

    It may sound hyperbolic, but percentagewise 49.8mm rather than 50mm for school name height is a greater error than 3mm out of 1426 for the distance between the outer walls of your front...
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    Thanks for the insight Bemo. That sounds like a...

    Thanks for the insight Bemo.
    That sounds like a fair way of approaching these situations.
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    Yup, we took our sweet time to actually win...

    Yup, we took our sweet time to actually win overall, but we were at least the picture of consistency in always being pretty close :)

    2007 - 2nd
    2008 - 2nd
    2009 - 2nd
    2010 - Finally on track to...
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    Kevin, Thank you for your response. About...

    Kevin,

    Thank you for your response.

    About D1.1: I'm not a native speaker, so I won't further argue the subtleties of the meaning of mechanical integrity, you're probably right.
    However, the...
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    No suspension or wing setup changes were made on...

    No suspension or wing setup changes were made on the Delft car throughout the event. Can't speak for the other teams of course.



    Of course they checked and double checked. Then the scrutineers...
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    Mr Royce, First of all, let me say that I...

    Mr Royce,

    First of all, let me say that I speak on a personal note, as a Delft alumnus.
    You express sympathy for the emotions of the team members. However, it still doesn’t seem like you really...
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    Alright, thanks for clearing that up. I had...

    Alright, thanks for clearing that up.
    I had assumed that GFR had been on track at the same time as the eventual endurance top 3 teams since they were the four fastest teams during autocross, so rain...
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    GFR Performance

    Hi All,

    I'm sure that others have noted as well that GFR's overall 4th place is a pretty dramatic break with tradition for them.
    Ever since they started in 2010, they have (amazingly) won every...
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    points in stead of positions

    You're right Kevin, points paint a fairer picture than overall positions so here's an additional comparison:

    same as before for comparison:...
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    Bill, Cole, Unfortunately there isn't a...

    Bill, Cole,

    Unfortunately there isn't a publicly available source that has all that data in one convenient overview.
    Weights, position and scores I took from the formulastudent.de results...
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    The data is there. We can always make more graphs...

    The data is there. We can always make more graphs
    http://www.fsae.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1000&d=1455816595

    Although obviously this too is still very noisy data from very small...
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    more graphs! pretty dominant:...

    more graphs!



    pretty dominant:
    http://www.fsae.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=995&d=1455752367

    Although it's worth mentioning that (based on their autocross times) three teams would...
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    According to their website, CTU were running 260V...

    According to their website, CTU were running 260V last year (their fourth car).
    They've previously competed in Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

    I hope UTA and Washington will make it to...
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    Just for fun, I made a graph that shows battery...

    Just for fun, I made a graph that shows battery voltage distribution at the last German competition.

    http://www.fsae.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1003&d=1455817303

    And as a bonus:
    ...
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    Cole, I'm not sure you'll get a much more...

    Cole,

    I'm not sure you'll get a much more satisfying answer than what has already been offered. In the end it comes down to meeting your performance goals:
    - tire limited rather than torque...
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