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Tony Hirst
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F1 2017 Chinese Grand Prix - Battlemaps
Some battlemaps to show how the race evolved from the perspective of some of the drivers... But first, the race overall... How were the cars placed on track at the end of each lap? (Numbers in circles are number of laps behind for a lapped car). The + denot...

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A Bit More on F1 2017 China Qualifying
If the cars lined up on the grid based on their times in each part of qualifying, separated by the time difference between their laptimes, how would they be arranged? Here's how the qualifying progression chart looks based on relative laptimes in each part ...

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F1 2017 China Qualifying Review
Results and progression through the qualifying session: Session utilisation - when were the drivers on track during the session? Q1 cut-off time evolution:   Q2 cut-off time evolution: Q3 cut-off time evolution:

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A Homebrew ergast F1 Data Science Environment
As regular fans of F1 know, the data and computing requirements of Formula One now play a major part in team operations. I'm not sure what technology stacks the teams actually use, but as datajunkie fans, can we turn our own datawrangling activities into op...

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Getting Back Into the R Thing...
I've started looking at the R code used to generate the F1 charts on this blog again, with a view to trying to work a little more reproducibly... Code will start to appear at https://github.com/psychemedia/wranglingf1datawithr; in particular, code for a scr...

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F1 2017 Australian Qualifying
Checking to see if my code still works - some bits do but some bits appear to have rotted - or I'm missing something... Anyway, FWIW, the following are unchecked. Qualifying slopechart: Qualifying session utilisation: Purple times are times recorded as purp...

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Wrangling F1 Data With R - Print Copy
By the by, I popped a printable copy of the latest version of Wrangling F1 Data With R onto Lulu, so if you fancy over 400 pages of R, you can find a copy here...

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Reading WRC Stage Charts
Over the last few weeks, I've started dabbling with the automated generation of rally reports at a stage level using WRC rally results data. (See examples here .) Part of the plan is to explore a method for producing simple text based reports based on obser...

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"Sector Times Deltas" from WRC Rally Stage Split Times
For the longer stages on the WRC rally, one or more split times track the progress of each car through the rally stage. The results record the accumulated stage time of the first car as it passed each timing control,  (I'm not sure what is reported if the f...
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