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F1 2015 Silverstone - Race Review
I actually got to hear radio commentary for the first and last 10 laps of the race today, but from the data it seems like I missed the most interesting bits... So here's what the laptime data tells us about the on-track positions during the race: Along the ...
I actually got to hear radio commentary for the first and last 10 laps of the race today, but from the data it seems like I missed the most interesting bits... So here's what the laptime data tells us about the on-track positions during the race: Along the bottom is time in seconds (on track) ...
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I've still not been to an F1 race.... though we occasionally do touring cars (hopefully Snetterton in a month or so), GT/F4 Easter weekend, and the Plum Pudding races on Boxing Day:-) I think we may go to the Wales Rally GB again this year too.
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Formula E 2014/2015 Championship Race As The Circuit Hits London
With race results data for the Formula E Championship , as well as Formula One, available from the ergast motorsport results database API, it's easy enough to reuse the code that generates F1 Championship race charts (eg as originally described  here ) to p...
With race results data for the Formula E Championship, as well as Formula One, available from the ergast motorsport results database API, it's easy enough to reuse the code that generates F1 Championship race charts (eg as originally described here) to produce similar charts for the Formula E ...
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How the F1 Canadian Grand Prix Race Evolved on Track
In responses to an email query about battlemaps, I had a quick look at ways of viewing the on track evolution of the race (and in doing so noticed I'd fallen short in the laptime data I was grabbing from the ergastAPI - it has a cutoff of 1000 records in a ...
In responses to an email query about battlemaps, I had a quick look at ways of viewing the on track evolution of the race (and in doing so noticed I'd fallen short in the laptime data I was grabbing from the ergastAPI - it has a cutoff of 1000 records in a response and with 70 laps in the race, ...
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F1 Canada 2015 Qualifying Summary
Qualifyng rank summary chart  - columns show rank of each driver relative to each part of qualifying. From a quick scan, it seems VET jwas three tenths out on a Q2 place (a 1:17.344 to ALO's 1:17.012), and SAI was within a whisker of a Q3 place (1:16.042 to...
Qualifyng rank summary chart - columns show rank of each driver relative to each part of qualifying. From a quick scan, it seems VET jwas three tenths out on a Q2 place (a 1:17.344 to ALO's 1:17.012), and SAI was within a whisker of a Q3 place (1:16.042 to RIC's 1:16.006, which itself was close ...
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F1 2015 Monaco Qualifying Review
Qualifying progression chart (rank based): Session utilisation chart - purple and green times relative to qualifying overall: Session utilisation chart - purple and green times relative to each part of qualifying: Q1 - competitive laptimes and session cutof...
Formula One data, statistics and analysis. A data junkie's guide to data wrangling and visualisation in F1 in particular, and motor sport in general. Pages. Home · The Book · About · Tools · Data · Visualisation Types. Saturday, May 23, 2015. F1 2015 Monaco Qualifying Review ...
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F1 Spain - Qualifying progression chart (corrected) and Q3 "grid"
A corrected version of the progression chart - using the rather more reliable ergast data than the flakey FIA web data... And this is how the times from Q3 compared in a time-grid layout:
Formula One data, statistics and analysis. A data junkie's guide to data wrangling and visualisation in F1 in particular, and motor sport in general. Pages. Home · The Book · About · Tools · Data · Visualisation Types. Sunday, May 10, 2015. F1 Spain - Qualifying progression chart (corrected) and ...
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F1 2015 Silverstone Qualifiying Summary
A quick summary of progression through the qualifying session - the rank ordered progression chart: And the time-based progression chart which shows a little more clearly how times are bunching up: Here are the original session utilisation charts, showing t...
Here are the original session utilisation charts, showing the times recorded by each according to elapsed session time. Firstly with green and purple times measured across all three parts of qualifying: Secondly, with green an purple times relative to each session: ...
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Austria 2015 Grand Prix Review
Once again, a weekend away meant I missed the race  - and still haven't had a chance to watch it. So for the second race in a row, here is my otherwise blind reading of the charts. First up, qualifying. The session utilisation chart shows two outings in eac...
Once again, a weekend away meant I missed the race - and still haven't had a chance to watch it. So for the second race in a row, here is my otherwise blind reading of the charts. First up, qualifying. The session utilisation chart shows two outings in each part of qualifying, with neither ROS ...
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F1 Canada 2015 Battlemaps - How the Race Happened from the Drivers' Perspective
Battlemaps (or battle charts , I keep flitting between the two) are akin to cut down race history charts from a particular driver's point of viewing, showing the distance to the car's immediately ahead and behind in terms of position, and on track. Here's a...
Battlemaps (or battle charts, I keep flitting between the two) are akin to cut down race history charts from a particular driver's point of viewing, showing the distance to the car's immediately ahead and behind in terms of position, and on track. Here's a selection of battlemaps for some of the ...
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There are several ways I could do it for the driver who's the focus of the chart -  a vertical line on the laps they pit, for example, which then more clearly marks out the separate stints.
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F1 Monaco - Qualifying Session, Graphical Review, Annotated
The summary charts below provide a graphical summary of the qualifying session of the 2015 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. The charts are intended to provide an at a glance  summary of the session, yet also repay deeper reading for the journalist, or fan, lo...
To start with, here is what the official results sheet published by the FIA looks like. The drivers are ordered by final classification, along with the best laptime recorded by each driver in each part of qualifying they participated in, the time of day that laptime was recorded, and the number ...
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F1 2015 Spanish Grand Prix - The Race from Three Perspectives: HAM, VET and BOT

Formula One data, statistics and analysis. A data junkie's guide to data wrangling and visualisation in F1 in particular, and motor sport in general. Pages. Home · The Book · About · Tools · Data · Visualisation Types. Sunday, May 10, 2015. F1 2015 Spanish Grand Prix - The Race from Three ...
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F1 2015 Spain Qualifying
First up, session utilisation and laptime summary: How did the cutoff time evolve in Q1? How did the cutoff time evolve in Q2? How did the front row of the grid cutoff time evolve in Q3? And finally, how did the drivers progress through all three qualifying...
Hmm... a tied time... How should I represent that? We can tell from the chart which cars are involved. If the higher classified car is the one with the better Q2 position, we can also pick this up clearly. Code describing how to create the evolving cut-off time will appear in a forthcoming ...
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