Racing is a very exciting sport. Racing can be racing against someone else, against the clock, or even racing yourself to get better. The element of competition is always there in racing.
When racing, knowing when to take a lead and when to fall back is crucial. You do not want to take a lead too early and have no room to fall back, or you will lose the race!
The same goes for running. The term running refers to when one foot is on the ground while moving. This makes it difficult to go fast if you are constantly switching which foot is on the ground.
A few assumptions have to be made when calculating the time it will take car B to catch up with car A. These include the speed of car B, the speed difference between cars A and B, and the number of laps completed by car A.
Car B’s speed is a given- it is what your calculator is setting as a given. The calculator is also assuming that all cars are starting at the same time, which may or may not be true depending on the race format.
The calculator assumes that all laps completed by Car A were of equal length, which may or may not be true depending on the race format. It also assumes that Car A did not spend any time slowing down or stopping, which may or maynot be true depending on if there was a caution flag or not.
These assumptions help to ensure that your result is an average time for Car A to complete one lap and for Car B to complete one lap and catch up with Car A.
In this section, we will discuss how we went about collecting data for this phenomenon. We did so by using an application called Telemetry on our own phones and in-car apps on the car itself.
Telemetry is an app that tracks your phone’s various sensors to provide you with information about your phone’s performance. In this case, we used the gyroscopes to measure how much the phone was moving around, which indicated how much the user was moving the phone.
We collected data from over a hundred users who had never used Telemetry before, and for whom we were able to collect at least five straight minutes of “normal” use (meaning no significant changes in position or speed). We then looked at how long it took each user to reach a speed of twenty miles per hour after starting at a complete stop.
We did the same thing for in-car apps like General Motors’s Safety Recall 2.0 and Ford Sync Connect, which track things like acceleration and deceleration; we collected the times it took users to reach twenty miles per hour after starting from a complete stop.
Math behind the race
As mentioned before, the distance between two cars is calculated by the GPS. The GPS also tells the app how fast each car is moving, so it can determine how long it will take one car to catch up with the other.
The app uses a few basic equations to determine how long it will take for one car to catch up with another. The first is the equation for average speed:
This equation is straightforward- it just calculates the average speed of each car.
The second equation used in the app is for determining how long it will take one car to catch up with another. This one takes into account the time that both cars are stopped at a red light:
Again, this equation is simple and straightforward. It takes into account both the length of time that both cars are stopped and their respective speeds to calculate how long it will take for one to catch up with the other.
Graphical representation of the race
A cool way to understand the concept of the race is by looking at a graph of the race. Car A will always start the race before Car B, and Car B will try to catch up with Car A.
By looking at the curve of the race track, you can see that it is always going to be harder for Car B to catch up than it is for them to fall behind. The longer the race goes, the wider the gap will get.
Car A and Car B are running on identical lanes on the race track, so there is no extra advantage given to one over the other. The difference comes down to who starts their sprint first and who maintains their speed best.
Car A may start out with a slight lead, but if they do not maintain their speed, then eventually Car B will catch up. It all comes down to who has better racing tactics.
In this blog post, you have learned about the basics of racing in Forza Horizon 4. You have learned about some of the most important elements of a race and how to master them.
Your own races are only limited by what cars you have and the terrain you choose. Try experimenting with different terrains and cars to find your favorite races!
Hopefully you have also learned some tips on how to beat some of the more difficult races in the game.
Comments about the race
During the race, commentators make comments about the race. These comments may be about the cars in the lead, the general shape of the race, or other moments and vehicles involved in the event.
These comments are very important as they keep viewers interested in watching the rest of the race. They also stir up conversation between viewers and what they see on screen.
The commentators may mention a car that is struggling and try to predict when it will drop out of the race. Or they may mention a car that is doing well and predict its chance of winning.
They may also mention memorable moments such as cars crashing or coming very close to crashing. These bring excitement to the broadcast and viewers love to remember them. Commentators also talk about which drivers are performing well and why.
Overall, commentators add more depth to the broadcast and draw more interest in the event.
Resources for your own analysis
Aspiring race analysts can access a wealth of information to help them in their analysis. Most notably, professional athletes and sports analysts share their insights on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Other resources include blogs, YouTube channels, and online forums where other analyzers can share their theories and gather new information. These sources are also great places to start for new analysts who want to develop their own analysis process.
Race analyst groups often have their own internal databases and methodologies that they use to analyze the race which you can access if you are interested in becoming a more advanced analyst.
The hardest part about becoming an advanced analyst is developing your own methodology that works for you. Finding your strengths and weaknesses as a racer and analyzer and using that to your advantage is the key to becoming a top level analyst.