“Mini-crashes are in every corner.” This is described by nine-time Grand Prix champion Mark Webber. The driver’s body was hit by a modern Formula One car.
why? physical. On the Giles Villeneuve Tour in Montreal, follow the first corner of the left turn into the first part of the 13th turn, where Webber won the top five in the last three games with Red Bull . On each lap, he depresses the brake pedal and applies a small amount of 275 pounds of force with his left foot in 2 seconds, thereby decelerating the car from 210 mph to 80 mph in 400 feet. Deceleration rate? About 5 grams
To your body, this is like driving a car into a wall at 10 mph. Every lap. 70 laps.
When i watched 24-hour virtual live broadcast of Le Mans Automotive trends. The digital reimagining of one of the world’s greatest motorsports is impressive: 200 drivers, including real-world Formula 1 champions and Le Mans champions in 37 countries, and passing Photorealistic Virtual Reconstruction Racing 50 iconic 8.5 mile Salter Speedway in real photorealistic racing. They compete in virtual nights, managing virtual fuel consumption and virtual tire degradation. When they had a virtual car accident, they had actually withdrawn from the race.
The GTE class is equipped with virtual versions of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, Ferrari 488GTE, Aston Martin Vantage GTE and Porsche 911 RSR. At the same time, the LMP-class racing car is a virtual representative of the Oreca 07 LMP2 racing car made in France. The car weighs 2050 pounds in real life and is driven by a 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with a power of just over 600 hp.
The faster LMP1 prototype is impressive, and unlike the GTE, which is visually distinctive, the real-life LMP2 car is usually considered an auxiliary product of Le Mans. However, this year is the main event and it is fascinating. Nevertheless, the virtual Orecas are not exactly the same. The software allows racing engineers to change suspension settings, downforce levels and transmission ratios, just like in actual racing. For engineers accustomed to setting up real cars, this is a unique challenge-they are optimizing for clever programming software rather than a clever combination of ambient temperature, wind direction and humidity in a real environment. Even so, to be fair, as far as machinery is concerned, the 30-car LMP field is the best matching field in Le Mans history.
Therefore, the biggest variable is the driver, which means that the performance of the drive can be compared meaningfully. The best SIM racer vs. the top real-world racer. The fastest among SIM card experts is faster than the fastest driver in the real world. Finnish SIM driver Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola circled at a speed of 3:23.672 late in the race, better than Fernando Alonso’s best results 1.9 seconds. But the two-time F1 world champion should not wear a helmet.
A racing car is a precise geometric shape that moves at warp speed. You need to concentrate and enhance situational awareness, lightning response and calm control, concentration, self-confidence and commitment to ensure your braking and steering input when placed, throttle application and shifting are always near or near the limit The right side of the track. Circle after circle.
Now, imagine doing all these things, while passing 6 g through a long and fast sweeper, holding your breath, tensing the core like a fighter pilot, effectively weighing 55 pounds, with all internal organs squeezed to one side. Or when braking so violently, the tear duct will be secreted and splashed onto the sun visor. At the same time, the cockpit temperature exceeded 130 degrees, causing you to lose up to 9 pounds of body fluids during the game and reduce your brain function by as much as 40%. And, if any operation is performed incorrectly within one second, all ideas about fragile mortality are ignored.
Don’t get me wrong-“Le Mans Virtual Race 24 Hours” shows that top SIM racing is fun and fascinating. But this is far from real. And never.
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