Backstage Options - Session Settings
Disable race finish calculation
When True: disables calculations for the forward predictions. This allows the software to process data much quicker and can be helpful to speed up replays of data-heavy races to a certain point.
Enforced number of pit stops
The number of stops to be used by the strategy prediction calculation when the number is fixed (see below)
Enforced number of pit stops enabled
When True: forces the forward strategy predictions to use the number of stops that have been manually defined.
Enforced pit stop time
If the Pit Stop Time Mode (see below) is set to User Defined Fixed, then this is the value that will be enforced. This should be set to the total time from pit in to pit out for a regular pitstop.
Fixed stint length
If the maximum stint lengths are defined by driving time (such as GT World Challenge Europe) then this is where the maximum stint length that is used for the forward strategy projections is defined. This is utilised to the fixed stint length projections.
Pit stop time mode
Defines the "mode" the software will use to determine the length of future stops for the forward strategy projections. The following options are available:
- User defined fixed
- Average of history
- VLN rules (only relevant for NLS events)
User Defined Fixed
It uses the Enforced pit stop time (see above).
Average of History
It uses the average of all previous green flag stops on a per car basis.
It uses the stop and go time from the track project options, the refuel rate from either the backstage or the track project item, the time for tyre/driver change from the backstage and fuel/tyres in parallel from the championship config. At each stop it fills the amount of fuel needed and ALWAYS changes tyres/driver.
For example with 20 laps to go and a pitstop in 10 laps, the estimated finish time will be:
9*Average Lap Time (calculated or from Track Item) + Average LapTime* In Lap Ratio(from Track Item) + Pit Lane Stop & Go Time (from Track Item) + Stopped Time + Average Lap Time* Out Lap Ratio (from Track Item) + 9*Average Lap Time(calculated or from Track Item)
where Stopped Time (if NOT Fuel and Tyres in parallels) = number of laps in future stint (in this example, 10) * refuel Rate (from Track Item) + Time For Tyre Change (from Track Item)
Stopped Time (if Fuel and Tyres in parallels) = Max(number of laps in future stint (in this example, 10) * refuel Rate (from Track Item), Time For Tyre Change (from Track Item))
Predicted Strategy Type
Used for the race finish calculations. The following options are available:
- Predicted Stint Lengths
- Fixed Stint Lengths
In most series the appropriate setting will be "Predicted Stint Lengths ". GTWC Europe is an example of when you would use "Fixed Stint Lengths" due to the stint limit being 65 minutes.
Race finish mode
Used to define the end of race condition. The following options are available:
- When leader finishes
- When time elapses
In most series the appropriate setting will be "When leader finishes". VLN/N24 is an example of when you would use "When time elapses" due to the length of the lap.
Race length mode
Used to define the length of the race. The following options are available:
- Time & Distance
Depending on if the race is time or distance limited this setting should be obvious. In cases where the race length is defined as when either a certain time or distance is reached (which ever occurs first), Time & Distance should be used. In the case of the Time & Distance setting the estimated race finish type can be shown in the main scoreboard as an optional column.
Session length (hours)
If race length is time limited the race time can be entered here.
Total number of laps to be completed (if distance limited)
If race length is distance limited the race distance can be entered here.