takjak2 Posted January 23, 2018 Report Share Posted January 23, 2018 You will see that these graphs express finishing position (aka winning or ranking) based as a %. That is because they have been adjusted for the size of the field. Finishing in 5th place is easier in a field of 10 cars than it is in 90 cars. Finishing in the top 10% is equally difficult in either field, so this allows us to compare across races large and small. Once again, with a nice large sample size we should expect results to converge near 50%. If enough teams, pointy end or otherwise have a car that is fairly positioned on the field. If a year, make, or model averages better much better than a 40% finishing position, they probably have an innate advantage. It's easy to jump on the models that show average finishing rates around 30% and better. Get your pitchforks and call your representative and ask for VPI (coughbalanceofpowercough) changes today! However, I do need to remind you that the data available to Champcar does not include engine swaps or classing. For example, the little Honda Fits doing so well are EC cars. The 3000GT placing highly are swapped. Who knows about that 626 showing so well? We also have a preview of my next episode. Here is a visual representation of the "pointy end of the field." In the next dataset I'll be focusing on the top 50 or so teams and their strong winning rates. We'll see what cars are really favored when all cheated up and I'll tell you who the best teams actually are. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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