WSC: Challenger update

There’s been a bit of confusion on the WSC web site, with Stanford and Goko being taken off the Challenger list and then put back on. The race chart below (click to zoom) hopefully sheds some light on the current status. It is drawn with reference to a baseline speed of 83.89 km/h. This is the speed that would complete the race (to “end of timing”) in 4 days and 5 hours (that’s a substantially slower baseline than I used in 2015). The left vertical axis shows how far behind the baseline cars are driving. Straight lines represent cars driving at a consistent speed. The right vertical axis shows arrival time at “end of timing” in Darwin time. Notice that Nuon’s clever weather strategy has allowed them to speed up substantially.


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