hardingfv32 wrote:This seem like a little chicken or egg question?
The same models used to generate some of the simulator codes are used to optimizes the chassis for a race on a post shaker,etc. Shouldn't the computer be the one setting up the car?
Is this all about seeing if the driver can deal with the computer dictated setup? Dumbing down the setup to reinforce the driver's all important confidence.
I wonder if a driver spends enough time in the simulator, can his confidence grow to accept a setup that initially did not inspire confidence? Instead of simulator it could be called a driver psychology manipulator.
Yes the computer does come up with a theoretical best setup. It's usually virtually undriveable, so they use the simulator to work back from there to a good baseline for the track.
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