How the Fuel Simulation Works
The fuel simulation in SmartRace simulates the consumption of the cars based on the lap time driven. The consumption is calculated on the basis of the deviation from an (adjustable) reference lap time. If the reference lap time is not reached, consumption is lower than configured; if the lap time is exceeded, the consumption is higher. To use the fuel simulation, you have to activate it under Settings > Fuel Simulation. You also have to define for which event types (free practice, qualification, race) the simulation should be used.
- Consumption in % per lap: Here you set by how many percentage points the tank should empty per lap (depending on the lap time driven).
- Reference lap time in seconds: If a driver drives this lap time, his fuel level decreases by the set percentage value.
- Divergence Impact: Here you define how strong the effect of faster or slower laps should be. With the default value (100%), the effect runs parallel to the deviation. A lap that is 10% faster than the reference lap time increases the set consumption by 10%, while a lap that is 10% slower decreases it by 10%. The higher the percentage value, the stronger the effect: A faster lap is thus more “punished” by increased consumption, a slower one more “rewarded” by lowered consumption.
- Refueling in % per second during pit stop: The fuel level increases by the percentage value set here every second during the pit stop.
- Should cars with an empty tank be slowed down automatically: Lowers the speed of cars with an empty tank to the level configured in the next setting when switched on.
- Speed for Cars with empty fuel tanks: This determines how fast cars with empty fuel tanks can go. The value set here is an absolute value and not relative to the value saved in the car database for this car. Please note: Values above 5% may not have any effect on some tracks since the speed will still be fast enough for the car to go around very quickly. With the default value of 3% you should see a visible speed impact.
- Should laps of cars with empty tank be counted: If switched on, laps of cars with empty tank will be counted normally. If switched off, these cars will be excluded from the lap counting.