The iGPFun field is extremely competitive, with a lot of drivers running similar laptimes. In qualify, being 2-3 tenths slower will cost you several places. It is common to have more than 20 drivers within 1 second in qualify, with records of 35+ cars in a second.
This page shows some qualifying data for 2022 Season 1.
How to read the charts
The charts are simple images on this page. However, if you click on them a new page will open in a new tab, with a larger, interactive version of the chart. You will be able to zoom in/out and get information on the data points by hovering your mouse over them. NOTE – Chart clicking not yet active, you will have to click on the link below each chart.
Box and whiskers plots
In the charts, each point (circle) corresponds to the qualify laptime of a single driver; more details below.
The narrow line in the ‘box’ is the median: half of the drivers have a laptime below it, half above it. It can also be called Q2, as in ‘second quartile’, 50%.
The bottom line of the box is the Q1, first quartile. 25% of the drivers have a laptime below it.
The top line of the box is the Q3, 75% of the drivers have a laptime below it.
Given the above, the length of the box, from Q1 to Q3, includes 50% of the drivers (this is called Inter Quartile Range, IQR). If the box is very short, it means that there are a lot of drivers close together in the middle of the field. Conversely, a tall box indicates that the middle of the pack is spread out.
The vertical lines outside the boxes are called whiskers. First we calculate the IQR (paragraph above), then we multiply it by 1.5. We then subtract this value from Q1 to define the bottom whisker; we add this value to Q3 to define the top whisker.
The length of the whiskers give another indication of how much the field is spread out, beyond the middle 50% of the pack.
If curious, you can find a more detailed explanation by clicking on this sentence.
Gap from pole, in seconds
Gap from pole, as a percentage