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Fuel Calculator
Race Length (in minutes):
Average laptime (minutes : seconds): :
Fuel usage per lap (%):
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Number of laps you will drive:
Fuel needed:
Fuel you should take on board:

Pitstop Strategy
Amount of fuel on board at start (%): ==> Pit after lap and add during pitstop.
I will pit after lap...: ==> Take fuel at the start and add during pitstop.
I will pit in minute...: ==> Take fuel at the start and add during pitstop.

What does this do? How does this work?
This simple form calculates the amount of fuel you will need for a race, based on the length of the race, your average laptime and fuel consumption per lap. So in order for it to work, those 3 values have to be entered into the form. The value for "Fuel you should take on board" includes an extra safety margin. Unless you change your driving style during the race in such a way that your car uses significantly more fuel than what you entered here, you're guaranteed to finish the race with a few % to spare.

Below the fuel calculation form is another simple form in case you do not take all of the recommended amount of fuel on board at the start of the race. In that case you will have to refuel during a pitstop. You can either decide to start the race with a certain amount of fuel on board and make a pitstop just before you run out, or you can decide - for whatever reason - to do your pitstop after a certain lap. Just check the box in front of the option of your choice and enter the required fields - ie. the amount of fuel you will take on board at the start of the race, or the lap after which you wish to pit - and press the Calculate button. The form will then display the lap after which you will need to pit and the amount of fuel you need to add during the pitstop, or the amount of fuel you need to take on board at the start of the race and the amount of fuel you need to add during the pitstop, depending on which option you chose.

The Calculate button below the second form also triggers the calculation for the first form, so if you made changes there - eg. quicker laptimes or lower/higher fuel consumption - the results will adapt accordingly, both in the Fuel Calculation form and the Pitstop form.
If you have any questions, suggestions, remarks, bug reports or praise you can send an e-mail to obsolum at gmail dot com, or look me up on the Dead Men Racing forum.


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