Originally Posted by guybo
This sort of util is of very limited usefulness in a race situation but is great to have in practice. I use it to know how long it takes for my brakes/tires to get up to temp, if my temps change after so many laps, how my oil/water temps are (great if you are running radicals so you don't cook your engine) and how much you can close up the brake vents and radiator.
Thanks, I was pretty sure it only covered those things.
You know, they're actually things that don't take a lot of changing outside of the tire temps. One click is usually all you have for adjustment of the two vents. So you got the brake ducts and the radiator opening. Those would be easier to see with a realtime tool. And brake temps aren't available anywhere else. I usually set my radiator opening now just by looking at the temps in the garage display after 5 laps running and then set the brakes the same unless I feel the track is one where brakes aren't used much. Then I set the brake duct one less than the radiator. Done