Acceleration for a race car is certainly not constant, yet average velocity over the course (also not linear) is expressed as defining the winner.

Yes, it's almost as if they can take the total approximate distance the car has driven, and then divide that number by the amount of time it took the driver to run the course. That is, notably, different than how you're coming up with the (wrong) average velocity in your own example. Do you see the difference?

Of course. That is why I was first in this thread to offer the

*d=rt* solution, using five minutes for

**t** and 250km for

*d*, equaling 3000km/h. As far as your objection to the other calculation of average velocity = final velocity+initial velocity/2, well, you will just need to take that up with physicists and the other "sciency" dudes. Cause it is just as legit and it clearly demonstrates AATW's figures to be totally bogus.

An interesting real-world example to share.

Aerie Luyendyk averaged 236.986mph (381.391km/h) in qualifying for the Indy 500 in 1996, with his four-lap time of 2m31.908s still unmatched today.

That car, like all race cars, starts out at 0km/h. By lackey-math, that means it must have finished the race at 762.79km/h in order to achieve the record-holding average velocity of 381.391km/h. So lackey, can you show us evidence that IndyCars regularly finish races at velocities greater than 700km/h? That seems like a hard thing to just take on faith.

Since you are demonstrating extreme ignorance concerning how an average velocity of a four lap qualifying velocity, or even an average velocity of a whole race, is actually calculated, I doubt you should remain in the conversation any longer.

I will offer you a clue. The average velocity calculation for the four lap qualifier does not, should not, or would not ever include a value of 0 in its calculation. Of course, the average velocity over the entire race would include some 0 velocity figures (dependent on pit stops, wrecks, etc.), but even that calculation would not start with a 0 velocity figure.

Amazingly, your strawmanning was all accomplished much faster than the rocket we are discussing.

boydster, once you come to grips with all this, then come back. Until then, have a great day.