What is PEER?
The Production in Equal Equipment Rating (PEER) is a weighted statistic, developed by David Smith, that measures the on-track production of a racecar driver in an “all-equipment-even” scenario (i.e. the best equipment receives the highest handicap); thus, this is the first ever equipment independent rating that can be used to measure the performance of a driver between green flag and checkered flag. It is constructed using data from past performances.
PEER is purposefully designed for long seasons that create higher, more reliable sample sizes. The PEER formula is an objective measurement and does not incorporate practice or qualifying efforts.
When you see a PEER, what does the number mean?
For more on PEER’s origin and methodology, please read the introductory subscription-only article.