ELEMENTS OF

HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING

The PROPER LINE High Eyes

Knowledge of Shapes -- Especially this Track:

  • Turn In Point
  • Apex
  • Track Out Point
  • Reference Points
SMOOTHNESS Smooth Transitions
  • Braking (powerful)
  • Steering (minimize "jiggles")
  • Shifting (proper gear)
Footwork (Heel & Toe technique)
  • Match revs, no downshift jiggles

Straighten the Track
CONSISTENCY Practice
Concentration
Baselining
EXIT SPEED Know the Track Out Point (TOP)
  • Power Through the Apex While Simultaneously...
  • Unwinding the Steering Wheel to ...
  • Steer/Drift Out to the Track Edge.
Proper Gear
Throttle: Apply earlier
Smooth Acceleration
ENTRY SPEED Slow and Medium-Speed Corners
  • Later, harder braking (Find threshold without "stab")
  • Baselining
  • Rotation?
Fast Corners
  • Earlier, lighter braking (Don't over brake)
  • Baselining
  • Early throttle
CORNER SPEED Balance
Power Through the Apex
Is there more? How to know?
SLIP ANGLES Feel contact patches
Find limits
Use:
  • Understeer (fast corners)
  • Understeer/Oversteer (other corners)
Look Ahead | Contact Patch | Heel & Toe | Basic Turn | Friction Circle | Elements Graph | Elements Table | Slip Angle Chart