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    Interesting insight re differences on track between a pro & amateur driver

    Quite an interesting article comparing an amateur's skill on track with that of Anthony Davidson, an ex F1 driver.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9048230.stm

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    Re: Interesting insight re differences on track between a pro & amateur driver

    interesting article, thanks!
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    Re: Interesting insight re differences on track between a pro & amateur driver

    I found this extract especially interesting:

    "Watching Davidson's on-board camera footage ..... demonstrated very measured driving early on.

    He was at about two-thirds ultimate pace, getting used to the feel of the car and understand each part of the circuit. It was a highly disciplined approach. By contrast, after my out lap, I went for it straight away."

    Exactly right

    At the PSDS courses I attended, they taught exactly the same thing - gradually building up speed, finding where the limits are, so that the last lap should be the best


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    Re: Interesting insight re differences on track between a pro & amateur driver

     "Anthony described how he used the throttle to make maximise the differential through corners. That was completely new to me as karts have a fixed rear axle. I'm not sure I entirely understood his explanation as he went into some depth."

    For me it's this part that struck me.  Limited Slip Differentials have different lock ratios between accelerating and decelerating and using this difference to modulate the throttle through the corner to induce under/over-steer is a fantastic driving skill.  I remember Senna used to do this every corner.


     
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