Performance & Race Driving Tip

Speed Secret: If a change in setup doesn’t work the 1st time, re-think & try again; your technique may need to adapt to the faster speed.

race-car-engineeringI often see race drivers try a setup change to their car, and give up on it too soon. Some changes require a slightly different approach in driving style to make it work. The same applies to a change in driving technique – just because it didn’t work the first time, don’t give up on it completely. Work at it a little before deciding if it does or doesn’t work. As a driver coach, I often have to convince my drivers to keep at a particular change… and when it works, they’re ecstatic! Adapting your driving style is critical to being consistently fast. To paraphrase the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, adapt.”

 

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2 Comments

  1. Do you have video of tuition, instead book?

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    • Chao – Great idea! Actually, I’m currently working on creating a series of online/video courses that will be similar to my books – and perhaps enhance them. I’m hoping to have the first one complete by around May or June, and then a couple more by the end of this year. Please check back here for info, and watch for posts at https://www.facebook.com/Drivercoach for an announcement of when they’re complete and available. Or better yet, sign up for a Speed Secrets Weekly subscription or to download the “How to Tune Your Car’s Handling” infographic (on the home page at https://speedsecrets.com), and then I’ll send an email to you when the courses are available.

      Thanks.

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