Q: “With FWD in a slow corner is some rotation a good way to solve inside wheelspin on exit?”

A: Yes. Obviously, in a FWD car, the front tires are doing most of the work: braking, cornering and acceleration. Therefore, it’s easy to overload or overwork them. In a corner where the priority is exit speed – one leading onto a long or long-ish straightaway, for example – you want to begin accelerating as early as possible. But if you still have a lot of steering angle in to get the car around the corner, something has to give, and it’s often wheelspin that is the result.

The only way to reduce steering angle early in a corner like this is to get most of the turning done early – rotating the car early in the corner. Often, that means trail braking deep into the corner to help turn the car; you want it pointing at the right angle as you approach and pass the apex of the corner so you can unwind/straighten the steering early. This leads to your ability to begin accelerating early with less chance of wheelspin.

Of course, there’s always a limit, and no matter what you do to rotate the car early, it’s possible to get wheelspin. That’s why it’s also important to be smooth with the throttle and be sensitive to any slip. Being smooth with the throttle application is also critical to controlling wheelspin.