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Discussion in 'Randomination' started by scaramanga, 4 Jul 2019.

  1. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Sean Davis

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    Ok, I'll do my best, just remember it was a few years ago and my car was a Caterham 7 with adjustable suspension and slick tyres


    Bruxelles, we used to brake heavy and late into this, use as much of the curb as you can (careful though, go too far and nasty things happen) to straighten the corner and trail brake looking to hit a late, late apex, its important to exit mid track and not run all the way to the curb as you need to have the car settled on the right for entry into the left hander as it can cost you a lot of time on the next straight if your entry is compromised.
    I always used to feel that I could have taken this corner faster but always messed up when I tried as its so easy to carry way too much speed into the corner and understeer out onto the runoff area (or worse if you have a light car with nasty lift-off snap oversteer :oops: )
    If you are having no luck with trail braking then try braking a bit earlier to get you speed down turn in and coast to just before the apex and then get on the power early so you drive at and through the apex, its hard to tell at what points to do this you have to feel what the front tyres are doing.
    Also make sure most of your braking is done before you get on the entry curb, your braking shouldn't be finished but you should just be coming of the brakes (or holding a trailing brake) as you are on the curb

    Blanchimont, A few assumptions here
    1. I assume you mean flat on exit not entry
    2. You are not riding the curb at the apex of the corner, this will push you off line as you exit the corner.
    3. The car is not the limiting factor, as in it doesn't have the capability to exit the corner flat as the engine outperforms the suspension.
    If not any of the above then from what I remember problems here are usually down to the line you take into the corner (as you want to be releasing the steering not putting more on as you pass the apex and line yourself up for the exit) as there wasn't any reference apex point to aim for, so you get people taking the different lines aiming for different apexes.
    I seem to remember that we used to take liberties with the curbs on entry (but go too far and the car will feel likes its being bragged off the circuit) pick an apex and aim for it, as i said don't touch the curb at the apex and open up the steering and drive for your exit point which in our case was about 10 meters before the curbs run out on the right and use all of this curb.
    Also worth noting as this is a high speed corner make sure steering, acceleration and brake inputs are really smooth and minimal, also don't try and carry to much speed into the corner as you will overload the front tyres so get you entry speed set early and the just steer in and accelerate out

    All of the above only applies if its dry, any wet stuff and keep clear of the curbs, not sure about now, but they used to be as slippery as a slippery thing, also watch out for the F1 ripples in the heavy braking and traction zones it can cause the car to get squirrelly.

    Hope it helps, the event organisers normally lay on a couple of pro drivers, use them for advice etc, they love talking about this stuff. oh also if we did a multi-day event we always just used the first day to learn the circuit and set the car and ourselves up, day 2 was about going fast and having fun.
     
  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    That's excellent, thanks.

    Coasting into Bruxelles is exactly what I'm doing - the fastest way I've found in a sim. It'll be a little different for me as I believe 7s are fairly light at the back - heavy, late, downhill braking usually means I'm looking back up the hill and wearing my brown overalls.

    I think I am taking inside kerb on Blanchimont - I'll keep that in mind and see if that's pushing me out for the 2nd apex.

    Thanks again.
     
  3. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Sean Davis

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    I pinged my mate who I used to go with a message about this (he was the better driver) and he said to google Driver61

    He also said we should buy another track car but then my wife threatened me with divorce. So Win-Win :D
     
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