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Fred Davis - Training Plan No. 6

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Goal

Improve overall speed.

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Conclusion

Great to see your times coming down nicely.
The coasting on entry is improving but is still noticeable. There are a number of issues with your braking that can be practiced.

Assigned Task

Stomp that brake pedal! Practicing applying fast and full braking on all the corners that the reference lap achieves 100% braking strength. This still can be done at any track, so stay with the same car and choose a track you know well. Minimum 3 sessions and refer back to your data in between. That is the most important point to note.

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1st key mistake: 

Pressing brake pedal too slowly

Why it matters

To 100% understand your desired braking point you need to get on the brake with the same power each time. Without this the braking point can never be fixed in your mind.

How much of a problem it is for you

Your worst mistake this week with approximately 15% of your errors coming from being too gentle with the brake.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 4 shows an interesting difference between the reference lap and your braking.  Final pressure is good i.e. 100% but you take too long to reach it.  Your graph line isn't as steep as the reference laps.

Learn to improve

An easy one to practice.  Stomp your brake pedal to get to 100%  braking as quickly as you can.  It is possible, infact, likely that this might cause your tires to lockup.  The skill is to get there fast and then slightly ease off as soon as you feel the tires starting to skid or preferably just before this.  Refer back to the analysis to make sure you are being quick and aggressive enough.

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2nd key mistake:

Inconsistent throttle application

Why it matters

Still a priority for you to be patient at the apex and then give full throttle instead of having to back off.

How much of a problem it is for you

11% of all of your mistakes related to the inconsistent throttle.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 1 highlights very well that on the corner exit that you aren't sure exactly how far you can push your car.  The more on/off you are on the throttle will always slow your lap times.

Learn to improve

Mugello has shown its value and is providing feedback to ensure that your throttle control can be worked on.  As a practice, in a couple of sessions, test changing your mindset to never come off the gas when accelerating out of a corner.  Sure you'll go off track a few times but you'll be building knowledge and memory of the cars limits.  Instead of adapting on track.

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3rd key mistake: 

Running too wide out of the first part of a chicane

Why it matters

Generally speaking, you should focus on the second part of a chicane to maximise your exit speed. That is easier said than done as it requires a lot of patience in the first section.

However, the benefit is massive as you gain an advantage on your competition down the following straight.

How much of a problem it is for you

With almost 10% of all of your mistakes being this one, it is as frequent a problem as braking too late.

See an example in your own sessions

For example, in Segment 2, the racing line lost you your time, affected by braking too late.

Learn to improve

Here is a tutorial for chicane technique that can be useful to understand.  Your technique is generally good in chicanes but there might be a couple of pointers for you.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.5s - 0.8s

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