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Ritchie Timpe - Training Plan No. 4

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Goal

Understand the mechanics that help to get lap times down

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Conclusion

Great lap times, your full term 40+ laps works well. A few tweaks with setup. For example, your lower top speed may be related to ERS or fuel but most likely your wings. Qualifying it is fine but for the race lower by -1. Careful of any wheel spin - S1 and S9 in particular. In general you tend to have a little oversteer. Test the differential a little to see if you can correct that.

Assigned Task

As discussed in Discord, fire over a message as soon as you have a session you'd like analysed. As you are driving very well at the moment, generally within a second of the reference lap. We'll test a different breakdown of data. Your next training plan will highlight each segment and provide a separate section on Set Up suggestions.

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1st key mistake: 

Too much throttle

Why it matters

An uncommon mistake that is not relevant when trying to shave the last tenth off here or there.

How much of a problem it is for you

A number of segments are involved with giving too much throttle. 12% of your errors are linked to this.

See an example in your own sessions

Slightly noticeable in segment 4 but gaining that extra hundredth is possible is a late gear change or dropping to too low a gear.

Learn to improve

Too much throttle can be associated with wheel spin out of a corner, this can be subtle but throughout the course of a full race, any wheel spinning can degrade the tires.

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2nd key mistake:

Not using enough space on the entry

Why it matters

Coming in just a little hot can force you further off the apex than you'd prefer

How much of a problem it is for you

15% of your mistakes are associated with this error

See an example in your own sessions

In segment 9, by not using the full width of the track after the first half of the corner, forces a tighter angle on the second corner.

Learn to improve

When two corners are close to each other, pre-empting the second corner needs to be handled quickly

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3rd key mistake: 

Unnecessary braking

Why it matters

It goes without saying that braking when not required will slow your lap times. Avoid at all costs.

How much of a problem it is for you

Occasionally you add a little brake when not needed.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 1, had a small blip on the brake that cost  maybe a few hundredths.

Learn to improve

Although it is rarely done, it is a shame to miss a personal best lap due to resting your braking foot or accidentally giving a little dab on the brakes.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.1s - 0.2s

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