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Kadin Richardson - Training Plan No. 1

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Goal

Compete at a high standard in F1 leagues as well as Endurance races.

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Conclusion

Plenty to learn from your initial session analysis. There is work to be done on the throttle application, mainly around consistency. However, most improvements will be gained by understanding and analysing your braking stage.

Assigned Task

Take your favourite track and drive sessions with a minimum of 8 clean laps. Consider adding a small deadzone to the top end of your braking pedal. This will help you get to 100% braking and might remove the small spikes when around 100%. If this isn't a pedal issue then consider raising your car height just a little if you are aggressively driving on the kerbs and the car might be bottoming out. After each session take a quick look at your braking points compared to the reference lap and ensure that you aren't braking for too long or scrubbing too much speed mid corner.

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1st key mistake: 

Too late to full throttle

Why it matters

Full throttle is where the speed is. As long as you have control, the general aim is to get to full throttle as quickly as possible.

How much of a problem it is for you

With over 30% of your mistakes arising from 'late to full throttle', it is very important to study this area.

See an example in your own sessions

Look at segment 2.  there is a tenth to be saved in this segment, as you are a little slow getting to full throttle.  Also, when at full throttle there is some spikes down, that imply the pedal needs to be correctly calibrated.

Learn to improve

Take a moment to watch one of our videos that emphasises the need to get to full throttle quickly.  Think smooth but fast, on / off the throttle will nearly always be slower than quick and smooth.

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2nd key mistake:

Not enough brake

Why it matters

There are similarities with the previous mistake, however 'not enough brake' is more focused on not getting to full braking quick enoughand not at all.

How much of a problem it is for you

Less of a problem but still 16% of your mistakes can be found here.

See an example in your own sessions

Take a look at segment 4, braking early but not effectively is basically not enough brake.  When entering corners it is normally quicker to get to your desired braking percentage as quickly as possible.  Especially on corners where you want 100% braking.  In this segment you fail to reach 100% and this might well have been a contributing factor as to why you can to reapply the brakes part way through the corner.

Learn to improve

To reiterate, it is generally better to get to full braking quicker than using less braking than having to stay on the brakes longer or reapply the brakes.  Full brakes (no lockup), time your turn in, then trail brake into the corner turn.

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3rd key mistake: 

Inconsistent throttle application

Why it matters

A consistent increased application of the throttle is critical to hitting those fastest corner deltas. Releasing or easing off the throttle are common traits until you master a corner.

How much of a problem it is for you

A bit more than 12% of your mistakes are related to this.

See an example in your own sessions

Just after the apex in segment 2, your throttle application is engaged then off then later there is a second dip on the gas.

Learn to improve

Throttle management is complex and takes a lot of practice, this video highlights many aspects of corner exit and encourages smooth throttle control as an absolute necessity.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.3s - 0.5s

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