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Jonathan Newman - Training Plan No. 2

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Goal

Generally improve

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Conclusion

Great consistency which is an important skill for racing. To progress further you need to start concentrating on your trail braking skills.

Assigned Task

Similar assignment to last week. However, when you review your laps and corner segments keep a tally of how many times your trail brakes. Drop us an email to let us know how many corners you trail braked on. Your best 3 consecutive lap score!

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1st key mistake: 

Not trail braking

Why it matters

In F1 trail braking is a tricky technique to learn. The power, speed and downforce negate the feeling of trail braking. However, the graphs show what is necessary to lower your lap times.

How much of a problem it is for you

Nearly 30% of your mistakes were due to not trail braking.

See an example in your own sessions

In the braking tab of segment 2 it is possible to clearly see the on/off braking instead of easing off at the end of the braking phase.  Switch to different laps on this segment and you'll see similar problems each time.

Learn to improve

Here is a different video explaining the trail braking technique.  Study and try to implement it on the majority of your corners.

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2nd key mistake:

Not enough throttle

Why it matters

You show a slight nervousness to get on the throttle quickly. Milliseconds will cost time per corner and they quickly add up.

How much of a problem it is for you

Approximately a quarter of your mistakes are linked to the

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 6 shows with the use of the Focus Zone how that delay is costing you time.  Sometimes it is better, sometimes a little worse each lap.

Learn to improve

This is all about the mental drive to go faster.  Many factors will affect that, whether it is weather, opponents and also in hotlapping with fatigue and concentration.  Look to maximise every corner opportunity to its fullest.

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3rd key mistake: 

Gear too high

Why it matters

If you are in too high a gear then the car simply doesn't use enough of its available power to achieve the quickest lap times.

How much of a problem it is for you

Only 8% of your errors are linked to being in too high a gear. A simple mistake to rectify.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 1 is also a good example of being in too high a gear. Check out on the 'steering wheel' in analysis, on the initial phase of your acceration your choice of 4th gear is costing you about half a second.

Learn to improve

There are valid times when short shifting to control your acceleration is useful but use sparingly as doing so can often severely affect your laps times.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.2s - 0.4s

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