Join Simraceway’s Paul Charsley and Nico Rondet as they discuss the art of entering a corner and the famous “string theory”.

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I absolutely love this feature. Please keep them coming, Paull, Nico. This definite increases my appreciation of what professional drivers are doing when they are behind the wheel of something truly extreme – especially after being at the wheel for hours. It is amazing that not more mistakes are made at the end of races. Can only imagine what will be going through McNish’s head when he runs through the Porsche Curves in that new R18 quatro. Complicated. One question, how would you change your methods at cornering if you were driving a 4 wheel drive car? Front wheel drive?

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Well the method is the same, but the tiimng would be different, but its not as easy as FWD or AWD techniques as it is more a function of the cars set up balance. But usually a FWD or AWD are more understeery so the brake release would go for longer in the corner, but you can in fact get a car of either ilk to turn quickly and then catch the rotation with the throttle, another much longer story………

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Looking forward for your talk with SEBASTIAN LOEB(!!!).

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Awesome stuff once again guys and girls.

Love it

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Does this approach change depending if you are attacking, defending, or circulating on your own?
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Or is it just the trajectory you take around the corner that changes?
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How about on a drying track, as the grip changes each lap, are you basing the grip available from what you can see, or using the braking phase to judge how much grip there may be further around the corner?

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If you are defending or attacking your line would probably change and therfore you may have to adapt the release to quicken the rotation to keep you on line mid corner, this does sacrifice ultimate corner speed but if it gets the pass done it’s all for a good cause, you just have to make sur eyou don’t run out earlier in the corbner exit to allow an up and under. Every inch of a track in drying conditions has different grip levels, so track knowledge is a help and also a “test” at each corner of diferent pavement and… Read more »

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Thanks for the answer Paul.