Accelerating, braking and cornering – in any case grip is helpful, is essential, a must. Grip and ideal line. Sometimes grip or ideal line. A topic for the track? Yes, but also for the street – or is the road you are driving on always in a perfect condition?
Especially on the famous Nordschleife and on hill climbs (these are usually routes for the daily traffic), you are faced with many challenges, such as different road pavements, bumps and other irregularities – in wet and dry. Let us have a look at these points, step by step.
Different road pavement, bumps and other irregularities. In dry conditions there is a great impact on the breaking distance, cornering speed and acceleration. Hopping wheels are not helpful; the same with skidding ones. In wet conditions it is more or less the same, but even more difficult.
On the road, on wet leaves or snow. It is similar. When ever possible, avoid the wet leaves. When you have problems to start or accelerate on snow, change your driving line just for a few hand’s breadths (which is possible in most instances).
Driver’s eyes and mouth wide open and a vehicle, that is solely at the mercy of the law of physics – this combination seldom has a happy end, neither on the track nor on the road.
It is up to you. When the ideal line does not allow enough grip, look for a line, where you can find more grip. Sometimes it is just a little bit more, sometimes quite a lot. And overall, it is a gain of safety and on the track of speed, too.
See you next Friday.
God bless you, all the best!