Been a while since I posted last, but wanted to pass along a quick tip I always use when I coach other drivers. It’s so simple, and really an effective way to monitor your personal performance. Simply put, I ask these two questions to my drivers after each and every session:
As most of us know, driving position is critical when it comes to providing a solid performance in any car or kart.
Although none of us are driving Formula 1 cars, take a look at this video and think about what your own racing position is like. Can it be more comfortable? Your body remembers a lot of the feedback that you’re getting from the seat. So the more comfortable you are, the better your performance will be.
We all know that racing is a dynamic sport. Things are always happening. In order to be successful, a driver always must keep his attention ahead of the car’s behavior and where he is on track.
You don’t need to be Lewis Hamilton in order to get faster.
Amateur racers can improve themselves if they practice a little bit each day. There are simple things that drivers can do to improve their racing that only take 15 to 30 minutes per day, and cost you very little. The sweet thing is that a lot drivers aren’t even attempting to do many of these little things during their ‘downtime’. That gives you an advantage.
You’ve got 30 minutes today, right? Then you can start becoming faster.
Every driver talks about performing in ‘the Zone’. A state of mind where a driver’s performance is at the peak. Cornering seems effortless, braking points are sublime and the driver’s brain is free of all distracting thoughts. All that matters is what is happening now, the driver is acting without judgement, and he is getting the maximum performance out of his drive. Lap times are consistent, speed is high, and every about racing seems simple.
Being in ‘the Zone’ is an encouraging feeling. What it tells the driver is that deep down in their subconscious capabilities, they have a strong understanding of what they are doing, and how to perform at the maximum level.
When a driver is in 'the Zone', even the most difficult conditions will seem effortless.