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SAE Motorsports has an article on the Top 10 most common mistakes that drivers make.
Some of it is pretty straightforward, some of it I hadn't considered.
Either way, its a good read.
|Why I say attending any type of high-performance driving course is the best investment to becoming a safer, better, and faster driver. People are quick to drop $10-$20k into a F/I system but will never drive it to its full potential w/o attending a HPDE. Than get upset when a Miata passes them. LOL!!!|
Technical proficiency requires little physical effort because the performances are always controlled, balanced. Less technically perfected efforts require as much physical and emotional strength as necessary to continually snatch oneself back from disaster time after time. To do something inefficiently (badly) requires more effort, like driving a car with an out-of-balance wheel. "Natural talent" is no substitute for careful learning and diligent practice. Beginners should not expect to post times that would champions would be proud to claim. Experienced drivers who have been idle should expect to spend practice time to find and refine old skills. Approaching perfection that's when the pro-athlete most recognizes the need for his coach. To extract that last 10% to 15% is inordinately more difficult.
|+1, the best mod is to the driver.|
|A couple of months back I read an editorial in Winding Road that discussed this. The editor recounted driving a Porsche 4s, and not being able to keep up with a skilled driver (I forget who now), driving a Volvo C30.|
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