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What's the Difference Between F1, F2, F3, F4, and FE

What’s the Difference Between F1, F2, F3, F4, and FE?

If you’re just dipping your toe in the realm of professional motorsports, you’ll quickly realize that it’s far more diverse, complex, and electrifying than many outsiders would guess. The open-wheel racing industry features a wide range of formats, from traditional high-speed ovals to cutting-edge electric series. Whether you’re a spectator or someone who likes to…
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The Ultimate Guide To Braking On Track

Understanding Braking Issues

The brakes and braking are so critical to a good lap and you must understand how all the parts in the brake system have an impact on everything that happens after you hit the brake pedal. Just telling the engineer that the brakes “don’t work” doesn’t tell him anything about the problem you’re having. The…
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10 Tips Become Pro Racing Driver

10 Tips on How to Become a Pro Racing Driver

What a Professional (Pro) Racing Driver is to Me? In my view, the term “Pro Racing Driver” has very much so changed over the past 20 years. In the past, a professional racing driver was one who was paid for simply driving the racecar. Nowadays a pro driver is either good enough to be picked…
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The Quest for the Holy Tenth

The Quest for the “Holy Tenth”

The following blog story may have references that resemble the real-life circumstances of my actual friends and acquaintances…. which is unfortunate. “Looking forward to coaching today” popped up on my Twitter feed. The tweet was from a young American stud of a race driver who has an incredible racing resume. A young unemployed race driver,…
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The Benefits of Racing School

Getting Started in Racing

The Benefits of Racing School & the Steps that Follow There’s one thing you need to know before you set foot inside a racecar – once you finally get theopportunity to push yourself and a car to the limit around a racetrack, you’re going to want to do itagain. Many might say that the experience is…
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Attributes of a Racing Driver

WHAT DOES IT TAKE? PART 1

Excerpts from the book “DRIVE TO WIN”  by CARROLL SMITH There are several attributes necessary to make a successful racing driver. We read that the racing driver, amongst other things, must have abnormal reflexes, hand-eye coordination and eyesight; that he must be absolutely fearless and finally that he must be blessed with huge amounts of…
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Qualities of a racing driver

WHAT DOES IT TAKE? PART 2

Excerpts from the book “DRIVE TO WIN”  by CARROLL SMITH Racing Drivers are Risk Takers There has never been a successful racing driver who did not possess a high degree of intelligence. The (non-racing) journalists who have propagated this particular old saw seem to feel that a person of normal imagination is just not going to…
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The Basics of Driving A Race Car Fast

After spending a lifetime driving as fast as possible for a living as well as operating a racing school for the past several years, I guess I am qualified to provide my opinion on this. Technique We spend a lot of time in our school ensuring that our drivers learn the importance of technique in…
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how to drive race car

The Basics of Driving A Race Car Fast

After spending a lifetime driving as fast as possible for a living as well as operating a racing school for the past several years, I guess I am qualified to provide my opinion on this. Technique We spend a lot of time in our school ensuring that our drivers learn the importance of technique in…
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A Lap of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

A Lap of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

A turn-by-turn lap in one of the Allen Berg Racing Schools Tatuus carbon fibre open-wheel formula cars, as told by 14-year-old Mazda Motorsports factory driver, Alexander Berg. Turn 1: For experienced drivers, turn 1 is simple; stay on full throttle and apex in the middle of the turn, just past the crest, and then aim…
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Nick Galante Road America Manual Heel Toe Footwork Foot Cam

Nick Galante Road America Manual Heel Toe Footwork Foot Cam

Check Out This Video From Nick Galante On Heel Toe Footwork Foot Cam Ride along with Nick Galante at Road America in the #81 Bimmerworld ST F30 328i. We installed a foot cam to capture the footwork of what might be one of the last remaining years in manual gearbox professional sports car racing.  
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How to Approach a Race Track’s Three Types of Corners

How to Approach a Race Track’s Three Types of Corners

A race driver’s main objective is to complete a lap or race distance in the shortest amount of time. On most race tracks, the amount of time that you spend on the straights, at full throttle, is significantly more than the time that you spend in the corners. Consequently, there is more time to be gained…
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