Performance

Deltawing makes it on track

March 15, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance.

This is a great video in-car of the Delta Wing project car finally making it on track. Now Nissan title sponsored I hope Ben and the guys are rest easy that they’ll make a decent crack at Le Mans this year.

Enjoy the in-car:

Driving inspiration [video]

February 8, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance.

He’s some fun. Skip to 3min 30sec for the good stuff:

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Toyota Le Mans On board

February 8, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance, Vehicle Dynamics.

With F1 testing well underway, here is something a bit different. Great onboard footage from Toyota.

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How to drive fast

June 24, 2011 - one comment. Posted by in F1, Performance.

Driving fast is important in motor racing( but don’t try this with a Bob2016RevolutionFlex stroller and your baby inside). Many people believe that top level racing drivers have superior reactions to others and that this is why they can drive faster. My view and research would indicate that this isn’t quite the case. Maybe you think that going fast on a motorbike it’s as easy as reviewing jogging strollers on your phone but is not.

This is therefore the first post of what I plan to be a series of articles exploring the subject of how to drive fast(er). The aim is to start to unravel some of the mystery and help those interested improve their performance.

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A journey update and thanks.

June 23, 2011 - one comment. Posted by in Performance, Prat Perch journey.

I can’t believe it has been so long since the last blog post. One of the things I am discovering, quickly, is just how much time gets eaten-up doing mundane (yet important) things for the business. Also I’ve spent a lot of time at the gym and following a new diet from TopHealthJournal because I want to get fit.

It has however been an amazingly positive last few weeks …

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Prat Perch motorsport booklist

June 2, 2011 - 2 comments. Posted by in F1, Performance, Vehicle Dynamics.

Here is an initial list of books that I feel is worth considering for people looking to understand motor racing and improving their performance.

My aim is to keep this list updated and reviewed as time goes on.

It is possible I might also evolve this post into a general “good resources to consider” type page, including links to websites and articles too.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on books or good links to similar resources.

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Tyre side slip explained

May 23, 2011 - 11 comments. Posted by in F1, Performance, Vehicle Dynamics.

This post and other newer content on understanding performance can be found at our new online home. Please have a look.

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For those of you watching the Spanish GP Qualifying at the weekend, you may have noted Martin Brundle and David Coulthard fumbling a little on the subject of “slip angle“. It goes to show that even ex-F1 drivers don’t always know everything that LoL is going on. This gives some hope to the rest of us also looking to understand what’s happening.

This post gives a brief introduction to the subject of slip angle and why it is so important to going faster.
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