F1 Tips: Racing Line

Hello Top Driver!

Mastering the best racing line for each corner is foundational to speed on the track.

There aren't many corners where multiple racing lines are effective.

This particularity, however, requires deeper analysis, which we will cover in our later discussions.

For now, let's focus on how to determine the best possible racing line in general.

Understanding the racing line is the basics you learn when you first hit a new circuit.

Typically, the best line is the shortest one and/or the one that allows for the highest average speed through a given corner.

For a standard left-hand turn, you should start from the far right, skim or even ride over the inside left curb if its shape allows, then widen out to just graze the exit curb while maintaining high speed.

This is under ideal conditions of tire wear, track grip, weather, and other variables.

However, you must also consider the track section following the turn:

  • If it's a straightaway, you should set up the corner entry to exit as quickly as possible to maximize acceleration.
  • If it's another corner or a series of corners, you should choose a line that allows for the best transition between them.
  • Other conditions to consider include weather or overtaking scenarios. If you find your lap times unusually high on a track, it may be because you're not interpreting it correctly.

The turn we just described can easily cost you more than a second if you don't pay attention to all the conditions.

A wrong racing line will lead to more frequent mistakes, increased tire wear...

So watch your line and strive for clean driving.

This approach will significantly improve your performance.

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