Threshold braking analysis theory

Compare peaks in longitudinal acceleration around the lap to find opportunities in your drivers threshold braking analysis.

Assumptions:

  • Flat track
  • Uniform grip
  • Consistent car

Image below shows opportunities for investigation at points 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7.

What to look for / be careful of?

  • Does not really work for fast corners –> can unsettle car.
  • Hills –> consider correcting analysis
  • Changing track surfaces
  • Driver inputs
  • Tyre temps
  • Friction circle

This is Today I Learned Motorsports is part of a growing collection. Snippets of things I am learning day to day and sharing with you so I don’t forget! Share if you like it. Click here for them all. Sign-up below to never miss the new ones👇

NEW! - Race Fuel Calculator

X