Today’s Tip – Grip vs Power

What type of car are you driving? Does it have an excess of grip over power or an excess of power over grip? The answer to that question will give you slight changes to your approach to each corner.

In general terms, if you have more grip than power you want to be trying to take a more constant radius and constant speed through the turns. Carry speed and maximise the lateral grip mid bend. If you have more power than grip you will aim to turn in later, make a slower mid-corner and a later apex to give you a straighter exit to allow you to put the power down better.

Each car will have fine nuances based around these general principles. Drop me a line to book a coaching day on track where I can help you read your car and blend your technique to the car’s requirements.