myurr wrote:I have no idea if it's active but I'd like to think that it's just a constant flow that in itself balances the car by producing a more constant level of rear downforce. If it were actually active then that would be wrong on a whole new level.
But even in that constant flow guise it is still adjusting the cars throttle independently of driver input so as to balance the car, something that doesn't sit well with me.
OK, so i think we agree in how we think it works. Basically a constant aid based on driver input (lifting off). What's not clear to me, is how is this any different from say the diff settings, and consider they have one for corner entry, mid corner, and corner exit. Same goes for engine braking, it's a fixed setting that the driver can choose that will help him. Race start engine mappings? similar thing to me. DRS opened? another thing they can turn to for help, same with KERS. So from a driver's ability point of view i don't see how we can draw the line and say off throttle EBD should be banned as it's an aid. And i'm pretty clear cut when it comes to not wanting active susp, ABS, TC, etc. to be on cars.
WillerZ wrote:...The drivers have the option, however unattractive it is, of using the clutch to (partially) disconnect the engine from the wheels which would allow them to use the throttle under braking and turn-in without the usual side effect of accelerating the rotation of the rear wheels...
I think those are very different things, i even doubt an F1 gbox could be driven like that, they aren't meant to be run in neutral and then have the driver engage whenever he wants, there's a computer that controls that and the way they've been developed i'm thinking they would break before one lap is done. The problem in concept comes from thinking the ECU is just revving up the engine to blow gases while setting the thing in neutral, like you would on a manual car to match revs while down shifting. But in reality what the ECU is doing is opening the throttle and retarding the ignition so that instead of converting the ignited gases into torque, they're used to 'blow' the diffuser while providing much less torque than they would. So, based on this, given a driver has no way of retarding ignition other than through engine mappings, i don't see how anyone could expect a driver to replicate this process.
Rob01 wrote:Some use the heel toe method. Not all drivers use left foot brake. Use the heel for the brake and keep the gas pedal down with the toe.
Rob01 wrote:Because they were raised doing the heel toe in lower and carting series.
Really, which drivers are those? provide sources. Last time i checked Rubens was the last one to right foot brake and that changed while at Ferrari.
BTW, for me to heel and toe in a kart i'd have to use clown shoes and destroy the steering column. What karts do you race?
Lastly, just noticed you said brake with the heel, keep the gas down with the toe. To me it's more brake with toe, hit gas with heel/right side of the foot.