NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:59 pm
DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:54 am
You can compare it on the video. Corner 2 has a more than 90 degree angle, by braking earlier and making a tighter turn Max had a slower exit speed in the first try.
That all depends on the corner, going wide does means you can go faster through the corner but your exit speed is compromised because you must accelerate later. A tighter turn means a slower corner speed, but you can accelerate earlier.
First part, Turning tighter does indeed mean you will be slower, as was evident on lap 68. So to be able to gain a position, Max had to force another car off the track, and you say its ok to do that.
It has nothing to do with forcing a car of the track. It is about taking a wider turn in so he could accelerate quicker among other things. Leclerc should have realised that and backed down. Or he should have defended better. T
If a corner is broken down to 3 parts (entry, mid corner, exit) Charles was on the racing line on entry, Max was not. At mid corner Charles couldnt get to the racing line as Max was in the way. Max missed the racing line as he either overshot it, or decided to run charles out wide (both fine). Then on corner exit neither were on the racing line. The racing line is not out that wide at that stage in the corner.
Again. Max did not overshot the racing line, he took it wider (not 90 degrees corner remember) so he got on the ideal racing line.
So at no point was Max on the racing line, he just crossed it once as he went deep into the corner.
Racing line is not the geometric line. It depends on more factors than the geometric structure of a corner alone. For Max the last part of the corner he was fully on his ideal racing line after putting the apex further in the corner, which he did because of the > 90 degree turn.
As for your second statement, the more width of the track you use, will always be faster except on flat out corners if you can hug the inside line without scrubbing speed.
This is also not true, this guy explains it; the difference between the geometric line and the ideal racing line (The video will start at the moment he is explaining this corner situation.). The only difference is, that Max did not start out wide which would be totally ideal.