Giblet wrote:As good as I like to think I am, we don't get to see modern telemetry reads and can only speculate in a way that can be a good educated guess. All my lessons are useless and if I try to see what makes Vettel fast on the tube visually, I will be tasting my own shoe as I try to extract it from my mouth.
I guess that's why we they have experts, usually ex-drivers or test-drivers, in the commentary or as writers for columns on the BBC, ITV, Autosport, F1Racing, etc. They will know, or at least have a greater idea of, why drivers are fast.
I can only speak from the drivers I've heard, Ant Davidson and Martin Brundle. When they explain a drivers style and how they watch drivers it amazes me what they see and what I can't. They always talk of the drivers submarining on braking and they can see how the car is reacting to the drivers input with far greater detail than, certainly, I can.
ringo wrote:We hear the "he likes over steer"
I believe everyone likes a bit of tail-out action.
I shall add this:
The bit about over-steer in that was nice. When Jenson says that he kicked it out on purpose. It does show how much skill these drivers have, as I'm sure many of them do this. Kick the tail out to prevent the opposing car getting past.
"It could be done manually. It would take quite a while, but it could be done. There is however a much more efficient and accurate way of getting the data. Men with lasers." Wing Commander Andy Green