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Basics - Braking

Location: Magny Cours
Player Car: Lotus Elise


Welcome to the braking training.

The purpose of good braking technique is to slow the car down from fairly high
speed in a controlled manner.

Remember to apply the brakes in a smooth progressive manner, increasing pressure
with a rapid squeeze, rather than slamming them on. Doing the latter usually leads
to locked tyres and smoke billowing out of the wheel wells. While it might look
impressive, a locked tyre will increase your braking distance and can cause you to
overshoot the corner entrance for a trip onto the grass - or hitting the car in
front of you that was braking properly.

A rolling tyre stops much better than a locked one. Remember that.