Originally Posted by kscarrol
Sweet, been considering this as well! Silly question for those who have done it, am I required take the basic car control school before taking the M school? Would seem logical...
No. No prior driving is required. You progress through the exercises from slalom, braking, wet skid pads to hitting an apex (track in, track out), until you are hot lapping for the afternoon of the 2nd!!
When I did it in '09 the hot lapping was in the M5 and M3, and the skid pad stuff was in the M6.
My guess is that the 1M will replace the M6 on the pad, and most of the hot lapping will still be in the M5 and M3 with the SMG/DCT systems. Guessing they don't want you doing a lot of hot lap and shifting in the 1M's.