Originally Posted by thorny
And one last point, MDM will intervene when you drive fast on the track, especially in slow corners, and yes I know it cost some time, but saying "mdm intervenes because you overdrive your car or because you have bad habits" is not correct. If you try to keep MDM from going off, you'll be driving like a grandma around the circuit
Fully agree. Almost impossible to do a true quick lap without having MDM intervention. It is way to intrusive, especially if you are running a square set-up.
The point about developing bad habits with MDM, is that mostly inexperienced drivers tend to rely on DSC/MDM to cover for their mistakes. With time these mistakes become natural habits and as as speed increases, eventually they can lead to unfortunate events.
IMO, a good example is in OC3's video where he is followed by the formula car. His car was in an an oversteer situation well before he put one wheel off. Yet all the way through he kept steering the car into the turn instead of reacting to the oversteer. It is good that he only put a wheel off and that MDM was able to catch it. With more speed, he might have ended-up sideways in the dirt, and sideways in the dirt can lead to a flip, even with MDM!!!
It is just my opinion, but good driving habits should come first. Next come the fast lap times. Even if we are not aiming to become pros