What about grabbing a higher gear before entering the long corner? Do you really lose time? OR does the great new technology of double clutch and no torque loss transmissions allow us to achieve faster times through solving this time honored conundrum?
Thinking about it more, if you're mid corner then you'd want to be using 100% of the tire and shifting is going to upset that and upset the balance of the car as well. Even without any torque loss between gears, on power you'd be going from one understeer condition to a lesser one because the higher gear sends less torque to the wheels so weight would transfer forward. It would be like breathing the throttle, I think. You can even spin a car on a straight if you aren't smooth.
Do you think if you can upshift in a turn, even on track out, then you aren't going fast enough? Or am I not thinking about everything here?
Last edited by Purple Derple; 04-05-2012 at 08:48 PM.
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