I read somewhere that Michael Schumaker is very hard on the
brakes because he left foot brakes while holding the throttle
wide open :-) I find LFB helps remedy terminal understeer in the
middle of a corner, and definitely provides a much smoother
transition from acceleration to braking.and vica-versa.
Richard Pilfold -C.S.C.C. BSP 240Z
To win is nice, to race is enough.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: whitney [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 1999 2:44 PM
> To: Engstrom; 'AutoCross Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: Left foot braking
> >1) How many of you that have a choice left foot brake (AM, CM, FM - I
> >guess you HAVE to) ?
> >2) What kind of cars do you drive?
> Yes, I too am an LFB'r, in the following cars: DSP accord, ES Escort
> GT, BS
> miata, GS Talon, DP crx, CSP miata etc.
> >3) For those of you who left foot brake, is it common to use a little
> >with the left foot to control speed in the middle and end of a turn?
> Yes, it makes for a quick and gentle spped adjustment, without as much
> attitude change (read oversteer) as a throttle lift alone might
> This gives you two tools to use, one which just decelerates, and one
> will also adjust under/oversteer.
> >4) For those of you who left foot brake, is it common to use both
> brake and
> >throttle modulation in a slalom?
> Yes, in fact, that is where it shines, as you can squirt the gas and
> the brakes with such rapidity, that the slaloms feel much better.
> You still do the same basic things, you just shorten the time lag in
> between the pedals.
> Note, the better the car is setup, with minimal push and easily
> steered, the less helpful (in terms of time) LFB'ing seems to be. But
> stock cars generally respond very well to it to help mask their
> Have fun with the new tool :)