Hello! I’m Abel Caro, race data-performance engineer at Lebalap, and I’m going to give you some tips to improve your driving in simracing.
1. Identify failures
If no mistakes were made, everyone would always do the same times lap after lap. But this is not what happens.
So, the most important thing is that you identify your mistakes and, above all, the reason that you are making them. For this it is important that you practice with other drivers or share telemetry data.
Some of the most common mistakes are not doing trail braking correctly, not rushing the entire width of the track when cornering or rushing with the accelerator.
In races, the most difficult thing is usually to regain confidence and return to good times after making a serious mistake, being surprised by the change of dynamics of the car with the recoil or being impatient with overtaking.
2. Train to improve, not to «hang out»
If you want to have a high level, it is essential to spend hours on the track going solo, looking for the limits of the track, the car and yours. But it is useless to spend hours driving if you do not do it from an analytical point of view. Quality is better than quantity.
Sometimes, it is not even worth looking to improve the times, but to make long runs without making those mistakes that usually arise. When your mind and body are completely used to avoiding them, the times and pace will come.
On the other hand, if you have the opportunity to share the track with teammates, this will help you greatly to improve. Your failures can be different from theirs and that will make you complement each other perfectly.
The data reflects exactly what has been happening on the track. This means that it will tell you what you have done, how the car has behaved and under what conditions.
Of course, there are tens or even hundreds of variables that are stored, depending on the car and simulator. In addition to many others that must be created by transforming those.
It is not an easy task, but with Lebalap you have it easier than ever. Just download the data and send it to me. You will receive the video analysis of the guidelines you must follow, along with all the necessary dashboards, graphs and charts.
All generated with our own and exclusive software so you do not have to install anything to see them. Some of the variables that are analyzed in depth are the temperatures and performance of the engine, wheels, accelerator, brake, steering wheel rotation, gears, condition and behavior of the wheels, movement of the suspensions …
What is your excuse for not going to the next level?