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Old 11-26-2003, 08:02 AM
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Ok, Mr. Ferrari...

I really don't think he missed the first apex (left-hander) much if at all, and it really didn't matter... He was well-positioned at the exit.

As for the right-hander, I think it's more a matter of him taking the wrong line. The turn is obviously more of a late-apex and he entered it *way* too early and simply ran out of road at the exit.

The nature of the corner (being on a hump) means he couldn't see that he was running out of room until it was too late.

That error was compounded by the fact that he was applying throttle from turn-in on... and when he realized he was running out of road, he lifted, upset the balance (a good lesson about trailing-throttle oversteer in a mid-engined car) and spun, probably even before his wheels hit the dirt.

Ok... now the learning part again.

Assuming he made the same error, what could he have done to avoid the spin at the exit?
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