We would all like to have the talent of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. However, unfortunately not everyone has the same skills behind the wheel. That said, you can still have plenty of fun driving on a track if that’s something you are interested in. Here are a few tips that will help you in that regard.
Know first that taking your car on a track is done at your own risk. Car insurance rarely covers track days, and the fact that you are going around a circuit at full speed means that you may damage your vehicle. Still, if you want to enjoy the experience, feel free to contact your insurance company and see what they say.
Once you have settled the insurance question, there are a few other tips you can follow to make sure you get the most out of your track experience.
Check your tires
Your car may be a sports model, but it still needs the right tires to get around the track. Moreover, these tires need to be in perfect shape and inflated to the correct pressure, keeping in mind that your tires will enlarge as they heat up around the track.
Find the correct position
You do not sit in a track car as you would in a street car. Sit upright with your shoulders supported and your wrists reaching the top of the steering wheel. When you fully press the brake, your leg should be slightly bent.
The position will seem uncomfortable at first but will provide excellent support once on the track. Place your hands at 9 and 3 with your elbow slightly bent as well. Keep your eyes looking ahead to where you want to go, not where you are. Otherwise, you can be caught off guard with little time to react. Moreover, looking at where you are going not where you are will help you be a little smoother. Driving around the track is all about being smooth and not trying to control everything. Let the car do the work, and have fun!
Thank you to Honda Queensway for their help with this article.