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Left foot braking defects the vacuum needed (archive)

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Posted by Lee on December 18, 2001 at 16:32:08:

In Reply to: Left foot braking with simultaneous throttle posted by John on December 18, 2001 at 16:20:23:

In fact, when the throttle is closed, as in most braking situations, it creates a vacuum, which sucks the membrane and helps you apply the brake. If the throttles are open, it creates less vacuum, hence more force is needed to apply the brake.

BTW Left foot braking will cost you time and speed. Remember that if you are still accelerating BEFORE reaching the apex, that means that your entering speed is not high enough. The maximum speed is allowed by the maximum adhesion in the corner, and braking in a corner is not the proper way to reach maximum adhesion. And also you should consider reaccelerating after the apex, not braking. Just my 02 driving cents.


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