Originally Posted by Autotechnica
lol, and we are all still here.
Oh maaan - I didn't even notice how old this thread was!
Btw - that thing about the ditch and all - I think the term is Left Foot Braking. My dad used to race and he always tells me about that technique. This would be back in the 50s and 60s....
Apparently, if you need to switch from gas to brake frequently, it saves valuable 10ths of seconds. Also, it's supposed to settle the car somehow and smooth the transition from braking to gas etc....
I've tried it and it's really tricky. Mainly at a tight autocross - first gear all the way through. I can't say it worked for me...one thing's for sure, I always stalled at the end of the run... left foot is on the wrong pedal!
Maybe a pro driver can take advantage of it?