Let’s be honest, we could all stand to brush up on our driving.
Chances are that if you’re reading this, your a good driver. Okay so maybe you’ve never been on a race track or hit every apex correctly outside of Forza, but your knowledge and interest in cars surely makes you at least a marginally better than the average driver on the road, right? Mustang drivers, quit nodding. Everyone else, well, you may want to tune in to see what Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained has to say about professional driving.
The guy has a few praise-worthy rides in his garage, most notably a Honda S2000, and Fenske certainly knows about the math involved in getting a car to function properly and turn the forces of nature into controlled explosions, harsh accelerations, and in turn, huge grins. However, he lacks a bit of experience on an actual race track.
In one of his more humbling videos, he takes to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and points out his most common mistakes, which he likely shares with all other amateur drivers…perhaps you? It’s okay to admit it. Heck, that’s the first step on the road to improvement. Thankfully Fenske has a professional driver riding in a Honda NSX in the adjacent screen to show us what the same Laguna Seca corners look like when properly executed in a high performance machine. As you’ll learn, half the battle is simply getting used to handling a car at its limits and then learning how to appropriately push your own.