This Is How You Can Set The Perfect Qualifying Lap
June 28th, 2017
When it comes to racing, qualifying is one of, if not THE most important sessions of the weekend for everyone. Obviously, a higher starting position means fewer cars to pass during the actual race, and more clean, unblocked air coming your way. And thanks to this video, you can now see exactly what it takes to set the perfect qualifying lap.
SAFEisFAST is an organization focused on driver development. They took the time to put together a great video of some of the best racing legends explaining all of the factors you would need to consider when laying down a flying lap during qualifying.
IMSA winner Ricky Taylor and IndyCar winner Graham Rahal make an appearance, as well as Porsche factory driver Patrick Long, Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, and Indy Lights driver Sage Karam. If you can't get tips from these guys, nobody will be able to help you!
Now there's a whole lot to consider when setting a qualifying lap. Things like optimal tire temps, downforce settings, and even fuel levels all come into consideration. But that's just the tip of the iceberg...see what these guys have to say about it! Qualifying at your very possible best is no easy feat and something to be proud of.