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On a Formula One track, what’s the fastest way through a corner?

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc share the best way to take a corner in Formula One and other trade secrets.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 31, 2019, 05.37 PM IST
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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium with third placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 14, 2019 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Race winner Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium with third placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 14, 2019 in Northampton, England.
Formula One is back this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

Before the championship race heats up again, the 2019 grid took some time out to decode popular F1 terms and give us a peek at trade secrets, like how does DRS actually work, what’s an undercut and what’s the fastest way through a corner?

In a video posted by Formula One, Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc break down the steps that go into driving the tightest corner. These include rotating the car without scrubbing too much speed, using as much track as possible, hitting the right trajectory in the entry and exit of the corner, steering as little as possible and trying to reach and hit the apex every time at the middle point.


“There’s literally thousands of things that go on through the experience,” said Hamilton.

The 2019 grid also decoded some commonly used F1 terms for those new to following the sport such as undercut, slipstream, understeer/oversteer, harvesting in F1 etc. with a special mention of the controversial DRS or drag reduction system.


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