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A lap around Interlagos Brazil

March 26, 2002

"I approach the first corner travelling at my maximum speed of 310kmh in top gear and the entry is very difficult. It is a little bumpy in the braking area and the line of sight into the first corner is quite difficult as the circuit drops away off-camber.

"The first corner itself is taken in second gear at 105kmh. Accelerating into the right-hand turn two, not braking for it but having to be very careful with the throttle, I will apex the right-hand part at 150kmh in third.

"From there a long left-hander leads to the back straight, which is pretty well flat-out. I exit the corner at around 240kmh and shift from fourth to fifth.

"At the end of the straight I will be travelling at slightly lower than my fastest speed, around 305kmh in top gear, before braking hard for the left-hand corner, which I take at 135kmh in third. This corner is very long and I am basically flat-out for the second part of it, exiting at around 240kmh in fourth gear, but with quite high lateral loading.

"On the short straight that leads to the next corner, I will peak at around 280kmh in fifth before dropping to 190kmh for the next, fourth-gear corner. Again this is a long corner and I have to be very careful on the throttle here to balance the car.

"Entering the tight right-hand corner is quite difficult because I have to brake still with some lateral force on the car and drop the car right down to 65kmh in first gear.

"This is followed by a left-hand corner, and I will quickly grab second gear at around 125kmh before entering this corner. Again I use the brakes lightly to stabilize the car and bring the speed down to around 95kmh.

"On the very short straight before the next corner I should just hit fourth gear on a good lap, at around 210kmh, before again dropping down to first gear and around 70kmh for the right-hander.

"This is then followed by a long left-hand corner, taken almost flat-out, and I will be exiting it at around 270kmh in fourth gear before entering the very important final corner.

"I have to drop down to 110kmh in second gear for this but this corner is critical as it leads onto a long straight which, although it starts with a curve, is actually taken flat out.

"I cross the finishing line at around 305kmh in top gear to finish the lap."


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