The Fast Line is the subject of the 14th online instructional video in the Advanced Driving Techniques block of SAFEisFAST.com. The paper solution to “What is the fast line through this corner?” is never quite the exact answer. So many real world conditions factor into finding that magic trajectory: track surface changes, bumps, grip, use of kerbs, your racecar and where the corner falls in relation to connecting corners and straightaways. Of course, the connecting of those fast lines is key to consistent quick laps, and the driver’s precision is the ultimate key.
A dozen of the America’s top road racers offer insight into determining and executing the fast line. In order of appearance they are Tommy Milner, Marino Franchitti, Jorg Bergmeister, Lucas Luhr, Anthony Davidson, Mike Conway, Patrick Long, Dario Franchitti, Sebastien Buemi, Jan Mangussen, John Martin and Andy Lally.