This section shows books on high performance driving.
Books on High Performance Driving Skills and Improvement
- Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving by Carl Lopez: a very thorough reference to driving techniques, race driving theory, practice skills, basic tire and cassis tuning, and an introduction to competitive racing. Highlights include excellent discussions on the racing line, cornering, braking, and car control. This is one of the must haves.
- to win, The essential guide to race driving: Carroll smith has been involved in racing for over 30 years. He writes this book, not as a driver, but as an engineer and team manager. It's a valuable perspective. This one has excellent discussions on tires, braking, shifting, and practice session data colection. It also has a lot of good stories. This one is a must have also.
- Speed Secrets By Ross Bentley: This book is a great second source to the Skip Barber and Carroll Smith books. The other books have more detail and examples in some areas, but this book is written very well with clear descriptions. Good clear discussions of traction, heel-toe downshift, braking, and corner entry. A solid second-opinion book.
- Speed Secrets 2 By Ross Bentley
- Speed Secrets 3 By Ross Bentley
- Speed Secrets 4 By Ross Bentley
- Speed Secrets 5 By Ross Bentley
- Speed Secrets 6 By Ross Bentley
- Performance Handling: This book is one of the classic references for the enthusiast driver and racer. It's not an engineer's reference, but rather a practical guide with just enough theory to help you understand the principles and parts involved in making a street car perform to its best. Some of the hardware specific references are out of date, but the principles of traction, weight transfer, and suspension components are explained clearly and completely. A definate must have!
- Winning, A race driver's handbook: Though written by George Anderson, this book includes supportive and even rebuttal commentary from several experienced and well-known racers. Written primarily form the perspective of SCCA racing, the book covers several driving technique and technical subjects. It's main highlight is the commentary from several points of view on its many subjects. It also features detailed lap commentary about several of the main professional US race tracks. Although some track configurations have changed since the book was published.
- Driving in Competition by Alan Johnson
- Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook by Vic Elford
- Bob Bondurant on High Performance Driving by Bob Bondurant: Simpler than the books above, but good straightforward description of the basics in seating, steering, shifting, heel-toe, and driving the racing line. As a second source, it offers some good nuggets.
- Secrets of Solo Racing: Expert Techniques for Autocrossing and Time Trials by Henry A. Watts
- Competition Car Data Logging: A Practical Handbook by Simon McBeath
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