When you are just starting out in racing, you begin to examine every aspect of a ...
When you are just starting out in racing, you begin to examine every aspect of a driving that you used to take for granted. At speed, every interface between man and the machine is important.
That’s why you will find trackday drivers adjusting their seats to the different position than what they use on the street. That strategy also applies to what you do with your hands—namely, how you grasp the steering wheel.
The folks at Team O’Neil Rally School just put out the new video explaining the best position for your hands on the steering wheel.
Covering street and the competition scenarios, instructor Wyatt Knox explains the benefits and drawbacks to all of the most typical hand positions you will see drivers use on the street.
Now, granted—most of the time, in casual street driving, well, you won’t need to obsess over the position of your hands on the steering wheel.
And if you develop good habits in the low-stress situations, they will become second-nature when you are really driving for maximum performance. So take the few minutes and learn where you should be putting your hands on that wheel, and why.
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