Pete Gaimari, on Jul 16 2014 - 02:43 PM, said:
They were using LF braking in the 60's for Rally driving, so it's not that they didn't know about it in F1. Jimmy drove a Rally car. They also showed him driving a Ford on the street with auto trans, and he was LF braking it.
It's true the steering column was in the way in the Lotus to LF brake, but it wasn't in the way in the Ferrari. So, never say never on how they drove back then unless you've had a personal conversation with all the drivers.
Very true, but there were still a plenty of drivers right foot braking in F1 right up to the mid 1990s despite all the gizmos, because most of the cars leading up to F1 required heel and toe shifts and it was what they were used to. Most of the fastest guys were left foot braking by then though. I was watching the 1997 CART championship and Christian Fittipaldi was having to learn to left foot brake after breaking his right leg earlier in the season.
Now pretty much all of the junior formulas use paddle shifts so maybe one day heel and toeing will become a dying art, except amongst us sim racers
In GPL, is left foot braking necessary to get Alien fast times? Might be a useful excuse for me being so slow!