“It may be older, but there’s a lot of power in the Jag so we’ll be arriving at Brooklands north of 130mph and going into heavy braking. That’s tricky as you have no ABS, so heel-and-toe is essential to not lock the rear axle. If you haven’t learnt heel-and-toe you have to add to your braking distance and bring the clutch out slower to compensate. In a modern car it’s simply hard braking and let the electronics help out.
“The classic Brooklands line is to turn in very late, but the later you turn in the slower you have to make the car at the apex. An early turn in means you can brake hard right up to the apex and get hard on the power for the squirt up to Luffield and keep tight right around the corner because if you drift wide you’re covering much greater distance. You’re also relying heavily on the front-end grip, so having to turn tighter is making the weaker part of the car work even harder.
“Modern cars change direction very quickly, but historic cars can kick out into oversteer or understeer far easier. You have to spread the action and the load over greater time spans, so you get less unwanted reaction and can carry more speed.”