Practice with Purpose
Don’t just mindlessly turn laps during practice time. Have a plan. Do you need to master a certain section? Do you want to try different lines to see if they’re faster? Do you simply need to learn the track layout so that your inputs become reflexive? When you take the stand, you should be working toward a goal. And remember, practice is not a race. While chasing down the guy ahead of you can sometimes be good practice, it can also be a distraction from what you’re actually trying to achieve with your practice time.
It can get hectic in the pits! Put all your attention on your car, and if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask a seasoned racer. 36
With a good plan in hand and taking care of car setup and tire needs, your undivided attention can be left solely for driving.