One of the things that makes racing so challenging is that there’s a constant conflict between being aggressive and being careful. Finding the appropriate balance depends on a lot of variables that are constantly changing. When should you push hard and when should you hold back? If you’re being held up by the car in front for what feels like too long, you may get impatient and do something unwise. The most common form of impatience is trying to steal the apex of the car in front. Let’s see what that looks like.
Another area where people get impatient is when a car spins in front of them. It looks like a great opportunity to gain a position, but spinning cars have a way of changing directions and crossing the track multiple times.
There’s almost always time to brake and come to a complete stop if necessary. But the urge to get past is strong, and driving around the trouble should be faster, right?
Cars reacting to spinning cars can be just as dangerous as the spinning car.