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Chilton: visualisation helps me improve

The Briton says he begins using the technique about a week before a race.
Thursday, July 3, 2014


SILVERSTONE, 3rd July 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Ahead of his home race, Max Chilton said that visualisation is a technique he's been using recently to improve himself as a driver.

Visualisation is imagining you are driving round the circuit and Chilton says it helps him prepare for a race.

“I find visualisation really helps.” he said when asked about what was helping him make a difference and out-qualify his teammate recently.

Chilton has out-qualified teammate Jules Bianchi at three out of the last four races. 

“It’s a weird sport we’re in. You very rarely get to practice what we preach. Golfers, tennis players are out six hours a day; with us, yeah we have simulators but apart from that we’re not doing the sport that often.”

The Marussia driver went on to explain how he uses it to prepare for a race.

“I tend to start it the week before a Grand Prix and yeah, you just do it in some quiet space.”

“you just kind of practice a lap and obviously the first few laps you’re miles out and then you just gradually get into it and you build from previous memories and you slowly get down to a time where everything is just there and ready to kind of be extracted into the car,”

“so when you’re actually doing your first flying laps on a Friday, it’s kind of ready to be used.”


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