on board with Kimi Raikkonen and Martin Brundle: Steve Stoop's Career Video: Setup: Aerodynamics Front Wing Angle: 3 Rear Wing Angle: 1 Braking Balance: F 51% - R 49% Pressure: Medium Brake Size: Standard Balance Ballast Distribution: F 60% - R 40% Front Anti-roll Bar: 5 Rear Anti-roll Bar: 9 Suspension Front Ride Height: 2 Rear Ride Height: 2 Front Spring Stiffness: 8 Rear Spring Stiffness: 8 Gearbox Gear 1: 134kph / xxx mph Gear 2: 165kph / xxx mph Gear 3: 195kph / xxx mph Gear 4: 226kph / xxx mph Gear 5: 259kph / xxx mph Gear 6: 292kph / xxx mph Gear 7: 328kph / xxx mph Engine Throttle map: Fast Fuel: Fixed Alignment Camber front: -1.10 Camber rear: -3.00 Toe front: 0.09 Toe rear: 0.35 At Hockenheim my time was 1:17.156 Sector 1 Turn 1: Stay left after the finish line; take your foot off the gas and downshift to 6th at 85m (a little after the 100m marker). Turn in at about 70m and using almost full lock right will allow you to take a chunk of curb on the inside. After you touch the curb get back to full throttle and continue to hold the steering until the front left hits the curb on the exit. Turn 2/3: Stay left after 1 and brake at 125m (midway between the 150 and 100m markers). Brake in a straight line down to 2nd gear, turning in at the 50m marker; use full lock right to get as close to the inside curb as possible. After (almost) touching the curb continue to hold the steering right and accelerate very gently. Once you are all the way round you will see turn 3 on the right, open the steering to about 1/2 way and apply more throttle to get to 3rd on your way through. Once you are lined up with 4 straighten the wheel and floor it. Turn 4: Flat out left. You only need to use about 1/2 of the steering. Sector 2 Turn 5: Actually, it's a long bendy straight. Just keep the steering wheel edged left as you make your way to turn 6. Turn 6: Brake hard just before the 100m marker where the curb on your left starts. Come all the way down to 1st gear turning in just before the vodafone ad on your right, use full lock and stay off the gas until the car has made it all the way round and you are pointing down the straight. If you are on the curb be very very careful with the throttle to avoid a spin and get the car back on the road so you can floor it. Turn 7: Flat out righthander on the way to 8. Make sure to stay right on the exit. Turn 8: Brake hard just after the yellow eni advertising on your right. Stay in a straight line and turn in when the fence on your right starts (2nd gear). Keep your foot off the gas and use about 1/2 a turn left to grab a bit of the curb (but not too much there is a bump further in). Again hold the steering and wait for the car to be pointed left towards 9 before accelerating. Turn 9: Flat out left, make sure to drive over the curb with the front left, you will only need about 1/3 of a turn after 8 to do this. Straighten the steering about 1/2 way down the curb to line up 10. Turn 10: Flat out right. After you straighten out midway through 9 begin turning right. Don't turn too sharply and use about 2/3 of the steering to get the apex but stay off the curb (the car will get unbalanced). Use more steering (3/4 or full lock) on the exit to avoid going wide into the run off area. It is very important to avoid the curb, don't worry you can still go flat out without it. Turn 11: Part of the 'curved' straight keep left for 12. Sector 3 Turn 12: Keep an eye out for some Allianz advertising on the left wall. About midway through it you want to come off the gas and downshift 2 gears to 5th. Turn in right just after with about 1/2 a turn gradually getting to 3/4 once the inside curb is in sight. Once you contact it power away and release the steering to about 1/3 or 1/2 depending on how much you need to avoid going into the gravel on your left. You can ride the curb and there is even some turf so don't worry if you go a little wide though. Turn 13: Get over to the right quickly after you exit 12. Stay as far right as you can and brake when the Bridgestone/Pirelli advertising starts on your right. Turn in left at the same time with about 1/3 of a turn coming down from 6th to 3rd as you do. Once the inside curb starts on your left come off the brake and use about 3/4 of the steering as you go round. Don't touch the gas unless you end up with the front left on the curb, even then you only need to use a tiny tiny bit of throttle to keep it on the road. Stay with the inside curb all the way round, wait until it ends to release the steering and accelerate to 4th on the exit. Going wide will cost you dearly since the curve is banked and there is gravel on the outside. Turn 14/15: Flat out left/right just after 13. Turn in left with about 1/2 a turn just before the curb on the right ends. As the inside curb of 14 ends (on your left) straighten the wheel and drive over the curb on the inside of 15. Turn the wheel slightly right just afterwards. Turn 16: Get the car over to the left after exiting 15, at the same time keep an eye out for the panasonic and santander advertising on your left. Halfway between the brake and drop 2 gears to 3rd. Turn in at the same time with about 1/2 a turn right pushing it to 3/4 to get as close to the inside curb as possible (but not riding it). Open the steering a little as you accelerate after the inside curb ends so that you drift left towards the curb on the exit. You need to use a good amount of throttle to do this and should be able to get to 4th before getting close to the curb on your left. Do not go over this curb either but do maximize the exit as turn 17 is immediately after. Turn 17: you will have a brief moment to be full throttle after 16 but you will not be able to straighten the wheel as you will need to keep turning right as you hookup the exit of 16 and the entry of 17. Begin turning sharper (about 1/2 a turn) as you cross the 2nd white line that signals the start of the pit lane. As you are turning you will have to lift off to about 1/3 throttle on entry (or just a full lift). You will need to go to 3/4 steering to get the apex (don't touch the curb), afterwards you can power away (1/2 or 2/3 throttle) and open the steering slightly to drift left on the exit. You should be able to shift 5th as you exit the turn.