- Sep 30, 2008
I've found that my laptimes while racing virtually do not fluctuate that much between being sober and a little bit wasted. In fact I have posted some of my best times while under the influence. How about you?
I would maybe disagree to an extent, a pint or two can sometimes help to relax you and make you less tense which can improve driving. I used to find when I played snooker I hit my peak after 2 pints then it goes downhill very quickly, but I was still better at that peak than if I hadn't had a drink at all.Alcohol doesn't really have that effect of improvment on reflexes, concentration and so on that other drugs have (although hallucinations and driving are not very well combined either) so I think it is highly unlikley that anyone could have better laptimes whilst beeing drunk than when they're sober. If you do manage to get better while drunk, trying doing it while you're sober and see if it gets even better.
Although perhaps it could feel like you need less practice when you drive drunk because it might be easier to forget about how time is passing...
yep, same here, I have about half a glass of red wine before race and try to sip a little in the 90 min races while on a straight (best one: Nordschleife ), but never ever more than one glass. It helps to relax and find a good solid rhythm, just what a little alc usually does. On our Blue Flag forum we even have a thread "drink before and after race"Now, I'm talking 1 or 2 drinks (spirits), not a bottle or two