So Iíve been thinking about heel and toe, I donít know why but I really struggle on the striker.
The pedals are obviously close together, so I have to wear small shoes, so canít really cheat with the side of my foot, but just donít feel like I can
get any decent technique that works.
Whoís been able to heel and toe on their kit and any real world advice?
I tip my foot at an angle and use the side of my shoe on the accelerator while using the sole on the brake, and rest my heel against the inch box at
the end of the footwell as a point of reference.
I have the accelerator level with the other pedals, and it only works with some shoes as they need to flex nicely to give some feel, without having to
conscienciously think about foot placement.
I wear size 10's so the right shoes are a necessity in the striker footwell, it's impossible to drive any decent distance (or fast) with
workboots or normal trainers.
I donít think itís a cheat with the side of your foot.?I have size 12 race boots and donít have issues in the Caterham, itís all done with the right
hand side of the ball of my foot, but anything goes if you can blip the throttle. Heel and toe was around when you had older motors with large pedals
I doubt theyíd call it that now.
There must be some vids on YouTube to give you some ideas on methods used?
My brake pedal is about level with the throttle pedal when braking, so sits proud when Iím not touching it.
Yes I have to wear puma racing shoes, theyíre the only things my size 10-11 feet fit with!
That sounds 'about' right - but 'about right' makes it tricky IME. You need to have the pedal setup spot on when learning or
it becomes harder. You need to have confidence you can provide full braking without accidentally prodding the throttle too, but the throttle needs to
be right there when you want it.
Personally I hate driving in racing shoes, they give such little feel, but if that's what you need to use because of your huge feet then so be
Consider adjusting your pedals so the throttle and brake almost overlap - considering what I said above. You can see the extra bit on my throttle here
(really old video, not very good technique but you get the idea). Without the extra plate it would be difficult to heel-toe well.