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A motorsports show for club racers. Engineer Samir Abid talks to motorsports Pros on your behalf so you can learn, be inspired and improve your racing performance.
For more FREE resources visit --> https://www.yourdatadriven.com

Your Data Driven Podcast Your Data Driven

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A motorsports show for club racers. Engineer Samir Abid talks to motorsports Pros on your behalf so you can learn, be inspired and improve your racing performance.
For more FREE resources visit --> https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    Ep34. Olympic Rower Annie Vernon On Preparing In The Best Way For You

    Ep34. Olympic Rower Annie Vernon On Preparing In The Best Way For You

    I'm delighted to welcome Annie Vernon to the show. Annie is a 2x Olympian and multiple World champion rower. We discuss what you can learn from someone who as competed at the highest level. How to find a balance between competition and emulation of your peers. And one or two ways you can look to benefit from her experience back in your own motorsport. There are more parallels between rowing and racing than might appear on the surface. In Annie's case that starts with her brother who actually used to work in F1. So as ever, sit back, grab a pen, grab a coffee and lets hear what Annie has to say.

    [5:29] Perspective On Setting Your Expectations - Whats a win for you today?

    [15:49] Chickens Or Pigs

    [19:21] What Is Your Approach To Dealing With Nerves?

    [26:05] How Would You Define Coaching?

    [35:08] Breaking Down The Process Of Going Faster

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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - Learn more about Annies book "Mind Games" here: http://www.annievernon.co.uk/

    - Follow Annie Vernon on social media: https://twitter.com/annievernongb

    - Grab Annie Verons book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mind-Games-Determination-Insiders-Psychology/dp/1472949145



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    • 44 min
    Ep33. John Block On Learning To Engineer The Driver

    Ep33. John Block On Learning To Engineer The Driver

    Legendary motorsports engineer John Block joins Samir Abid on the Your Data Driven podcast. John has worked at the highest levels in North American racing, engineering pole winning cars at Indy 500 as well as in NASCAR. Through the story of John's background you will understand how his discovery and application of the scientific method can help your own driving and success on track. From an age before data to now one where we are spoilt with the numbers, this is a fascinating conversation. One of Johns tips for drivers is "He who can get back to throttle soonest is the winner." But why and what does he really mean by that. Let's discover that. So as ever, sit back, grab a coffee and lets hear what John has to say.

    [1:40] John Block Indy 500 and early career

    [7:30] There Is More To Vehicle Dynamics Than Roll Centres

    [13:12] He Who Can Back To The Throttle First, Wins

    [32:34] What Data Do You Look At To Help Drivers?

    [44:56] How To Do A Track Debrief Really Well

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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - John Block's motorsports business website http://www.auto-ware.com/

    - Contact John Block on John@auto-ware.com

    - Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 58 min
    Ep32. Paul Thompson On Preparing To Deliver Performance Under Pressure In Olympic Rowing

    Ep32. Paul Thompson On Preparing To Deliver Performance Under Pressure In Olympic Rowing

    I'm delighted to welcome Paul Thompson MBE to the show. Paul is a veteran of 8 Olympic games as a senior rowing coach. Paul's crews have won medals in the last 7 games where he's represented Australia, Great Britain and China. There are a remarkable number of similarities between rowing and motorsports. Paul Thompson shares with you his perspectives on the role of coaching and what you should look for in a coach. You'll learn how Paul Thompson sets up a winning training environment and how you can develop as a driver. He even shares a novel, but highly effective way, for you to rapidly reduce some weight. It is a fascinating show from one of the global legends in Olympic rowing. I hope you enjoy what Paul has to say...



    [4:15] How would you define "coaching?"

    [8:57] Why you should work on staying "in the moment."

    [9:37] How to control your nerves with breathing techniques

    [17:03] What to record in your journal

    [27:53] What not to do as a coach...



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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - Paul Thompson's wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Thompson_(rower)

    - Contact Paul Thompson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-thompson-mbe-82545525/

    - Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 37 min
    Ep31. Ross Bentley On Developing Your Performance State Of Mind

    Ep31. Ross Bentley On Developing Your Performance State Of Mind

    For this show Samir Abid is delighted to welcome back Ross Bentley. One of my earliest guests from way back in episode 3, Ross is a former top level Indycar driver who now works as one of the worlds foremost driver coaches through his speed secrets brand. The topic for this show is about understanding and developing a performance state of mind for your track driving. As ever with Ross Bentley the show is packed full of practical, actionable tips and tricks you can try to help you drive faster. So as ever, grab a pen, grab a coffee, sit back and lets here what Ross has to say.

    [5:07] What is a performance state of mind?

    [11:21] "Car Dancing" 

    [18:52] Surprising discovery when we measured heart rate

    [29:37] How to focus on your driving strengths.

    [35:54] Reprogramming your mental model of "what is a race driver" to then drive faster

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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - Contact Ross Bentley https://speedsecrets.com/

    - Article on drivers heart rate discussed https://www.yourdatadriven.com/how-high-does-a-race-drivers-heart-rate-go/

    - Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 46 min
    Ep30. Karun Chandhok Shares His Experience Of Driving A Grand Prix Car From Every Decade

    Ep30. Karun Chandhok Shares His Experience Of Driving A Grand Prix Car From Every Decade

    Ex-F1 driver and @SkySportsF1 analysis guru Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) joins us on the show. Karun Chandhok has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of motorsports! Karun is one of only 2 Indian drivers to ever race in F1 and has arguably gone on to make an even greater impact on our sport through his work in the media, with Williams F1's (@WilliamsRacing) heritage team, as a Director at Motorsports UK (@OurMotorsportUK) and even as a race track designer (with @Mrk1Consulting & @DrivenInt). 

    As possibly the only person on the planet who has driven a Grand Prix car from every decade, in todays show Karun shares with you his experiences and his best insights on how to get the most from your driving. Its a fascinating show I hope you enjoy listening to what coffee what Karun has to say.

    [5:41] Karting to keep fit in F1

    [8:25] What makes a great racing driver?

    [12:39] Where are the coaches in racing?

    [21:45] How to design a better race track

    [31:03] Even the best drivers are constantly learning

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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - Contact Karun Chandhok https://en.karunchandhok.com/

    - Also on social media https://twitter.com/karunchandhok 

    - Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 39 min
    Ep29. Tal Ziv On Helping You Drive Faster By Applying The Science Of Human Behaviour

    Ep29. Tal Ziv On Helping You Drive Faster By Applying The Science Of Human Behaviour

    Tal Ziv, a performance psychologist who has worked with some of the best pro drivers and engineers in the business. Tal comes highly recommend to the show by previous guest Jorge Segers [Ep.26/27]. But what is really the contribution of psychology in racing? Where is the link to lap time on the track? The motorsports community has long survived without this kind of expertise so where is the gap now and how can it really help your performance? 

    A subject that doesn't often get talked about, particularly in terms of performance improvement, its a fascinating show and I hope you get a lot from it. So grab a notepad, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy.

    [4:14] Where Do You Start With This Stuff?

    [10:20] Dealing With Nerves

    [17:18] The Importance Of Patience

    [30:50] Do Mental Recovery, Like You Do Muscle Recovery

    [33:33] Finding More Confidence On Track

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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - Contact Tal Ziv https://www.talziv.net/en/blog

    - Also on instagram https://www.instagram.com/talziv_sportpsychologist/

    - Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 49 min

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