Originally Posted by Brian Bosley
I would say yes at a pro level.
Interesting way of looking at it. I wasn't expecting a qualified response.
If a person's lap times are consistent, say +/- .5 seconds, then by upgrading to the latest parts or car, their is a potential to be faster and therefore faster than the competition - if the theory of competitive advantage holds true.
If a person's lap times are inconsistent, say +/- 3 to 5 seconds per lap, then what is the potential for a design change to help that driver:
1. Increase his consistency, but remain at relative the same lap time.
2. Maintain his consistency, but decrease his lap times.
3. Increase consistency and decrease his lap times.