Episode 17 of Inside The Sports Car Paddock is an anthology of Jeff Braun’s first eight engineering and insider technical topics:
Ep 1, from Jan. 30 (starts at 2m16s): Our debut episode opens with Jeff breaking down the CORE autosport team’s incredible efforts to get their Nissan Onroak DPi to the finish line in the Rolex Daytona 24; the reasons why heavy rains made it impossible to continue racing; and whether the first red flag should have been the final red of the day.
Ep 2, from Feb. 4 (starts at 1h00m29s): Jeff discusses the rules and management process involved with drive-time in IMSA.
Ep 3, from Feb. 11 (starts at 1h25m46s): Jeff explains the thought process behind race strategy with IMSA’s yellow flag rules, and shares a tale about out-smarting the rulebook that led to changes made in his name.
Ep 4, from Feb. 18 (starts at 1h55m40s): Jeff discusses the fine art of sports car damping, using the then-upcoming race at Sebring to explore the rules and needs for controlling the ride characteristics of sports cars on the bumpy road course.
Ep 5, from Feb. 25 (starts at 2h28m56s): Jeff focuses on traction control and modern radio systems.
Ep 6, from March 4 (starts at 3h09m01s): Jeff details the art of qualifying setups.
Ep 7, March 11 (starts at 3h30m29s): Jeff chronicles in-race Balance of Performance monitoring and adjustments.
Ep 8, March 18 (starts at 3h54m10s): To close Volume 1 of the anthology, we center on wet-weather chassis setups and strategies.