Sir Walter Rally

I am intrigued by your support for using both feet when driving an automatic. I have tried it and while finding it very strange am sure that in time, like most things, it would become natural. What interests me is why there is no suggestion that when driving a manual that the left foot should be used for clutch and brake with the right being for the accelerator only. Is this tied up with the "manoeuvring" problems?

Asked on 30 January 2010 by A.L., Upminster

Answered by Honest John
The method you describe for driving manuals is why Scandinavians are such good rally drivers and Why Mika Hakkinen scored two F1 world drivers championships. But it isn't essential for driving a car out on the road. Left foot braking while manoeuvring an automatic is essential. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/faq.htm?id=15
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