Short shifting refers to shifting before reaching the max Revs Per Minute, or RPM, refers to the number of revolutions the engine performs per minute. A normal road car... There's more... range of a gear.
As a racing technique, short shifting sacrifices Acceleration is a calculation of how fast it takes the car to go from zero to a set time, usually... There's more... now for potential acceleration later. In anticipation of a maneuver, like overtaking, a OK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... might short shift to ensure they’ll be able to accelerate later.