The undercut is where you gain an advantage on the driver ahead by pitting before him and then maximising your new tyre out-lap, going faster than he can go on his old-tyred in-lap.

F1 is a super strategic sport that manages decisions to gain thousands of a second. You need to remember that the other team is looking for their advantage also and may be attempting to gain on you with an overcut.


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan