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gear switch time

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Does anyone have an idea how long it takes a competent driver to switch (up) gears while at the track? I am using about .3sec in my spreadsheet to calculate 1/4mi/0-60/etc. times. Is this realistic? What kind of range would be normal for a competent driver (ie not profesional race driver but not a total douche bag)

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Scott

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I dont know scott but 0.3 seconds seems a bit optimistic to me. The Ferrari F1 Electro-Hydraulic tranny does it in 0.2 so...
I would estimate 0.7-1.0 seconds for a full gear change..
 
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