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Why driving's lost art still matters

Paddleshifts and sequential gearboxes have rendered the gear change an obsolete skill to some. But heeling-and-toeing is still useful for modern drivers

Heeling-and-toeing is a lost art, but one that is still of great value - even in two-pedal cars, providing the brake and accelerator pedals are in close enough proximity in the footwell.

Quite a number of today's Formula 1 drivers are very good heel-and-toers, even though they don't use the technique in modern F1 cars, for very good reasons.

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