Secondary visual skills for racers aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a racer to be successful.
Secondary visual skills for racers include
- Enhanced Peripheral Awareness: This is the skill which enhances a driver’s ability to be aware of what is happening around him during the race while still maintaining focus on what is occurring in front of him. This is especially important to both prevent other racers from passing, and for avoiding collisions.
- Eye tracking and movement precision: Eye tracking is another visual skill which enhances a driver’s ability to follow the flow of the race.
- Focusing: In a high-speed race, the ability to rapidly shift focus between near and far objects is especially important, as due to the nature of racing, an opposing car which was some distance away moments ago can suddenly be right near you in a matter of moments.