The video is slowed down at that point - the actual speed can be seen in the video 100 to 200kph+.
What happens is when the car (exiting a corner for example), starts to lose its rear end at a yaw angle of anywhere from 10° to ~70°, you can save it instantly by stabbing the brakes. Stabbing the brakes locks up the fronts, and brings the rears to between 0%-8% forward slip (from ~30% or much higher when there is excessive wheelspin).
This is the best way to correct a slide in the sim and is very easy to do regardless of brake bias or what speed the slide occurs at. The unfortunate consequence is that if someone is behind you they will smash into the back of you.
The phenomenon has been explained with the front tyres losing their grip when locked so they snap back around - perhaps slightly excessively compared to what would really happen.
There is a very knowledgeable member that has patiently tried to explain to me why the locked fronts have less braking force than the rear tyres at that point but his explanations have left me more confused. He said that the sliding rears will always have more force than the locked up fronts.
Data that I've found shows that locked tyres produce a braking force in the region of 75% of the absolute maximum threshold braking of a tyre (at ~8% slip) or so depending on the tyres (at 0° slip angle) makes me feel that the fronts should have more braking force than the rears which are only being slowed down by the slip angle.
The telemetry of the incident shows that the car dives slightly when the brakes are applied - so I assume that means weight transfers forward.
If someone could explain to me what they feel is going on there it would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by 100cc, 30 May 2012 - 08:11.