As I've heard on shows when they are talking about tests at Bonneville. At those speeds the trick isn't getting it up, its keeping it down.mad jew said:The force the aerodynamic kit gives the car to push it onto the road. The wings force the air over the top of the car effectively pushing it onto the road. Kind of like the opposite of how an aeroplane wing works.
a little adition - the main reason of the spoiler or "wing" on an f1 car is to keep it on the ground and to improve handling...these cars have ridiculous engines that generate over 1000 horses and like it was said earlier they are so ***** light that with all that power w/o the downforce (and not just the wing, its the front lip and pretty much all the body work) the car would pick up and fly away....they also use carbon on carbon brakes cause they come into corners going over 150 mph they have to stop fast, regular brakes would burn up, the carbon brakes can withstand ridiculous temps but they also run in upwards of $100k just for the brakes lol....mad jew said:The force the aerodynamic kit gives the car to push it onto the road. The wings force the air over the top of the car effectively pushing it onto the road. Kind of like the opposite of how an aeroplane wing works.
Al Unser raced in CART and Indy, not F1 (though i concede they are somewhat similar).wrxguy said:an interesting fact, Al Unser Jr one of the best drivers of our time (he races F1) got in a Nascar and did some laps with gordon and in only 2 laps of gettin in the car he was with in 1 second of gordons laptime! shows how skilled these drivers really are!!!
Yeah........and lets see some low-profile tyres as welltakao said:i wonder when after the new engine reglement they will hit todays hp numbers again... last time it took them 2 years (they are still far away from the 1650 hp record from mid 80ties)
can't wait for the next engine wars between the big companies
Okay, some of the smaller, factory ones (though only there for aesthetic reasons) don't look bad, but the after market ones dominate the hideous accessory category.Platform said:Well not all
jayscheuerle said:I've read that even GIANT spoilers don't do a thing until you're going over 90mph and the size of the ones on F1s are like WINGS!