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Old 01-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have seen and heard of F1 cars having stability problems when overtaking another car especially at high speed due to aero interaction.
F1s don't lose stability when drafting, they lose stopping power. They want to draft down the straight because they can gain on the lead car which has to punch through all that air, leaving very little for the drafter to fight through. This becomes a problem when they have to brake for the corner because the front wing presses the front end down, letting them brake harder- but if there's a car right in front of you then he gets all of that downforce for himself. The lead car can brake normally and the drafting car has to brake early or lock up his brakes and likely overshoot the turn.
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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