Question by carreraag17: How do formula 1 cars stay on the ground at over 200mph?;physics of?
How do formula 1 cars stay on the ground at over 200mph?;physics of?
I need to research this question for a class project.I do understand downforce but do not understand how “friction” has to do with this.Thanks and any thoughts would be great!
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Friction has nothing to do with staying on the ground. Are you aware of how large the downforce is on a modern F1 car? I read somewhere that at speed it could run on the underside of a surface, i.e. the downforce is larger than its weight. Amazing.
Multiply that downforce by the coefficient of friction and that explains how they can corner at such speeds.
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