SpookTheHamster wrote:There's an excellent thread already on the fsae forums about single wheel nuts: http://fsae.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/1256 ... 4610603711
How are you justifying the need for a single wheel nut and the risk it brings in a series where there are no pit stops to reap the benefit of a fast wheel change?
A very fair question. You're right, there are no pit stops and a quick wheel change isn't necessarily required, but there are moments when you need to change wheels quickly due to weather changes, but a single nut won't benefit that much.
We've always had a single nut on our cars, so its easier to improve on a design which we have and I think its beneficial for me to design a feature used on high end racing cars. Even though aesthetics shouldnt be important, a single nut is visually better I find and it brings the car closer to a professional formula car which might help on the marketing and sponsorship side of things.
I'd be interested to find out why Porsche have fitted one to their GT3 RS aswell.
riff_raff wrote:Race Tech no.115, p.34-38.
Thanks great article.