Belatti wrote:Some food for thought here:
A month ago I saw data acquisition from a steel frame / 120HP / 550Kg-driver included openwheeler. It called my attention that the car entered a 200m radius corner, pedal to the metal at 210Km/h. Full throttle. The exit speed? 185 Km/h...
The driver barely turned the steering wheel. The tyres are a little bit over sized for that car... from my humble point of view.
Why that much steering drag? I dont know the steering geometry in detail, but the first thing that came to my head was and odd ackerman.
DaveW wrote:Good post, speedsense. For what it's worth, I suspect that speed loss through "flat" corners might be reduced by moving lateral balance away from under-steer.
Jersey Tom wrote:Ciro gets it again...
Ciro Pabón wrote:Strad, speedsense, scrub and slip are different things.
Caito wrote:Given this, is there any better way to take the curve?
Probably like a V-shape. Don't steer, steer hard and go out. I mean for this type of full throttle corner
Ciro Pabón wrote:Sure, Dave, thanks. In this country where I live people do not drink tea, there are no hurricanes nor tornadoes.
Believe me, Tom, Strad, speedsense, X, Dave, you are not wasting your time in this forum. I happily recognize your deep knowledge, wide interests and quick mind, racing experience, sarcastic humour and wisdom (respectively).
For example, a proof of my respect is that I don't make jokes any more about Swedish, Canadians, Britons nor Americans... almost always (except when they dance, of course).
Now, if somebody can put some flesh on the bones of the calculations I made, I would be grateful.
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