g-force_addict wrote:Bias-ply tires have been found to generate more camber thrust than radial tires
There is a HUGE difference between the phrase "bias-ply tires tend to generate more camber thrust than radial tires," and the phrase "radial tires don't benefit much from camber thrust."
Besides, camber thrust is not what gives these tires extra limit grip. Two totally different concepts.
g-force_addict wrote:Racing tires aren't really radial tires.
Absolutely true, but not not particularly relevant... as even street radial tires "benefit" from camber.
g-force_addict wrote:Negative static camber helps keep the tire RELATIVELY vertical during body roll.
And yes during body roll F1s run very little or even no net negative camber, specially for the inner wheel.
Just not true. The intent of static negative camber is to land your dynamic camber wherever you want it, which is a non-zero value - several degrees or much more to get the additional cornering force, depending on how much you can get away with given your tire manufacturer.
Besides, with kinematics... inside wheel will get extra negative camber - outside wheel loses some. With how stiffly sprung such cars are for platform control, your body roll angle and maximum camber gain through cornering is quite small.