tuj wrote:If the rear wheels are forced into too much locking in corner entry, the car will generally understeer or perhaps snap-oversteer after understeering. If the locking occurs at corner exit, it is likely to overwhelm both rear tires with power and lead to power oversteer.
you can't have it both ways .....
true, the closer the diff is to locking on corner exit the easier it is for the driven wheels to be 'overwhelmed'
(as I have said in opposition to the 'Top Gear' TV rubbish)
but the further away from locking the more the wheelspin there will be (for the same driver/throttle action)
where is this wheelspin on corner exit in F1 ?
compared to some road cars F1 today has unintelligent diffs (but very intelligent drivers who are driving their diffs real-time)
btw - how many races did Porsche etc win with solid axles !! ie no differential (for every second of 24 hrs)
btw - the open diff is a friend and self-tuition aid to inexpert drivers in relatively low-powered cars
(showing in spin or not of the inner wheel if the cornering is using most of the grip without degrading the cornering)