ryaan2904 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:22 pm
godlameroso wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:15 pm
New rear tires are easier to keep in the window, this helps out at front because you can force a little bit more slip angle on the rear axle without roasting the tires. This helps if you have a little understeer at the front axle, but it changes driving style slightly. Nothing the drivers can't adapt to in a few laps.
Helps out leclerc anyways since he prefers oversteery cars
If it's like what I'm experiencing with a certain tire I'm using, it's that the relationship between throttle and rear axle rotation is a bit more "transparent". Like the older tire had more contact patch deflection so the peak grip loss was more sudden because it wasn't just slip it was the contact patch shrinking as well.
In other words the path that leads to total grip loss has fewer brush and cobwebs in the way, it's more defined, so to speak. So it lets you hang out the rear end just a little bit more, and this is especially useful in say turn 5 and 9 in Hungary.