Race car aerodynamics: How to counteract lift with downforce

Tom
By Tom Suddard
Dec 4, 2023 | aerodymanics | Posted in Shop Work , Features | Never miss an article

When racers talk about aerodynamics, the conversation usually focuses on one thing—downforce—and it’s easy to see why. Wings, splitters, diffusers and all the other fancy aerodynamic devices meant for race cars have one broad goal, and that’s to increase downforce.

Downforce is great and all, but there’s another side of the coin, one you should think about whenever you’re wing shopping: …

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Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/25/21 8:08 p.m.

He sounds like a jerk 

Msterbee
Msterbee Reader
12/4/23 8:52 a.m.
Johnny_at_NineLives said:

He sounds like a jerk 

He used to be uplifting but now he's kind of a drag... 

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