How does lift effect F1 cars?

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There are two kinds of lift and I'm not sure which you're referring to. The answer will be one of the following:

- Aerodynamic lift: the wings on the F1 car don't actually produce lift. They are turned upside down so the "lift" goes DOWN instead, pressing the car into the road and increasing grip. It is known as downforce, and the car will produce approximately three times its weight in downforce at it's normal racing speed of 100mph.

- Accelerator lift: this is when the driver lifts off the accelerator. The result is that the car slows down a little, in exchange for a fair increase in mechanical grip from the tyres - they can use their grip to turn instead of accelerate.

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