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# What is down force and why is it important in F1 vehicles?

Updated: 12/19/2022

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Downforce is provided to F1 racing vehicles with the obvious wings, and the less obvious shape of its underside.

The additional tons of downforce are used to increase the traction of the tires, for both acceleration/braking and for turns, 'sticking' to the road.

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### What is down force and why it is important in F1 vehicles?

Downforce is provided to F1 racing vehicles with the obvious wings, and the less obvious shape of its underside. The additional tons of downforce are used to increase the traction of the tires, for both acceleration/braking and for turns, 'sticking' to the road.

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Downforce occurs when air flowing over something pushes it into the ground. An F1 car is very light so it is fast in a straight line and can be thrown into the corners but because it is so light the car will have very little grip in the corners. Downforce adds to the weight of the car with the force of air pushing it down. The new DRS (drag reduction system) on the cars stops downforce - which causes drag - in the long straights. When a front wing or another part of an F1 car that makes downforce comes off the car has less grip and this often leads to crashes. Overall, downforce is essential to keeping an F1 car on the track

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Down force and how well your tires and engine are performing... i met a man in a Ferrari Enzo and asked him about formula 1..

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### Which law of newton is applicable toa bullet being fired from a gun and the gun recoiling?

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### Coefficient of drag of f1 cars is higher so how they maintain their high speed explain clearly?

The wings on the front and back of f1 cars create a down force which increases cornering speed, which makes for faster lap times even though the drag is higher and reduces straight line speed.

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