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Old 29th April 2014, 09:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
Little Nismo
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Originally Posted by borat52 View Post
I agree that mass gives you stability in a straight line at speed but it definately contributesto instability in the corners, you need to change the momentum in corner to a different direction and mass and momentum are propertional.

A car with properly set up downforce will be far more stable in corners as your increasing the friction required to change the momentum but decreasing the mass relative to a heavy non downforce car. (and therefore decreasing absolute momentum)
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