“This was with out doubt one of the best days of my life! Driving a 2012 INFINITI Renault Formula 1 car – the last of the naturally aspirated greatest engines in the world. This was a bucket list moment I never even dreamed could make it to the list never mind the bucket!” – Mr JWW
It’s been a long-discussed idea; could an F1 car really drive upside down – and we’re not talking about a loop-the-loop – we mean driving upside down for an extended period of time, thanks to the high levels of downforce created from its wings, underside and other aerodynamics?
In fact, the statement is even boasted about on the official F1 website, where they say:
“A modern Formula One car is capable of developing 3.5g – which is three and a half times its own weight – thanks to aerodynamic downforce. That means that, theoretically, at high speeds, they could drive upside down.”
This statement from a few year ago and so is an underestimation, as the 2017 rule changes have increase aerodynamic forces substantially.
Here you are again something from the 3rd day of the 2017 Goodwood FOS. Some quite rare and curious cars, drifting, accelerations, burnouts, backfires and many more! Enjoy it!
List of the cars in the video: Mazda RX-7 SR20 swap, Williams FW08B F1 6-wheels, Mitsubishi Mirage RX, Ferrari 166 FL F2, Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR, Penske PC-20 CART Indycar, Pagani Zonda Oliver Evolution, RUMBUL 13B Rotary Stadium Truck, Porsche 917/30 Can-Am, Ford RS200 Pikes Peak, Ferrari 333 SP, BMW V12 LMR, Brabham BT52 F1 Turbo, Toyota Tundra NASCAR Truck, Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM, Lexus RC F GT Race Car, Mercedes SLS Black Series, Williams FW14B F1 V10, Zenvo TSR, Brabham BT46B, Ferrari 599XX, Nissan 370Z V8, MV Agusta 500 3-cylinder and Ford Mustang RTR
24 Hours of Le Mans: Here’s how the world’s oldest endurance race differs from Formula 1
For Formula 1 fans, the world of Le Mans feels rather different. But that’s thanks to the nature and frequency of the two series. Formula 1 has consistently organized between 18 and 21 races every year for the last decade, while Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the organisers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are content with their iconic race being conducted only once a year. As a result, fans have had increased exposure to the teams, drivers and format of Formula 1 racing.
But how different could the two be? They are both … More
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