Downforce

Downforce is a downwards thrust created by the aerodynamic characteristics of a car. The purpose of downforce is to allow a car to travel faster through a corner by increasing the vertical force on the tires, thus creating more grip.

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Automotive Aerodynamics - Downforce
... Downforce describes the downward pressure created by the aerodynamic characteristics of a car that allows it to travel faster through a corner by holding ... Some elements to increase vehicle downforce will also increase drag ...
Diffuser (automotive) - Overview
... also helps fill in the area behind the car making the whole underbody a more efficient downforce producing device by reducing drag on the car and increasing downforce ... upward momentum to the air which further increases downforce ...
Downforce - Airfoils - Wings in Unusual Places
... Partly as a consequence of rules aimed at reducing downforce from the front and rear wings of F1 cars, several teams have sought to find other places to ... other places about the car, but these modifications are usually only used at circuits where downforce is most sought, particularly the twisty Hungary and Monaco racetracks ... in order to make the rear wing more effective rather than to generate downforce themselves ...
Ground Effect (cars) - Theory
... In racing cars, a designer's aim is for increased downforce, increasing grip and allowing for greater cornering speeds ... mid 1960s 'wings', were routinely used in the design of racing cars to increase downforce, but this is not ground effect.) Substantial further ... The Bernoulli principle is not the only mechanic in generating ground effect downforce ...
FIA Formula Two Championship - The Car - Chassis
... The aerodynamics have been evolved to produce a high level of downforce, yet without losing too much front downforce when following other cars, to ... To achieve this, about 40% of the downforce is produced from the underside, with full length ground effect tunnels, similar to a GP2 car ... The car will have over 2,000 pounds (907 kg) of downforce at 150 miles per hour (241 km/h) – compared with, for example, an F3 car which would generate 1,750 pounds (794 kg) ...