How much do we need to know about the physics of handling race cars?
This has two sides:
As a driver, how much do you need to know about the physics of handling race cars? This is something that is not covered in books about racing or driving cars. Also, there is so much misleading information out there, it’s scary.
As for suspension, how much of what you know can you refer to actual physics? A mental attitude about how things work is essential in my opinion.
The handling and suspension of racing cars is therefore a rather delicate topic. Correctly?
I have a crack in my new e-book ” 7 little-known Hacks – your way to the championship in the treatment of race cars”
I especially do not have trouble understanding with too much math.
I think, however, of Albert Einstein’s quote: “Everything should be done as simple as possible, but not simpler”.
So you have to make an effort to take care of this stuff. But nothing more than what you would expect if you are a sport has that very technical side based on the handling ability of the weapon you want to bring to the competition.
Trying things on the track is good. But can be very subjective and burn expensive track time for very little result. If you know physics, if you know how it works, you will be much more targeted in the developments and configuration changes you are trying.
Who for tennis instead of running this weekend? Or golf? Ah, I didn’t think so.
We just have to get stuck and focus on what we need to know to get the most out of ourselves and our race car.