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(The Drive)   America beat Formula 1 to six-wheeled race cars by nearly 30 years   (thedrive.com) divider line
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879 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 May 2020 at 11:10 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-21 10:33:52 AM  
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Push the button, Max...
 
2020-05-21 11:39:09 AM  
Except the Formula One had the four wheels in front. A bit harder to pull off.
 
2020-05-21 11:41:40 AM  
Leaf springs.
 
2020-05-21 12:00:26 PM  

padraig: Except the Formula One had the four wheels in front. A bit harder to pull off.


Actually easier to cope with steering and tyre scrub. With four fixed wheels at the back when you steer those wheels will scrub, which is bad for handling and cornering. With four front wheels it is easy to design the geometry so the forward pair turn slightly more than the second pair and all six wheels will be in line with the centre of the turning circle.

And the Williams had four at the back.
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/Now banned by F1 rules sadly.
 
2020-05-21 12:32:39 PM  
In my youth I owned a 1/32 slot car version of the UOP Shadow formula 1, with the Tyrell 4-wheel front end. I wanted it because it looked badass and futuristic.
 
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