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August 08, 2014 7:15 AM

BTCC » Plato: FWD cars at end of development curve

ProfessorX: Hey, I bet those FWD cars get good gas mileage ... sigh. Seriously though, why would anyone want to race a FWD car? Seriously. I have to imagine it's like dragging your bum across the track, must be some interesting setup to keep the balance of those cars.
From what I understand, they are much more easy to correct and less likely to suffer from oversteer especially over bumpy ground. With the tyre technology now, if they understeer they reduce power and turn sharper, if they oversteer they simply steer towards the exit and power on. It is a 'softer' form of cornering balance, if that is the right word. More predictable. RWD requires a far greater level of control, but of course preserve tyres better. Personally, I was always taught that steering controls the front wheels, engine controls the rear wheels, but then I don't race touring cars!


February 15, 2014 5:25 PM

BTCC » Giovanardi enjoys BTCC return

Plato and especially Neal must be worried now. With this many quality drivers returning to BTCC (Menu, Giovanardi expecially), they have very little chance to get another title. I hope both Alain and Fabrizio have cars worthy of their immense skills. I'm actually going to watch BTCC this year for the first time since the late 2000s.


February 15, 2014 5:35 PM

F1 » F1 field is ‘mediocre’ – Villeneuve

I was never a fan of Villeneuve, but he is a very intelligent man. Unlike some would like to believe, he does not just shoot his mouth off (often), he considers his words carefully. I agree with most of what he has said here. As for why his performance dropped off. I would put him in the league of Hill and Button in that he lacks natural raw speed, but his driving intelligence makes up the difference. When he is in a car, or at times when the regulations suit flat out blind driving, he loses that advantage. Villeneuve, Hill and Button were always drivers who lacked the out-and-out speed to be champions but situations and insight got them to the top.

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