In our previous article,
we talked about how wings (or aerofoils), drag and downforce work. The critical thing for this month's Simple Tech is the idea that downforce creates extra grip that allows the cars to corner at incredible speeds. And without the downforce (say a broken wing or a car right ahead disturbing the air flow), these speeds simply wouldn't be possible.
The amazing thing is that in the late 70s, Formula One cars came very...