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emiel van marwijk

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I just recently started to look into Indycar and it's not quite clear what %banking means concerning corners.
Do the cars get more grip because of the banking or are they losing grip?
Maybe a stupid question but i'm new in this world of racing.
 
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A car can drive faster on a 20% Bank than a 5% Bank because more of the car's centrifical force is directed thru the tires to the road. Grip usually is associated with the tire's ability to hold the road. One tire design will have more grip than another. Grip and Bank are like apples and oranges. Both are tasty fruits but there are some major differences between the two.

% Bank = (distance of rise / distance of run) x 100

rise = change in elevation
run = horizontal distance for which the rise takes place.

If a track is 50 M wide and the outside edge of the track is 10 M higher in elevation than the inside of the track then:

20% Bank = 10/50 x 100

20 Percent Bank is NOT the same as 20 Degrees Bank. I leave it to you to discover the differece but now I have a PI to eat.

 
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emiel van marwijk

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Thnx for the info.
Enjoy the pie laugh
 
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