Ten Greatest Moments in Le Mans History
10) The car takes off in the air - 1999 This was one of the most memorable moments when the whole world learned how important downforce is in high-performance sports…

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BMW and rally
BMW cars have long become a symbol of style, power and reliability. This year, the legendary Bavarian concern celebrates its 90th anniversary. In 1913, on the northern outskirts of Munich,…

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Six supercars dedicated to the legendary race for survival
The British luxury car manufacturer decided to highlight the 90th anniversary of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, in which Bentley won out more than once. In honor of the…

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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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CLUTCH ENVIRONMENT

Is it possible to “on the fingers” explain how to drive, using the full 100% potential of tire adhesion to the road surface? Can!

To do this, we represent the forces acting on the car in turn with the help of the so-called “traction circle”, that is, the graphic circle of the clutch. To do this, draw a cross and circle it equally distant from the center. In fact, this is a graph of accelerations G in each phase of the turn: braking, moving along an arc and accelerating. Suppose that in all three phases of the tire has the same coefficient of friction, allowing you to develop lateral acceleration in 1.1G. If you exceed it, the tire will begin to slide, and this, as you know, slows down the car. In our graph, these are the points of intersection of the straight lines of the cross and the circle. The upper part of the vertical line is braking, the lower is acceleration. Continue reading

LITTLE DRIVING

We turn to the European experience and carefully look at the movements of the wheel at the local aces at the entrance to the turn. We will see that there is no smoothness at all, but on the contrary, there are sharp, almost convulsive twitches here and there. So how is it right? After all, one of the most important racing tenets says: the smoother the manipulation of the driver’s steering, the higher the speed in the turn? Paradox! We’ll figure out. Continue reading

YOURSELF TRAINER

“If the car is set up correctly, then any pilot can quickly drive on it. Imagine what it means to win a second at the expense of settings. It is very, very much unrealistic! It is about five-tenths of a second at best, and this despite the fact that the basic “set up” was incorrect. In Formula 3000, if we managed to adjust and lose two dozen – we were happy. All teams have basic settings for all tracks. The more tests, the more accurately you can configure the machine. We are already talking about fine tuning. Continue reading

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Why this year you need to visit the “24 Hours of Le Mans”
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a key element in the endurance racing calendar and one of the cult events in the world of sports. Motorsport Live explains why…

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The best races of the world
Someone will say - "Le Mans" now is not the same. Of course, everything changed, starting with the cars themselves and the speeds they develop. In 1923, the winners of…

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LEXUS developed the RC F GT3 to participate in GT3 races
The debut of the car will take place in the framework of the race “24 hours Daytona”. The LEXUS GAZOO Racing team will present their LEXUS RC F GT3 at…

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Rally-raid "Silk Road 2009": Choosing the desert
From the spectacular picture it is difficult to imagine that the sand can be dangerous and cruel. But when mountains of small silicon particles reach the horizon, it becomes uneasy.…

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