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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Interview with Mikko Hirvonen, vice rally world champion
What is your opinion about the next year’s World Cup transition to Super2000 equipment? Moreover, after winning the Monte Carlo IRC stage behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000,…

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New Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Car
The new race car RC F GT3 takes part in championships in the USA and Japan, as well as in a number of European competitions. In 2017, the Lexus brand…

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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

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 cars. It is quite possible, if not for this case, the Mercedes-Benz team would become the champion in the 1999 race. But, unfortunately, the German racer became a hero for another reason. Continue reading

Formula 1: Comparison of cars

Every year, millions of fans of Formula 1 racing are waiting for the start of the season. But long before the first official starts, a huge amount of attention is paid to Formula 1 cars, which are gradually modified both externally and internally. The fact is that the organizers of the Grand Prix Formula 1 from time to time change the requirements for the design of cars. Continue reading

Monte Carlo Rally
The new Toyota Yaris WRC already at the first stage demonstrated a competitive pace and exemplary reliability - both crews of the Toyota GAZOO Racing WRC were able to finish…

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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…

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It is interesting to know
There is a huge amount of interesting facts connected with the history of the first automobile competitions. Here are some of the most curious of them: 1. The fastest car…

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The story of the appearance of racing cars "Silver Arrows"
The situation was desperate. Before the start of the international race, “Eiffelrennen” remained quite a bit when the Rennlighter (manager, as we would say now) of the Mercedes-Benz team Alfred…

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