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#6 - AuroranRage
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(09/09/2013) [-]
Question for any physics fags, why do the outside tyres seem to get hotter than the inside ones on a turn? Genuinely curious
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#7 to #6 - threadz
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(09/09/2013) [-]
There are several reasons this happens.
When vehicles turn they lean towards the turn, meaning the outside tire has to handle more of the vehicles weight. Because F1 cars go quite fast, the outside tires could be enduring more than twice the weight of the inside tires.
Also, the outside tire is forced to move a longer distance than the inner tire in the same amount of time while turning. This requires the outer tire to spin faster, and endure more friction as it moves over the asphalt.
More weight + more rubbing against the asphalt = more friction. Friction makes heat, so the outside tires gets all colorful in thermal cameras.

Yay physics!

Theres several other factors, but those are the most important ones
#10 to #7 - wisconsinwhitepowa
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(09/09/2013) [-]
No, its much more simple
The wheels on high performance cars are tilted slightly inward at the top. this helps in the corners because as they turn the force of the car tips the outside tires straight up so that it has the most surface area touching the ground.
Then thats where all the friction ******** comes in
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(09/09/2013) [-]
I like to think I was close