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….3,….2,….1 We Have Lift-Off

Earlier today Charlie Kimball joined the IndyCar “Mile High Club”. The aerodynamicists at Chevy and Honda have had almost 3 months to figure out how to keep these cars from flying. Obviously the “band-aid” approach hasn’t worked. They won’t get serious about this until a driver gets killed or maimed for fear of alienating the ghouls who think crashing is the best part of racing. Too much downforce = too much lift when reversed. Take away 25% of the downforce, give them 1000 bhp and put the racing back in the hands of the drivers. You would see higher speeds in the straights and lower speeds in the corners – and better racing.

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