Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:57 AM
well, a narrower longer wheel base allows for higher speeds through fast corners while a shorter wider wheel base alows for higher speed through slow corners, in the end its a trade off
but your right, a narower wheel base reduces mechanical grip and increases the need for aero
Jacky Ickx at La Source during practice for the 1970 Grand Prix of Belgium
The Masters have returned.
"People were being killed left, right and center back then," [Phil Hill] says. "I became hyper-sensitive to the danger, and wasn't sure that I wasn't going to kill myself. As a result, racing brought out the worst in me. Without it, I don't know what kind of person I might have become. But I'm not sure I liked the person I did become, because I was selfish, irritable and defensive."