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Old 1st Apr 2019, 10:40
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LlamaFarmer
 
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A lot of the time last year it was a spin after making contact... that contact sometimes being Vettel's fault, but not always (like when Max hit him).

It seems the Ferrari is EXTREMELY sensitive in yaw, and perhaps once it starts to go and the lateral aero is destabilised, it's almost impossible to stop.

I noted on the Sky F1 on the grid that they mentioned Mercedes has the longest wheelbase of any other car on the grid... longer wheelbase means more stable, and short wheelbase (like the Ford RS200 or Lancia Stratos) are almost impossible to drive on the limit as they are so short.


Perhaps a combination of that. And once the airflow is not going along the longitudinal axis of the car, maybe it is a violent snap of aero. A bit like a wingtip stalling first on an aircraft.
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