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Race cars have very wide tires. The maximum frictional force exerted by the road on the tires only depends on the weight of the car and on the friction coefficient between the tires and the road; thus it is independent of the width of the tires. Why then would race cars have wide tires?

Race cars have very wide tires. The maximum frictional force exerted by the road on the tires only
depends on the weight of the car and on the friction coefficient between the tires and the road; thus
it is independent of the width of the tires. Why then would race cars have wide tires?


 


 

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1 Answers

Manjunath Bhat
33 Points
12 years ago

As friction is directly propotional to area contact , thinner tyres are preferd

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