Could an F1 Car Really Drive Upside Down? Formula One Aerodynamics.

It’s been a long-discussed idea; could an F1 car drive upside down – and we’re not talking about a loop-the-loop – we mean driving upside down for an extended period of time, thanks to the high levels of downforce created from its wings, F1 diffuser and other F1 aerodynamics?

In fact, the statement is even boasted about on the official F1 website, where they say:

“A modern Formula One car is capable of developing 3.5g – which is three and a half times its own weight – thanks to aerodynamic downforce. That means that, theoretically, at high speeds, they could drive upside down.”

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