Our NASCAR friends have a nice simple description of the difference between Understeer and Oversteer: “Understeer (push) is when you hit the wall with the front end of the car. And Oversteer (loose) is when you hit it with the back end”.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
And in our new SAFEisFAST four-part series - “Understeer vs. Oversteer” - a group of top drivers and race engineers really explain the deal.
Episode 1 examines how it all works - along with which is faster. Interesting stuff if you’re interested in going faster.
Race Car Set up
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- Understeer/Oversteer 1: What’s faster?
- Understeer/Oversteer 2: Mistaking One For Other
- Understeer/Oversteer 3: Balancing the Car
- Understeer/Oversteer 4: Driving Around Problem
- Engineering the Race Car – Jim Hall
- Car Set Up 1: Camber, Castor, Toe, Ackerman
- Car Set Up 2: Springs, Shocks, Roll Bars
- Car Set Up 3: Ride Height, Rake, Weight Jackers
- Learning Car Setup on a Simulator
- Race Engineering and Design – John Heinricy
- Becoming a Race Engineer
- Data Acquisition: Using Telemetry for Speed
- Delivering the Power: Engineering the Motor
- Formula 1 Testing – Felipe Massa
- Driver vs Engineer: Developing a Relationship