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Performance handicaps in hot or cool weather


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#1 Nustang70

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 20:26

Haven't really been following this, but I've come across comments on the BB that the Williams doesn't perform as well in hot weather, and the Renault doesn't perform as well in cool weather. I'm pretty sure the Brawn had difficulties last year in hot (or was it cool?) weather. Does anyone know why these things happen, or know of any other cars this season that have significant performance handicaps in differing temperatures?

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#2 Fastcake

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 20:32

Brawn had problems in the cool temperatures, why their form dropped so much in the cooler British and German Grand Prix. Well I may be wrong, but its down to the way a car handles the tyres; some cars can't say heat them into their ideal range under cold weather conditions. This then naturally affects the performance on track.