René Arnoux Racing In The Rain

Both F1 and Endurance races continue rain or shine.  That the drivers control their cars at the knife edge of adhesion in dry conditions is amazing enough.  That they do it in the rain is extraordinary.  The cars are set up differently for wet weather with softer suspensions to let the chassis roll a bit and gain more traction.  The intermediate or wet weather tires have different compounds for more bite and grooves to channel the water out from underneath the tire.  Wet weather tires actually act like water pumps and the spray goes high in the air making visibility much more difficult.

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