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The Physics Of Drifting, Explained I Business Insider

Discussion in 'Science' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Jun 10, 2019
    Car drifting is both a pastime and profession. For hobbyists and professionals, the basic principles of drifting are the same. Toss the car sideways and hang on. We wanted to take a deeper look into the activity. We asked Leona Chin, a professional motorsports athlete, physics-afficianado, and "The Queen of Drift" for a break down of the science concepts behind getting a car to slide sideways on the track.
  2. Evertonian

    Evertonian New commenter

    I like that! Thanks! Will have a go at working some resolving forces around this next time I teach it I think!
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Practical in the school car park?
  4. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Even more stupid than doing handbrake turns. An idiot in a big, ugly black 4x4 nearly demolished a house at the local shops car park by showing of ( a bit like Mr Clarkson ).

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