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post #9 of (permalink) Old 14th July 2009
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Not sure if you watch F1 or not Noel, but if you do, next time you watch a race, watch closely at the pit stops.

There will be some flaps of metal protruding out of the ground in the pit box.

These are grounding to the carbon fibre floor of the car and the fuel rigs are grounded through the coupling on the fuel rig to the car. They do it to reduce the risk of this,

and to stop the mechanics dropping the wheels during a stop

Granted that the construction of a race tyre is probably different to that of a road tyre, but I doubt that the tyre manufacturer will share that with us.
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