pitot tubes on race cars
brett at cloud9.net
Sat Jul 24 12:12:07 EDT 2004
At 4:07 AM +0200 7/23/04, Ado Sigal wrote:
>Three years later, after Alboreto's death in sideways flying Audi
Alberto's car went out of control because of a damaged tire; it's
clearly visible in the pictures of the car post-accident; the left
rear is severely damaged and the other 3 are intact.
The car left the track, spun, and then hit a fence; the car flew
through the air -after- hitting the fence, not because of voodoo
aerodynamics. The car most certainly did NOT suddenly lift up and
fly through the air.
Investigations by German authorities, Audi, and LeMans concluded that
the car was not at fault in the accident and that sole cause was the
failed tire, which failed most likely due to sharp debris which(I
believe) was found embedded in the tire.
It was not a good week for the track, which claimed to be "the safest
in the world"- a courseworker was struck removing debris. The driver
insisted he had no flags to warn him, and the track failed to present
evidence or account otherwise.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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