Originally Posted by sugarbutch
i took the ferry from the proposed site. It's a flippin' cliff, so the elevation change will be nice.
I hated the Letterman interview. He should have shut the f*** up and let Vettel talk. As became plain when he did, Vettel didn't need any help to be entertaining. Plus, who the f*** cares about Indiana?
My old apartment was 5min walk from the ferry... right of River rd.
Pretty nice stretch that road. That would be a 100% attendance for me! Texas plane tickets are more expensive than I'd care to pay, not to mention the shafting you'll get when you book a hotel room
Oh and for the understeer/oversteer comment - I drive like Hammy, my views are biased
The only time I set my car/karts up for understeer is if I'm very new to the track, my first time out(when I have time), or both - it's the safer way around for me. With understeer, I have to completely adjust my braking/cornering habits just to set up the kart around the corner.
Aside from textbook definitions between the two, I do find that a driver that prefers an understeering kart has a better feel for grip. They sense grip relatively better at the track, therefore a smoother drive, and lasting tires. I, and a few others who prefer an oversteering kart, use our slip angles to scrub speed off around the corner, neutralizing the tires much faster - think "fast in, fast out
So, for a race that relies heavily on tire life, a well-balanced, understeer-biased kart would be most efficient(of course not taking into account driver input)
. Think Button in BrawnGP. It was essentially the perfect car for him. Except for the tracks that killed tires much faster, his races were phenomenal.*I'm missing a huge chunk of info somewhere there but it's the best I can explain for now *