Could an F1 Car Drive Upside Down?

This is probably not a question that you have pondered, but it has been one greatly discussed in the realm of F1. F1 race cars produce significant amounts of downforce, over 3.5 Gs. This downforce would still function if the car was driving upside down, so many have wondered whether F1 cars would remain planted to the “ground” if it were driving oriented this way.

Aside from the downforce, there are tons of other aspects of an F1 car that would need to function for this to actually be achievable. In the video below, Driver61 takes a look at the engineering and design needed to possibly achieve this feat. Before you watch it, go ahead and make a prediction about whether it’s possible.

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Trevor is a civil engineer by trade and an accomplished internet blogger with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author whose most recent book, ZOOM Go the Vehicles, is aimed at inspiring young kids to have an interest in engineering.

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