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michael smith
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ok, guys can you please break it down for me. i know weight is is generally bad, but i would like to know the science of how more weight equals less cornering grip.

reason im confused on this is that formula 1 cars, for example, usually add wing and downforce to aid in cornering force, which is essentially equal to weight but without the braking and acceleration penalty of weight in the car.

break this down for me scientifically please.