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On a wet track, Formula 1 tyres – even special treaded wet-weather tyres, which can shift up to 65 litres of water per second – can build up a micro-thin layer of water between the tyre and track.

In extreme circumstances, the car can effectively float on top of the water. As a result, the driver is in serious risk of losing control, with steering and braking ineffective. Teams will also raise the ride height of the cars so the stepped underbody isn’t at risk of aquaplaning.

From Mclaren.com – check out their site for the original and much more – here

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