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Weaving on the straight
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I was wondering what other people think about weaving (moving left to right and back) on the straight. I guess it is well known that you should not move under braking. But how about moving on the straight. I'm asking this because I was in the Tatuus race on Paul Ricard and the guy I was battling for 1st did a lot of weaving on the straight. I think he changed direction at least five times. When I asked him about this, he said it was called "breaking the tow". I think he was also running lower down force (even though I only ran front 3, rear 1). When I was in front the first couple laps he could still pass me on the main straight from 0.5-0.6 s behind. While I could not even stay close if I was behind him. I guess this was partly because of the aero difference, but also because I could not get a proper slipstream since he kept moving the whole straight.

Not trying to blame anyone. I just did not see this kind of "defence" before and was wondering what you guys think. Is this just being smart? Or are you breaking some (unwritten) rules by weaving on the straight?

Related to this, can someone elaborate on how AC handles slipstream? I know if I'm within a couple tenths I gain on the guy/girl in front. But this did not seem to happen when you are not following someone in a straight line?
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Weaving on the straight - by Bram Harmsen - 09-03-2019, 11:51 AM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Pawel Kusmierek - 09-03-2019, 12:01 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by James Blint - 09-03-2019, 12:49 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Alex Leif - 09-04-2019, 05:29 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by James Blint - 09-05-2019, 10:07 AM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Kaden Russel - 09-03-2019, 09:20 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Pawel Kusmierek - 09-03-2019, 09:30 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by James Blint - 09-04-2019, 03:17 AM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Pawel Kusmierek - 09-04-2019, 03:43 AM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Michal Janak - 09-04-2019, 08:10 PM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Steen Toudal - 09-05-2019, 07:50 AM
RE: Weaving on the straight - by Martin Smith - 09-05-2019, 02:13 PM

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