> Consider two points:
> 1. Nige outweighs Hakkanin (estimate the amount)
> 2. Nige's car probably weighs more than Hakkinen's car, since it is made
> wider (extra material) (estimate this amount)
> adding 1 and 2 together we get, what, 25 to 50 pounds difference?? (guessing)
> This amount of weight should make a noticeable difference in performance.
> (Estimate the performance difference).
I'm only guessing here, but I expect that both cars weight exactly the
same when the driver in on board. F1 regs specify a minimum weight for
cars INCLUDING driver (which is why there was all the fuss about Shue's
weight at the start of the season). Most (good) teams add balast to
their cars to bring them up to this minimum weight. Hence they just
adjust the balast to get the same weight.
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