In theory, could you drive an F1 car on the roof of a tunnel? © iStock

In theory, could you drive an F1 car on the roof of a tunnel?

Formula One cars can build up some serious speed, but would it be enough for them to drive upside down?

Asked by: Ronana Kelleher, Cork

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The aerodynamic design uses air rushing past to exert a strong down force to stick the car to the track, improving its handling. The down force is greater than gravity. So in theory, you could drive the car through a tunnel and gradually steer it up the sides until you were motoring along the roof.


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