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Formula One 2002
INTRO
FRONT WING
COCKPIT
ROLLOVER BAR
TYRES/WHEELS
FUEL TANK
SUSPENSION
OIL TANK
REAR WING
ENGINE
AERODYNAMICS
GEARBOX
STEERING
Suspension locator

Suspension
 
Close control of the suspension is vital. Wheel travel is less than five centimetres and a dipping of the car by a millimetre more than ideal under braking or acceleration can dramatically disrupt airflow and make the car difficult to handle.

The suspension parts are aerodynamically sculpted to reduce drag.

Each corner of the car is independent and operated by wishbones and a push-rod operating on complicated arrangements of springs, dampers and torsion bars.

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