Ask Gary: Why did ground effect get dropped?

Ask Gary: Why did ground effect get dropped?

GARY ANDERSON answers your questions on why F1 ever got rid of ground effect aero, what teams can gain from a wet tyre test, driverless cars, cockpit 'halos' and much more

If undercar ground effects are the solution to cars not being able to follow closely, why were they banned originally?

Bruce Merchant, via Twitter

Bruce, ground effect cars of the past were getting a bit out of control. The complete underbody was an inverted wing and with sliding skirts the cars were producing huge amounts of downforce for their day.

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