In-wheel motors

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Nagaman
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In-wheel motors

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On smooth racing roads perhaps: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... o-more-evs

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There is no logic to support the "in-wheel" motor idea rather than inboard motors with a drive shaft to each wheel .... except for ultra fast component exchange maybe ...... Simply dropping the motor/wheel/tyre combination as one unit because the wheel is part of the motor outer shell ..... and maybe combining a disc brake into the mix, so everything can be swapped out in a single pit stop, all components could be refreshed out in the workshop between tyre changes meaning components not designed to last for the full race, but rather the cycle life of the tyre, could mean real weight savings that could be moved to battery storage that would be sprung weight.
No more clutch failures, transmission issues or overheating issues as such, possibly quick connect coolant lines so the motor and brakes are liquid cooled along with the tyre via the inside of the wheel ..... and the reverse, faster tyre warm up from the inside out .....

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F1 track ‘curbs’ would make for interesting spectacles I imagine.
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