However, more than half of drivers stated they would react in a manner that would either make matters worse or have no effect on an aquaplaning
car, such as pressing the brake to slow down.
There was so much aquaplaning
on the back straight with some big puddles.
You are aquaplaning
all the time, so you have to make sure you are in tune with your senses, more so than other times.
Hydroplaning or aquaplaning
is associated with the complete loss of the grip of a tyre because of the presence of a water film between the tyres of a moving vehicle (an automobile, an airplane, etc.
But the cars weigh only 600-700kg, about half what a road car weighs, and are very low so with some standing water it is easy to start aquaplaning
and then it becomes undriveable for us.
For example, water beads formed in front of a aquaplaning
tire and lower tire-road friction on snow and ice could be detected, transmitting information to a driver or direct to engine systems.
Other possible causes are aquaplaning
on the wet runway or a sudden tailwind that could have blown the aircraft further along the runway before it landed, but a spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has said that wind shear is also unlikely to be a factor in the crash.
Four-time world champion Tommi Makinen retired after sliding into a wall after aquaplaning
on the wet roads and damaging his suspension.
Without adequate tyre tread depth, your car may be unable to cope properly in wet conditions, causing problems such as longer stopping distances, loss of grip and even an increased risk of aquaplaning
," explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe.
In the wet weather we can expect in the next few months this new tyre will be able to cut through standing water with added grip, accelerate water drainage at a faster rate and reduce the chance of aquaplaning
due to the groove surfaces smoother shark skin surface design.
According to the snow tests, "the Conti cannot fail to impress with its precise reactions and high lateral stability," and the statement regarding testing in wet conditions affirms the following: "Conti's impeccable performance: extremely short braking distance, good aquaplaning
properties, as well as precise and stable handling characteristics.
It is a success to this day Hamilton is unable to offer an answer as to why he was so masterful around the Northamptonshire circuit when all around him were spinning off or aquaplaning