Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
A car is termed “loose” when a driver goes through a turn and the rear of his car starts to fishtail. The rear tires aren’t sticking well to the track providing enough traction.
Term the driver uses to tell his crew the rear of the car wants to fishtail in the corners. Also called oversteer. The opposite condition is push, which means the car is difficult to turn and wants to go straight in the corners. Also called understeer. Teams are forever seeking a happy medium.
A condition where the front tires have more traction than the rear tires. This produces the effect where the rear of a racecar wants to exchange positions with the front of the racecar, or the rear end wants to go towards the outer wall. This condition is also known as "Oversteer" and may be hard to control. A car that is loose is faster than a car that is tight.
A slang term for oversteer.
When the rear tires don't “stick” in the corner causing the rear end of the car to push toward the wall
(Also referred to as "free" or "oversteer.") A condition created when the back end of the vehicle wants to overtake the front end when it is either entering or exiting a turn. In qualifying mode teams walk a fine line creating a setup that "frees the vehicle up" as much as possible without causing the driver to lose control.
When the car's rear wheels have trouble sticking in the corner, causing a fishtail. Some drivers like a car to be somewhat loose.
The rear of the car is unstable due to a lack of rear-tire grip caused by too much front downforce, or not enough rear downforce. Also known as "oversteer."
When the grip of the back tires is too loose, the car will become hard to handle when this happens it is called a loose.
A handling condition in which the car's rear end wants to go straight or right (up the banking) when the car is turned to the left. Also called oversteer.
When the rear tires of the car have trouble sticking in the corners.
Term to describe a condition in which the car's front tires have more traction than the rear, causing the rear of the car to point toward the outside and the front to point to the inside. Also called "oversteer."
A condition created when the back end of the vehicle wants to overtake the front end when it is either entering or exiting a turn. A car is loose when the front tires are gripping the track more than the back tires, causing the back of the car to want to come around in turns, pointing the nose of the car towards the inside of the track. A loose car is also said to be "over steering."
When a car has more traction (or grip) in the front than in the rear. Also called oversteer. This is the opposite of "push" or "understeer."
(Also referred to as "free" or "oversteer.") Typically describes a cornering condition where the rear tires lose adhesion before the front tires, resulting in a car that feels like it wants to spin easily. This is one of the most unpleasant sensations for a driver at high speed. Solutions include adjustments to tire pressure, increasing the angle of the rear wing to press the tires harder to the ground, softening the rear anti-roll bar setting or spring rates in order to provide more grip, or by making changes to reduce grip at the front such as reducing the front wing angle or stiffening the front anti-roll bar setting or spring rates. Here is an easy way to remember whether a car is loose (oversteer) or tight (understeer), as originally described by Bobby Unser, "If the front end hits the wall, it's understeer. If the rear end hits the wall, it's oversteer."
A car is experiencing a loose condition when the back end wants to snap around and cause the car to spin out while driving through the corner.
A term used to describe a car's handling through turns. A car is loose when the front tires have more traction than the rear tires. This causes the rear of the car to point toward the outside and the front to point to the inside of a turn (fishtailing). This condition is also called "oversteer." A car that is loose tends to be faster than a car that is tight.
When the back end of the car loses traction and slides around to the right toward the outside wall. This usually happens entering or exiting a corner
As in: "The kart is loose". Another name for oversteer.
Loose is a term to describe the car's handling. A car is referred to as loose when the driver goes into the corner of the track and feels like the car is going to lose control.