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Barcelona - third damper and tyre wear 05 May 2005

The Circuit de Catalunya runs clockwise, with left-hand tyres under huge lateral loads. Suspension is vital in reducing the stress on tyres, with the third damper fundamental to setting up the front of the car properly. This damper also affects the rear, as it reduces the car's roll and yaw sensitivity, allowing it to run with lower camber angles, increasing the tyres' contact patch, hence reducing tyre wear.