hockeystyx16 wrote:kind of a lame quiestion, but i see it all the time in open wheel. why do the drivers tilt their head into the turn? i doubt its for better weight distibution, a head doesnt weigh that much, and i tried tilting my head into a turn and it just disoriented me a little bit
I'm not Gary so I won't say that my answer is the definitive answer, but my guess is that the head tilting is just the body's natural reaction to the lateral g's felt during the turns. The lateral g's experienced by a driver can be fairly high in a racing environment and especially so with purpose-built open-wheel race cars. Those cars just carve up the track, figuratively speaking.