Car Set-up:         Ride Height

Some racing series or classes (eg: GT3) specify a minimum ride height which is measured to the lowest point of the car. The lower the car runs to the ground, the more efficient the underbody aerodynamics and the better the car handles as the centre of gravity is lower. However, running the car to low means that the drivers have to avoid running over the kerbs or if the track is bumpy, the drivers run the risk damaging the bottom of the car or ripping the exhaust off.

Thus, the team has to balance the ride height with the ability to ride the kerbs and not damage the bottom of the car / exhaust.