The Unfair Advantage - Chapter 5, Page 141 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15: The Lola T70 includes an experimental stiff set of springs that are so good they are re-used in a number of race cars over several years. This is a car which Mark Donohue explains is terribly unstable at first. They fix that problem by fussing about with the spoiler and with the springs. Once they find the correct adjustments, the car is 20 seconds faster per lap than the others. When the next cars are built, Mark explains that when they build for long-distance races their primary concern is to build cars that can last the race.

During this chapter Mark observes that they have at least one competitor that just assumes that innovation, real innovation is destined to fail. He writes about how his Penske team uses creativity to create a new car, and that this race car does just fine in...

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