One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Rotation of a vehicle's wheels without traction.
- ‘If the rear wheels are spinning faster than the front ones, the car is suffering wheelspin, which costs valuable time, and also has the side-effect of damaging the tyres.’
- ‘Thankfully, some excellent work by the chassis engineers means that there is no sign of wheelspin, often associated with powerful front wheel drive cars.’
- ‘People can wheelspin all they like up to 50 kilometres an hour.’
- ‘The loose gravel start of the short track required the front row to ‘dig in’ to avoid wheelspin.’
- ‘On most cars of this level of power, this would mean near-instant wheelspin, car spin and general unpleasantness.’
- ‘Unfortunately on the restart, I had a lot of wheelspin which allowed Michael to take the slipstream and get past.’
- ‘On Ireland's slippery roads, some care will be needed - all that torque is quite capable of causing wheelspin.’
- ‘The roads are abrasive and there is so much acceleration out of corners that there is always the danger of excessive wheelspin.’
- ‘Even if you never go off the road, you will benefit from the extra grip on a slippery surface, eliminating the possibility of wheelspin if you emerge into a stream of traffic in the rain.’
- ‘This allows 170 milliseconds to control wheelspin in the newly selected gear, which Ferrari can argue is part of the gear changing process.’
- ‘Traction control, the technical device which helps plant the F1 cars' tyres firmly to the ground and eliminates wheelspin, is back.’
- ‘At the beginning, it was pretty wild - there were puddles on the straightaways, so a lot of aquaplaning and wheelspin.’
- ‘Hard compound rubber combats wear but reduces grip, which in turn generates wheelspin and therefore more wear.’
- ‘The G-series is also outfitted with an electronic stability program designed to intervene in moments of vehicle yaw or wheelspin.’
- ‘I'm sure it looked dramatic, with lots of wheelspin, but I lost position against some of the other cars.’
- ‘Tom got a little too much wheelspin at the start, held his position through the first corner and then got boxed on the outside through Cascades.’
- ‘Sordo suffered from excessive wheelspin in his Citroen C2 and spent the session making changes to try to limit the loss of traction.’
- ‘I made a bad start but at the first point I got away ok but then when I got on the throttle I had too much wheelspin and lost one position.’
- ‘Jenson, who started eighth, then got too much wheelspin away from the line and lost several positions on the run to the first corner.’
- ‘When wheelspin is detected, the power is distributed accordingly to the wheel with most grip.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.