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Downforce is “negative lift” generated by a racecars airfoils (wings) and overall design, which pushes the racecar into the ground at higher speeds, which generates additional traction. Ground effects is one factor in downforce and generated by proximity/alignment of the bottom of the racecar in relation to the road surface