I had an interesting question pop into my head. Why would one benefit from small tires on their car while driving on a wet surface? I thought, oh it's easy, because the smaller the surface area on teh ground, the more pressure the tire has on the place that it is touching the ground, therefore holding the tire in the same spot so it won't slip. But then I thought, why wouldn't it be beneficial to have really narrow tires on a dry surface as well. Why don't race cars have skinny tires, so they will have more traction around turns, and also won't burn as much rubber upon starting from a standstill (thus hem further)? I don't understand the proof (using physics) behind smaller tires helping you maintain traction on a wet surface so if someone would be kind enough to explain that to me, it would be much appreciated. any help on this topic would be great -- I would really be greatful if you could use formulas (the simpler the better) to prove the answer, otherwise I find it hard to comprehend the material. Thanks a bunch!