Hi I was having a discussion with a friend yesterday and we debated whether the speed of the car can make it "fly" over the pothole, ie. not come in touch with the hole at all. My moot point is that it would depend on the radius/dia of the wheel in relation to the radius/dia of the pothole. The tires need to have traction with the ground to stay linear, any loss of contact with the ground would make the tires dragged down by gravity. There would be displacement and the tires would indeed fall to come in contact with some of the inner pothole. I guess Im thinking in terms of first law pf physics "any body will remain in rest or motion unless an external force" makes it do otherwise. Is there any research on this? Am I not using a right principle here. Appreciate any help.