Top 15 interesting facts on formula one

Formula One is a popular car racing sports that is popular across the world. In this race all the participants and even the cars have to follow a specified set of rules. The cars that participate in this racing sports are completely based on improved and efficient suspension, tyres, electronics, and aerodynamics. Without these essentials Formula One cars cannot run successfully on tracks.

Here are some of the most interesting facts on Formula One that many of us may not be aware of:

  1. The fastest circuit of Formula One race is the Monza with the highest speed record of 375 kph.

  2. Formula One cars can accelerate 0 to 200 km/k and back to 0 in just seven seconds.
  3. When the racer applies full brake the car takes about 55 metres and 1.9 seconds to come back to a standstill.
  4. It is also known that the Formula One racers lose their weight due to dehydration as they drive the race in hot weather.
  5. British racer Damon Hill is one and only one Formula One racer who have won the F1 championship without leading even in a single lap.
  6. Juan Manuel Fangio is the oldest F1 racer who won the championship when he was 46 years old.
  7. Nigel Mansell is the only F1 racer who lost the championship award despite of leading in every lap.
  8. Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazilian is the youngest F1 driver.
  9. About 80,000 car components are combined together with accuracy to manufacture a F1 car. Even is there is slight inaccuracy in the assembly of these components, the car wont run on the track.
  10. The engines of these racing cars have a very short life. They almost break down after one race. These need to be replaced for every F1 season.
  11. The brakes of these racing cars are derived from disc brakes that are made of carbon fibres.
  12. Most of the F1 car tyres are composed of nitrogen rather than normal air as nitrogen has more consistent pressure. The tyres of these cars like the engine have a very short life. These tyres live up to 90 to 120 km.
  13. About one kilometre of an electric cable is used to connect about 100 sensors and actuators in these racing cars. All these linked sensors and actuators are used to control and monitor the performance of the Formula One car.
  14. Formula One cars can accelerate from start to 200 km/h and back to standstill in just seven seconds.
  15. The use of automatic gearbox is prohibited for use in Formula One cars.
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