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F1 facts

F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9%
correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or
deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at
300kmph!!!

F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!!

F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing
up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on
an average and they quite faithfully DO....thats the extent to which the
engines are pushed to perform

An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due
to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over
an hour.
(This could help with my diet .. idea!)

At 550kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.

To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added
down force can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars
travel on the track.

Without aerodynamic down force, high-performance racing cars have
sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kph. They
usually race at over 300 kph.

In a street course race like the Monaco grand prix, the down force
provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the
manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from
happening!

The refuelers used in F1 can supply 12 liters of fuel per second. This
means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 liter
family car. They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters
today.

TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around 3 seconds. It took
me 8 sec to read above point

During the race the tyres lose weight! Each tyre loses about 0.5 kg in
weight due to wear.

Normal tyres last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tyres are designed to last
90 - 120 km.

A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when
tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils at 100C remember)
At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.
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Original Poster

Babbabooey;3708377

Busy day at work?

You wouldn't believe I am rushed off my feeet!

You're right. I wouldn't :-D

If only the measurements were in imperial, I'd understand this better :oops:

Original Poster

kyalion;3708435

If only the measurements were in imperial, I'd understand this better … If only the measurements were in imperial, I'd understand this better :oops:

here you go!
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nice f1 facts, but you missed one, the average tv viewer of a f1 race sleeps upto 99% through it, and is only awake for the start and finish, not saying its boring thou

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Daytrader;3708675

nice f1 facts, but you missed one, the average tv viewer of a f1 race … nice f1 facts, but you missed one, the average tv viewer of a f1 race sleeps upto 99% through it, and is only awake for the start and finish, not saying its boring thou

lmao couldn't agree more! :thumbsup:

F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before … F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up

I thought they had to last for 2 races? (Not that I watch anyway - I'm one of the 99% mentioned by daytrader:-D)

A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when
tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils at 100C remember)
At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.

F1 tyres(the same as all dry race tyres) operate at approx 100 degrees centrigrade,The only exception is wet tyres that operate at approx 80c,However some of the other facts are true,
Tony

cis_groupie;3709092

I thought they had to last for 2 races? (Not that I watch anyway - I'm … I thought they had to last for 2 races? (Not that I watch anyway - I'm one of the 99% mentioned by daytrader:-D)

Your right, and it will be 3 races next season.

Another one, an F1 car has enough downforce that it could run upside down, i.e. through a tunnel.

Stopped watching the day Schuey retired, dont think I am missing much.

DKLS;3709467

Stopped watching the day Schuey retired, dont think I am missing much.

That was the day it all got interesting again after many dull years.

tonyg1962;3709366

A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when … A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils at 100C remember) At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.F1 tyres(the same as all dry race tyres) operate at approx 100 degrees centrigrade,The only exception is wet tyres that operate at approx 80c,However some of the other facts are true,Tony

Even I thought that was TOO hot.

Daytrader;3708675

nice f1 facts, but you missed one, the average tv viewer of a f1 race … nice f1 facts, but you missed one, the average tv viewer of a f1 race sleeps upto 99% through it, and is only awake for the start and finish, not saying its boring thou

Only in the Shuey era. Fantastic to watch now.

Banned

Kick;3709389

Your right, and it will be 3 races next season.Another one, an F1 car has … Your right, and it will be 3 races next season.Another one, an F1 car has enough downforce that it could run upside down, i.e. through a tunnel.

'Wall of death"...so can this old thing .... well almost

lumoruk;3709566

'Wall of death"...so can this old thing .... well almost

I'm sure I've woken up next to that bird in the sidecar before. Christmas party one year me thinks.

Which is the scariest part of that picture.

A. The wall of death?
B. The lion?
C. A woman driving?

greg_68;3709599

Which is the scariest part of that picture.A. The wall of death?B. The … Which is the scariest part of that picture.A. The wall of death?B. The lion?C. A woman driving?

The Wall of Death I could cope with. The lion looks OK as I like cats, but the woman driving....................Mmmmmmmmm

Banned

Fernando Alonso!! WDC 2009

:thumbsup:

Jerry786;3710473

Fernando Alonso!! WDC 2009 :thumbsup:

:giggle: only in FA's own mind :santa:
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