An f1 green car in a middle of a race.

F1 Fun Facts

How much time do you need to change your car's tires, even if you have a group of four with each changing one tire simultaneously?

The tires of an F1 car are changed in just 3 seconds during a pit stop. More such facts in our section below!

F1 Fun Facts

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A Formula 1 race car driver loses around 3 liters (0.79 gallons) of water in one race due to g-force and hot temperatures. To ensure that the races remain hydrated, 1.5 liters of water are hooked up to the drivers helmet while they are in the car.
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Juan Fangio is the oldest Formula 1 race winner. He achieved the feat at the age of 53 years and 22 days.
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The tires of an F1 car are changed in just 3 seconds during a pit stop. This is important for the driver to remain focused on time intended to complete the race.
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There are around 80,000 separate components in a Formula 1 racing car. It has several hydraulic systems, fuel, inertia, tires, and many other devices.
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A blue flag during the F1 race indicates that they are being lapped and the faster cars need to be allowed to pass. The driver must allow the faster car to pass him.
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A track can be slippery due to debris, water, or oil. A yellow and red striped flag during an F1 race indicates a slippery track.
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According to the point scoring system in Formula 1, 25 points are awarded to the winner, 18 points for second place, and 15 points for third place.
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It is not only the racer who loses a considerable amount of weight in one race. The racing car tire also loses around 500g (1.1 lb).
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In 2005, Juan Pablo Montoya set the 372.6 km/h (231.5m/h) record while driving at the Monza racetrack. The car was a McLaren-Mercedes.
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A green flag, shown at all lap stations during an F1 race, indicates that normal racing conditions are being applied. A green flag is also shown at the start of a race session.