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 race car driver loses around 3 liters (0.79 gallons) of water in one race due to the G forces and hot temperature. To ensure that the races remain hydrated, 1.5 liters of water are hooked to the racer helmet in the car.
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Juan Fangio is the oldest Formula 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 color flag during the F1 race indicates that the faster cars need to be allowed to pass as they are being lapped. The driver must give the faster car pass through him.
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A track can be slippery due to loose debris, water, or oil. A yellow and red striped color flag during the F1 race indicates a slipper track.
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According to the point scoring system of the F1 race, 25 points are awarded to the first position, 18 points for the second, and 15 points for the third position.
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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 race car.
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A green color flag, shown at all lap stations during the F1 race, indicates that normal racing conditions are being applied. A green flag is also shown at the start of a race session.

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