Formula One is a series of the most prestigious car races organized since 1950.

Open-body single-seater vehicles take part in them.

The competitions are organized in Europe, Asia, Australia, South and North America.

Formula One interesting facts

1. Formula One rules are established by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

2. Italian Giuseppe Farina from the Alfa Romeo team became the first Formula 1 World Champion in 1950.

3. Since 2014, 1.6-liter turbo-charged V6 engines have been installed in the cars.

4. It costs more than $ 4.5 million to build a Formula 1 car.

5. A Formula One car gearbox costs over $ 2 million.

6. A Formula One car consists of approximately 80,000 parts.

7. Formula One official abbreviation is F1.

8. During the race, the average driver loses about 3 kg of weight.

9. Formula One teams have an average budget of $ 100 million.

10. The braking distance of the car accelerated to 100 km/h is about 17 meters. A passenger car needs approximately 45 meters on average.

11. In one season, a car uses over 200 brake discs and 350 brake pads.

12. Only one Pole took part in the Formula 1 Grand Prix – Robert Kubica. He competed in the 2006-2009 seasons in the BMW Sauber team, in 2010 in Renault and 2019 in Williams.

13. Two-time Formula One world champion (1872 and 1974) – Emerson Fittipaldi had Polish roots. His mother, Józefa Wojciechowska, was Polish.

14. As of 2019, the maximum torque of the engines may be 15,000 rpm.

15. The temperature in the cockpit on hot days may exceed 60 degrees Celsius.

16. A Formula One driver is subjected to overloads of up to 5G.

17. During braking, the car is pressed against the track with a force of 2.5 tonnes.

18. The driver’s helmet can withstand temperatures of 800 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.

19. When braking sharply, the car is able to stop from a speed of over 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds.

20. The driver’s heart rate often jumps above 200 beats per minute.

21. The 1996 Monaco Grand Prix race was completed by only 3 of the 21 competitors.

22. In 1957, the competition was held on the Pescara circuit in Italy, which had the longest lap of over 25 km.

23. Currently, the shortest track is in Monaco (3 337 m). The drivers have 78 laps to cover.

24. Michael Schumacher won the Formula One world championship 7 times (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). He is also the record holder in the number of wins – 91.

25. The first driver to die in the Formula World Championship was Cameron Earl (1952).

26. During the 1958 World Cup, as many as 4 drivers (Pat O’Connor, Luigi Musso, Peter Collins and Stuart Lewis-Evans) were killed.

27. Maria Teresa de Filippis was the first woman to compete in Formula One (1958).

28. The car’s tires are filled with nitrogen.

29. The youngest Formula One driver was Max Verstappen. He started at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix at 17 years and 166 days.

30. The oldest Formula One driver was Louis Chiron. He started at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1958 at 58 years and 288 days.

31. Juan Manuel Fangio of the 52 races he has participated in, won 24 times, setting a record win percentage of 46.15%.

32. Sebastian Vettel won 9 consecutive competitions in 2014.

33. Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in F1 history. At 18 and 228 days, he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.

34. John Watson won the 1983 United States Grand Prix (west) starting from 22nd position.

35. Michael Schumacher has completed 5,111 laps in F1 racing throughout his career.

36. The fastest pit-stop lasted 1.92 seconds. Felipe Massa’s car tires were replaced in 2016 during Azerbaijan’s Gradn Prix.

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Formula One questions and answers

How much does a Formula 1 car cost?

It costs about $ 9 million to build a Formula 1 car.

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Why do Formula 1 drivers lose weight during the race?

This is due to high dehydration. The temperature in the car’s cabin is very high.

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How much does a Formula 1 car weigh?

From 2019, the minimum weight of F1 cars is 740 kg.

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How much horsepower does a Formula 1 car have?

There is no official information on exactly how many horsepower a given car has. Probably around 750 hp.

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How many drivers have died during Formula 1 races?

A total of 51 drivers were killed. The last tragic accident happened on September 2, 2017. French driver David Ferrer died.

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How long are Formula 1 tracks?

From 3.3 to 6 km.

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