One particular year’s Formula 1 season was actually something out of this world. Not even the best screenwriters in the world could have written such an engrossing script, the hero of which was decided in the final seconds of the final race of the season.
Also, while the Legendary driver Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen nail-biting fight-to-the-finish was a spectacle in itself, these 11 facts about Formula 1 will surprise you as well.
Don’t also forget that just a single F1 car is surely made up of over 80,000 components. A large proportion of these components have an important role to play in the aerodynamics of the car and can be the difference between winning and coming in second.
Looking at history, the very first woman to participate in F1 was Maria Teresa de Felippis, who raced in 1958. After her, four women raced in the competition, but only one among them – Lella Lombardi – managed to score any points when she finished sixth at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.
The Weight loss
Sure this is a bizarre one. Driving a Formula One car gets taxing on the body due to the intense heat that’s generated in the cockpit. As a result, F1 drivers tend to lose up to 4kgs of weight during a single race.
A Sigle F1 team is large
Remarkably, the Team Mercedes or team Red Bull isn’t just made up of the team director, the drivers, and the pit crew. In all, over 600 crew members can be part of an F1 team’s operations during a single race.
Due to the fast nature of pitstops, refueling is dangerous. As a result, since 2010, F1 cars do not refuel during pitstops. All the fuel they need during the race is filled in their tanks beforehand.
Be noted that every F1 cars are hybrid in nature. And due to the incredibly low amount of fuel that they tend to consume, they also have some of the most efficient car engines in the world.