Formula One race cars are known for their blistering acceleration and ghostly top speeds. Here are some of the reasons why they are so amazingly fast.
Many people will be surprised no learn that F-1 cars do not use the assistance of a turbocharger or supercharger. Instead, these race cars use a normally-aspirated V8 engine. What makes these engines different from the typical eight-cylinder engine is their ability to rev to extremely high levels. It Read the rest of this entry »
Formula One cars are the most prestigious and elite vehicles amongst all auto racing series. Ten main uniform features established for all Formula One cars are described below.
1. All use Pirelli racing slicks on a dry circuit, start the race with the same set of tires they qualified with, and must get two new sets of tires during the race.
2. The exception to starting with the qualifying set of tires is in rain. For a wet circuit, all start with Pirelli rain tires and still must change tires during the race.
3. All use the same brand and octane level of Read the rest of this entry »
The fast paced Formula One races are popular all over the world. Many of the globe’s countries have hosted events in this exciting sport. Here are 10 fascinating and fun facts about these countries and hosting Grand Prix auto racing events:
1. In 1958, Morocco was the first country in Africa to host the African World Championship race.
2. Italy has been hosting Grand Prix racing since 1921 at the Brescia circuit.
3. Built in the early 2000, the Shanghai International Circuit cost well over 2 billion dollars to construct.
4. 1926 was Read the rest of this entry »
Here are 10 formula1 racing facts that you can read.
The typical F1 car is comprised of over 80,000 different components.
A typical F1 car has about one kilometer of cable that is linked to over 100 actuators and sensors, which monitor all of the various parts of the racecar.
In just four short seconds, the average F1 car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 160 KPH and back down to 0.
Typical F1 cars are modified so heavily that their engineâ€™s life expectancy is about two hours.
When pressing the brakes, a typical F1 driver will experience a force that is comparable to Read the rest of this entry »
Formula 1 is one of the most popular sports in the globe and has a storied and interesting history. Here are 7 fast facts about the Formula 1 racing history that you may have not known:
1. The very first drivers’ championship took place in May 1950. At the time, Formula 1 had 20 races. Only 7 of these races counted towards the first championship.
2. There used to be a number of non-Championship Formula 1 races. Around 1983, organizers realized these non-Championship races were starting to become unprofitable so they have since stopped running them.
3. The first great driver of Formula 1 was Juan Manuel Fangio.I was looking for more Read the rest of this entry »
Like the sport itself, news about Formula 1 Racing happens fast. Here is a look at the 5 most recent developments regarding this globally-popular sport.
Formula 1 confirmed their race calendar for the 2013 year. This year will feature 19 races in locations all across the world.
Formula 1 has released the 2013 F1 Live Timing and Track Position App. This app has been improved with several new features over the 2012 version and is the best way to follow the races live on race days on a smartphone or tablet.
Russian Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov announced Read the rest of this entry »