F1 Technology that’s Changed the Sport 1957 Disc Brakes. 1960 Fire extinguishing system, circuit breaker to cut all electrics, red tail lights for poor weather, drivers must be able to remove the steering wheel and exit car within 5 seconds. 1989 Semi-Automatic sequential gearboxes. Turbochargers banned. Paddle-shift gearboxes. 1994 Active suspension banned. 2008 Traction control banned. 2009 Slick tyres introduced. Adjustable front wings introduced. KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) introduced; it stores some of the energy used during breaking. A modern F1 car is equipped with about sensors Fastest recorded pit stop* which send enough information to fill several telephone books by the end of a two-hour race seconds 2 via a radio aerial fitted to the car. First introduced in The cost of shaving one-tenth of a the late 1980s, telemetry in F1 is used to transmit + 20 people 1 second from a single lap time exceeds streams of live data from the car to the pit. 6 = new tires + gas Belgium Monaco Great Britain Germany Bahrain Hungary U.A.E. Canada shortest circuit 13 km United States Italy 2012 Spain Japan FIA Formula One World Championship spans Korea 3 China Malaysia Circuit of the Americas 3 India Austin, Texas countries most laps Brazil is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. 7,8 Singapore Inaugural Race: 2012 Australia Estimated Cost: $300M12 Laps Circuit Length: 5.516 km top speed Race Length: 308.896 km km/h (220 mph)4 Elevation Change: ft 4 over Global TV Audience rpm 10 lateral acceleration (turning) 2.5 g Space Shuttle launch Mirabeau Casino Portier Virage Sainte Devote de la Gare Beau Rivage Massenet Each team competing in the FIA Typically, a Formula One team uses over Formula One World Championship Tabac Tunnel Chicane travels on the order of 160,000km (100,000 miles) Monaco Grand Prix Piscine of fuel for testing and racing and up to around the globe Monte Carlo, Monaco or slightly different blends Inaugural Race: 1929 11 tuned for different circuits a year between races Anthony Noghès La Rascasse Race Length: 260.52 km 2011 Drag-reduction system (DRS). and even weather conditions. 5 and test sessions. 5 Fastest Lap: 1 m 13.532 seconds is the maximum time at full throttle. full throttle per lap 14 gear changes per lap (race = 4836) Sources (1) http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/11/formula-one-racing-comes-to-america (2) http://jalopnik.com/5928201/this-is-the-worlds-fastest-pit-stop-four-tires-in-23-seconds (3) http://www.formula1.com/results/ (4) http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/understanding_the_sport/5288.html (5) http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/understanding_the_sport/5297.html (6) http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/88ff96a4-1c5a-11e2-a63b-00144feabdc0.html (7) http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/united_states_882/circuit_diagram.html (8) http://circuitoftheamericas.com/visit/venue-maps (9) http://www.t3.com/features/formula-1-tech-that-changed-the-sport-forever (10) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-force (11) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco_Grand_Prix (12) http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/city-of-austin-again-moving-to-annex-circuit-of--1/nRNfP/ (13) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Formula_One_circuits (14) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2148811/Monaco-Grand-Prix-2012-Monte-Carlo-stats-track-guide.html 9 11 The Monaco Grand Prix is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.