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99 facts and figures fact sheet


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99 facts and figures fact sheet

  1. 1.   Formula 1™ Interesting Facts & Figures Yas Marina Circuit is 5.55km in length, the race runs for 55 laps and the race start time will be 1500hrs A Formula 1 car is made up of 80,000 components Formula 1 cars have over a kilometre of cable in their bodywork An F1 car can go from ZERO to 100 kmph AND back to stationary in FOUR seconds An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures At 605kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini. F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around FIVE seconds during the race The highest number of points in one season was 148 by Michael Schumacher for Ferrari in 2004. That’s an astonishing average of 8.22 points per race. The estimated top speed at Yas Marina Circuit will be 317km/h. F1 cars generate up to 850 horsepower at top speed F1 races are watched by audiences of up to 600 million viewers globally – 2.7 billion cumulative TV viewers per year.