Thursday, 8 September 2011

Unbelievable F1 Driving Facts

Driving in F1 championship is a demanding task. Driversparticipating in F1 races gain the required skills and fitness after rigoroustraining. Here are some interesting facts related to F1 drivers.

F1 drivers have prolonged exposure to high G forces and     temperatures for little over an hour. This results in an average F1 driver     losing about 4kgs of weight after just one race. However he regains weight     afterwards.

The drivers have to remove the steering wheel to get inside the     car. A latch behind the steering wheel releases it from the column.

Before race, drivers drink lot of water to avoid dehydration. The     Formula One cockpits generate lot of heat and make drivers sweat off their     weight during the race.

The drivers can lose approximate 2 to 3 litres of water.
Sports studies have underlined the importance of fluid level in the     body. A person who has lost 4% of body weight can lose up to 40% of their     psycho-physical ability.

In the days preceding very hot races like Australia, Malaysia,     and Brazil,     the drivers can drink up to 8 litres of water.
The F1 cockpits have drinking bottle installed for the drivers.

The     water in it also has mineral salts. The drivers can drink water from it     via a pipe.

Numbers are assigned to all F1 drivers. The previous season's     champion is given number 1, and his team-mate is designated number 2.

Numbers are assigned in accordance with each team's position in the     previous season's constructors' championship. The number 13 is not     designated to any driver.

Most F1 drivers start their career in karting. They come up through     traditional European single seater series like Formula Ford, Formula     Renault, Formula 3, and finally GP2. Before GP2, Formula Two and then     Formula 3000 served the role of feeder series for F1.


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