Do you know how “formula one” started? Formula one was officially recognized in the year 1946 and the world driver’s championship was made official in 1947.The formula itself refers to the set of rules to the participants who owns the car for racing. It was originally called Formula A and was inspired by the ancient motor race which emerged from the cheerful European racing act.
Formula one driver’s championship was initially planned in late 1930’s, but it was canceled due to the Second World War. More than any other sports today, formula one is said to be the most competitive, advanced, and adventurous auto race in the world. The cars of formula one are designed using technological aspects and it’s called Grands Prix, the world’s fastest motorsport.
Here are some fascinating facts about the formula one car:
- Formula one cars steering wheel is unique from the average road cars, which has multiple buttons to control every function. The latest versions have a new option to overtake the car in the front within seconds.
- Formula one car weighs around 650 kgs and has approximately 800 bhp (brake horsepower), which includes the driver.
- When an airplane makes use of wings to lift them in the air, the F1 car uses the force to push them on the tracks to get a faster grip. It’s believed that F1 car creates downforce that can drive the upside down on the tunnel’s ceiling and the speed of the F1 car in a race can go up to 360 kph.
- The helmets used in the F1 race are the hardest things, and most of them are tested to pass the deemed legal rules. That’s subjected to 800 ℃ flames around 45 seconds, which is heated inside the helmet without exceeding to 70℃. The visor that’s associated with the shells are fired at it about 300 mph and if any of these functions gets deeper than 2.5 mm then helmet could fail.
- The front suspension of the F1 car is durable that has the capacity to hold a pressure of 2 tons, which makes the carbon fiber rods to connect the main body to the wheels.
- When the driver hits his foot on the floor, the engine accelerates around 18,000 rpm and the pistons will travel down the bore and backs in a 300th second. The car framework is made up of extremely tough materials that include carbon fiber, metal, Kevlar, and other honeycomb assemblies.
- Around 90,000 elements combine together to frame an F1 car and it assembles with 100% accuracy to perform. The brake discs are made with imperishable carbon fiber and the discs are heated up to 1,200 ℃, which is the molten lava’s average temperature.
- The F1 car has the ability to speed up from 0 to 100 mph and slow down back to original value 0 in just 5 seconds. These cars have the best pit crews that help to refuel and the tires can be changed in 4-5 seconds.
- The tires can lose weight about 0.5 kg that has the ability to rotate 50 times in a second during the race. These race car tires are deliberated to last 100-140 km, whereas normal tires can cover 60-100 km.
Formula one is the most excitement-filled car race, which takes the sporting event to the next level. The F1 world championship is the ultimate motorsport that provides opportunities to many as a career option.
If you can’t be F1 drivers don’t worry! You can be a sports photographer to capture some amazing moments.