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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
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F1 season start on March 6 - some F1 facts
Formula One facts and figures ahead of the season starting in Australia on March 6:
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-The top speed of a Formula One car is around 375 kph and Monza is the only circuit where such a mark is likely to be reached.
-During the Monaco Grand Prix, cars will change gear around 3,100 times.
-Carbon brake discs and pads generate surface temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees celsius.
-A Formula One driver loses on average two kgs in weight during a grand prix. He can lose up to 1.5 litres of fluid during a hot race.
-Formula One cars can accelerate from standstill to 200kph and back again in less than seven seconds.
-Full braking from 200kph to standstill takes 55 metres or 1.9 seconds, producing deceleration forces of up to 5g -- five times a driver's bodyweight. - - - -
-The last driver to win without leading a lap was Briton Damon Hill in Belgium, 1994, after Michael Schumacher was disqualified.
-The only driver to lead every lap of a race except the last one is Briton Nigel Mansell (Canada, 1991).
-The last driver to win a race after leading only the final lap was Italian Giancarlo Fisichella in Brazil in 2003.
-The oldest world champion was Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957, aged 46 years one month and 11 days.
-The youngest was Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi in 1972, aged 25 years eight months and 29 days.
-Michael Schumacher is the only driver to win seven titles and tops Formula
One's list of multiple champions:
Schumacher - 7
Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina) - 5
Alain Prost (France) - 4
Jack Brabham (Australia), Niki Lauda (Austria), Nelson Piquet (Brazil), Ayrton Senna (Brazil), Jackie Stewart (Britain) - all 3 titles
-The only posthumous world champion was Austrian Jochen Rindt in 1970.
-The youngest points scorer is Briton Jenson Button in 2000, aged 20 years and two months.
-The oldest was Frenchman Philippe Etancelin in 1950, aged 53 years eight months and six days.
-Briton Stirling Moss has the most career wins without winning a championship (16). Finland's Keke Rosberg was champion in 1982 with just one win.
-The youngest race winner is Spain's Fernando Alonso, in 2003, aged 22 years and 26 days.
-The oldest was Italian Luigi Fagioli, aged 53 years and 22 days, in 1951.
Italian Luca Badoer, now the Ferrari test driver, has made the most race starts without scoring a point (50).
-The youngest starter was New Zealander Mike Thackwell in 1980, aged 19 years five months and 29 days.
-Italian Andrea de Cesaris made the most starts without a win -- 208 in total.
-Senna holds the record for most pole positions (65). Schumacher has 63.
-Italian Riccardo Patrese started the most races (256). Schumacher is second in the all-time list with 212.
-This season has 19 races, the most in Formula One history.
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