Why do F1 racing drivers get weighted after a race?
According to F1 regulations for the 2012 season, cars must weigh at least 640 kg (1411 lbs) at all times. This includes the weight of the driver and his helmet.
After a race, the weight of the driver and his helmet is added to the weight of the car and that total weight must be at least 640 kg/1411 lbs.
In a Formula 1 racing year there are usually 8 - 10 teams each with 2 drivers racing for every race. That makes around 16 - 20 drivers in each race The 2009 season has a total of 10 teams and 20 drivers competing in each race. This number may vary each season as teams may leave the F1 group or new teams may join the group.
The answer for this question is largely specific to the type of racing. So, I will explain in brief about what Formula One drivers do in their cockpits. 1. BEFORE THE START OF THE RACE: Racing and in particular F1 is physically extremely demanding. The drivers dehydrate in the course of a race and hence they make sure they take a lot of fluids before the race. They also take carbohydrate-rich foods (like pasta) to…
The highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (translated to English as "Big Prizes"), held on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for…
No. A Driver for a team/car cannot be changed during a formula one race. As per the guidelines of the F1 Administration a driver to a team's car cannot be changed during a f1 racing event. Teams can change their drivers anytime they want during a season as long as the same driver drives during practice, qualifying and races over a single weekend.
McLaren is a F1 Racing team based out of the United Kingdom founded by Bruce McLaren. They made their F1 racing debut in 1966 and have a total of 8 constructors and 12 drivers championships against their name. Currently Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovaleinen are the two racing drivers for McLaren in this year 2009. Also, the McLaren F1 is a very expensive car which is the fastest car made for normal road driving. It…
Most F1 drivers, past or present live in the principality of Monaco. The reason most drivers live there is the country is papparazzi-free, citizens don't get taxed (unlike most countries where they would lose around 50% of earnings to tax!)and it's the home of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix, which is regarded as one-third of the Motor Racing Triple Crown, along with the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
Yes. There is a red flag in a F1 race. A red flag is declared/shown when the race needs to be stopped for some reason. For example when there is a heavy rain and the driving conditions are very trecherous and the safety of the drivers can be jeopardised, the race marshalls can opt to show the red flag and stop the race.
Michael Schumacher is arguably the best driver in the history of F1 racing. He has a total of 91 race wins and 7 drivers world championships. Apart from this he also holds records for most pole positions, most career points, winning the title with most races to spare, most wins in a single season etc.
Team Red Bull has been racing in F1 since 2005 Australian GP. They have a total of 107 races that they have completed and have won 15 of them. They won both the drivers and constructors titles in the year 2010 which can be considered by far their most dominating display ever in the F1 racing seasons so far.
Usually F1 drivers starts very young, at the age of 9yrs old they start kart-racing. Some F1 racers didn't start young. If you know any nearby autodrome, start racing there, it might cost a lot of money, involve yourself in competitions after a lot of pratice...You might get the chance to get to F2, or GP2, that's the way to F1 Otherwise there are F1 schools in most countries around the world.
The purpose obviously is to win the race and/or Championship. To explain in much more detail, what F1 racing is all about, go to this site. (excerpt and the site): Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is regarded by experts worldwide as the pinnacle of Motorsports. It is the highest class of open wheeled auto racing defined by the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One
Brawn F1 is a team in the 2009 F1 racing season. The team is owned by Ross Brawn, the ex technical director of the Honda F1 Team. When the Honda team declared that it is not going to compete in 2009, Ross Brawn offered to take over the team and that is how the Brawn Racing team was formed. Currently Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello are the two drivers of the team in the 2009…
Graham Hill did set up his own racing team called Hill racing the year before he died in 1975. (Bruce McLaren was from New Zealand by the way). Frank Williams was previously a racing driver, he currently runs the Williams F1 team. 3 Time F1 world Champion Jackie Stewart previously ran the Stewart F1 team Ken Tyrrell was a British Formula 2 racing driver who previously ran the Tyrrell F1 team
The McLaren Racing Team (Currently called Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team) was started in the year 1996 and the 1996 Monaco GP was their first race. They have won a total of 8 constructors world championships and 12 drivers world championships. The first ever driver to win the Formula One drivers world championship while driving a McLaren was Emerson Fittipaldi in the year 1974 As of 2013, McLaren is 16 years old.
There are many color flags used in F1 racing. Some important flags are: a. Green flag - Start or Restart of a race b. Yellow flag - Caution (Usually in parts of the circuit where accidents have happened) c. Red flag - Race stopped d. Blue flag - To allow overtaking of the following car which is one lap ahead e. Chequered flag - Successful completion of race
The McLaren Racing Team (Currently called Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team) was started in the year 1996 and the 1996 Monaco GP was their first race. They have won a total of 8 constructors world championships and 12 drivers world championships. The first ever driver to win the Formula One drivers world championship while driving a McLaren was Emerson Fittipaldi in the year 1974