Formule 1 Basic Info

Formula One, also called F1 in short, is an international auto racing sport. F1 is the highest level of single-seat, open-wheel and open-cockpit professional motor racing contest.

Formula One racing is governed and sanctioned by a world body called the FIA − Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile or the International Automobile Federation. The name ‘Formula’ comes from the set of rules that the participating cars and drivers must follow.

  • 10 teams with two cars each are permitted to compete in the F1 World Championship as of 2015. That is, a total of 20 cars can enter the competition.
  • How long is a Formula 1 race
    • The race can not exceed two hours in length; if this interval is reached the race will be ended at the end of the next full lap.
  • The number of laps in a race is obtained by dividing 305 KM by the length of a lap, which differs from track to track. The duration of the race cannot be more than 2 hours. (305/70 laps = 4.5KM per lap)
  • Raikkonen, who at 38 will become the oldest pole sitter since Nigel Mansell in 1994, lapped Monza’s iconic 5.7 kilometres at an average of 263.587 km/h (about 1/50 hour finished the lap = about 1 minute one lap)

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