DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Formula One (F1) cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world? Because of the changes in rules and regulations when it comes to manufacturing these racing cars, the F1 cars in the 2018 season are designed to reach speeds of up to 230mph (375km/h) and pull close to 8g of gravitational force, three levels higher than the g-force an average human can handle without passing out. The cars achieve this kind of acceleration because of its high-powered engines, wide smooth tires, and its aerodynamic design.
In 2004, Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya recorded the official fastest lap in F1 history when he set an average speed of 162.960mph (262.242kph) in his Williams FW36 in the 2004 Italian Grand Prix. According to TSMPLUG.com, It costs at least $9million a year to put a car on the Formula One Grand Prix. Since 2014, it is the constructor team Mercedes that dominated the sport, as its turbo-charged V6 engine helped them win four straight titles, matching the second-best record set by McLaren-Honda (1988-19991), and just two titles behind Ferrari’s six straight titles from 1999 to 2004. In March 2018, Formula One and Netflix announced they will produce a 10-episode docu-series about the 2018 season and it will be released in 2009.