Let’s face it – winter time is not an ideal time for all Formula One fans around the world. No races, no tests yet... But cheer up – long before the engines roar again, the team will do its best to keep your appetite in check every day with some Formula One facts...
• Tyres can reach temperatures of up to 160 degrees Celsius
• Before the Monaco Grand Prix the manhole covers are welded down to prevent them being lifted up by the cars downforce.
• The first safety car in Formula one was at the Canadian Grand Prix, 1973.
• At the maximum 18,000rpm the pistons are subjected to accelerations of 81,000m/s².