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Winter facts 1

Winter facts 1

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.

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