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...
• The car’s monocoque consists of up to 12 layers of carbon fibre and weighs less than 60kg.
• Since 1999 it has been compulsory for every car to be fitted with an accident recorder.
• In a pit stop there are 3 mechanics on each wheel: One to take the wheel off, one to put the wheel on and one on the wheel gun.
• Positioning of the switches on the steering wheel is down to the driver’s preference.