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Winter facts 12

Winter facts 12

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...

• A typical KERS system will weigh around 35kg.

• On the back of the steering wheel there several paddles; these allow the driver to change gear and operate the clutch.

• F1 car tyres are filled with nitrogen instead of oxygen. This helps keep the tyre pressure constant.

• Mercedes first F1 season was in 1954, when the team won with driver Juan Manuel Fangio.

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