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...
• Carbon fibre accounts for 85% of an F1 car but this only represents around 30% of the total weight of the car.
• The driver must be able to remove the steering wheel and get out the car within 5 seconds.
• The wind tunnel at the factory is capable of running speeds of up to 288kph.
• In 2012 Formula 1 will have 6 world champions on the grid, the most since 2011 (5) and 1970.