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Winter facts 8

Winter facts 8

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...

• Gears are semi-submerged in oil in order to decrease friction, which is pumped around and cooled.

• After flowing through the radiators and past the exhausts, air leaves the car at 140 degrees Celsius.

• Fuel used by F1 cars is in fact very similar to that used by road cars, contrary to popular belief.

• Because of the need for the fuel to be extremely consistent the cost is higher, at around £5 per litre.

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