• Jul 4, 2011
F1 infographic – Click above for high-res image

Did you know that just the steering wheel in a modern F1 racer costs about as much as your car? That a driver will lose about four and a half pounds over the course of a grand prix? Or that an F1 car gets about 3.1 miles to the gallon?

The numbers in Formula 1 racing are absolutely staggering, but fortunately, our friends over at Netcars have mapped it all out in the most user-friendly way possible: that's right, an infographic.

Some other tidbits of information: an F1 car takes just 1.7 seconds to hit 62 miles per hour from a standstill, and can top out around 257 mph. And to slow the car from 200 mph coming down a straightaway to 115 for a sweeping corner, it takes about as much force as it would to make an elephant jump 33 feet in the air. Seriously. But we don't want to give it all away – click on the above image to view the infographic in full detail.


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      PixelD
      • 3 Years Ago
      huh? 120 MPH - 0 in 3 seconds then right below it 124 MPH - 0 in 2.21 seconds
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um... that brake thickness stat can't be correct. http://www.play-auto.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/brakes1.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Brex
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the max thickness of the brakes is 1.1 mm? That's about the thickness of ten sheets of paper. Noah, did you really look at this thing other than the "stats" you commented on?
      Rich M.
      • 3 Years Ago
      to some it may seem a waste of money and time but F1 never ceases to amaze me. every year teams comes up with new ideas to make the car better while trying stay within the rules. sequential gearboxes, active suspensions, traction control, 2nd brake pedal, to double diffusers, f-ducts, active front wings, exhaust blown diffusers. not to mention every year they bring out a new design and to the new it may look the same but in reality every year and every race the car changes and evolves. F1 will always be the pinnacle of art, science and engineering in all of motorsports.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe it's me, but I don't see anywhere the costs of R&D...
      Mr. O
      • 3 Years Ago
      257mph?? I call BS
        another Dan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mr. O
        That figure is certainly not the top speed of an F1 car in any race trim. That's what the top speed would be if a team were to put a final drive ratio into the gearbox that was tall enough such that the car's top speed wouldn't be limited by the engine's RPM-redline.
        Just me
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mr. O
        You need to click on the picture!
        Easy_Eight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mr. O
        BAR Honda 007 did 257mph at Bonneville in 2005 But it was a V10 and optimized for high speed runs (no rear wing gearing etc)
      wemmons
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog, I switched back to you as my go to car blog from Jalopnik a few months ago. Don't make me switch back with garage posts like this. This infographic is horrible.
      Robert Bendall
      • 3 Years Ago
      Genuinely fascinating.
      Jake S
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does the infographic use a stick shift when it discusses gear changes? I thought they all use those sissy flappy paddle things now (or do they just press a button?)
      Rafaela Consalter
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are capable to 5g on cornering
      Csaba Szalontai
      • 3 Years Ago
      am i doing something wrong???? the pic is uber small.. cant read it.. yes i did click on large! if i click on download original then it gives me a 404 error.
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