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Formula 1 In Numbers

Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:36 am

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Think Formula One racing and the numbers that normally spring to mind are power outputs, top speeds and multi-million dollar budgets. But numerically speaking there is far more than meets the eye to the average Grand Prix season.

Did you know, for example, that the BMW Sauber team consumed 90 kilograms of fish and 100 kilograms of pasta at every 2007 race? Or that they completed almost 24,000 test kilometres during the season? And that’s just for starters…

- The team introduced aerodynamic modifications 14 times in the 17 Grands Prix. The exceptions were the United States Grand Prix, during which the same squad ran the same medium downforce package used in Canada the week before, and at the last two races of the season, where the upgraded F1.07 was introduced.

- BMW Sauber brought six to eight engines, four chassis (three plus a spare), 160 wheel rims and 100 radio sets to each Grand Prix.

- Five trucks were used to transport the team’s cars and equipment in Europe. Seven further trucks were needed to transport motor home facilities.

- On average, 1,000 eggs, 1,800 bread rolls, 120 kilos of meat, 90 kilos of fish and 100 kilos of pasta were consumed by team members and guests per Grand Prix weekend. Added to this were the 800 litres of water and 1,500 litres of soft drinks consumed per race.

- The BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park was set up on seven occasions over the season at Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Silverstone, the Nurburgring, Rome, Warsaw and
Shanghai.

- The F1.07 takes 2.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to100 km/h and 5.2 seconds to reach 200 km/h.

- It takes the F1.07 55 metres or two seconds to come to a standstill from 200km/h. The car’s brake pads reach temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius.

- BMW Sauber covered a distance of 49,029 kilometres in the season’s 17 races and scored points at each event.

- Both BMW Sauber drivers finished in the points on nine occasions, with Nick Heidfeld scoring podium positions in Canada and Hungary.

- The BMW Sauber drivers made it into the top-ten qualifying shootout 17 times.

- Away from the Grands Prix the BMW Sauber completed 23,732 test kilometres between January 1, 2007 and the end of the season.

- The squad’s race and test teams covered over 8.6 million flying miles in 2007.

- Eight F1.07 chassis were used between the rollout and the final race of the season. Five were used in races (chassis numbers 03, 04, 05, 07, 08), while chassis numbers 01, 02 and 06 were used for testing.

Interesting isn't it?
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Post by Admin_Holden on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:42 am

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- The F1.07 takes 2.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to100 km/h and 5.2 seconds to reach 200 km/h.
It takes a Bugatti Veyron roughly 2.5 seconds to 100km/h affraid affraid and 7.3 seconds to 200km/h so it should be the F1 car with a roof. See, I still do study cars very hard! study lol!

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Post by fordman6 on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:49 am

Admin_Holden wrote:[quote="--->Da[V]id<---"]
- The F1.07 takes 2.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to100 km/h and 5.2 seconds to reach 200 km/h.
It takes a Bugatti Veyron roughly 2.5 seconds to 100km/h affraid affraid and 7.3 seconds to 200km/h so it should be the F1 car with a roof. See, I still do study cars very hard! study lol!

congratulations! now go study the Caparo T1... Twisted Evil
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Post by Admin_Holden on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:53 am

Sure, I got info from www.wikipedia.org

The T1 is reported to be capable of exceeding an estimated maximum speed of 322 kilometres per hour (200 mph) on a low downforce setup. From a standing start, it has an estimated 0–96 kilometres per hour (0–60 mph) under 2.5 seconds and onto 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph) under 5 seconds, depending on tyre setup. It is also capable of an estimated lateral acceleration of up to 3 g and braking deceleration of 3 g, depending on tyre setup.

Damn that's good, but...

Jason Plato was injured in a T1 on October 2007 at the Bruntingthorpe proving ground when it caught fire at an estimated 250 kilometres per hour (150 mph).[8] The T1 was being tested during filming for Five's Fifth Gear. Plato described what happened as:

There was a slight loss of power, I looked in the mirror and saw some smoke, there was a slight smell of oil and then suddenly there was this intense heat. The car spontaneously erupted into a ball of flame and I was sat in the middle of a fireball. I hit the brakes, brought the car to a stop as quickly as I could and jumped out.[9]

In the associated episode of Fifth Gear, first broadcast October 15, 2007, presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson suggested the fire was caused by a faulty oil seal which, now identified will be fully rectified by Caparo.

While being tested for competing British television programme Top Gear, first broadcast on November 11, 2007, a floor panel came loose from the test vehicle as it was being driven at speed by Jeremy Clarkson. Afterwards, there was problem with the car's petrol injection system. In the same review, Clarkson mentioned two more incidents, one at the press launch, when "some aspect of the front suspension came adrift" while a Dutch journalist was driving, causing him to veer off road, and one at the Goodwood Festival of Speed when the throttle stuck open.

So, how many problems has the Veyron had?
Oh, and that was an unnecessary post! Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:56 am

Not trying to be smart, but aren't you going a bit off topic?
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Post by Admin_Holden on Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:57 am

Yeah, I know. I did rectify it. Nice report though Dave.

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