A Formula One car in numbers
Since 1950, Formula One has grabbed people's attention around the world from its amazing technological developments to speed and performance. These developments show that the cars not only get faster, drivers younger and competition stronger but also that the role of safety in Formula One is a driving force all of its own.
- 0 The time taken in seconds for the gearbox of the R31 to change gear (drive is never lost during the gearshift).
- 1.6 The time in seconds for the R31 to decelerate from 100 km/h to standstill.
- 4.9 How many seconds it takes for the R31 to reach 200 km/h from standstill.
- 6.67 The number of seconds per lap that the KERS electric motor can be activated at full power.
- 130 Measured in decibels, this is how loud a Formula One engine is at full revs.
- 500 This is the temperature in degrees Celsius achieved by the clutch during a race.
- 900 This is the temperature in degrees Celsius of the exhaust gases when the car is on full throttle.
- 1,100 In degrees Celsius, this is the temperature a brake disc can reach during the race.
- 1,500 This is the total number of moving parts in each Renault V8 engine.
- 4,000 The total number of parts that make up each Renault V8 engine.
- 30,000 The number of individual parts that make up a Formula One car.