On an average, an F1 driver changes the gears 3,000 to 3,500 times during a race.
F1 drivers lose an average of 6lbs each race due to G-Forces and heat.
The drivers can lose approximately 1 gallon of body water per race.
The G-Force experienced by an F1 driver when braking is equivalent to driving a car through a brick wall.
A modern F1 engine consumes about 120 gallons of air every second with race fuel consumption around 20 gallons per 62 miles.
The 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 62nd season of 1 motor racing, recognized by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) – the governing body of motorsport – as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. It featured the 2008 Formula One World Championship – a season that was contested over 18 rounds, which started in Australia in March and ended in Brazil in November. The 2008 season saw the debut of the Singapore Grand Prix, which was held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the first Formula One race held at night. The European Grand Prix moved to a new venue at the Valencia Street Circuit. Lewis Hamilton won the Driver’s Title by a point – overtaking Toyota’s Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the final Grand Prix of the season to claim the required fifth-place finish and won his first Championship title. The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 68th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 65th Formula One World Championship. The season started in Australia in March and concluded in Abu Dhabi in November. In the 19 Grands Prix of the season, a total of 11 teams and 24 drivers competed for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Championships. Hamilton won his second World Drivers’ Championship with 384 points and 11 victories, ahead of his teammate, Nico Rosberg with 317 points and 5 victories. The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 69th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. Twenty-two drivers representing 10 teams contested 19 Grands Prix, starting in Australia in March and ending in Abu Dhabi in November as they competed for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Championships. Hamilton was the defending Drivers’ Champion after securing his second title at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, began the season as the defending Constructors’ Champion, having clinched its first championship title at the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton secured his third Drivers’ Championship with three races left in the season. The runner-up was his teammate Nico Rosberg, 59 points behind, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel third, another 44 points adrift. Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team clinched the 2015 Constructors’ Championship at the Russian Grand Prix, ahead of Ferrari and Williams, and ended the season with a record 703 points. Hamilton also won the FIA Pole Trophy with a total of 11 pole positions in the season and the DHL Fastest Lap Award. The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 71st season of Formula One motor racing. It featured the 68th Formula One World Championship. Teams and drivers competed in 20 Grands Prix—starting in Australia on 26 March and ending in Abu Dhabi on 26 November—for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ championships. As the reigning Drivers’ Champion, Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from the sport in December 2016, the 2017 season was the first since 1994 in which the reigning champion did not compete. Mercedes started the season as the defending Constructors’ Champion, having secured their third consecutive title at the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix. At the conclusion of the championship, Hamilton won his fourth World Drivers’ Championship title. Hamilton finished with 363 points, 46 points ahead of Vettel in second with 317 points and Valtteri Bottas in third with 305 points. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes won their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix and finished with 668 points. Comparatively, the most expensive sport in the world – polo. The cost of a single polo tournament varies. With hundreds of tournaments in the year-round polo season that follows summer around the world, a single polo match utilizes up to six polo ponies per chukker (quarter). Each match is a minimum of four chukkers and can go up to eight. For matches, ponies are shipped or leased. In some countries, the leasing of ponies is the only way to play the tournaments in that region, while for other destinations, ponies fly in their own jets. The highest quality ponies, also varying in cost, along with their riders, grooms, trainers, stable costs and many more expenditures associated with the sport shows why polo maintains its position as the most expensive sport in the world. But the world’s top two most-expensive sports share one overwhelming attribute we can’t help but point out: horsepower.