The US Open is over, but that doesn’t mean that we’re completely done with looking at exciting sporting events. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, you might want to try the F1 racing scene. It’s not for the faint of heart, of course: you have some of the world’s finest vehicles designed to fly around a track at extremely high speeds. There’s a lot of room for error here, and sometimes accidents happen.
But let’s talk about the good stuff. Formula One is about speed, but it’s also about technology. There are strict regulations on what can actually race on the track, and what would be disqualified. At this current time, the minimum weight for a car on the track is 690 kg, which translates to about 1521 pounds. The cars must be equipped with 1.6 litre six cylinder engines that have to be capped at 15,000 rpm. These are single turbo, rather than dual turbo.
While accidents do happen, there are policies in place to make them as rare as possible. For example, you can’t make exotic racing fuels or cars that deviate from the standards. So secret tuning doesn’t happen, or titles can be stripped. Read more