In 2009 (the last year of refueling), the minimum weight requirement was 605 KG (1333.8 lbs). Fast forward 10 years and the minimum weight in 2021 for F1 cars was 752 KG (1657.88 lbs). Now, for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the cars will have a hefty increase again to a minimum weight of 790 KG (1741.65 lbs).
How much does an F1 car weigh with downforce?
Rough estimates put the maximum downforce today at 7 g. An F1 car weighs 734 kg. plus fuel. The maximum weight of fuel is 105 kg.
How much do F1 tires cost?
Tires cost around $3,000. During a single race, a team can go through many sets of tires, depending on conditions. Dry tires, wet tires, and intermediate tires are always on standby for various weather conditions.