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Why are there 2 drivers per F1 team?
It became mandated that a team have two competing drivers. Drivers in the same team, whilst fighting for a title of their own, would also become more careful about racing against themselves, since having two cars finish the race – ideally in points-scoring positions – would further bolster the team in the championship.
What happens to old F1 cars?
After each race, hundreds of parts are stripped from the cars and returned to base, where they are put through a rigorous series of tests in order to check that they are in tip-top shape and ready to be put back on the car for the next round of the season.
Are older F1 cars faster?
F1 cars only recently surpassed the lap speeds of cars from 12–14 years earlier. Yes they do. In fact its 1.5 seconds faster every year.
How fast did F1 cars go in 1976?
An evolution of the M23 Hunt drove in 1976, the M26 sports a 525-horsepower 3.0-liter Cosworth DFV V-8, which revs to 10,600 rpm. That propels it to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 195 mph.