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Racing cars use semi-automatic gearboxes enabling smooth changes from first gear to seventh. The gearbox is reset before each race.
The lap right before the start of a race when drivers warm up their tyres and brakes. Before the formation lap and on its completion the cars are positioned on the grid according to their qualifying results.
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A team. The term comes from the world of horse racing, after its fans switched their attention from hippodromes to motor racing tracks.
A capsule where the driver sits. The cockpit has an open top, making it possible to pull the driver out of the car quickly in case of an accident.
A team's garage. A place where racing cars are kept during a race, as well as a storage room for the team's equipment.
A racing car
A racing car is an open single-seat car. Its design and characteristics are subject to strict regulations. Each racing team builds its own cars, so that every year every team builds 7-8 new cars. A car of such type costs several million dollars.
Extra smooth tyres used in dry weather. Slicks do not wear outas quickly as treaded tyres, but they can slip on wet surface.
On average, a lap is 5 km long and the number of laps the drivers need to make varies from 52 (in Baku) to 78 (in Monte Carlo).