The simple text explains everyone’s special job at the race. The eye-catching die-cuts reveal funny, interesting F1 secrets:
What do a racing car and an aircraft have in common?
A car’s wings work the opposite to that of an aircraft, providing downforce rather than lift, sucking the car onto the track.
A racing car really can fly!
Hows can fog in the sky affect the race on the land?
In the event of an incident, emergency aid gets to the scene in moments from land and the air.
A medical helicopter is ready to fly at all times. The race cannot go ahead if conditions, such as fog, would prevent it from taking off.
How can a diver and a welder make the team?
Street circuits have special safety requirements. Every tiny detail matters to ensure the races run smoothly.
Manhole covers are welded down because they’d be sucked off due to the low pressure generated by a race car’s floor
Once upon a time, there were even frogmen in the Monaco harbor in case a car crashed into the sea!
Why would the car have a halo?
A driver’s head and neck are the most exposed areas during a race. HANS, the new halo device and a helmet are vital safety requirements.
A halo-shaped structure around the driver’s cockpit acts as an extra safety barrier to protect from flying debris such as detached wheels. This device needs to be strong enough to withstand the weight of a London double-decker bus!
How do medics keep their finger on the drivers’ pulse?
There are times when the driver isn’t immediately accessible to the medical teams. The gloves have a flexible sensor that measures the amount of oxygen in the blood and the pulse rate.
With this new technology, the moment a driver has an incident the trackside medical team will receive physiological readings and biometrics, so he is continually monitored.
How can the air carry important numbers to save and protect them from cyber spies?
Telemetry is a system that measures all parameters of the car and transmits this information from the car back to the pit wall and garage. This collection of information is called data. There are several radio aerials around the track.
They connect to hundreds of channels and help the cars and teams stay connected at all times.
When are our little fur friends not welcome?
Every race is full of surprises.. The Canadian Grand Prix is home to foxes and groundhogs, which often appear on the track. A rabbit ran onto the track right into the path of a car at Silverstone, even a cat came up to gawk at how it is going just five minutes before the start on the qualifying session at the Baku race circuit.
It’s also common for birds to stop by the circuit and stray dogs often visit races to try their luck since one extremely lucky stray was adopted by one of the drivers. Any obstruction on the track can be extremely dangerous and can lead to a safety car situation.
Where does the way to the podium begin?
Auto racing is truly a team sport. A race victory can depend on many variables. The speed of the pitstop, reliability of the engine, and tire selection and strategy all play a big part. That, and the skill of the driver, of course! The end of the race is a special moment in this most special of sports. It’s a huge honor for any driver to receive their national anthem and you will often see tears of joy. Each and every race driver dreams of exciting moments like these since their days of karting as children.
Follow your dreams and never give up!