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McLaren designed a "F-duct" into their F1 car wherby a well placed drivers kneecap disrupts the airflow and stalls the rear wing, adding 6 MPH to top speed

Race car driver Niki Lauda was born into a wealthy Austrian family but cut off contact because they did not support his career. Without their support he ended up having to go into debt to continue driving... but ended up becoming one of the most successful F1 drivers in history

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  1. F1 driver Damon Hill had cold black tea loaded into his car rather than water so it would heat up during the race giving him a hot beverage.

  2. In 1957, Argentine F1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio broke the lap time record at the German Grand Prix 10 times in one race. In 22 laps he broke the standing record then beat his own record 9 more times. After making up a 48 second deficit he passed the leader on the last lap to take the win.

  3. Racing driver Jackie Stewart lost 57 competitors, often friends, to crashes over 11 years. He eventually became a leader in F1 safety campaigns.

  4. A diamond worth $300,000 embedded on the nose of one of the Jaguar F1 team's cars as a promotional stunt for the movie Ocean's 12 disappeared after Austrian driver Chridtian Klein crashed his car.

  5. 1977: Tom Pryce, F1 driver, was killed instantly when struck on the head by a fire extinguisher when his car hit and killed a marshal. The body of the marshal was so unrecognizable, they had to do a row call to find out who was missing. Here is the video of the moment./NSFL

  6. Racing driver Jim Clark won his second F1 World Championship, the Indy 500, the Tasman Cup, the French F2 Championship and numerous saloon and sports car races. All in one year.

  7. The unofficial speed record of a F1 car, was set in 2005 by BAR Honda driver Jenson Button at Bonneville Salt Flats. The car reached 413 km/h or 258 mp/h

  8. The Renault F1 team ordered a driver to crash a car in an effort to win a race

  9. Lella Lombardi is the only female driver to ever earn points in a F1 race. In 1975, she was in 6th place in the Spanish GP when the race was stopped due to a major accident, and since the race wasn't at least 75% completed, they only awarded half the points. She earned 0.5 point.

  10. F1 driver Lewis Hamilton can lose up to 10 pounds during a 90 minute race because of the g-forces applied to his body, the outside temperature and the heat generated from his multi-layer fire proof suit.

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F1 driver Alain Prost was forced to move to Switzerland with his family in 1987 after outraged Renault workers from his previous F1 team marched to his house in his hometown of Saint-Chamond, France and set fire to his prized white Mercedes-Benz.

The scene in Iron Man 3 where Pepper holds the helmet and cries was inspired by Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna's funeral, when his sister held his helmet and started crying - source

Back in 1988 when Aryton Senna (regarded as probably the best F1 driver ever) was negotiating his contact with the then team principal of McLaren , Ron Dennis, regarding the last $1,500,000. Which was then decided by a coin toss which Ron Dennis ultimately won.(Source:-21:45) - source

All F1 drivers get a custom cockpit with seats molded around their body to a perfect fit.

After is heat shield blow up, instead of going back to the pits, F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen walked straight to his own yacht in his racing suit and promptly found his way to the hot tub. - source

Back in 1988 Aryton Senna regarded as probably the best F1 driver ever, negotiated a part of his contract for about $1.5 million with Ron Dennis the then team principal of McLaren with a coin toss.(Source:- BBC documentary, Time:-22:00 minutes)

In 1977, during the South African F1 GP, Jansen Van Vuuren a 19-year old fire marshal was killed while running across the racetrack and the fire extinguisher he was carrying killed Tom Price (the driver who hit him)

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has a brother who has cerebral palsy. Who is also a professional race car driver.

After his death in 2015, F1 driver Jules Bianchi's car number at the time, 17, was retired in his honour.

Max Verstappen (F1 Driver) started racing in Formula 1 at 17, before getting a regular driver's license.

Science proves that Fangio was the greatest F1 driver of all time

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