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Author Topic: Fascinating F1 records that may never be broken  (Read 816 times)

Offline John S

Fascinating F1 records that may never be broken
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:18:57 PM »
In this lull between races to keep the F1 spirit going I've dug up this vid of strange but noteworthy records. 

From most consecutive DNFs - thru winning an F1 race by over 5 mins - only 3 cars actually crossing the line in a GP - to the oldest driver to win an F1 race..... and more!  Enjoy I know I did.

Sorry you'll have to click on 'view on Youtube' after pressing play button, demons have fouled embedding again. ::)

« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 08:27:13 PM by John S »


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Offline cosworth151

Re: Fascinating F1 records that may never be broken
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 01:40:06 PM »
Good find, John!  :good:

One more for Fangio - He has the highest win percentage of any F1 driver. He won 24 of the 51 F1 races he entered for a percentage of 46.15%.

One I watched in person that I hope is never matched is the fewest cars to take the start at an F1 race. Only 6 cars left the line at the 2005 U.S.G.P. @ Indy, because of the Michelin tire debacle.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 01:52:57 PM by cosworth151 »
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Fascinating F1 records that may never be broken
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 12:09:30 PM »
One record I saw that I hope is never broken is "slowest combined speed of a multi-car F1 collision".

Silverstone 2009, second free practise, just after the session ended. Giancarlo Fisichella was minding his own business being pushed back into the garage (estimated speed: 2 mph) when his team-mate, Adrian Sutil, hit him at about 20 mph. Appropriately this was in the slow lane of the pits.

Total combined speed: about 22 mph.

The at-track TV commentary correctly described this as embarrassing.
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