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Which Formula One race track is this?

Took a screenshot from a podcast where there was a wall of F1 Grand Prix tracks behind the host. I was able to identify all tracks except this one inside the red box I've highlighted. I assume that is ...
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Is a rolling start legal in F1?

In F1, there are jump start. Jump start means that you accelerates your car before all the lights go out. In this scenario, sometimes you get penalty for it, sometimes you don't. But, recently I do ...
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Who picks the team's pitstop location in F1? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of F1 replay recently and noticed Mercedes pitstop is the first entry or should we say, "at the front gate of the pitstop entry". Here is my sketchy image. So, I do know ...
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What were the advantages of the DAS system in Mercedes' W11 car?

In 2020, Mercedes implemented the DAS system in their W11 Formula 1 car. The system, which alters the toe angle of the front wheels through the steering wheel being pushed backwards and forwards, was ...
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Why does modern F1 sound like a lawn mower? [closed]

Why do modern F1 cars sound like a strained 1.6 liter Honda from a low-end family sedan?
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What regulation changes will be implemented in Formula 1 for 2024?

Most years, the FIA implements new rules for Formula 1. In 2024, will there be any new rules or regulations (for example regarding driver safety, engines, race formats, etc)?
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Alternative Tyre Allocation: what happens if it rains?

The 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix will be using the new Alternative Tyre Allocation rule for Qualifying. What happens if it rains during Qualifying? All I have heard is they must use hards for q1, mediums ...
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Does the winner of British Grand Prix keep the Golden British Grand Prix trophy?

I always watch the highlights for every F1 race. I know that the winner of each Grand Prix will get a trophy and a medal. But recently, I found out that at the British Grand Prix, there are two types ...
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How is it decided who led each lap?

How is it decided who led each lap of an F1 race? For example, consider that Hamilton is P1 and Bottas is P2 at the start of the first lap. Towards the end of the lap, Bottas overtakes Hamilton and ...
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What are the "Sprint" and "Sprint Shootout" in F1 Grand Prix?

In the above F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2023 schedule, I cannot understand what Sprint and Sprint Shootout mean. Is this kind of practice or qualifier?
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What is two or more drivers cross the chequered flag at the same time?

At the 1997 European Grand Prix, three drivers - Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen - set identical times in qualifying. The FIA gave the pole to Villeneuve since he was ...
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Do F1 teams release the original 3D CAD models of their cars?

Do F1 teams officially release the original 3D CAD models of all parts of their F1 cars to the public? Quite definitely, as long as the existing FIA regulations are more or less similar, teams are not ...
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Why do some F1 engineers sit in the garage and some sit on the pit wall?

I watch Formula 1 races, especially between Mercedes and Red Bull. At the 2021 Spanish GP, there was a tense battle between Lewis and Max. What I found interesting is that Bono (Lewis' engineer) was ...
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Has a team qualified first and last on pace before?

In the Sprint Qualifying for the 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix, Haas' Kevin Magnussen qualified in first place and his team mate, Mick Schumacher, qualified in 20th (last) place. While, admittedly, the ...
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When cars start from the pit lane, what determines when they can start?

When an F1 race start (or re-start) takes place, what determines when cars starting from the pit-lane allowed to start? Is it based on cars on-track or something else? I was thinking of this ...
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Will other teams start breaching the cost cap if Red Bull are not punished for breaching it?

We know that Red Bull has breached the F1 cost cap. The situation has become more and more tense between the top three teams (Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes). The McLaren CEO has also spoken about ...
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Is it hard to reverse an F1 car?

I regularly watch F1 races and what I find interesting is that almost all of the drivers struggle to reverse an F1 car, after a small crash or off-track excursion. The majority of the drivers, when ...
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Can a team change the F1 radio notification sound to another sound?

Basically, when an engineer wants to talk to the driver, we will hear the F1 radio notification sound. Can a team change the sound to a new one, or is it compulsory to use the sound in order to talk ...
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How would the grid be determined if free practice and qualifying weren't held?

F1 uses a qualifying system in order to determine the starting positions of the drivers before the race. Also, at certain tracks, a sprint race is used to determine the order. I know that if Q3 cannot ...
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Has there ever been a season where all the races were won by a single team?

In 2014, there were 19 races and 16 of them were won by Mercedes. Has there ever been a season where one team won all the races?
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What will happen to an F1 team if they exceed the budget cap for a season?

Recently, there were news regarding the Red Bull team where they may have exceeded the budget cap for the 2021 season. I believe that this case is still under investigation. What would happen to the ...
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What is the season when the title was decided with the most races remaining?

In 2021, the F1 title was decided on the final race of the season, at Abu Dhabi. In 2022, it's possible for Max Verstappen to win the title at the Singapore GP and still have 5 races left. Would this ...
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Which F1 season had the fewest number of wins by someone outside the top two drivers?

In 2021, 18 of the 22 races were won by Lewis or Max, with the remaining 4 races won by other drivers. Was there a season where there were less than 4 races won by drivers outside the top two in the ...
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Does a Formula 1 driver lose their F1 Super License upon losing their normal driving license?

I am aware that a Formula 1 driver requires an F1 Super License. Motorsportweek From having an F1 Super Licence to meeting a weight minimum, there are several aspects Formula 1 drivers and ...
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Why the CHC (Montreal Candiens) logo at an F1 Grand Prix race?

During the 1991 British Grand Prix race weekend at Silverstone, U.K., someone was flying a flag with the Ferrari logo that had an additional, shorter flag attached to its edge, as shown in this frame ...
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Most number of drivers penalised prior to a race starting

At the 2022 Italian GP at Monza, 9 racing drivers (Verstappen, Perez, Ocon, Bottas, Magnussen, Schumacher, Sainz, Hamilton, Tsunoda) were issued with grid penalties, to varying degrees, altering the ...
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Can wind affect an F1 car's speed during qualifying and the race?

F1 engineers really want their car designs to be more aerodynamic and wind-resistant. Some of the tracks in F1 can be cold, hot, or windy, depending on the season and time of day during the race. Can ...
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Can, and do, Formula 1 driver contracts forbid transferring to a competitor?

Suppose that after 2023, Mercedes did not renew Lewis Hamilton's contract. Could Hamilton go to another main team such as Red Bull or Ferrari as a driver? Can F1 driver contracts forbid transferring ...
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Driver with the Most Race Wins in a Single Season

With Max Verstappen currently tearing up the F1 Championship by claiming his 9th race win of the season in Spa (BEL), only needs a handful of races to retain his F1 World Championship. With 8 races ...
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Who will put on last of the grid if many drivers get back grid penalty in F1?

At the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix, six drivers are due to start at the back of the grid due to power unit penalties. So, these drivers will occupy places P15 to P20 on the grid. How is it determined ...
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Why would a high centre of gravity be beneficial under traction for an F1 car?

I’ve been watching a lot of racing recently, and one of the spectators said: a high centre of gravity is beneficial under traction for an F1 car Why is this true? Is it even true?
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How are the three sectors on an F1 track determined?

I know that there are three sectors in each F1 track, coloured red, blue, and yellow. But how is the track divided up into these sectors? Are they all the same length (i.e. if a track is 3km then each ...
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Why is pole position located on the outside of the first corner?

At the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, Pastor Maldonado got pole position in qualifying, and started at P1 on the grid before the race. I noticed that P1, at this track, was on the outside, from the ...
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Is there a F1 race where the fastest lap is quicker than pole position?

We know that drivers give maximum performance during qualifying race without worrying about overheat engine and have lighter fuel. Also, based on 2016 regulation, drivers can open the DRS wing anytime ...
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Where does a F1 team get the tyres they use for shooting commercials from?

The RedBull racing team creates a lot of video advertising, such as this. When creating these commercials, from where do they get the tyres they use? Do they use the leftover F1 tyres that the team ...
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Who has the record for the most consecutive races without a DNF in Formula 1?

So far in the 2022 season, Lewis Hamilton is the only driver that has not recorded a DNF or DNS. Who is the driver with the record for the longest streak of race finishes in Formula One?
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Can drivers change their tyres during a red flag session?

At the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, the drivers used intermediate tyres at the start of the race, and then a massive collision happened that caused a red flag. The race resumed behind the safety car and ...
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How are the constructor points awarded in F1?

Here is the Constructors' Championship as it stands after the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix: What I understand is that the constructor points are awarded based on the drivers' race positions, plus with ...
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Will the fastest time in dry weather be deleted when the weather changes to rainy?

Imagine that in Q3, Valteri Bottas is the first car to release to the track and takes his first lap in dry weather while the other 9 drivers still not haven't got into the track yet. Then, after ...
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What is the largest winning margin, in seconds, in an F1 race?

In an F1 race, when the leader dominates a particular track, the gap between the winner and 2nd place can be really long in terms of seconds. What is the largest gap, in seconds, between the winner ...
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Why have so few women competed in F1?

The list of women competing in Formula One is extremely short. Since we are seeing women teams in a whole lot of sports nowadays, F1 remains an outlier. Unlike in other sports, there does not seem to ...
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Why was Max Verstappen not required to start on his Q2 tyres in the Hungary GP?

This article (in Dutch) cites Max Verstappen deliberately choosing to start today's (July 31st, 2022) Hungary Grand Prix on soft tyres, rather than hard ones: "Met de harde band zou dat nog veel ...
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What will happen if the wing flap does not close after passing the DRS zone?

In some races in 2022, Max Verstappen had problems with his DRS and was unable to open it. My question is, what would happen to the driver if the wing flap cannot be closed due to mechanical error ...
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What do the F2 drivers do after winning the championship?

Each year, there will be a new Formula Two champion, but what do they do next? Take for example Oscar Piastri, who won the 2021 F2 championship. and Felipe Drugovich, who seems likely to win the 2022 ...
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Which F1 driver has won races at the most tracks?

I know that Lewis Hamilton has more than 100 wins, but how many different tracks has he won at? And is he the driver that has won at the most different tracks?. For example, Lewis has won 8 times at ...
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What would happen if a team made a pitstop in less than 2 seconds?

I think I read a thread saying that this season (2022), F1 pitstops must be at least 2 seconds and cannot go lower. I think that this gives a disadvantage to Red Bull since their pitstop timing is ...
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Who is the winning constructor for a particular race?

When the podium ceremony is held, the top three drivers are up there along with one team principal. I assume that the team principal is that of the winning constructor for that particular race. Let's ...
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Porpoising controversy at Canadian GP [duplicate]

I had earlier posted a question in Sports Stack Exchange on porpoising (Porpoising and FIA simulations) Recent controversy on this matter during Canadian GP in the form of a technical directive by F1 ...
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How can a non-expert in F1 know about the downforce of the track?

Just by seeing the layout of the F1 track, is it possible to know if it is a low downforce or high downforce track? For any new track layout (recently concluded Miami GP), how do F1 teams know if it ...
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Which driver has the most wins at a specific venue?

Lewis Hamilton has 8 victories at the British GP. Is there any driver that has more than 8 victories at a specific venue?
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