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What are the exact dimensions of Silverstone?

I'm trying to create a model of Silverstone and need the exact dimensions of the track. I need the lengths of everything and the angles and sizes of every corner. Does anybody know where this can be ...
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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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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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Porpoising and FIA simulations

To arrive at 2022 regulations, it is said that FIA ran thousands of hours of simulations on what should be the design of the F1 car. But while they did so, was the porpoising effect brought out ...
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Assymetrical setup in modern F1

Back in the day (60's, 70's and 80's) F1 cars could have assymetrical suspension setups — packers, dumpers, springs, camber, anti-roll bars etc... — which makes sense: in Imola you are mostly turning ...
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When was an open face helmet used for the last time in open-wheel car racing?

As for Formula 1, the last time an open face helmet was used was during the 1974 Swedish GP by Leo Kinnunen, and the last time it's been used during an official F1 weekend was at the 1975 Monaco GP by ...
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How much does a Formula 1 car really cost?

I have come across several websites claiming that the Formula one car components prices are known and the total price for a car is in the $12-15 million. The websites I'm referring to are like this ...
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Why do many people consider Max Verstappen comparable to Lewis Hamilton?

I'm one of those Americans who watched DTS and eventually got into F1. This is the first actual season where I watched all the races and I'm still learning the sport. I am not emotionally attached to ...
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Difference in Mercedes and Aston Martin teams in F1

Before the start of the F1 2021 season, it was said that low rake F1 cars would be at a disadvantage because of new aerodynamic regulations by FIA. Red Bull with a high rake F1 car was slated to win ...
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