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Short answer: There is far more to F1 than just engines, so even if a team is losing some competitiveness by selling their engines to a rival, they still have other areas where they can compete. Long answer: In F1, engines are very expensive, typically around $3M per unit. Imagine 4 engines for each car during the season, that's $24M alone for each team ...


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They are the current temperature and windspeed - as you can see from this image: Referring to your image, the 17 is referring to the current temperature in degrees Celsius, and the 03 is the wind speed in km/h


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You asked Why are curbs used in motorsport? Short Answer Curbs are used primarily as boundaries in motorsports. Background There are several different types of curbs depending the circuit as well as the highest paying series that is going to leverage the circuit as a venue for one of it's events. The FIA or Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile is ...


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These are apparently called "leader lights", and they indicate that the car is currently in the top three in its class. If you have one leader light on, you're currently 1st in your class; two leader lights means you're 2nd; three means you're 3rd; and if they're all off, that means you're 4th or below. As an example, you can see in your screenshot ...


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This can help you a little bit, I hope. Its about Examining the politics behind Ferrari's willingness to supply Red Bull instead of Renault in 2016 after Mercedes went cold. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12475/9995927/f1s-engine-politics-examined I guess even with the same engine, there is lot more work happening around the car like the design and ...


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The shoey made its way to major motorsport for the first time in 2015. It all started with V8 Utes driver Ryal Harris, who performed the very first motorsport shoey at the Perth round of the series in 2015. From goldcoastbulletin.com.au article, “Yeah, I was definitely the first one to do it,”. “A couple of weeks before Perth I was on the beers with my ...


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In addition to these brilliant answers, I would like to add a few other benefits/uses of kerbs. One benefit is that it gives the drivers an easy opportunity to get a feel for the width of their vehicle. For example, the first time a racing driver gets behind the wheel of their car, they will often have to sit very low in the cockpit and may not be able to ...


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This is exactly for the reason you've suggested - these are multi-class races where cars outside the top class can lead overall. It has happened, indeed at one point in the 2017 Le Mans 24h an LMP2 entry led for several hours after most of the LMP1 cars had reliability problems (or hit other cars), before said LMP2 car itself had reliability problems. There'...


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I read a post by Ross Bentley in which he outlines a few points about the use of curbs in motorsport. He mentions 3 types of curbs: * one on the edge of the track at the entrance to a corner (many tracks don’t have these) * apex curbs * exit curbing Apex curbs are most often meant to be used. If they weren’t there, drivers would drive through the dirt ...


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