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How can F1 teams be competitive if they produce engines for each other?

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. ...
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In Le Mans, what is that second Timer on the timer board?

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 ...
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Why are curbs used in motorsport?

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 ...
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In Le Mans, what are the 3 lights on the side of the car?

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; ...
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How can F1 teams be competitive if they produce engines for each other?

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/...
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Who was the first motorsport driver to perform ‘shoey’ - drinking alcohol out of a shoe, on podium?

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 ...
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Why are curbs used in motorsport?

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 ...
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Why is 'overall lead' not just LMP1 lead?

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 ...
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Why are curbs used in motorsport?

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 ...
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