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Old 14 Feb 2002, 18:52 (Ref:215973)   #1
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Unusual facts and figures

Currently trying to put together an article on Formula 1, and need to find as many amazing facts & figures about it as possible (particularly relating to the money/glamour/excess side of it). The piece is for readers who aren't necessarily F1 fans...anyone got any suggestions?

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Old 14 Feb 2002, 22:16 (Ref:216134)   #2
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The piece is for readers who aren't necessarily F1 fans...anyone got any suggestions?
how about asking in a forum thats NOT full of F1 fans........sorry, but thats all i can suggest!
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What I meant was...I'm trying to make the piece interesting to people whose first interest isn't necessarily F1, so it needs to be as striking as possible! Any suggestions gratefully received...
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There was a half decent article in the Times, but they've changed their online archive so that you have to pay to see old articles, and so I'm not going to bother. Sorry.
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here's some facts about F1 engines:

In an F1 engine revving at 18,000 rpm, the piston will travel up and down 300 times a second.

Maximum piston acceleration is approximately 7,000 g (humans pass out at 7-8 g) which puts a load of over 3 tons on each connecting rod.

The piston only moves around 50 mm but will accelerate from 0 - 100 km/h and back to 0 again in around 0.0025 seconds.
If a connecting rod let go of its piston at maximum engine speed, the piston would have enough energy to travel vertically over 100 metres.

If a water hose were to blow off, the complete cooling system would empty in just over a second.

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Currently trying to put together an article on Formula 1, and need to find as many amazing facts & figures about it as possible (particularly relating to the money/glamour/excess side of it). The piece is for readers who aren't necessarily F1 fans...anyone got any suggestions?

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Why don't you try an Eddie Irvine's fan site ?

Or you can try contact with Sauber_16 , she's a pit babe
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Re: Unusual facts and figures

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Currently trying to put together an article on Formula 1, and need to find as many amazing facts & figures about it as possible (particularly relating to the money/glamour/excess side of it). The piece is for readers who aren't necessarily F1 fans...anyone got any suggestions?

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JD: Go to forbes.com and search for "Ecclestone" or "Ringmeister". They did a real good article surveying the economics of F1 last July.

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