More answers to questions from F1 Fanatic readers.
Questions on the driver who sneaked into a race and what to wear at a Grand Prix.
Your questions on engine use in 2011, Button’s penalty and more.
It’s time to answer another batch of F1 Fanatic readers’ questions.
How much engine life do the championship contenders have left – and are Alonso and Vettel at risk of penalties?
I’ve left my inbox unattended far too long and it’s high time I rounded up a bunch of answers to readers’ questions. Today’s batch includes questions on the forthcoming Codemasters “F1 2010” game, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s Shanghai reprimands and how to hear radio commentary at the Spanish Grand Prux.
I’ve been sent a few questions about F1 drivers’ helmets, the 2010 F1 calendar and how the teams help the drivers improve their racing lines. Here’s my answers – add your comments and send in questions of your own below.
A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.
Here’s a selection of F1 questions I’ve been emailled recently – and my attempts at answering them. If you’ve got a question do email it in and please help out with any of the requests below if you can…
Al wrote in to ask: “Has there ever been a number 13 on a car in F1 and if so who was it?”
Richard C wrote in to ask: Can you clarify – as a result of McLaren being barred from this years championship what numbers will they be allocated next year? And which garages will they be allocated? Read on for the answer.
Tom Bellingham wrote in with this question: I was wondering why certain number were on cars back in the ’80s and ’90s. Ferrari famously had the number 27 with Giles Villeneuve, was this number carried on with Ferraris as a tribute to him? Were teams allowed to choose numbers back then and how was it … Continue reading Your questions: F1 car numbers
Knut Urbye wrote in to ask: I have been looking around the web and tried to figure out where i can acquire lap times for each racer. I am looking for the lap times for each sector and round and for each of the racers. Want to see if I can analyse the data and … Continue reading Your questions: Drivers’ Grand Prix lap times
Lesley wrote this week with the following query: How many times did Michael Schumacher win the British Grand Prix? Well I can tell you for sure he won in 1998 – because I was there! And it was seriously wet…
Jonathan Markevich wrote in to ask: I have been looking everywhere to find out why the two hour time limit was not enforced on the European GP last weekend. This should have had a big impact on Giancarlo Fisichella’s strategy, among others who might have short-fueled, presuming the race wouldn’t go 60 laps. Any insights? … Continue reading Your questions: Two hour time limit
David Sproston wrote in to ask the following: Who has the highest number of wins from pole position ever? I’m sure it will come as no surprise to David to learn that it’s yet another record held by Michael Schumacher.