The last preserve of man and machine racing, Formula 1 is the glamorous side of motorsport. Forget the fact that it is the last preserve of MAN and machine racing, with the last lady to start a Formula 1 Grand Prix being around 50 years ago.
The budgets are huge, running into hundreds of millions of pounds a year for teams of up to a thousand people to produce two cars which are as close to one of a kind as you will find anywhere in motor racing. The technology is all very new and exciting but road relevance is lacking, its all about the spectacle. Its the place for the monied classes to go and schmooze and drink overpriced champagne.
It is also the goal of every young racer because even failing in Formula 1 almost guarantees your name will be remembered.
Current rules are for a single seat race car with open wheels to go for 300km, (200km at Monaco) on 100kg of fuel. The fuel in question is petrol. The engines are 1.6l V6 Turbos and all have a hybrid system built in.
If you want a go, and lets face it, who doesn’t, the price of admission is rumored to be around 10 million Euros a season, and that’s for a back of the grid team with no hope of a win.