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Formula-1 – Five curiosities you definitely didn´t know!

As one of the best-known sports in the world, Formula One is actually an open book for all of us. Lots of news and information come to light every day, yet there are, have been and will be specials that will surprise even passionate followers of the racing circus!

From these, we have compiled the curiosities and stories that we consider to be the best that can be related to racing. For example, did you know that… 
Driver Mike Hawthorn is probably the weirdest world champion of all time. The Englishman, who, in addition to usually racing in a bowtie, took the final victory over Stirling Moss in the 1958 season with just one race win and a single point advantage.
One of the most successful engine suppliers in the history of Formula 1 was a forklift factory (!!). The Coventry Climax earned pretty much success between 1954 and 1965. It may seem strange that while today’s engine manufacturers that gathered many years of experience from a number of motorsport programs and automotive events, a forklift-only company could have been that successful… 
Tires are not filled with compressed air: Nitrogen is used in tires, making them much more resistant to temperature fluctuations. Moisture in the air is converted to water vapor, which significantly affects the tire pressure.

Perhaps even in the younger age group, the image is vivid when the Hungarian-interest energy drink Hell was present in F1 as a sponsor of Williams. However, they were not the first! At the 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix, Mika Hakkinen’s Lotus was decorated with a huge “Magyar Hírlap” logo, one of the leading newspapers in the country. Although this brand is only the second in a row, as the very first Hungarian Formula 1 sponsor appeared for the first time on the car and helmet of the 1987 Mogyoród race winner Nelson Piquet. The sponsor´s name was “Skála”, one of the biggest department store companies in Hungary in the 1980´s…

The most deadly F1 track: Due to the known accident of Niki Lauda, ​​many immediately point out that this is the Nürburgring, but it is not the German track that leads this sad list. Most fatal accidents are tied to racing circuit that hasn’t been on the racing calendar for a long time. This is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which took a total of eight casualties between 1953 and 1959 in its golden age of racing.

Author: Tóth Krisztián Márk

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