5 Formula one cars: How fast they are!

I found some data of 2006 F1 cars, check this out. The 2006 F1 cars have a power-to-weight ratio of 1,250 hp (932 kW)/tonne

[b:58701840de]Forward acceleration[/b:58701840de]: The acceleration figure is usually 1.45 g (14.25 m/s²) up to 200 km/h (124 mph)

0 to 100 km/h (62 mph): 1.7 seconds
0 to 200 km/h (124 mph): 3.8 seconds
0 to 300 km/h (186 mph): 8.6 seconds

[b:58701840de]Deceleration[/b:58701840de]: The deceleration force under braking is usually 4 g (39 m/s²), and can be as high as 5-6 g when braking from extreme speeds.

Every F1 car on the grid is capable of going from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) and back to 0 in less than five seconds.

[b:58701840de]Lateral acceleration[/b:58701840de]: at a speed of just 130 km/h (81 mph), the downforce equals the weight of the car. As the speed of the car rises, the downforce increases. The turning force at low speeds (below 70 to about 100 km/h) mostly comes from the so-called 'mechanical grip' of the tyres themselves. At such low speeds the car can turn at 2.0 g. At 210 km/h (130 mph) already the turning acceleration is 3.0g, as evidenced by the famous esses (turns 3 and 4) at the Suzuka circuit. Higher-speed corners such as Blanchimont (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps) and Copse (Silverstone Circuit) are taken at above 5.0g, and 6.0g has been recorded at Suzuka's 130-R corner

[b:58701840de]Top speeds[/b:58701840de]: Away from the track, the BAR Honda team used a modified BAR 007 car, which they claim complied with FIA Formula One regulations, to set an unofficial speed record of 413 km/h (257 mph) on a one way straight line run on 6 November 2005 during a shakedown ahead of their Bonneville 400 record attempt. The car was optimised for top speed with only enough downforce to prevent it from leaving the ground.

13y ago by Chiesi
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supercharger  13y ago

F1 cars are the most unbeatble cars out their.

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BumRush  13y ago

Pleaseee, I can out run a F1 Car XD, they dont call me BumRUSH!! for no reason XD

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Wads  13y ago

You can drive one for around $3000 in France.... admitedly they are "old" F1 cars but still the real deal.

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phavyarden  13y ago

is hard to belive that they are that fast, as "Fastestlaps" says it would be a privilige and honor drive of on these

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FastestLaps  13y ago

Formula 1 cars are the fastest track vehicles on Earh. There is nothing (not even with jet engine) that can complete a race circuit faster than an F1 car, and when you think about it, it must be a great honor and privilage to drive these things.