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Formula 1: Can I drive one?

Formula 1

Formula 1 (F1) racing is the fastest circuit racing in the world right now and it doesn’t look like it will be surpassed anytime soon. F1 cars are made for speed. Every aspect of the vehicle is designed to aid in its performance on the circuit track.

F1 racecars have been recorded going up to 225 mph while on a circuit. Outside of racers, it is probably hard for most us to imagine even going that fast in a vehicle let alone going that fast during an actual race.

Got a thing for speed? Then take a look at our blog about the Fastest Car in the World.

According to, the difference between Formula 1 cars and street cars is pretty extreme.

“Four wheels and steering. Yes. That’s about the only common thing between a road car and a Formula 1 car.”

For comparison’s sake, they talked about how the average hatchback will struggle to get to about 70 mph in 12 seconds while F1 cars can reach about 186 mph in under 12 seconds. That’s a huge difference in acceleration!

Above is an image from the Hindustan Times explaining in further detail the differences between an F1 car and street cars.

Speed and acceleration aren’t the only differences between an F1 car and an average street car. For instance, the brakes of an F1 vehicle are capable of some serious stopping power...maybe too much?

Just a fair warning, this next bit is kind of gross.

“The corresponding G-force, which sometimes can be over 4.5 times that of gravity, can sometimes force a tear from your eye and splatter it onto the visor.”

Yep, that’s a thing apparently… No Mesa auto repair can fix that! Maybe sticking to normal vehicles is the best option for most of us.

With that, this has been your local auto repair Mesa Az wishing you a good day. Drive safe!

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