Let’s talk a little about the incredible world of the formula.
A subject that will probably retain the attention of the fans who follow the races and the best drivers in the world.
ARE YOU A FORMULA 1 FAN?
THE INSANE LOGISTICS OF FORMULA 1.
The regular Formula 1 season has 23 races over eight months. Each team travels nearly 110,000 kilometers during the season, carrying at least two cars and other equipment with a combined total load per team of up to 50 tons. All this is enough to fill 6 Boeing 747 freighters. It is an incredible logistical effort that keeps Formula 1 in transit for 200 days a year.
Usually, the races are at least 14 days apart, but the season has four events that take place on consecutive weekends. For these back-to-back races, everything needs to be on the next circuit within 36 hours allowing time to reassemble the cars and team structures before Friday practice, the start of official activities for each stage.
Though a worldwide sport, the majority of Formula 1 teams are based in Europe. But with some Grand Prix on back-to-back weekends, it’s still a crunch to pack, move, and set up at a new track in time for the next stop on the calendar. For instance, teams had to truck everything 1,000 miles across Europe from Spielberg, Austria to Silverstone, U.K. in just three days, including setup and breakdown time. To accomplish this, each truck had three drivers to keep it moving continuously, save for refueling stops.
In addition to the cars, Formula 1 teams transport dozens of sets of tires, roughly 2,500 liters of fuel, 200 liters of motorcycle oil, and 90 liters of engine coolant. All of this is, in addition, to support equipment, computers, and food for the entire team whilst traveling.
The Formula 1 season requires meticulous planning and efficient, well-managed logistic operations to keep this high octane sport running on time.
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