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Do Formula 1 mechanics switch between teams?

It's always mentioned how engineer and drivers switch teams in Formula 1? What about the pit crews and mechanics? Are they usually dedicated to a team or a driver or do they switch between jobs just like anyone of us?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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Will tires run out if it rains all through a F1 Grand Prix weekend?

There is plenty of talk on the number of dry condition tires and their numbers. What about for full wets and intermediate tires? If it so happens that all practise sessions, qualifying and the race itself will be driven in wet conditions - is it possible that the teams will run out of tires?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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How long do marbles persist in Formula 1 tracks?

It's often said that laptimes in Formula 1 races improve as more and more rubber is laid down to the track. Some tracks already have a large number of races behind them. How does the rubber from previous races get removed from the surface?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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Who programs the MCUs in Formula?

Who programs the MCU:s? Manor and Ferrari, for example have very different resources at their disposal. Does this lead to unfair advantages? Can the MCU be programmed to be optimized for individual turns?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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Differences between Formula 1 and Formula E cars?

What are the major differences between a Formula 1 and Formula E cars? How would the acceleration, top speed and laptime compare at the same tracks? Would a Formula E car be competitive agains a GP2 car?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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Why is the wet weather tire in F1 larger?

What is the advantage of having the wet weather tire in Formula be 10 millimetres in diameter larger than the dry condition tire? Could Pirelli make the full wets thinner do make driving easier and decrease aquaplaning?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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