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Number of staff F1 teams have during GP weekends?

Completing a Grand Prix weekend in Formula 1 racing requires quite a bit of staff. How many people on average participate a race weekend from individual teams? How does this differ from testing weekends?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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Are F1 wheels reusable?

Are the wheels in Formula 1 racing used again in races or are they disposable? Are the wheels being developed by the teams or are they developed by other providers?

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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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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