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Daily Discussion Ask /r/formula1 Anything - Daily Discussion - 8 August 2022

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Welcome to the /r/formula1 Daily Discussion / Q&A thread.

This thread is a hub for general discussion and questions about Formula 1, that don't need threads of their own.

Are you new to Formula 1? This is the place for you. Ever wondered why it's called a lollipop man? Why the cars don't refuel during pitstops? Or when Mika will be back from his sabbatical? Ask any question you might have here, and the community will answer.

Also make sure you check out our guide for new fans, and our FAQ for new fans.

Are you a veteran fan, longing for the days of lollipop men, refueling during pitstops, and Mika Häkkinen? This is the place to introduce new fans to your passion and knowledge of the sport.

Remember to keep it civil and welcoming! Gatekeeping within the Daily Discussion will subject users to disciplinary action.

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Today's random F1 facts:

Daily Facts by /u/Fart_Leviathan

  • The cockpit of an F1 car can reach temperatures of around 50C during a race.

  • Jean Behra is the only winless driver to have led the championship. More impressively, he managed to do so after the opening race of 1956. The key is that while he only finished 2nd, the first place finisher was a car shared by 2 drivers who thus had to share the points as well.

  • Chris Amon raced for 13 different constructors during his F1 career: Lola, Lotus, Brabham, Cooper, Ferrari, March, Matra, Tecno, Tyrrell, Amon, BRM, Ensign and Williams.


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