Random Sports Facts
The safety of modern F1 cars means drivers can withstand huge crash impacts. The biggest crash impact on record was suffered by David Purley at the British Grand Prix in 1977, where he had an impact that was estimated as 197.8g – meaning his car went from 108mph to a standstill in two seconds. He recovered and went on to race again.
Most broken Major League bats are sent to third world countries where they are used as building materials and crude weapons.
A Formula One driver loses about 6.5 pounds (3 kg) of weight during a race as a result of high G-forces and temperatures.