Fascinating facts about Formula One racing
The F1 season kicks off this weekend
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The cars are fast, the drivers are charismatic, and the stakes are high. Formula One is basically an extreme sport for millionaires. It costs billions to run each year and has caused dozens of deaths in the past. This might seem like a trivial waste of both lives and money, but for those who love F1, it's more like an investment into technology and human progress. Formula One cars are a feat of engineering and they keep getting more complex and more incredible each year. The sport has come a long way in the decades since its inception and there are plenty of stories to tell.
Let's take a look at some of the most shocking facts about this amazing sport. Click through the gallery to get started.
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