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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.
An F1 brake disc weighs 1-1.2 kg. A standard sports car brake disc weighs 15 kg.
A hard wooden strip is fitted to the underside of F1 cars, to check that they are not being run too close to the track surface. Something that is apparent if the wood is excessively worn.
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