In 2022 F1 cars run on 87 octane fuel which is 10% ethanol As part of their green strategy, Formula... There's more... Load – F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... cars have a minimum weight of 796kgs (down by 2kg from 2022 season) including the OK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more..., but excluding the fuel. A full tank weighs around 110kgs, so roughly 13% of the car’s starting weight.
During practice sessions, teams run a series of scenarios including high and low Fuel Loads - Fuel weight is a significant factor in a car's performance. The car and driver have a minimum... There's more.... This helps the strategists understand how the car will perform as the race progresses and the weight of the car reduces.
Heavier cars are harder on the Today's F1 cars are running 18-inch wheels (up from 13 inches in recent years) with the widths unchanged - 305mm... There's more... and the cars’ speed increases as the fuel loads reduce.