Motor-sport racing has long been associated with record-breaking performances, and this is why many consider it to be one of the most exciting, adrenaline-fuelled spectator sports in the world, demonstrated by the following statistics.
This year saw a regulation change which not only encouraged a greener, more energy-efficient sport but also even closer racing. However, it is unlikely we will ever see a gap as close as in the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, which saw BRM’s Peter Gethin win in a photo finish with Ronnie Peterson’s March, winning by just 0.01 seconds.
Currently, the world record for the youngest ever motor sport driver to score points in a F1 race is Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat, who was only the eighth teenager ever to line up on the grid aged 19. However, whilst this record has the potential to be beaten, the oldest driver accolade belongs to …