What Is G-force In F1?

What Is G-force In F1

G-force in F1 is the amount of force drivers feel due to rapid acceleration during high-speed corners. Sometimes drivers go up to 6G force and they feel force six times their body weight. G force is felt when changing direction, braking, and cornering. 

This high G force puts immense pressure on drivers’ bodies and during a race, they lose a significant amount of weight. Lewis Hamilton in 2022 spa, was in a crash where he felt 45Gs. Thankfully he was safe and unharmed after the clash. 

Long ago when safety features were not this advanced, drivers lost their lives after a high G clash. Jules Bianchi lost his life following a crash of 254Gs. Nowadays there is Halo to ensure drivers’ safety.

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