How much fuel does a F1 car carry? - Ferrari Life
 
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post #1 of 2 Old 04-26-2003, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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How much fuel does a F1 car carry?

I have been trying to find out big the fuel tank is on a Formula 1 car.

During the San Marino Grand Prix there were 2 strategies, Ferrari made 3 stops and McLaren only made 2 stops. The commentators were saying that the McLaren strategy of only 2 stops would probably win them the race as long as they don't run out of fuel. So I got thinking about how much fuel they can actually carry. Anybody know? Also, what is the mpg on these cars?

Just curious. I figure that if the car is going to make 2 stops in a 190 mile race and he starts with a full tank and gets 3 mpg (Just a wild guess on the mileage) he will need a 20 gallon tank.

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I've heard of worse fuel economy than that (especially during the turbo era of the '80's)!

Like you, I'm not sure too, but I think it may be around 100 - 120Litres (which, roughly converted is around the 20 gal. you quoted...).
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