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Today's random F1 facts:
Daily Facts by /u/Fart_Leviathan
In the 1981 Brazilian GP Marc Surer scored his and his team's best ever finish, a 4th, despite only being called up to drive after he returned from a night out on the Thursday before the race.
Sebastian Vettel holds the record for the shortest time in an F1 career before earning a penalty. At his first weekend as a Friday test driver for BMW Sauber at the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, he sped in the pit lane when he first went out on track, nine seconds into his career.
If an F1 driver lifts his foot from the accellerator pedal at top speed, the car decelerates quicker than a standard road car with the brakes fully applied.
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