Posted on March 25, 2012

The physical challenge of driving in the Malaysian Grand Prix is often overlooked, because it’s not obvious to the spectator watching on TV. Now in its 14th year on the F1 calendar, Sepang has always been one of the toughest races of the season on drivers. With ambient temperatures of 32 degrees and 70% humidity, the drivers lose around 3 litres of body fluid in sweat. Since Singapore joined the calendar in 2008 that has established itself as the hardest and bumped Malaysia down to number two. I’ve heard drivers say that they are almost crying with pain in the More…

Posted on January 16, 2012

F1 drivers are among the fittest of all athletes, even though they do their sport sitting down. The strength and stamina required to sustain forces of up to 5g many times in a lap and maintain concentration without giving in to fatigue are vital to success. Lewis Hamilton has had a relationship with sports clothing brand Reebok since the early days of his F1 career and he is set to become one of the key faces in a new multi million pound campaign for the brand, set to launch in March. According to Marketing Week, Reebok, which is part of More…

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