7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break


7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break

We have talked enough about good things about Formula One. Now is the time to talk about some not so attractive things about it. Beating records are what most of the drivers aim for in this sport. Except for these ones on this list. We have compiled for you some of the worst records in F1 history that no one wants to be the one to break.

7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break
7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break

The Shortest Formula One Career

This record is currently held by the Italian driver, Marco Apicella. He got hired by a team to compete in the 1993 Grand Prix. Race day was actually pretty special for him since it is being held in his home turf at Monza. Sadly, things did not go very well and he got tangled up with some cars while still in lap one. All in all, his exposure in the grand racing stage is only 800 meters.

Longest Gap Between Pole Positions

The great Kimi Raikkonen now holds this record. During the 2008 French Grand Prix, he held a gap as much as 3,262 days. Mario Andretti used to hold this record at 2,940 days during the 1968 United States Grand Prix up to the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix.

The Slowest Lap Time Ever

Bruno Giacomelli currently holds this record. This was set during his participation in the 1990 San Marino Grand Prix. In his defense, he actually was a pretty good veteran driver. What contributed greatly to his bad performance was the Life 190 that he drove which is the worst formula one car of all time.

7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break
7 Worst Formula One Records No One Wants To Break

Most Driving Penalties

A list of the worst records will not be complete without this one that Pastor Maldonado holds. His track shenanigans made him pretty hot to the eye of the officiating body. There is even the talk that he was so frequent in the steward’s office that the already has his own chair there. To make things worse, he also holds the most penalties in a season- 10 in 2014. And also most in the single race when he managed to get three during the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Most Race Retirements in Formula One

It seemed that Andrea de Cesaris has mastered the art of not finishing the race. He was a class of his own when it comes to crashing his car frequently and almost always in a spectacular manner.

The worst was during the 1985 Austrian Grand Prix. Andrea was able to destroy the car so seriously that the team could not afford the repair bills. He got fired from the team immediately after that.

Racing Without Even Qualifying

A German driver named Hans Heyer holds what probably is the most bizarre record in Formula One history. He was actually a touring driver who wanted to give it a go at the 19977 German Grand Prix. He did not qualify because he did not expect that the ATS car he was driving was a bit more of a handful.

Because he knew some of the marshals during the race, he was able to slip into the rear of the grind and start anyway. His car, unfortunately, broke down during the 9th lap and he was then immediately booted out of the paddock.

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