Why do F1 drivers get weighed and what is the requirement?

FORMULA ONE is arguably the most technical sport in the sporting industry – even what drivers weigh matters. Formula One drivers are weighed to see how much weight the racer has lost during the race. And drivers tip the scales to make sure that themselves and the car surpass the minimum weight requirement as the lighter the car, the faster it will go. Furthermore, drivers are prohibited from eating or drinking until their weight measurements have been recorded. All drivers must weigh a minimum of 80kg which includes their drivers seat. Drivers who are found to be under the weight limit after the race receive an automatic disqualification.

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