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Guide to Auto Racing


Fast Facts

We have assembled some fast facts and trivia about auto racing for around the world. This information was compiled from a variety of sources including Top10HQ, Wikipedia, Statista, FIA official website, NASCAR official website, Our World in Data.

  • 1887: First organized automobile race (France)
  • 258,000: Capacity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 82: the number of auto racetracks (world-wide) with a capacity of 35,000 or more
  • 5 out of 10: Number of tracks US tracks with greatest spectator capacity
  • 91: Most Formula 1 driver victories (Michael Schumacher)
  • 288: Most Formula 1 victories by nationality (England)
  • 18: Age of youngest Formula One winner (Max Verstappen)
  • 53: Age or oldest Formula One winner (Luigi Fagioli)
  • 200: Most wins by a NASCAR driver (Richard Petty)
  • 1948: NASCAR founded by Bill France, Sr.
  • 1949: First NASCAR race (Daytona Beach, Florida USA)
  • 30: The number of tracks used for NASCAR races (2020)
  • Oldest endurance race: 24 hours of Le Mans
  • 7: Most wins at Le Mans (Tom Kristensen)
  • 19: Most Le Mans victories by a manufacturer (Porsche)
  • 626 km (8.467 mi): Length of Le Mans circuit
  • 405 km/h (252 mph); Fastest recorded time at Le Mans
  • Sébastien Loeb: Most Championship, Event and Stage wins
  • 102: Most Rally wins by a manufacturer (Citroën)

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