Welcome to the /r/formula1 Daily Discussion / Q&A thread.
This thread is a hub for general discussion and questions about Formula 1, that don't need threads of their own.
Are you new to Formula 1? This is the place for you. Ever wondered why it's called a lollipop man? Why the cars don't refuel during pitstops? Or when Mika will be back from his sabbatical? Ask any question you might have here, and the community will answer.
Are you a veteran fan, longing for the days of lollipop men, refueling during pitstops, and Mika Häkkinen? This is the place to introduce new fans to your passion and knowledge of the sport.
Today's random F1 facts:
Daily Facts by /u/Fart_Leviathan
Sebastian Vettel holds the record for most consecutive wins, having bagged nine in a row during the 2013 season.
Ayrton Senna won the Monaco Grand Prix five times in a row from 1989 to 1993.
The Nürburgring is the only circuit to have hosted four different Grands Prix: The German GP, the European GP, the Luxembourg GP and the Eifel GP.
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Happy Christmas, Merry New Year, and so on. Once again we find ourselves in the darkest of times: The Offseason. And in these dark times, we must grasp any ray of light we can - and so, we present to you, the Annual /r/formula1 Best Of Awards.
Nominations and voting are now open in the comments below. We're handing out the awards in January (Voting ends a few days before. We'll announce the exact date soon).
To submit nominations for these awards, please add a comment to the category below - and upvote who you think should win. Please limit your nominations to one per comment, and - I can't stress this enough - if someone's already made the nomination, don't submit the same. Nominations not adhering to these rules will be removed.
Just like last year, the awards are split in Sporting awards and Redditor awards.
Let's start off with the Redditor awards.
These are the awards given out to the users of the sub, for the content and comments they've posted in 2021. All nominations for these awards must be either a user, comment or post on Reddit.
|Award||Description||Nominations / Voting|
|The Grand Chelem||Redditor of the year||Link|
|The MP4/4 Award||Best original content or original post||Link|
|The Caterham Golden Snout||Best fan art||Link|
|The Niki Lauda Golden Cap||Best overall comment||Link|
|The Eddie Jordan Award||Best prediction||Link|
|Ted's Red Ribbon||Best analysis||Link|
|The Gerhard Berger Cup||Funniest post or comment||Link|
|The Bernie Ecclestone Award||Best offseason shitpost||Link|
|The Kimiquokka Memorial Award||Most controversial post or comment||Link|
|The We Couldn't Come Up With A Clever Name Award||Best F1 related sub that's not /r/Formula1||Link|
These awards celebrate the sport we all love, and the people in it.
|Award||Nominations / Voting|
|Driver of the Year||Link|
|Team of the Year||Link|
|Race of the Year||Link|
|Drive of the Year||Link|
|Best helmet design||Link|
|Rookie of the Year||Link|
|Battle or rivalry of the Year||Link|
|Crash of the Year||Link|
|Funniest race incident||Link|
|Most wholesome moment||Link|
|The Sportsmanship Award||Link|
|Best F1 Related Social Media account||Link|
As with anything else, this is made better by rules.
To be eligible a post or comment must have been made in 2021.
Winners will receive a special flair and Reddit awards.
If a banned user wins, they will not receive any award or flair.