Formula 1 cars are the famous open cockpit and open-wheel, single-seat racing cars with an engine behind the driver and substantial wings at the front and rear that racers drive at Formula 1 racing events. The 2013 season of Formula 1 motor racing featured the FIA F1 World Championship, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel scoring another win, becoming the Word Champion for the fourth consecutive time. While this is proof enough that Vettel’s Red Bull RB9 is the fast Formula 1 car, but there are nine others that belong in this list of the top 10 fastest Formula 1 cars for 2015.
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10. Force India VJM06
The Force India VJM06, as its name suggests, is the Formula 1 racing car that was built and designed by the Force India team that was scheduled to be driven by Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta in the 2013 Formula 1 season. The team launched the car on February 1, 2013 and it is a complete redesign of the team’s 2012 car.
9. Toro Rosso STR8
The Toro Rosso STR8, was initially named the Toro Rosso STR08 when the Scuderia Toro Rosso team had built and designed it to be used in the 2013 Formula One season. Daniel Ricciardo as well as Jean-Éric Vergne both drove the car in 2013, both of whom finished the race with the 14th and 15th positions, respectively.
8. McLaren MP4-28
The McLaren MP4-28 is the the Formula 1 racing car that the McLaren team built and designed to be used in the 2014 Formula 1 season. Although Lewis Hamilton had moved to Mercedes, Jenson Button, the 2009 World Champion, and Sergio Pérez drove the car for the team in 2013. The car was launched as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the McLaren team.
7. Williams FW35
The Williams FW35 is the Formula 1 racing that was built and designed by the Williams team to be used in the 2013 Formula 1 season. Pastor Maldonado, and Valtteri Bottas, the 2011 GP3 Series champion making his Formula 1 debut, drove this car. This was the Williams team’s last car with a Renault engine since they have worked a new deal with Mercedes.
6. Marussia MR02
The Marussia MR02 is the Formula 1 racing car that Pat Symonds, the Technical Director of Marussia, helped design. The 2013 Formula 1 season was the debut racing event for the car where debutant drivers Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton drove the car. The car has a V8 (90°) Cosworth CA2013K 2.4 L engine.
5. Mercedes F1 W04
When the Mercedes team had originally built and designed this car to be raced in the 2013 Formula 1 season, it was named the Mercedes AMG W04. After Michael Schumacher left the team and Lewis Hamilton joined in 2008, the car was driven by Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg. The car has a V8 (90°) Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z 2.4 engine.
4. Sauber C32
The Sauber C32 is the Formula 1 racing car that Sauber team built and designed to be used in 2013 Formula 1 season. Esteban Gutiérrez made his Formula 1 debut driving this car, while his teammate Nico Hülkenberg, who joined the team in 2012, also drove this car. The car has a V8 (90°) Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L engine.
3. Lotus E21
The Lotus E21 is the Formula 1 racing car that the Lotus F1 team built and designed to be used in the 2013 Formula 1 season. Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 World Champion, and Romain Grosjean drove the car, and it was the first cars to be launched for the 2013 season. Like the Red Bull RB9, the Lotus E21 also has a V8 (90°) Renault RS27-2013 2.4 L engine.
2. Ferrari F138
The Ferrari F138 is the Formula 1 racing car built and designed by Scuderia Ferrari, and teammates Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso drove the car in the 2013 Formula 1 season. F138, which is the name of the car’s chassis, which represents 2013 as the year it was built to be raced, and the final Formula 1 season in which V8 engines would be used.
1. Red Bull RB9
The Red Bull RB9 is the Formula 1 racing car designed by Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the racing team that has been the reigning champion. Throughout the 2013 Formula 1 season, it was team mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, the four-time world champion, who drove the car. The Red Bull RB9 has a V8 (90°) Renault RS27-2013 2.4 L engine.
The Formula 1 racing cars are unique because of the fact that the racing teams build and design these cars themselves to participate in the F1 racing events. Thus, it is astonishing how fast these cars can be, and these were the top 10 fastest Formula 1 cars for 2014.