BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 12381

Numbers are everywhere in Formula 1

Numbers are everywhere in Formula 1
Key Info
  • Numbers are everywhere in Formula 1
  • Duration: 03:43
  • Jonathan Wheatstone, manager of the Red Bull F1 team, started life as an apprentice at Ferrari, and made his way up to mechanic, chief mechanic and then team manager. He explains how numbers are integral to every part of F1, from calculations of fuel load, to budgets for the team to changes in currency conversions. He explains how he uses spreadsheets to do these calculations quickly, all focused on getting the most important numbers: ‘1 and 2.’ This clip was first created on the Raw website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Formula 1, percentages, cost, conversion, rates, weight, calculation, numeracy, maths, spreadsheet
Ideas for use in class
  • Good enrichment clip for all students wondering how Maths is going to be needed in the more practical or hands on jobs and trades that they might enter.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.