Can You Guess How Many Tires Formula One Uses In A Season?

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Well, according to a cool infographic put together by Infiniti Red Bull Racing, that number is 33,200. That's a lot of rubber, and there's more interesting data from the 2013 season that explains why F1 is one of the most expensive sports on the planet.

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We love infographics, and we also know that Vettel's crew has some mind blowing numbers up their sleeves. But the fastest pit stop ever (1.923 seconds) is only the beginning.

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If you want to know the number of pit stops, the distance covered during both testing and racing, the top speeds and the number of overtakes throughout the season, you're in luck:

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And the hottest track of them all? The Hungaroring, or course. Take that Dubai!

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Not "one of," THE most expensive sport on the planet. The top teams' $500 million budgets dwarfs the size of those of any other individual sports team. The NBA, with some of the highest paid athletes on the planet, by comparison has a salary cap of $58 million (with costs outside salaries being almost negligible by comparison) per team. $500 million is enough money to run a small country. Or your own space program. Or your own air force. When you consider the amount of effectively spent on each competing athlete ($250 million), the difference is even bigger (LeBron only makes $20m a year...and let's assume the team spends twice that much on him, so $40m).