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F1 racing: Challenges repeated after the opening race (Part 1)

The second race of the 2020 season officially takes place at the Red Bull Ring race in Spielberg Austria. This is also the venue of the opening race last weekend with the first victory for the driver Bottas of Mercedes.

Bottas was the first winner after the races in the Formula 1 race system restarted after months of suspension, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Bottas got their first victory in the opening race

In this second race, the teams will still compete on the Red Bull Ring race like in the first race, which partly helps them to have better settings on their cars.

They have gained a lot of experience in the opening race. The team that wins will need to continue to maintain their performance and the losing team will have a lot of data to upgrade the car in the optimal state.

In fact, during the official race last weekend, too many technical problems have occurred for many teams. Despite being the winner, the problem of gearbox also affected significantly to both cars of Bottas and Hamilton.

Mercedes engineers warned both of their drivers during the second half of the race not to run too close to the curb to avoid the rather high speed humps of the Red Bull Ring that could shock the transmission.

There were 7 riders who could not finish the first race when they had to give up in turn with many technical problems on their cars. The rather high temperature on this track is also a significant influence on the operation of the vehicles in the first official launch.

Due to strict regulations on medical issues at the present time, racing teams do not have to move to another location and it is also a beneficial factor when they have more time to overcome the problems. breakdown on the cars for the 2nd race.

Hamilton, though, finished 2nd in the first race, however, due to a foul during a dispute with Albon Red Bull’s young driver Albon he was fined plus 5 seconds in achievement and had to rank 4th, after 2 riders by Ferrari and McLaren.

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Mercedes overwhelmed F1 day back, using black models for 2020

Mercedes racer, Lewis Hamilton fastest in both the first test series (FP1 and FP2), GP Austria on 3/7.

Hamilton was the fastest at FP1 and FP2, with 1 minute of 4,816 seconds and 1 minute of 4,304 seconds. Teammate Valtteri Bottas was the second fastest, 0.36 seconds below Hamilton and 0.197 seconds. Hamilton also reached the highest speed of the day, with 241,739 km / h.

The dominance of Mercedes is shown when Sergio Perez is the third fastest in FP2, in Racing Point’s RP20. RP20 is like a “pink Mercedes”. It not only carries the engine of Mercedes, but also the aerodynamic design like the W10 – the car that helped Mercedes to champion last season. Racing Point’s other driver – Lance Stroll – ranked seventh fastest in FP2.

Ferrari and Red Bull did not perform well. Sebastian Vettel is fourth fastest in FP2, after 0.657 seconds. And Charles Leclerc is only ninth fast, with a result of 1 minute 5,298 seconds. The main force of Red Bull – Max Verstappen – ranked eighth, while teammate Alexander Albon was only 13th quick. The achievements of the above riders are done with soft tires.

Mercedes confirmed it will use the “three-dimensional steering wheel” system for this weekend. In FP1 and FP2, the Bottas detection camera activates this system. Most likely Red Bull will complain about Mercedes’ system.

Mercedes uses black models for 2020

Defending champion F1 Mercedes changed the color of the car from silver to black to support the struggle for the equality of black people. Mercedes cars are always famous with the nickname “silver arrow”. But Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will drive black W11s with a special meaning, this season.

Mercedes changed the color of the W11 for special reasons

Earlier, F1 launched the We Race As One campaign, calling for everyone’s support for anti-racism.

Hamilton, Mercedes’ colored driver, strongly supported the Black Lives Matter movement. He attended a peaceful protest in London. Hamilton is the only colored racer in F1 history.

Following the death of black American citizen George Floyd, Hamilton openly criticized the silence of the F1 community. He vowed to kneel on F1 again for the benefit of black people.

On July 5, the first F1 stage this year will take place in Austria. On July 3, teams will practice their first session, marking the day when F1 cars return after months.

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Enraged with the hanging noose in the American NASCAR racing event

NASCAR condemned the noose seen in the garage of the black driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, before conducting an investigation of the “atrocities”.

According to AFP, Wallace is the only black driver to race full-time in the top series of NASCAR – the organizer of the famous American car race.

“By the end of this afternoon (June 21, local time), NASCAR learned that a noose was found in the garage of Team 43,” NASCAR organizers said in a statement. NASCAR resumed its races on June 21 since being stopped by the Covid-19 pandemic but was later delayed by a thunderstorm.

“We are angry, indignant and unable to describe the seriousness of such disgusting action. We have conducted an investigation immediately and will do everything possible to identify people. responsible and remove them from this sport. As we’ve stated explicitly, there’s no room for racism in NASCAR and this action only strengthens our determination to make This sport is open and welcoming to all, ”NASCAR emphasized.

Wallace is one of the famous American athletes condemning racism

Wallace, who frankly spoke of racial injustice after George Floyd’s death after being strangled by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, commented on the incident in a statement posted on Twitter, saying he was “deeply saddened” by “racist behavior.” “This will not defeat me. I will not give in, I will not back down,” Wallace wrote.

The 26-year-old rider is a strong supporter of NASCAR’s decision to ban league flags from race events on 10.6. The Union Flag was a major element at NASCAR racetrack, but it is still considered a symbol of slavery and racism for many people. Sports leagues across the United States are struggling to find the best way to tackle the issue of racism in their teams.

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On average, how many races does it take in an F1 season?

The number of races varies from year to year depending on the races contracted with the F1 organizers to conduct a race in that particular season. Since 2016, F1 has reached the milestone of 21 races, more than the season of previous decades. In the 2000 season only 17 races took place from the track in Australia on 12/3 to the last race in Malaysia on 22/10.

But at that time, moving a long distance between one race to another was quite easy, so the F1 schedule was quite similar to today. In the previous decades, F1 had many major racing courses in Europe and there were races on the other side of the world, so the schedule was quite time consuming. In 1970, nine of the 13 racing venues were in Europe. Even in the 1950s and 60s, most seasons were only 10 or less than 10 races.

Which F1 season has the most races?

If everything goes as planned, 2020 will be the year with the most races in F1 history. Adding two new racetracks in the Netherlands, the F1 2020 calendar has 22 races, a record schedule. But the current situation shows that the plan has been disgraced, so the seasons 2016, 2018 and 2019 are the seasons that hold the most races, with 21 races in each season.

Which F1 season has the least number of races?

The first official F1 Championship in 1950 had only seven official races, although an additional 18 unofficial races were held throughout the year. These are the summer event races, which start at Silverstone on May 13 and end at Monza on September 3.

Unofficial races also include a trip to the Indianapolis 500, which is seen as a championship round, along with races at Monte Carlo, Spa, Reims and Bremgarten in Switzerland.

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How many races will F1 2020 have?

Has F1 racing ever experienced a situation like the 2020 season with the affect of a big pandemic? In your history, has any F1 season had so few races?

The F1 racing season has lost eight races, and given the current complex situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing schedule is still uncertain. Photo: Autosport

Like all other sporting events, the 2020 Formula 1 race schedule is heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is increasingly likely that the season will be severely narrowed.

All races originally scheduled, from the season’s opening race to the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14, were canceled or postponed. This means the 2020 season has lost eight races, and given the current complex situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing schedule is still uncertain.

While this is sad for the entire motorsport community, a shorter season is not necessarily less appealing. History F1 has experienced many boring long seasons when only one driver or team almost dominated the scoreboard, with the “all winning” results.

However, there are short seasons but each race is extremely interesting. If the 2020 race is shortened, each race could become a classic event to be remembered.

How many races will the F1 2020 season have?

Recently, F1 CEO Chase Carey announced that he hoped the 2020 season would consist of 15-18 races, starting around summer and ending later than the original expected 11/29. By turning the riders’ summer vacation in March and April, F1 can still be played without interruption if the pandemic is relieved.

A schedule of 15-18 races will make the 2020 season have the same length as the 1990s, an equally exciting era with few races. However, with the current instability, it is impossible to predict exactly how the 2020 season will take place and when it is really safe to continue to host sporting events.

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F1 organizers announce the schedule of the 2020 season

After much effort, the F1 organizers finally set the schedule for the 2020 season with the first 8 races.

The F1 2020 racing season has yet to start due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many races being postponed or even canceled. After much effort, the tournament organizers have finally set the season opening date in the new context.

F1 organizers announce the schedule

Accordingly, the first race of the F1 2020 season will be held in Austria from July 3-5 and the second race will continue in Austria one week later (July 10-12). The next week, the third race will be held in Hungary (July 17-19).

The fourth and fifth stages of the F1 season will be held at the famous Silverstone racecourse in the UK (July 31 to August 2 and August 7-9). The next leg of the race in Spain will be held (August 14-16).

After the first 6 races, the teams will take a week off before starting the races in Belgium (August 28-30) and Italy (4-6 September). Currently, the F1 organizers have only temporarily scheduled the events of the first 8 races and will update more in the future.

Thus, the fate of the F1 race in some countries has not been determined yet in 2020. According to Inside Racing, the organizers are still looking for a reasonable schedule for the F1 racing in these countries in the near future.

Recently, the F1 organizers have issued five basic rules to bring the races back. It is testing all the participants in the race, minimizing the number of people attending a race, trying to keep a distance and isolate themselves when moving from airports and hotels … it is the races that will be held in a state of no audience.

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F1 racing postpones the time of applying the new standard (Part 2)

Development of the car according to the new standard can only start from 2021.

Maintaining the chassis for two consecutive years presents an interesting challenge for McLaren, who will move the engine supplier from Renault to Mercedes, despite the 2021 specification being pushed back by one year.

Each Power unit of each manufacturer has a different structure and shape, so it will not be simple to remove the Renault engine and put the Mercedes into “a note”.

New financial standard 2021

New regulations on costs have been in place since 2021, specifically the annual budget limit of $ 175 million – which includes costs related to the car’s performance. From there, racing teams will be forced to research and develop new cars by 2022 – according to the new technical regulations – within the new F1 budget constraint framework.

This is a move to help the game be more balanced, there is no too big gap between “sponsored” racing teams from the big car industry and small, independent racing teams get great development resources.

Pre-test in 2021 season

Changing the start time of the new specification will also cause the test plan to change. The need for the test will be somewhat reduced as the teams understand their cars during the 2020 season (if the races are conducted).

Another option is that the teams will take advantage of this test to give young drivers a chance to prepare and develop the team to have valuable driving time and provide quality feedback rather than when they Only run on the emulator. Further discussions on issues related to cost savings will be held in the coming weeks per months.

The race, traditionally held in the last week of May, has been on the annual racing schedule since 1955 to the present (starting in 1929). In addition, according to the Monaco Automobile Club (ACM), they also canceled the historic Monaco GP leg, which took place two weeks earlier. The reason is because it is impossible to organize the race at a different time than expected.

The organization will be difficult because this is a street race, if it takes place at an unusual time will affect many aspects for the surrounding places.

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F1 racing postpones the time of applying the new standard (Part 1)

The F1 world is actively preparing to enter an era of completely new standards starting in 2021. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing development disruptions and photo disruptions. significantly. Since then, FIA, F1 and related parties have agreed to come to a decision to postpone the time of applying the new standard to 2022.

The meeting between FIA, F1 and 10 teams on March 19 discussed the current pandemic situation and the impact of the pandemic this season, as well as a proposal to postpone the scheduled launch time. New standards later than 1 year.

The 2020 car will continue to be used in 2021

All agree that this is the most appropriate direction at the moment, with the hope of helping to reduce the financial burden on racing teams, especially when their revenue stream is reduced less due to fewer races taking place.

Official announcement issued by FIA: “All stakeholders discussed further the current situation of the 2020 season and the options that F1 will respond to the global pandemic challenges COVID-19 brings. again.”

In addition to the current financial situation, racing teams have agreed to use the 2020 car chassis for the 2021 season and suspend the development of other parts to be discussed later.

As noted above, the 2020 technical regulation will be rolled over to the 2021 season with further details to be discussed. The most significant of which is that the chassis of this season will continue to be used next year.

In addition, the development of aerodynamics under the new standard will be banned until the end of 2020. Thus, the racing team can only start researching new technical regulations from next year. The move is aimed at helping financially hard-hit teams “breathe” during these difficult times.

McLaren will need to have another plan to get the Mercedes “home” engine in its new car and this project will surely create a significant expense.

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Austria and England are most likely to organize 4 opening stages

Austria and England are the most likely candidates to host 4 opening stages of the Formula 1 (F1) season in 2020.

On April 27, Mr. Chase Carey, President of F1 World, sent a letter to partners to inform about the expected schedule of this year’s F1 season.

According to Mr. Carey, the first race of this season is expected to be held in Austria from July 3-5, after which the next races are scheduled to take place in continental Asia, Europe (Eurasia), Asia and the US in September, October and November.

Plans are underway so the season can start in Austria with two consecutive races on the weekends on July 5 and 12, before F1 to the UK and two more consecutive races at the end of July or early August if the governments of the two countries approve.

The Austrian government and the Styrian government have now confirmed they will not prevent the Red Bull Ring from holding a race in July, provided the race takes place behind closed doors with a minimum number of employees that attend

In fact, it also depends on the implementation of strict safety measures, including having all teams previously undergo medical examinations and those with negative results given special passports. allow them to go to Austria.

It should be added that to ensure the schedule does not fall below 10 races, Liberty Media is planning to organize consecutive races on consecutive weekends at the same venue, with employees of teams, radio and television are all isolated in the hotel between the races.

According to the assessment, the Spielberg area is an ideal location for the first race because the Austrian government not only started to relax socially but the Red Bull Ring race is located in the countryside, far from populated areas. Spielberg also has a local airport on site, allowing for easy access without compromising the health of the locals.

F1 Silverstone International Racetrack in England

Likewise is the British Silverstone race track, which is expected to hold 2 consecutive races in 2 consecutive weeks and has no fans, the media. It is expected this week that the British government will discuss the timing for some sporting events to take place, although the rules for social spacing are only relaxed by the end of May.

At least the F1 can take place will bring hope to the racing teams and fans after months of social separation.

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F1 plans to organize three consecutive routes in the UK

The F1 organizers want to organize three consecutive races in the UK, to cover the financial deficit because of Covid-19, according to Racefans.

After the meeting between FIA and F1 on 16/4, this year’s F1 season can start from the Austrian stage. While most European countries have closed the border indefinitely, Austria has begun to relax the border this week. The race for the Red Bull Ring is scheduled for July 5, but is subject to change.

After that, Liberty Media – the owner of F1 – plans to organize three consecutive races at Silverstone racecourse. These races will have no spectators, to ensure the safety of participants. The race is still broadcast on television, or over the internet.

Silverstone can take place in three consecutive races this season

The three races at Silverstone in four weeks also help the team reduce travel costs. There are seven out of 10 racing teams based in the UK. And Ferrari, Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo will arrange accommodation near Silverstone.

The F1 Organizing Committee also drafts the cost and aerodynamic regulations, making it possible for racing teams to attend the entire season.

Silverstone was the opening stage of the first season in F1 history, in 1950. Mercedes has won six of the last seven seasons here.

Sebastian Vettel and McLaren boss want F1 back later than expected

Sebastian Vettel and McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl agreed that F1 should not rush back. Both insisted that Formula 1 racing should only be official once all teams and staff members of the tournament were safe.

The Covid-19 pandemic made the F1 2020 season severely affected with 8 races canceled and postponed. Although Sebastian Vettel admits he is very competitive in F1 cars, Ferrari drivers insist that the collective sport needs maximum safety.