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Top 10 best F1 drivers of all time and their impressive earnings (Part 1)

Formula 1 (F1) is an annual international racing event that first took place in the 1950s. Owned by Formula One Group, this race is organized by the International Motor Federation (FIA).

As the fastest racing world in the world and undergoing many races (Grand Prix) in different countries each season, F1 is not for athletes “mentally weak” or novice. It is not surprising that the champions in F1 history are very tough racers and have extremely “huge” income.

Here are the 10 best racers in F1 history and how much they make.

10. Nikki Lauda

Ranked 10th on this list, Nikki Lauda is a monument in F1 history. He has 25 Grand Prix victories in his career and 3 times won the championship and is also the only F1 driver to bring the championship to both Ferrari and McLaren teams.

Once, Lauda nearly died in an accident, but just a few weeks later he returned to play and won continuously. In 2019, he died at the age of 70, leaving a fortune of about $ 200 million.

9. Jim Clark

Not only two times F1 champion, but British driver Jim Clark also participated in many other racing competitions. In his F1 career, he has 25 Grand Prix victories. Clark died in an accident at Formula 2 F2) in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968, at the age of 32.

British driver Jim Clark participated in many racing competitions

8. Jackie Stewart

Fans called Jackie Stewart by nickname “Flying Scot” because of his ability to top speed. This year 80 years old, Stewart has 21 Grand Prix victories in his career in F1 racing, winning 3 times and at least 2 times finishing runner-up.

This achievement was even more remarkable when he learned that Stewart had serious dyslexia (Dyslexia). His net worth is about $ 50 million.

7. Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell, who retired in 1995, owned a long and successful competitive career with one world championship and 31 Grand Prix victories. At the peak of his career, he was the most popular British F1 driver, to the point that many racing tournaments were named after him. Mansell’s net worth is estimated at $ 90 million.

6. Fernando Alonso

Spanish racer Fernando Alonso has won the F1 championship twice, and both times are final victories over legendary Michael Schumacher. During his playing career, he had 32 Grand Prix victories and was considered the end of Michael Schumacher’s golden age. Alonso owns an estimated net worth of $ 240 million.

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Hamilton also equalized the legendary Michael Schumacher’s record 91 races

On the day Nadal makes a miracle at Roland Garros, the world’s leading F1 driver Lewis Hamilton also has his own joy. The British star overcame many difficulties (second starting only, due to not winning the pole in the qualifying race) to finish No. 1 at the Eifel Grand Prix (Germany).

Hamilton’s victory was multiplied by that time it was the 91st run of his career. This achievement helps the 6-time world champion to balance the previous record set by legendary Michael Schumacher.

In terms of individual achievements, this is clearly a record that will be difficult to break in the future. After the legendary Schumacher, Hamilton is considered a worthy successor when he continuously shows his class at a very different level than the rest of the F1 world racing village .

Next time, Hamilton has 6 more races to be able to surpass Schumacher, thereby creating the history of F1 racing. It is not too much to say that Lewis Hamilton inscribed his name in the temple of the F1 legends. When Schumacher won his 7th and last title in 2004, neither Hamilton nor his rival Sebastian Vettel (four times), had yet to debut F1.

Very few people think of Schumacher’s record being broken, but, Hamilton has gradually created a unique position over the years to approach the achievement of the man. The star born in 1985 is approaching the 7th championship and at that time, perhaps many people call Hamilton a true sports “legend”.

Lewis Hamilton is the richest sports athlete in the UK

6-time world champion F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been ranked as the richest sports athlete in the UK with a fortune of up to £ 224 million.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic causing great damage to the global economy, Sun Sports magazine recently announced a list of the richest sports stars in the UK.

Hamilton is richest athlete in the UK with 224 million pounds

Accordingly, each F1 driver championship 6 times world Lewis Hamilton became the winner with a mass of up to 224 million asset table. With the successes on the Formula 1 track, plus the huge remuneration of the Mercedes team (contract 40 million pounds/year), Hamilton is truly one of the most successful racers in history.

In second place, Rory McIlroy is a sports star with a net worth of up to 170 million pounds. The British golfer has just returned to number one golfer in the world golf rankings in February 2020.

It is worth mentioning in the Top 50 richest people in the field of sports, young stars occupy 18 positions. Notably, Anthony Joshua is the only non-footballer on the list. After 2 matches with Andy Ruiz Jr, the puncher owns 4 heavy boxing championship belts, bringing the total value of assets to 107 million pounds.

In another development, Gareth Bale is the richest man in his 30s and under, and ranks above many other football stars. Over the past few years, Bale has proven to be a very good star in the business sector even as Europe is in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not to mention he is still receiving a salary of 350,000 pounds per week at Real Madrid.

Ranked after Gareth Bale and Anthony Joshua are both famous players playing in the Premier League, including Paul Pogba (£ 50 million), Kevin De Bruyne or David de Gea (£ 34 million).

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Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years (Part 2)

Verstappen was a little bit short of a surprise win, but 2nd place also gave him and Red Bull the first odium at Silverstone since 2016. This is the second consecutive leg Hamilton and Verstappen finished in two leading positions. Leclerc, after two consecutive empty races, Ferrari’s driver has had the second podium this year with third place in this race.

Ricciardo and Renault have an unexpectedly successful track

Daniel Ricciardo balances his best performance for Renault to fourth place and gives the French team the best results since his return to the F1 team in 2016. Team-mate Esteban Ocon finishes 6th and ‘pocket’ an extra 20 points for the team.

Ocon finished 8th, 7th, and 6th in the last 3 British GP races he attended. This is Renault’s best record at Silverstone since they won with Fernando Alonso in 2006. Lando Norris has the third leg to score at home, also the third time he is in the top 5 for McLaren this season. Alex Albon and Lance Stroll both got the first time in the race at Silverstone when they finished 8th and 9th, respectively.

Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years

Vettel never finished 10th in the main race during the 240 starting stages of his career until the 2020 season. In the past four races, the four-time world champion has finished 10th place twice, in the first leg in Austria and in Silverstone. Thereby, “warhorse” has the second double point of this season.

Hulkenberg lost his chance to enter the main race due to an engine failure not to explode

Unfortunately, the car had a problem that could not start the engine so the chance of ‘The Hulk’ has ended since the race has not yet started. This is the third time in F1 career, Hulkenberg could not start the race after 2 times at Australian GP 2013 for Sauber and Belgian GP 2015 for Force India.

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Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years (Part 1)

Lance Stroll has never passed Q1 at Silverstone in the previous entries until the Canadian driver ranked 6th. Pierre Gasly had set the exact same timeline as Stroll in Q2 but was eliminated due to Stroll completing that lap first.

Gasly’s teammate also started in the top 3, but Alex Albon was only 12th and was eliminated in Q2 in the second leg in a row. Last year, the Thai driver even entered Q3 with Toro Rosso and ranked ninth.

Alfa Romeo continues a series of disappointing achievements when no car has passed Q1 in the past 4 races. The main driver Kimi Raikkonen went through 5 stages but could not participate in Q2, a career record of “snowman”, and he was even 3-1 lead by teammate Antonio Giovinazzi in the score.

The main race

A race that brings a lot of deep sadness to many riders, especially those who have experienced unfortunate tire problems in the final laps. However, with his excellent skills, Lewis Hamilton brought his one-wheeled “disabled” Mercedes W11 to the finish line first and won the 7th at Silverstone, reaching a record for the racer with many races. The best home field in history, surpassing Alain Prost with 6 times French GP coronation.

Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years

Leclerc luckily won the 2nd podium in 2020

The Mercedes star also set a new record for the number of races in the first place from start to finish, surpassing the 19-stage achievement of the idol Senna. The British driver’s victory is the 87th time he has won an F1 race and is only 4 times behind Michael Schumacher’s record.

In addition, the number 44 handlebar just needs to finish the top 3 once more to balance the 155 achievements on the podium of the German legend.

Hamilton had a winning hat-trick after four completed stages from the beginning of the season. In the past, there were 2 seasons in 2014 and 2015 where he did the same thing, and he also won the championship in those seasons.

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British GP statistics: Lewis Hamilton continues to get more records

British GP has a ‘heart-warming’ ending to many people, especially with Mercedes. This team is still happy when their champions continues to win deservedly and set many new impressive records.

The third pole in a row in 2020 is also the 91st pole of Lewis Hamilton‘s career, but more importantly, this achievement helps him hold a new record – the first driver to get 7 poles in the home race.

Meanwhile, Mercedes is also the first team to have 8 consecutive poles at a racetrack in history, stretching from the 2013 season. That number will likely increase to 9 in the next leg next weekend.

Hamilton has 20 races leading all races in his career

This is also the 65th time that the “black pearl” of England has the fastest achievement on Saturday for the team nicknamed “silver arrow”, the number is equal to the pole achievement in the career of legend Ayrton Senna, whom Hamilton always revered and idolized.

Hamilton has 20 races leading all races in his career

Besides, this race is also the 25th time a British driver has won the first starting position in British GP. Hamilton has started for Mercedes a total of 144 races so far, and he also made his first 100 starts for the German team. Mercedes also continued to take the lead with the record of taking the first full line with 66th in history.

Compared to 2019, Mercedes’ ranking performance improved by 0.7 seconds, while Red Bull and Ferrari were both about 0.2 to 0.3 seconds slower with their best performance.

But thanks to the efforts of Max Verstappen, he and Red Bull for the first time since 2016 started in the top 3 at Silverstone. Meanwhile, Ferrari has its best 7th-day performance in 2020 with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel balancing 2-2 in terms of individual head-to-head scores.

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Lewis Hamilton leveled Michael Schumacher’s record

A historic Sunday at the Nurburgring. After 7 years F1 returned to the German racetrack, F1 racing village has witnessed the great record of 91 winning races leveled by champion Lewis Hamilton. From here he has come a long way to winning the 7th world championship in 2020.

Valtteri Bottas is the winner of the pole position with a new track record – 1 minute 25,269 seconds, his third starting start this season. He has improved 16 places from the only time he went to the racetrack in the past, in 2013 for the Williams racing team, his first F1 season.

Lewis Hamilton ranked No. 2 and brought in the 72nd time Mercedes took the first line

Lewis Hamilton ranked No. 2 and brought in the 72nd time Mercedes took the first line, also the 400th stage in the history of a Mercedes motor vehicle to start in the top 2.

Hamilton and Schumacher both had 91 F1 wins

In 4 of the last 5 F1 races taking place at the Nurburgring, the winners all started 2nd place – including Hamilton himself in 2011. Max Verstappen ranked 3rd in the 5th leg of the last 8 races. when Charles Leclerc and Ferrari got their best Saturday results since the British GP – seven races ago. Alex Albon is only the fourth time this season is in the top 5 in the ranking run

Daniel Ricciardo won sixth for Renault, in the same position he did for Toro Rosso during his previous Nurburgring visit in 2013. Lando Norris beat teammate Carlos Sainz for the first time in six races when both ranked 8 and 10.

Hamilton and Schumacher both had 91 F1 wins

Alternating between them was Sergio Perez, the Racing Point driver whose worst Saturday (dry) performance this year. Sebastian Vettel – the most recent winner here – was eliminated in Q2 and ranked 11th only.

Verstappen targets the final top 2 in 2020

Pierre Gasly (12th) ranked above teammate Daniil Kvyat for the 9th time in 11 races. The Russian driver started 11th or 12th in the last 5 races, but at the Eifel GP, he only got 13th. Antonio Giovinazzi has the best ranking of the year with 14th place, also the first time he passed.

In contrast, the remaining driver of Alfa Romeo, who will become F1’s most experienced driver with the 323 starting stage, begins the race in the last row.

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Changes in the development of the F1 race over the past 70 years (Part 2)

1970: Lotus introduced the aerodynamic principle of the ground effect that provides enormous downforce and greatly increases the speed of turning.

Reforming safety standards (1980 – present)

1982 – 1990: The replacement of aluminum with a firmer material rather than carbon fiber in the construction of a chassis minimizes loss of life on F1 races.

The FIA ​​unexpectedly baned performance-enhancing electronic technologies

1994: The FIA ​​unexpectedly baned performance-enhancing electronic technologies, leading to quite a few racing cars no longer maintaining the required level of safety while their capacity is steadily increasing year by year.

The consequences were the deaths of legendary racer Ayrton Senna and Austrian racing driver Roland Ratzenberger. Since then, safety has become F1’s top concern.

2003: FIA adopted the head and neck safety support system (HANS), which reduces the force applied to the head by over 65%, nearly 90% of the force applied to the driver’s neck in all cases, minimizing the Injury can happen.

2017: FIA adopted a HALO – titanium device, weighs about 9kg with 3 main axes, the front axle is located in the center of the body in front of the cockpit, 2 side axes extend to the back, covering the seating position of the racer.

In 2017, FIA adopted a HALO

In 2010, FIA removed the old scoring system 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for 8 riders at the beginning of each stage. Instead, the top 10 drivers in each race will be graded on a 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale. FIA officials believe that the 7-point gap between the first and second place holders, instead of just 2 points, will make the races more drastic.

Most recently, in 2019, F1 organizers issued a new rule with the content. There were Bonus 1 extra point for the driver to achieve the fastest lap (the fastest lap time) to encourage the racers to reach the highest speed. Teams with the fastest lap drivers will also be awarded points. However, to be awarded points, the rider must be ranked in the top 10 of the race.

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Changes in the development of the F1 race over the past 70 years (Part 1)

Few people know what the “formula” in the name of the most prestigious race on the planet means and how it has changed over the past 70 years.

The formula in the name Formula – F1 is the term for a system of rules that apply in the tournament, which requires all participating teams to comply. The innovations of the formula over time are a contributor to the appeal and uniqueness of this world’s No. 1 racing race.

Expanding the range with a variety of styles

Formula 1 racing has its origins in the European Motor Racing Grand Prix in the 1920s and 1930s. However, it was not until 1946 that the rules of the tournament were adopted by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) standardization and official races were first held in 1950.

Europe is the cradle of F1. However, the endless passion of the fans with the fast-paced tracks spread to North America, South America, and then Asia, making F1 become the No. 1 racing worldwide.

F1 race in Australia

In Asia, China, Malaysia, Singapore held the first F1 races in 2008. The United Arab Emirates began hosting in 2009.

Up to now, half of F1’s races have been held outside of Europe with separate and unique tracks in each host country and region, thereby offering very different F1 race year by year.

Improving technology, focusing more on safety

1950: The first F1 tournament was held in Silverstone, England. This season, the racing teams use pre-World War cars like Alfa’s 158.

1959: The first major technological innovation – Cooper’s re-production of mid-range motor cars – won Australian driver Jack Brabham’s world championship in 1959, 1960, and 1966.

1961: All the riders in the competition have switched to mid-range motor cars.

The BRM on F1 in 1960 track

1962 – 1973: Colin Chapman – designer and founder of Team Lotus introduce the car with an aluminum chassis attached to the body instead of traditional chassis design. This innovation has put the British team to dominate the F1 track with 12 championships.

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The first Tuscan GP race found its first champion in history

After 3 persistent races in just one afternoon (3 times starting from the line), the first Tuscan GP race found the first champion in history. Hamilton successfully defended his starting advantage at the pole to win the race at Mugello racecourse. Here are detailed statistics of this race.

Champion Lewis Hamilton

Champion Lewis Hamilton continued to show impressive form and added a bit of luck to reach the first pole in Tuscan GP race history. He won the 69th pole with his Mercedes racing team. Previously, Hamilton also finished first at British GP 2020.

Mercedes has now had seven consecutive “lockdowns” for the first time in a row and they are approaching the 9-stage record they ever made in the 2014-15 period. This is the 3rd of the last 4 races that the top 3 fastest drivers are Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and Max Verstappen, respectively.

Meanwhile, the fourth-place belonged to the remaining Red Bull driver, Alex Albon. This is the highest starting position of the Thai driver at F1, the last time he achieved at the opening stage at the Red Bull Ring.

The first Tuscan GP championship went to the racer # 44

During Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th anniversary race, Charles Leclerc reached Q3 for the first time since the Spanish GP and won 5th place. And teammate Sebastian Vettel continued to be eliminated in Q2 and ranked 14th, even also lost to Kimi Raikkonen – 13th place – in the Alfa Romeo. However, the German driver is only 0.053 seconds away from being eliminated in Q1.

Sergio Perez has a 6th ranking result but is fined 1 place for the collision at FP2. This helps Lance Stroll in the back to be promoted and has the 5th leg of the top 6 in the last 7 races. Lando Norris (McLaren) was unable to make the Q3 debut since last year’s Brazilian GP, ​​ending the 9 consecutive Q3 appearances for the young British driver.

Albon also had its first podium F1 in his career

Albon also had its first podium F1 in his career

Hamilton had the third time in his career crowned in the first leg at a racetrack after two races in Austin in 2012 and Sochi 2014. He set a new record when this was the 222nd scoring stage in his career, surpassing the legendary Schumacher. Besides, the 42nd leg of the consecutive ranked finish helps the # 44 driver break Nick Heidfeld’s previous performance and have an F1 record of his own.

His 90th win in the English driver career took him one step closer to Schumacher’s 91st mark, and he might balance it on the next leg at Sochi.

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Hamilton won the pole at the Grand Prix Tuscan

Lewis Hamilton beat the Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, to get the starting right on the Mugello track, Ferrari’s home ground.

The 1-minute 15,144-second achievement performed by Hamilton in the classification round on September 12 was only faster than Bottas’s performance of 0.059 seconds. Red Bull Max Verstappen racer was far behind 0.35 seconds, but still easily took the right to start third, just ahead of teammate Alexander Albon.

Meanwhile, the fifth place in the home qualifying round is considered an encouraging result for Charles Leclerc in the context of his Ferrari having many difficulties in the 1000 race. The remaining member of Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel is only starting 14th.

Engine power, experience were promoted at the right time and luckily helped Hamilton achieve the highest ranking achievement on the Mugello race, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy on September 12.

Bottas soon proved to be a fierce competitor to Hamilton at Mugello by leading all three test runs. In the qualifying round, the Finnish driver of the Mercedes team continued to play on par with Hamilton.

Bottas was 0.029 seconds faster than his teammate in the first qualifying round (Q1). In Q2, Hamilton regained his original position when he outperformed Bottas by 0.013 seconds. By the first turn of Q3, the British driver continued to widen the gap when he appeared first on the track and achieved 1 minute 15,144 seconds.

Bottas followed suit, but only managed 1 minute 15,203 seconds, 0.059 seconds behind Hamilton. Verstappen ran after the Mercedes team in the first run and only achieved 1 minute 15,546 seconds.

The second run of Q3

In the second run of Q3, Hamilton continued to be early on the track, but he did not improve his performance, only achieving 1 minute 15.318 seconds of results. Verstappen raised the record to 1 minute 15,509 seconds but not enough to surpass the Mercedes duo.

Running was almost the last, but Bottas could not beat his teammates when Esteban Ocon (Renault) drives away caused the yellow flag to be raised. The cars had to slow down, so the Finnish driver could not pass the first run.

Before the Mugello race, Leclerc predicted Ferrari would not be as inferior as the previous two races at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza. However, the Monaco driver probably did not dare to think of him starting fifth, after only four cars from Mercedes and Red Bull. In contrast, teammate Vettel still dived at the bottom of the middle group and was 0.534 seconds slower than Leclerc.