F1 racing

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.

F1 racing

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.

Racing in the UK

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.

British Grand Prix

The racing teams support the start of the Formula 1 this season

Formula 1 racing is under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic when it was continuously delayed on the start of the competition. However, recently the racing teams have voiced support about the time the tournament starts.

Austria Grand Prix is ​​supported by many racing teams, which is the starting place of the F1 2020 season.

Accordingly, the F1 season has been forced to postpone up to 9 times from the beginning of the season until now. The nearest race is scheduled to be held in France on June 28.

But the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic forced the President of France to extend the national blockade order until 11 May and may continue until mid-July. Therefore, it is likely that the F1 race in France is highly affected when the situation has not had positive changes in this country.

In the event the French race is postponed, Austria will be the venue for the start of the F1 2020 season on 5-7. Meanwhile, the F1 2020 season will have only 12 races to take place according to the original schedule.

And according to the information, the racing teams are very supportive of the F1 2020 season starting to start from the race in Austria, also known as the Austrian Grand Prix. This opinion has received the approval of many fans. Several other racing teams have also planned to prepare for the race to take place at the Red Bull Ring racetrack, after the end of the holiday.

In addition, the Austrian Government basically did not object to the organization of the race in this country. However, the organizers and the teams will have to ensure maximum safety, and accept the competition without spectators.

As expected, the Austrian Grand Prix (race in Austria) will take place on 5-7, then to the British Grand Prix (race in England) 2 weeks later.

Racing drivers

F1 racing legend Stirling Moss died at the age of 90

Sir Stirling Moss, a legendary British racer, died at the age of 90 after a long battle with illness. He died in the arms of his family on April 12. His departure has caused speed enthusiasts to suffer a living legend. Many F1 teams and riders also shared their grief in the media.

Sir Stirling Moss is considered one of the great monuments in the F1 race of the world despite not having won any championship. He is admired by many for this sport due to his talent as well as his discipline in competition. In 1962, he retired after a serious accident on the track. However, he continued to devote to the development of this speed sport until his death.

Born in 1929, Stirling Moss started his professional racing career in 1948 with the Cooper 500 race. During his entire career, Sir Stirling Moss won 212 race wins out of the 529 races it took. He also finished 16th in a total of 66 F1 races with a record of 4 times runner-up and 3 times ranked 3 all season.

In 1955, he joined Mercedes-Benz racing team with his best teammate and driver Juan Manuel Fangio. Fangio was also the one who defeated Moss in the race to win the championship that year. However, it was Moss who set an unprecedented record at the Mille Miglia race in Italy with the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR bearing 722 when returning to Fangio until 32 minutes.

According to Sir Stirling Moss’s account, Fangio gave him a drink of “panacea” before the race, and despite not knowing what this was, Moss accepted to try. After 10 hours and 7 minutes of playing on the same record, Sir Stirling Moss continued driving all night with his girlfriend to Cologne, had breakfast in Munich and had lunch in Stuttgart.

In tribute to his resounding victory for the racing team, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren even produced special supercar tributes to him as a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition – 722 is also a wearable number of the 300 SLR car that Moss drove. More specifically, the SLR Stirling Moss version was launched in 2009, which is limited to 75 units worldwide. Factory price of this model at launch up to 1 million.

In 1961, Moss was voted BBC’s sports face of the year by the BBC. He was also knighted in 2000 by the Royal Family, received the Segrave Trophy in 2005 as well as the gold medal awarded by the FIA ​​for outstanding contribution to racing in 2006.

Racing in the UK

F1 racing teams produce anti-Covid-19 medical devices

Seven F1 racing teams responded to the UK government’s call for assistance in the production of medical equipment, while Ferrari contributed to the pandemic in Italy.

Seven racing teams are based in the UK, including Haas, McLaren, Mercedes, Racing Point, Red Bull, Renault and Williams. They partnered with F1 to implement the Pitlane Project, helping the British government in the production of medical devices.

This project focuses on three main workloads, with different scopes. The first is to produce current medical devices using reverse engineering. The second is to support increased production of ventilators at the request of the government. Pitland also designed quickly, created a prototype of a new device, then registered and produced it.

In its official announcement, F1 outlines how the teams will use the expertise of each team to help the country in this difficult time.

In each workflow, Pitlane will gather the resources and competencies of each member racing team, focusing on the core capabilities of F1 such as fast design, prototype making, testing and assembly. F1’s unique ability to respond quickly to technical and technological challenges allows its team to become familiar with the requirements of the engineering equipment manufacturing industry.

The sudden increase in the number of nCoV infections in the UK has led to a shortage of ventilators. Last week, the government called on the industry to help meet its goal of producing 30,000 new ventilators in the coming months. According to the Telegraph, this device can reduce 50% of the critical cases caused by Covid-19.

The Mercedes racing team is working with engineers from the University of London, connecting with clinicians at University Hospital London (ULCH) to manufacture positive airway pressure devices (CPAP), providing oxygen to the lungs without ventilator.

Forty new devices have been shipped to ULCH and three other hospitals in London. If the tests go well, Mercedes can produce up to 1,000 CPAPs per day.

Ferrari has also used technical expertise to assist the Italian government against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as donating 10 million euros in support of the Italian Civil Protection Department.

British Grand Prix

Interesting statistics about British motorcycle Grand Prix

Max Verstappen set a record as the youngest racer to win an F1 race after winning the Spanish GP 2016. Also set a record for the youngest racer on the podium and the youngest racer to ever lead at least 1 lap.

This is the 6th consecutive year Silverstone has hosted the MotoGP race since 2010 after a period of 23 years of no organization. Here are some interesting statistics and figures related to this race:

The first MotoGP race held at Silverstone was in 1977. This is also the first time in the UK to host a MotoGP race. Prior to 1977, UK-branded races were held on the Isle of Man since 1949. Later UK races were no longer held on the Isle of Man for safety reasons.

The first race to win Silverstone in 1977 was Pat Hennen (Suzuki 500cc); Kork Ballington (Yamaha 250 and 350cc) and Pierluigi Conforti (Morbidelli 125cc).

The original length of Silverstone is 4.71km (from 1977 to 1986); the record of this period is Kenny Robert (Yamaha) set in 1983 with an average speed of 192.2km per h.

After 10 consecutive years held at Silverstone, the UK Race was transferred to Donington Park racetrack in 1987.

By 2010, the UK race was transferred to Silverstone, the length of this time Silverstone is 5.9 km. Silverstone is also the longest race in this year’s schedule.

The most winning Grand Pix in the UK is Valentino Rossi with 7 wins (125cc 1 time, 250cc 1 time, 500cc 2 times, MotoGP 3 times) but all these victories take place at the racetrack. Donington Park.

The drivers with the most wins in Siverstone are Kork Ballington and Angel Nieto with 6 victories for each.

Since the UK race returned to Silverstone, only 2 riders won more than once here, which is Jorge Lorenzo with 3 victories in 2010, 2012, 2013 in both MotoGP and Marc Marquez with 2 victories (125cc in 2010 and MotoGP 2014).

There are 12 British riders on the podium at Silverstone; but only two riders have ever won: Ian McConnachie (80cc in 1996) and Scott Redding (Moto2 in 2013).

Since MotoGP returned to Silverstone, the highest achievement of a British driver in MotoGP class is Cal Cruthlow’s 6th in 2012.

Yamaha won the last 3/5 races (all belonged to Jorge Lorenzo); The remaining 2 victories belong to Honda. The highest achievement of Ducati is only 2 times Nicky Hayden in fourth place in 2010 and 2011. As for Suzuki, it is 5th place of Alvarô Bautista in 2011.


Lando Norris – a news prodigy of England in F1 car racing

The mist racing F1 sports fan is probably no longer worried about a future successor to Lewis Hamilton’s throne because they have the prodigy Lando Norris.

Lando Norris was born in 1999 in Bristol and has Anglo-Belgian nationality, his father Adam Norris is one of Bristol’s richest people and the 501st richest person in England. His family then moved to Glastonbury to allow him to pursue his racing career.

After initially having an interest in motor racing, Norris switched from preferring to 4-wheel racing when his father took him and his brother to watch a Super 1 Kart National Championship at the local racetrack. He started his racing career at the age of 7 when he won podium at his first national event.

In 2013, Norris won the World Karting Championships held in Bahrain, WSK Euro Series and CIK-FIA European and CIK-FIA Supercup. The following year, he won the CIK-FIA KF World Championship, with Ricky Flynn Motorsport, thereby making him the youngest world championship winner.

F1 career of Lando Norris

In February 2017, Norris was signed as a young racer with McLaren. In August 2017, he tested the McLaren F1 in a mid-season test and had the second fastest lap on the second test day at Hungaroring.In November 2017, Norris became the driver of the project.

Official McLaren equipment for the F1 2018 season. On August 24, 2018, Norris participated in the 1st free trial race at the Belgian Grand Prix for McLaren, driving No. 47. On September 3, 2018, Norris had was notified to drive for McLaren for the Formula One World Championship 2019, in partnership with Carlos Sainz Jr.

Norris finished 12th in his first race in Australia, and the next race in Bahrain, he made a strong effort to finish 6th, scoring the first point at F1. In the Chinese Grand Prix, he was the first to give up and finish in 8th place at the race in Azerbaijan.

In Japan, Norris started in 5th place but collided with Alexander Albon so he only finished in 11th place. At the next race in Mexico, Norris’ bad luck continued while in fifth place. 7, an improperly fitted wheel made him give up.

Norris finished the season with three other strong drives leading to the end of the consecutive point. Norris finished his first season at 11th place in the championship with 49 points, behind teammate Sainz. In July 2019, Norris signed a multi-year contract to stay with McLaren for next season and more.

Racing in the UK

The motor races canceled, postponed or rescheduled due to coronavirus

Like any other sports, motor sport has been strongly hit due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Formula 1 has been postponed until at least June, with disruption to the Formula E, NASCAR, WEC, and Moto GP calendars too.

Formula 1 has announced that the season’s first grand prix won’t take place until at least June. The Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed to September, and racing events all around the world are going to be bare for the next few months.

Coronavirus pandemic has cut a swathe through 2020 championship schedules worldwide, with international series affected as well as domestic competitions, such as the World Endurance Championship (WEC), Formula E, NASCAR, and MotoGP. All have canceled multiple events while further disruption is expected since the virus outbreak keeps going on.

Most of the series are no longer aiming to restart by a certain date. However, monitor the situation as much as possible between the relaxation of restrictions and before the end of the year.

Since Formula 1 has brought forward its summer shutdown, more races can be planned in August. Meanwhile, WEC will suspend the start of next season.

In Britain, Motorsport UK, governing four-wheeled motor sport in the country, has delayed all event permits until the end of June – at the earliest. The British Touring Car Championship is also looking to cram in races before the end of the year.

The FIA, motor sport’s governing body, has set up a “crisis cell” meeting every other day in order to consider the latest disruptions and decide on race cancellations or postponement.

F1 has ripped up its calendar after the cancelation of the Australian Grand Prix, just two hours before the first practice was planned to start, following a confirmed infected case in the McLaren team.


Pure ETCR opens a new chapter in electric car racing (part 3)


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