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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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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.

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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.