F1 racing

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.

F1 racing

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.