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The way the youth tournament is organized will be changed in 2021

Along with Formula 1, lower form Formula 2 and Formula 3 have also finished successfully this 2020 season. To reduce the cost of organizing these two races in the coming years, the organization of the F2 and F3 races from 2021 will be significantly changed. Besides, another racing format will also be supported by F1 from next year.

F2 season in 2020 has officially ended after the Sakhir GP race took place over the weekend. Mick Schumacher won the championship title this year after a choking race against his direct competitor with Ferrari youth academy, Callum Ilott.

Mick ended the season after 12 races (24 races), taking 2 wins and another 8 podia, earning 215 points. So the Prema Racing team has won all four titles of both F2 and F3 prizes – 2 team titles, the F3 individual title for Oscar Piastri (Australia), and the F2 title for Mick.

Prema Racing acquired all 4 titles in the F2 and F3 tournaments in 2020

By 2021, the F2 and F3 prizes, belonging to the “Road to F1” system, agreed on a change plan to better control the organizational budget. Specifically, the cost of renting engines and parts will be significantly reduced, along with costs related to logistics and transportation.

The way the youth tournament is organized will be changed in 2021

The organizers decided to keep the car design for the next 3 years with F2, starting from 2021. The 2019 F3 car design is likely to be maintained for the next 4 seasons.

Another factor that directly affects the cost is the number of races per season. So the organizer thinks that the most effective way to reduce spending is to reduce the venue but keep the total number of races intact. Currently, two races will take place at each F2 and F3 venue, but from 2021 this number will increase to three.

F2 season will include 8 races (Grand Prix – GP), so there will be a total of 24 races. That means racing teams can save up to 1/3 on logistics costs. With the F3, the GP number will be 7, equivalent to 21 races, more than in 2020.

To achieve that, F2 and F3 will not be able to hold the same race weekend with F1, as it is impossible to arrange up to 6 races in an already very busy schedule. Therefore, F2 and F3 will take turns participating in F1 races.

At F2 2021, the season will begin at the end of the 2020 season, the Bahrain international race on the weekend of March 26-28. The tournament will take a break for nearly 2 months before the start of the tour in Europe in Monaco on May 20-22.

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Top 10 best F1 drivers of all time and their impressive earnings (Part 2)

5. Ayrton Senna

Ranked 5th on the list of the best-performing F1 drivers ever, Brazilian Ayrton Senna has 41 races and has stepped up to the highest podium three times in the final result.

It is estimated that Senna earned about $ 400 million, but has donated most of these assets to charities to help the needy. He died in a racing accident in 1994, at the age of 34, leaving great grief in the hearts of fans.

4. Alain Prost

French racer Allen Prost, who retired, won the throne four times in his career at F1. He has 51 times won the Grand Prix in his career on the track. Certainly, Prost has always been on the list of the best auto racers in the world, and is also one of the richest racers, with a fortune of about $ 185 million.

Allen Prost, who retired, won the throne four times in his career at F1

3. Sebastian Vettel

To date, Sebastian Vettel has won 53 Grand Prix victories and 4 championships. He is also the youngest person to win the F1 championship.

This German driver has competed for the Ferrari team since 2015 and is considered one of the best racers in the history of the race. He is also ranked 14th in the list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world by Forbes magazine. Vettel’s assets are estimated at $ 120 million.

2. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, the defending champion of F1, had 83 leg wins and six championships. The most recent time, this 1.74 British racer won the Mexican Grand Prix in 2019. In 2017, he broke legendary Michael Schumacher’s record for pole position (pole position – first starting position, only for those with the best trail runs) earned in a career.

Hamilton is also the richest young athlete in the country, with an estimated net worth of about $ 280 million. He is the highest-paid driver ever and is invited by many major brands to be the representative face. Therefore, there are many forecasts that Hamilton will sooner or later become the richest F1 driver in history.

1. Michael Schumacher

German legend Michael Schumacher has 91 race victories in the F1 seasons he attended, which holds the record for winning this prestigious race.

With seven championships in his career that ended in 2012, Schumacher is also the richest F1 driver in history with a net worth of 780 million USD. These assets are estimated based on the salary and bonuses Schumacher received from the two teams, Ferrari and Mercedes.

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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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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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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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Hamilton misses the fans when completing Silverstone without the audience

The current F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton recovered when he competed in his home race Silverstone without the audience.

Hamilton was the hero of F1 fans in England

The first three races of the F1 2020 season took place without an audience. Hamilton and the riders praised the organizers’ strict rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But the Mercedes team driver also acknowledged that the atmosphere of F1 was affected in the absence of the audience.

In the nearest leg on July 19 in Hungaroring, Hamilton finished first with a record of 1 hour 36 minutes and 12,473 seconds, helping Mercedes to win the third leg from the beginning of the season.

It was his eighth victory in Hungary, after 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019. He thus leveled the record for the number of victories in a race, by Michael Schumacher. The German legend won eight races in France, in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Hamilton won the Hungarian F1 race

Lewis Hamilton finished first in Hungaroring with a record of 1 hour 36 minutes 12,473 seconds on July 19, helping Mercedes win the third leg from the beginning of the season.

Leading the way for most of the race, Hamilton displayed excellent tire retention when far ahead of the competition. When the race was only four laps, he even had time to enter the pit to change soft tires, aiming to win the fastest-lap. The defending champion made no mistake, winning 26 points from Hungaroring.

Hamilton won eighth in Hungary, after 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019. He leveled the record for the number of victories in a race, by Michael Schumacher. The German legend won eight races in France, in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Hamilton proved unrivaled, but the “Best Racer” award went to the runner-up – Max Verstappen. Red Bull riders had an accident on the way out to prepare for departure.

Red Bull members rushed to fix the RB16 right on the starting line. Verstappen raced from seventh place but finished second. In the final rounds, he successfully defended the position against the attack from Valtteri Bottas.

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F1 racing confirms the schedule of the first 8 racing tracks

F1 officially confirmed the racing schedule for 8 opening stages of the 2020 season on its official fan page. Accordingly, the first two races will take place in Austria, the third will take place in Hungary, the 4-5 in the UK, the 6th in Spain, the 7th in Belgium and the 8th in Italy.

All races are performed without spectators, with the highest safety and epidemic prevention measures. The members will be tested for viruses before moving to the races and continuously during the course. Teams will rent private jets, keep their distance from each other, and stay in different hotels, travel by bus to minimize public exposure.

The remaining races will be announced in the coming weeks. F1 expects to have about 15-18 races for this season. FIA approved a ceiling budget cut for the F1 2021 race and a new sliding ratio rule with aerodynamic testing

The FIA ​​International Automobile Federation has approved the ceiling budgets of F1 racing teams after cutting and new sliding ratio rules with aerodynamic testing after voting at the World Motor Sports Council (FIA World).

The ceiling budget has been agreed by the racing teams and management boards, but after Wednesday’s voting results for the 2021 ceiling, the ceiling is reduced from $ 175 million per year to $ 145 million, and the roadmap of further cuts in subsequent years.

The new ceiling is the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, causing the 2020 season to be postponed and greatly affects the financial situation of the racing teams.

Wind tunnel test will apply the new sliding rate from next year

Another important announcement from Wednesday’s voting results regarding the development of a new sliding rate for aerodynamic testing will also be given for the 2021 season. The final table after the end of the season will allow more time for wind tunnel aerodynamics testing.

This new move will help close the gap between teams and reduce the competitive gap of large teams compared to teams with narrower financial resources.

FIA also announced a new law impacting undercarriage when exposed to the surface of racing cars by 2021.

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F1 racing: Challenges repeated after the opening race (Part 2)

Facing the current situation, the advantage was in favor of teammate Bottas. If the driver of the world championship six times wants to conquer more victories, he needs to put more effort and focus due to the limited number of races this season.

The racing team needs to fix the problem that occurred in the first race

The young driver Norris competed quite successfully for McLaren in the first race, he won 3rd place in the qualifying lap, won 3rd place on Podium after finishing 4th, just inferior to Hamilton 4.8s.

In this second race, with the achievements as well as the performance on the track of McLaren cars, hopefully, they will have the success of the first race.

Vettel in an interview before the second race revolved around future issues in the 2021 season, claiming he had contacted Renault and Red Bull for a new season position. However, Renault eventually chose Alonso, a two-time world champion, and has not participated in F1 races in recent seasons.

Alonso’s return in the 2021 season also created excitement for fans and the media. On the Red Bull side, their current mainstay steering wheel, Verstappen, said there was no reason not to stick with Albon.

Alonso will return to F1 in the Renault color scheme of the 2021 season

Drivers will still not be able to choose tires in the Red Bull Ring race, Pirelli will provide them with 2 sets of Hard tires (white border), 3 sets of Medium tires (yellow) and 8 sets of Soft tires (red).

Mercedes will still be the first choice. Verstappen with the incident on the car to give up in the first race and with his personality hope he will return to more intense competition.

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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.