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RICCIARDO: ‘SILENCE TURNS RACISM INTO THE WORSE CONDITION”

The racer Daniel Ricciardo encourages people to speak out loud about racism, which has become more serious recently.

“I have learned and gain a lot of interesting knowledge during recent weeks. I have read, watched, and opened my mind. It came to my mind that if you are not, and do not consider yourself as a racist, this is totally not enough. You have to speak it out loud with the viewing to educating yourself and the people around you. As I was taught that silence is also part of the problem which has been arisen recently.”, Ricciardo said to Sky Sports.

After the death of the American black man George Floyd, Ricciardo is one of F1 racers who posted most on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement. He criticizes racists and and provoke the struggle against racists of black men in American.

“I has watched several videos on Twitter or Instagram and felt that I had no clue of what have been happening, whether they were illegal or not? Not only just during a few weeks, months, but these racism issues have been taking place for years. It is better to think that these are unfolded. More and more people are giving it attention. I know that speaking it all out loud is good and you will not be judged through words of mouth.”, Ricciardo said.

Last week, the F1 champion F1 Lewis Hamilton took part in a protest within the Black Lives Matter Movement. Hamilton is the first and also the only black racer throughout F1 history. He was also the first one to speak things out loud and criticize the silence of the F1 community to the death of Floyd.

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CANCELLING 3 MORE F1 RACES

Some races such as Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have been crossed out of the competing schedule of 2020, according to the latest annoucement of F1 on the 12th, June.

” Because of the huge impact of Covid-19, we and other organizors decided to cancel the Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races. On some street races like Azerbaijan and Singapore, constructing and setting up the racecourse in the middle of the outbreak of the pandemic are impossible. While Japan is still executing the isolation policy, hence, decided not to held any races, this was written on the recent annoucement.

Therefore, 7 out of 22 races have been cancelled in this tournament. Apart from 3 above races, there have been Australia, Netherlands, Monaco and French.

6 races have been scheduled in this period from the 5th, July to the 6th, September which are Austria, Hungary, England, Spain, Belgium and Italy. Among all of them, Austria and England races will include 2 races.

Viet Nam is included in the group of other 9 left nations which are waiting for the final annoucement of F1 to release an alternative racing schedule, together with Bahrain, China, Canada, Russia, America, Mexico, Brazil and UAE. F1 will release the detailed information about these race before the tournament is kicked off on the 5th, July. The annoucement also revealed that: “We are trying to make progess in arranging the alternative plan for all of the races which are cancelled due to Covid-19. We are pleased to see all of the efforts of helding races of other organizers. The situation of the pandemic is still happening really hard-to-predict and not yet to be under control, therefore, every action needs to be done carefully. We had set up certain plans to organize these races as safe as possible.”

On the 11th of June, the manager of F1 Ross Brawn revealed that Bahrain and UAE will be the last races of this 2020 tournament.

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SAINZ: “I DID NOT COME TO FERRARI TO BE THE SECOND”

The newbie racer Carlos Sainz of Ferrari claimed that he is in full determination to be the number one racer but not a supernumerary for his teammate Charles Leclerc.

“The contract did not have the term to force me to become the second racer. They did say that the last goal of the whole team should be placed in the first position, however, did not offer me to be the supernumerary of anyone else.”, Sainz said to the Marca.

Saiz will take place for Sebastian Vettel, the main racer of Ferrari team since the next season. Many people assume that Ferrari took on Sainz to support Charles Leclerc – the young racer who had greatly showed off its ability as well as potential in the previous season.

“What I know is that I need to try my best and donate all of my time for Ferrari, and I will do everything to win. I do not pay attention to the color of the car. I behave almost the same way to all racers, we are competitors and have to compete with others. If something wrong happen, I will come up with the right decision. Do not worry.”, Sainz said.

In 2019, Sainz reached a new goal in his racing career after being ranked the third in the Grand Prix Brazil race. This is the first time this Spanish racer was on the top 3 in a F1 race.

When being asked if this title would decide whether he can sign a contract with Ferrari, Sainz replied: “There are a lot of factors. However, being on the top 3 of such an intense race in which I had to start at the last minute has made a huge impression on them. However, I thought that some years of competing for Toro Rosso or Renault offered me a lot of values. When an A-level racer like Ferrari wants to sign a contract with you, it means that they had to analyzed lots of factors.”, Sainz shared.

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FORMULA ONE RACING: FERRARI CONFIRMED THAT F1 RACING CARS’ SPEED IN 2019 WAS NOT AS HIGH AS OTHER CARS OF THE PREVIOUS RACES

Mr. Mattia Binotto who is the team principal of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One  revealed the causes which led to the dramatic decrease in F1 racing cars’ speed. He said that this was due to the F1’s obligation to new worldwide regulations about aerodynamics. 

Because of this decision, which was made by F1 Organization Department, a consequence had been long foreseen. During each round of the race, cars’ speed has been 1 second slower than those of  the previous years. This was because the total weight of cars were heavier as some parts of the car operation had been forced to change.  

However, Mattia Binotto believed that this change will not make F1 races less intense and interesting, as all F1 races were perfectly designed to maximize the racing cars as fastest as possible. At the same time, F1 races are becoming more fantastic with greater equity thanks to the adjustment of cars, which made them almost have the same weights.

“We have been making a prediction that the effect on cars’ speeds will be 1,5 second each round. This data is recorded from the first time Ferrari racing cars after being under adjustment were tested on a wind tunnel.” Mattia Binotto explained. “ Because of the fact that these cars are much heavier than those last year, and the aerodynamics operation – especially the front bumpers – had been greatly simplified.

“This is also what we expected the adjusted cars to be. Therefore, the main problem now only lies on how to maintain the speed of 1,5 seconds throughout the whole race. Speed of cars after running through bends, ups or downs will only be clarified after real races taking place.

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MCLAREN REFUSED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH VETTEL

The leader of team McLaren Andreas Seidl and President Zak Brown turned down the possibility of signing contract with Sebastian Vettel.

“Sebastian has never been a choice for us. We have neither negotiated about any Vettel issues nor offered a contract for him”, the leader McLaren Andreas Seidl shared his point with Sky Sports in the recent 15th, May.

Seidl has a really close bond with Vettel, partly because both of them are German. In the 12th, May, Ferrari announced that they will have to say goodbye to Vettel at the last of the season. This Italy racing team announced that Carlos Sainz – a racer who is at this present belonging to McLaren – will make replacement for Vettel.

In terms of Viettel, he has never revealed about his personal plan. However, according to the judgements of some experts, this racers who has successfully won the worldwide championship 4 times can impermanently say goodbye to F1 as having no suitable goals as well as destinations.

“It is obvious that Vettel is such an amazing racers who made the championship come true 4 times in F1. However, we can not see any mutual goals between 2 sides. McLaren has spared his attention to other racers such as Daniel Ricciardo or Carlos Sainz and we have never made any negotiation with other racers apart from them. We have been taken aback to hear the news that Vettel had left Ferrari, however, at this time, the chance that he will be together with McLaren is quite slim.” The chief executive McLaran Zak Brown said during an interview with Sky Sports.

Brown claimed that it has not only been Vettel but also Ricciardo who are aimed as the target racers for McLaren in some upcoming years. Along with the event that the Australia racer is going to sign another contract with Renault, McLaren is standing a big chance. “We has been spotted Daniel for years, however missed him in the first effort. We will remember Carlos – the one who finished all the jobs well-done. 

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RACER LUCKILY ESCAPED FROM DEATH AFTER AWFUL ACCIDENT ON THE RACE

On the Daytona 500 event taking place on the 18th, February, racer Ryan Newman (42 years old, American) ended up the race with an unexpectedly awful accident. Luckily, after then, he made a really quick recovery. 

The accident took place in the last race and Newman was the first leading racer. Just in a flash of surprise, Ryan Blaney’s racing car, behind the car of Newman hit his car hardly. 

The video recorded showed that both of the cars just closely passed each other. However, the speed of each other was up to 321 km per hour, which made the car of Newman lost control and crashed into the protection wall. After then, the car continued to crash into another car and slid a really long distance on the racing course. The friction caused by the car with the surface of the road burnt Newman’s car in the fire.

Immediately, the rescue team came to the scene to put off the fire and pull Newman out of the unlucky racing car. The racer after then was taken to the hospital by the emergency ambulance. 

Unfortunately came up with this awful accident, however, Newman successfully made a really quick recovery. On the 19th of February, the racing team that Newman is taking part in as a member, which is Roush Fenway announced that he had come around and could make conversation with doctors as well as his family. 

 “Ryan and his family wanted to send their sincere thanks to many best wishes of Newman’s fans from the bottom of their heats all across America.” Roush Fenway added. 

According to the analysis of WYRK, that NASCAR made a timely decision to apply more air pads inside these racing cars has decreased the pressure being created in accidents and help Ryan Newman safely stay away from bad injury condition.

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ALWAYS REMEMBERING SIR STIRLING MOSS, “THE KING WITHOUT TITLES” OF F1 RACING TOURNAMENT (PART 02)

Stirling Moss started to show off his talent throughout various champions in different levels, from national to internationally. Gradually, he upgraded his racing skills to participate in Formula 3 and other higher-level, more spectacular racing tournament. However, all of these titles are still not persuasive enough to make Jaguar offer Moss a chance to take part in their main racing formation of the challenging Dundrod Tourist Trophy 1950  taking part in Dundrod race (12 km in length).

Instead of that, Stirling Moss took part in Tommy Wisdom with the Jaguar XK120 car and succeeded in taking control over the race, defeated the racing players of Jaguar to gain the final trophy. After this victory, he became the leader of Jaguar sports racing team, which turned his career into a new leaf. 

Even Stirling Moss had never become the winner in Le Mans 24h racing tournament and had just been the first runner up 2 times, in 1953 as a Jaguar racer and in 1956 as an Aston Martin racer, he was still rated as one of the greatest racers at that time who set new standards for worldwide racing field in the 1950s.

Stirling Moss’s victories in the Mille Miglia (the race which featured the distance of almost 1600 km around Italia) in 1955 for Mercedes, Nurburgring 1000km in 1958 and in 1959 with Tourist Trophy (in the Goodwood race, England), in 1959 (both as a racer of Aston Martin). All of these races were highly ranked and important in helping Stirling Moss gain more spotlight as well as take off his professional racing career. As successful as it might sound in these tournaments, however, Moss did not have his same pot luck in the Formula One race (F1).

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ALWAYS REMEMBERING SIR STIRLING MOSS, “THE KING WITHOUT TITLES” OF F1 RACING TOURNAMENT (TO BE CONTINUED)

On the 12th, April 2020, the racing world had to say the most heartbreaking goodbye to other legend of racing world. The English racer, Sir Stirling Moss passed away at the age of 90 in Mayfair, London after hard time of fighting against diseases. He has been considered as the greatest “king without titles” throughout the history of F1.

Being protested by dad while opting for professional racing

Stir Stirling Moss was offered a special nickname as “Mr. Motor Sports” because he owns such a high possibility of adopting himself to different races and succeeded in most types of races that he has taken part in. Born in a Jewish family of London on the 17th, September 1929, he was bullied and discriminated by school peers. However, luckily, his family has the long-lasting tradition of racing, especialy his dad, the ameteur racer Alfred Moss who used to rank 16th in the Indianapolis 500 tournament in 1924.

Stirling was presented the first racing car when he was at the age of 9 by his dad, this was an Austin 7. After being given this precious present 6 years, he gained the driving license and bought himself another car.

After the World War II, he was exempted from the compulsory 2-year military mission for male adolescents because of his personal kidney disease. Since then, he started his professional racing career. It was in 1948 when Stirling became a newbie racer, despite of his dad’s disapproval as he wanted Stirling to be a dentist

Stirling Moss tried to convince his dad and utilized the awarded sum gained from several horse races which he’d took part in, to be the first “client” of Cooper – a renowned car producing company at that time.

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A STREAMER SURPRISINGLY SURPASSED F1 RACER ON THE VIRTUAL RACE

To streamer Jimmy Broadbent, surpassing Lando Norris – a member of McLaren team – on the virtual race Bahrain Grand Prix is a “dream to be true”.

Since the end of March, F1 tournament has been organizing weekly virtual races to somehow meet the demands of racing fans while many real life races have been cancelled because of pandemic Covid-19. The eSports Virtual Grand Prix tournament takes place in the 2019 F1 tournament game with the participation of many professional racers, such as Charles Leclerc (Ferrari team), Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing Honda team), George Russell ( ROKiT Williams Racing team)…  

With many essential equipment being installedd in the private house in England,

Jimmy Broadbent won the 4th rank on the Bahrain Grand Prix race, after defeating Lando Norris (McLaren team) on the last round. “It was unbelievable. Last week, I watched Norris on TV, and 1 week later, I had the chance to compete him on a race.”, he shared.

The 28-year-old streamer has taken full advantage of this chance, 2 times being into top 10 most outstanding racers, far surpassed both Norris and former worldwide champion Jenson Button in regarding of liking on the Twitch game. “The most interesting thing is that we have tried our best to offer the most fantastic races to our fans.” Broadent said. “Cars might be virtual, however, the competition has always been true.”

Throughout the Covid-19 quarantine time, many streamers such as Broadbent have become more famous on the sports field. Thanks to the usual participation of renowned professional racers, these virtual race have been more appealing than ever, especially to worldwide speed lovers.

“The pandemic made many virtual racers become true.”, Steven Steffens, one of the experienced virtual racer from South Caroline (America) said. “We had never dreamt of being in competition with professional racers one day, on a virtual race during weekend like that.”

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NUMEROUS PRESTIGIOUS CAR RACING TOURNAMENTS TURN INTO COMPETITIONS ON VIRTUAL RACES

Many F1 racers, E (FE) racers, NASCAR racers, .. will have new experiences on racing when they will have chance to take part in virtual races as most of races are now postponed due to the wide spread of Covid-19.

Since the end of this week, racing fans who are fond of electrical cars on the FE tournament will be fully satisfied to witness 12 racing teams with 24 racers being in competition on the virtual race on the platform of the online game rFactor 2. Until now, there have been numerous racers who confirmed to take part in this race including Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt of Audi, Alexander Sims and Maximilian Guenther of BMW, Stoffel Vandoorne of Mercedes, Mitch Evans of Jaguar… All the money gained from organizing and streaming the tournament will be donated to the worldwide fund to help the world overcome Covid-19 hard effects through UNICEF.

According to the plan, the viral FE tournament will take place during 9 weeks. The Formula E racers will take part in the tournament online thanks to the virtual Playseat racing system. After each group racing stage taking place, the racer who is at the bottom of the race will be expelled from the tournament. 10 most outstanding and impressive racers who make it to the final will take part in the pointing round according to official FIA’s rules for FE tournament. The final race will take place in the 13th, June.

FE is actually not the one and only well-known race which has been taking place virtual at this moment. Due to the dangerous effects of Covid-19, there have been many other large-scale tournaments have the some solutions of holding virtual races, even the famous F1 tournament.