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F1 Racing: Hungarian GP Hamilton made impressive performance, firstly on the top of the rankings in 2020

There have been not too many challenges for driver Lewis Hamilton – to become the champion of Hungarian GP 2020.. However Mercedes could not have won 1-2 victory because of Valtteri Bottas’ unsuccessful department, which only helped this driver to reach the 3rd place, behind the Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

On Sunday afternoon in Hungaroring, at the time before the race, the weather was not favorable which was rainny. This condition affected the strategy the racing team had planned previously.
If the road were dry, the optimal strategy would be 35-40 rounds of medium tire (Medium), then switch to soft tires (Soft). Another alternative plan was to use Soft tire 2 times in about 45-50 rounds, then use Medium tire to finish the race. But the wet road turned things into different situation, therefore strategy needs being adjusted as quickly as possible.
Alpha Tauri decided to replace all of the Power Units of Piere Gasly, but this driver did not encounter into any punishment because his PU was still within the allowed limit.
The temperature at Hungaroring before the start of the race was 26.5ºC, and the pavement temperature was 20.4ºC.
It’s raining, some strategic problem solving
The riders left the pit lane to get to the starting line with the intermediate (Intermediate) tires running on wet roads. Unfortunately for the Red Bull driver – Max Verstappen, he crashed into a railing after losing control at the 12th corner, resulting in a completely damaged front wing.
It still remained as a puzzle whether the car’s front suspension was a problem or not.

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F1 racing, Styrian GP: Challenge repeated after the opening race

On Friday 10/7/2020, the second race of the 2020 season officially takes place at the Red Bull Ring racecourse in Spielberg Austria. This is also the venue where the opening race took place in last weekend with the first victory being offered for the driver Bottas of Mercedes.

Bottas was the first one to gain the first victory after numerous races being held within the Formula 1 race since it was kicked off after months of cancellation due to the global Covid-19 epidemic.
In this second race, the teams will still compete on the Red Bull Ring race like on the first one. This partly allows them to have better set-ups on their own racing cars after a lot of experience in the opening race.

The team that wins most races will need to keep up their good work while the losing one will need to consider a lot of factors to upgrade the car to the maximum racing state.
In fact, during the official race taking place last weekend, there were too many unexpected technical problems being occurred during the performances of many teams. Despite being the winner in the end, the problem of gearbox has 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 in order to avoid the high-speed humps of the Red Bull Ring which could badly affected the gear of W11.

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F1 RACE: Styrian GP race: Hamilton made his return impressively

Not only successfully proving his extraordinary ability during the very first beginning rounds, but Lewis Hamilton has also successfully finished the race first when entering the main race. He became the winner of the Styrian GP 2020 championship, which marked an impressive return of the present champion after the unsatisfying beginning race. Valtteri Bottas closed the race with a final 1-2 victory for Mercedes.

On the recent Sunday afternoon, the second race within the Red Bull racetrack took place under a flavorable weather condition which was much better than the previouse Saturday afternoon when the qualifying round took place. The racing field temperature at the time when the race took place was 19ºC while the pavement temperature was 39ºC.

The three-step back penalty on the Leclerc/Ferrari starting line only changed their positions to be outside of the top 10, and the Monaco driver started the 14th. Roman Grosjean had to start his race from the pit-lane after the team had to intervene into this driver’s vehicle after the qualifying round takes place.

Strategically, if choosing to start with a set of soft tires (Soft), the drivers will have some options: about 30 laps then switch to hard tires – or run the first 2stint with Soft in about 50 laps then switch to Medium tire (Medium). If racers choose to use Medium tire when starting,they will experience about 32 turns to Soft tires, or 27 turns to Hard tires.
At the starting line, most racers opt for new Soft tires to start the race. As soon as the race started, Hamilton remained his position at the top, Verstappen found the race quite difficult, however, fortunately maintained the rank 2.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).