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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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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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HOW DOES F1 RACE CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY?

Throughout the history, F1 has undergone many changes and finally become the most viral and prestigious race of the world.

F1 has the full name of The Formula One 1. However, there are just a few people who know exactly what ”formula” means and how this ”formula” has been created and changed throughout different stages.

“Formula” in the full name “Formula 1” (F1) is the terminology to indicate a group of rules being applied to races throughout the tournaments, which requires all racers to follow up. The major changes in the ”formula” through different stages have been a key factor to make F1 become more interesting and appealing to a wide range of racing lovers year after year.

Enhancing the scale of the races, upgrading the races with more race styles.

The Formula 1 actually origins from the Grand Prix motor racing tournament in Europe during these years from 1930 to 1930. However, it had to be until 1946 did the group of rules in this race was officially recognized by The International Automobile Federation (FIA). Thus, the actual official races were held first time in 1950.

Europe is where F1 originated from However, the ultimate passion that speed lovers have for races quickly spreads quickly to South America, North America and then even Asia. The significant development of F1 all around the world has turned it into the top 1 racing tournament, where every professional racer thrives for taking part in.

In Asia, specifically in some countries such as China, Malaysia, Singapore, some F1 races were firstly hold in 2008, attracted a lot of racers and spectators. The Arab Emirates preliminarily organized and hosted the Formula 1 tournament in 2009. Viet Nam is the next country that kicked off the Formula 1 races in their own nation in 2020.

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LECLERC WON THE FIRST VIRTUAL F1 RACE TAKING PLACE IN VIETNAM

The talented Ferrari racer, Charles Leclerc became the winner of the first F1 virtual race being held on the 5th of April – the period when actually Viet Nam GP race would have been held if there were no Covid-19.

Leclerc impressively passed many other excellent outstanding players, including Alexander Albon (Red Bull), George Russell (Williams), Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) or Nicholas Latifi (Williams).

Some former F1 superstars such as Jenson Button, 

Johnny Herbert, Anthony Davidson… also took part in the race. Apart from these prestigious racers, The World Cricket Champion Been Stokes and Charles Leclerc’s younger brother – Arthur Leclerc, 19 years old, a member of the F4 racing team of Ferrari.

The virtual race lasted around 1 hour, basing on the virtual race of Albert Park (Australia). ”The race is harder than I thought,” Leclerc said. ”I was just sitting on my own chair at my home but the sweat just poured out like I was bathing. We all knew that racer who made the most flawless race would be the winner, and this one was a close race. It is obvious that all of us had to overcome the hardest time of social distancing, however, we did try our best to satisfy our fans as well as race lovers.”

Right on the first roundabout, Leclerc has passed other racers by one second. However, it has to be until the 8th roundabout did the Monaco racer who used to win 2 races of the 2019 session – become the winner of the very first F1 virtual race. Also on this race, Russel recklessly came up with a foul at the end of it and became the second runner-up. The F3 racer of Renaut, Christian Lundgaard was the first runner up of the race. 

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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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F1 racing teams have to wait for the F1 season to return

Summer break between each F1 season is always an important time to help the racing team rest after months of non-stop work.

However, based on the current real situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional summer vacation will turn to spring.

FIA’s sports regulations require a two-week total closure of the factory and other F1-related activities with racing teams during the August break. annual. This year it was moved to March and April due to the complicated course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing time was extended to 21 days.

The FIA ​​stated that the change in this F1 2020 sports standard was approved by the World Sports Racing Council. It was agreed by all 10 racing teams, strategic teams and boards.

The teams also made their own official announcement, stating that they support the FIA’s decision to change the ‘closing time’ and also update the specific time or period of stopping all activities at the Grand his headquarters.

Plan to close factories and headquarters pushes early to April 3-4

Red Bull is expected to be closed from March 27 to April 17. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo is expected to be closed from March 23 to April 13, Ferrari in March 19 to August 8.

They will also try to comply strictly with the COVID-19 disease prevention regulations, especially at the team’s headquarters, as well as hope their colleagues at McLaren or supplier Pirelli (have been positive. with virus) will soon recover and return to normal life.

Vehicle development plans for 2020 and both 2021 will be revised

So what does the closure of this factory mean for the tournament and the racing teams? First, this provision was introduced for two main reasons.

The first is the most painful problem that exists at the moment, cutting costs because some facilities need huge amounts of money to be able to operate, such as the windtunnel of each team. , used for vehicle testing purposes. So they need to be suspended for a certain period of time.

The second is to spend valuable time with team members being able to rest at home and recharge for the sprint phase of the tournament.

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Renovating the 2021 F1 racing game, Brazil tribute to the legend (Part 2)

The second issue to discuss is the change of the format of a race, a necessary adjustment in the context of FIA and FOM desire to expand the F1 season up to 25 races per year. Recently, due to the influence of Super Typhoon Hagibis, the rating run was transferred to hold on Sunday morning, bringing a ‘Super Sunday’ day to the fans when witnessing two important runs in just about 6 hour clock.

However, according to F1 management leaders and racing team leaders, maintaining this schedule in all races will make the teams very hard and the ‘losing’ will be more than the ‘okay’.

F1 is considering ways to change the format of a race

Having two runs on Sunday will overwhelm the teams and potentially lose a large number of spectators watching the race. Imagine how many people are determined to use most of their Sunday to track both runs. Certainly there will be many who will only watch or rank or the main race rather than all watching both.

In addition, the racing teams also want to shorten the time of one race to 2 days on Saturday and Sunday if the future season increases the number of races. This will allow most of the team members to be able to arrive at the racetrack 1 day later than the present, saving more time.

Racing Point team leader Otmar Szafnauer also pointed out that the number of spectators coming to watch the race on Friday very little, TV audience is only 1/10 compared to 2 weekends, because part of the day goes. do.

The proposal is made up of two trial runs and a rating run on Saturday, while the main race is still on Sunday. All possibilities of change are still being considered, and hopefully all will find a common voice and offer a most reasonable solution.

Sao Paulo celebrated the 25th anniversary of the legacy of the legendary Ayrton Senna

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the departure of Ayrton Senna after a collision that took his life in San Marino in 1994. So on November 9, in Sao Paulo, just before the threshold Brazilian GP racing will have a special tribute event for the F1 champion 3 times in history.

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5 crazy predictions about the f1 racing tournament in 2020 (Part 3)

Haas will master the middle race

The “nightmare” of 2019 has finally passed with the fledgling racing team from the US. After a year of 2018 being considered a leap for Haas, they have high expectations for this year’s VF-19. However, this is a version of the car is difficult to control and slow, the combination is considered “deadly”.

Fortunately, they soon understood the problem and had their own lessons, so they soon turned their focus to 2020 when they knew 2019 was a failed season. Powered by the most powerful engine at the moment, along with many other parts (according to FIA standards) from Ferrari, hopefully they will start the next season according to the plan.

The middle group will have one more bustle year with the balance of the racing teams, with McLaren and Renault being the top names. However, Haas cannot be underestimated as they did in 2018. Together they create a battle to score tense, attractive and at the same time hope to close the gap with the top 3 – Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

Will Ferrari sign Ricciardo in 2021?

Besides Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo is another candidate for the official position at Ferrari, with a higher possibility. The first year at Renault after leaving the Red Bull of the Australian driver was not easy and with the transfer situation for 2021 getting hotter, he became a sought-after name if he decided to part with Renault when The contract expires at the end of this year.

Ricciardo has shown his ability through impressive victories and recognizable running style. He is also one of the most capable riders in the tournament.

Therefore, Ricciardo (originally from Italy) is a suitable name combined with the youth of Charles Leclerc to create a new “dynasty” for Ferrari, similar to what Michael Schumacher has won. Ricciardo or Hamilton? Let’s wait for the decision of the “war horse” in the second half of this year.

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5 crazy predictions about the f1 racing tournament in 2020 (Part 1)

A new decade has knocked us all with so many new opportunities ahead. In less than a month, the F1 racing will officially return to the vehicle introduction and pre-season test of 10 racing teams.

The 2020 season will have a lot of unpredictable unknowns, and this is the right time to make the 5 boldest predictions about the outcome of the 71st season in F1 history.

This will be Ferrari’s year

From 2017 to now, Scuderia Ferrari has proven that they have a car that is capable of winning the title, but the lack of tactical thinking of the team and the unstable performance of the riders through each stage has made the title. The enemy continuously slipped from their hands.

The SF90 of 2019 is a near-perfect version, proving that the power is hard to beat in some races near the end of the season, but there are still some weaknesses to overcome. Ferrari’s technical development team will certainly learn from those mistakes and make new strides for 2020.

As for the main driver, the rapid integration of Charles Leclerc talent has made Ferrari struggling to solve the problem that occurred on the track between him and Sebastian Vettel. But it is possible that there is an internal resolution of the problem early that the team can focus on big goals this year. Vettel has a tough 2019 but in the final season of his contract with Ferrari, he will definitely want to do something special.

Racing team leader Mattia Binotto said it was reviewing the entire engine and aerodynamic system to increase performance, while CEO Louis Camilleri said the company was willing to spend more money on the F1 and F1 program, with a system. New emulators are under construction. They are desperate for a title first in 2008 and they will find ways to do it.