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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.

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F1 racing

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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Renovating the 2021 F1 racing game, Brazil tribute to the legend (Part 1)

Toro Rosso proposed changing the name of the racing team next season and was approved in a meeting between F1 racing teams and the parties. Related recent took place in Paris.

Toro Rosso will carry the Alpha Tauri name from 2020

The team known as Red Bull’s “B team” has been in the F1 racing village since 2006, after being acquired by the company to wrestle at the end of the race, Minardi.

The deal ended the 21-year history of the Italian team in F1, but the old headquarters in Faenza has been used by Scuderia Toro Rosso ever since. And after 15 years, the name Toro Rosso will “disappear” by the end of 2019 and instead is a completely new name Scuderia Alpha Tauri.

There will be no more Toro Rosso by 2020

The F1 Council and the racing teams had an online vote right before the race in Suzuka, Japan, and the results approved this change. Alpha Tauri is the emerging brand of Red Bull, and it will be promoted worldwide from next season, accompanied by an F1 racing team.

This is a rare case of change in the case that the owner of the race remains the same and completely changes the name. Usually teams only adjust their names every year depending on their main sponsors.

Last Wednesday in Paris, a meeting of F1 racing teams and stakeholders was held to continue to discuss changes in standards from next 2021. One of the noteworthy proposals was the testing of the short-race race on Saturday to determine the location for the main race on Sunday afternoon.

It is expected that this change will require absolute unification of all racing teams and, if approved, will have 3 races in 2020 to test this model.

At the present time, there are some racing teams who disagree with this idea, as Mercedes thinks that cars in the back will be difficult to rise forward.

According to the teams’ simulations, if all were to run on one type of tire, set up the car for the main race, and the front car was equally strong or only slightly slower, it would be difficult for the rear vehicle to attack. and overcome. If the vote does not yield absolute consensus, then the norm may change in 2021 without this.

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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.