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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 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.