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Kimi Raikkonen: F1 history calls his name

While most are overwhelmed by Lewis Hamilton’s achievements in Formula 1 F1 2020, in another angle, Kimi Raikkonen goes into F1 racing history together with his achievement of becoming an experienced racer. Most are playing.

The most “experienced” racerAt F1 Eifel Grand Prix 2020, the entire world bowed to the Finnish driver, marking the 41st birthday (Kimi was born on October 17, 1979) with a record for the foremost “experienced” racer. through all time with the 323th Grand Prix in his career. Raikkonen officially surpassed Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello – the previous record holder. And with the remainder of the races within the 2020 season, Raikkonen continues to boost his record absolutely. At the Portuguese F1 race on October 25, Raikkonen increased the amount of Grand Prix starts to 324.When asked what it seems like to interrupt records, Raikkonen’s answer is as humble and realistic as he has been. “Every record are going to be broken at some point in most sports. That’s just how it (always) happened. But I’ve talked about this repeatedly, now i do not think the record makes any difference to me. But maybe within the future, once Ireminisce on everything, regardless of what the amountare going to be or the position, maybe i will be able tocheck out the record a touch differently ”- Raikkonen replied to F1’s official website.Meanwhile, F1 world for Finnish racers with winged tributes.Next »

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F1 racing, Eifel GP (Germany): Lewis Hamilton to make new record

Although only starting on the 2nd position, Lewis Hamilton’s desire to win was specialized by the 91st victory in his career at the German GP 2020. Max Verstappen finished on the second position, with Daniel Ricciardo’s podium, after the incident. pole-winning racer Valtteri Bottas give up.
Sunday afternoon at Nurbrgring started with cold weather, the track area temperature was only about 12ºC, the road surface temperature was about 18ºC. With weather like this, the tire strategy will play a very important role in being able to win.


With top riders starting with soft tires, the strategy predicted by Pirelli is about 25 laps, then shifting to medium tires. If the strategy is 2pits, it will be 19 rounds of Soft, 22 rounds of Medium and the last 19 rounds of Soft, or about 18 Soft, then 2 turns – 21 rounds with Medium.

There are no penalties at the starting line, meaning that Saturday’s ranking result is the position of the drivers at the start of the race. Nico Hulkenberg had their third race this season for Racing Point, after replacing Lance Stroll, the racer was not fit enough to attend.
After the warm-up lap, the riders returned to their starting position. When the signal light went off, the crew accelerated toward 1st turn, Bottas let Hamilton attack in the first corner, but the racer reclaimed his spot in the next corner.
During the first rounds, the top ranks gradually create a distance from each other over 1 second. Only the competition for the fourth place of Leclerc and Ricciardo is remarkable. But Ferrari riders still keep their rankings.

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F1 racing, Eifel GP rating: Bottas put an end to Hamilton’s pole winning streak

Formula 1 continues to take place in the European region, the 11th race of the season started to take place on October 9, 2020 at the Nurburgring – Nürburg town, Rhineland-Palatinate state, a state in the west of the country. Virtue. This event was held under the name of the race as Formula 1 Aramco Grosser Preis Der Eifel 2020.
The Nurburgring is a narrow, angular track that has made grading day more difficult for Mercedes while also creating more balance between the teams.


However, in the end, with an extremely effective competition, driver Valtteri Bottas overcame his teammate’s achievements, ended Hamilton’s 6th pole winning streak and officially won the Eifel 2020 pole race.
Back to the main events, at the start of the Q1 grade race, it was cloudy but no rain, the area temperature reached 9 degrees C, the asphalt absorption temperature reached 18 degrees C, the speed The wind temperature reaches 9km / h but the humidity is up to 60%. Supplier Pirelli brings to the race 03 tires including C2 (hard tire with white border), C3 (medium tire with yellow border) and C4 tire (soft tire with red border).

Haas racing team Magnussen first appeared with C4 soft tires set to 1 minute 28 seconds 970 ‰ but was deleted by the referee’s team shortly after because of a Track Limit error (all cars overtake results will be cleared from the track) at corner 4.
In this qualifying race, most of the drivers used C4 tires, in the first run, despite running after, Red Bull’s Verstappen surpassed the performance of the Mercedes team racing duo temporarily leading. at 1 minute 26 seconds 319 ‰.

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F1 racing, Toscana GP: New race launched F1

It’s time to say goodbye to Monza, the next destination this September will be Mugello Circuit (Italy), which first appeared in F1 calendar. This will also be the Ferrari’s 1000th race.
Due to the complicated situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some races have been canceled this year. Instead of that, the FIA ​​has been trying to fill the race schedule with dual races in Austria, England, Italy and Bahrain, or adding new tracks like the Mugello, where riders will compete this weekend.

Mugello is a race track in Scarperia e San Piero, in the beautiful Tuscany region, northwest of Italy, only 35 km from the historic capital of Florence. At this track, there will usually be a number of international racing events over the years, most notably the MotoGP tournament in the 2-wheel format.
Street racing in Mugello has appeared in races since the 20s of last century. In 1970, racer Spartaco Dini traumatically caused an accident who crashed into a group of Firenzuola villagers, killed a 7-month-old child and injured four others during a private trial.
That incident seriously damaged the reputation of the race, so it was the last time the race was held on streets publicly.
After that, the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello was built in 1973 and opened its doors in 1974. In 1988, Ferrari acquired a new track, 120 km from their headquarters in Maranello, for the purpose of a test track.
During the 2012 season, Mugello was used for the test run. Mugello holds the FIA’s first-class license, proving it to be a qualified F1 race track.

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F1 racing, Toscana GP: New race launched for F1

Goodbye Monza, the next destination this September is Mugello Circuit (Italy), which first appeared in F1 calendar. This will also be Ferrari’s 1000th race.


Due to the complicated situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some races have been canceled this year. Instead, the FIA ​​has been trying to fill the racing schedule with dual races in Austria, England, Italy and Bahrain, or as well as add more new tracks like the Mugello, where riders will compete this weekend.

Mugello is a race track in Scarperia e San Piero, in the beautiful Tuscany region, northwest of Italy, only 35 km from the historic capital of Florence. At this track, there are usually a number of international racing events over the years, most notably the MotoGP tournament in the 2-wheel format.
Street racing around Mugello has appeared in races since the 20s of last century. Until 1970, racer Spartaco Dini caused an accident, crashing into a group of Firenzuola villagers, killing a 7-month-old child and injuring four others during a private trial.
The track on this street is usually only stopped during a race or rating. That incident seriously damaged the reputation of the race, so it was the last time the race was held on public streets.
After that, the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello was built in 1973 and opened its doors in 1974. In 1988, Ferrari acquired a new track, 120 km from their headquarters in Maranello, for the purpose of a test track.

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F1 racing adds 4 new races to the 2020 season

On August 25, the organizers of Formula 1 Racing (F1) annouced that they had added four more races in Turkey, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this season.


According to the announcement, 2020 marked the return of the Turkish Grand Prix at the track in Istanbul Park after a 9-year hiatus. Specifically, the Turkish Grand Prix will take place on the 15th of November, followed by two races in Bahrain – including the Bahraini Grand Prix on November 26 and the Grand Prix Sakhir on November 6. The season will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race in the UAE, which was scheduled to take place on December 13.
However, the race in Shanghai city (China) will be canceled instead of rescheduling as being previously decided.
Thus, this year’s F1 season will have a total of 17 races.
According to the organizers of the F1 tournament, due to the influence of the dangerous respiratory inflammatory disease COVID-19, the races will limit the audience.
Last month, F1 organizers canceled races in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, but opened three more races in Europe including Portimao (Portugal), Nurburgring (Germany) and Imola (Italy).
Like many other sporting events, due to the COVID-19 translation, the F1 race was postponed just a few hours before the start of the race in Melbourne (Australia) in March. This is the opening race of the competition season this year. However, in July, F1 started two races in Austria and then in Hungary, all being held behind the closed doors without the appearance of spectators.

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F1 limited the power of Mercedes

F1 teams will not have the right to utilize a separate engine mode for qualifying rounds since the Belgian race on August 30.
According to Motorsport, General Secretary of the World Motorsport Federation (FIA) – Mr. Peter Bayer – sent letters to inform 10 teams about the new change. The letter states that these teams can only use one internal combustion engine (ICE) mode for both qualifying and main lap. This letter did not comply with any regulations, but the FIA ​​will soon finalize the document and will apply new rules from the Belgian Grand Prix.
According to Article 27.1 of the 2020 season specification, riders must ‘drive alone and without assistance’. Changing the internal combustion engine mode means that the rider may violate the rules above.
Teams are still not sure about how the new rules will affect their practice. If riders are allowed to use only one engine mode in the qualifying and main lap, they will have limited processing power during the race.
Motorsport said the FIA ​​had wanted to limit the power of teams using Mercedes engines, including Mercedes, Racing Point and Williams. The engine mode of these three teams in the qualifying round produces a significantly higher performance in the main lap. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton usually won the pole with a difference of about a second greater than the racer behind. But in the main race, the average speed of the two Mercedes drivers is not too superior to the competitors. If you can limit the speed of Mercedes in the classification round, the FIA ​​will help the F1 to become more attractive.

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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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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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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.