Why is it called Formula 1 racing?
The sport's title, Formula One, indicates that it is intended to be the most advanced and most competitive of the FIA's racing formula. FIA = Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
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F1 racing is the most popular and expensive car racing category in the world. Unfortunately in the US it is not well known. Technology developed by F1 teams eventually is used in street vehicles such as the rear view mirror! Check out www.f1.com for more information on this amazing sport!
The pod, (the shell around the driver) is made out of "Carbon Fiber", excluding the metal parts, a combination of plastic, fiber-glass and again carbon fiber. Answer what is a car made of Carbon Fibre The various components are made of different materials the chassis is usually made of carbon f…ibre, which is lighter and relatively stronger as compared to most metals. alternatively graphite fiber , carbon graphite or CF , is a material consisting of extremely thin fibers about 0.005-0.010 mm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment makes the fiber very strong for its size. Several thousand carbon fibers are twisted together to form a yarn, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric. Carbon fiber has many different weave patterns and can be combined with a plastic resin and wound or molded to form composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (also referenced as carbon fiber) to provide a high strength-to-weight ratio material. (MORE)
The word Formula One applies to a specific category of four-wheeler motor racing and does not denote motor racing in general. The word "formula" signifies that there are a set of regulations, put in place by a regulating body (which in this case is the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile), tha…t the competing teams have to abide by to be eligible to race in the category. "One" simply lets us know that this particular motor racing category is at the top most level in terms of technology among other things. are u sure that ur not gay....................lol.......................................;;;;;;;''';;'; (;(;9; (:(;): (MORE)
I think, the year 1950 was officially the first F1 season. The first race was held in Silverstone, England on May 13, 1950. The race, contested over 58 laps, was won by Giuseppe Farina for the Alfa Romeo team after starting from pole position. Luigi Fagioli finished second in another Alfa Romeo, and… Reg Parnell third in a third Alfa Romeo. (MORE)
In the past, formula one seasons were small with only 7 or 8 races but we have built it up over the years and over the past four years it has varied between 17 and 18 formula one races but in the future we may have even more as we get more tracks and countries joining formula one.
The First World Championship Formula 1 Race Was Held At The British Grand Prix In Silverstone
Because Porsche wants its race cars to look like their street cars.. Answer . It costs too much to run Formula 1 and Porsche never did well in it.. According to Wikipedia, cars made by Porsche or engined by Porsche have won over 28,000 races in all forms of motorsport. Of those 28,000 races, on…ly two of them were Formula 1 races - and one of those was a non-points race. (MORE)
A modern Formula One car is a single-seat, open cockpit, open wheel race car with substantial front and rear wings, and engine positioned behind the driver. The regulations governing the cars are unique to the championship. The Formula One regulations specify that cars must be constructed by the r…acing teams themselves. The F1 racing car is similar to our road car in many aspects. It contains most of the parts that we can see in our road cars. The main difference being, the car is designed for optimum speed & performance. Some of the main parts of a F1 car are:. Â· Engines. Â· Transmission. Â· Aerodynamics - Wings. Â· Steering wheel. Â· Fuel. Â· Tyres. Â· Brakes (MORE)
NO! They are two completely different things. Firstly a NASCAR is like a stock car, but faster. A formula one car is and open wheel racer. NASCAR also race around a oval of track, in formula one they race around differntly designed tracks for around 60-70 laps, while NASCAR race up to 300 or more la…ps, but not often (MORE)
F1 cars display extremely high acceleration because of the finely tuned engines and precise and efficient aerodynamic set up. The fastest known F1 cars have been in the range of 325 kmph which works out to around 185 mph. The time taken by a f1 car to reach speeds are: 0 to 100 kmph (62 mph): 2 se…conds 0 to 200 kmph (124 mph): 4 seconds 9 to 300 kmph (185 mph): 9 seconds The numbers above are indicative and may depend heavily on the cars aerodynamic set up and gearing ratios. Also, the time taken might differ from one f1 car to another (MORE)
The purpose obviously is to win the race and/or Championship. To explain in much more detail, what F1 racing is all about, go to this site. (excerpt and the site): Formula One , abbreviated to F1 , is regarded by experts worldwide as the pinnacle of Motorsports. It is the highest class of open w…heeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One (MORE)
Formula1 race will be for an hour and half usually, until and unless there are no delay's due to red flag or due to prolonged safety car period
\nF1 cars race at speeds up to 225 mph, and are capable of pulling up to 5g in some corners.
The rules were called Formula One when they were set up in 1948 (but continually evolved). Initially the championship was called the World Driver's championship but it eventually was renamed F1 as that was the most common name
The number of races in a Formula 1 season varies every year. In the year 2009 there is going to be a total of 17 races and before this in 2008 we had 18 races. Two of the circuits in 2008 Canada and France are omitted for the 2009 season and Abu Dhabi has been included as a new venue.
The reigning Driver's Champion is Sebastian Vettel and Red bull are the reigning constructor champions, but the number 1 formula 1 driver ever would probably be Ayrton Senna. Senna was the best but Micheal Schumacher would be the most successful.
Michael Schumacher has won the most number of F1 races. He was an active racer for 16 yrs (1991 to 2006). He has started a total of 248 races and won a total of 91 out of them. This is the most by an individual driver in terms of victories. Also he has 7 world championships. ( 1994, 95 & 2000 to 20…04). Apart from this he has 154 podium finishes, 68 pole positions and 76 fastest laps in his career. (MORE)
a. Australia - March 27 to 29. b. Malaysia - April 3 to 5. c. China - April - 17 to 19. d. Bahrain - April 24 to 26. e. Spain - May 8 to 10. f. Monaco - May 21 to 24. g. Turkey - June 5 to 7. h. Britain - June 19 to 21. i. Germany - July - 10 to 12. j. Hungary - July - 24 to 26. …k. Valencia - August 21 to 23. l. Belgium - Aug 28 to 30. m. Monza - September 11 to 13. n. Singapore - September 25 to 27. o. Japan - October 2 to 4. p. Brazil - October 26 to 28 and. q. Abu Dhabi - October 30 to Nov 1 (MORE)
The 1950 Formula One season included the inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on May 13, 1950, and ended on September 3 after 7 races. The championship consisted of six Formula One races in Europe plus the Indianapolis 500, which was run to AAA/USAC regulations.. Num…erous other Formula One races, which did not count towards the Championship, were also held during the year.. The inaugural World Championship, to a formula which specified engine capacity of 1.5 litres supercharged or 4.5 litres unsupercharged, saw Alfa Romeo dominate with their supercharged 158, a well-developed pre-war design, which won all six European Grands Prix. Alfa drivers consequently dominated the championship with Farina edging out Fangio by virtue of his fourth place in Belgium. Although the Indianapolis 500, which ran to different regulations, was included in the championship series until 1960, it attracted very little European participation and, conversely, very few American Indianapolis drivers entered any grand prix.. Championship points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). 1 point was given for the fastest lap. Only the best four of seven scores counted towards the World Championship. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of how many laps each driver drove.. Nino Farina who drove for the team Alfa Romeo won the championship with 30 points (MORE)
Marina Bay Street Circuit First ever night race in 2008. Australia will be the first ever evening race in 2009
The 1950 Formula One season included the inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on May 13, 1950, and ended on September 3 after 7 races. The championship consisted of six Formula One races in Europe plus the Indianapolis 500, which was run to AAA/USAC regulations.. Num…erous other Formula One races, which did not count towards the Championship, were also held during the year.. The inaugural World Championship, to a formula which specified engine capacity of 1.5 litres supercharged or 4.5 litres unsupercharged, saw Alfa Romeo dominate with their supercharged 158, a well-developed pre-war design, which won all six European Grands Prix. Alfa drivers consequently dominated the championship with Farina edging out Fangio by virtue of his fourth place in Belgium. Although the Indianapolis 500, which ran to different regulations, was included in the championship series until 1960, it attracted very little European participation and, conversely, very few American Indianapolis drivers entered any grand prix.. Championship points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). 1 point was given for the fastest lap. Only the best four of seven scores counted towards the World Championship. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of how many laps each driver drove. (MORE)
A Grid refers to the position on the race track that the racers would start their race with. The person starting first is said to be on Pole Position or No. 1 position. To determine the position in which the drivers would start their race, usually on Saturdays a qualifying event is held. During this…, the drivers have to drive as fast as they can around the track for one fast lap and the driver who can set the fastest time would start on Pole. This includes a number of other rules and criterion but in short, the fastest driver during qualifying starts on pole during the race on Sunday. (MORE)
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KERS is a system implemented in F1 in the 2009 season. It stands for Kinetic Energy Recovery System. It essentially stores energy under braking that can be used in short stints on each lap. The extra power provides roughly 80 bhp and can be used briefly for extra power or passing. It is time limited… per lap.. Currently McLaren, Ferrari, Renault and BMW have fitted their cars with KERS. The KERS system adds extra weight to the car and hence some constructors have not fitted KERS. The KERS system provides an extra horse power boost of upto 6.5 seconds when fully charged. (MORE)
The racing "formula" refers to the rules for building the cars, and governs things like engine sizes and the size and shape of the car in a lot of techinical detail. Formula One is so named for being the number one racing Formula in the world. That is to say, the rules are the least restrictive a…nd allow the fastest, most agile cars in the world. You can think of the French term "Formula" as meaning "the set of rules that were formulated". Originally there were Formulae 1, 2, and 3. They were created by the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de l'Automobile. (MORE)
The top 8 classified drivers score points. They get: 10 points for 1st 8 points for 2nd 6 points for 3rd 5 points for 4th 4 points for 5th 3 points for 6th 2 points for 7th 1 point for 8th. All other drivers score 0.
All formula one cars are fast. This year the Brawn Mercedes and the Red Bull Renault are two of the fastest F1 cars this season. The 2002 BMW F1 car is considered to be one of the fastest F1 cars in terms of straight line speed
2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Lewis Hamilton won, Fernando Alonzo finished second, and Felipe Massa was third.
A Formula One car is a custom-built, single-seat, open cockpit, open wheel race car with substantial front and rear wings and, as of 2006, a 2.4 liter engine. The regulations governing the cars are as precise as possible, but as the top teams have almost unlimited budgets (in good economic times) th…e teams try to out-lawyer each other in interpreting the rules to their advantage. The Formula One regulations are intended to keep the speeds and g-force loads on the drivers within a relatively safe limit, but the teams manage to advance technology past these limits every year. It is not really possible to estimate the value of any car very precisely, as each is a unique works of art and technology as advanced as any machine in the world, excepting perhaps the United States military. They can generate cornering forces up to 4g (4 times the force of gravity), which means an offramp with a highway sign recommending 25 mph could be taken by an F1 car at something like 150 mph. The cars are very light, with a minimum fully-loaded weight of 620 kg (about 1,400 lbs) but have aerodynamics so advanced that they could drive upside-down at only about 125 mph, nowhere near their top speeds. The braking forces are even higher, believe it or not, about 5.5g (gravity measurement), and Moto GP (the equivalent of F1 in motorcycle racing) racers complain that that the F1 cars ripple the pavement. The steering wheels are worth US Dollar 5,000 or US Dollar10,000, with a ridiculous number of buttons and controls, and learning to drive one of these monsters is pretty much the equivalent of learning to be a fighter pilot, just without the weapons. (MORE)
Lamborghini has not been a F1 racing team by itself like what a Ferrari or Renault or Mercedes has these days. However Lamborghini has supplied engines to F1 race cars around 1990. They were even partners in the Lola-Lamborghini team but they were not as successful as the other teams like Ferrari or… Renault. Hence they discontinued their efforts by around mid 90's. (MORE)
The first race of the 2010 formula one season was the "Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix". It happened on 14 th March 2010. Sebastian Vettel started the race on pole position in his Red Bull but Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari won the race. The 2010 season was closely contested and both Vettel and Alonso …fought closely with Vettel winning the drivers title by just 4 points. (MORE)
The 2009 Singapore grand prix was held on 27 September 2009 in the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. It was contested over 61 laps and was won by Lewis Hamilton for the McLaren Mercedes team. Toyota's Timo Glock finished second and 2008 winner Fernando Alonso finished third.
Sebastien Vettel won his first title with Red Bull Renault, who also won their first Constructer's Championship.
Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya have won races in both Formula 1 and Nascar. A.J. Foyt, Max Papis and Scott Speed also competed in both series.
For the 2011 season, F1 Grands Prix will be held in: Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, China, Turkey, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, Brazil.
The sponsor for Toyota is Panasonic the computer makers. But now Toyota have pulled out of F1 in 2009.
One of the definitions of the word 'interval' is the amount of time between two objects. On the world feed of the F1 race, there are two different types of intervals shown. One is the time difference between the leader and all of the other competitors. The word 'interval' is placed under the lead…er's name because he is leading ... the numbers listed under the other drivers is the amount of time those drivers are behind the leader. If a driver has been lapped by the leader, it will show his interval as '1 lap' (or '2 laps' or '3 laps' depending on how many times that driver has been lapped by the leader). If a driver has retired from the race, it will show his interval as 'out'. The other interval sometimes shown underneath a driver is the amount of time the driver is behind the driver immediately ahead of him. Again, the word interval is placed under the leader. The number under the 2nd place driver is the time he is behind the leader. The number under the 3rd place driver is the time he is behind the 2nd place driver. The number under the 4th place driver is the time he is behind the 3rd place driver ... and so on. If a driver is 1 lap behind the driver immediately in front of him in the standings, it will show his interval as '1 lap'. If a driver has retired from the race, it will show his interval as 'out'. You can tell which type of interval is being shown by the numbers ... if the numbers underneath the each driver is higher than the number under the driver ahead of him, this is showing the interval between the driver and the leader ... if the numbers are higher and lower, this is showing the interval between the driver and the driver immediately ahead of him in the standings. (MORE)
It usually depends on the size of the track ranging from 44 to 76.. They usually do around the 300km mark except Monaco where they do around the 250km mark. Typically there is 54-60 laps in a race.
No, he was due to drive for Larrousse in 1995 alongsinde Erik Comas, but the team went bankrupt before the first race of the season.
The races are usually set up in such a way that it would take approximately 2 hours to finish a race. Based on the track length and lap time, the number of laps are decided. Shorter circuits have more laps while longer circuits have lesser laps.
The 2011 Formula 1 season included 18 races. The season was won by Sebastian Vettel of the Red Bull Racing Team. the race schedule for the 2011 season was as follows: 1. Australian GP - 27 March 2. Malaysian GP - 10 April 3. Chinese GP - 17 April 4. Turkish TP - 8 May 5. Spanish GP - 22 May 6. … Canadian GP - 12 June 7. European GP - 26 June 8. British GP - 10 July 9. German GP - 24 July 10. Hungarian GP - 31 July 11. Belgian GP - 28 August 12. Italian GP - 11 September 13. Singapore GP - 25 September 14. Japanese GP - 9 October 15. Korean GP - 16 October 16. Indian GP - 30 October 17. Abu Dhabi GP - 13 November 18. Brazilian GP - 27 November (MORE)
Well, there are things you might like better than others. But a definite weakness in F1 is the difference between the cars (RedBull, Sauber, Lotus). Due to that you know which car will run well in the race and which one won't but you can never foresee the winner at the start of the race. Furthermo…re there are tracks where you can't overtake so much and where a race is boring but that is not to say that a race in Monaco is boring. An example for this type of track would be Abu Dhabi. The track is nice and the atmosphere is great but it doesn't allow much passing and got wide and paved run-off areas so the drivers are able to recover from a mistake. A race at Abu Dhabi compared to this year's race at Monza is very boring. There are many facts about an F1 race, some will find these facts boring, others those facts. (MORE)
Rd. Date. Grand Prix. Location. 01. 27|03|2011. Australian Grand Prix . Melbourne . 02. 10|04|2011. Malaysian Grand Prix . Kuala Lumpur . 03. 17|04|2011. Chinese Grand Prix . Shanghai . 04. 08|05|2011 . Turkish Grand Prix . Istanbul . 05. 22|05|2011. Spanish Grand Prix . Cata…lunya . 06. 29|05|2011. Monaco Grand Prix . Monte Carlo . 07. 12|06|2011. Canadian Grand Prix . Montreal . 08. 26|06|2011. European Grand Prix . Valencia . 09. 10|07|2011. British Grand Prix . Silverstone . 10. 24|07|2011. German Grand Prix . NÃ¼rburgring . 11. 31|07|2011. Hungarian Grand Prix . Budapest . 12. 28|08|2011. Belgian Grand Prix . Spa-Francorchamps . 13. 11|09|2011 . Italian Grand Prix . Monza . 14. 25|09|2011. Singapore Grand Prix . Singapore . 15. 09|10|2011. Japanese Grand Prix . Suzuka . 16. 16|10|2011. Korean Grand Prix . Yeongam . 17. 30|10|2011. Indian Grand Prix . New Delhi . 18. 13|11|2011. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix . Yas Marina . 19. 27|11|2011. Brazilian Grand Prix . Sao Paulo . (MORE)
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Date Venue . 17 Mar . Australia. Albert Park. 24 Mar . Malaysia. Sepang. 14 Apr . China. Shanghai. 21 Apr . Bahrain. Sakhir. 12 May . Spain. Circuit de Catalunya. 26 May . Monaco. Monte Carlo. 9 Jun . Canada. Montreal. 16 Jun . United States. Port Imperial Str…eet Circuit. 30 Jun . Great Britain. Silverstone Circuit. 14 Jul . Germany. Nurburgring. 28 Jul . Hungary. Hungaroring. 25 Aug . Belgium. Spa-Francorchamps. 8 Sep . Italy. Monza. 22 Sep . Singapore. Singapore. 6 Oct . South Korea. Korean International Circuit. 13 Oct. Japan. Suzuka. 27 Oct . India. Buddh International Circuit. 3 Nov . Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi. 17 Nov . United States. Circuit of the Americas. 24 Nov . Brazil. Interlagos. (MORE)
it all depends on the track. back in the day they raced on a track 14 miles long!
I think, the year 1950 was officially the first F1 season. The first race was held in Silverstone
In current F1 seasons, there are 19 raace since 2010 not including2012. However, there will be 20 races planned for 2014.
In a single season that varies as the range of races in a season isfrom 17-20. It is 19 races in 2014 season. If you are on about F1tracks that Formula 1 cars have raced on then it would be about 70different tracks. This is all tracks used from 1950 to 2014 and notincluding proposed circuits.
The Indianapolis 500 the top level of American Championship Car racing, an open-wheel formula better known as "Indy Car Racing."