18-inch wheels will transform the tires of the Formula 1 in 2021

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola has insisted 18-inch wheels will transform the Formula 1 tires by 2021. Larger wheels don’t just mean rims larger that entails a lot of technical problems.

This is an exciting time in the sport, as the new rules for 2021 will see 18-inch wheels replace the 13-inch wheels that F1 racing cars have used for almost 25 years. So, what’s the reason for the 18-inch wheel change that will transform the Formula 1 tires? What is the problem of the wheel of an F1 car?

Load capacity

According to Pirelli’s engineers, more than 2645 pounds (1200 kg) of impact load was measured on each tire as the F1 car performed the tough race. This is a big challenge for the wheel, there is a need for a solution for this.

Catch up with trends

The change is intended to reflect trends in the automotive industry, where the wheels of commercial supercars are typically larger in diameter than in Formula 1. One tire may be required soft, medium and hard. Each represents a trade-off between grip and endurance in a racing strategy. Soft provides higher performance but wears faster and requires more stops.

18-inch wheels will transform the tires of the Formula 1 in 2021

Hard tires have less traction

Mercedes, for example, Lewis Hamilton used hard tires for part of the US Grand Prix in November, where he won the season championship. Those tires allowed him to cut off one of his stops, saving him time, but by the end of the race his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was running on average performance tires. better yet, was able to overtake Hamilton and win the race.

Heat sensitivity

This is another concern about current Pirelli tires. The driver must be very careful, adjust the speed, to make sure they are not too hot or too cold, keep them within the right temperature range to improve grip.

Reduced suspension travel

Increasing the rim diameter, but if you still want the wheel to not be too much larger than the current 13-inch wheel, you have to trade down the thickness (side height) of the tire. The lower its thickness, the less elastic it affects the wheel movement, and thus less influence on the suspension. You just need to redesign the suspension with a smaller stroke.

Losing podium at the Sakhir Grand Prix, Mercedes now clearly saw the value of Lewis Hamilton

F1 Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 race witnessed the rare victories of Sergio Perez and Racing Point.

The image of George Russell lying on the roadside full of boredom accurately reflects the mood of Mercedes members after the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix race that countless words cannot be expressed.

Without Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes was no longer represented on the winning podium this season. It was painful because the progress of the race showed that George Russell – who filled Hamilton’s seat – had 2 chances to win.

But in the end, Racing Point’s Sergio Perez is the first. This is not only his first time winning this season, but also his first victory in his entire career!

George Russell finished second, even though he just got acquainted with Hamilton’s car

Besides, Perez also became the first Mexican racer to win the F1 championship after Pedro Rodriguez in 1970. So it was not strange that when the car reached the finish line, English was heard crying on the radio, proving that this victory was meaningful how.

Meanwhile, the two Mercedes drivers ranked 8th and 9th respectively. Ferrari was also unfortunate when Charles Leclerc had a late brake pedal error, causing the driver to be subtracted 3 places in the next Grand Prix.

Also related to this accident, Leclerc hit Sergio Perez, but Racing Point’s driver still competes. On the contrary, because of the avoidance of the collision, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was eliminated from the game by crashing the car into the railing.

George Russell wanted to win F1

At the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 qualifying race, Mercedes still occupies the pole, even winning the first two places despite the absence of 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes does not have Lewis Hamilton, the qualifying result of the Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 is still no surprise. Valtteri Bottas still secured a pole for Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas won the pole

George Russell – the racer sent by Mercedes from Williams to fill Hamilton’s seat – finished second with a record of just 0.02 seconds! The COVID-19 forced Hamilton to give up not enough to disrupt Mercedes’ dominance. And it seems that any driver who sits on the “Silver Arrow” can shine like Hamilton.

As a habit, this season, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished third. Charles Lecerc excellently took 4th place for Ferrari. At this point, the F1 season is considered to end early when the team championship belongs to Mercedes, while Lewis Hamilton has won the individual championship.

Learn about the 4 Legendary racers in Moto GP history

So far, the FIM International Moto Federation has organized 5 modes, including MotoGP/500cc; 350cc; Moto2/250cc; Moto3/125cc; 80cc/50cc, and not a single driver has won all 5 formats yet. Only 4 racers have ever won 3 modes. They are Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Valentino Rossi, and Marc Marquez.


Legendary Mike Hailwood is the first racer to appear on this list. He attended 4 modes including 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc (there were five he joined at the same time) and won ¾ modalities. Starting from the 250cc formula championship in 1961, one year later he continued to conquer the 500cc format, in 1966 he continued to collect the championship title at the 350cc class.

In particular, this year he also won the 250cc class and almost always won the 50cc class when only finishing second, only 6 points behind Agostini. Total of Mike Haliwood 9 times (4 MotoGP/500cc; 2 350cc; 3 Moto2/250cc)


Like Hailwood, Phil Read also fought in 4 different modes and could not win only one form of 350cc. The British legend began to make his mark with the 250cc championship in 1964, the 125cc championship in 1968, and the 500cc championship in 1974.

Phil Read and Mike Hailwood themselves never competed in the 500cc class but many times in lower races. Total Phil Read 7 times (2 MotoGP/500cc; 4 Moto2/250cc; 1 Moto3/125cc)


Up to the present period, when drivers can no longer participate in many races at the same time, the chances for racers to win less and less. It took until 2001 that the third driver won the championship in 3 different formats. It’s Valentino Rossi.

Valentino Rossi

The Italian driver always won the second season, he joined that format. 1997 was the 125cc championship, 1999 at 250cc, and 2001 at 500cc. As of 2016, Valentino Rossi has 9 championships (7 MotoGP/500cc; 1 Moto2/250cc; 1 Moto3/125cc)


In the same light as Rossi’s achievement, the racer is one day behind him and is also the biggest counterweight to the current 46. That’s Marc Marquez.

The Spanish driver has an unprecedented record when he won the MotoGP championship in the first season of playing in this format in 2013. He is also the youngest driver ever to win the highest race. Before that Marquez won the 125cc class in 2010 and the Moto2 class in 2012.

Honda withdrew from the F1 race from the end of 2021

Honda has just announced that it will leave the F1 race at the end of the 2021 season because it wants to focus on research and development of electric and energy technologies in the future.

Recently, Honda officially announced leaving the Formula 1 race (F1). Accordingly, the two teams of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri will have to find new engine suppliers from the end of 2021.

The reasons

Talking about the reason for abruptly leaving F1, the automaker said it needed to focus on developing electrical and energy technologies such as fuel cell (FCV) and EV (BEV) batteries. Honda officially left the F1 race after 2021 1Honda participated in the F1 race which provided the engines for two teams Williams and McLaren. Internet photo

Before that, in the F1 race, Honda participated as an engine supplier. Two teams were provided by Honda from 80 to the early 90s of the last century, namely Williams and McLaren. Thus, in the F1 race, there are only 3 engine manufacturers from 2022 including Ferrari, Mercedes, and Renault. Accordingly, based on the current tournament rules, Renault will be forced to provide the engine for Red Bull to play in 2022.

Honda has participated in the F1 race as an engine supplier for a long time

The fact that Honda left F1 also made many people worried about the future of Max Verstappen in Red Bull, Honda left F1 made him unhappy because Renault’s engine was not appreciated. The reason for leaving the F1 race given by Honda is that he wants to focus on research and development of electric and energy technologies in the future.

Honda shared that his decision to leave F1 is due to the auto industry undergoing a big change that happens once every 100 years. The Japanese automaker needs to focus resources on the research and development of electrical and energy technologies, including fuel cell vehicle technology (FCV) and EV batteries (BEV).

Honda has participated in the F1 race as an engine supplier for a long time

Honda provided engines for two teams Williams and McLaren from the 80s to the early 90s of the last century, bringing in six consecutive team championships.

During the 2000s, Honda had a racing team participating in the F1 tournament besides supplying engines to other teams. After a 7-year hiatus from 2008 for various reasons, Honda returned to this race as a McLaren engine supplier in 2015.

After Honda leaves F1, the two teams of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri will have to choose one of three engine suppliers, Mercedes, Ferrari, and Renault.

The first time Ducati has won at Le Mans in MotoGP history (Part 2)

MotoGP’s rookie, also the younger brother of Marc Marquez, has not had a remarkable record since the beginning of the year, but on a triumphant day, he managed to climb into the top.

P.Espargaro has the 3rd podium of the last 5 legs

Overcoming the more experienced drivers, coupled with the puzzling drop in Dovizioso’s last four laps, Marquez unexpectedly took second place, securing it to the end of the race and winning the first MotoGP podium. in career.

At the top, Petrucci dominated the race and made a too safe distance when Dovi fell behind. Since then, he went to a surprise victory at Le Mans, also the second time he won the MotoGP championship since winning at home at Mugello nearly a year and a half ago.

This is the first time Ducati has won at Le Mans in MotoGP history

Petrucci is the seventh winner in 2020 after nine races, and he and A. Marquez are the 14th and 15th drivers to join the podium this year. The remaining position on the podium belonged to Pol Espargaro after trying to overcome Dovi in ​​the penultimate race, for the third time to finish 3rd in the last 5 races.

This is the first time Ducati has won at Le Mans in MotoGP history

In the end, Quartararo only finished ninth but still increased the distance with Joan Mir to 10 points when Suzuki raced with many ups and downs. He started 14th, sometimes dropped to 20th, but rose to 11th, behind Maverick Vinales.

Jordi Torres is the 2nd Champion of the MotoE World Cup

In other developments, the 2nd year MotoE World Cup has found a new champion with a “overturn” phase in the last two races. Rookie Jordi Torres has never won in the first four races, but only with the championship in Race 1 in France, while all three remaining candidates in the championship race are Matteo Ferrari, Dominique Aegerter, and Mattia Casadei. All had accidents, he rose to have a great advantage in the last race.

No need to win but 6th place in Race 2 took him to the MotoE World Cup 2020 championship with 4 podiums, including an extremely important victory. Ferrari and Aegerter ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively in the final of the season.

The first time Ducati has won at Le Mans in MotoGP history (Part 1)

The race to win is now an internal affair of the Ducati racing team with Petrucci and Dovizioso.

Leading the personal rankings and full of confidence entering the home race at Le Mans with the advantage of winning the pole, however cold rainy conditions in France deprived Fabio Quartararo’s chances of being crowned. Instead, fans welcome the return of a raining expert at MotoGP and the 7th winner of this 2020 season.

The race to win is now an internal affair of the Ducati racing team

Fabio Quartararo won the third pole of the year with an impressive performance at the Le Mans Bugatti racetrack, leaving the opponents behind at least 0.22 seconds. However, race is a completely different story.

If it rains and the temperature is low, the steering wheel of the Petronas SRT has a lot of difficulties with the Ducati behind the wheel, Jack Miller or Danilo Petrucci, respectively. A surprising person has the third starting position at this stage.

And unfortunately, that happened just before the race, the rain fell on Le Mans causing the tire tactics of all riders to change.

A. Marquez excellently won the first podium MotoGP

From the very first seconds of the race started, three Ducati from Petrucci, Miller, and even Andrea Dovizioso from the sixth place overtook Quartararo to take the first three spots. The # 20 French driver continues to fall deeply towards the bottom of the top 10 and has no chance of winning this stage.

A. Marquez excellently won the first podium MotoGP

In contrast, the 3 Ducati cars run very stably at the top and preserve their position throughout the length of the race. The turning point came in round 19 when Miller’s car had a technical problem forced to give up unfortunately while competing for a podium and win.

In addition, Alex Rins (Suzuki) is on track to finding the second victory of the year, but he made a mistake in the 20th round to continue having an empty race this year.

Thus, the race to win is now only an internal matter of the Ducati factory racing team with Petrucci and Dovizioso. In the back suddenly a strange but unfamiliar name appeared and competed fiercely for a podium position, Alex Marquez.

Lewis Hamilton wants Mercedes to sign a long-term contract

Lewis Hamilton confirmed that he was still passionate about racing, so if he wanted to keep this star, Mercedes could not offer a 1-year contract.

Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he is ready to extend his contract with Mercedes, but the deadline must last at least 3 years. The 35-year-old British racer is currently earning £ 40 million a year. This F1 driver’s contract is coming to an end later this year, his 14th season.

Lewis Hamilton confirmed that he was still passionate about racing

Preparing to race the British Grand Prix this weekend, Hamilton is expected to catch up with the record 7 times world championship of German legend Michael Schumacher. He also only needs 5 more Grand Prix wins to catch up with the record of 91 times winning the German race.

Lewis Hamilton currently has a contract with a record salary in F1 racing history at Mercedes. He is expected to enjoy more when extending the contract! The racer is about to add 120 million pounds (3,547 billion) to his account when signing a new 3-year contract with Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton is getting higher salary

The new contract will bring an even higher salary to Hamilton, even though he has now received a record F1 salary. However, this does not seem confusing for F1 driver is about to break another record 91 times Grand Prix championship of legendary Michael Schumacher when he races in Russia this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton currently has a contract with a record F1 salary

According to some reliable sources at F1, the closing of this contract is only a matter of early or late. Before that, Hamilton did not hide his intention to stick with Mercedes for a long time, where he was 5 times in the past 6 years.

Lewis Hamilton won the pole at the Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has a chance to catch Michael Schumacher’s record of winning the Grand Prix when taking a pole in Russia.

Lewis Hamilton will start at pole position at the Russian Grand Prix following the ranking race in Sochi. The 6-time racer VĐTG is aiming to win the 5th time in Russia, where Mercedes has won all 6 races here since 2014.

If that goal is met, the British racer will balance legendary Michael Schumacher’s record 91 times of Grand Prix championships.

Vettel will race for Aston Martin from season 2021

Driver Sebastian Vettel will play for Aston Martin – the new name of Racing Point – from season 2021.

Vettel has chosen the next stop, Aston Martin, as the media predicted

Racing Point did not disclose contract details. According to the BBC, Vettel signed a three-year contract with Aston Martin, until he was 37 years old. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta said that Vettel will receive a salary of $ 15 million at Aston Martin.

Aston Martin attended six F1 races in the 1959-1960 period but did not have a remarkable record. Next season, Aston Martin will replace the Racing Point competition. The decision belongs to Stroll – president of Aston Martin.

Vettel replaced Sergio Perez – the racer announced Racing Point farewell on 9/9. The German driver will become a teammate of Lance Stroll – son of Lawrence Stroll.

Vettel is playing the sixth season, the last season for Ferrari. He won the world championship with Red Bull for four consecutive years, 2010-2013. Vettel is 13th this season, with 16 points. Lance Stroll and Perez respectively ranked fourth and 11th.

Vettel will replace Sergio Perez at Racing Point

The team changed its name to Aston Martin from next season, according to Bild. Perez has renewed his contract for another three years with Racing Point, from August 2019. But the German newspaper revealed that Perez’s contract had a clause that allowed Racing Point to cancel, with compensation before July 31, 2020.

Former driver Martin Brundle, now a Sky Sports commentator, revealed Vettel actively contacted him for an interview on July 16. Public opinion rumors that the German driver will take this opportunity to announce the new team.

Aston Martin is a British luxury sports car manufacturer with sales of over $ 1 billion. Aston Martin’s chairman is billionaire Lawrence Stroll – the father of Racing Point racers – Lance Stroll. Lance Stroll’s position at Aston Martin is considered impregnable.

Racing Point is currently sued by Renault for using Mercedes brake duct, contrary to the F1 rule. The organizers have gathered evidence and will resolve them in the near future.

This season Vettel has only one point, after two races with Ferrari. In the second leg, he was stabbed by teammate Charles Leclerc and had to give up in the first round. Ferrari is now three points less than Racing Point after two races. And Sergio Perez has scored 16 points, ranking fifth. The next race takes place in Hungary this weekend.

Ferrari set a sad record at the Belgian Grand Prix

For the first time since 2010, two Ferrari racers finished at an F1 without being able to score.

Ferrari was at a disadvantage at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 30 when their two riders – Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc – started 13th and 14th respectively.

Two Ferrari cars were disappointed when they let weaker opponents outnumber GB Belgium on August 30. Ferrari is experiencing a terrible season, falling back from the previous year. This appears to be the result of the technical directives required by the FIA ​​for this steam engine at the end of 2019. Power problems of the SF1000 were evident on the 7 km of Spa- Francorchamps.

Ignoring the stages that the drivers gave up, the last time two Ferrari cars finished but did not score was from the British GP 2010. At that time, Fernando Alonso started third but a controversial penalty sent him to the finish line. 14th, while teammate Felipe Massa finished 15th.

Therefore, the last time that two regular Ferrari cars but failed to reach the top 10 was the 2009 Abu Dhabi GP, when Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 12th and 16th respectively. Ferrari finished fourth in the 2009 season. – their worst performance after 16 years.

Ferrari is fifth this season, just two points ahead of Renault – the team that has just excelled at the Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari has never been out of the top 4 in the team category since the 1981 season.

F1 adds four races to the 2020 season

One in Turkey, two stops in Bahrain, and GP Abu Dhabi are the last four stages of F1 season 2020. Previously, F1 also added three more races after canceling all four races in America.

According to Sun, F1 confirmed the complete schedule of this season, including 17 races. After the 13th leg in Italy, also the last event in Europe, F1 will race in the Middle East and end the season here.

Bahrain will hold two stops on November 29 and December 6. In March, the Bahraini Grand Prix was one of the stages delayed by the impact of the pandemic. As every year, based on the signed agreement, Abu Dhabi will be the end of the season, taking place on December 13.

If this schedule is guaranteed, F1 will complete a season with 17 races as committed to its partners. The last three races will be busy times when teams have to race for three consecutive weeks.

Verstappen won over Mercedes in the F1 70 Grand Prix at Silverstone

Red Bull racer Max Verstappen excellently overcame both horned W11s to win F1 70 Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 9.

With a record of 1 hour 19 minutes 41,993 seconds – 11 seconds faster than Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen won the first leg at F1 2020. The Dutch prodigy thereby cut off Mercedes’ four-leg winning circuit from the beginning of the season. The ability to hold the tires too well helped Verstappen beat both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, although the RB16 started fourth.

The F1 Grand Prix 70 in F1 today doesn’t have a lot of fierce competition, but it’s worth a look. Mutations from Red Bull make the race dramatic, especially worthwhile on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the fastest racing on the planet.

Verstappen finished first at Silverstone

In the back, after two-thirds of his time struggling with tires, Hamilton counterattacked in the final stage to overtake Charles Leclerc and teammate Bottas to take second place. He also earned one more point by setting up the fastest-lap and widening the gap with Bottas to 34 points. Leclerc also had a memorable race with satisfying results. The young Ferrari driver only started eighth, dropped to 11 but still finished fourth thanks to the daring 1-pit strategy.

The Mercedes duo has impressive performance in tests and class races. But with the selection starting with hard tires, the Verstappen is about to topple the dominance of the two W11s.

The fact that the SF1000 soon passed Nico Hulkenberg’s third starting car just before the first turn of the turn made Red Bull’s rider confident, keeping up with Hamilton, despite the home team advising to focus on keeping the tires instead of racing at speed Mercedes.

At the top, Bottas successfully defended the lead after starting, not giving his teammate Hamilton a chance to attack. The two Mercedes cars started off with medium tires and struggled with that tire over the first 10 laps. Bottas is now almost 2 seconds away from Hamilton. However, both the Finnish driver and his teammates began to feel the pressure from Verstappen, sticking behind with a distance of less than a second.