What records to expect from F1 racing 2020? (Part 1)

In 2020, there are 22 races with many other achievements that are in danger of being broken in the next 9 months. Here are eight achievements that are easy to break in the coming season.

2020 may be the season that will see the great milestone 7 championship titles of the legendary Michael Schumacher balanced, and the one who has the opportunity to do that is Lewis Hamilton. However, the British driver’s dominance with Mercedes is in danger of not being able to maintain this year before the strong rise of rivals.

In addition, it is impossible not to mention the growing young generation and the ability to do special things. Here are 8 records that will likely be broken next season.

Schumacher’s milestone could well be knocked down this season

Hamilton is only eight points behind Schumacher’s 91 victories. With an average win rate of 9 races each year since he joined the “Silver Arrows” in 2013 (and is the only driver in history to win every season he participates in), The area will be within your reach.

Despite this, Schumacher reached the milestone after just 248 races, and Hamilton went through the 250th race before the start of the 2020 season, showing the terrifying dominance of the Schumacher-Ferrari duo in the early years of XXI century. Many people thought that this achievement could not be broken, but it is likely that things will soon change.

Number of consecutive team championships

Mercedes is aiming for the championship for the 7th consecutive year, a record that will break the record set by Ferrari in 2004. They will also have the opportunity to become the first engine supplier to bring the championship. 7th consecutive person since Ford-Cosworth made from 1968 to 1974.

The youngest world champion

Ferrari and Red Bull are looking to “overthrow” Mercedes, and whether they can make Charles Leclerc or Max Verstappen become the new king of F1 racing? If either of them did, they would crush the old record set by Sebastian Vettel when he was first crowned in Abu Dhabi 2010, when he was 23 and 134 days old.

F1 racing receives nearly $ 1.5 billion of restructuring

Liberty Media has made changes in its business strategy as well as “pouring money” into Formula 1 going through this extremely challenging period with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orders must have revenue

Recently, Liberty Media, the current F1 management unit, “redistributed” its “assets” among its subsidiaries to bring money to Formula 1 during the COVID-19 pandemic. continue to have great impact on the tournament.

Liberty restructures to pour money for F1 support

The deal was made between FWON (F1’s holding company of Liberty) and SiriusXM, a communications company based in Manhattan, New York, USA, which is a subsidiary of Liberty. The main change for the deal is that the company promotes the organization of events – Live Nation, previously “in the same house” as F1, will now join SiriusXM.

In addition to the purpose of bringing more money to F1, the main reason for this decision of Liberty is because both F1 and Live Nation need to take place events to bring about revenue. However, given the current situation, both are becoming a big source of risk for the parent company. From there, Liberty was forced to “put one egg in another basket” to divide the risks evenly among its subsidiaries.

On the other hand, it is also a logical move to put a company promoting events (concerts) in conjunction with a media company, rather than on motorsport like F1.

Approximately USD 1.5 billion of assets were transferred from F1 Group to Liberty SiriusXM, totaling USD 2.8 billion assets and USD 1.3 billion outstanding loans. Of which, shares of Live Nation accounted for USD 2.6 billion in the above data.

That conversion is balanced by a net of $ 1.5 billion of net assets transferred from Liberty SiriusXM to F1 Group, including cash of $ 1.4 billion, of which 50% of which is considered as an inter-bank loan.

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Liberty expects this change will help them in the stock market related to F1 business. That brings liquidity to F1 in case the season continues to be delayed.

Silverstone still has the advantage to host many races this year

According to the current situation, after Canadian GP was suspended, French GP is currently holding the opening stage this season. However, this race also faces the risk of being postponed because France has issued a ban on crowded gatherings scheduled to last until mid-July.

Meanwhile, the organizers of the British GP race – scheduled for July 19 – set a deadline to decide on the ‘fate’ of this year’s event by the end of April.

Silverstone said it is willing to host more than one race here, as the racetrack has many different structures. One of them is that they can race in the opposite direction of the current F1 racing structure, which will be an interesting challenge for all.

Besides, England is also the place where the headquarters of 7 F1 racing teams are located, so the logistics issue, as well as the organization, will not be a great burden.

Other major British sporting events such as the Primier League, which are postponed until the end of April, The Open Championship, held in mid-July, are likely to be postponed to September, while the Grand Slam This year’s Wimbledon tennis has been officially canceled and will only return for 2021.

MotoGP is not confident the tournament can reach the 13-legged mark by 2020

As for the “colleagues” at MotoGP, although they do not want to, but if the situation worsens, they only hope to organize 10 races this season.

After the races at Jerez and Le Mans were delayed, MotoGP did not offer a new update schedule, like what they did when previous events (Qatar, Thailand, USA, Argentina) were delayed / cancel.

CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta added that it is necessary to complete 13 races in a year to qualify for the ‘World Championship’, applied under ‘normal conditions’. And the world is in the middle of a pandemic, and this is an unprecedented situation, so every decision will be made depending on the specific situation.

However, in the opinion of Ducati’s Sports Director, Mr. Pablo Ciabatti, the perspective that Mr. Ezpeleta is still too active, and he proposes that just finding five countries and organizing multiple races in each location will be easier and more reasonable.

Racing in the world struggling because of COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Another race at the Nevers Magny-Cours racetrack, France, is scheduled to take place by the end of September but has been pushed back a week to avoid conflicts with the new racing schedule from MotoGP.

Thus, according to the newly scheduled racing schedule, the second official stage of the year will take place after the opening stage to 1 and a half months, in Assen, Netherlands on April 17-19. However, with the complicated disease situation in Europe at present, the upcoming races will almost certainly be announced to be postponed or canceled.

Formula E 2019-20 pauses for the next 3 months

Next is Formula E, the tournament is “at the top” in the number of races that must be canceled in the current 2019-20 season. Initially, two races in Sanya, mainland China (held March 21) and Rome, Italy (April 4) were now two major outbreaks of the current COVID-19, so the organizers quickly announced the cancellation of the above two events. But recently, things have gotten worse and Formula E has announced the cancellation of events in the following months.

The tournament presented a system of green, yellow and red flag signals to determine each stage and time period to restart the season as well as evaluate the reorganization of postponed or canceled races.

That means the first race in Seoul, South Korea and the event in Paris, France will be excluded from this year’s schedule.

In addition, Jakarta ePrix (June 6) was supposed to be moved to a new venue after the Federal Secretary of Jakarta rejected an offer to organize around the National Monument historic site, but later. This decision is reversed and allows further organization. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging, this race will also suffer the same fate with the above 4 races.

IndyCar delayed/canceled the first 4 stages of the season 2020

Thus, the 14-race season of Formula E now has only 9 races and a 4-month break between the race just took place in Marrakesh, Morocco (February 29) and the upcoming Berlin ePrix (June 21). The tournament will then arrive in New York City on July 11 before the season is expected to end with two consecutive legs in London on 25-26 / 07 to.

In addition, the WEC endurance race season 8-20-20 season canceled the 1000-mile Sebring (USA) route on March 20 due to US entry restriction orders imposed on Europe due to COVID-19. The remaining two sections of the season, ‘6 am at Spa-Francorchamps’ on April 25 and 24h Le Mans (June 13-14) have also been officially delayed.

Racing in the world struggling because of COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1)

COVID-19 is heavily affecting all major sporting events in 2020, and racing is no exception. The world’s leading racing competitions in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive are in an emergency situation, forcing to constantly leave schedules and cancel races.

Up to the present time, MotoGP is the tournament making the fastest decisions about the status of its upcoming races. Specifically, after leaving the Thai GP schedule to early October, the FIM federation and the owner of the Dorna Sports tournament decided to leave two more races in April, the US and Argentina to mid-November next, before the evolutions. complex of COVID-19.

MotoGP will have to wait at least until May to start the fight

Italy has declared a “national closure”, meaning that the country will be unable to make it to the venue or if it can, if possible, as well. will immediately be isolated for at least 14 days upon arrival in that country.

Since then, the tournament is trying to find the most reasonable solution to “salvage” the season. They are trying to find a venue to replace the Qatar GP where the highest mode MotoGP cannot take place.

In addition, they do not exclude the ability to organize races without spectators watching the track and can extend the season to December if necessary. With that, the format of racing 2 races in the same weekend like what WorldSBK or other young leagues are doing.

Under a contract agreement between the FIM and MotoGP federation, the tournament must hold a minimum of 13 races in a season and they are still fully confident that they will do it this year.

The WSBK also faces turmoil on the 2020 schedule

So according to the scheduled race at this time, the riders, the team will have a busy schedule in the last two months of this year if things do not have new developments. In particular, the last 8 races from the 12th to the 19th stage will start at Aragon on September 27 to the season-ending stage in Valencia at the last week of November, exactly as the ‘sprint stage’ of the year.

After MotoGP, the lower level tournament of World SBK has also made adjustments to suit the upcoming events. The WSBK completed the first leg on Phillip Island, Australia in early March but canceled the second leg at Losail, Qatar on this weekend following the domino effect from MotoGP.

The third leg, scheduled for the weekend of March 27-29 in Jerez, Spain, was officially postponed and pushed down to become the curtain-cutting stage on October 23-25.

10 most powerful racing superbikes in the world (Part 3)

Aprilia also offers Race Pack racing packages with lightweight aluminum rims, Ohlins suspension. In addition, the Italian automaker also offers the RSV4 RF with a limited number of 500 units.

7. MV Agusta F4 RR (201 hp)

MV Agusta F4 RR is a commercial version of the World Superbike Championship race car with a capacity of 212 horsepower. MV Agusta has been acquired by Mercedes-Benz with a 25% stake, so the AMG logo appears on the body of this superbike.

Overall, the car is 2,115 mm long, 750 mm wide and 830 mm high, the ground clearance reaches 115 mm. Dry weight of 190 kg, fuel tank capacity of 17 liters.

MV Agusta F4 RR has many modern features such as the Ride-By-Wire electronic throttle control system to help the engine operate more efficiently. Ohlins shock absorbers adjust power, systems such as the system that supports quickshifts.

4 control modes for setting the normal conditions (Normal), operating in the rain (Rain), sports (Sport) and an operating mode that the driver sets the parameters by himself.

8. Kawasaki ZZR1400 (200 horsepower)

Kawasaki ZZR1400 was developed based on the frame structure of the most powerful superbike in the world today. ZZR1400 carries the power of a 1,441 cc four-cylinder engine, producing 200 hp at 10,000 rpm and 162.5 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Vehicle speed is limited to 300 km / h.

Noteworthy equipment on the special edition Kawasaki ZZR1400 includes a 6-speed gearbox, sliding clutch, fuel-saving operating mode, longer and stronger rear grips to bear the aluminum frame.

9. Kawasaki ZX-10R (200 horsepower)

Kawasaki ZX-10R is a superbike in the 1,000 cc segment, rival of Yamaha R1 and Honda CBR 1000RR. The four-cylinder 197 horsepower capacity, 998 cc capacity, the inside has many notable improvements.

ZX-10R features an electronic control system to adjust traction, cornering management and engine braking, ABS. In addition, the rear grips have been modified to help the car balance well and redistribute weight, making it easier for cornering.

10. Yamaha YZF-R1 (182 horsepower)

Yamaha R1 is the leading superbike in the sports car series manufactured by Yamaha. This is a street bike popular with many bikers in the world. 

Yamaha R1 is equipped with technologies inherited from the MotoGP racing team on the M1 superbike model. These include YCC-I intelligent fuel feeding system, throttle control system with YCC-T electronic chip and intelligent TCS traction control system with 6 different modes.

Why attractive sports car

Sports cars have many preeminent features that a sedan or pick-up is not possible. Referring to sports cars, almost everyone thinks of this feature immediately. Equipped with powerful and modern engines, these cars are always capable of incredible acceleration. For example, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V was introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Impressive performance along with the excitement of driving are great things that sports cars bring to the user. A sports car that requires a steady combination of arms and legs, the fluidity of gear changes will not let you down. Most of the latest car technologies are applied to sports cars. The technology of lowering the center of gravity helps the Scion FR-S easily perform the drift phase.

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Unlike a large SUV or pickup, sports cars are born to run at high speeds. To achieve higher speeds, the car must be low weight. The design of the sports car style 2-seat coupe 2 seats should not be suitable for family use. However, this is an ideal space for those who want to enjoy the feeling of privacy while having fun everywhere.

The car is also different thanks to its outstanding design design to optimize aerodynamic features. The attractive compact lagging sound characteristic of the sports exhaust also brings a different attraction to sports cars.

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To achieve higher speeds, the car must be low weight. And that’s why automakers are constantly researching and applying new materials on this vehicle. This weight loss process can be clearly seen through the 2016 Audi R8. So thanks to the use of aluminum frame structure combined with many details made from carbon fiber so the weight of the car is reduced.

These girls often prefer stylish cars and easy to use. But men want to experience the excitement of driving with the image of taking the car soaring in the crowd or drifting around making people admire.

Formula One Group struggled because of corona

Italy’s Ferrari racing team will probably face a hurdle when attending the Grand Prix. Authorities notified all visitors from Italy to be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

The most famous F1 team was forced to suspend all business trips and factory sightseeing activities when it was located more than 110 km from the corona center in Italy. Outbreaking, COVID-19 caused 2,036 people to become ill in Italy, with 52 deaths.

This could become a big obstacle for the Ferrari team to attend the Vietnam Grand Prix, the first Formula 1 race scheduled to take place in April this year. It makes Ferrari harder than rivals.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Formula One Group

Farrari is not the only victim. AlphaTauri is an F1 team based in Italy. Boss Franz Tost recently said that the corona virus is a really serious problem for his team. Mr. Tost emphasized that it is not fair for some teams to not participate in the tournament for any reason.

So far, the corona virus has only caused F1 to postpone racing in China. They are scheduled to take place in Shanghai next month. Next weekend, the race to open the season will be held in Australia despite the country has restricted flights from Italy.

Hungary is the only country among 22 host countries to host F1 race without any corona virus infection. Crowding makes F1 races particularly dangerous, especially when the epidemic in many countries is out of control. That’s why Formula One Group stock has lost 21 percent of its value over the past month.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Formula One Group

In Bahrain, the organization of the F1 race one week after the opening is still in place. Although there have been 49 cases of corona virus infection recorded in this small country.

The problem does not stop there. F1 documents stated that there must be at least 16 vehicles participating in a race. However, there is another problem. The F1 broadcast license contract states that the cost of the license will be reduced if there are fewer than 15 races in a season if it is not a force majeure event.

In the long time, corona virus can cause problems for Formula One Group. Their contract with 10 racing teams will end later this year and neither side will sign a new deal at the moment.

Tour de France learned to improve the F1 race

For the first time in history, the Tour de France has arranged staggering lines for each other in the same way F1 racing for the 17th stage.

Section 17 has a length of 65km from Bagneres-de-Luchon to the summit of Col de Portet (Hautes-Pyrenees). This is a very special stage because it has the shortest distance in the modern era of “Le Tour”. Therefore, many people consider this to be an unofficial timing race.

Topographic map of stage 17 Tour de France 2018. Although short (65km) but very challenging, not suitable for sprinters and an opportunity for mountain climbers to score.

The only difference is that the racetrack is not flat with the starting point located at the foot of the climb to the summit of Col de Peyresourde, the first of the 3 peaks that athletes need to conquer. The last peak of Souvenir Henri Desgrange is also the destination with the level HC, the most difficult level.

According to the layout of TDF 2018, the driver holding the yellow shirt will line up first, the next 19 positions will stand behind. The rest will be divided into 4 groups spanning about 70m.

Although Geraint Thomas and Top 20 are in the top 20, stage 17 is still the stage for mountaineering kings like Quintana (Moviestar), who is the first in this stage.

“I appreciate the tournament’s refreshing effort but honestly, I don’t know what to think about what they have arranged for this 17th stage,” said Eusebia Unzue, the Movistar team manager.

Paolo Slongo, coach of the Vincenzo Nibali team, is not too keen on the improvement of BTC: “I don’t think it changes too much but if the strong crab has few teammates around, they have many advantages. Sky team is obviously a strong team and so they benefit. “

British bicycle legend Brad Wiggins commented: “It’s a good start.”

Chris Froome (Sky team), defending champion and also the main driver to do the job reluctantly, supporting teammate Geraint Thomas to protect the yellow shirt in stage 17

Due to finishing in 3rd place, Geraint Thomas not only protected the yellow jersey firmly but also increased the distance with Tom Dumoulin to approximately 2 minutes (1:59 seconds) and teammate Chris Froome 2 minutes 31 seconds in the final ranking.

Historically, TDF 1996 has had a length of only 46km, but at that time, BTC had to shorten the distance of racing because of snow.

Overview of stage 17 Tour de France 2018, the shortest race in the modern era of “Le Tour”.

10 most powerful racing superbikes in the world (Part 2)

4. Kawasaki Ninja H2 (205 hp)

The Ninja H2 is the first commercial vehicle in the world and is also the only one to date equipped with a supercharged forced air intake engine.

The capacity of the car is only 205 horsepower, not too prominent in the 1,000-cubic-meter supersport segment today, but Ninja H2 still attracts attention thanks to the highest torque in the segment.

Ninja H2 is equipped with 6-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch of Brembo. In addition, the Ninja H2 also features Quick Shift for quick gear changes.

Ninja H2 has a tough and strong design. The front headlights use LED bulbs, two large air cavities on the two sides, but only the left wind cavity is responsible for the intake of supercharger. Turn signal light integrated on the rearview mirror of the vehicle.

Engine: supercharged 998 cc, 4 cylinders in line

Capacity: 205 hp (215 hp with ram air set)

Reference price in the European market: 28,000 USD

5. Ducati 1299 Panigale R (205 hp)

Compared to the 1199 juniors, the 1299 Panigale R has a larger head for improved aerodynamics. At the same time, Ducati also arranged a sophisticated range of LED daytime running lights that both enhance the aesthetics and enhance the lighting of the vehicle.

In addition, 1299 Panigale R also allows users to customize the driving mode in the “bespoke” style (personalized) to best suit the control of each person.

1299 Panigale R deserves to be one of the highest bikes of Ducati when it is integrated with many advanced technologies such as Ducati Traction Control (traction control system), Ducati Wheelie Control (technology to limit the loading phases. unwanted head when accelerator is too fast), ABS anti-lock braking system on both wheels.

Engine: Superquadro L-Twin, 1198 cc

Capacity: 205 horsepower

Reference price in European market: 35,000 USD

6. Aprilia RSV4 RR (201 hp)

The 1,000cc superbike segment witnessed the competition of many famous names, from BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1, Ducati 1299 Panigale, Kawasaki Ninja H2 and indispensable a name from Italy – Aprilia RSV4 RR.

Aprilia RSV4 RR owns a list of electronic assist technologies including second-generation APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) operation control. Traction Control Traction Control, control wheelie control, Launch Control and Quick Shift gearshift. All combined with Ride by Wire throttle control and multiple running modes.