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.

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.

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.

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.

Bottas won the 70th anniversary races of F1

Valtteri Bottas takes the starting position, but Nico Hulkenberg is the most notable name after the ranking round on Silverstone race on 8/8.

This is just the second leg of Hulkenberg driving for Racing Point F1, replacing Sergio Perez infected with coronavirus. The third starting place, thanks to the 1-minute 26,082 second class performance, right behind two outstanding Mercedes cars, is a valuable reward for the German racer thought is out of date. Hulkenberg now has a good chance to contend for a place on the podium of an F1 race.

Nico Hulkenberg achieved the third ranking in Silverstone

Racing Point’s good performance is likely to continue to make waves in F1 village. Competitors were inherently upset, complaining about the World Racing Federation (FIA) handling the Racing Point case copying Mercedes’ 2019 design, used for the RP20. Racing Point is deducted only 15 points and fined 400,000 euros for this violation.

Though overshadowed by Hulkenberg’s performance, Bottas is still very excited. Winning the pole at this F1 70th anniversary was a good signal for the Finnish driver of Mercedes, after three consecutive legs he was inferior to Lewis Hamilton, 30 points away from his teammates on the rankings. The first starting position will give Bottas a chance to go upstream, instead of continuing to be overwhelmed by Hamilton as in the past period.

Bottas performed 1 minute 25,154 seconds correctly on the last run and 0.063 seconds faster than Hamilton’s result. Both Mercedes drivers easily passed the first two qualifying rounds (Q1 and Q2) to reach the top 10. Hulkenberg surprisingly came in second, above Hamilton in the second qualifying round. Superstar Sebastian Vettel continued to grieve when the SF1000 ranked 11th and was eliminated in Q2.

In the third qualifying round, both W11s use soft tires in the first run. Hamilton’s 1 minute 25,284 second result was 0.16 seconds faster than Bottas’s performance. In the second run of Q3, the Mercedes duo switched to using medium tires. However, Bottas still improved his performance to surpass his teammate.

Bottas’s 1-minute 25,154 second result is lower than the ranking performance at Silverstone last week, but enough to stand above Hamilton.

Hulkenberg’s stellar performance made Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen accept the fourth departure, right above former teammate Daniel Ricciardo (Renault). Ferrari’s hope, Charles Leclerc won only the eighth starting right, under both Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly. The remaining two positions in the top 10 belong to Alexander Albon and Lando Norris.

F1 adds three more races after cancelling all four race in the America

Canceling all four races in the America, F1 replaced with three races in Germany, Portugal, and Italy, according to a statement today.

Because the Covid-19 situation in the Americas is still complicated, the F1 races in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Brazil are not taking place this year. Instead, F1 introduced three races at Nurburgring, Portimao, and Imola.

Nurburgring has returned to F1 for the first time since 2013

The number of races this season has increased to 13. The Nurburgring leg will take place from October 9 to October 11, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

After seven years of absence, the Nurburgring has just returned to F1. This stage is named GP Eiffel, in which Eiffel is the mountain range where the race is located. The nearest winner in the Nurburgring is Sebastian Vettel, in Red Bull’s RB9.

The Portimao stage takes place from October 23 to October 25 in southern Portugal. Portimao first organized an F1 race, after the race was established in 2008. Portugal will also host the first F1 race since 1996 when Jacques Villeneuve won the race in the Williams car.

The Imola stage will only take place on October 31 and November 1, in Bologna, Italy. For the first time since 2006, Imola organized an F1 race. Imola is also the third leg in Italy this year, after Monza and Mugello. Most likely, Imola will only have one trial lap, before the qualifying round and the main race.

Previously, F1 added two races

F1 on July 10 announced the ninth and 10 seasons this season, at Mugello, Italy, and Sochi, Russia. Mugello will hold its ninth stage on September 13. Two weeks later, Sochi hosted the 10th stage, although the situation in Covid-19 in Russia is still complicated.

Mugello is owned by Ferrari. The Italian racing team usually selects Mugello as the test drive place before each season. Mugello has organized an F1 race for the first time and is also the 1,000th race in Ferrari history. The race is 5,245 km long, with 14 corners.

F1 still aims to organize from 15 to 18 stages this season.

Seven factors to expect when F1 returns (Part 2)

On June 26, Williams released a new outfit for the FW43, after sponsor ROKiT canceled the contract early. The new design looks stronger and smoother, but can’t hide the reality of Williams’ dim future in F1 racing.

The parent company is willing to sell Williams if the price is right. Their mission this season is to compete well to attract investors. The last two seasons, they were last. But young talents like Nicholas Lafiti and George Russell are expected to change the face of Williams this season.

During a four-month hiatus, a series of transfer deals was announced. Most significant is the breakup between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Carlos Sainz will take Vettel’s place, while Daniel Ricciardo will replace Sainz at McLaren.

These deals are only activated from the following season, and may affect the determination of the riders this season. Fans expect Vettel to play, and what his future will be like. It’s also impossible to ignore Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, when both are out of contract with Mercedes later this season.

Despite fierce competition, all racing teams support the movement against racism or inequality. F1 hung a sign with the words “Stop racism” at the Red Bull Ring. Mercedes also replaced the new black outfit for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Vettel is not trusted by Binotto’s team

Sebastian Vettel was surprised when Ferrari leader – Mattia Binotto – actively called to ask for a contract to end at the end of 2020.

On 12/5, Ferrari announced the farewell of Vettel at the end of this season. Various sources, including the previous Gazetta dello Sport, revealed that Ferrari offered an extended year, but Vettel had to reduce his salary. The Ferrari home page quoted Vettel as saying that finance is not a problem.

The future of Vettel after 2020 is a topic of concern in F1 village. The German driver has not yet determined the next plan. Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will replace Vettel at Ferrari since the 2021 season. Vettel is expected to join Mercedes, with both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas out of contract at the end of the season.

Seven factors to expect when F1 returns (Part 1)

A lot of changes are created when F1 comes back, but the attractive and fierce competition will not go away.

F1 was still taking place when Covid-19 was still raging in many countries. Fans will witness F1 completely different in many respects, starting with the Red Bull Ring race. Teams are limited in personnel, causing team members to be self-sufficient in many aspects. The paddock area will be much more deserted before and after the race. Members must protect themselves, minimize the risk of infection.

The audience watching the television will see the difference when the riders prepare to start, when they go to the podium to celebrate the victory and the interview. But when the five red lights turned off, the riders started and made fans goosebumps with dramatic chases.

Technically, the competition between teams is even more unpredictable in the current context. Pre-season test weeks took place four months ago and fans may have forgotten the results at that time. Teams also took advantage of the break to improve the cars. The first two test races (P1, P2) in Austria tomorrow 3/7 will reveal the strength of the teams.

The Red Bull Ring will see how Mercedes’ “three-dimensional steering system” works. During the pre-season test week, Mercedes’ discovery was the most significant. The Melbourne track in Australia may not be the right place for a “three-dimensional steering wheel”. But with the long straight lines in the Red Bull Ring, Mercedes can unleash the power of this system. And if they succeed, will the other teams protest?

Four months off is not enough for the teams to imitate Mercedes’ three-dimensional steering system, but it is enough for them to make significant improvements to the cars. Mercedes has announced they have greatly upgraded the W11.

Renault revealed that fans would find the R.S.20 completely different. Red Bull also improved the aerodynamics and upgraded Honda engines. Ferrari did not significantly change parts until the Hungarian leg. The Red Bull Ring results will show which team has improved the car better over the past four months.