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F1 announces dates races of rescheduled

Formula One has introduced the first eight dates of its rescheduled calendar as the recreation objectives to return to racing on July 5 in Austria.

The first 10 races of the authentic 2020 calendar have been both cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing F1 to reschedule as many races as feasible in the 2nd 1/2 of the year.

The published dates solely characterize the first eight European rounds — taking vicinity in six venues over 10 weekends — with F1 hoping to announce further races in Asia and the Americas in the coming weeks to set up a calendar of 15 to 18 races.

The activity stated it “currently expects” the opening races will be closed to fans, however that it would welcome spectators back to circuits when it is secure to do so.

In order to cram as many races as possible into the calendar, two consecutive races will take region at the same circuit at each Red Bull Ring and Silverstone — a first for F1. To differentiate the rounds at the identical track, the 2d Austria race will be called the Steiermark Grand Prix and the 2d Silverstone race will be called the Formula One seventieth Anniversary Grand Prix, in attention of the sport’s first race at the equal circuit in 1950.

F1 CEO Chase Carey said in a news release: “In the previous weeks we have been working tirelessly with all our partners, the FIA and the teams to create a revised opening 2020 calendar allowing us to restart racing in the most secure feasible way. We are pleased to be capable to set out our opening eight race calendar today and appear ahead to publishing our full calendar in the coming weeks.

As part of F1’s plans to return to racing, teams will be restrained to eighty personnel every and saved apart from each different at the circuit to restriction the opportunity of coronavirus transmission. Paddock personnel will be examined for the virus earlier than leaving for races and tested normally on arrival. In order to restriction contact with the public, they are due to be flown on chartered jets as nicely as staying in block-booked accommodations inside driving distance of the circuit.

Marshals, who are critical to the running of races, will additionally be work and operate in small organizations in order to minimise the chances of transmission of the virus.

Although the relaxation of the calendar is due to be introduced in the coming weeks, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi have already been scheduled as the final two events on the calendar. F1 is leaving open the possibility of making them doubleheaders in order to bolster the number of rounds, if necessary.

F1’s two normal assist series, Formula 2 and Formula 3, will also tour to the identical eight occasions to get their seasons underway.

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TODAY IN RACING: 14 JUNE

Le Mans dominates racing records on 14 June, but there had been also two grand prix over the years on this day.

While Jim Clark made a habit of winning the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, his 1964 win in a Lotus 25 Climax, used to be the solely of those that may want to be labelled as fortuitous. Dan Gurney ran dry on the penultimate lap after main most of the before Graham Hill, who took the lead only stopped rapidly after when his BRM engine broke. That left Clark to combat Bruce McLaren’s Cooper off for his third of 4 Spa wins on the trot, with Jack Brabham third.

It was a comparable scenario for Gerhard Berger in the Canadian Grand Prix this day ’92, after Nigel Mansell went off whilst fighting for the lead with Berger’s McLaren Honda teammate Ayrton Senna, earlier than Senna suffered engine failure to permit the Austrian to take the win from Michael Schumacher’s Benetton and Jean Alesi’s Ferrari.

Getting lower back to Le Mans, Sir Henry Birkin and Earl Howe gained the 1931 24 Hour using an Alfa Romeo 8C-2300, whilst Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt led a Jaguar 1-2-4 at the Sarthe epic put down to their jogging progressive disc brakes in the victorious C-types.

More recently, Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann took Porsche’s first normal Le Mans win driving a 917K in 1970, in view that when the Stuttgart carmaker has won three of the four 24 Hours run on this day.

Derek Bell gained twice, alongside Jacky Ickx in a Porsche 936/81 in 1983, and in 1987 with Al Holbert and Hans-Joachim Stuck in a Porsche 962C. David Brabham, Marc Gene and Alex Wurz broke Porsche’s 14 May streak through prevailing in a Peugeot 908 HDi in 2009, however Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy were returned to Porsche’s winning approaches in a 919 Hybrid in 2015.

In other sportscar race outcomes on this day, Dan Gurney took the 1970 Mosport Can Am in a McLaren M8D-Chevrolet, a race that Teo Fabi additionally received in a March 817-Chevrolet in ’81. 14 June IMSA winners encompass Hurley Haywood in a Porsche 911 at Mosport in ‘75 Klaus Ludwig’s Ford Mustang at Brainerd ’82, Juan Manuel Fangio II’s Eagle MkIII-Toyota in New Orleans ‘92 and Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Dorsey Schroeder at Mid-Ohio ‘98.

In other primary races over the years, Fernand Wheelwright drove his Panhard-Levassor to 1900 Gordon Bennett Race honours, Konstantin Kapustin advised his Richard-Brasier to win the 1903 Gentleman’s Race of St. Petersburg, Felice Nazzaro’s Fiat 72 took the 1907 Kaiser Preis and Giuseppe Campari’s Alfa-Romeo 40/60 the 1920 Circuito del Mugello.

Enzo Ferrari won the Italian Bobbio Penice Hillclimb with a 2.3 litre Alfa Romeo in one of his last appearances behind the wheel earlier than turning into a team owner in 1931 and in 1936, three hundred thousand race fans became up to witness Bernd Rosemeyer’s amazing potential to ‘see via the fog’ as he defied the odds to drive his Auto Union Type C via the blanket to a magnificent victory in the Nürburgring Eifelrennen.

Over in the US meanwhile, Ralph Mulford’s Frontenac received two and Ralph DePalma’s Packard and Tommy Milton in a Duesenberg one 1919 AAA Champ Car International Sweepstakes warmness apiece, while Jimmy Murphy received in Altoona driving a Miller in 1924. Billy Arnold additionally won that race in a Miller-Hartz in 1930, while Louis Meyer’s Stevens Miller gained in Detroit 1931. Staying with Indy racing, Van Johnson gained the 1959 Langhorne 100, whilst Bobby Unser received in 1970 and Bobby Rahal in ’87.

On the stages, Mikko Hirvonen recommended his Ford Focus RS to 2009 Acropolis World Rally Championship victory, whilst Sebastien Ogier took his Volkswagen Polo R to 2015 Rally Sardinia honours. Leon Duray additionally drove his Miller ninety one Packard Cable Special to a 148 mph speed report in Utica, Michigan on this day 1928.

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Austria and England will organize 4 opening stages

Plans are underway so the season can start in Austria with two consecutive races on the weekends on July 5 and 12, before F1 to the UK and two more consecutive races at the end of July and early August if the governments of the two countries approve.

The Austrian government and the Styrian government have now confirmed they will not prevent the Red Bull Ring from holding a race in July, provided the race takes place behind closed doors with a minimum number of employees. attend.

In fact, it also depends on the implementation of strict safety measures, including having all teams previously undergo medical examinations and those with negative results given special passports. allow them to go to Austria.
It should be added that to ensure the schedule does not fall below 10 races, Liberty Media is planning to organize consecutive races on consecutive weekends at the same venue, with employees of teams, radio and television are all isolated in the hotel between the races.
According to the assessment, the Spielberg area is an ideal location for the first race because the Austrian government not only started to relax socially but the Red Bull Ring race is located in the countryside, far from populated areas. Spielberg also has a local airport on site, allowing for easy access without compromising the health of the locals.
Likewise is the British Silverstone race track, which is expected to hold 2 consecutive races in 2 consecutive weeks and has no fans, the media. It is expected this week that the British government will discuss the timing for some sporting events to take place, although the rules for social spacing are only relaxed by the end of May.
At least the F1 can take place will bring hope to the racing teams and fans after months of social separation.

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Unimaginable things about F1 racing world

F1 racing in countries around the world have been postponed but it has not stopped the attention of the world’s number 1 speed sports lover. The reason for this high-class sport always contains records and special stories not found in other subjects.

Stunned with the salaries of F1 drivers

F1 is always considered a high-class sport and riders also enjoy a high salary. So far, Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes team is the highest paid driver. In 2019, he received $ 73.9 million.

Sebastian Vettel is a German driver who joined the Scuderia Ferrari, which has won the world for four consecutive years from the 2010-2013 season and is also the youngest driver ever to win the F1 championship. Currently, he has a salary of 56.3 million USD.

Ricciardo signed a two-year contract with Renault from August 2018 after winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 and China – Monaco Grands Prix 2018. The driver’s salary is currently at $ 49 million.

Startled with insurance coverage of the riders

The income level is huge but the risk is also very high, so F1 drivers also have to spend a lot of money to buy accident insurance for themselves.

Similar to the world-class auto insurance scheme, factors such as the driver’s age, driving experience, occupation, vehicle type and driver’s risk profile are considered. However, for F1 drivers, the calculation is a bit more complicated because the nature of Formula 1 racing is very high risk. Also remember that F1 drivers will have to pay for their own accident insurance.

As can be seen, the highest level of insurance belongs to the French F1 driver, Romain Grosjean, a Swiss. The high level of insurance is not uncommon when some F1 riders are considered to be personal, adventurous, always driving at very high speed and reckless overtaking. The statistics of points deducted due to racing errors may reflect the insurance value. Naturally, the higher the level of insurance coverage, the lower the premium will be.

Tire change record
1.82 seconds is currently the record for replacing F1 tires set by the Red Bull team at the Brazilian Grand Prix 2019, taking place in Brazil last year. During the entire season, the average tire change time for other teams was 2.4 seconds.

On the F1 race, sometimes success and failure are decided at a pitstop (technical stop). This is not just a battle for the riders, but behind them are also 20 technicians at the pitstop (referred to as the “pit crew”) in coordination with the goal of changing the tires as quickly as possible.

A lot of activity takes place in those few seconds. The car goes into the pitstop and stops completely. Front and rear tire jacks are used. Gun loosening nut is operating. Old worn tires are replaced. The tire jack was lowered and the driver continued to play. Each step above is done in turn, this step is completed, then another step is performed. Therefore, there is no room for mistakes during this period.

In a sport where winning and losing is only a millisecond, technical support is the key to success for the entire team. Adding or subtracting 1 second at the tech park can determine the lead or second position on the track.