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F1 is not necessarily the most attractive racing (Part 1)

World-famous racing “compete” directly with Formula 1 racing in terms of attractiveness as well as a fanbase.

Formula 1 is world-famous for having the fastest speed, the most expensive cost. But speed is not the decisive factor. Many spectators complain that the F1 races are quite boring and lack of competition, they want something new and more attractive. Therefore, many races were born to suit the tastes of each audience group.

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Here is a list of the most attractive racing in the world besides Formula 1 racing.

1. Isle of Man TT – Death race

For motorcyclists, this is a race not to be missed. Held annually on an island between England and Ireland, Isle of Man TT brings the audience unprecedented excitement that no race can achieve.

The drivers will conquer the race with a total length of 365 km with 6 laps around the island. The track has up to 264 curves and almost no protective barrier, many locations even have stone walls, extremely dangerous obstacles.

The average speed of the racers is always maintained at 200-300 km / h. In the Isle of Man TT, superior technology is not enough, to win the racer must also have recklessness and bravery.

Due to the high risk of the race, the Isle of Man TT is also known as the “death race” because no athlete dies every year. Up to now, the total number of deaths has reached 252 people. Even spectators are at risk of serious injury.

2. Cross-country racing in Paris Dakar Rally

Besides famous car racing like Formula 1, Paris Dakar Rally is also an attractive competition for car racers. It began in 1977 when French driver Thierry Sabine was lost in the middle of the Tenere desert while making the race from Abidjan to Nice.

Immersed in the desert, he realized that endless stretch of sand would be the ideal place for amateurs like him to have the ability to test endurance. When he returned, he devoted the rest of his life to building the Paris Dakar Rally race today with his associates.

Cars participating in the race must be modified to increase off-road performance

On the sprint, the drivers have to pass 800 to 900 kilometers of the road a day in the harsh desert terrain. Many of them are just amateurs and can’t get to the finish line. Since 2009, for security reasons, the race was transferred to Argentina and Chile.

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Italian Grand Prix 2020: Pierre Gasly championship amid many shocks

The Italian Grand Prix 2020 is not only the last F1 tournament that sticks to the Williams family but also happens to many surprises.Before the Italian Grand Prix 2020, many people must have been confused about the 24-year-old French racer Alpha Tauri. But after winning the Italian Grand Prix 2020, he is probably better known.

And even Alpha Tauri is contagious. Because this team has just been renamed. Last year, Alpha Tauri was also named Toro Rosso – “sister” of Red Bull. That was when Red Bull downgraded Pierre Gasly to race for this Italian-based F1 team.

Unexpectedly on a crazy race day in Monza, Pierre Gasly finished first at the Italian Grand Prix, despite starting at 10th. In contrast, Lewis Hamilton only finished seventh due to a 10-second penalty, despite winning 6 of the last 7 Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton finished 7th due to the deduction of points

However, the top spot of Hamilton’s chart is still as solid as the table with Carlos Sainz of McLaren and Lance Stroll of Racing Point occupying the 2nd and 3rd place.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had no points due to giving up due to a machine failure. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas surprisingly only finished fifth, so Hamilton maintained a safe point distance.

Charles Leclerc type car crash

Ferrari continued to have the Grand Prix failed with Charles Leclerc having a car crash in the middle of the road, while Sebastian Vettel failed to win at just 6 laps.

Lewis Hamilton took the pole with a record fast lap

Lewis Hamilton continues to prove to be Mercedes’ biggest prop at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix while Ferrari continues to be in crisis.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have just helped Mercedes continue to dominate when they occupy the first two places of the Italian Grand Prix 2020 qualifier. Not only that, but the British racer also has a lap with a record fast time at Monza: 1 minute 18,887 seconds.

So Hamilton extended the record to occupy the pole to 94 times, take the pole in 6 out of 7 races and take the pole for the 7th time in Italy. Meanwhile, Mercedes has occupied the pole 8 times in a row this season.

Ferrari continued to bog down with both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc bouncing out of the Top 10. This means that for the first time at Monza since 1984, Ferrari has no runner in the Top 10.

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Gasly won the championship at the Italian GP

Mercedes made a serious mistake with Hamilton, then Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri finished first in the race with a series of events in Monza on September 6.

Gasly won the championship at the Italian GP

The victory after twelve years of waiting for Alpha Tauri – formerly the Toro Rosso team – on the Monza race made the Italian Grand Prix 2020 become one of the most memorable and shocking races in F1 history. The last time Red Bull’s B team won first place was also at Monza when Sebastian Vettel scored.

Two times of safety vehicles appeared in a row at the end of the first half, pushing Mercedes into a difficult position and causing world champion Lewis Hamilton to make mistakes. The golden opportunity was placed on Gasly, who was once disgraced at Red Bull, and the 24-year-old French racer made full use of it, finishing first with a record 36 minutes 39,174 seconds.

Gasly was overjoyed and crying on the podium

The first starting advantage with the remarkable W11 gives Hamilton easy control over the race and continually increases the distance with the back group at the first third of the race. By the 20th round, the distance between the Mercedes star and the second runner, Carlos Sainz Jnr (McLaren), was more than 12 seconds.

In the 20th round, Kevin Magnussen’s car broke down and had to stay on the side of the track, the safety car was deployed to serve the cleaning. The safety vehicle appears just before the optimal time for pit racers.

At this point, Mercedes made a mistake and caused Hamilton to lose his 90th victory when he called Hamilton to change the tire as soon as the safety car just went to the track without realizing that at that time the car was banned from the pit.

In the first group, Stroll missed a chance to win when a bad start and fell behind Gasly and Sainz in the next round. Sainz also quickly surpassed Raikkonen to chase after Gasly to win first place. But While trying to reach the last seconds, the Spanish driver still could not catch up with his opponent, so he accepted second place.

With the strange trio Gasly, Sainz, and Stroll on the podium, Mercedes is absent from the top three for the first time this year. This is also the first time since 2014, the big three Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari do not appear on the podium.

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Lewis Hamilton easily finished first in the Belgian GP

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton outstripped teammate Mercedes Valtteri Bottas to finish first on the Spa-Francorchamps race on August 30.

Hamilton completed 44 laps in 1 hour 24 minutes 08,761 seconds and was 8.448 seconds faster than runner-up Valtteri Bottas. This parameter does not fully show the superiority of British riders. Only thanks to the appearance of safety cars, while Hamilton focused on keeping the tires in the final stage, did Bottas not fall too far behind in Catalunya two weeks ago.

Winning 89 in F1 career helped Hamilton close to the record 91 first leg of the legendary Michael Schumacher. He also removed 48 and 50 points from his main opponents, Max Verstappen and teammate Bottas. If he can maintain his current form, Hamilton will soon win this season a few races ahead.

Hamilton finished first at Spa-Francorchamps was the predicted outcome when his qualifying round performance showed the British driver’s W11 was faster than Bottas’s by more than 0.5 seconds per lap. Although Bottas started right behind his teammates, Bottas could not intimidate the first place, and control of the race was entirely in Hamilton’s hands. Bottas almost became an obstacle to Verstappen, rather than a threat to his English teammate.

Hamilton easily outstripped teammate Bottas

There were a number of developments that seemed to change the course of the race. Antonio Giovinazzi lost control of the Les Fagnes curve, dragging George Rusell into an accident and gave up, making the car safety deployed in lap 11. But the order in the first group did not disturb too much. At the end of the race, the risk of rain appearing or Hamilton complaining about the right front tire did not pose a threat to the top.

Sebastian Vettel was even surpassed easily by his former teammate – old general Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), so he only finished 13th. Prodigy Charles Leclerc was even worse when he only finished 14th despite starting on teammates. The disastrous 2-pit strategy caused the Monaco driver to struggle in the last group before he could climb to 14th in the last seconds. Most likely the two SF1000s will continue to have embarrassing performances on the Monza home track next week.

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Hamilton won the pole at the Spanish Grand Prix

British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton defeated his teammate Valtteri Bottas in the qualifying round on August 15, to win the starting right on the Catalunya race.

Not only won the pole at the Spanish GP, previously, Lewis Hamilton also won GP Styrian.

The 1 minute 15,584 second result performed by Hamilton was only 0.059 seconds faster than Bottas’s performance. Red Bull Max Verstappen star was left behind for 0.708 seconds but still easily won the right to start third, just ahead of Sergio Perez – Racing Point racer who returned after two stops due to coronavirus infection.

Ferrari continued to have a pretty bad starting record with Charles Leclerc starting only ninth, two places ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Catalunya first held the F1 race in mid-August instead of the usual May. The racing teams continued to struggle with hot weather, the track surface temperature sometimes reached 47 degrees Celsius, making tire retention still an important issue for the teams.

The first two qualifying rounds (Q1 and Q2) were not a big surprise except that Vettel continued to be eliminated early from Q2, although Ferrari changed the chassis to overcome difficulties for him from this stage.

The German driver almost entered Q3 when he was less than 10th place with 0.002 seconds. The 15 riders in Q2 all used soft tires for the best performance, except for the old general Kimi Raikkonen who used the medium tire.

Major developments of the Spanish Grand Prix 2020

By Q3, Bottas appeared on the track with soft tires earlier than his teammates and achieved 1 minute 15,643 seconds in the first run to temporarily take the first place. But Hamilton quickly climbed to No. 1 when he achieved impressive results 1 minute 15,584 seconds.

Verstappen only reached 1 minute 16,292 seconds and temporarily took third place. Meanwhile, after the first run, Leclerc ranked seventh with the result of 1 minute 17,297 seconds.

In the second run of Q3, Bottas continued to run ahead of Hamilton, but the Finnish driver’s 1-minute 15,659 result still lacked his personal achievement in the first run. It seems that the surface quality of the track has deteriorated, so Hamilton and Verstappen have not improved their achievements and the final top 3 order remains the same as the first run.

The McLaren duo improved their results in the second run, causing Leclerc to drop to ninth place, starting just before Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri). Carlos Sainz’s achievement was 0.04 seconds faster than his teammate, Lando Norris also surpassed only 0.003 seconds above Leclerc.

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The effort to complete the season of many racing tournaments (Part 2)

World SBK: There are 9 races in total

The WSBK 2020 completed an opening race in Phillip Island, Australia in early March before being postponed indefinitely. The tournament will be back in early August at Jerez (so this race will have 3 consecutive weeks of racing), along with 3 other races on Spanish soil.

Two of these will take place in Aragon in late August, early September, and then Catalunya on September 19-20.

Phillip Island racetrack

Algarve (Portugal), the race is being considered to organize an F1 race this year, with Magny-Cours (France) and Misano (Italy) will be the remaining names to be held in 2020.

Thus the season will have a total of 9 races, expected to end on November 7 to 8 in Misano so the racing schedule is not so dense as MotoGP. However, except Imola (Italy) and Oschersleben (Germany) that have been officially canceled, there are three other names: Donington Park (England), Assen (Netherlands) and Losail (Qatar) are waiting and hoping to be ranked. calendar.

Formula E: Adding 6 races with the special track structure

The 2019-20 season of the tournament has completed 5 stages in Saudi Arabia (2 stages), Chile, Mexico and Morocco before 7 other races were canceled, which is Sanya (China), Rome (Italy), Paris (France), Seoul (South Korea), Jakarta (Indonesia), New York (USA) and London (UK) – 2 stages.

Order 3 structures proposed for use in the 6 upcoming Berlin ePrix stages

Because there were not too many options for the venue for the remaining races of the season with the characteristics of racing on the street (taking more time to build the track), the tournament made a somewhat decisive decision. shocked but very reasonable at this time.

The organizers will organize 6 more races to complete the 2019-20 season and all those races will be held on the streets of Berlin, Germany on 3 different race structures around the airport. Tempelhof.

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The effort to complete the season of many racing tournaments (Part 1)

Along with F1 race, other racing events after a long delay is starting to come back in this period, new milestones in the history of racing in the world.

Although it is still not possible to organize the cheers of the audience, the organization of racing events is a good signal in the time of pandemic is still complicated. Here are new updates on the top racing events in the world this season.

To organize at least 13 races in the 2020 season and in case the worst case cannot leave Europe, MotoGP organizers have set up a new schedule for this year, including up to 5 racetracks. will organize 2 consecutive races in 2 weeks.

Jerez is the opening stage for the season with two stages respectively on July 19 and 26, then the Red Bull Ring (Austria), Misano (San Marino), Aragon, and Valencia (Spain) respectively. The race track closes this season.

The expected 13-stage schedule of MotoGP 2020

Between these 5 races are 3 other locations that have confirmed 1 race this year, namely Brno (Czech Republic), Catalunya (Spain) and Le Mans (France).

Accordingly, after 2 consecutive weeks at Jerez, the racing teams will have to prepare to face 3 tripleheaders (3 stages in 3 consecutive weeks) in August and October, but they will have a 2-week break between each of these tripleheaders. So out of the 13 confirmed races, up to 7 races are held in the “gaur country”, which is referred to as the “home town” of the tournament.

Besides, in addition to 9 officially canceled routes, the remaining 3 sections in Thailand, Malaysia, and Argentina are still waiting for the final “ruling” soon. However, looking at the current schedule, it will not be easy to rearrange the order of the races if the three events above can be “green-lighted” to organize.

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Lewis Hamilton won the first place in GP Styrian (Part 2)

Norris overtakes Stroll

The race began with the disaster of Ferrari, although the SF1000 was not very impressive. Leclerc is under pressure from an outside lane car. He drove and hit Vettel. The collision caused Vettel to give up right at the pit. Leclerc had to go into the pit to replace the rear spoiler, but then gave up in the fifth round because of a problem with the undercarriage.

The collision of Mercedes caused the yellow light to appear, in about three laps. After that, Valtteri Bottas and Albon took advantage of the power of the W11 and RB16 to surpass Sainz, taking third and fourth place. At this moment Verstappen was sandwiched between two Mercedes cars. These three cars sped up and left the middle group behind.

By the 24th round, Verstappen entered the pit and replaced the normal tire, leaving the pit in third place. Three rounds later, Hamilton also entered the pit and still stood on the Red Bull racer. Bottas pointed to the pit then seven rounds, to return to third place.

Attractive chase begins from Perez. He passed Sainz one by one, defeated his Stroll teammate at Turn 4, then slipped past Ricciardo. After that, Racing Point‘s main driver continuously created the fastest lap to get close to Albon. Many times he tried to surpass Thai riders, but failed.

In the first group, Verstappen was gradually narrowed by Bottas. In the Turn 4 round 66, Verstappen was overcome by the Finnish driver, but reclaimed his position at the next corner. A round later, Bottas overtook and this time Verstappen no longer defended his position.

Lewis Hamilton won the first place

Dropping on P3, the Dutch racer enters a soft tire changing pit to earn the fastest-lap score. But when he left the pit, he ran into the last group. The plan is broken.

After the first two races, Bottas still leads with 43 points, six points more than Hamilton. Norris remained third with 26 points, leaving Leclerc eight points away. The next race took place in Hungary on July 19.

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Lewis Hamilton won the first place in GP Styrian (Part 1)

On the day the two Ferrari drivers collided and gave up early, Lewis Hamilton captured P1 from beginning to end, at the Red Bull Ring race on July 12.

The race exposes the reality of F1. Mercedes overwhelmed its rivals and took two leading positions. Red Bull tried to chase but eventually got the following two positions. Max Verstappen also admitted that the race with Mercedes was too boring.

Ferrari was still in crisis when Charles Leclerc bumped into Sebastian Vettel in the first round, causing both to give up. F1 is only attractive for the race in the middle group, with McLaren and Racing Point.

Hamilton won convincingly

Once again Lando Norris became the focus, with the sprint sprinting at the final lap. McLaren’s 20-year-old driver competes Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll for sixth place, with only two laps remaining in the race.

Norris passed Ricciardo in round 70, then left Stroll in round 71. Enlist Sergio Perez’s accident when trying to cross Alexander Albon, Norris took Perez’s P5 at the last corner. The second leg in a row Lando Norris showed the ability to speed up in the last round after he went on the podium in the first race.

Lewis Hamilton took the first place on Styrian GP stage

Perez may regret it when he is competing for fourth place to fall to P6 again. The Mexican racer came in at 17 but kept going to take P5. But after the accident, Perez even nearly lost sixth place. He was still selected as the “Best Racer”.

Norris’ teammate Carlos Sainz – was unlucky, despite starting in third. His pit time took 7.2 seconds, more than double the average. The reason is that Sainz’s left-hand rear-wheeler employee does a bad job. Ferrari’s future driver finished the race in ninth place, awarded an extra point with the fastest-lap.

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Top 10 most expensive supercars of all time (Part 2)

6. Pagani Huayra Imola: 5.4 million USD

Unlike previous rumors about the name of Huayra Dragon, Pagani has just unveiled this supercar with the name Huayra Imola and extremely rare numbers – only 5 units worldwide.

Pagani did not disclose the performance details of the Huayra Imola. Some sources say the capacity of this car is greater than 745 horsepower on the Huayra BC model.

7. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: 4.8 million USD

Trevita is an extremely rare version of the Swedish supercar manufacturer based on the Koenigsegg CCXR. Trevita supercar with carbon fiber casing with technology “diamond knitting” Koenigsegg’s exclusive.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita owns a 4.8-liter V8 supercharged engine, producing 1,018 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 1,080 Nm of torque at 5,600 rpm. And with the engine block can not be worse than this, Koenigsegg supercar can accelerate from 0-100 km per h in just 2.9 seconds, rolling the maximum speed of 410 km per hour.

8. Lamborghini Veneno: 4.5 million USD

Lamborghini Veneno, a supercar born to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini. This supercar was officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 and only 4 were produced, of which 1 will be kept by Lamborghini for display and the other 3 will be sold to 3 of their closest customers.

Veneno engine is 6.5 liter V12 with a capacity of 750 horsepower and a maximum speed of 354 km/h. 4-wheel drive system with custom ISR suspension.

9. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 3.9 million USD

The car has an 8-liter W16 engine, 4 turbochargers, producing 1,578 horsepower and limited production to 30 units worldwide.

Commercial SuperSport 300+ will limit the top speed to 440 km/h. If the car owner wants to reach a maximum speed of 490 km per h, Bugatti will provide keys to customers when entering the Ehra-Lessien race of Volkswagen parent company in Germany.

10. Lamborghini Sian: 3.6 million USD

Sian Lamborghini is currently the fastest and most powerful supercar in the history of the house of Lamborghini and is limited to only 63 units with a price of $ 3.6 million. Sian is also the first supercar of the Italian automaker to apply mild-hybrid technology combined with a 6.5L V12 engine, naturally aspirated, for a maximum capacity of up to 819 horsepower.

Lamborghini Sian equipped with this mild-hybrid system uses a 48-volt electric motor, 34 horsepower strong. The electric motor also supports low-speed range, allowing the vehicle to back up and park using only an electric motor, without the need for a gasoline engine.