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F1 is not necessarily the most attractive racing (Part 2)

3. Daytona 500 – NASCAR

This is the most popular sports car race in America. Held in the state of Florida, the Daytona 500 is shaped like a football field but measures more than 4 kilometers per lap. And to complete the 500-mile (more than 800 km) race, the racers have to run 200 laps.

All racing cars at the Daytona 500 or other tournaments in the NASCAR system are made by three car manufacturers Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota. To ensure fairness, the manufactured vehicles are subject to strict technical standards, so there is almost no difference.

4. Le Mans 24-hour car racing

As the name suggests, this is an endurance race. Within 24 hours, the car that has traveled the longer distance will be the winner.

Held annually since 1923 in the town of Le Mans, France, the organizers of the race wanted to bring a new breeze different from the speed competitions at that time.

Le Mans 24-hour car racing is an endurance race

Under the heat of summer, the race lasted from noon the day before to noon the next. On average, each car will have to run more than 5,000 km, 18 times longer than the current F1 race. To ensure safety, each team will have 3 drivers driving alternately.

The name of the winning car company will be associated with persistence. This is an important factor to consider for popular customers.

5. MotoGP racing

If the Isle of Man TT is attracted by freedom and adventure, MotoGP is scored by its professionalism.

With a capacity of 240 horsepower, a cylinder capacity of 1,000 ccs, the car can reach speeds of 340 – 360 km / h. The cars on the track are also special versions, not allowed to circulate on the road. If we have money, we can only buy the commercial version, since the manufacturer has reduced its power.

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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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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.