Formula One Racing Cars, Pictures And Wallpaper
Formula One Racing, also known as Formula 1 Racing or F1 Racing is officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, and is the highest class of single-seater auto racing which has been sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The “Formula” designated in the name, refers to the rules with which all participants’ cars must adhere. The Formula One racing season consists of a series of races known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), which are held throughout the world on circuits and public roads set out specifically for Formula One racing. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system and the points accrued at the end of the season will determine two annual World Championships, one for the racing drivers and one for the constructors who build the racing cars.
The Formula One racing drivers, all members of a Formula One racing team, track officials, the organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA. Formula One racing cars are amongst the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world, due to the extremely high cornering speeds achieved through aerodynamic downforce. Formula One racing cars race at speeds of up to 350 km/h (220 mph) with engines limited in performance to a maximum of 18,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). Formula One racing cars are capable of lateral acceleration in excess of 5 g in corners. Electronics plays an importanmt role in the performance of Formula One racing cars – albeit since 2008 traction control and other driving aids have been banned. The rules have seen lots of change throughout the history of the sport.
Although Europe is Formula One Racing’s traditional base, hosting about half of each year’s races, the sport has expanded significantly during recent years and now more Grands Prix are held on other continents. Formula One racing had a total global television audience in excess of 500 million people during the course of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
This type of racing began in 1906 and, in the latter half of the 20th century, became the most popular internation type. The Formula One Racing Group is the legal holder of the commercial rights. With current annual spending totalling billions of US dollars, Formula One racing’s economic effect and job creation ability is significant, and so it’s financial and political battles are always newsworthy events and widely reported. The high profile and popularity of Formula One racing makes it a merchandising environment, which makes for larger investments from sponsors and budgets for the constructors in the hundreds of millions. Since 2000 the sport’s ever-increasing costs have forced several Formula One racing teams, including manufacturers’ works teams, into bankruptcy. Others have been purchased outright by companies who are keen to establish a presence within Formula One racing, which strictly limits the number of teams who participate.
The Formula One racing series began with the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1920s and 1930s. Formula One was a new set of rules agreed after World War II during 1946, and the first non-championship races were staged that year. A handful of Grand Prix racing organisations had set out rules for a World Championship before the war, but because of the suspension of racing during the war years, the World Drivers’ Championship was not formalised until 1947. The first World Championship race was held at Silverstone, in the United Kingdom in 1950. This was followed by a championship for constructors in 1958. National championships were held in South Africa and the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. Non-championship Formula One events were crippled by the rising cost of competition, and ended in 1983.
A Formula One Racing Grand Prix event typically spans a weekend. It will begin with two free practice sessions on the Friday, although in Monaco, practice sessions are held on Thursday. Additionally one free practice session is held on Saturday. Additional Formula One racing drivers (commonly known as third drivers) are allowed to run on Fridays, but only two Formula One racing cars may be used per team, sometimes requiring a race driver to give up his seat. After the last of the free practice sessions have been held, a qualifying session is held which determines the starting order for the race held on Sunday.
The race will begin with a warm-up lap, after which the Formula One racing cars assemble on the starting grid in the order that they qualified. This lap is usually referred to as the formation lap, as the cars will lap in formation with no overtaking allowed. A driver who makes a mistake may regain lost ground provided he has not fallen to the back of the field. This formation lap gives drivers the opportunity to check the condition of the track and test their cars, gives the tyres chance to warm up which increases traction, and also gives the pit crews time to move their equipment from the grid.
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