Are the rules changing for engine manufacturers? Based off of many tragic events in the past, actions are being carried out to create safer races for drivers. Rules aren’t bad; they make things simpler and more enjoyable. Seeing changes should be interesting, new rules raise the competition and that all creates new races. Thus, of course the rules will change for engine manufacturers. The dilemma lines in new manufacturers and the difficulty that exists for them to kickstart. New manufacturers have the potential to bring in and change racing for the better, so new manufacturers should receive help and shifting the rules a bit so that new manufacturers get a helping hand, will contribute to F1 as a whole.
Changes to Come
The FIA stated that Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault all advanced in crafting V6 hybrid turbo engines. If new manufacturers join in, F1 will have to assist them. With more manufacturers there will have to be new regulations and protocols. One individual who specifically agrees that rule needs to be shifted is Ross Brown. Considering the token system as Ross Brown explained, new entrants can be granted development tokens to further help them get adjusted. Once individuals witness this then it’ll urge them to join F1. It’ll create very fair plays. Ross Brown further states that if it’s necessary, assistance will be given to Honda because engines are important and play an important role when it comes to racing. Regardless if Honda is a rival off the track, competition is needed so competing on fair grounds creates memorable matches.
Aside from Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault, McLaren is even thinking of creating its own engine once some new regulations are established in 2021. Another factor that plays into whether McLaren will make it is if the cost to make the engine drops drastically in the coming years. McLaren is interested in seeing the new engine formulas that’ll be around by 2021. In the next few years changes will occur and they may just be beneficial. The revenue redistribution is one of the changes that can assist certain individuals.
What is in Store for in the Near Future?
New f1 engines can sincerely excite past fans interested in the moving races and tech and also pull in a whole new fresh pool of fans that’ll keep the culture thriving and help it grow further. So recap, developing new engines will bring in a lot of cash. That means if the cost is adjusted then there will actually be a lot of positive profits. The very same energy and excitement that once existed in the 80s and 90s will once more existed, except now it’ll be much better as with time, everything gets better. There are a lot of positive changes coming for engine manufacturers and fans alike.
Steering wheels have come a long way. From once being round to now being rectangular in shape, it’s all become far more difficult to comprehend and grasp with all the additional buttons that have been implemented and added to the steering wheels with passing time. This has gone through evolution as many objects, creatures and technology has done over time. Thus it is especially noted for Formula One steering wheels. A tool that is very important to all Formula One racers and is a determining factor when it comes to an intense race. Without the right steering wheel, accidents are likely to happen and other issues can arise while on the track. Formula One steerings aren’t like regular steering wheels, there are specific buttons and switches that assist the driver in maneuvering and driving in the fast lane. Take Pascal Wehrlein’s steering wheel as an example. There are easily 12 +++ buttons and each has a unique ability. The box confirms that racers will pit, the SOC manages the energy store, Ack simply acknowledges the shifts. S1 is for overwriting settings, EB switch is for Pedal mapping, MODE is for Torque control settings, MID is the controls spark difference, then there’s N for neutral from 1st to 2nd gear, BP simply actives the bite point finder. There are various other buttons but those are the typical ones wheels usually have.
Evolution over Time
The steering wheels have evolved quite a lot in the past sixty ++ years. From the 90s all the way up to now there has been C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17, C18, C19, C20, C1, C22, C23, C24, F1.06, F1.07, F1.08, F1.09, C29, C30, C31, C32 are just a part of the evolution out of the many others that have come into existence. There will be more to come over time, each with a new evolution. Steering wheels shouldn’t be overlooked. Instead they should be praised with respect for being the guide that helps the driver have an intimate connection with the car being drive.
What Lies in Store for the Steering Wheel?
Soon in the future cars may not even be driven with steering wheels. Instead they’ll be driven with the mind. A helmet connected to an individual’s head will allow them to focus on the road and upon focusing, the car will kickstart. It’s a great idea to imagine; with the concept of the steering wheel already shifting towards a different direction it may not be called a steering wheel ten years from now. Nonetheless there are many lessons that were learned thanks to it and it will definitely be remembered in F1 history as will future developments that continue to elevate the F1 legacy.
With the fast track, come deadly crashes and accidents – accidents that prove to be fatal. Quite a few great racers have died during races as a result of crashes. It can be said that the racers died doing what they love the most. A brush with death is exhilarating and something not everyone can brag about or speak of. It’s what racers live for, the excitement and moment when you’re closer to that finish line and you have others on your tail with the same goal in mind. Only one can be the winner and with that train of thought, racers forget their surroundings at times. With that in mind, there are racers who’ve survived terrifying crashes and told their tale.
Racers Who Lived Through the Unbelievable
Of those individuals, there are a few in particular that had the worse crashes. From the most recent crashes to crashes that happened decades ago, each one was unexpected and horrendous for the cars involved but thankfully not for the drivers. The most recent crash went down at the Australian Grand Prix and Fernando Alonso left the track unscaved. It’s amazing how safe Formula One cars are in this day and age. Alonso’s particular crash was at an insane 240 mph, if it were back in the past then the driver would have surely perished.
Other Notable Crash
A second crash that matches the ferociousness of Alonso’s crash is the Martin Brundle’s crash. Brundle’s car rose towards the sky and broke in two yet Bundle was completely fine and actually rushed over and was able to join back just when the race restarted again. Following close behind comes Romain Grosjean and his crash. In the 2012 season alone, Grosjean had numerous crashes that earned him the nickname ‘first-lap nutcase’. During the violent crash, Grosjean nearly lost his head but thankfully didn’t by sheer luck. It’s astounding how lucky some of these drivers are! Especially Jacques Villeneuve and Ricardo Zonta where Villeneuve had an insane crash and Zonta went up next even after seeing what happened to Villeneuve on the track.
Passion Keeps Them Alive in Spirit and Connected to This World
All of these drivers and many more, share one thing in common. They know the risks and go out to do what they love with sincere passion. Passion that can only be matched by other fellow diehards of the Formula One game. There will certainly be more crashes in the future, but with advanced technology, the chance of casualties are decreasing by a large margin.
For many years new circuits have been added to the list of race tracks drivers can be seen racing on. A few years back there wasn’t one as intriguing as the ones being added now in this time to Formula One. Of all the F1 Circuits there is a new rather interesting Circuit being implemented to the new F1. That new circuit being Baku, the newest destination that has many spectators and even racers waiting in anticipation to see what Baku holds for the upcoming races. This new circuit is one that’s never been seen and there are others being added too! So definitely consider going to these at some point after reading on and learning more about them.
New Tracks Info
For a new city track Copenhagen has been mentioned. It’ll be exactly 4.5 kilometers and has been verified by the heads of the motor sport. There will be a sharp corner included on this track that races need to watch out for and should prepare to encounter in advanced. Hopefully there aren’t any seriously life threatening crashes as there have been in other tracks in the past. There will also be two bridges that the formula one driver will be able to pass over, something that has never been seen before! Only time will tell what will happen with this particular track. It’s a track at the center of a city!!! Let that sink in. Just imagine the income spectators will bring in. Liberty Media has major plans for the future of formula one and that’s being seen with projects like the one in Baku and Copenhagen.
Other Notable Projects + Conclusion
The third major project that will be discussed is the British grand prix plans that are being formed and elaborated on. According to McLaren, there will be a new British grand prix. This circuit will be revolved around the working streets. Specifically it’ll be called the international circuit and individuals like Fernando Alonso will be seen racing through this amazing creation rather soon breaking speeds of approximately 180 mph or more. Single seater street racing hasn’t been seen for a long time, the last time being around 1990 so bringing it back to Britain is something that will attract many back to Formula One. There’s even a rumor going around that there may be a city center race in London too. So there are many cool circuit and events to look forward to in the oncoming years.
The ruler of F1 that’s regarded as the single top empire when it comes to racing is quickly approaching his mark. Bernie Ecclestone is now 86 year old and with age and wisdom comes the decline afterwards. Ecclestone will soon have to hand over what he created and leave a successor who will impact and continue to help F1 grow further and thrive through future generations as a passionate sport with a growing existential culture. For many years Ecclestone was in the forefront of F1’s commercial achievements but his years have caught up and he’s going to have to step back whether he wants to or not, hopefully he simply looks on and steps in only when he really needs to. He accomplished so much with the likes of Colin Chapman, Frank Williams, and Ken Tyrell And many other associates and individuals he considers dear friends.
Ecclestone Passing on the Keys to His Empire
One things for sure though, just like all good ideas, there simply needs to be a kickstart and after it’s grown it will continue on by itself just like a child learning to ride a bicycle. Once it has gotten onto the pedals and begun running alone, it will just continue on and get better and better. Liberty media seems to be quite promising and according to them, Ecclestone isn’t as needed in the process of managing F1 and keeping it up anymore. It’s already well known and has a permanent grasp in the media and history of sports entertainment. Just imagine F1 after Ecclestone is gone, it’ll definitely be different and that isn’t necessarily bad. As all good things have to do, even F1 will have to evolve with new fresh ideas. When one flower dies, another blooms. A flower that will sprout out much higher and better than the previous one always.
Ecclestone began from a young boy simply selling motorcycle parts that Ecclestone probably never knew he’d grow to create something that brought much happiness. Bernie played a key role in the Formula One Constructors’ Association. He focused on gaining the television rights and through that he was able to expose many to the wonderful sport and what Formula One had to offer. Exhilaration and excitement attracted many. Right now there is someone who will add onto what Ecclestone set up, for the better. He knows this and that’s truly beautiful. He did a lot commercially assuring F1 was at its optimal potential. May Bernie’s empire continue to prosper.
In Formula One history, many distinguished and astounding racers have come and gone. Many today are rising up and legendary racers will be born in the distant future. Out of all of those there are a few in history that are well received and remembered. With an astounding consensus, some amazing data was collected from 217 world championship pros to give their opinion on the greatest racers of all time.
Jacky Ickx’ Info
The very first individual is Jacky Ickx. Jacky was born January first 1945 and his parents did a great job because he came up and grew into a fierce racer that went on to gain six Le Mans 24 Hour wins. He further went on and won two world titles and gave thousands of passionate fans, great shows they’ve cherished for a long time waiting for more fierce races to cherish too. For a racer who had eight GP wins, the success didn’t end there. Ickx dominated the flight to Jochen Rindt where there were other renowned racers. His race Lotus 72 during the 1970 season is another great race engraved in history. In each of those Jacky demonstrated why he was one of the best of his time and served as an example to future drivers. Those 13 poles he achieved are testaments to his skill.
Other Amazing Racers
Other competitors for the title of greatest racers go to Lewis Hamilton, Alberto Ascari, Jack Brabham, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Fernando Alonso, Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, are all just a few being mentioned here. Alberto Ascari was a two time champ. His record for the highest percentage of wins in a particular season is still untouched to this day. Lewis Hamilton’s 68th pole sealed his stats making them stats that have to be recognized. Jack Brabham had a total of three distinguishing titles earned throughout his driving career, he was truly unique. Juan Manuel Fangio is the original star of Formula one and had one over five titles in his time. Jim Clark was the main star during the 1960’s and had won two championships before he unfortunately perished. If he had gone on then he could have won more titles. Just think of this, he was the first driver of a mid-engined car to win the well-known “Brickyard” and that’s history right there. Regardless of everything he could have done if he had went on, Clark delivered passionate races that definitely inspired future generations and continues to throughout all of these years. Fernando Alonso is mostly known specifically for taking out Schumacher’s reign by delivering a crazy energetic double title victory from the years 2005 to 2006. Alain Prost battled Ayrton Senna, a well-known racer and through his career won a total of four world titles.
Those are all a few of the many racers regarded as the greatest drivers in F1 History. There were many other mentions that can be looked into and there will definitely be many more to come as Formula One continues to grow more. It’s just a matter of time before another legend is born.
There have been old teams who’ve made historical contributions to the Formula One lineage but there are also New Teams making names for themselves. With the New set of rules, evolution continues on. Formula one is improving. But will these new rules in 2018 make it harder for old teams to adjust and remain or will it lead to new entertaining races? Well first, the new rules should be explored along with the New Teams and what each has to offer, competition wise.
Events + Improvements
As always the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is like no other event! It’s the ultimate competitive race that all drivers dream of. It will all start around March and conclude in November. Drivers as always will still compete for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ titles as it’s always been done. The first notable addition to this Formula One Championship is that there will be a “halo” cockpit protection device that will be beneficial to the racers and their teams for obvious reasons. With the addition of safety precaution, the driver’s minds will be at ease and that will allow them to focus much more on the races at hand. Races that their teams depend on.
Teams Who Will Participate in the Grand Event
Teams that’ll definitely be joining this grand 2018 event range from Mercedes, Ferrari, Force India-Mercedes, Williams, Haas, Renault, Sauber-Ferrari, Toro Rosso and even McLaren’s. Although, all these teams are taking part, there are some slight changes that could affect certain teams’ success. Like McLaren reportedly eliminated the contract partnership they had with Honda and have now signed a three year deal with Renault for power units. It was implied by the team that due to Honda failing to provide reliable and useful power units, their chances of victory in each race were decreased substantially. This new partnership with Renault was made possible after Toro Rosso split with Renault giving McLaren an open opportunity to take advantage and make things better for themselves. Of course McLaren isn’t the only one making changes. Sauber confirmed their once more established partnership with Ferrari. This partnership will allow them to gain new power units that were greatly needed, especially after using older models and not getting as much success throughout 2017. Such a partnership means that Sauber will be improving in 2018 for the better with these positive additions.
Other Changes + Conclusion
Aside from those changes, Special gloves will be added that allow the crews and team of a specific driver, to know the condition of the driver in case a crash occurs. Rules consisting of governing starting procedures will be changed effectively in 2018, which gives stewards the ability to hand out penalties for incorrect race starts. The pre-season test days have gone down to seven. All of these changes are very promising and only time will tell the other amazing changes that’ll come out of 2018 in Formula One.
Red Bull gives you wings? More like red bull gives you wins!!!! That should totally be the Red Bull Racing team’s slogan. Chances are that it already is and if it isn’t then it will be! If you’re wondering, Red Bull Racing is indeed owned by the very Red Bull beverage company. Red Bull Racing’s founder is none other than Dietrich Mateschitz himself. It has had successful drivers like Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen recently but most importantly the sole individual who assisted in its start being David Coulthard and all of the other hard working drivers following afterwards. Although it had become a racing team, Red Bull had and still is a long term sponsor that contributes a lot in the Formula One racing franchise. It had entered as a race team after jaguar stepped down in 2004. After that point, the race team gained immense success. Red Bull Racing quickly adjusted to the fast track and began to create their persona in the Formula One world.
Growing Business On and Off the Track
Not all racing teams are too ancient. In this case, metaphorically Red Bull is like a middle child in a family. It has come around in the mid 2000’s and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down business wise and on the grand Formula One track either. Ever since it’s entrance into the racing world, the Red Bull Racing team has won four constructors’ championship titles successfully in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and even 2013. It’s thanks to Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel managed to become a world championship driver in those same years. As far back as 2007 Red Bull Racing has been provided engines by Renault and has shifted it to TAG Heuer-branded Renault engines for the past two years and counting.
Ultimate Achievement + Conclusion
Throughout all of those seasons one particular one should be mentioned here. That was in 2009 where the team claimed six astounding victories on course to second overall in the constructors’ standings events. Second place to 2009 comes in 2016 where after bringing together the Renault power unit and the RB12 chassis, the Red Bull team pushed through to become the biggest threat and only rival of the Mercedes for race wins. With that point established, there will be a lot more to see from Red Bull. Their success isn’t ending just yet. The future of Red Bull Racing’s is totally assured and other teams will have to watch out for it in the coming years for sure.
Another monster well known in Formula One is Ferrari. A fierce racing team that’s known for their competitive spirits by many. Due to this, the team is specifically known as “The Prancing Horse” and it’s even in their brands logo. Its brand is very well known too, particularly the cars. Ever since 1950 Ferrari has maintained its place as one of the oldest distinguished racing teams in the franchise’s history. It’s original founder being Enzo Ferrari. One individual, who built it up and thanks to him, gave many who enjoy racing and Ferrari, over 16 constructor championships. The most notable championship was the 2008 championship. One fact to note is that Ferrari didn’t only win Formula One. Ferrari won races known as the 24 hours of Daytona, the world sportscar championship and other famous races. Ferrari has had drivers on the team like Jody Scheckter, Kimi Raikkonen, Mike Hawthorn, Niki Lauda, Alberto Ascari and many others. Out of all the drivers Michael Schumacher is the most recognized. Schumacher managed to gain five driver titles and even the 72 grand prix for Ferrari. So many successes and definitely more to come!
Info + Update on Progress
Currently Ferrari is participating in yet another grand prix and has fierce competition since Mercedes is in the mix. Does this mean it’ll be too hard to win? Not in the slightest. Especially since Ferrari has advantages of being closer to the front within the races. With their SF70H the chances of success are increased to a positive favor the Ferrari team is pleased with. Don’t even mention the climate shifts the other racers will have to adjust to while the Ferrari racer will be quite pleased. Sebastian isn’t too worried because of this. In fact he’s very confident that they’re closer to Mercedes and will be making improvements although there were a few complications during the previous race where Sebastian finished third place behind Mercedes. Sebastian has definitely considered the weather but it doesn’t seem like he wants to jinx the advantage so he’s just playing it cool as if whether the weather affects Mercedes or doesn’t, doesn’t concern him. He’s focused on winning, as all racers should. Sebastian simply wants a good start to the race, get as far enough as possible and smoothly wrap up a win. Overall Ferrari’s racer will definitely be attempting to create as many gaps as possible when the opportunities arise.
Conclusion + Key Thanks
The team’s overall success lays on Sebastian’s hands and Kimi’s hands. These two will definitely do their best to live up to the expectations. So in due time, their fate in this grand prix will become known. One thing is certain, Ferrari’s future will continue on brimming and shining brighter than before since things will only get better for this cultural Formula One team.
There are many well-known renowned owners within the racing franchise. One of those being Mercedes Benz particularly in Formula One. A history like none other! Mercedes-Benz won their first race ever in 1954. It was the French Grand Prix and marked the beginning of well-established winners. The particular winner that helped set Mercedes-Benz success being none other than Juan Manuel Fangio. Each of Juan’s three wins raising Mercedes up along with him, the success continued on with two drivers’ championships being racked up but a particular incident made Mercedes steer away from racing for some time. This of course didn’t last forever and Mercedes appearance once more as an engine supplier in 1994 partnering up with llmor of all potential associates.
Info on Mercedes, Partnerships + Work
Through the following years and the occurrences of formula one, Mercedes had partnered and worked alongside individuals like Sauber for a single season before switching over to McLaren steadily rising its professional appearance along the way. It was great for the company and simply added onto its amazing history as not only raisers but company engraved in the franchise’s history. Of course it didn’t end with McLaren. There were many others who were able to achieve success by connecting with Mercedes-Benz. Most notable were Force India and Brawn GP. It makes you wonder why Mercedes operated this way for so long. Some speculate that it was gaining information. Valuable information that’d assist them in winning a championship if they ever considered taking one up again.
Goals + Achievements
This was exactly what Mercedes had in mind with the purchase and establishment of the Brawn GP to Mercedes GP later in 2010. From that point on, some memorable events went down. Events that will be in the franchise’s history for a long time. Most notable of the first events that followed being, was the addition of Williams to the teams being supplied. Williams has won many races and championships, specifically going undefeated from 1980 through 1997. It’s insane how much business Mercedes got! But that just shows how wanted they were and still are to this day. Some separations were made with other teams like the split with McLaren for 2015 and the pursuit of a partnership with the Lotus F1 team briefly. Then came manor and through all of these years Mercedes has racked up higher numbers than simply 100 wins and the numbers will simply continue to rise with Mercedes as time goes on. Right now Mercedes is in another race for the finish line and the grand prix! Things seem bright for the team since they’re ahead of competition. Only time will tell, whether they’ll win this year.