Tag: Formula One Race

Formula E Set for 2014

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Formula1

Formula One (F1) racing FIA Formula One World Championship or F1 is considered as one of the most prestigious racing events in the world. However, a new racing series with the desire to matchF1’s popularity and prestige is about to be launched in 2014- the FE or Formula E Series. The difference? All the cars competing in the FE Series will run on pure electricity.

As the car industry responds to the European Commission’s request for the production of cars with more sustainable forms of energy, the president of Federation Internationale del’Automobile, Jean Todt, has supported the concept of having electric car races from the get go. The FIA sees electric cars as the future of the motor industry. Therefore, to make this concept a reality, he signed the launching of the Formula E Series alongside investors to hold a set of races on tracks built in city-centers.

According to Todt, the new racing competition will attract a wider and younger audience. In addition, the series will serve as an opportunity to entertain and share the FIA’s belief and goals of sustainability, clean energy, and mobility.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil will be the first city to play host to the 2014 event. Formula E is planned to have ten teams and twenty drivers. Furthermore, all the cars features will run exclusively on electricity and the race is open to all electric cars approved by the FIA. Test runs of Formula E cars will start in 2013. This will give competitors one year to fine their cars for the competition based on the Formulec design EF 01 prototype. The cars will weigh 780 kilograms with speed reaching 137mph (220kmh) and have a lithium-iron battery that should be able to give 25 minutes’ worth of racing.

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Formula One Driving Facts.2

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1

In case you are not aware, you cannot increase the maximum limit of KERS, which is 60 Kw. What does this mean? Obviously, when it is said that you should not go beyond the limit of 60 Kw, you are obliged not to go beyond the given parameter required by the proponents and authorities of Formula One Racing.

When it comes to the materials that are being used for the race, the authorities of the racing event have also made it possible to check them out. As a matter of fact, each of the materials that have been checked by Formula One was subjected for evaluation conducted by the Formula One regulators.

When it comes to some types of significant cases like cylinder heads, the use of aluminum alloys is the basic requirement, which are imposed and allowed by the Formula One. This simply means that crankcases and pistons can also come up with aluminum alloy composition.

Finally, when the car comes with rods that are connected to other components, Formula One allows the drivers of these cars to use car rods that are made from iron alloys.

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Formula One Driving Facts.1

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Uncategorized

Certain limitations have surpassed different engine policies and regulations to enhance practicality in the car race. Because of this, one should thoroughly understand the importance of the implementation of engine specs specifically intended for Formula One Car Race. The following are the regulations, which are meant to be followed and observed during the race.
Formula One’s engine dimensions come with certain limitations in terms of their measurements. It is so ordered that the central gravity of the motor should be something like 165 mm from the reference plane’s point. On the other hand, the crankshaft of the vehicle should not exude the limit, which is 58 mm.

The diameter limit of the cylinder bore should not exceed 98 mm, which also exude a separation length in between the vehicle’s cylinders measuring about 106.5 mm apart. The variance should be something like 0.2 mm, which is specifically regulated for the vehicle’s dimensions.
All of the speculations for these types of vehicles should have the KERS or the horsepower type of the valve. For everyone’s information, only engines that can contain 2.4 liters of fuel are allowed to participate in the Formula One Race. Along with this characteristic of the engine, the car should also exude a ninety-degree and eight-valve patterns so as to get the permission to join in the race.

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F1 Driving Facts

by on May.07, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

However, the limitations have surpass various regulations and engine policies but to be practical in the race,  one should implement the importance of engine specs for Formula One Race and these are the general rules:
Dimensions of Formula One engine are limited to certain measurements. However, the motor’s central gravity should be at least 165mm from the point of reference plane. The crankshaft, on the other hand, measures not more than the limit of 58mm. Cylinder bore diameter limits should not be greater than 98mm with a separation length between cylinders at 106.5mm apart while variance of 0.2mm is regulated for the dimensions.
The bread and butter of all engine speculations foresee the valve’s horsepower type and KERS. Only 2.4-liter engines with arrangement of 90-degree 8-valve patterns are used for the race. KERS can be generated at a maximum limit of 60kW, which means activation of acceleration power can be reached not greater than the stated parameter.
Even the materials used in Formula One are evaluated by F1 regulators. Aluminum alloys are ideally the material selection for cylinder heads and significant cases. Nonetheless, pistons and engine crankcases can also be made from aluminum alloys. For rods that connect to another components, drivers can make use of iron alloys.

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Alfonso Unlikely Winner of the Malaysian F1 Leg

by on Apr.10, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

After the results of the F1 run in Spain, no one would have guessed that Fernando Alonso would end up atop the championship charts with five points left to spare before the next in line equalizes. With poor performances on the first two pre-season races, Alonso’s plan was to run the next races using a damage limitation mode. But in the Malaysian GP, Alonso scored twenty-five huge points right at the moment when Ferrari had no inkling that their car is actually going to win.
Aside from Alonso, there were other interesting occurrences in the Malaysian F1 leg. Perez, who was also racing on Ferrari engines won second place. His second place performance may have been brought about by a smart decision to enter the pits towards the end of the first lap when the car became wet. Other cars decided to pit after three or four laps and that resulted in Perez establishing himself on third with the McLarens ahead of him. The weather continued to deteriorate and the safety car was set out to neutralize the race. Another amazing run was shown by jean-Eric Vergne on board a Toro Rosso. He started the race at the 18th place and found himself at 7th after a free tire change. Hamilton tactically went into the pits first during the 14th lap but somehow he could not be released safely because of heavy traffic and that had cost him the leading position to Alonso. Strangely, the Ferraris driven by Perez and Alonso always had the advantage over the McLarens and the Sauber. All of a sudden, there is doubt whether the McLaren MP4-27 really had enough features to outrun the Ferrari and it may be stiff compared to the very complaint features of Ferrari especially on wet tracks.
Hamilton finished third for the second week consecutive and Mark Webber ended fourth for the second week in a row as well. However, there is no reason to discount the 2007 champion Kimi Raikonnen who has been consistent in the past few races although he really has to do something drastic in order to register on the radar. The Lotus driver is set to battle it out on all fronts. Mercedes-riding Schumacher was the only flag carrier for Mercedes Benz who went home with race points and he has been showing off consistently in the qualifying races.

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Murussia Gives a Sneak

by on Mar.21, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

Lucky are those who have witnessed the unveiling of Murussia Formula 1 for this 2012 season. The event was held at the Silverstone when the Costworth-powered racer was seen by media and car racers fans during a promotional event. The crowd there also witnessed driver Timo Glock drove the car and showed off its paces.
For those who have missed the event, Murussia team posted images of the car on their twitter account to give fans the chance to take a look at the formula 1 car. The move was a patch-up effort for Murussia’s MR01 failure in FIA crash test a week ago. The team also pulled out their scheduled F1 testing in Barcelona to avoid fans and critics speculations.
However everything seem to be running smooth with the former Virgin team when the car only failed one out of 18 tests– rear impact test and the team is determined to pass it so that the team car join the opening grand prix in Australia and hope to be in this new season for 2012 this coming March 18.
Pat Symonds, the team technical consultant confirmed that the test in question has been cleared during an unobserved crash test. The added that the car just has been performing inconsistently during an observed test but all of these has been given prompt attention.
He again asserts that the failure is marginal and the whole team is not ignoring it and they’ve been working to erase that marginal inconsistency. In fact he said that they’ve been delivering the best solution to keep up the car’s paces.
Murussia is scheduled to do a filming day running on a maximum 100km alongside with another Spanish outfit HRT. Both teams has not done any serious testing but it’s in the rule that any team can be allowed to do filming day but with restriction of using demonstration tires and can only do the filming day on Monday or Tuesday only.
The Murussia is happy with a 17 passed tests and although they’re still skeptical on what will happen in Australia when they will be racing without pre-running their new car. It is a struggle that the team has been working on. They are focusing on repeating and passing the crash test and have cancelled their participation in the final pre-season test.
Murussia is founded in 2007 as a Russian supercar marquee and first entered in 2009 Formula 1 as the other half of Virgin Racing. In 2011 F1 season, the team was renamed as Murussia Virgin Racing and has long-term technical partnership with Mclaren. It has a 14th place record best finish in 2011 F1 season.

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