Ford Focus 1.0: A Magnificent Piece of Green.2

by on Jun.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

Real-Time Fuel Efficient
Ford clears some misconceptions about the “fuel efficiency” feature of green cars. Most green car enthusiasts are puzzled when they are presented with facts about the fuel consumption of both green and hybrid cars. Actually, the efficiency will only be maximized based on the driver’s usage and driving mechanism. Ford assures all its clients that their new Ford Focus 1.0 will give nothing but real-time results regarding its fuel efficiency.

The Dawn of the New Era

As the Ford released the smallest engine in green cars, it already claimed numerous positive results and expected buyers. Is it the start of a new generation where the smallest engine is the coolest? We will all know in few years. But one thing is certain, green cars cannot be stopped from its rampaging pace.

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Ford Focus 1.0: A Magnificent Piece of Green

by on Jun.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

Recently, the Ford Company has taken another notch in the green car industry; a revolutionary modification that nobody in the market can match. Surely, this will leave a mark in the global green car industry. The evolution of engine downsizing is led by Ford for many years now, and today, one of their Ford Focus possesses the smallest engine among all their green car versions. Many critics had already reviewed it as “remarkable” as well as “breaking limits” in terms of engine size. Ford had done it again, by producing the tiny 1 liter engine. From the combination of new technology and innovative ideas about lowering the fuel consumption as well as the emission of carbon dioxide, this Ford Focus is now at the front of the march. This car is literally a life-changing one and acts as a reminder that there are no impossible things when it comes to preserving our planet.

Powerful yet Economical

In its basic sense, smaller engine requires less fuel. The Ford Focus 1.0 helps it driver to be more economical on his/her daily driving.  From the Ford’s previous 1.6 liters engine, this new 1-litre one is really ground breaking. If you are thinking that this small engine can’t do much or can’t produce enough power to fill your daily driving needs, you will be surprised to know that Ford Focus 1.0’s engine literally maximizes its power while maintaining its non-reduced fuel consumption like the 1.6-litre non-turbo engine. Also, if you are thinking that it is one of those green cars that only promise to be fuel efficient but in reality they’re not, Ford Focus 1.0 is a real deal. As a matter of fact, it can literally prove to you once you try them by yourself. Formula One News.

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Formula One World Champions Red Bull’s Alleged Illegal Holes

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

After the sport’s governing body, which is the International Automobile Federation or the FIA, issued an official clarification about the rules, the Formula One champions Red Bull ought to modify their car’s floor before the opening of the Canadian Grand Prix.  A spokesman from the FIA has told Charlie Whiting, the race director and also the technical head, to send directives to all participating teams following allegations, which state that Red Bull floor, possess an illegal hole. To clear the air before the actual Canadian Grand Prix, the teams involved, particularly the Red Bull has released their own statements. Formula One regulators.
This allegation creates further arguments even with technical experts about the Formula One standards. These experts are arguing about the difference of a “hole” to a “slot”, and “fully enclosed holes” as well as “what really constitute a hole”. These holes can yield such aerodynamic benefits which “whiting set out” the allowable.
This controversy started hours before the Monaco Grand Prix last month, where Australian Mark Webber started on pole position carrying the Red Bull name. They cleared the issue by stating that it is just a misunderstanding, and Red Bull wanted to make their position or side clear. From that incident, they had numerous discussions about it.  Formula One regulators.

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Car Rental or Public Transport in Spain

by on Jun.12, 2012, under Fun

This is a question I have answered a few times ago. The main difference is the city you are going to. Well, if you want me to help you and answer properly to your question the first thing you need to tell me is how long you intend to stay in Spain and how many places you want to visit.

Anyway let’s assume that you want to visit as many places as you can but you don’t have enough time. If this is so then surely the best thing you can do is to rent a car. I’m not pretty aware of the fact which car rental companies are more reliable and cash affordable but I can tell you that Spain is definitely not one of those countries where people are renting cars a lot. I don’t know why this is so. Probably the reason is the fact that Spain has a really well developed infrastructure. I mean there are trains, busses, taxis and many other types of public transport that can help you to go from one place to another.

My personal recommendation is that if you want to visit other cities and you need to save some money then you better use the public transport. As I mentioned above it is really well developed and there are trains and busses on every hour and it doesn’t matter what your destination is. You might be in Madrid and you might want to go to Sevilla, Barcelona and vice versa. The transportation is definitely not a problem. The thing you need to do is just to decide whether you need to enjoy the comfort and safety of a personal vehicle or you need to save some money and use the public transport, which by the way is really great.

Also if you are in Spain for 8 days, for example, you need to know that you will have plenty of time to visit lots of things. Of course I don’t know what your plan is but I think 8 days are more than enough to visit the most important things in the city you are currently into. Plus have in mind that using a car in the big cities is not really handy – lots of traffic jams and not many places for parking.

The question is really hard to answer but it is more or less the same as hotel or apartment. My personal suggestion is to rent apartments Valencia, of course depending on what your current location is. The prices are similar to the prices of apartment Edinburgh or Split apartments for example. So all you need to do is to make a research and find a suitable one. My personal advice is to plan your time and use the public transport because you will save a considerable amount of money! Later you can spend them for presents or other stuff. Enjoy your stay in Spain – definitely a great country.

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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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How Formula One Speculation is Selected for the Prestigious Competition

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

How Formula One speculation is selected for the prestigious competition. When we deal with drag racing, we could not compel with the award of receiving a trophy and the race of the title shot that not everyone can claim it. Delivered for the benefit of racing and showcasing the best among the rest, Formula One stands out as a rage and fulfillment for car enthusiasts who are into steering the wheels of mechanical engineering.
Tracking back the decades when Formula One Sprint Cup race laid a tremendous concern to racing, audiences applaud only for the purpose of speed and recognizing the winner of the circuit. Until years have reached the era of modern and advance technological systems, rules, policies and other legal aspects of automobile specify the importance of racing. Furthermore, racing did not simply innovate the framework of vehicles but in a broad perspective, racing became a matter for the love of art and a twist of science.
Formula One covers the entire business to auto race marketing but do you wonder how vehicles are selected prior to the biggest circuit event? It is really a crucial selection for each driver to orient and familiarize with the general components of a motor specification.

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Gordon Murray for Car Fun

by on May.04, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

Gordon Murray is considered as one of the most popular icons in the Formula 1’s racing history. He won 5 times in the Formula 1 championships, and was also became known in the world of car racing for being a designer of cars.  He has also made it possible into making environmental friendly green cars and was able to brought highlights to the T27 after he successfully designed the T265 green car model.

Gordon has also become the head designer for the McLarens F1, the one who has created the T25 green car, which was powered by gas and was able to achieve nearly 100 mpg in the future rally, which was called Brighton to London. Meanwhile, the T27 green car comes with a new feature such as electric motor and it is completely green in terms of its looks.

For everyone to know, Formula 1 will never be the same again because this popular car racing event will take its toll to be all green in the coming years particularly next year. This event is based on the agreement of the stakeholders, ruling the use of a new type of engine for the grand prix event, which has been set for the year 2013. It is more likely that the usual Formula One car racing event will be transformed into an environmental friendly and next generation car racing in the days ahead. 

According to Formula One green press announcements, the car racing event will come up with a new set of rules imposed by the FIA and was already confirmed by the car racing’s governing body. Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz and Ferrari were hesitant of the move simply because they believe that this would mean additional cost for their cars and this is considered an unnecessary expense on their part.

The set of new rules has already been announced and was already agreed by the event’s committee. Although the declaration has already been foretold, the spokesperson of Ferrari has said that if the declaration has not been declared by the event’s world council, people behind Ferrari would definitely be surprised.

This particular kind of development is definitely adding more cost grounds and Gordon has some more new concerns about this plan. He mentioned that if there will be some agreements to do, all of the involved entities in the car racing event will have to talk and work together accordingly.

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How to Recognize Formula 1 Technical Speculations

by on Apr.20, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1, Fun

With over millions of fans worldwide, Formula One has made a revolutionary favorite channel for all car enthusiasts since it was first established.

Juan Manuel Fangio's 1951 title-winning Alfa Romeo 159

Governing specific laws and regulations, how many among the audiences during a race circuit are aware of the technical checklists that every contender needs to evaluate to approve his vehicle for the prestigious race. I believe not everyone, but for a brief overview on how things should be done, here are important pointers to appreciate how the rules are honored in Formula One vehicles under the FIA authorities.

To begin with the anatomical structure, dimensions should comply the measurements to a maximum of 180cm wide with a height and length varying at different car specs. However, bodyworks that seem adjustable are not allowed nor alteration in its original aerodynamics.

Michael Schumacher won five consecutive titles with Ferrari

Engines are strictly observed in every Formula One race as this can be criticized by surpassing limitations of Kinetic Energy Recovery System or KERS. According to FIA policy, it is listed that capacity of engines should not be greater than 2.4 liters. The desired 90-degree formation and 8-cylinder valves are approved whereas the use of superchargers and turbochargers are definitely not allowed. Cylinder block and crankcase must be made only from aluminum alloys.

Technical controls pertaining wiring and electrical systems must undergo the specifications of FIA-approved of Electronic Control Unit (ECU). This is to ensure that no interception of engine and gearbox controls will manipulate the control during the race. Accident data recorder is also regulated and each vehicle has to have a track signal information display upon installation of general electrical system. In addition to the control safety features, circuit breaker switch located outside the cockpit is crucial to undergo a series of test. Installing 2 rear-view mirrors, seatbelts and pads are also well assessed prior to run the vehicle.

Talking about transmission, the FIA pays particular detail on using the standard 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox system. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is prohibited in the regulatory law. However, it is advised that all racers should disengage clutch system outside the cockpit for safety conditions.

Cars wind through the infield section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix.

Steering power systems handle geometric suspension which drivers can manipulate its structure. In order to prevent alteration of any sort, regulators often assess the symmetrical characteristics carefully to suspect for any deviations. Fortunately, power steering systems are not forbidden for the Formula One race.

Wheels, on the other hand, are standardized to have 4 units of uncovered wheels of using the same materials. Limitations are only allowed at a width range of 305mm to 355mm with rears measurement from 365mm to 380mm.

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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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