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Racing world 2021: Number of record races, chaos changes in personnel (Part 2)

The season will start late in Qatar in the last week of March (March 26-28) and end in Valencia (November 12-14). The 11th leg is still undefined, along with the 3 reserve stages located in Portugal (Algarve), Russia (Igora) and Indonesia (Mandalika).

The third season of the MotoE World Cup will continue to have 6 races, held at Jerez, Le Mans, Barcelona-Catalunya, Assen, Red Bull Ring and closed at Misano (September 19).

After Haas confirmed he would part with his two current drivers – Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, in turn the other teams officially announced to keep their roster for the 2021 season.

Despite a lot of speculation about the change of racer, Alfa Romeo eventually decided to continue working with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi. In addition, the name Alfa Romeo Racing will maintain in 2021 with a cooperation agreement with Sauber.

Williams Racing, after changing hands, decided to maintain the current two drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, for the second year in a row. Pierre Gasly and AlphaTauri are working together very successfully, as evidenced by their miraculous victory at Monza in early September. That is why the two sides have continued to stick together for one more season. From the above information, there will be only 6 vacant positions in 5 different racing teams: Mercedes, Red Bull, Aston Martin (currently Racing Point), AlphaTauri and Haas.

Lewis Hamilton will almost certainly stay in Mercedes if he does not make a shocking decision after winning the 7th championship, the remaining problem is probably just details of the terms of the contract.

F1 racing schedule in 2021 is expected to be announced in the past few days with the main highlight is the number of races in a season with many records, 23 races. Like MotoGP, F1 will start the new season later than usual, with Albert Park, Australia still to be the opening place on the weekend of 19-21 March 2021. The season kicks off in Abu Dhabi, UAE in the first week of December (December 3 to 5, 2021).

After so many rumors since the beginning of the year, F1 finally welcomed the arrival of Saudi Arabia, the 33rd country in the world with the honor of hosting an F1 race. The second most populous city in the world, Jeddah, is scheduled to set up a street racing track to host the penultimate race of the 2021 season.

The final structure has not been approved but the track is expected to be located in the coastal Corniche, offering a stunning view when F1 cars arrive late November next year, especially when the track is held in the dark, adding one more element to the long-awaited race.

Racing world 2021: Number of record races, chaos changes in personnel (Part 1)

The 2020 racing season with unprecedented difficulties is slowly coming to an end and the organizers are concentrating on making an official plan for 2021.

The main racing positions are almost filled in. when the race schedule had the first draft. We take a look at the current situation in the two top racing events, F1 and MotoGP.

Eleven teams will go on to the 2021 season of the MotoGP racing tournament, and there is only one unconfirmed vacancy left next to Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia factory team’s veteran driver. The remaining 10 teams will have significant personnel changes after the year 2020 closes.

First with factory racing teams, Repsol Honda will bid farewell to Alex Marquez, who will switch to the LCR Honda satellite team after the first season with his brother Marc Marquez, to recruit Pol Espargaro, the steering wheel will end 4 year with Red Bull KTM.

Alex Marquez will still have a contract with Honda’s factory team and replace “old general” Cal Crutchlow, who will leave MotoGP after 10 years of fighting. Fabio Quartararo and “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi will swap positions at Monster Yamaha and Petronas SRT, ending 15 years (in two phases) of collaboration between the Yamaha factory team and Rossi.

The current duo of Pramac Racing, Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia together ‘graduate’ to the Ducati factory team in 2021. Their current drivers, Andrea Dovizioso will be “unemployed” next year, and Danilo Petrucci moves on. to Red Bull KTM Tech3 satellite team.

Suzuki keeps his frame with two high-profile steering wheel, Alex Rins and Joan Mir (who just became the 2020 MotoGP champion). Meanwhile at Red Bull KTM, Miguel Oliveira (2020 Styrian GP winner) is raised from KTM Tech3 to take the position of P.Espargaro, and will team up with his former Moto2 teammate, Brad Binder.

Accompanying the French driver is rookie from Moto2 mode, Jorge Martin (currently racing for Red Bull KTM Ajo). He is one of the three rookies to graduate from ‘with two other Moto2 champions this season, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini, who will be teammates at Esponsorama Racing.

Regarding the scheduled schedule for 2021, the organizers of the tournament have just announced the list of 20 races that will appear next season, 2 more races than in 2019. Besides Kymi Ring, Finland (wait FIM acknowledges) there will be a debut after a year of delay, the rest of the country are familiar destinations.

Bottas: “I’m better than Hamilton”

Driver Valtteri Bottas believes he has better skills than his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

“I have to believe myself better than Hamilton and of course, when I get to my best, I know I can beat him,” Bottas told Sky Sports.

Bottas won the opening leg of the season – the Austrian Grand Prix. But the Finnish driver was once again behind in the race with Hamilton. By the time of the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, Hamilton was 69 points ahead of Bottas and had a great chance of equalizing Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 championships.

“Obviously, there are days when Hamilton got better. Over the last few years, when we were teammates, in general, he played better,” Bottas continued.

Hamilton won the F1 championship in the last six seasons. He is considered the main driver of Mercedes – the team has dominated the race for many years thanks to great advances in engines. Along with playing, Hamilton is known for being interested in social issues. Typically when he voiced his support for the Black Lives Matter campaign to fight for the rights of people.

Unlike teammates, Bottas only wanted to focus on expertise. “I don’t do politics. I just love racing. I like fair but challenging races, and will continue to pursue that,” he said.

The 31-year-old rider is pleased with his performance in the 2020 season, despite having won two wins from Hamilton’s first-place seven.

“My pace on the track is really good, outperforming previous years. I think, overall, my performance is positive,” Bottas said.

“As an athlete, when you do not meet your goals for a long time, the more frustration will build up in you. People are always judging even if they don’t understand you. Nobody knows what’s going on in mind. So, it is absurd to judge others based on what they see from the outside,” continued the Finnish driver.

Top 7 best racing dramas of all time (Part 2)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder (1990) is not only the first work of Nicole Kidman in Hollywood but also an opportunity for the actress and Tom Cruise to meet, fall in love and get married.

This racing film is about Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise), a talented racer trying to succeed at the NASCAR (American Commercial Racing Association).

In addition to being filmed at famous racetracks, the film still has the participation of many real racers, so even though it doesn’t break the box office record, Days of Thunder is also worth watching.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is in the list of 7 best-selling dramas of summer 2006.

This action comedy is both thrilling and relieved for all viewers. Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), a famous racer in the world but lost unbeaten position after a terrible accident, is considered the culmination of the career of comedian Will Ferrell.

This racing film was filmed at the Talladega Super Speedway on a tribute to many beautiful racing scenes.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Fans have been waiting for a new Mad Max episode from George Miller all along and it will not be until after three decades that they are satisfied.

The main character Max Rockatansky is no longer played by Mel Gibson but transferred to actor Tom Hardy. The racing storyline combines the craziest action of 2015 with many creative chases full of violent punches and kicks in the desert in a panoramic post-apocalyptic world.

As a large budget post-apocalyptic drama series that is highly appreciated and appreciated by experts, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a sequence with sequential dramatic details.

In addition to the eye-catching action scenes, the racing scenes in the movie also make viewers feel uneasy.

Top 7 best racing dramas of all time (Part 1)

Racing movie is not only for speed enthusiasts, but it also attracts followers of all ages because of the drama, extreme stress in each track.

Here, let’s explore 7 of the best racing dramas of all time!

Fast and Furious

A racing movie is indispensable, it must be Fast and Furious. Spent more than a decade with stories about the group of friends Dom, Brian, Letty … and their adventures have given all viewers a world of dangerous speed but also very excited.

In their earliest possible versions, not only are the fast racing tracks, but the watchers also witness firsthand the action, explosions and blasts of Hollywood.

In each of the Fast and Furious parts, followers are excited to wait for more super cars to be included in the film by the manufacturer.

If you are a person who loves speed and stunts, this is definitely the choice for you.

Drive (2011)

Drive is a racing drama that won many major movie awards including the Best Director award for Nicolas Winding Refn at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

In this racing movie, we all see a Starring Ryan Gosling behind the wheel really ‘cool’. He plays a mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman by day and specializes in driving for crime at night, when ready to prepare for a professional racing contract, life suddenly turns direction.

Because of her concern for the neighbor’s woman, Irene (Carey Mulligan), this anonymous super-class driver suffers from unforeseen dangerous situations.

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Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) is a remake of the 1974 racing drama of the same name.

Actor Nicolas Cage plays Memphis, a professional thief who takes 60 seconds to make any car ‘disappear ‘. Because of paying off his brother’s debt, Memphis had to re-export, stealing 50 cars in one night.

Gone in 60 Seconds is famous for its epic chases that make viewers hold their breath. Lamborghini Diablo series, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Aston Martin DB1 and especially Shelby Mustang GT 500 – Eleanor overwhelmed the followers.

Pixar cartoons always satisfy both children and adults, Cars is no exception. Pixar’s most successful car cartoon series has invited a host of famous actors such as Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Keaton, George Carlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Cars

Cars tells about the adventure of Lightning McQueen racing car with dreams of winning the Piston Cup championship in California.

Part 1, McQueen meets friends in a small town and realizes life is an exciting long journey, there are many important things besides fame. Cars 2 leads viewers to follow Lightning McQueen to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix.

F1 racing: Financial difficulties and prospects are worse than coming (Part 3)

According to Moody’s Investors Services, one of the world’s most reputable credit rating and financial information providers, believes that despite facing difficult circumstances, they believe that F1 is still capable Orientation is everything. 

Moody’s analysts, when evaluating a company ‘s value, take into account the positive and negative points or, more importantly, the risks and make an assessment of the current financial situation.

Since then, Moody has released the B2 debt rating, with a number of existing risks, with future prospects from negative to positive. At first glance, that’s not too good, but Moody says the picture will really depend on how many races this year will be held. Moody generally concluded that they “expected revenue and cash flow creation to be reduced, high financial leverage, and poor liquidity in 2020”.

Hà Nội sẽ tổ chức đua xe F1 vào năm 2020 - VnExpress

Another important issue to mention is that the extension of the Concorde agreement will expire at the end of 2020. To talk about this contract, this is an agreement signed between the World Automobile Federation and F1 teams, talk about the teams participating in the races and how to divide the bonuses and revenue from TV. Of course, this agreement is kept confidential by stakeholders.

Historically, a total of seven Concorde agreements have been issued, starting in 1981, then 1987, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2009 and most recently 2013. The goal of this agreement is to improve professionalism and commercial success for the tournament.

The more important factor is that F1 racing teams are obliged to attend all races, making the tournament more reliable and attracting more television units to spend heavily to hold television rights. In contrast, teams also enjoy a percentage of F1’s commercial revenue each year.

Đường đua xe F1 Hà Nội có thể sẽ được tổ chức tại Mỹ Đình

However, before the disease situation has not been determined yet, the racing teams have admitted that it will be difficult to determine the exact loss. Since then all have not been able to find a common voice in the issue of cost cutting.

Earlier, the new budget to develop the unified car performance was up to $175 million per year, but small racing teams thought that this level was not enough to satisfy them, so the proposal was lower, from 125 -150 million. Big racing teams also make sense when they are the ones who research and produce the parts on their cars, which will cost more than the customers teams just need to buy those parts.

F1 racing: Financial difficulties and prospects are worse than coming (Part 2)

This annual organization fee is paid (advance), so it raises the question of whether they will be refunded (currently Australia only), or if F1 can keep it as an account for the 2021 season probably will be unlikely because it is related to the financial issue of the deposit. 

The loss of organizing fees was the result of the cancellation of the race, which in turn led to major revenue sources.

First of all, there are sponsors and advertising, no race takes place, no money.

Secondly, the units purchased television packages on a season-wide package, and when the number of races was cut, agreements with advertisers and their service users were governed. For example, in the UK, many fans spend money to buy packages of Sky cable television system, to fully monitor the happenings of F1. Therefore, they have no other reason to buy a television package when an event takes place. Since then, the advertising units do not want to spend too much money in exchange for 30 seconds to appear on TV.

Đua xe F1: Khó khăn tài chính và viễn cảnh còn tệ hơn sắp tới

If the actual number of races that cannot take place exceeds 14, that is, the Chase Carey CEO’s expected number is between 15 and 18, the TV units will start receiving refunds 1 part, depending on the number of trips canceled.

If the entire season doesn’t go ahead, they’ll probably be able to claim all the money back for this 2020, because they simply can’t promote the brand without an event.

Đua xe F1 & kế hoạch mùa giải 2020: Dấu hỏi lớn về các chặng đua ...

Besides, it is unclear what terms if canceling the race for F1’s main sponsors such as Heineken, DHL and Emirates, because after all, who thought that the season would be canceled for reasons this disease. So what will the trade impact be like? What will the financial world think if the 2020 schedule is shortened or canceled?

Look at 5 hottest female riders in the world

If you think that fast-paced sports like motor racing are just a privilege for the world of men, then you need to know these female riders in this article.


That’s right, the racing world has many female riders not only fast and successful but also extremely charming, typically the following 5 names.

1. Leilani Munter

Leilani Munter is a female driver born in the state of Minnesota, USA and started her racing career at Firestone Indy Lights. Later, she moved to the ARCA Racing Series and is now a successful hand of Venturini Motorsports. Besides his racing career, Leilani is also an environmental and animal activist.

2. Milka Duno

Milka Duno is a Venezuelan female racer. She started showing talent on the track since 1998 and is widely regarded as one of the best IndyCar Series female riders. She is famous in the world of racing thanks to her passion for speed sports and also cheerful temperament.

3. Johanna Long

Johanna Long is an unfamiliar name for NASCAR racing fans. She is a young female racer full of personality with talent, experience and a lovely appearance. Born in 1992 and has a long career ahead, Johanna is likely to become the best female racer in the world.

4. Ashley Force Hood

If you know the name drag driver John Force, perhaps you will understand somewhat what his daughter Ashley can do. Starting his career in 2007 and quickly building a huge fan base thanks to his talent, hot and funny looks, but now Ashley no longer regularly competes after taking over the President of John Force Entertainment.

5. Natacha Gachnang

Natacha Gachnang is a Swiss racer who not only has great racing talent but is also beautiful. She has one of the most memorable successes in her career such as completing the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Natacha is one of the few women who ever completed the legendary Le Mans race.

The three most expensive Formula 1 team in the world

Formula 1 is the highest level of motorsport racing by the International Automobile Federation and is also the most expensive sports tournament on the planet. Research and production costs for each F1 team are hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Every March, the new Formula 1 season officially begins. Here are 10 F1 teams with the most expensive estimates, based on data on each team’s racing income, budgets, sponsorship deals, and investments.

1- Ferrari: 1.35 billion USD

The Scuderia Ferrari racing team topped with $1.35 billion. This is also the oldest racing team still competing, participating in Formula 1 for the first time in 1950, is also the most successful team in history with 16 team championships, and 15 individual championships.

1- Ferrari: 1,35 tỷ USD

The team once owned many legendary riders such as Alberto Ascari, Niki Lauda, ​​Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, and especially Michael Schumacher – the greatest F1 driver with seven championships.

Although Ferrari has a big profit, the F1 team had a disappointing 2014 season for the first time in 21 years without winning a stage. As a result, driver Fernando Alonso left Ferrari after four years empty-handed to return to McLaren. In the opposite direction, Ferrari has the service of Sebastian Vettel, who had four consecutive F1 championship seasons in the Red Bull shirt from 2010 to 2013.

2- McLaren: 810 million USD

Second on this list is the famous British racing team – McLaren, worth 810 million USD. It is also the second oldest F1 racing team to compete, with its first appearance since 1966 in the Monaco Grand Prix. Since then, McLaren has won 8 team championships, 12 individual championships, and each owns the extremely famous close duo Alain Prost – Ayrton Senna.

2- McLaren: 810 triệu USD

The 2014 McLaren season only ranked 5th and no longer receives a $75 million sponsorship contract from Vodafone a year.

This year, the team has the service of Fernando Alonso, who won the F1 twice. With that, McLaren bid farewell to Mercedes engine supplier to reunite Honda with a contract worth $100 million per season.

 3- Red Bull: $640 million 

Red Bull Racing, estimated at $ 640 million, is one of two Formula 1 teams owned by the “giant” in the Austrian beverage industry Red Bull GmbH. At the beginning of this decade, Red Bull was the racing team dominating the Formula 1 village with four consecutive team championship titles and four consecutive individual championships from 2010 to 2013 by the excellent racer Sebastian Vettel, thereby Significantly improve the value of this relatively young F1 team.

 3- Red Bull: 640 triệu USD

The new season of 2015, with Vettel moving to Ferrari, Daniel Ricciardo – who ranked third individual last year, will naturally become the main driver of Red Bull. The car of the RBR11 team was declared by Renault engine supplier to have comprehensive improvements and complete changes. However, Red Bull only aims to end the season in the Top 4.

F1 racing: Financial difficulties and prospects are worse than coming (Part 1)

With the official announcement of the delay of the race taking place in early June at the Gilles Villeneuve racetrack, Canada, the total number of delays/cancellations in this 2020 season has increased to 9 stages.

Therefore, the possibility of canceling the whole season is growing and F1 is facing the risk of the financial crisis in the worst-case scenario.

As expected, it is only nearly 2 months before the Canadian GP in the city of Montreal is organized, but before the COVID-19 epidemic situation is still seriously affecting this country (figures until April 24 with more than 42,000 cases of infection, more than 2,100 deaths and no signs of stopping), the race was officially postponed.

Đua xe F1: Khó khăn tài chính và viễn cảnh còn tệ hơn sắp tới

Thus, up to now, only 13 races still take place according to the official schedule and 7 other races are waiting for the time to be rescheduled, except Monacos and Australia have been canceled. FOM (F1 Management) manager Ross Brawn still hopes that the season is expected to start from July in Europe, but there is no audience.

From there, we do not need professional financial analysts from Wall Street to understand the picture that F1 will face in the near future. Most of the revenue from signed tournament deals depends on one clear factor: at least there must be organized races.

Đua xe F1, chạy thử Abu Dhabi GP: Tai nạn và cờ đỏ liên hoàn

That revenue in 2019 was a total of US $2,022 billion, divided into three main sources of revenue, which are race fees from countries (30% last year), TV copyright fees (38%) and sponsorship (15%). Other revenues come from the VIP client area at the Paddock Club (inside and behind the Pit building), as well as the accompanying Formula 2-3 support.

In 2020, F1 is expected to increase its total revenue thanks to the 22nd race. However, in the current context, each race is not organized, causing the tournament to lose $30-$50 million.