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F1 racing: Go back in time to start a new standard

The F1 world is actively preparing to enter an era of completely new standards starting in 2021.

However, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing development disruptions and photo disruptions. Since then, FIA, F1, and related parties have agreed to come to a decision to postpone the time of applying the new standard to 2022.

The meeting between FIA, F1 and 10 teams on March 19 discussed the current pandemic situation and the impact of the epidemic this season, as well as a proposal to postpone the scheduled launch time. New standards later than 1 year.

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All agree that this is the most appropriate direction at the moment, with the hope of helping to reduce the financial burden on the racing team, especially when their revenue is reduced due to fewer races taking place.

Official announcement issued by FIA: “All stakeholders discussed more about the current situation of the 2020 season and the options that F1 will respond to the global pandemic challenges COVID-19 brings”.

In addition to the current financial situation, racing teams have agreed to use the 2020 car chassis for the 2021 season and suspend the development of other parts to be discussed later.

“The introduction and implementation of financial regulations will continue as planned by 2021. Discussions of solutions to significantly reduce operating costs among stakeholders will continue to take place. out in time to come. All racing teams expressed their support for FIA and F1 in their efforts to restructure the 2020 season amid the complex epidemic”.

As noted above, the 2020 technical regulation will be rolled over to the 2021 season with further details to be discussed. The most significant of which is that the chassis of this season will continue to be used next year.

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In addition, the development of aerodynamics under the new standard will be banned until the end of 2020. Thus, the racing team can only start researching new technical regulations from next year. The move is aimed at helping financially hard-hit teams “breathe” during these difficult times.

Maintaining the chassis for two consecutive years presents an interesting challenge for McLaren, who will move the engine supplier from Renault to Mercedes, despite the 2021 technical specification being pushed back one year. Each Power unit of each manufacturer has different structure and shape, so it will not be simple to remove the Renault engine and put the Mercedes into a note.

McLaren will need to have another plan to get the Mercedes home engine in its new car and this project will surely create a small expense.

F1 racing: Covid-19 headache, abolish summer vacation

Summer break between each F1 season is always an important time to help thousands of members of the racing team to rest after months of non-stop work with a series of races taking place.

However, based on the current real situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional summer vacation will turn to spring and get ready for the season to return as soon as possible.

As mentioned in previous articles, FIA’s sports regulations require a two-week total closure of the factory and other F1-related activities with racing teams during the August break. annual. This year it was moved to March and April due to the complicated course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing time was extended to 21 days.

In its announcement, the FIA ​​stated that the change in this F1 2020 sports standard was approved by the World Sports Racing Council, and was agreed by all 10 racing teams, strategic teams and boards. F1. The teams also made their own official announcement, stating that they support the FIA’s decision to change the shut downtime and also update the specific time or period of stopping all activities at the university his headquarters.

Red Bull is expected to be closed from March 27 to April 17, Alfa Romeo from March 23 to April 13 and Ferrari from March 19 to August 8. They will also try to comply strictly with the COVID-19 disease prevention regulations, especially at the team’s headquarters, as well as hope their colleagues at McLaren or supplier Pirelli (have been positive with the virus) will soon recover and return to normal life.

So what does the closure of this factory mean for the tournament and the racing teams? First, this provision was introduced for two main reasons. The first is the most painful problem that exists at the moment, cutting costs because some facilities need huge amounts of money to be able to operate, such as the wind tunnel of each team, used for vehicle testing purposes. So they need to be suspended for a certain period of time.

The second is to spend valuable time with team members being able to rest at home and recharge for the sprint phase of the tournament.

Once the factories and headquarters are in the closed phase, this will look like a real “ghost base”. All activities related to vehicle development are prohibited, and the departments of design, research and development, production and manufacturing are stopped.

Even checking and responding to email regarding technical issues via text and telephone are prohibited. With a 50-week non-stop high-intensity work frequency during the year, the 14-day closure is a “sedative” to all members of the teams.

However, the headquarters is not necessarily 100% closed when the marketing, finance and legal teams will continue to operate because their work does not directly affect the strength of the vehicle. This is also an opportunity for facilities to be refurbished, maintained as well as to upgrade the common system to minimize the possibility of sudden interruptions during operation.

Belgian racing talent died tragically at the age of 22

The talented Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died tragically at the age of 22 at the prestigious Tour de Pologne Cycling Tournament in an unexpected accident.


Tour de Pologne is a famous race taking place in Poland. Tragedy arrived at the third race when young Belgian driver Bjorg Lambrecht suffered a serious accident.

Stage 3 has a length of 150.5 km from Chorzow to Zabre takes place at dawn 6/8. After completing one-third of the way, Bjorg Lambrecht unexpectedly deviated from the race, plunged into the concrete culvert and was seriously injured.

The young Belgian driver’s accident was so heavy that helicopters were immediately present to take him to the hospital. However, Bjorg Lambrecht was unable to succumb to the death scythe, and died on the operating table.

According to information from the British press, the riders had to compete in the condition of heavy rain. There have been 2 car crashes before.

“It was not a high-speed road. The road was wide and straight, and there were no bends, but he suddenly got out of the way, rushed out and hit the concrete pole” – Mr. Czelaw Lang, executive director race said.

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Bjorg Lambrecht was born in 1997 – a member of Lotto-Soudal racing team. He is a rising Belgian driver. In 2017, Lambrecht won the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege tournament, in 2018 he finished second in the U23 tournament in the world. The new Tour de Pologne is the second season for Bjorg Lambrecht to play professionally.

Lambrecht’s death created a gloomy atmosphere for the rest of the tournament. The first-place winner Pascal Ackermann did not celebrate the victory and gave his condolences to the Lambrecht family: “I am very painful to hear the news. At this time, the results are not important anymore.”

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 2)

In the terrain racing mode, Honda will continue to organize training sessions in Japan for riders of the competition team at the MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship.

In addition, Honda will also continue training programs for young riders with the potential to participate in training camps around the world and compete in MXGP races.

With motor racing, in the Formula One World Championship (F1), Honda will strive to win even more victories by continuing to supply engines with the same specifications for the Scuderia AlphaTauri 3 racing team and the Red Bull Racing racing team.

In addition, Honda will continue to support young Japanese riders to compete in the FIA Formula 2 World Championship (F2) and the French F4 Championship.

In Japan, Honda will try to regain the championship in the most prestigious races by using the all-new NSX-GT model in GT500 competition, SUPER GT, which will apply the new technical regulations in the 2020 season. At the same time, Honda also changed the structure of the teams competing in the SUPER FORMULA Championship Japan Championship.

For customer races, in vehicle-based racing categories developed on the market-wide version, Honda will raise the challenge by not only providing engines but also enhancing support for teams so that each team can compete more competitively.

Honda will offer the CIVIC Type R and CIVIC TCR, at the FIA ​​World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), a tournament that started in 2018 and the TCR endurance race series, which is a race. popular all over the world. In addition, Honda will offer the NSX GT3 Evo at the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) – a competition held on five continents as well as GT championships and other races held in North America, Asia and Europe.

In North America, through Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda will provide engines for five teams with a total of 13 cars to compete in the IndyCar Series.

In the field of motorbike racing, in 2016, SRS-Junior was renamed SRS-Moto, and the pain-developing systems and textbooks, as well as the machines used in the program, were renewed for them to work towards developing drivers to be able to compete at the level of world championships like MotoGP.

In the field of motor racing, SRS-Kart and SRS-Formula will maintain the structure established last year with Takuma Sato and Shinji Nakano as Principal and Vice-Principal, to further enhance the development environment of young driver.

Honda has been working hard to expand the popularity of motorsport. To spread the passion of motorsport to more people, Honda has been carrying out a wide range of events and activities, including those that are not yet familiar with motorsport can still be enjoyed such as: One-make race series sponsored by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC); Honda Sports & Eco Program; FIT 1.5 Challenge Cup; N-ONE OWNERS ’CUP; Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020; 2020 MO-SPO Suzuka Festival – A day of gratitude for fans; Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2020 …

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 1)

In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the world’s leading prestigious motorcycle and automobile races, all of the employees present at Honda’s motorsport activities including: athletes, engineers, mechanics and other members of the team, will work as a “Team Honda” and compete by all efforts.

For motorbike, Honda will compete with the production teams that are members of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship for the second consecutive year in all three types of tournaments: road race, motocros and trial. Furthermore, similar to last season, the HRC producer team is currently attending the Dakar Rally, which will move the race from South America to Saudi Arabia this year.

In the MotoGP category of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship, Marc Márquez, will welcome his younger brother, Alex Márquez, to compete for the Reosol Honda Team. With the new competitive personnel, Honda will strive to continue to win the “Triple Crown” title at the MotoGP tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

At the FIM Superbike World Championship, Honda will compete with the new HRC manufacturer team, called the HRC team, with Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, a racing car developed on the all-new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.

At the Japan MFJ All – Japan Championship, Honda will compete in the top divisions including Road Race Championship (JRR), Motocross Championship (JMX) and Trial Championship (JTR). Honda will continue to win the Motocross and Trial championships as well as regain the title of Road Race champion, thereby winning the MFJ All-Japan Championship for the first time in all three categories since 2017.

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At motor racing, combined with Honda’s racing activities in Asia where motorcycle racing is gaining interest and development, in the 2020 season, Honda will continue to support the team. Honda Team Asia competes in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, belonging to the MotoGP tournament.

Moreover, to support the young riders increasingly competitive, Honda will continue to support the competitive riders at the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. In addition, Honda will continue to use the IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup (IATC) to motivate young riders to explore their potential and raise the number of other riders who can compete in world-class races.

Who can challenge Lewis Hamilton?

The question is not new in recent F1 seasons: Who can challenge Lewis Hamilton, the driver who is aiming for the 6th world championship in history?


After 14 races this season, the challengers begin to surface.

Max Verstappen

At the end of this month, Verstappen officially turned 22 years old. But this is already the 5th season he is present in F1 races, and just need to play 5 more races, this rider will officially reach the milestone 100th Grand Prix of his career. The Dutchman’s mark was shown at his first appearance on the Toro Rosso team in 2015. Shortly after, he moved to Red Bull and won his first win in the Spanish race.

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Since then, Verstappen has got 6 other stage wins, including 2 from this season. He was one of the most impressive riders in the first half of the season, along with Hamilton. After two unsatisfactory races in Belgium and Italy, Verstappen is still considered a bright candidate for the Singapore race this weekend.

Charles Leclerc

Leclerc impressed with two victories in the Belgian and Italy stages after F1 underwent a mid-season break. He was discovered talent by Ferrari 3 years ago. The career of the driver from Monaco is marked by the championship in smaller races such as GP3 or F2, before he came to Sauber racing team last year.

Leclerc on the other hand, had a much better impression than team-mate Sebastian Vettel. He is full of opportunities for the eighth time to overtake German riders in the class achievements, as well as to increase the current 13-point gap on the F1 race rankings.

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These are undoubtedly the two drivers with the most potential to challenge Hamilton’s championship, not just because of their position in the rankings. Playing on top teams like Ferrari or Red Bull will increase the chances of winning the stage for Verstappen or Leclerc, thanks to their ability to compete on the most optimal motor vehicles.

Of course, this does not mean the hope of a full closure for potential drivers in less prestigious and financially viable teams. Faces like Alex Albon, Lando Norris or George Russell still have the right to dream of one day becoming one of the top F1 riders.

Marc Marquez won the sixth MotoGP

Spaniard Marc Marquez has the fourth straight season on the highest podium after winning the Thai race and for the sixth time he won the MotoGP title in his career.

Marc Marquez (RC213V racing driver, Repsol Honda Team) became the champion of FIM*1 MotoGP after stage 15 – Thailand Grand Prix (took place on October 6 at Chang International School, Buriram ). This is Marquez’s fourth consecutive title and the sixth time he has won the MotoGP title in his career.

Using Honda’s RC213V racing car, Marquez riders had a solid start to the fourth consecutive championship title this season, finishing second at the opening stage and winning at stage 2. Although he missed his spot on the podium at the Americas, he won 8 and 4 other runner-ups. Marquez riders have continued to successfully defend the title of MotoGP champion when the season still has 4 stages.

Marquez is currently the youngest MotoGP champion in the world when he won for the first time in 2013 – the same year that the driver started to compete in MotoGP format, wearing the Repsol Honda Team. In 2014 the driver continued to become the champion with 13 winning stages.

Although shortly thereafter in 2015, missing out on the championship, the 93rd driver quickly reaffirmed his position with the championship in 2016 – the third title of the MotoGP. And from then until the end of the 15th stage of MotoGP 2019, the driver was holding a record 61 times on the podium with 53 victories (this record is recorded the 4th highest in MotoGP history).

Marc Marquez said that he felt extremely happy to once again become a world champion by wearing the Honda team. He added that the 2019 season was one of the seasons he had the most stable performance. They had fought hard, both the team in particular and Honda, in general, had done extraordinary things, so that they stood that day in that position.

Celebrating Honda’s 60th year of motorsport with a MotoGP championship was truly an honor, and he was proud to have done it for Honda. He also said thank you to everyone who had contributed that season, the fans who always support him!

Motul Driving Experience 2019: Experiencing Formula 4 racing car

For the first time moving the venue to Zhuhai International Racecourse in Guangdong Province, China, the Motul Driving Experience 2019 offers opportunities for drivers to compete, showing off their sports racing skills through many different exercises.


To re-appointment, after consecutive years taking place in Sepang (Malaysia), to make a difference and new experiences for the drivers. The experience driving program – Motul Driving Experience 2019 by Motul oil company coordinated with sports car brands to organize the first relocation to Zhuhai International Racecourse in Guangdong Province, China.

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Similar to the previous events, this year’s Motul Driving Experience attracted nearly 100 drivers from 6 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including: Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China. Most of the drivers participating in the experience, competing are representatives of distributors, media reporters and customers who are using Motul oil products in countries in the region.

Located in Guangdong Province, China, Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) has been designed, built and put into use since 1993. ZIC race track has a total length of 4.3 km with 14 tracks, including 9 right and 5 left turns, the longest straight line has a length of 900 m.

Based on the design and actual conditions of Zhuhai International Racecourse, the driving experience – Motul Driving Experience 2019 is divided into 3 main experiences, including: Driving Porsche Boxster 718 Gymkhana race, driving Formula 4 on the road race and experience the race with Seat Leon TCR model. In addition, the drivers participating in the program also met and interacted with driver Carlo Van Dam and heard Motul experts share about Motul’s products and effects on motorsport, as well as how to choose, use lubricants suitable for each vehicle.

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After the dissemination of safety regulations, nearly 50 drivers participating in the Motul Driving Experience 2019 on the opening day were divided into two teams, in turn to experience the Gymkhana exercise with the luxury sports car Porsche Boxster 718.

According to the 2019 Motul Driving Experience coaches, this exercise will help the participating drivers have the opportunity to train, hone the ability to steer, control the throttle, brake, how to handle and control the vehicle when operating in range. microscopic.

After the first 2 laps to sharpen your skills, familiarize yourself with the situation, the drivers will directly drive 2 Porsche Boxster 718 to participate in the competition to choose the best driver.

In the second exercise, the difficulty began to multiply when the drivers facing the challenge of driving a Renault Formula 4 conquered the Zhuhai race. Each driver in turn is assigned to play the driver, driving a Renault Formula 4 to complete 4 Zhuhai laps to choose the driver with the best performance.

F1 racing: Red Bull remains the squad, towards stability in 2020

No big surprises, Red Bull has just recently announced the official racing squad in both of its racing teams for the upcoming 2020 season without any significant disturbance.


Toro Rosso will start the first season as Alpha Tauri with two drivers Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat. The duo will first enter a new season as a team mate after officially joining together since the Belgian GP stage in August this year when the French driver was transferred from Red Bull.

Gasly will enter the third full season of his career with the team with a new name, after a turbulent year when starting with Red Bull and then ending with Toro Rosso. The Italian racing team always gives Gasly the best opportunities to express themselves and that becomes the motivation for his dedication to bring the best results to the team in the future.

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Kvyat, meanwhile, is set to enter the sixth F1 season of his career and the fourth year he starts as a driver of Toro Rosso.

The 25-year-old driver scored a second podium for himself and Toro Rosso at the crazy race at Hockenheim in July and admits he was comfortable with a team based in Faenza.

At Red Bull, the trial period for Thai driver Albon has ended and he seems to have done more than what the team expected in the last 7 races.

The best achievement that Albon has achieved in the past time is the 4th position in Suzuka, a result guaranteed for the main race position in 2020 with Red Bull.

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Albon’s career is going up like a wind, he has been supported by Red Bull since his years of karting but then the Austrian corporation broke up with him in 2012 after the start of post-karting, moving to professional racing.

However, after an impressive performance at the 2018 Formula 2 tournament, ranked third after George Russell and Lando Norris, helped him convince Red Bull to give him his official position at Toro Rosso, replacing Brendon Hartley. The rest is history.

Why are countries so eager to organize F1 racing?

Formula 1 racing is an expensive sports car race, with large funding and large scale investment, but many countries wish to host it.


The F1 races are Grands Prix run by the World Automobile Association (FIA). Each race is an opportunity to earn points for the F1 championship, for riders and technical teams.

F1 has been a popular race for decades with special racing tracks. The first race took place in 1950 in England. He still holds F1 racing at an old airport named Silverstone. In 1929, the race opened the first street race in Monaco, and almost remained as it is today. In 2008, Singapore became the first F1 race in the evening and one of the tourist features of this country.

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Each race is divided into 3 stages: Training – Quality evaluation – Racing. Interesting race when the driver not only has to overcome the opponent but also has to protect the special car and minimize the time at the spare parts inspection station.

Checkpoints (PITs) are also the highlight of F1, scenes often seen in movies. Riders choose to pull up to the stations so the technical team can change the wheels. The fastest stop in F1 history was 1,923 seconds for the Red Bull team in the 2013 American Grand Prix, while the average design team would change in 2.5 seconds. Since 2011, the addition of fuel is prohibited. The inspection and replacement of each small component is carefully arranged to maximize downtime at the PIT.

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Vehicles must be designed according to a certain set of rules. Since 2014, vehicles have used electric powertrains with a 1.4-liter V6 turbocharged engine and energy recovery system (ERS) to use energy from the brakes and exhaust. The engines produce 600 horsepower, while the ERS adds 160 horsepower.

Teams have to design their own cars, but can buy engines from rivals. There are currently 4 engine manufacturers: Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Renault, for 11 teams. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Renault run their own teams, while Honda cooperates with McLaren.