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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

F1 racing: Hamilton waits for the chance to win the 6th title

The victory in the Russian race helped Lewis Hamilton get closer to the 6th world championship, which could help him reach the goal of leveling the legendary record of Michael Schumacher 7 times.


Currently, the British driver is 73 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas and 130 points to run for the last 5 races of the season. Each stage win is worth 25 points and it also earns points for any driver in the top 10 and for the fastest lap run. The order of the scores for the first 10 finishers is in turn: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.

Hamilton will not be able to win the championship in the next race in Japan because the maximum distance he can reach with teammates is 99 points while there are still 104 points that Bottas can achieve in the following 4 races. But the opportunity is closer to Hamilton than in the two races immediately followed by the Mexican Grand Prix and the US Grand Prix.

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Counting back the previous victories, Hamilton had the same score with Bottas even when the Finnish driver won every race, meaning that his teammates would always have to finish with more points if they wanted to enter the enemy world. Take a look back to the 2018 season.

At the Mexcio race, he needs to get a lead of 78 points or more. In the US leg, he only needs to lead 52 points or more. And so on, he will only need to lead 27 points after the penultimate race in Brazil ended. It is hard to imagine that until the last stage, the world champion is determined.

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Hamilton has overtaken Bottas in 10 of the last 12 races so it is likely that he will also finish before the team in Suzuka. He will need a points gap greater than 6 in the next two races if he wants to win the championship in Mexico. He won the world title at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2017 and 2018 but this season there was a position swap with the track in Austin, USA. Austin promoters had hoped the change would increase Hamilton’s chances of winning the title in the United States – what he did in 2015 – but the change could have the opposite effect.

The Mercedes team driver is currently ranked second in the list of world champions of all time, ranking with the world champion Juan Manuel Fangio 5 times. A sixth title will help him take second place, meaning that only one more time, Hamilton will equal Schumacher’s record, and further than breaking the record of his predecessors. The Russian Grand Prix is ​​the 82nd championship of Hamilton’s racing career.

F1 racing: When women no longer appear on the roads

If you have to point out images that always appear at racing events, especially F1 racing, then there must be hot models with standard bodies.


They are of course not the main characters of the races, nor do they play any important roles. The job of these girls is simply to put on sexy clothes, smile at the camera, welcome riders and most importantly: indirectly advertise brands by attracting glances of the audience. Sometimes, they have the task of waving the flag to start the race, but absolutely nothing is too significant.

Not significant in terms of expertise, but the image of beauty attached to supercars seems to have become common sense in the public eye. Car launches or promotions must have a beautiful model team. Many of the racing roads in Hollywood blockbusters start with a fiery girl coming out in front of roaring cars, admiring the riders and signaling to start the journey to find out who is the fastest one.

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Yet, since 2018, the audience will no longer be able to see those girls on the roads of F1 racing again when the tournament committee decides to stop recruiting models in all stages of the race.

Sean Braches, commercial director of F1 racing, said: “We feel the use of models at Grand Prix events is no longer consistent with the F1 racing brand value and goes backward with the values ​​of modern society”.

In fact, F1 racing is just one of many sports events that use beautiful models to serve the tournament’s commercial image. Can include boxing matches, UFC wrestling matches, beautiful racing events or Billiard tournaments. And F1 is not the first sports tournament to decide to stop using the model. Earlier, the World Professional Darts Association also announced a similar decision.

This decision of Mr. Sean Braches has officially closed over 50 years of participation in F1 racing of female models worldwide. In the feminine era as the throne along with the female harassment, scandals are more and more exposed in the entertainment world, it seems time for companies to be more careful in using female images.

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Of course, the elimination of F1’s female model has met with strong opposition. Since the Japanese singer, Rosa Ogawa, became the first girl to promote brands on the track in the 60s, the concept of vehicles to be accompanied by beauty has been won the world. widely received. Despite many criticisms in the 1970s because of revealing clothing, this trend still flourishes and opens up employment opportunities for many girls.

Anyway, the final decision was made and certainly, the roads of the F1 racing season 2018 will no longer be available but the beautiful female model. Does that make this planet’s number one high-end racing car lacking in appeal?

F1 racing: A fresh young wind, ending the nearly 13-year waiting period

F1 racing saw the top 2 in history when Verstappen had an incredible comeback after the first round to forget and prevent Leclerc from reaching his first career victory.


This is the sixth victory and the second consecutive time Max has crowned at the Red Bull Ring home turf after returning from the fourth starting position in 2018.

The Dutch driver was the last to defeat Mercedes from Mexico last year and in Austria recently, ending the successive circuit of the “silver arrow”. This was the first victory for Honda after Jenson Button’s final coronation at Hungarian GP in 2006, ending the nearly 13-year waiting period.

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 Leclerc dropped the victory after leading the majority of the race for the second time this season, leaving him unable to have the honor of being the winner of all three racing modes at Spielberg (once won at GP3 ​​Series and F2 before). But anyway, the 2nd place is still his best F1 racing achievement to date and beat his teammate in the second stage in a row. Vettel started ninth but finished in fourth place after overcoming Hamilton in the final rounds.

This is the first time in 2019 they did not stand on the highest podium and ended the series of 10 consecutive victories, not being able to balance the McLaren’s 11-stage record set in 1988. Hamilton only got the top 5 results and also lost sequences of consecutive podium and Bottas have for the first time participated in the top 3 without Hamilton since Canadian GP in 2018.

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McLaren won the top battle for the third time in four stages when Norris excelled on Friday. The papaya colored car showed strength throughout the weekend and even Norris had times to step into the top. Sainz also had a memorable race from 19th, he managed to finish at No. 8, helping the team to score the third double scoring of the year. Now after 9 stages, they have surpassed their 2017 scores and are only 10 points behind what they have done in 2018.

Alfa Romeo is the remaining team in the top 10 and has the first double scoring record of the year. The team made good use of the advantage in Q3 to get the 9th and 10th place finishes. Through that, Raikkonen had the sixth stage this year with Antonio Giovinazzi, and the Italian driver finally got it. first score at F1 racing and is the 18th driver to score points in the year. Currently only Williams has no score but they have the fourth stage in a row to win the title Pit Stop the fastest.

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Austrian GP this year saw a lot of accidents on the 6th day of training when the racers faced strong winds. However, all 20 cars avoided the bumps on Sunday, and all returned safely. This race is the 9th stage in history that has been completed without DNF, particularly in the hybrid turbo era, this number is 5, representing the high durability of F1 racing cars in recent years and the near future.

F1 racing and 10-year challenge

Robert Kubica has gone on a long journey since injury in 2011 and has only one month left until he officially returns to the track in Melbourne, Australia.


The F1 racing world has changed a lot since he last ran on the F1 in Abu Dhabi 2010, and there are many things fans will feel really alien.

Kubica finished fifth in the final race of the season more than 8 years ago, in the most memorable day of Sebastian Vettel’s career,when he won to become the youngest champion (23 years old 134 day). The German driver then ran for Red Bull to overcome other stunned names such as veteran teammates Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and crowned.

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At the same time, Hamilton was only crowned in the 2008 season and is in the fifth year unable to be championed by the dominance of Vettel and Red Bull. But at the end of March at Albert Park, Kubica will stand with the same team who has 4 championships and the other is completely mastering F1 in the last 2 years with the power named Mercedes.

In the last 2 years, a total of 10 teams competed inthe tournament even a few years ago when there were 24 cars competing in F1 races with the appearance of teams like Virgin, HRT and Lotus. Lotus is Renault at the present time.

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In 2010 there was a racing squad consisting of Jarno Trulli (Italy) and Heikki Kovalainen (Finland), Virgin, the predecessor of Manor Marussia, including Timo Glock (Germany) and Lucas di Grassi (currently running at Formula E) while the team The Spanish HRT race uses five different names in the same season: Karun Chandhok, Sakon Yamamoto, Christian Klien,Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto.

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All three teams used Cosworth’s engines that season and were the only ones who could not score any points during the season. Moreover, they have not survived for a long time in the history of F1 when they were isolated after only a few years. Virgin has been transformed into Manor since 2015, but only 2 years before its withdrawal, Lotus has returned to Renault in 2016 and HRT has ended its journey since 2012.

F1 Racing, Kimi Raikkonen: A Hot Heart Of “Snowman”

Do not be mistaken when thinking about Raikkonen, he can be a wise person, but very serious when it comes to racing and no lack of passion.In this article, a very different aspect of Kimi Raikkonen will be revealed.


If you happen to visit Ferrari’s mobile home or garage during a race weekend last year, you’ll see a Raikkonen very close to his teammates and you can say any topic outside F1, he also showed interest and relaxed conversation. Everyone, not only in Ferrari, but also those who had worked with Kimi before, gave him a special affection.

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Raikkonen is a loyal person, never forgets the grace of others. Although he only worked with Leberer for the first season, he still remembered what he helped him prepare for the F1 journey and trained to be the McLaren-trained driver only 12 months later.

Besides, the finnish driver is also a person of the family, which was expressed in the past year when we often see Raikkonen’s wife (Minttu) and son (Robin) appear at the the race he attended. In addition to racing time, he spent most of his time at home to play with his two children, and did not forget to share happy times and was also very lovely on social networks.

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Above all, although he rarely shows outside, Raikkonen always wants to win. “It is not something that is too important to me but a great thing for others. If it comes, it will come, otherwise it will not affect my life too much. I was happy because we came here trying to win. The biggest difference is the way other people look at me, I just proved that they were wrong”. Raikkonen said after winning the US GP recently.

Eeckelaert added that he asked Kimi about the feeling after the first race when he finished 6th and earned points. He only answered that there are 5 cars above that need to be defeated. That’s the story 18 years agoand Kimi really hasn’t changed.

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After 5 consecutive seasons (all 8) and Ferrari, Raikkonen will transfer to Sauber in the next 2 years. He is currently the oldest racer in the current race and will be 41 when contracting with Sauber ends. However, love for racing has never changed and Kimi’s goal will still be to get one more stand at the highest podium. If you do that with Sauber, it’s really a new fairy tale.