Race fans just cant enough of the action on the track. The sounds coming from the engine fills up the body with adrenaline that does not only affect every single driver but rather all of the spectators that have filled up the stands. The fast pace competition that races all over the world have had so much following that each year events organized come into the picture having more and more creative inputs and innovative changes. The racing circle really has become dynamic so as to maintain the excitement and enjoyment every supporter is expecting to have. With each passing time one racing event has been followed by a lot of fanatics around the globe. Lets take an in-depth look at this very addictive formula.
The racing event that has wowed all sorts of individuals is officially known as the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is also famous in another alias such as Formula 1 or in its simplest yet most popular ID the F1. It is considered to be the highest class of automobile racing competition that is credited by the Federation Interationale de lAutomobile or FIA. The formula which forms the name of the event depicts a certain set of rules that all participants most especially their cars must uphold to.
A much anticipated season of the F1 is composed of a series of races which is popularly identified as the Grand Prix. These racing events are held on settings such as closed city streets, roads formerly open for public use, and more commonly on circuits that are built to match the demands of the challenging races. The outcome of each race is combined together to come up with two yearly World Championships. One is given to the best driver and the other to the top-caliber car constructor. It is a must for racers, constructor crew members, organizers, and track officials to obtain an accredited Super License from the FIA before being involved in the events of Formula 1.
The cars used in the races of F1 are maintained and customized to perform at a high level of speed and accuracy. Speed levels reach a maximum of 360 km/h or roughly 220 mph with the engine limited to a revving power of 18,000 RPM as sanctioned by the formula. The cars have the capacity to pull off an excess of 5 g-forces when maneuvering at curves. There are four elements that highly affect the performance of the cars in the tracks. These are suspension, tires, aerodynamics, and electronics. At the onset of the 2007 season, the utilization of driving aids and tractions have been prohibited.
Conventionally speaking, Europe was the center for all the racing events associated with F1. It is the place that houses all of the teams participating in the events and it has also come to be the ultimate setting for the races that take place. Due to the rising popularity and support the sport has gained, its networks have widened and have begun to reach to other areas of the world. Asia and the Middle East have been some of the areas across the globe that has felt the rush of various Grand Prix happenings. In fact in 2008 half of the eighteen races were held outside the confines of Europe.
Its a sure fire thing that race fans can expect more from the FIA in terms of improving the quality of Formula 1 events. This is very evident in the growing networks and media presentation the races have had over the past seasons.