Formula 1 is the world’s most expensive car race. It is also the most glamorous, dangerous and exciting form of racing. This blog will give you a complete guide to Formula 1, from the history of the sport and its current formula to the news and gossip about the teams, drivers, sponsors and scandals.
The blog will also introduce you to Formula 1 statistics which are bewilderingly complicated. But they are necessary if you want to follow the race with any skill.
This blog is written by a professional Formula 1 fan who knows what he’s talking about. He has followed the sport all his life and can explain it in detail to people who have never seen a race or heard of Stirling Moss.
If you love Formula 1, this blog is for you!
No one starts out in Formula 1 as a professional. The closest you can get to the job without actually bearing it is by being a fan of Formula One and writing about it. You can also work for a Formula One team, but that is not really the same thing. F1 teams are made up of brilliant engineers and brilliant marketers, and they aren’t really interested in telling you how to watch the race. They want to win.
Professionals understand they will have good days and bad days. That’s the difference between amateur racing and professional racing. If you train seriously and give everything you’ve got in training sessions, your day will come when you race well, and then you’ll be on top of world again, like when Michael Schumacher won at Singapore in 2006. After that day, your confidence goes down again, and it goes down again after another good day, so on and so forth.
You do not need deep pockets or many resources to be a professional in this field. You just need some determination; determination to keep learning; determination to keep trying until your confidence gets back up again; determination to keep trying after another bad day; determination to keep working hard enough so that eventually, no matter how bad things get, you keep working hard
Formula 1 is a sport that is mainly watched by people who work in the industry. It is also a business with a huge variety of stakeholders, and it is not unusual for one group to complain about the way another group is being treated.
The drivers are the most important part of the business, and they are not directly employed by the teams. The teams invest money in their drivers, but they do not own them. The teams lease the drivers from Formula 1 Management, which is Formula 1’s commercial operation.
Formula 1 Management pays the teams in all kinds of ways: by selling sponsorships, through prize money from races, and from television rights. But it also pays them through something called “BGP,” or “Bid for Position.” To be clear, BGP is not a position on a racing grid: it’s money paid to the team that offers first position in the pit lane at every race weekend.
The system for paying BGP has changed several times over the years, but it works like this: an auction happens before every race weekend and teams bid money to get as high a price as possible for BGP and/or an allocation of qualifying times. So even though drivers technically have no salary, they often earn more than they would
Formula 1 is a spectacularly popular sport with huge financial rewards. It is also one of the most international sports, attracting competitors from all over the world.
If you want to know what makes Formula One so appealing, it is helpful to think about F1 in terms of other forms of entertainment. There are many other sports that are globally popular, especially in countries that have a history of being successful at them: football (soccer), rugby, basketball, and American baseball. These sports are all similar to Formula One in the way they reward people for performing actions that help someone achieve some goal. In Formula One, those actions are driving fast and making precise technical decisions under pressure.
Formula One has a distinctive feature: the stakes are so high that failure can be catastrophic. A car crash on the circuit can cause an accident that results in death or injury to spectators or drivers. Failure to finish a race can result in loss of income for the team owner and for the individual driver. That high risk drives up the cost of any attempt to win; it is how races become expensive enough for large teams of high-paid professionals, who need a lot of money just to compete, but not so expensive as to be unaffordable for smaller teams; and it is how
Formula 1 is a sport that seems to consist of little more than firing leaden fast cars around tracks at speeds in excess of 200mph.
But there’s more to it than that. Formula 1 drivers need good vision, since they go round corners at up to 240mph, and they need excellent judgment, because they have to judge the weight distribution of their car and the aerodynamic effect of an approaching wall. They have to be able to think independently in unpredictable situations; the best drivers can think in new ways about old problems.
Formula 1 is also an art. A successful driver has to always be aware of his body position and the subtle changes in this position as he accelerates or brakes, which affects aerodynamics and steering response.
The main thing I would like to do is be part of the Formula 1 community and contribute to the sport. It’s a great sport, with real talent and skill, and it’s an amazing spectacle. This is an exciting time for Formula 1 fans – new circuits, new teams and cars, a new way of looking at F1. I want to share my passion for this sport.
I’m hoping you will enjoy reading my blog and sharing your thoughts.
Once I have established myself as a blogger, I’d like to apply my knowledge of racing history in some other way. There are many stories that could be told about the history of F1, from the technical side, from the social side. There are many things that I think could be done well with the help of others – so if there is interest in this side project, please get in touch with me or leave a comment on this page!
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The internet has made the world a smaller place. And that’s not just because we can read each other’s emails or watch each other’s shows. It’s also because we can talk to each other.
In the old days, if you wanted to know what was going on in Formula One racing, you had to go to the Grand Prix at Silverstone and spend a whole day reading about it in the English-language press. Then you had to spend a couple of hours watching the races on television, switching between different booths and time zones. You could read some French or German coverage, but it wouldn’t be as complete as an English-language thing.
Now you can get all the stories on your computer in seconds. You can hear them being told by people who are actually there and don’t have to worry about whether they got their facts right. The races happen in London now, and not just England; they happen in Europe; they happen around the world. That means that everybody who wants to know what is happening in Formula One racing has a chance of finding out.
And when they find out, they might decide that they like watching Formula One racing better than listening to English-language broadcasts . . . or maybe not, but at least they learn something