What You Need To Know About Formula-1 Racing

 

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Racing car fans are always looking for the latest trends in motorsport and Formula-1 is one of the most interesting sports to follow nowadays. With the new series being introduced all the time, you never know which team will be leading the championship at the end of the season. And as you may have guessed, some cars that appear capable of winning are actually pretty tricky to drive. If you have an idea about the most effective brakes and other technological aspects of a Formula-1 car, you can easily forecast its winning potential during the race.

Brakes and Handling A car's brakes are its ace up against other road vehicles on the race track. It determines whether the car will go into turns or not. Aside from controlling the speed of the car, the right amount of braking power can also improve the handling of the vehicle. The bigger the diameter of the caliper on the wheels of a Formula-1 car, the greater the brake grip the driver has. This means that when the driver wants to make sharp turns, he must apply ample effort and hold the brakes for as long a time as he can to avoid skidding the car.

When a car is turning, its wheels are rotating with the help of a drum. The width of the track, on the other hand, is used to describe the distance between the centerline of the track and the centerline of the wheel. The larger the diameter of the car's tires, the wider the space between its centerline - and the less the turning radius of the car. A car with a larger diameter of tires on the other hand, has a smaller turning radius - hence it has to make sharp turns more frequently. For this reason, drivers need to choose between larger and smaller diameter tires for a particular race track.

Engine Power The most important factor determining a car's performance on the race track is its engine power. Its size, weight and horsepower all depend on the engine's performance. There are four types of engines in a Formula-1 car: V6, I-O, turbo and hybrid. Each engine powers a specific component of the car; thus a car may have a hybrid engine with an electric motor in it or a turbocharged V Turbo engine.

Brakes This is one of the main reasons why Formula-1 cars move as quickly as they do. Without brakes, the tires would simply drag along the track. Depending on the type of car, there are two different braking systems used: independent braking system with ABS. Independent braking is more commonly used on lower budget cars; while ABS is a system installed on top of the car.

Car Style The way the car makes contact with the track is crucial to the outcome of every race. Braking style includes many elements: engine power, track temperature, track layout and surface condition, etc. Some drivers prefer to race at night, others in rainy conditions. However, no matter what your track choice is, there are some fundamental things that you can always do to improve the outcome of every race: Parking, Turns, Clipping and Drifting. These are the three cornerstones of a Formula-1 race track.

Parking: Driving into a corner with low visibility on race track means you risk losing traction. Therefore, when you park a car on a track, you need to know where you car will be in reference to the centerline of the track. For this reason, you should pay attention to the outside corner markers and also to any light towers that line the track. When you are parking a car, you also need to pay attention to how other cars are driving around you. If a rival racer is following your car on the inside, then you should try to have more space between you so that you can take evasive moves.

Turns: Driving on a Formula-1 track means that you need to turn quickly on the inside. A lot of drivers fail to do this, and as a result, they ruin their race. In a Formula-1 race, when you turn in a corner, you need to be able to accelerate both on the inside and the outside of the turn. This requires driving with high speed on the inside and the outside of a turn, and also braking early on the inside of a turn. However, if you find yourself being boxed by another car while entering a turn, then it is time to bring your car around; start the corner early, work on your speed, brake as soon as the car in front of you starts to slide, and start to lead.

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