By Steven De Groote on 02 Aug 2013, 20:52 Formula One's regulations are written and published by the FIA, the governing body of the sport that is also responsible to enforce those rules by checking cars on their legality, handing complaints and hold court cases to decide on penalties when serious rule infringements would occur. F1's current regulations can be found on the FIA website at Official FIA Formula One regulations Regulations through time Those technical and sporting regulations have come a long way since 1950, evolving through the need to enforce safety and curb excessive speed increases attained by the ingenuity of the engineers. Each era has its changes and innovations, ranging from turbo charged engines, wings, ground effect or KERS. Click the below timeline to inspect regulation details and modifications of each period. Why limit performance? Imagine Formula one without any restrictions by the FIA whatsoever so that engineers may go their own way. Consider the performance … [Read more...] about Formula One regulations
A few months ago, I suggested in of my articles that Formula One must work on their marketing and try to involve fans in the sport. Now, they have launched a brand new marketing campaign titled ‘Engineered Insanity’, which brings superfans to the heart of the sport and shows what Formula One is all about; hardcore racing, innovation and of course, the fans. I was one of the six superfans chosen to represent the diverse fanbase of Formula One and all of us were invited to London to be a part of the campaign. There, we were given the opportunity to be a part of a specially constructed wind tunnel, with elements such as wind, water, dust and rubber splashed onto our faces in an attempt to replicate the heart stopping drama of a Formula One race. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/soumilaroradotcom This is Formula One’s first global campaign since its inception in 1950; ‘Engineered Insanity’ will act as a milestone to show their progress … [Read more...] about Engineered Insanity – Formula One’s Global Marketing Campaign And What It Is All About
Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2015: Postcard from Marina Bay This year’s Formula One Singapore Grand Prix was a little more exciting for me, though no less tiring. Lugging around nearly 20kg of camera equipment is no joke and by the end of three days, my back was screaming for help. Well, nothing a sports massage cannot solve, and I’m pretty happy with the shots I got. There are a few more things I want to try, but it has to wait till next year. PLUS, I didn’t need to wait five hours for Jessica Michibata. I only waited 15 minutes for her this time, though she didn’t look the happiest for me 🙁 … [Read more...] about Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2015: Postcard from Marina Bay
Rahul Sharan Articles, Cars March 22nd, 2018 The 2018 Formula One season could be one of the most important in the sport’s history. The Liberty Group face an unenviable task of not only promoting the sport to a newer, younger audience, but are also trying to retain their existing fan base, who in the past couple of seasons have struggled to gain access to the ever exclusive world of Formula One. Be it through expensive ticket prices, a move away from the traditional European circuits or by making fans pay exorbitant T.V. subscription rates, there is no denying that Formula One in its current state has not been in best of health for the past couple of years now. That being said, the sport definitely has made a step in the right direction during 2017. New cars were the quickest in the sport’s history and the drivers themselves no longer had the luxury of relying on expert engineering to aid them through the races. Some of them even went to an extent where they … [Read more...] about 5 Things That Will Decide The Fate Of The 2018 Formula One Season
Drivers take turn 11 at Circuit of the Americas pretty slowly. It’s tight, and they’ll only hit about 60 miles per hour, depending on the car. Then they’ll charge down the main straight, a three-quarters-of-a-mile descent that lets the right machine clear 200. As I stand in the grandstands before turn 12, a black-and-gold racecar quickly fills my field of view. It’s Texas-hot in Austin today, close to 90 and humid, but the car brings a wind with it. The wind is made of noise. Fans come to Formula One races for this kind of sensory experience. When the series spun up in 1946, following the exhaustive end of World War II, fantastic machines replaced the terrifying cacophony of bombs with the joyful chorus of speed-linked sound. Over the years, millions of fans have swarmed the edges of racetracks to hear F1’s roar. But you don’t just hear an F1 engine. You feel it. As the car flies by the grandstand, the concussive wave emanating from its eight … [Read more...] about How will Formula One reckon with electric cars?