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Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1, and currently officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship,is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants' cars must comply The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held on purpose-built circuits, and public roads.
The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors, with racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organizers, and circuits required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class racing licence issued by the FIA.
Formula One cars race at high speeds, up to 360 km/h (220 mph) with engines revving up to a formula imposed limit of 18,000 rpm. The cars are capable of pulling in excess of 5 g on some corners. The performance of the cars is highly dependent on electronics (although traction control and driving aids have been banned since 2008), aerodynamics, suspension, and tyres. The formula has seen many evolutions and changes through the history of the sport.
speed, power, style, luxury and class allure you, when it comes to
driving? If yes, then you would agree that sports cars comprise of the
only automobile segment that can provide you with the above combination.
Especially designed for performance driving, sports cars have an
excellent road handling, braking, maneuverability, low weight, and high
power. While almost all sports cars have an impressively killing look,
the ride in it is not only speedy, but also extremely luxurious one. As
per conventional designing standards, sports cars generally have
rear-wheel drive, two seats and two doors.
Sports car, or more professionally known
as racing cars, has its roots firmly laid in the early 20th century
touring cars. Some of the first designed sports car includes the 3 litre
1910 Vauxhall 20 hp (15 kW) and Ferdinand Porsche designed 27/80PS
Austro-Daimler. These speedsters were soon joined by the French DFP,
popularly called sporters. Soon, companies like Apperson, Kissel,
Marion, Midland, National, Overland, Stoddard-Dayton, and Thomas jumped
onto the sports automobile segment. Eventually, as the sports car
manufacturers increased, they also brought with them variations in the
While the small models produced today
are known as sports cars, the large ones have become popular as sports
sedans or grand tourers. Since its fiery start, there has been no
stopping for this genre of speed cars. Talking about designing, the
drive train and engine layout is the main design criteria of a sports
car. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive train layout (FR layout) is the
most conservative of the racing vehicles. However, some sports car
manufactures such as Porsche use the rear-engine, rear wheel drive
PIn the RMR layout, the motor is
centre-mounted in the chassis and powers only the rear wheels. Another
layout variation is the front-engine, front-wheel drive layout (FF),
which predominantly used by Fiat Barchetta, Saab Sonett and Berkeley
cars. While almost all the sports cars have a sitting room for two, the
capacity is slowly being increased to three adult passengers and one
child. The time is not far away when you will be able to have more than
one person with you, while driving a sports model.