PROFESSIONAL RACE TRACKS
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NEWS AND EVENTS
Formula One Racing
Formula One Grand Prix is the premier sporting event for racers worldwide. It is a race event that usually takes place from Fridays to Sundays. This is the league where you will be able to see the elite in car manufacturing from Mercedes Benz to Ferrari. Over the years, it has created icons of the sport from Michael Schumacher to Ayrton Senna.
According to the current regulations, practices are allowed during Fridays. One can be conducted in the morning and one in the afternoon. Typically, the qualifiers are done on a Saturday while the race itself is going to be done on a Sunday.
Qualifying sessions in F1 are just as important as the race itself. There are race teams that have lost a huge number of points because of the qualifiers. The qualifiers will determine the starting position of a particular driver. Before 1996, there are two qualifiers done and the best time from either qualifier is used.
Over the years, there were a growing number of Formula One venues all over the world. Singapore and Bahrain are among the newest venues added. Each race track has its characteristics. The Monaco Grand Prix, for instance, is considered as the most difficult race track in Formula One. Here’s where a number of accidents take place. These accidents have led to different changes in the track itself including removal of barricade from sections of the race.
Constructor and Driver Points
Formula One allows both drivers and constructors to promote their abilities. For the drivers, there’s a possibility of winning individual medals. On the other hand, combined efforts of the two drivers are combined to sum up the constructors trophy. The winner of the race will get 25 points while the second placer will be receiving 18 points. As for the third, 15 points are awarded. However, there are instances when drivers are not getting the full points. If the race hasn’t been completed before it reached 75% completion for whatever reason, points are then halved.
More than just a race
The Formula One events are more than just about the race. It typically invites people who also love to party. There are pre and after party events that allowed host countries to enjoy the influx of tourists.
Drivers from all over the world dream of competing in Formula 1. It is considered the NBA of car racing. This is the race that provides multi-million dollar deals, not to mention prestige in the racing world.
Racing Games for Sony PlayStation
Racing is a popular sport among men and women. However, it can be a dangerous sport that has a number of hazards. The good thing is that gaming consoles have provided a safer alternative for people who love racing. Racing games since the 1990s in the different PlayStation consoles.
Crash Team Racing
Because of the popularity of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Racign is a spinoff of the popular game. This time around, it takes in form of a kart racing video game. Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony, it was released in the latter part of 1999 to January 2000. The game’s premise is quite simple and absurd at the same time. The goal of the game is to race against Nitros Oxide in order to save the planet. The Crash Team Racing is available in different racing modes including arcade, adventure and time trial.
Gran Turismo Series
Gran Turismo Series has been running for quite some time now. It is considered by many as the best racing game series not only for PlayStation but for other consoles as well. A racing game that started in 1997, it has evolved to what it is today even in the latest PlayStation 4 console.
After five years of since the first Gran Turismo was made, it has been able to sell 10.85 million copies all over the world. It is considered as the best-selling PlayStation game in 2013. And just how good is this racing game? It is critically acclaimed and even had a 95% rating in GameRating. This makes Gran Turismo the highest rated racing video game of all time.
NASCAR Thunder 2003
EA Sports is popular when it comes to providing high quality sports video games. This is a historic video game because it was the very first time NASCAR featured their most popular driver award recipient to be the cover of the magazine.
This game offered great graphics for its time, not to mention a good number of options from Season Mode to Career Mode. And just like other EA games, it has decent gaming controls.
Considered as one of the best racing games over the last two years, F1 2015 is the seventh Formula 1 racing video game. This game includes players and all the circuits in 2014. This game’s graphics allow you to experience F1 game like no other. It also has a Pro-season mode that is a bit complex than your typical game. Because of the popularity of this game, it was also available in Microsoft Windows along with Xbox One.
There are a number of racing video games released on the PlayStation consoles over the years. If you’ll look at the niche that the racing games captured, it was able to get the attention of not only car enthusiasts but even those hardcore gaming fans.
When buying a video game, it is a good idea to look into several factors. One, it should have superb graphics. PlayStation 4 allows game developers to make the games as close to reality as possible. And of course, always check the reviews when it comes to its gameplay.