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.