Lewis Hamilton: The greatest of the great racers? (Part 1)

Lewis Hamilton, with his fifth world championship in his career, is just below the record of legendary Michael Schumacher (7). Will the end of his career, he can become the greatest driver in history or not?

Once again, Lewis Hamilton claimed he was still monopolizing F1. And a fifth world championship will put the British driver in the league of legends with Schumacher, Fangio, and Senna.

It is not a simple question, because even the great concept is controversial, whether it is based on mere numbers or depends on the feeling.

With five championships, Hamilton surpassed his predecessor Alain Prost, and rival Sebastian Vettel, to match the late legend Juan Manuel Fangio. And the interesting thing is that he is still at his peak. In the history of this speed sport, only 16 riders have won more than once. And before Hamilton won the 2018 championship, only two drivers had ever reached the 5 championship title: Fangio and Michael Schumacher.

Juan Manuel Fangio was the first to be mentioned after the fifth world championship in 1957. It took 45 years for a driver to balance that milestone. It was Michael Schumacher with the World Championship in 2002. The German driver then won the championship in the following two seasons to set his own record. Schumacher also holds the record for the number of championship championships with 91 times, 18 times more than Hamilton. But the most impressive statistic belongs to Fangio, who has a stage win rate of 46.15%. By comparison, Hamilton won 31.88% of the total number of races he took, while Michael Schumacher’s rate was 29.5%.

But the numbers can only tell you that. Unlike most other sports, successful F1 drivers rely heavily on technical and technological factors. Of course, the top drivers will often wear the top racing team, but there are also cases where it is not possible to develop all their talents, because of going wrong moves. Fernando Alonso, who just retired from his career after 18 years with two world championships in 2005 and 2006, is a testament.

How expensive is an F1 racing car?

Formula 1 racing cars have unique designs and feats to every detail. That is why these 300km/h racing cars cost hundreds of million USD.

Formula 1 racing is a sport enjoyed by many passionate fans around the world. However, tracking the race on the TV is easy, while pursuing the passion for F1 cars has never been for ordinary people.

F1 car design has only a single seat and four wheels open quite “naked”. However, the cost parameters to put such a car on the F1 race are enough to break countless car records.

Engine – The most expensive part

The engine of a racing car must be extremely powerful. An F1 car usually uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine. The cost of the most expensive engine can be up to 8 – 10 million dollars, the repair cost is about 1/10 of the replacement cost. This cost is quite reasonable for engines with fuel efficiency of 29%.

An interesting fact is that famous aches like Mercedes or McLaren outsource engines from Honda to save some cost. The new engine accounts for only 10% of the value of Formula 1 cars.

Chassis

F1 racing car has a monocoque chassis design made primarily of carbon fiber and light materials. The allowable weight limit on the chassis is 733 kg. This volume includes the weight of the racer but does not include materials.

The average price of carbon fiber is US $21.5/kg. The F1’s seamless smoke frame structure costs up to $650,000.

Rear wing and DRS system

The wing is an essential part of an F1 car due to its balance of entry requirements. F1 racing cars have a rear wing to adjust the system to reduce traction helps bb acceleration (DRS). This helps the car overcome turbulence when speeding ahead.

On a straight line, the rider can use the DRS system, and when it comes to bends, it opens the rear wing. The car will now run faster, the bends are also a dramatic point in F1 laps. The cost for the rear wing is about $80,000.

Gear

Formula 1 cars have gearboxes made from titanium carbon. It has a semi-automatic gearbox with 8 front gears and 1 reverse gear. The cost for the gearbox is nearly 480,000 US dollars. Sometimes, racing teams will upgrade gearboxes to get higher performance. This small change can add up to nearly $160,000 in costs.

Other parts

Formula 1 racing cars have a lot of amazingly designed and expensive parts. And many of these parts are more expensive than current A-class luxury cars. For example, the F1’s automatic record and data transfer system alone is $130,000.

The total value of a basic Formula 1 racing car is about $15.52 million. Speed ​​is something that a car doesn’t do as well as F1. Top racing teams spend up to $450 million a year on the championship, many of which pay for a very small difference in every bend.

Top 7 most famous motorbike riders in the world

This is a list of the top motorcycle riders in the world today, including the most outstanding riders in the US and abroad.

The list is arranged in a ranking order including name, age, nationality and a number of different information.

Okay, let’s check it out!

1. Carey Hart

Carey Jason Phillip Hart is a retired freestyle motorcycle racer. He is known to be the first person to try upside down on a 250cc motorcycle successfully in competition and his company Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing. He is also the husband of the famous singer Pink.

  • Age: 40
  • Hometown: Seal Beach, USA, California
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

2. Pet er Sebestyén

Péter Sebestyén is a racer from Hungary. He has previously participated in the Superbike World Championship, the Redbull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the Spanish 125GP Championship, the German 125GP Championship, the Young European Cup and the 125cc World Cup.

  • Age: 21
  • Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

3. Rollie Free

Roland Rollie Free is a famous American racer, breaking the 1948 speed race record at Bonneville Salk Flats, Utah. The photo of Free, wearing only a pair of swimming trunks, lying on his bike is described as one of the most famous photos in the racing world.

  • Age: He died at the age of 84 (1900-1984)
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Occupation: Car racing, Motorcycle racing

4. Thomas van Leeuwen

Thomas van Leeuwen is a Grand Prix motorcycle rider from the Netherlands. He participated in the FIM Championship CEV Repsol Moto3 and the Dutch ONK Moto3 Championship.

  • Age: 21
  • Hometown: Hattem, Netherlands
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

5. Hyuga Watanabe

The next one in the list is Hyuga Watanabe, he is a Grand Prix motorcycle race. He is from Japan. He has competed in the Japanese GPMono MFJ championships, the Japanese J-GP3 MFJ championships and the Spanish Moto3 sports tournaments.

  • Age: 21
  • Hometown: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

6. Josep Rodríguez

Josep Rodríguez Ruiz is a former Grand Prix racer from Spain. He competed in the CEV Moto3 championship and the CEV 125GP championship.

  • Age: 22
  • Hometown: Manresa, Spain
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

7. Marvin Fritz

Marvin Fritz is a Grand Prix racer from Germany. In 2015, he competed in the Superstock IDM championship for Yamaha YZF-R1. He won the 2014 IDM Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6.

  • Age: 22
  • Hometown: Neckarzimmern, Germany
  • Occupation: Motorbike racing

The All-Marquez squad may affect Marc

Honda’s decision to pair the newly-dominated MotoGP 2019, Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez, could affect their title competition this season.

After Lorenzo’s decision to retire from the MotoGP racing career after a traumatic disaster in the 2019 season, Honda decided to choose the Moto2 2019 champion, Alex Marquez, on an empty seat to become a teammate with his senior Marc Marquez. Since then, the focus has focused on Alex being able to prove himself worthy of Lorenzo and also under pressure when constantly being compared to his 6-time champion MotoGP?

But, speaking in Germany’s Motorsport.com season evaluation video, three-time 500cc champion Rainey shared the Honda Repsol arrangement. He didn’t know if that was the right decision, because he thought Marc would focus on his younger brother now, to make sure Alex was doing well. Previously, he only had to think about how fast he could race. And now, Marc might have more thought that his younger brother was racing on another race car and that another level could keep pace with everyone? This may be another balance and it may affect Marc more than Alex.

Alex Marquez revealed that having a brother and also his teammate in the Honda Repsol race is what makes him feel the pressure as the closer to the opening day of the MotoGP 2020 season.

Alex Marquez affirmed his success as a Moto2 champion was a factor that allowed him to join the Repsol Honda racing team with his brother “Mark Marquez” in the 2020 MotoGP campaign, this convergence is also full of uncertainty suspected because of the sudden retirement announcement of “Lorenzo” before the end of the MotoGP 2019 season contract.

Alex Marquez is also the youngest driver signed a contract with Repsol Honda as a teammate with his brother. Launched in the pilot program at the end of the 2019 season in Valencia and Jerez, Spain. This is considered a new history page that the two Marquez brothers are in the same team. There were rumors that this contract was due to the intervention of “Marc Marquez” but later Marc Marquez confirmed that he was not involved.

Within a few months, the 2020 season will start and readers can witness the new competitions, as well as the strength of this young driver when he is with his brother in the Honda Repsol team 2020.

The historical reunion between the legendary F1 and MotoGP

Preparations for the race in the Netherlands in early May 2020 are entering the sprint phase. With racing structure adjustments, the organizers hope to bring an exciting event.

In addition, two outstanding individuals of the two leading racing modes had an interesting day at Ricardo Tormo racecourse, Valencia.

The Netherlands will officially return to F1 for the first time since 1985 in early May and the famous Zandvoort race is being upgraded to prepare for this important event. In the latest updated photos of the current construction process, more than 4 months before the event, two unique steep bends are being erected along with an improvement in the outside run-off the track, as well as the paddock area in the pit.

The last bend, called Arie Luyendijkbocht, after the name of the Dutch twice-person Indy500 Arie Luyendyk, was designed to be inclined to the right.

This allows the vehicles to cross over here faster to reach the starting line at the starting/destination line at a higher speed, opening up the opportunity to attack and overtake in the 1 track. Hugenholtzbocht has the same left-leaning slope design, which leads to a high-speed stretch of road to Scheivlak 8, which is another opportunity to surpass. They expected the work will be completed in February.

Dutch sports director GP – and former F1 driver Jan Lammers said: “With these adjustments, the Zandvoort racetrack has become the most challenging but also the most beautiful race track in Europe, even is in the world. With a starting point at Zandvoort, and a speed sports lover, I feel proud of this new race”.

The late FIA ​​race director Charlie Whiting visited the racetrack in September 2018 to check the evaluation with an Italian intermediary, Studio Dromo, in charge of the upgrade. In addition to the two notable bends, they also plan to expand the paddock area, open the tunnel under the track and the new run-off gravel area. Let’s look forward to a completely new look of Zandvoort in May.

The history of the Tour de France World Cycling Tournament

The world’s largest cycling tournament Tour de France is a sports event loved by tens of millions of people around the world but little is known about the history of this race.

Tour de France (French) – also known as Grande Boucle or simply Le Tour, translates to Around France.

The idea of ​​Tour de France dates back to the 1900s. At that time, there was a major sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. When L’Auto Velo published an article supporting Mr. Albert Dreyfus – a French soldier accused of selling military secrets to Germany – made L’Auto Velo sponsor angry and decided to set up a sports newspaper to be a competitor – Le Velo. After Dreyfus, France split into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor sided with the first, and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

The competition between the two newspapers became fierce and L’Auto quickly lost ground to the opponent. To survive, the newspaper needs to do something stronger.

This idea was formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale and better bike race than any race before. The first tour de France began on July 1, 1903, starting in Montgeron on the outskirts of Paris with 60 riders participating in the competition, a 6-stage race with a total length of 2,428 km from Paris to many cities (and also the destination of each leg) such as Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes and then return to Paris.

There are many holidays between the stages. This race has fascinated the audience from 1903 to the present, except during World War 1 (from 1915 to 1918) and World War 2 (from 1940 to 1946). The race has been successful and is held every year for 3 weeks of July with the race across France and neighboring countries.

Things about the Tour de France cycling race

Tour de France is considered the largest annual bicycle race in the world with millions of spectators watching. Held in France and neighboring countries, the race has fascinated the audience from 1903 to the present, except for the years when the tournament was suspended (not conducted from 1915 to 1918 and from 1940 to 1946).

3,600 km long route in 3 weeks, including the up and down the mountain road. Not only that, the endurance of the riders is also challenged by the time that takes place in the hot summer. The annual Tour de France attracts riders as well as teams from around the world.

The idea of ​​Tour de France dates back to the 1900s. At that time, there was a major sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. The publication of L’Auto Velo published an article supporting Albert Dreyfus – a French soldier accused of selling military secrets to Germany – made L’Auto Velo sponsor angry and decided to set up a sports newspaper. Just a competitor, Le Velo. After Dreyfus, France split into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor sided with the first, and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

Competition between the two newspapers became fierce and L’Auto quickly lost ground to the opponent. To survive, the newspaper needs to do something strong.

The idea of ​​Tour de France was formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale and better bike race than any race before. The first Tour de France took place in 1903 with 60 riders participating in the first prize. The race was successful.

Dreyfus was later vindicated and forgiven by France. Le Vélo was originally born to protest the article that supported Dreyfus to eventually close, unable to face the success of L’Auto and Tour de France.

In the early years, the riders were mostly French but within 10 years, the race attracted both international riders and satisfied audiences around the world.

Tour de France has been accused of fraud, vandalism and violence. In 1905, there were an estimated 125 kg of nails scattered on the road on the first leg. As a result, only 15 riders reached the finish line from over 60 people at the start.

In 1910, the race to witness the first fatal accident of Adolphe Hélière – who was electrocuted while swimming in Nice on a half-day break.

The tour de France is divided into several stages and each rider’s time is summed up daily to determine the final winner at the end of the day. Drivers who have accumulated time to complete the shortest course will be awarded the Golden Shirt Tour de France the next day.

The idea of ​​the yellow vest was developed by 19-year-old editor Henri Desgrange – head of the race organization – in 1919, L’Auto newspaper was also printed on yellow paper. Since then, the yellow shirt has inspired the songs, movies, books and the desire of the riders.

Former King of Kenya won the New York City Marathon 2019

Geoffrey Kamworor finished first in the New York City Marathon, regaining the title he won at this run in 2017.

Kamworor completed the full marathon (42,195 kilometers) at New York City Marathon 2019 in 2 hours 8 minutes 13 seconds.

Kamworor once won the 2017 New York City Marathon and he holds the record for running a world marathon, 58 minutes per second, set on September 15.

23 seconds later Kamworor was Albert Korir, from Kenya. Ethiopian Girma Gebre came in third with a time of 2 hours 8 minutes 38 seconds. The weather in New York on November 3, according to CNN, is ideal for a race with mild sunshine and a temperature of about 7 degrees C. Kamworor runs 38 kilometers comfortably, leading up with Gebre, Korir, two legs Running Ethiopia is Shura Kitata and Tamirat Tola. The champion of 2017 then sprinted at the last kilometers to finish first. Tola and Kitata came in fourth and fifth respectively.

“I feel comfortable. It’s a good race. At the 38th kilometer, I’m still feeling good, so I decided to jump up”, Kamworor told CNN after the race.

Kamworor is only 26 years old but is appreciated by the hiking community. According to the biography on the New York City Marathon website, Kamworor walks to school and goes home 5 kilometers every day. “Kamworor is a hard-working student who dreams of becoming a lawyer. He was admitted to a college in the US to study law, but then decided to switch to athletics”, the paragraph said.

In his home town of Kenya, Kamworor usually trains with Eliud Kipchoge, who made history when running the marathon sub2 in October.

“I know Eliud, my teacher, my partner is waiting at the finish line. I focus on playing because I don’t want him to be disappointed”, Kamworor told Runner’s World.

In the women’s content, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Kenyan, finished first with a record of 2 hours 22 minutes 38 seconds right in the first marathon distance. This 25-year-old runner has a record of running 10 kilometers for women with a time of 29 minutes 43 seconds.

The runner-up was Mary Keitany, 2 hours 23 minutes 32 seconds. Keitany won the New York City Marathon 4 times in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. In the next position is Ruti Aga, Ethiopia, with a time of 2 hours 25 minutes 51 seconds.

3 biggest motor racing events in the world

Currently, there are many world motor racing competitions held for different types of cars to determine the reputation and success of the participating automakers. Motorbike racing has become a sport in which riders are trained very strictly and seriously, and the quality of each bike will be shown in these races.

Motocross

The world of Motocross (or MX) is similar to other motorbike races, but the biggest difference is the harsh off-road conditions. The closed-loop is built to challenge all riders including a mixture of dirt, sand, mud, and grass even simulating rough terrain. Because of the harsh conditions of the track, the attendees often focus on suspension, good suspension to meet the terrain. Motocross is also distinguished by the different awarding format, sometimes with extra prizes for riders who overcome certain challenges in the race. Of course, the driver who finishes first wins the championship within the allotted time or the number of laps depending on the way the race is organized.

Supercross

The world supercross motorcycle racing tournament is a variant of Motocross but held indoors. Often held in stadiums with a different race condition than the steering wheel technique. In North America, Supercross is very developed. However, in Europe, Motocross still dominates and people distinguish these two races by the way of organizing and temporarily calling Supercross to be held indoors and Motocross is outdoor.

Supermoto

The Supermoto world motorbike race is a mixed race combining asphalt and terrain. The type of motorbikes that participated in the race was mostly from the terrain of the Motocross. Due to the use of special terrain vehicles, so the technique of cornering is also very different, compared to other races such as MotoGP or Superbike, the commonly used cornering technique is the knee-lowering technique, but in Supermoto the driver will hug the crab with a straightened leg and use the car’s inertia to get a nice face.

Enduro

Enduro is a genre of off-road racing that focuses on challenging the durability of the vehicle and the driver. Normally each driver must complete a race of more than 10 miles (more than 15km) of terrain through the forest. The race will set many stages with the goal of completing within a certain time, and there will be penalties if done earlier or late, so the punctuality factor is most important. A standard race usually takes place within 3-4 hours, some other races take a longer time. In national or international tournaments, the race can take place for many days, the maintenance of vehicles is strictly controlled during the race to ensure fairness.

Things you didn’t know about the Tour de France cycling race

Tour de France (French) – also known as Grande Boucle or simply Le Tour, translates to Around France.

The largest cycling tournament in the world Tour de France is a sports event loved by tens of millions of people around the world but little is known about the history of this race and the colors of the shirt which athletes wear when winning.

The idea of ​​Tour de France dates back to the 1900s. At that time, there was a major sports newspaper in France – L’Auto Velo. When L’Auto Velo published an article supporting Mr. Albert Dreyfus – a French soldier accused of selling military secrets to Germany – made L’Auto Velo sponsor angry and decided to set up a sports newspaper to be a competitor – Le Velo. After Dreyfus, France split into two camps – those who believed that Dreyfus was guilty and those who thought he was innocent. The sponsor sided with the first and forced L’Auto Velo to change its name to L’Auto.

This idea was formed in 1902 by Georges Lefèvre – a journalist of L’Auto. He wants to have a tough, long, scale and better bike race than any race before. The first tour de France began on July 1, 1903, starting in Montgeron on the outskirts of Paris with 60 riders participating in the competition, a 6-stage race with a total length of 2,428 km from Paris. cities (and also the destination of each leg) such as Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes and then return to Paris. There are many holidays between the stages. This race has fascinated the audience from 1903 to the present, except during World War 1 (from 1915 to 1918) and World War 2 (from 1940 to 1946) is not advanced. The race has been successful and is held every year for 3 weeks of July with the race across France and neighboring countries.

Tour de France is often seen as the most difficult bicycle race in the world and with this race has a total of 21 stages, a journey of about 3,360 km in 3 weeks, including up and down mountain routes. Not only that, the endurance of the riders is also challenged by the time of the race this year under the hot and hot sun of summer.

Usually, riders will have 2 days off between rides. This year, a total of 22 racing teams including 5 French teams, the rest are from the United States, England, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan.

American Lance Armstrong has become a legendary character of the world cycling village with 7 championship racing events from 1999 to 2005 so unlike previous years, this year’s bike race is difficult to predict who will win the Tour de France because no one really excels.