Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 Formula 1 Quantas Australian Grand Prix

Is everybody ready for 2011 Formula 1 Quantas Australian Grand Prix? Every single day it draws more excitement and attention around the world. Have you bought your tickets and found the closest place to stay? We wouldn’t want you to miss this big event!

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Location: Albert Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Date: March 25 to 27, 2011

There are basic things you have to know and understand when you are really into car racing:
  • Aerodynamics
Aerodynamics is the key to success in this sport. The team spends tens of millions of dollars on research and development in the field every year.
  • Brakes
Formula One cars are surprisingly closely related to their road-going cousins. The ABS anti-skid systems have been banned from the racing.
  • Cornering
Cornering is vital to the business of racing, which Formula One is not an exception it. Indeed that the battle depends on the engine and brakes but never forget to include the skill of the driver.
  • Driver Fitness
Formula One driver are some of the most highly athletes on earth. Their bodies are adopting the heat and speed of the race and not forgetting the adrenaline feeling like driving a single-seater motorcycle.
  • Engine or Gearbox
The engine and transmission of the modern Formula One car are the most stressed pieces of machinery on the planet. The competition of having the power is very intense.
  • Flags
Martials located in various spots around the circuit are issued with the number of standard flags. These flags are used to send out messages to the driver as they drive around the track. There is also a GPS marshaling system displayed in every driver’s cockpit that lights up relevant to the flag raised.
  • Fuel
Despite the amount of technical effort spent developing a Formula One car, the fuel it runs on is surprisingly close to the composition of ordinary.
  • Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS)
The device recovers the kinetic energy that is present in the waste heat created by the car’s braking process. It stores that energy and converts it into power that can be called upon to boost acceleration.
  • Overtaking
Overtaking is of vital importance to the business of racing. Simplified to its most basic form overtaking is nothing more than gaining track position to get past an opponent.
  • Pit Stops
Remember that Formula One racing is a team sport even during a quick break. The precisely timed, millimetre perfect choreography of a modern pit stop is vital to help teams to turn their race strategy into success. They would be changing the car’s tyres, replacing damaged parts and adjusting front wings in a matter of seconds.
  • Race Control
During a Grand Prix weekend, race control lies at the very heart of Formula One, responsible for monitoring and supervising all stages of the practice, qualifying and race sessions.
  • Race Strategy
A decent strategy is essential to a winning races just having part science, part magic. The basic variables of the equation are simple enough: fuel load and tyre wear. But from then on, it gets vastly more complicated.
  • Steering Wheel
Formula One drivers have no spare concentration for operating fiddly controls, or trying to look at small, hidden gauges. Hence the controls and instrumentation for modern Formula One cars have almost entirely migrated to the steering wheel itself.
  • Testing
As the sport of Formula One racing grew ever more technically demanding, so the practice of testing grew in importance. The old principle of tinkering with an instinctively designed car has long since been superseded by systematic testing of every major component and structure.
  • The Race Start
The start of a Grand Prix is among the most exciting of all sporting moments. A desperate struggle for immediate advantage as a grid full of vastly powerful cars, and vastly skilled drivers, all try to arrive first at the first corner.
  • Tyres
A modern Formula One car is a technical masterpiece. But considering the development effort invested in aerodynamics, composite construction and engines it is easy to forget that tyres are still a race car’s biggest single performance variable. - Motor Guide Australia



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