Formula One on Track

Formula One on Track

The formula one cars are unique to championship racing. The formula one racing cars are made of carbon fibre and similar ultra-lightweight materials. Formula one cars are one of the premier forms of racing in the world. The word formula refers to “the set of rules” that a driver’s car must conform. Formula one cars which take place worldwide on public roads. The results of a race are using a points system to determine the world’s championship. The races must be run on tracks but several events take place in the streets. Formula one cars are the fastest racing cars in the world. The cars have very high cornering speed. The cornering forces closing in on 6.5g and the speed is 375km\h (235 mph).In the earlier history, many races took place outside the World Championship. These events took place on circuits that were not suitable for the World Championship.

#How a formula one car looks like:

#Racing and strategy:

The racing events span over a weekend. Begins with two practice sessions on a Friday and one practice on a Sunday. Additional drivers are around to drive on Fridays, but the drivers are only allowed two cars. The regulations would allow the racer to select only three different tyres for each car. The Italian company force each driver to stick to the same allocations for the first 5 races. Each driver would have one or more sessions to set their fastest time.


#Meaning of flags

Flag Meaning
SC Board (Safety Car) ·         A yellow flag to indicate that the safety car is on track.

·         Drivers must hold a position.

VSC (Virtual Safety Car) ·         A yellow flag to indicate that the Virtual Safety Car is in use.

·         During the time, the drivers are given minimum sector times that they must stay above.

Green ·         Yellow flag to indicate that the hazard has been passed.

·         A green flag is shown at the start of a session.

Yellow ·         The yellow flag indicates a hazard on or near the track.

·         Double waved yellows inform drivers that they must slow down as marshals are working on or near the track and drivers should be prepared to stop.

Yellow & Red striped ·         Slippery track, due the oil, water or lose debris.
Blue ·         A blue flag indicates that the driver in front must let faster cars behind him pass because he is being lapped.

·         If a flag is missed three times the driver could be penalised.

White ·         Indicates that there is a slow car ahead.

·         A white flag is waved at the end of the pit lane when a car is about to leave the pits.

Black & Orange Circle ·         The car is damaged or has a mechanical problem, must pit immediately.
Half Black

Half White

·         Warns a driver for poor sportsmanship or dangerous.

·         A Black flag upon further infringement.

Black ·         Driver is disqualified

·         This can be issued after a Half Black Half White flag.

Red ·         A red flag means a session has been stopped because of an accident or poor driving weather conditions.
Chequered flag ·         End of the practice, qualifying or racing session.


#Drivers point system

All points won at each race added up and at the end of the season, they crowned the World Champions. A driver must finish the race in the top ten to receive a point for setting the fastest lap. In the event, less than 75% of the race laps are completed by the winner. Every team must run two cars in every session, and every team may use up to four drivers.Each driver chooses a number from 2 to 99 and keeps that number during the time in the series. A total of 33 drivers have won the Championship.


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Flag
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1


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