The F1 Grand Prix – Not For The Weak-Hearted
The roots of Grand Prix racing can be traced back as far as 1894, when road races between two different towns in France were first organised. Even in these early days, drivers were reaching speeds of over 100mph. It soon became apparent that this type of racing was just as much a test of endurance as it was of skill and speed. It was also a very dangerous sport, as because the racing was taking place at high speed along normal roads, there were many crashes which sometimes lead to fatalities of both drivers and spectators. Due to this, there was a move towards organised racing, and the first Grand Prix was held in France in 1907.
Today Grand Prix racing is known as Formula One and the season is comprised of races that take place all over the world. Each team that competes usually has more than one driver, and they have a whole team of mechanics and technical staff that ensure that the vehicles are in the very best conditions for racing. Each race is analysed in great deal, and this analysis of performance is used to decide tactics for future races, as well as determining areas that the driver can improve. During the race, the driver is in constant contact with technical staff to give them the best chance of winning.
The sport is viewed all over the world, a fact that helps to attract a lot of investment from advertisers and even serves as an inspiration to some of the most exciting online games at the Royal Vegas casino which is one of the strongest brands in its niche. This investment can be used by individual teams to invest in their cars and equipment, and it can also be used by the sport as a whole to make improvements. There has never been as much money invested in the sport as there has been at the moment, meaning that these improvements are likely to continue. New courses are being added all the time, bringing the sport to areas of the world that may not have experienced this before
Since 1981, there have been two prizes available in each season of Formula One, the Drivers Championship and the Constructors Championships. The Drivers Championship is won by the individual driver that accumulates the most points over the course of the season. It is not necessary for a driver to win every race of the season, but they need to still place highly in the races that they don’t win in order to stand a chance of winning. The Constructors Championship is won by the team that has the highest amount of points when the results of all their drivers are added together.
Becoming a Formula One driver is The ultimate test of endurance and driving skill. Only a select few drivers make it to the top of the sport. The exhilaration of racing and being crowned champion can be compared to winning a jackpot at Royal Vegas Casino, where you know you are only one of a limited number of people that have experienced this feeling. Grand Prix has progressed in many ways from when it first started out on the roads in France, but the feeling when winning will never change.
Felipe Massa driving for Ferrari at the 2006 Canadian Grand Prix
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Formula One cars wind through the infield section of Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix
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Part of the Monaco F1 Circuit