Look back World Cup Championship of the car world

The 2018 World Cup soccer finals took place on the pitches of Russia with 32 teams representing 32 countries. An interesting question is, what if these teams were to compete in the car market?


Despite failing in the first match, the star of coach Joachim Low, the reigning world champion, is still a champion candidate at the 2018 World Cup. However, on the pitch of the cars Four-wheelers, the German team, despite a series of stars: Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, still dropped to the lower projection when only producing 5.6 million cars in 2017. The defending champion is China. Last year, this country produced 29 million cars of all kinds.

2017 runner-up is the US team with GM, Ford, Chrysler stars …, which has launched a total of 11.2 million cars of all kinds. However, both incumbent and runner-up are not present in Russia this summer. The Japanese team is expected to be hard to beat the second round in Russia’s World Cup this year, but they are sure to be in third place in the World Cup of Car Maker rankings with sales 9.7 million vehicles in 2017.

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Brazil, who has held the world cup for the fifth time, is also a rising market for the world auto industry. Last year, this market grew to 25% and this year, 2018 is expected to continue growing by 10%. Currently major international brands such as Vilkswagen, Ford, GM and Fiat are expanding production plants in Brazil to turn the land of Samba dancers into a car manufacturing center of South America.

Argentina is expected to win the World Cup for the third time this year, but the country’s auto industry is overcoming a severe crisis in 2014, yet it has not made an impression like strikers on their lawn.

A team rich in tradition both on the pitch and on the track, the England team, still dreaming about the 1960s and early 1970s, when their football team won the World Cup (1966) along with their British car brand set a world record for sales with nearly 2 million units/year. The England team is on the way to find the old aura while the number of cars produced last year of the new country reached 1.74 million units in 2017, which means that it is still less than half a century ago.

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Iceland, the baby pepper has been surprising at the first round of the 2018 World Cup. But it was not only surprising on the pitch, the country with a population of just 335,000, built a very special car that surprised the world. It is Isar Torveg, dubbed the Terrain Monster – Monster SUV. Using a giant tires of up to 54 inches, equipped with 6.3L engines, Isar Torveg can safely operate on Iceland’s challenging snow and muddy roads.

But the teams of Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Costa Rica are almost anonymous on the world map of the automotive industry. GM’s factory built in Costa Rica to produce only one popular model Amigo also closed in 2005. And Panama doesn’t even have the concept of the automobile industry.

The reason racing cars F1 has no airbags

Airbags are difficult and unnecessary to install on F1 racing cars because the special design of the car is capable of protecting the drivers.


The total basic cost to produce an F1 race car is about 14 million USD. However, the car does not have airbags, a safety equipment inherent in the popular car line. So what makes manufacturers not fit bags when on F1 racing cars?

According to the Bright Side, F1 cars designed the cockpit to fit the driver. The space is so narrow that it is impossible to install a steering wheel, costing about 70,000 USD.

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Possessing many buttons, controls and flat-surface design, F1 steering wheel is hard to fit inside hidden airbags like commercial cars. Besides, the close distance and cramped space can cause the driver to suffocate, injure the bag when activated.

The F1 driver’s seat is so modest that drivers cannot wear all safety belts in their shoulder, hip, and leg positions. Technical staff often help riders do this.

It is about having 5-7 safety belts in the car, the driver cannot slide forward or splash out of the car when there is an accident. This almost eliminates the use of airbags to prevent the driver from colliding with the details of the vehicle. More specifically, when an accident occurs, riders can disassemble the seat belts with just one knob and get out the car the fastest in about 5 seconds.

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Why F1 racing cars do not have airbags

F1 racing frame construction is made of light, expensive components, but the stiffness factor is not so overlooked. The details outside the F1 car may be broken or damaged but it is difficult to affect the cockpit where the driver sits.

In addition to the design of F1 cars, riders are also protected by special helmets. For example, this helmet can withstand the force of a 3-kilogram metal rod, falling from a height of 3 meters. The helmet’s material prevents deep cuts not exceeding 25 mm inside.

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Helmets of F1 racing helmets can protect the driver’s eyes at a speed of 483 km/h. At the same time, this helmet can withstand outside temperatures up to 815 degrees Celsius for 45 seconds, while the internal temperature is then, below 70 degrees Celsius.

With the equipment available on F1 racing cars and for athletes, airbags are no longer necessary.

The two racing tournaments Super GT and DTM will return to the same arena?

In the world of sports racing is extremely rich in racing categories, there are two Super GT (Japan) and DTM (Germany) racing equally attractive.


The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or German Touring Car Masters) is organized for German car brand sports cars competing at racing tracks in Germany. After that, the DTM expands and teams of racetracks are well-known throughout Europe, with competition between German brand cars including: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Opez. In particular, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are two rivals.

DTM models are equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 engine (without turbocharger or supercharger) and limited to 4.0 liter capacity. Currently, the motor vehicle of the DTM tournament has a capacity of over 500 horsepower at 8500 rpm, and these engines are limited to 9,000 rpm.

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Like Germany’s DTM, the Japanese Super GT race is also very exciting and exciting. However, considering the scale and number of teams participating and the history of development, the Super GT race is much bigger. The first season took place in 1993 as the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, in 2005 officially changed its name to Super GT. The tournament is held at racing schools in Japan and Southeast Asia (Sepang of Malaysia, Chang of Thailand).

Super GT race divided into two groups including GT300 (car with capacity of 300 horsepower) and GT500 (vehicle with capacity of 500 horsepower), with the participation of 40 racing teams of automakers around the world such as: Ferarri, Lamborghini McLaren, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, etc. In the GT500 table is the dominance of 3 big Japanese car industry including Nissan, Honda and Toyota. In particular, the continuous winning cars for many years in the GT500 have now become legendary as Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra or Honda.

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Return to the last stage of the Super GT 2017 that takes place at the Motegi, Japan track. Three riders, including Loïc Duval (Audi team), Augusto Farfus (BMW team) and Maro Engel (Mercedes AMG team) will participate in the test round together with other riders of Honda, Lexus and Nissan Nismo. During the event, the cars will be equipped with high-performance Ventus Race tires of Hankook.

In the past, two racers Loïc Duval (Audi team) and Augusto Farfus (BMW team) played in the Super GT in their careers. In particular, Loic Duval driver is a former Super GT 2010 champion in GT500 table when playing for Weider Honda Racing team with teammate Takashi Kogure.

This visit to Japan by the riders who are competing in the DTM tournament is part of the two organizers’ plans, to enhance the cooperation and to build common technical rules called Class One. Previously in 2014, two representatives of two DTM (Germany) and Super GT (Japan) competitions met and exchanged views to offer opportunities for future cooperation. Since the 2014 season, the chassis specifications and the atmospheric standards of the two races are the same. Since 2017, regulations on general engines: 2-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged are applied.

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These are the most specific collaborations for teams in both races to participate in both competitions at the same time, increase international competitiveness, reduce costs for manufacturers and beyond solve together to grow and grow bigger and more attractive.

5 super cars enough for F1 racing car “to smoke”

There is no denying that F1 cars are modern and modern models and possess outstanding speed when compared with other colleagues in other areas.


Of course, every detail, every wheel, every carbon fiber on the F1 body is built with the aim of delivering the highest possible performance and speed, so the results are not surprising. The record set by F1 cars is 372 km/hin 2016 of Williams racing team.

However, somewhere in the market you can still own yourself supercars even more superior when discussing speed, in addition they are valid for driving around like usual. Here are 5 such models.

McLaren F1 – 386 km/h

McLaren’s first line of standard-sized cars attracted the attention of global car fans at the time of launch not only because of its impressive design but also because of its outstanding performance. Using high-quality materials dedicated to manufacturing racing cars with 627-horsepower V12 engines derived from BMW, F1 at that time set a speed record at 386 km/h and quickly found foothold in McLaren fan hearts.

Bugatti Veyron – 402 km/h

Not only powerful, supercars coming from Bugatti also operate stably and have been the fastest model in the world. This is also the peak of technology and pride of Volkswagen Group at the time when it was designed by the best and most experienced engineers of them.

Owning 987 horsepower W16 engine, the speed record of Veyron was set in 2005 at 409 km/h.

SSC Ultimate Aero – 412 km/h

The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest model in the world in 2007, surpassing the Veyron itself in the list with a maximum test speed of 412 km/h. Supercar coming from the US uses 6.4L V8 engine that transmits up to1,183 horsepower to the rear. Worth mentioning is the Ultimate Aero has no ABS braking and traction support.

Bugatti Chiron – 420 km/h

The reason why Bugatti’s latest model is only in the middle of the chart is because no one can test the maximum performance this supercar can bring. Usage parameters are provided by Bugatti – stopping at 420 km/h. Whether the monster with a capacity of nearly 1,500 horsepower (exactly 1,479)can overcome this milestone when operating at its maximum, let us wait and see.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 431 km/h

With Chiron not able to show its true ability, the Veyron Super Sport still holds the No. 1 position in Bugatti’s lineup with a maximum speed of up to 431 km/h. Although the record set by the car in 2010 has been controversial because of the use of electronic speed limit systems (for safety reasons), in the end, Bugatti supercar is still recognized.