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.

Chinese auto sales dropped by 92% due to the coronavirus

The corona virus seriously affected China’s auto industry when sales dropped to a record.


In the first half of February, the country’s auto sales decreased by 92%. Particularly, this figure increased to 96% in the first week of February when only 811 cars were sold nationwide.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), this serious sales decline comes from the fact that the majority of auto dealers are closed due to corona virus concerns. Besides, consumers are also afraid of going out and few people are interested in buying a new car in the middle of a pandemic.

Most of the auto dealers closed in the first week of February. The reason was that no one dares to go out. Only a few dealers were still open and of course, sales were not significant, the General Secretary CPCA said.

In response to this situation, Geely has launched a contactless sales service. In fact, this is a form of online car buying, customers choose cars online and the company will deliver them to home. Honda and Nissan also closed factories in China until March 11, according to the latest local government notice.

The corona virus affects not only China’s automobile industry but also the global supply chain. Many firms do not produce vehicles in a given country but assemble parts manufactured in different countries and China is the largest supplier.

Fiat Chrysler Group was forced to stop production of the Fiat 500L at its plant in Serbia while Jaguar Land Rover began to run out of models because it could no longer be assembled.

The corona virus (Covid-19) began an outbreak in mid-December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. Currently, the corona virus is detected in more than 29 countries and territories with more than 78,000 cases. Incubation period ranges from 2 to 14 days with symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath.

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, 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 most arduous car race on the planet

The Indianapolis 500 arduous race is a symbol of skill, taking place among the world’s leading car experts.


The annual motorsport race, nicknamed “Indianapolis 500”, is often referred to as the “Indy 500” with a length of exactly 500 miles (805km) over 200 laps, held annually at the dedicated shaped race. Oval Motor Speedway (IMS), located in the town of Wayne, just outside the city of Indianapolis (Indiana, USA), is obviously the toughest fixed-race car track in the world, always requiring drivers brave guts …

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These 500 miles of long journey are not difficult for professional manufacturers who design cutting-edge sports racing cars with the help of the latest computers, then proceed. Tested in specialized aerodynamic systems before delivery. The Indianapolis 500 arduous race is a symbol of skill, taking place among the world’s leading car experts.

This is the most famous race track in the US, although it is not the fastest race, as well as requires the highest professional skill. The continuous left-turning cycle of the track obliges the athletes to press the gas continuously and to slow down at the right moment of cornering so that the high-capacity engines have the opportunity to “relax” – one of the most crucial things to make a technical victory.

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Since 1911, when Indy 500 was held in Indianapolis for the first time so far (only interrupted during 2 World Wars), accident statistics have increased steadily: 14 athletes died on the track, only 21 others while practicing or testing cars. The accident also claimed the lives of 30 technical staff and the audience (the most recent person killed by a tire hit by the tire).

Only the process of training and improving the preparation skills for the race had 25 cases of accidents, 23 drivers and a concrete eel separated the race from the audience. Traditionally, athletes who have had an accident in Indianapolis often show up in wheelchairs in the honor block in the IMS main bleachers.

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Causes of accidents in Indy 500 include two reasons: First to not lose speed when cornering, riders often “glide” close to the wall – the concrete eel protects only a few centimeters. Secondly, in an attempt to regain the vanguard during the start, many inexperienced riders were turned over in the first bend.

Many new measures have been applied to limit the number of deaths and casualties, such as limiting engine volume, for athletes to wear special costumes that are difficult to build and do not catch fire, and install automatic systems. interrupting fuel when an incident occurs…