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.

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.

F1 racing, Italian GP test racing: Ferrari is somewhat dominant

The prolonged showers of rain caused the trial day of Friday to have uneven results. However, Ferrari snapped Charles Leclerc was dry rare moment to set the record fastest laps run with a time 1 minute 20 seconds 978 per thousand in the 2nd test session racing.


Due to the rainy weather from night until morning, the Monza race was in a rather slippery condition for 90 minutes of the 1st trial session. So in this trial session, the riders went through many challenges. Sergio Perez crashed the race car into the railing, Raikkonen made the car crash into the ground and could not return to the track and a series of other riders slid around the car on the track.

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The track slowly dried at the end of the first test session, and the drivers were now able to use the tires for dry conditions. At this time, Leclerc of Ferrari is the best set, with a time of 1 minute 27 seconds 905 thousand. The duo McLaren Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris ranked 2 and 3 respectively.

The winner of Lewis Hamilton’s world championship ranking is fourth, with Red Bull’s Alex Albon at 5th. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso’s top performer, ranked 6th on Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Valtteri Bottas ranked ninth only after he slipped around in a run on his dry tire. Meanwhile, Ferrari’s Vettel ranks right above Bottas after making a mistake in his lap.

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In the second test session, after Leclerc set the fastest performance, Hamilton of Mercedes team had the answer when setting up the second fastest achievement, only less than 1/10 seconds of Leclerc.

The good thing about Ferrari, is that each of their drivers has the fastest performance in a part of the track. Meanwhile, Hamilton is only the fastest at the end of the track.

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But, as in Belgium, the ranking results seem to depend quite heavily on who can take advantage of the hiding wind technique. Another important factor for racing teams to set up their racing cars is weather forecast on rain on the main race day (Sunday). Meanwhile, the race day (Saturday) is forecast to be dry.

F1 racing: Interesting things about DRS system

DRS system is an indispensable part of an F1 car, but DRS is not only a system that helps riders exceed that many people think.


The DRS (Drag Reduction System) is a system that reduces drag and reduces the grip force downforce on F1 cars placed in the rear spoiler. The system has been put into use by the FIA ​​since the 2011 season after the F1 organizers were worried about the possibility of cars crossing each other on the track. Especially in the 2010 season, there were many cases where the cars could not pass each other, thereby creating a boring race.

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Each F1 race will have 2 to 3 points to use DRS, usually the DRS trigger points will be in straight lines to help riders have a better chance of getting into the curve. However, the DRS law will have the difference between trial run, classification and main race.

At trial and grading sessions, riders are entitled to use DRS at the point of use at any time. But in the main race, drivers are only allowed to activate the DRS system when the distance between cars is only 1 second. The system will be activated during the race after the second lap (and 2 laps after finishing the safety regulation). In addition, DRS will not be activated in rainy conditions, only when the judges see the track is dry, will the DRS be activated again.

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When the DRS system is activated, the flaps on the rear spoiler will open up to 85mm, thereby reducing the wind’s resistance and the speed will increase from 10-15 km/h.

Not only that, DRS not only helps riders to overcome but also helps balance the race. The problem realized from the 2010 season shows that the cars behind can not be overcome by entering the turbulent airflow of the vehicle ahead. The car behind will lose 45% of the pressure, thereby not being able to grip the road as well as the car ahead and will lose more time. Therefore, the DRS system is used to balance the advantage of the rear vehicle to pull back the lost time with the previous vehicle.

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Despite receiving mixed reactions from riders and fans, it is undeniable that the DRS system helps the race more attractive.