Car racing

What will happen to the major car racing events of 2020?

Silverstone is set to host two grand behind closed doors in August. This is a part of the condensed Formula 1 season calendar in 2020. The British Travel Car Championship is geared towards organizing a schedule. It includes 27 races to start at Donington Park on August 2.

The season finals will take place at the Blooming Brand on November 15. The GT Championship is also looking forward to starting on August 2 with an event at Oulton Park. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Wales Rally GB (UK World Cup race), and the historic Silverstone Classic and Goodwood Revival race meetings are among the canceled events.

Formula E leads the way in electric vehicle fees

Both McLaren and Williams have been partners in the most important motorsport development of the past decade. The UK-based Formula E has led the way in electrification.

Already in its sixth season, the one-seat car series is already ahead of the evolution of technology that all major carmakers are now pledging. And again, the white heat of competition has accelerated the pace.

The third generation of the upcoming Formula E car, introduced in 2022, will represent a significant change in performance. From 268bhp of the ‘Gen 1, racer, initially, 460bhp is now in range, while the weight has always dropped from over 900kg to just 780kg, as the battery has reduced in size and increased capacity.

Formula E also pioneered fast charging, including 30-second pit-up stops. All this in just six years. It is no surprise that Mercedes and Porsche have joined Audi, BMW, DS, Jaguar, Mahindra, Nio, and Nissan in a formidable F1 lineup.

How the racing club will return

Racing finally started again on July 4, with 12 events taking place over the weekend, starting with an English Motor Racing Club event at Castle Combe. Motorsport UK will limit the number of event licenses to 50% of 2019.

All event organizers will be required to meet new security protocols. They will come with social dispersion measures, providing issue PPE when needed. Also, most of the paper work before the event is done online.


The base that keeps the racing sport in the world grounded

Previously, engineers could download what a car had to say to them only when it was pockmarked; Nowadays, more and more advanced wireless technology allows them to get a gigabyte of data from a car on the track in five seconds.

It is then capable of processing to digest 350 terabytes of data each year, provided for applications used, for example, by Daimler’s research and development engineers working on road cars of Mercedes in Germany.

In addition, there are production technologies, including automation, that can be replicated from the professional needs of racing production for use in other industries. Dropping into a road car may not always be clear, but it is more durable than ever – and the transfer of technology is far beyond the automotive world.

Cutting-edge technology activities in racing sport

It is no coincidence that well-established F1 teams such as McLaren and Williams have diversified with cutting-edge technology activities that are increasingly playing a leadership role in their general businesses.

The continued belief, longevity, and relative simplicity of the good old internal combustion engine mean that amateur sport is still very much in store.

It is like a lot of different, different things, Chambers said. People look back on scenes tinted with roses up to 50 years ago, but the truth is that people are still spending a considerable amount of money, even on the racing club.

There is no question about having certain costs associated with improved safety, but few would argue that Donkey is a bad thing. It is extremely safer than before, with a factor of about 100 to one. If you choose racing subjects now, you can still compete in the same way you did 20, 30, 40 years ago. There are many interesting things you can do with an old car if you choose wisely.

The pandemic will leave a lasting and painful mark on the British racing sport. But the deep roots of the industry, and the resilience of individuals and companies born from wartime adversity, will bode well for recovery once a new normal form is established. That Dunkirk Spirit really is not a cliché.