F1 2012 Formula One Race F1
F1 means Formula one race, it is the highest class of signle seater race assigned by Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). After its opening in India in 2011, its back for booming again in India in its 2012 F1 race. The race in India is schedules from 26 Oct – 28 Oct near New Delhi, at Noida – Uttar Pradesh at Budh circuit.
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F1 2012 India Calendar
The F1 2012 race sechdelued to be started on 26 OCT 2012 at Budh circuit Noida, and its final match race will be finished by 28 OCT 2012. The INDIAN Grand Prix of F1 Race was started in 2011, since then its a 2nd F1 Grand Prix here.
F1 Race Rules
Engines: Each formula 1 car is allowed eight engines to be used as they see fit for the season. Should they need a further engine they will have to contend with a demotion of ten places from their qualifying position at the next f1 race and further demotions every time they fit a new one after that. Engines must be 2.4 litre V8s with a maximum RPM of 18,000 and weigh a minimum of 95kg.
Gearbox: Each driver must use the same gearbox for five consecutive events. Should they need an additional box they will be hit with a five-place grid penalty.
KERS: Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems were reintroduced in 2011 after the teams mutually agreed to suspend their use in 2010. In short, it takes wasted energy under braking and turns it into additional power which is then stored and made available (in fixed quantities per lap) by means of a boost button controlled by the f1 driver.
Drag Reduction System: Moveable bodywork regulations introduced in 2011 allow adjustment of the rear wing from the cockpit at any time in practice and qualifying, but only when a f1 driver is less than one second behind another car at a pre-determined point on the track during a race. Braking deactivates the device. The intention is to decrease drag for the chasing f1 car and improve the chances of overtaking. The only time it cannot be used under any circumstances is two F1 laps after the start (or a safety car restart) and in wet conditions.
Weight: The weight of F1 car and driver must be no less than 640kg at any point during a grand prix weekend. Teams try to build the F1 car as light as possible and then use ballast in strategic areas to ensure they meet the weight requirements.
Race length: The maximum distance of each formula 1 race is 305km and as all circuits are different lengths so are the number of laps the f1 race is run over. In addition to the number of laps there is also a maximum time limit of two hours for a F1 race.
Tyres: F1 Teams are supplied by Pirelli with two different dry-weather compounds for each event. They also receive intermediate tyres and full wet tyres. In dry conditions, both compounds must be used on F1 race day, meaning drivers have to pit at least once to change tyres. Each driver has a maximum of 11 sets of dry-weather tyres for each event, although this amount can be increased by the FIA to allow teams an extra set of prime, option or development tyres for Friday practice. Teams have to return one set of primes after first practice plus a set of primes and a set of options after second and third practice, leaving them with just six sets of dry tyres for qualifying and the formula 1 race. To make it easier to spot which compounds are being used, the writing on the tyres are marked in different colours. Hard tyres have silver writing, mediums have white, softs have yellow, super-softs have red, intermediates have green and full wets have blue.
Qualifying: F1 qualifying round is run over an hour and is split into three sessions. In Q1 (the first session) of f1 race all f1 cars may take to the track and complete as many or as few laps as they like. If any car fails to register a time within 107% of the fastest time in Q1 of f1 race it will not be eligible for the grand prix, although may be allowed in if it has proven to be quicker in an earlier practice session. At the end of the 20-minute session there is a seven-minute break and the slowest seven cars are eliminated and the times re-set. Q2 is run to the same rules over 15 minutes, and at the end of the session a further seven cars are eliminated. This leaves the last 10 f1 cars to fight it out in Q3 for the top spot in a session that lasts ten minutes.
Drivers: No F1 driver can compete in a grand prix if they do not take part in Saturday practice. Each team may field up to four f1 drivers over the season.
Points: Points are awarded to the top ten finishers as follows:
1st= 25 : 2nd = 18 : 3rd = 15 : 4th = 12 : 5th = 10 : 6th = 8 : 7th= 6 : 8th= 4 : 9th = 2 : 10th= 1
If a race has to be stopped before 75% of the distance has been completed half points are awarded. F1 drivers score points for themselves and also for their team, if both f1 drivers from a team finish in the points both scores count towards the constructors’ tally.
Penalties: Blocking a rival driver, causing a crash, speeding in the pit lane or jumping the start can land a driver with a penalty. The penalties are handed out by the race officials known as stewards, who can dole out seven types.
The most popular is a drive-through penalty – where the f1 driver is required to pass through the pit lane at the speed limit without stopping. If the stewards give a drive-through penalty and there is less than five laps of the race remaining, a 25-second penalty will be added to their F1 race time.
More time consuming is a ten-second penalty, sometimes known as a stop-go – the F1 drivers are required to stop in their pit box for ten seconds, during this time no work came be done on the car.
The third is a time penalty, which can be added to a driver’s race time after the chequered flag, often dropping him down the order.
Fourth is a grid-position penalty for the next race – these are normally given post-race following investigations into dangerous driving. Teams can protest against these penalties.
Fifth is a basic reprimand.
The sixth and seventh are the most serious and can exclude a driver from the results or suspend them from the next grand prix.
Safety Car: As its name suggests, the safety car is deployed to ensure safe passage of the racing cars around the track. It is deployed after an accident that would otherwise cause the race to be stopped, but the use of the car allows the race to continue while the problem is dealt with. F1 laps under the safety car still count towards race distance. When it is time for the safety car to leave the circuit, it will turn off its yellow lights – F1 race then resumes when the leader crosses the start-finish line. In exceptional circumstances, such as heavy rain, a formula 1 race may be started behind the safety car.
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