Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Car Racing Has Become A Popular Adventure Sport?

Car Racing

Now a days, car racing or Formula One is one of the most exciting sport and the drivers participating in it are amongst the highest paid sport personalities in the world. Formula One, Grand Prix, the most popular form of modern era car racing began in 1950s, but the roots of Formula One is far earlier, including such pre world war II legends as Italian Tazio Nuvolari and the great German teams, Auto Union and Mercedes Benz.

The first road races are believed to take place in France, in the 1890s. In the beginning the cars were upright and heavy, road were tarred sand or wood, and races were too long.

A 1200 km road race from Paris to Bordeaux race in 1899, at a speed of 19.9 mph is regarded as the 1st proper motor race. Over the years, German technology of car making companies such as Auto Union and Mercedes Benz started arranging car racing.


Below Car Racing info from Wikipedia (

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, motor racing or car racing) is a motorsport involving racing cars. It is one of the world's most watched television sports.

Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels. They may be purpose-built or related to road-going sports cars.

A kind of hybrid between the purism of open-wheelers and the familiarity of touring car racing, this racing is often associated with the annual Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. First run in 1923, it is one of the oldest motor races still in existence. Other classic but now defunct sports car races include the Italian classics the Targa Florio (1906 - 1977) and Mille Miglia (1927-1957), and the Mexican Carrera Panamericana. Most top class sports car races emphasise endurance (races are typically anywhere from 2.5 to 24 hours in length), reliability and strategy over pure speed. Longer races usually involve complex pit strategy and regular driver changes - sports car racing is seen more as a team sport than a gladiatorial individual sport and team managers like John Wyer, Tom Walkinshaw, driver-turned-constructor Henri Pescarolo, Peter Sauber and Reinhold Joest have become almost as famous as many of their drivers.


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