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F1: Verstappen Fends Off Late Attack from Norris to Win Emilia-Romagna GP
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F1: Verstappen Fends Off Late Attack from Norris to Win Emilia-Romagna GP

By Score More Max Verstappen triumphed at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, held on Sunday (19) at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit in Imola. The Red Bull driver secured his 59th Formula 1 victory and fifth win of the year, leading the race from start to finish. In the closing stages of the race, Lando Norris mounted a significant challenge, closing the gap to the three-time champion. However, Verstappen crossed the finish line just 0.725 seconds ahead of Norris, who finished in second place. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari completed the podium in third. Oscar Piastri of McLaren finished fourth, followed by Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari SF-24. The Race The grid had an empty spot at the back due to Fernando Alonso’s suspension changes, which forced him to start from t...
The Impact of Manufacturer Racing Success on Consumer Car Choices: A Detailed Analysis
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The Impact of Manufacturer Racing Success on Consumer Car Choices: A Detailed Analysis

By Tomoki Tanaka* The allure of high-performance racing and the technological prowess exhibited on the track has long influenced the automotive industry, shaping consumer perceptions and preferences when it comes to choosing their everyday road cars. However, the relationship between manufacturer racing success and consumer car choices is nuanced, often playing a secondary role to more practical considerations and personal preferences. Personal Experience: A Case Study in Car Selection Consider the experiences of automotive enthusiasts like myself, who have navigated the landscape of car ownership with a blend of practicality and passion. Over the years, I've owned a diverse array of vehicles, each chosen based on specific criteria that reflect my priorities and desires. ...
Exploring Why Mercedes-Benz and BMW Steer Clear of WRC: A Tale of Engineering and Strategic Choices
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Exploring Why Mercedes-Benz and BMW Steer Clear of WRC: A Tale of Engineering and Strategic Choices

  By Score More Staff The World Rally Championship (WRC) stands as a pinnacle of off-road racing prowess, demanding vehicles and drivers that can conquer diverse terrains with finesse and agility. While manufacturers like Ford, Toyota, and Hyundai have etched their names into WRC history, notable German marques Mercedes-Benz and BMW have notably stayed on the sidelines. Let's unravel the complexities behind their absence and explore why these automotive giants have opted out of the exhilarating world of WRC. Mercedes-Benz: The Legacy of the 190E and DTM Dominance In the annals of motorsport lore, Mercedes-Benz's foray into rallying was a brief yet significant chapter. During the Group B era's emergence, Mercedes envisioned the 190E as its rally contender. However, th...
Debunking the Myth: Are Rally Drivers Truly Better Than F1 Drivers?
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Debunking the Myth: Are Rally Drivers Truly Better Than F1 Drivers?

By Score More Staff The age-old debate of whether rally drivers possess superior driving skills compared to Formula 1 (F1) drivers continues to ignite passionate discussions among motorsport enthusiasts. While both disciplines demand exceptional talent and expertise behind the wheel, each presents unique challenges that shape the capabilities of their respective drivers. Let's delve deeper into the nuanced differences and similarities between rally and F1 driving to unravel the truth behind this intriguing question. The Art of Rally Driving Rally driving is often hailed as a test of true grit and versatility. Rally drivers navigate a diverse array of surfaces, from mud and gravel to ice and tarmac, each presenting its own set of traction challenges. Unlike the controlled e...
Unraveling the Drift: Why WRC Cars Drift with Hand Brakes but Commuter Cars Don’t
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Unraveling the Drift: Why WRC Cars Drift with Hand Brakes but Commuter Cars Don’t

By Score More Staff The sight of World Rally Championship (WRC) cars gracefully sliding through tight corners with the aid of hand brakes is a spectacle that captivates motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. But why is it that WRC cars exhibit this dynamic maneuver while commuter cars on our streets do not? The answer lies in a blend of driver skill, vehicle configuration, and specialized techniques unique to the realm of professional rallying. Driver Skill and Vehicle Configuration To understand why WRC cars are capable of drifting when hand brakes are applied, one must first acknowledge the caliber of drivers behind the wheel. WRC drivers possess exceptional talent and years of training, enabling them to manipulate their vehicles with precision and finesse under extreme condi...
Lando Norris Secures First Formula 1 Victory at Miami GP
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Lando Norris Secures First Formula 1 Victory at Miami GP

By Score More Staff with Agencies British driver Lando Norris achieved his first Formula 1 victory this Sunday at the Miami Grand Prix, marking a historic moment in his career in the pinnacle of motorsport. Norris, racing for McLaren, clinched the top spot on the podium in his 110th Formula 1 race by crossing the finish line with a comfortable lead of 7.612 seconds over Max Verstappen of Red Bull, who finished second. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari rounded out the podium, coming in third, 9.920 seconds behind the leader. The race featured thrilling moments, with Norris starting from fifth on the grid and taking the lead after a tactical strategy during the safety car period. The advantage gained allowed Norris to stay ahead of Verstappen until the end of the race. "I love you all," Norri...
Remembering Ayrton Senna: 30 Years After His Passing
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Remembering Ayrton Senna: 30 Years After His Passing

By José Carlos Palma Thirty years have passed since the tragic death of Ayrton Senna, one of the most iconic and revered Formula 1 drivers in history. Senna, whose charisma, skill, and dedication made him a legend in motorsport, left a lasting legacy that continues to inspire fans and drivers worldwide. The Legacy of Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 21, 1960. From an early age, he demonstrated extraordinary talent in karting and quickly progressed to Formula Ford and eventually Formula 1. His F1 debut came in 1984 with the Toleman-Hart team, and he quickly stood out as an exceptional driver. Senna's aggressive style and innate driving ability made him a force to be reckoned with on the track. He won his first World Championship in 1988 wi...
Max Verstappen Dominates in Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Securing Second Consecutive Victory
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Max Verstappen Dominates in Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Securing Second Consecutive Victory

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - March 9, 2024 In yet another spectacular weekend for Formula 1 enthusiasts, Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing emerged triumphant at the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, securing his second consecutive victory in the season. The Dutch driver, starting from the pole position at the Jeddah circuit, maintained his lead throughout the 50-lap race, leaving no room for contention. Verstappen's teammate, Sergio Pérez, claimed the second spot, finishing 13.643 seconds behind the leader. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari secured the third position, trailing at 18.639 seconds from the winner, completing the podium. Despite his dominant performance, Verstappen fell short of achieving the fastest lap of the race, an honor that went to Charles Leclerc. Nevertheless, th...
Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton Tops Practice in a “Crazy Thursday”
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Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton Tops Practice in a “Crazy Thursday”

By Score More Staff In a surprising turn of events, Lewis Hamilton claimed the top spot in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on what he described as a "crazy Thursday." The seven-time world champion led a Mercedes one-two, finishing two tenths ahead of teammate George Russell, while Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin secured the third spot under the illuminated Sakhir Circuit. Mercedes, which showed no signs of challenging at the front during last week's testing in Bahrain, dominated Thursday's second session, leaving Hamilton astonished. The British driver, who hasn't won a race in over two years, expressed his shock at the team's unexpected performance. "This has been a crazy Thursday," said the 39-year-old Hamilton. "I don’t understand it, and it is a shock to see us where we are,...
F1 2024 Car Launches: A Comprehensive Overview of Teams and Dates
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F1 2024 Car Launches: A Comprehensive Overview of Teams and Dates

By Score More Staff As the 2024 Formula 1 season approaches, the anticipation builds not only on the tracks worldwide but also behind the scenes, setting the stage for the unveiling of the teams' new cars. Despite losing some of its luster in recent years, car launches remain a significant moment in the lead-up to the championship. To keep you well-informed and ensure you don't miss anything, score-more.com has compiled a special report detailing the complete schedule of car launches and the information already available about each team. F1 2024 Car Launch Calendar: Haas: February 2 (Digital) Williams: February 5 (New York) Stake (formerly Alfa Romeo/Sauber): February 5 (London) Alpine: February 7 Visa Cash App RB (Red Bull): February 8 (Las Vegas) Aston Martin:...