The new F1 season is nearly here. 2021 F1 testing was reduced from two sessions of three days each, to only one session of three days. With the 2021 regulations receiving only minor tweaks the cars will be minor evolutions from 2020 and teams should be very familiar with their operation. The season’s only test session has freshly concluded and here’s what we saw:
Niki Lauda may be best known for his championship run in the Formula 1 1976 season against James Hunt. With one driver’s title under his belt and in the lead for his second, he drove for Ferrari against Hunt in the McLaren. In August of 1976 at the Nurburgring Lauda suffered a crash on the second lap. With his car in flames, he was trapped by his seat belts. Other drivers rescued him from the wreckage, but not before suffering massive burns and inhaling the toxic fumes.
The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is the site of the Italian Grand Prix, 2020. Monza is commonly called The Temple of Speed because it is here where the pinnacle of motorsport - Formula 1 - achieves its top speeds. Cars will be near 350 kph (218 mph) at the end of the main straight.
Ayrton Senna is universally recognized as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers the world has seen. Unfortunately, his life was cut short in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix.