An Introduction to Sports Car Racing Part 10: The 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held on Saturday, 19 September 2020. Ahead of the Grand Prix of Endurance, we’ve decided to produce Part 10 of our Introducing Sports Car Racing series. Part 10 is an in-depth introduction to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, discussing the history of the race and the categories.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, also known as the 24 Heures du Mans, is the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race. The race has been held annually since 1923 on the Circuit de La Sarthe, a semi-permanent circuit located outside the town of Le Mans, France.. The race is considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, forming one leg of both the Triple Crown of Motorsport, and the Triple Crown of Endurance Racing.

The winner of the event is determined by the race distance covered within 24 hours, plus one lap. Racing teams must balance the demands of speed with the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours without mechanical failure. Owing to the high amount of interest and prestige associated with the race,

The race is organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), and also serves as the seventh round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Preview: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

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For the third round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, Formula One returns to the Hungaroring. We have compiled a list of things to watch out for, as Sunday approaches.

Formula 1 – Things to Watch Out for:

The Battle for 3rd (& Points in the top 10)

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Pipes in the sand. The Story of Changi Motorsports Hub

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Every saga has its origin. The 13th of July 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of what should have been a historical day in the history of Motorsport in Singapore. A day that should have marked the beginning of a bright new era for Motorsport in Singapore. A bright future that never came, and remains forgotten.

Every 2 years, the skies above Changi East are filled with the roar of low-flying military aircraft performing aerobatics during the bi-annual Singapore Airshow, held at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC). For the remainder of the 2 years, Changi East remains a relatively quiet place, with most of the noise in the area coming from airliners taking off from the adjacent Changi Airport.

However, it was never meant to be the case. Changi East was planned to be the site of Singapore’s first Permanent Racing Circuit, with the circuit being located adjacent to the CEC. However, the Circuit was never meant to replace the Marina Bay Street Circuit, where the Singapore Grand Prix is run yearly. The Changi Motorsports Hub was to instead complement the Marina Bay Street Circuit, allowing for Motorsport activities on a year-round basis.

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Preview: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Weekend

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For the second round of the FIA Formula One World Championship and the FIA Formula 2 Championship, both return to the Red Bull Ring, the site of last week’s Austrian Grand Prix. We have compiled a list of things to watch out in both categories, as the weekend unfolds ahead.

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Teams & Drivers of Formula 2 2020 Part 3: DAMS, UNI-Virtuosi & ART Grand Prix

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Ahead of the resumption of the 2020 Formula 2 season, we’ve decided to start a 3 part mini-series covering the drivers & teams of the 2020 Formula 2 GridPart 3 covers ART Grand Prix,

If you are new to Formula 2, do check out this article to learn more about it!
An Introduction to Motorsport: Formula 2.

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Teams & Drivers of Formula 2 2020 Part 2: MP, Charouz, Campos, Carlin

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Ahead of the resumption of the 2020 Formula 2 season, we’ve decided to start a 3 part mini-series covering the drivers & teams of the 2020 Formula 2 GridPart 1 covers MP Motorsport, Charouz Racing System, Campos Racing & Carlin Motorsport

If you are new to Formula 2, do check out this article to learn more about it!
An Introduction to Motorsport: Formula 2

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Teams & Drivers of Formula 2 2020 Part 1: Hitech, Trident, Prema, HWA

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Ahead of the resumption of the 2020 Formula 2 season, we’ve decided to start a 3 part mini-series covering the drivers & teams of the 2020 Formula 2 Grid. Part 1 covers Hitech, Trident, Prema, HWA.

If you are new to Formula 2, do check out this article to learn more about it!
An Introduction to Motorsport: Formula 2

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An Introduction to Motorsport: Formula 2

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Are you new to Motorsport? Curious about the differences between Racing Series? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Ahead of the resumption of motorsport worldwide, we’ve decided to produce articles introducing the various aspects of Motorsport to our readers, with our series, An Introduction to Motorsport & An Introduction to Sports Car Racing. This Article covers the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Formula 2 is the top step of FIA’s European Single-Seater Racing Ladder, the FIA Global Pathway. Most casual viewers of the Championship may think that the Championship started in either 2017 or 2005 which was the first year of the GP2 series. (In 2017, the GP2 Series was rebranded as the Formula 2 Championship) However, the FIA Formula 2 Championship has its origins dating back to the late 1960s…

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