Car Racing Essay

951 Words Oct 15th, 2001 4 Pages
Automobile Racing
Automobile Racing, one of the most popular sports in the world, have races run with wide coverage on television - before millions of fans. It tests the skills of the drivers, the speed capabilities of the vehicles, and the endurance of both.
The first racing cars were motorized versions of horse-drawn carriages and wagons. The first race was a reliability demonstration from Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois, in November 1895, while the first American oval-track race, held at the Rhode Island State Fairgrounds in Cranston in 1896, was won at an average speed of 43.1 km/h. Racing in the United States became popular two years later, with the opening of 4-km brick-surfaced Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The organization is located in Paris, France, and is the international governing body for most of the worldwide automobile racing, including almost all racing outside the United States. Formula One (F1) racing—the most important form of racing outside the United States—is considered the highest form of single-seat racing cars, because of its special construction and ultimate speed. Go through automobile racing history, there were no restrictions on technological development, so F1 cars were the most sophisticated, most technologically advanced racing vehicles possible. Also, the F1 result determined the winner of The World Championship of Drivers each year. In 1958, an F1 Constructors' Championship was established to rival the World Manufacturers' Championship, a competition held in sports-car racing. These championships are based on race results, but reward the companies that build racecars, rather than rewarding drivers. Alternatively, one reason F1 racing fails to have the same appeal in the United States as it does elsewhere in the world, is that there is a rival form of single-seat racing in the United States, called Indy car racing, which were developed after the establishment in 1911 of the Indianapolis

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