Formula 1


"Formula 1" is the legendary circuit race of the constructor class in open-wheel cars, which has its origins in British racing. It is the world championship that has it all: the fastest cars, the biggest budgets, the most successful drivers and the coolest engineering teams all vying for their own Designer's Cup. Stages are called Grand Prix, you need to meet a lot of conditions to gain access to each of them, and participation is a dream for every racer. This year the competition promises to be heated too, although Formula 1 has been stripped of its hot grid girls. There is no one above the stars of the race in motorsport: Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Rubens Barrichello, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen... The names speak for themselves.

Circle racing

Circuit: a complexly-configured closed race track with a large number of bends.

Pavement: asphalt. Rules. On paper, the conditions are simple: you must drive a few laps faster than your rivals, and successfully complete the turns. But in fact, all these hairpins, apexes, esks and chicanes bring a lot of adrenaline to the pilots and spectators. Circuit racing is the one everyone dreams about: speed, race cars with a lot of buttons, overalls that do not take burning fuel, roar of motors, screeching of tyres... In general, it is quite a man's music.

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NASCAR - National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, which gave a name to NASCAR Cup Series - the main championship on auto racing in the USA, the ancestor of which is considered to be illegal bootlegger racing. Beneath its civilian-looking lightweight bodies is a powerful engine, and the driver is protected by a roll cage. In each of the year's 36 rounds the cars are driven around a circuit to the left and try not to crash into the grandstands or rivals. Exploding wheels, multiple car pile-ups, flying into a concrete wall at speed and post-finish fights - it's all NASCAR. And the toughest driver is considered to be Richard "King" Petty, who not only made these races famous, but also made them financially successful.

The Indy 500

The Indy 500 (also Indianapolis 500 and The 500) claims to be the oldest regular road race on the planet (although we believe it is the Sicilian Targa Florio), it is one of the most prestigious circuit races in the world and has been running since 1911. The 500-mile course is nicknamed the "old brick" track: for a long time it was paved with bricks, which now remain only on the start-finish line. Pole Day determines the order of drivers at the start after qualifying heats, while Push Out Day eliminates the losers. Before the race, the owners of the track say "Gentlemen, start your engines!" (and "ladies" if they are present). With millions of viewers around the world watching the Indy 500 on TV, it is all set to be revealed in late May and includes a unique tradition - the leader drinks milk at the finish, rather than champagne as in other races. But he is rewarded with a million dollars, so you can be patient.