The other day at the end of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka's figure 8 track it was clear that Sebastian Vettel had clinched the 2011 Formula 1 Championship etching his name into history as the youngest double world champion in history at the age of 24 years and included in the list of champions such as
Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso, and fellow German driver Michael Schumacher who has done it in 1994/95 & 2000/01/02/03/04. To those who find this article bewildering then its time for some high octane adrenalin sensation injected to your senses, this is as near as one can get to a much needed speed rush so lets have a little refresher course Formula 1 1on1. There are 19 races in different parts of the world where teams backed by major automotive manufacturers and major companies sponsor drivers who compete for drivers and constructors points respectively. Dynamic as the sport is over the years, there has been a lot of major changes to rules to make it more competitive and fair. Technically its like taking engineering and complex mathematics with a touch of luck at times. Timing of changing tyres, pumping gas, and pit stops are the common ingredients to a fun filled race weekend. Qualifying usually is a two day event with each team running laps to see who gets to be on pole position based on the fastest lap one can accomplish in a given time. Its quite a simple and one sided race to most but its more than a simple game of fast cars for big manufacturers who just throw away money for the fun of it. Compared to the US Nascar or Daytona race there is just a line that divides its from the rest. As this season winds down with the remaining races in Korea, India, Abu Dhabi and Brazil a new champion has been crowned in Japan but the 2nd and 3rd runner ups are still neck and neck with a few more surprises that can be expected to come up. There are some more changes coming up in the next seasons especially moving to a smaller engine which again proves that the game is more about development rather than unfair advantages.
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