Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel formula auto racing (Wikipedia, 2006). The races take place with 22 cars (11 teams, each with two cars). What I enjoy about this form of auto sport is the excess in both the spending of the teams and the speed at which the drivers travel. Teams like Ferrari (my favorite), McLaren-Mercedes, BMW and Renault (to name a few) compete against each other with cars that redline at 20,000 rpm at speeds of (up to) 320 km/h (200 mph). The photo below was taken at the 2005 U.S. Grand Prix. I was fortunate enough to get a pit-pass on race day (for about 10 minutes). I ran in, met with a few people, took one good photo, and then had to leave.
I’m excited about this weekend’s race. The Australian GP takes place in Melbourn. This race, the third after the Bahrain GP and the Malaysia GP, should be packed with adrenaline. Several top teams (all of which seem to be equally matched) are competing for the win.