Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars

 Roborace brand currently has two vehicles in its fleet namely the DevBot and Robocar. The company is development robot using a platform for testing new technology and software. Unlike Robocar, though, DevBot has room for a driver as well. “We’re focused now on DevBot and using that because the development platform, but the target is …

Updated: 2020 Formula 1 calendar (Part 2)

Formula 1 has announced that three more rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak: the Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix have been postponed, the Monaco Grand Prix has been cancelled. The first race of 2020, then, will be in Baku on June 7th. The official statement from …

Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars (Part 1)

Roborace is an all-electric autonomous-car racing series. Each racing team has programmers who are responsible for customizing the algorithms within the self-driving software that monitors these autonomous vehicles. Competitions within the series even allow self-driving cars versus human drivers. Organisers say the AI racers are about 5-10% away from getting to the human level of …

2020 Formula 1 calendar Update (Part 1)

Formula 1 has announced that the French Grand Prix is the latest event to be outright cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after the French government confirmed it would be extending lockdown measures for an additional month to combat the spread of Covid-19. This extension, to “mid-July” means the June 28th event …

Dominant teams of Formula One

McLaren and Williams continued to rule the race in the 1990s. In total, McLaren got 16 titles, including seven constructors’, nine drivers’ in that period, while Williams matched McLaren with 16 titles of their own, including nine constructors’, seven drivers’. But the competition between Prost and Senna ended in 1993 with Prost’s retirement and then …

A brief history of Formula One (Part 3)

In the early 1970s Bernie Ecclestone reorganized the management of Formula One’s commercial rights, turning the sport into an international billion-dollar business. In 1971 he invested in the Brabham team and so gained a seat on the Formula One Constructors’ Association (FOCA) and in 1978 he was voted president. Until Ecclestone, circuit owners controlled many …

A brief history of Formula One (Part 2)

The cars used considerable technological advances. The first seasons were organized using pre-war cars like Alfa’s 158, featuring front engined, narrow-treaded tyres and 4.5 litre normally aspirated engines or 1.5 litre supercharged. When Formula One regulations issued in 1954 engines were limited to 2.5 litres. Mercedes Benz made major upgrade until they withdrew from all …

A brief history of Formula One (Part 1)

Formula One is a popular car racing tournament in which the “formula” refers to a set of rules that all participants and cars manufacturers must follow and was originally and briefly recognized as Formula A. The race can trace its roots date back to the earliest time of motor racing, and developed from the buoyant …