FORMULA ONE RACES AHEAD （F1锦标赛全速前进）
Each racecar must meet certain specificationsin everything from the engines to the tires. These make up the “formula” in Formula One (F1). The F1 cars are not only the mosttechnologicallyadvanced but also some of the fastest in the world. At times, they reach speeds of over 190 mph. in addition, F1 cars are the world’s most expensive racecars. Millions of dollars go into their research, manufacturing and operation.
It’s the driver’s skill, however, that makes or breaksthe race. The driver who can turn corners the fastest without losing control is often the winner. And the winner can earn big money in these races. Forbes magazine listed F1 racecar driver Michael Schumacher as the second highest-paid athlete in 2005 after Tiger Woods.
F1 in Asia（亚洲的F1方程式盛事）：
The world’s leading motor sport attracts new fans in Asia
The Formula One Grand Prix, and annual series of 17~20 races, spans six continents. Once a largely European sport, F1 has now become popular in Asia, too. For several decades, Japan was the only country in Asia to host an F1 Grand Prix. In 1999, however, Malaysia‘s Sepang circuit with its long, straight runs and hairpin curve welcomed its first F1 Grand Prix.
Ethnic Chinese racecar driver Tung Ho-pin (董荷斌) has also increased interest in the sport. With his success in Formula 3 racing, he may soon become the first Chinese F1 racecar driver.
The world’s third most?watched sporting competition after the Olympics and the World Cup, the Formula 1 Grand Prix races onward!
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