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It’s Formula 1 Time in Istanbul!

Don't we all love some speed? Of course, we do! We also love lavishing single-seat, open-cockpit, open-wheel racing cars. So, it may be a great time to visit Istanbul to witness all of these at the Turkish Grand Prix 2021! Formula One has actually been around for a really long while; At the beginning of the 20th century, motor racing events called Grand Prix held in France. These events evolved to one of the most significant global races today: Formula One. After World War II, in 1946, a set of rules, called formula, to which all participants' cars must conform, was determined. And, in 1950, the first event named Formula One was held. Okay, cars and that, it's cool, but what makes Formula One important? Actually, Formula One is a notable development powerhouse for both producers and users. Even though Formula cars are pretty different from our road cars, they actually impact our everyday cars. Paddy Lowe, Executive Director at the Mercedes F1 team, states: "Is there technology transfer between race and road car engineering? Resoundingly 'yes,' but it's subtler than bolting bits from one car onto another." Sometimes there may be a direct transfer from race cars to road cars. However, most of the time, Formula One serves as a research laboratory and helping brands develop new solutions, notes Lowe.