At the end of the 15th century, the first steam-powered vehicles and cars appeared. One hundred years later, the first explosion engine was patented, and then came the internal combustion engine and the four-stroke engine. These advances eventually led to the first cars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with manufacturers such as Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, and Ford.
Initially, several competitions were held with an adventurous spirit. Still, it was not until 1906 when the French Automobile Club organized the first competition in a closed circuit, the Le Mans Grand Prix.In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and built the legendary race of 500 miles was first held two years later. From then until today, the sport of motor racing has not stopped evolving.
In Motor Racing There Are Different Sports Categories
In the Formula 1 competition, motorists carry single-seaters that have been designed with the most advanced technology and according to the technical regulations of the FIA ( International Automobile Federation ). The first championship in this category happened in 1950. The different races integrated into this competition with the term Grand Prix or Grand Prix.
In prototype racing cars have two seats, and their wheels are different from those carried by vehicles. The 24 Hours of Daytona or the 24 Hours of Le Mans are two examples of competitions in this category.
The rally is a motoring modality that takes place on regular roads that close to traffic. Pilots and co-pilots take the single exit and beat those who travel the different sections in the shortest possible time.
The series car races are generally short competitions, and in them, the vehicles have only minor modifications concerning conventional cars. Formula E is a category that began in 2014 to test electric cars and is also regulated by the International Automobile Federation. In 2018, the international electric car competition will occur, and its name is Electric GT. It is planned that in a few years, a category will be incorporated with vehicles without a driver, and Roborace is the expected name for this type of racing.
Drifting is an Exhibition Category
This driving mode has some unique features. It consists of making the car skid. For this, the vehicle has to incorporate rear-wheel drive, a self-locking, a powerful handbrake, and a large number of horses. Motorists must be very skilled when playing with the weight of the car and its reaction in the corners.