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The most famous car racing in the world

What car competitions or auto championships do you know? And what do you know about the world of motor racing? Naturally, most of you first remember about racing Formula 1. This is the most popular car racing in the world. But Formula 1 is not the only championship where great auto racers and car engineers find out which one is better in motor racing.All over the world there are few other types of automotive competitions, which in terms of entertainment and drama are not inferior to Formula 1. We have collected for you the most significant car racing in the world.

Formula 1
Held: since 1950
Naturally, we will really start with the world’s most popular car racing: the Formula 1 Grand Prix. These competitions have the largest number of fans in the world. This year Formula 1 is already holding the 67th season. For the first time the Grand Prix races were held in 1950.

The most famous car racing in the world

In the new season of 2017, the competition regulations have changed, as well as new requirements for the technical equipment of cars. As a result, the season of 2017 will give us not only more excitement, but also make the race more futuristic due to the new look of the cars.

The season of Formula 1 in 2017 will begin on March 26th. By the way, the only team that has participated in all seasons of racing since 1950 is the Scuderia Ferrari.

World Endurance Race Championship (WEC)
The most famous car racing in the world
Held: since 2012

Four classes of cars participate in the competition: two sport prototype classes (LMP1 and LMP2) and two Gran Turismo cars (LMGTE Pro, where only professional racers compete, and LMGTE Am, where one amateur racer is required in the team).

The most famous car racing in the world

The most interesting thing is that in these competitions both automaker teams and private teams can meet on the track. Moreover, all participants in the competition with the presence of appropriate cars can fight against each other in different categories of racing.

By the way, the 24-hour race at Le Mans is actually a stage in the World Endurance Motor Racing Championship. Also, in addition to the stage in Le Mans, during the season, another 8 races are held with a running time of at least 6 hours.

In 2016, for the first time after a long break in the WEC car race, the Ford GT appeared, which proved to the public that it was not for nothing that it returned. So this car became the winner in its class in the 2016 Le Mans 24-hour race.

World RX Rallycross World Championship
Held: since 2014

This class of auto racing is a true spectacle for lovers of extreme auto racing. In these kinds of competitions everything is like in football. There are qualifying tournaments, semi-finals and final competitions. The routes of the sports tracks are laid both on asphalt and on dirt roads.

Also, the tracks have a lot of extreme turns and bumps, which allows sports cars to effectively break away from the road surface on some sections of the road.

By the way, in these types of car races officially popular throughout the world racing driver Ken Block. Also, car races are broadcast live on the YouTube channel for free.

DTM Racing
Held: since 2000
DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is a German series of racing competitions. Auto racing organized by Opel and Mercedes-Benz, deciding to revive the legendary race, given the negative experience of the competitions DTM-ITC and FIA GT, which took place in the 90s, but did not receive popularity.

As a result, Opel and Mercedes-Benz created the DTM racing rules so that cars get faster and entertaining races. Also, the DTM auto racing rules, in fact, prevent the “budget races” of teams, which makes the outcome of all stages of the competition unpredictable.

Currently, the current world champion in DTM racing is Marco Wittmann, who, behind the wheel of a BMW M4 DTM, won the 2016 competition.

GT3 Series Auto Racing
Held: since 2006
GT3 Series races are not limited to one championship. There are quite a few automotive competitions around the world in which GT3 cars participate. The most famous championship series GT3 takes place in Europe.

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