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By 1981 the Formula One Association required Formula One teams to build the chassis in which they competed with, being called the “constructor”. Early manufacturers involvement came in the form of a “factory team”, owned and staffed by a major car company. Factory teams make up the competitive teams in the Constructors Championship; with Ferrari holding the record for the most Constructors Championships won. Beginning in 2007, the manufacture’s deep pockets and engineering ability took over, estimating major teams spend between $125 – $225 million per year per manufacturer on engines alone. In this same season two cars owned by Honda and Red Bull used chassis purchased from a third party- which rendered a complaint by Spyker which meant the terms “team” and “constructor” were no longer interchangeable, because the team did not necessarily construct the chassis. Although teams rarely disclose their budget, it is estimated they range between $66- $400 million each year. Entering a new team in the Formula One World Championship requires about $ 47 million up-front payment to the FIA, which is then repaid to the team over the course of the season. To bi-pass this huge up-front cost, Constructors desiring to enter Formula One often prefer to buy an existing team, allowing them to side-step the large deposit and secure the benefits the team already has; such as TV revenue. Every team in Formula One must run two cars in every season in a Grand Prix weekend, and may use up to four drivers in a season. Most modern drivers are contracted for at least the duration of the season. Each competitor must possess a FIA Super License to compete in the Grand Prix, issued to drivers who have met the criteria of success in junior motorsport categories, achieving 190 miles running a Formula One car. Surely, by giving a beautifully crafted Pedal Racer, your ‘Lil’ Tyke or Princess will become a qualifier for the Formula One Racing World.
The Formula Race begins with a warm-up lap, the cars assemble on the starting grid in the order they qualified, also known as a “Formation Lap”. The warm-up lap, gives Pit Crews time to clear person and equipment from the grid, gives the tires a chance to heat up and attain needed traction, and gives the driver the opportunity to check the condition of the car and track. Once all cars have positioned on the grid, a light-system indicates the start of the race. Five red lights are all extinguished simultaneously, to signal the start of the race. The race may also be re-started in the event of a serious accident or dangerous condition, with the original start voided. There is no formation lap when races start behind the Safety Car. The winner of the race is the first driver to cross the finish line having completed a distance of approx. 305 km. Drivers typically overtake one another for position and are classified in the order they finish the race. Three Pit Stops are typically made to change tires and repair damage. The Race Director’s role has many facets, primarily managing the logistics of each F1 Grand Prix, inspecting cars, enforcing rules, sorting disputes, applying penalties and fines to name a few. In the event of an incident that may risk Safety, the Safety Car may be deployed, with overtaking not permitted. On the lap in which the Safety Car returns back into the pits, the leading car takes over the role of the Safety Car until the first Safety Car line, a white line. After crossing this line drivers are allowed to start racing for track position once more. In the event of a major incident or threatening weather condition, the race may be Red-Flagged. You can be certain today- the only visible Red-Flag is not having one of the beautifully designed Pedal Racers.
Formula 1 Racers evolve from the Formula 3 Designs, with all competitors by 1961, switching to mid-engined cars. In 1962, Lotus introduced a car with an Aluminum-sheet Monocoque chassis, one of the greatest technological breakthroughs since the inception of mid-engined cars. By 1968 Lotus wised up, by painting “Imperial Tobacco” on their cars, thus introducing sponsorship to the Sport. Aerodynamics downforce was paramount in car design, evident by the Aerofoils in the 60′s. Lotus in the 70′s, introduced “Ground-effect Aerodynamics” providing tremendous downforce, increasing cornering speeds. Can you imagine the aerodynamic forces pressing the Formula Racer to the track- by five times its weight, requiring stiff springs with solid suspension, leaving only the tyres for cushioning the car and driver. That Formula Racer, is depicted here by our stunning Pedal Racer , available this late fall.
Formula One Racing, regarded as the Pinnacle of open-wheeled auto racing, refers to their position of single seater motor racing. There are two primary forms of Racing Formula: the Open Formula that allows a choice of chassis and/or engines; and the Control or ” Spec” Formula that relies on a single supplier for chassis and engines, creating a high-performance Racer, referred to as Grand Prix Racing. Formula Two – was first defined in 1947 as a form of B-class below Formula One. It was common for some Formula One events to include a number of F2 entries in the same field, in the World Championship seasons of 52′-53′. F2 was an Open Formula that allowed the use of any chassis that met regulations. Surely, our Pedal Racer will ignite the spirit in your ‘Lil’ Racer. Equipped with solid rubber tires, ball bearing drive, Chrome – rims, steering wheel, knock-off spinners, windshield and grille, all wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish. Truly, a dazzling Pedal Racer to behold!
The Formula One Grand Prix qualifying event spans a weekend. It starts with two free practice sessions on Friday, and one free practice session on Saturday. Only two cars may be used per team, requiring a race driver to give up his seat. A qualifying session is held after the last free practice session. This session determines the starting order for the race on Sunday, that is setting the Grid Order determined by each driver’s best single lap, fastest to the slowest. The current qualifying system is known as “Knock-Out” qualifying. Split into 3 periods, each driver runs a qualifying lap to attempt advancing to the next period, with the slowest drivers being “Knocked-Out”. Cars are eliminated until 10 cars remain eligible to qualify for pole position, in the third and final period. Cars taking part in the Final period, must start the race with the tires used during their fastest lap. Certainly, our beautifully crafted Pedal Racer will be a “Knock-Out” with your ‘Lil’ Racer. Featuring – solid rubber tires, ball bearing drive, chrome – rims, steering wheel, knock-off spinners and windshield; 50 % bigger than most Pedal Cars, wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish ( non-toxic ). Surely, your ‘Lil’ Racer will be a hit in any neighborhood, will have loads of fun, and have memories for a Lifetime.
In the 30′s and 40′s the Art Deco Style emerged, introducing a streamlining concept created by Commercial and Industrial designers. People had looked at Ornamentation and even excessive Gothic Relief for centuries. So a sleeker, smoother, streamlined design became popular in clocks, radios, telephones, appliances and in automobiles, that would be produced in decades to come. You can see the Streamlined influence in the Formula 2 Racers of 1952-1957, Icons in racing, from Ferrari’s Innovations and energy, became famous. Our beautifully crafted Pedal Racer is built with aerodynamic curves. Featuring- a lot of Chrome, rims, steering wheel, knock-off spinners, windshield, and grille; ball bearing drive, all steel body wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish. Being 50% longer than most Pedal Cars, your ‘Lil’ Racer will reap more years of Joy, and have memories for a Lifetime, having one of these beauties as a Gift.
So you think your ‘Lil’ Racer blasted off from Nasa; you’ll actually find it is sanctioned Formula Racing by the Federation Internationale de Automobile, engaging in a series of races, known as Grand Prix races. It’s rocket-like characteristics are : high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of Aerodynamic down-force, races at speeds up to 220 (mph), capable of lateral acceleration in access of 5 g in corners, dependent on precision electronics, state-of-art Aerodynamics, suspension and tires. Considered the fastest circuit-racing car in the world, we offer a similar kids Pedal Racer inspired by the famous 1952 – 1957 Ferrari F2 Racer, 50 % larger than most Pedal Cars. Features – ball bearing wheel drive, Chrome – rims, steering wheel, knock-off-spinners, windshield, and grille; wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish. Upon giving one of these beauties to your ‘Lil’ tyke or princess, be sure to show them the landing strip, as they blast off into Orbit – in Spirit !
Aerodynamics have become key to success for a modern Formula Racing Car. Aerodynamic designers have two primary concerns: the creation of Down-force, to keep the tires on the track; and minimizing the Drag, caused by turbulence – slowing the car. All surfaces of a Formula Car, from the shape of the suspension to the drivers Helmet, effect aerodynamic considerations. Where air-flow separates from the body, creates turbulence which creates Drag. In recent years, Formula 2 Teams have tried to copy Ferrari’s narrow waist design, making them narrow and low as possible. This reduces Drag and minimizes the amount of air available to the rear wings. Similarly – there’s no reason to worry about Drag with our stunning Pedal Racers, only Up-Lift, as your loved one’s Spirit will soar, when they climb aboard our uniquely designed Pedal Racer. Featuring – solid rubber tires, ball bearing drive, chrome windshield, steering wheel, hub-caps and knock off spinners, and grille; chip resistant body w/high luster Powder Coat finish. Proportioned 50% larger than most Pedal Cars. Surely your child will be set in a class all its own, and receive years of enjoyment.
In 1952 Grand Prix World Championship governing body decided to run the World Championship under the Formula 2 regulations. Ferrari’s original F2 car, was the two-litre V12 engined 166 F2. Enzo Ferrari would ask his lead Engineer, Aurelio Lampredi, to develope a 2.5 litre version, creating an alloy unit w/ chain driven, twin-overhead camshafts; breathing thru 2 Weber carburetors, good for 165 bhp.
This new creation – would Crown Ferrari w/the 1952 + 1953 World Championship, and remain as one of the most successful Grand Prix cars ever built.
Featured here, beautifully crafted Pedal Racers similar to Ferrari’s F2; sporting a body 50% bigger than most Pedal Cars, Chrome rims, steering wheel, chrome knock-off spinners, windshield and chrome grille. Surely these beauties will give your ‘Lil’ Tyke or Princess a Racing Attitude!