Sunday, 18 December 2011

British Formula 1 World Champions (Part II) – Guernsey

 

 

Guernsey Post has issued the second series of British Formula 1 on 27.10.2011. The issue stamps consist of 4 postage stamps and one miniature sheet.

Formula One cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce.

Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 360 km/h (220 mph) with engines limited in performance to a maximum of 18,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). The cars are capable of lateral acceleration in excess of 5 g in corners.
The performance of the cars is very dependent on electronics – although traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008 – and on aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has had much evolution and change through the history of the sport.

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The British Formula One Series, often abbreviated to British F1, was a Formula One motor racing championship held in the United Kingdom. It was often referred to as the Aurora AFX Formula One series due to the Aurora company's sponsorship of the series for three of the four seasons.

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Here the career highlights of the 2008 and 2009 British Formula 1 World Champions, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in the following:
Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Kent on 7th January 1985. His debut season was stunning and he appeared on the podium for his first nine races he ended 2nd in the Drivers' Championship by a single point. In 2008, aged just 23, Hamilton became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1's history.
Jenson Button  was born in Frome, Somerset on 19th January 1980. He made his Formula 1 debut with Williams in 2000, and went on to drive for Benetton, later renamed Renault, BAR subsequently renamed Honda and then following a management buyout : Brawn.  After a number of difficult seasons, his talent and tenacity paid off as he won six of his first seven races during the 2009 season and ultimately became a World Champion.
Resources: Wikipedia, News from Guernsey Post.

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