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Sebastian Vettel overtaking Mark Webber during the 2013 Malaysian Grand
Highest governing body FIA
First contested April 28, 1887
Mixed gender Yes
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing or automobile
racing) is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
There are numerous different categories of auto racing.
1.1 The beginning of competition
1.1.1 Paris--Rouen: the world's first motoring contest
1.2 Early races
1.3 City-to-city racing
1.4 The first purpose-built racing circuits
2.1 Formula racing
2.2 Touring car racing
2.3 Sports-car racing
2.4 Production-car racing
2.5 One-make racing
2.6 Stock car racing
2.8 Drag racing
2.9 Off-road racing
2.10 Kart racing
2.11 Historical racing
2.12 Other categories
3 Use of flags
5 Racing-car setup
6 Racing driver
7 See also
9 External links
The beginning of competition
Motoring events began soon after the construction of the first successful
gasoline-fueled automobiles. The first organized contest was on April 28,
1887, by the chief editor of Paris publication Le Vélocipède, Monsieur
Fossier. It ran 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Neuilly Bridge to the Bois de
Boulogne. It was won by Georges Bouton of the De Dion-Bouton Company, in a
car he had constructed with Albert, the Comte de Dion, but as he was the
only competitor to show up it is rather difficult to call it a race.
Another solo event occurred in 1891 when Auguste Doriot and Louis Rigoulot
of Peugeot drove their gasoline-fueled Type 3 Quadricycle in the bicycle
race from Paris--Brest--Paris. By the time they reached Brest, the winning
cyclist Charles Terront was already back in Paris. In order to publicly
prove the reliability and performance of the 'Quadricycle' Armand Peugeot
had persuaded the organiser, Pierre Giffard of Le Petit Journal, to use his
network of monitors and marshalls to vouchsafe and report the vehicle's
performance. The intended distance of 1200 km had never been achieved by a
motorised vehicle, it being about three times further than the record set
by Leon Serpollet from Paris to Lyon.
'02 M3 Crash at VIR
Towards the end of a great HPDE at VIR Full in February 2009, i get a
little tired and make a mistake in the high speed esses which results in me
dropping right rear wheel off the track and loosing control, hitting a tire
wall in m 2002 BMW M3 coupe. Lesson learned: Stay hydrated and focused.
BMW M3 E46 Roll-over crash in Nürburgring VLN race
More action here: http://goo.gl/SW5sCC
I pull the trusty pocketcam out just as the first few drops of rain fall on
Wehrseifen. An E46 driver loses control on the entry to the corner, and
ends up rolling all the way around. Race was the VLN #2 of 2012 and this
was only the second lap of a four-hour event!
On-board footage of dragster crash
Blown head gasket dumps water in front of the tires causing dragster to
veer into the wall and flip, landing upside down. Thanks to the excellent
track emergency team and the strongly-built car, the driver sustained no
injuries. The car is capable of 200+ MPH and sub-7 second 1/4 mile passes.
It is powered by a turbo-charged 2.2
liter 4-cylinder GM EcoTech engine producing nearly 1600 HP.