2017 Formula One season

18 January 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  16 minutes

Formula 1 @ Carter Wong Design

Formula 1 @ Carter Wong Design

Formula One (officially the FIA Formula One World Championship) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, although other Formula One races were regularly held until 1983. The formula, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules, to which all participants’ cars must conform. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, meaning grand prizes), held worldwide on purpose-built F1 circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for drivers, one for constructors. The racing drivers are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA. The races are required to be held on tracks graded 1 (formerly A), the highest grade a track can receive by the FIA. Most events are held in rural locations on purpose-built tracks, but there are several events in city centres throughout the world, with the Monaco Grand Prix being the most famous example.   read more…

Theme Week Algarve – Portimão

18 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Praia da Rocha Beach, near Portimão © Husond - GFDL

Praia da Rocha Beach, near Portimão © Husond – GFDL

Portimão is a located in the District of Faro in the Region of Algarve, the southern coast of Portugal. It was formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão. In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known merely as Portimão. The town has 41,000 inhabitants and the Portimão Municipality has 50,454.   read more…

The Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo

26 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Testus

© Testus

The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a hotel located in Monte Carlo, Monaco, It was opened in 1863 as part of the development of Monte Carlo by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) under the auspices of Charles III of Monaco. The Hôtel de Paris is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.   read more…

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