Wake up, motorsport fan, let’s shake things up a bit! Pre-season free time is the best way to get rid of all those extra pounds, increase motivation and clear your mind. So, to prepare for the new racing season – that’s how we’ll use the time!
The winter holidays are almost over, but there are still weeks to go until the world championship in motorsport, so the weekend is not just a great opportunity to spend time with family, loved-up second halves and friends. It is a great time to do an audit, an audit of goals and plans and toxic people! We have only races ahead of us, according to the schedule!
When does the Motorsport World Championships start?
FIA Formula One World Championship – pre-season testing and car launches.
Although the 2022 Formula 1 season starts on 18 to 20 March, fans will have plenty to laugh about and reflect on new F1 cars and new regulations. The first week of testing will take the place in Barcelona from 23 to 25 February. The second week of testing scheduled in Bahrain from 10 to 12 March. F1 TV will be broadcasting only the second week in Bahrain.
Ahead of the pre-season testing, we will see F1 cars launches on YouTube and Facebook livestreams.
FIA World Endurance Championship – March.
The six WEC races scheduled for the 2022 racing season will take place in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. WEC manufacturers, teams and partners will be able to enjoy intercontinental visibility at established race sites in key regions of the world. Also known as the Pre-Season Test, the official prologue will take place from March 12-13. Season 10’s first WEC race, 1000 Miles of Sebring, will take place on March 18.
FIA World Rally Championship
Perhaps the rally fans are the happiest of all motorsport fans, because the racing season will start very soon. The Monte Carlo Rally, the opener of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship, is such an important event that it is worth watching for all fans of the series without exception. Monaco’s traditional Challenge, which takes place from 20 to 23 January, brings together the most famous drivers.
What to do in pre-season?
What are we going to do? The answer is simple! We are going to increase motivation, deepen our knowledge in motorsport and not only, and watch a great movie to lift the mind! But first the mind and the mental strength!
To recharge mental strength in pre-season.
Did you know that a personal trainer is one of the most sought after professions? It’s a pity that the field is narrow. Today, however, we will be a bit your coach and tell you what we are doing before the start of the season. It is said that prioritization is the basis for mental health, because you should only pay attention to important things.
So, pull out a piece of paper and we will make a list of plans on the eve of the racing season. Which Formula 1 Grand Prix do you want to attend? Which places, which cities, which fan clubs do you want to meet? Ask important questions along the way: Which team do you hope for and which driver do you want to win? Which racing champion do you want to shake hands live? Questions can be different, but must make sense for yourself, the main thing is to make you stronger. Dreams and plans – this helps us to steer in the right direction. With just one thing – you just have to make a list of what you want, but not what you don’t want.
Physical preparation: to keep the shape!
A stitch in time saves nine. It’s not just about mental strength, but also about physical training. Let’s start this year with the right recharge! Here we can put some of the training exercises of Formula 1 drivers to good use. Our favorites and role models rest and eat gingerbread, but that doesn’t stop them from keeping themselves in shape. We also will do the same. Of course, we’re not world champions in racing… Although, who knows!
Drivers are subjected to enormous forces every time they get behind the wheel. Formula 1 cars’ braking at the end of the straight can reach up to 6G in some cases. You wonder, but the basis of training Formula 1 drivers is not miracle exercises, but the complex of repetition of exercises, and still difficult enough. Daniel Ricciardo’s trainer has shared some of the Australian’s strength training on social media ahead of the Formula 1 season in 2020. Exercises for strong neck, arms, core and legs form the basis of the training.
Daniel Ricciardo’s workout
- Reverse press – 10 reps
- Front squats – 10 reps
- Kettlebell Swings – 10 reps
- Thrusters – 10 reps
- Sumo deadlift – 10 repetitions
- Military press – 10 reps
- 2 minutes break
- Repeat five times
You will also find many videos on Youtube in which people try to maintain the same training and diet as Formula 1 drivers, but we do not recommend repeating it without special preparation.
Dive deep into professional motorsport in pre-season.
It is said that training is the best way to get involved in motorsport, and we are in complete agreement. Although, in addition to driving to the track or the weekend by cart, it is possible to gain knowledge of Formula 1 racing and WRC from books and a few good films, the main of the list we are rushing to is Drive to Survive by Netflix. A fourth season about the 2021 Formula One season is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2022.
In addition to the saga, Netflix has also released a documentary about Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. If you were in a hurry and missed the film, then it’s time to watch and wish Schumacher a speedy recovery. In addition, you can find on Netflix movies about Juan Manuel Fangio and other legends to feel back in the wave of motorsport. Motorsport TV also offers you a good portion of movies on the official website to refresh your memories.
To make rally fans more happy, there was the “Ott Tanak” movie. The documentary tells the story of WRC champion Ott Tanak and his not easy way in rally racing. In addition, the WRC will officially be there live to deliver the best of the FIA World Rally Championship season 2021. For all fans of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we strongly recommend “Le Mans,” a 1971 film starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin.
Best racing movies
- “Rush” (2013)
- “Ford vs Ferrari” (2019)
- “Driven” (2001)
- “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006)
- “Michel Vaillant” (2003)
Best books about racing
The books also have a deep impact on racing. Steel is at the top of the best books on racing:
- “How to build a car” by Adrien Newey
- “How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver” by Jason Plato.
- “How To Be An F1 Driver” by Jenson Button
Also for those who are interested in time management, we recommend the book of former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard “Leadership, Strategy and Motivation The F1 Way”.
If you are tired of all the motivational training and know what books about from the first to the last sentence and looking for a really brutal experience… Well, then we already know what we can propose to you. In the eastern desert is now running the toughest challenge among all racers. Dakar Rally began on 1 January and lasts until 14 January to determine the endurance athletes.
We hope you enjoyed our little guide to make your time in the pre-season a little more “passionate.” We hope that you will feel even stronger and have the best motivation to cheer on your favorite driver and also the best inspiration for racing in the new season of the Motorsport World Championship!