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ENRICH-0665 – Hist/Sports Zoom: Formula 1 Racing (ENRICH-0665_F1)

How Formula 1 Racing Became a Global Winner

Since its inception in 1950, Formula 1 has been considered the crème de la crème of motor racing events for open-wheel, single-seat cars. Each weekend features races in exotic locations, from the streets of Monaco to Suzuka, Jeddah to Singapore, or Buenos Aires to Austin, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the venues and drivers earning huge payouts. Once an elite sport followed exclusively by Europeans, Formula 1 is now a global media darling. Just last year, video gaming giant EA Games paid $1.2 billion for rights to produce F1 games. What is it about this sport that’s commanding this kind of money and attention? For the answer and much more, join racing experts William Taylor and Shawn Bowman for a grand tour of F1 that covers all the straightaways and hairpin turns. Explore the evolution of the cars from engine placement to tire improvements. Examine the new technologies that leverage aerodynamic forces and improve performance. Survey the engineering behind track design. Get to know the drivers, from Fangio and Clark to Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton and Stirling Moss and what to expect from today's young superstars. Plus, discover all the strategies that go into building a winning team. There’s a lane for everyone in this fast-paced and exciting new course!

Four Zoom sessions
Tue., Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT


Amateur race car driver and automotive author, photographer and publisher William Taylor has created over 50 titles on distinctive vehicles for his publishing company Coterie Press. He founded the Auto-Archives Automotive Library and Research Center, which includes more than 100,000 magazines and 8,000 books. Taylor is also heritage director for Classic Team Lotus.

Shawn Bowman grew up trackside watching her mother and stepdad race classic Jaguars. She is a co-owner of Ax and Allies Automotive, a vintage repair shop specializing in pre-1980s British and French sports cars and is an active member of the MG, Jaguar and Mini clubs in Denver.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 34Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $150

Sessions

Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday11th October 202218th October 202206:30PM - 08:30PMN/AShawn Bowman
Tuesday25th October 20221st November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMN/AWilliam Taylor