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Formula One
Current season or competition 2008 Formula One season
The Formula One logo.
Category Single seaters
Country or region International
Inaugural season 1950[1]
Drivers 20
Teams 10
Engine suppliers BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes, Renault, Toyota
Tyre suppliers Flag of Japan Bridgestone
Drivers' champion Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Constructors' champion Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari
Official website formula1.com
Formula One
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2008 Formula One season Formula One racing F1 Racing, a Formula One magazine Formula One (game), various video games was released reproducting the championship. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Image File history File links F1_logo. ... Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... Toyota F1 is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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Future of Formula One Formula One has its roots in the European Grand Prix motor racing ( for pre-1947 history) of the 1920s and 1930s. ... The numerous Formula One regulations, made and enforced by the FIA and later the FISA, have changed dramatically since the first Formula One World Championship in 1950. ... Michael Schumacher driving a Formula One car at the 2004 United States Grand Prix A modern Formula One car is a single-seat, open cockpit, open wheel race car with substantial front and rear wings, and engine positioned behind the driver. ... It has been suggested that the section Engines from the article Formula One car be merged into this article or section. ... This article focuses on a specific subtopic of Formula One. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

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Drivers who never qualified This is a complete list of drivers who have entered a FIA World Championship race since 1950. ... The Formula One World Drivers Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One race car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... List of drivers who finished Runner-up in the standings in Formula One. ... The following is a list of constructors which have competed or plan to compete in the FIA World Championship. ... The Formula One World Constructors Championship (WCC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One constructor over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... Here is a list of all runners-up in the Formula One Constructors World Championship from 1958. ... The following is a complete list of Grands Prix which have been a part of the FIA World Championship since its inception in 1950. ... The old Nürburgring, one of the most famous circuits in F1 history. ... The FOA Formula One Promotional Trophy is awarded for television and race promoters by the Formula One Administration (FOA) every year. ... This is a list of pointscoring systems used to determine the outcome of the FIA World Drivers and Constructors Championships since 1950. ... It has been suggested that the section Engines from the article Formula One car be merged into this article or section. ... From the beginning of the 20th century until the late 1960s, before sponsorship liveries came in use, vehicles competing in Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing and other international auto racing competitions customarily painted their cars in racing colors (which sometimes resembled political national colors). ... Formula One sponsorship liveries have been used since the late 1960s, replacing the previously used national colours. ... The flagman displaying the checkered flag with a complete set of stockcar racing flags Racing flags are traditionally used in auto racing and similar motorsports to communicate important messages to drivers. ... This is a List of Formula One broadcasters and World Feed producers. ... This is a list of Formula One fatal accidents, which consists of all the drivers who have died during a FIA World Championship race weekend, or elsewhere while driving a Formula One car. ... This is a complete list of drivers, currently 65, who have entered a FIA Formula One World Championship race since 1950, yet failed to qualify for the race. ...

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Tyres · Races This is a list of driver records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950. ... A driver is considered to be entered into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. ... A driver is considered to be entered into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. ... A driver is considered to be entered into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. ...

Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is the highest class of open wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport world's governing body. The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and cars must conform. The F1 world championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets, the most famous of which is the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for drivers and one for constructors. Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... Juuso Pykälistö driving a Peugeot 206 World Rally Car at the 2003 Swedish rally Racing cars redirects here. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... The following is a complete list of Grands Prix which have been a part of the FIA World Championship since its inception in 1950. ... The old Nürburgring, one of the most famous circuits in F1 history. ... The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ... The Formula One World Drivers Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One race car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... The Formula One World Constructors Championship (WCC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One constructor over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ...


The cars race at high speeds being able to travel at up to 360 km/h (225 mph), and are capable of pulling up to 5g in some corners. The performance of the cars is highly dependent on electronics, aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has seen many evolutions and changes through the history of the sport. The term g force or gee force refers to the symbol g, the force of acceleration due to gravity at the earths surface. ... Surface mount electronic components Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures and vacuum tubes. ... For the Daft Punk song, see Aerodynamic (song). ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... Firestone tire This article is about pneumatic tires. ...


Europe is Formula One's traditional centre; all of the teams are based there and around half the races take place there. In particular the United Kingdom has produced the most number of Drivers' Champions (12), and the vast majority of Constructors' Champions (32). However, its scope has expanded significantly in recent years and Grands Prix are now held all over the world. Events in Europe and the Americas have been dropped in favour of new ones in Bahrain, China, Malaysia and Turkey, with Singapore scheduled to hold the first night race in 2008 and India being added to the schedule starting in 2010. Of the eighteen races in 2008, nine are outside Europe. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Formula One World Drivers Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One race car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... The Formula One World Constructors Championship (WCC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One constructor over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ...


It is a massive television event, with millions of people watching each race worldwide. As the world's most expensive sport,[citation needed] its economic effect is significant, and its financial and political battles are widely observed. On average about 55 million people all over the world watch Formula One races live. Its high profile and popularity makes it an obvious merchandising environment, which leads to very high investments from sponsors, translating into extremely high budgets for the constructor teams. Several teams have gone bankrupt or been bought out by other companies since 2000. The following is a list of constructors which have competed or plan to compete in the FIA World Championship. ...


The sport is regulated by the FIA. Formula One's commercial rights are vested in the Formula One Group. The Formula One logo. ...

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History

Main article: History of Formula One
See 2008 Formula One season for details of the 2008 season

The Formula One series has its roots in the European Grand Prix Motor Racing (q.v. for pre-1947 history) of the 1920s and 1930s. The "formula" is a set of rules which all participants and cars must meet. Formula One was a new formula agreed after World War II in 1946, with the first non-championship races being held that year. A number of Grand Prix racing organisations had laid out rules for a World Championship before the war, but due to the suspension of racing during the conflict, the World Drivers' Championship was not formalised until 1947. The first world championship race was held at Silverstone, United Kingdom in 1950. A championship for constructors followed in 1958. National championships existed in South Africa and the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. Non-championship Formula One races were held for many years but, due to the rising cost of competition, the last of these occurred in 1983.[2] Formula One has its roots in the European Grand Prix motor racing ( for pre-1947 history) of the 1920s and 1930s. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. ... Formula racing is a form of motorsport where the type of automobiles used is regulated by a formula. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Silverstone Circuit is a racing circuit at Silverstone, England. ...


The sport's title, Formula One, indicates that it is intended to be the most advanced and most competitive of the FIA's racing formulae.[citation needed] Formula racing is a form of motorsport where the type of automobiles used is regulated by a formula. ...


The return of racing (1950–1958)

Juan Manuel Fangio drove this Alfa Romeo 159 to the title in 1951.
Juan Manuel Fangio drove this Alfa Romeo 159 to the title in 1951.

The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. However Fangio won the title in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957, his streak interrupted after an injury by two-time champion Alberto Ascari of Ferrari. Although the UK's Stirling Moss was able to compete regularly, he was never able to win the World Championship, and is now widely considered to be the greatest driver never to have won the title.[3][4] Fangio, however, is remembered for dominating Formula One's first decade and has long been considered the "grand master" of Formula One.[citation needed] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 890 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Formula One User... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 890 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Formula One User... Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 in the 1986 Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a legendary race car driver. ... The Alfa Romeo 158/159, also known as the Alfetta, is one of the most successful racing cars ever produced. ... Emilio Giuseppe Nino Farina (October 30, 1906 - June 30, 1966) was an Italian racing driver. ... During its history, Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing and rallies. ... Twenty-two Formula One races were held during the 1950 Formula One season. ... Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Mercedes-Benz W196 in the 1986 Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a legendary race car driver. ... Season Summary Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). ... The 1954 Formula One season was the 5th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1955 Formula One season was the 6th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1956 Formula One season was the 7th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Season Review 1957 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... Alberto Ascari (July 13, 1918 – May 26, 1955) was one of Formula Ones first stars, the first great Ferrari driver and one of only two Italian World Champions in the history of the sport. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Sir Stirling Moss OBE (born September 17, 1929 in London) is a British former racing driver from England. ...


The period was dominated by teams run by road car manufacturers - Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Maserati - all of whom had competed before the war. The first seasons were run using pre-war cars like Alfa's 158. They were front engined, with narrow treaded tyres and 1.5 litre supercharged or 4.5 litre naturally aspirated engines. The 1952 and 1953 world championships were run to Formula Two regulations, for smaller, less powerful cars, due to concerns over the number of Formula One cars available.[5] When a new Formula One, for engines limited to 2.5 litres, was reinstated to the world championship in 1954, Mercedes-Benz introduced the advanced W196, which featured innovations such as desmodromic valves and fuel injection as well as enclosed streamlined bodywork. Mercedes won the drivers championship for two years, before withdrawing from all motorsport in the wake of the 1955 Le Mans disaster.[6] Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Stirling Moss in the 300 SLR on his way to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia Throughout its long history, Mercedes-Benz has been involved in a range of motorsport activities, including sportscar racing and rallying, and is currently active in Formula Three, DTM and Formula One. ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... The Alfa Romeo 158/159, also known as the Alfetta, is one of the most successful racing cars ever produced. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... The 1952 Formula One season was the 3rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). ... Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ... The Mercedes-Benz W196 was the Formula 1 entry of Mercedes-Benz in the 1954 and 1955 season, winning 10 of 14 races at the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. ... Desmodromic poppet valve // Desmodromic valves are those which are positively closed by a cam and leverage system, rather than relying on the more conventional valve springs to close them. ... // Fuel injection is a system of fuel delivery for mixture with air in an internal combustion engine. ... Start of the 1955 race. ...


The 'Garagistes' (1959–1980)

The first major technological development, Cooper's re-introduction of mid-engined cars (following Ferdinand Porsche's pioneering Auto Unions of the 1930s), which evolved from the company's successful Formula 3 designs, occurred in the 1950s. Australian Jack Brabham, World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, soon proved the new design's superiority. By 1961, all regular competitors had switched to mid-engined cars.[7] Image File history File links MossLotusClimax19610806. ... Image File history File links MossLotusClimax19610806. ... Sir Stirling Moss OBE (born September 17, 1929 in London) is a British former racing driver from England. ... Detailed Nürburgring map showing both the Nordschleife and the new GP section. ... Season Summary Season Review 1961 Constructors Championship final standings 1961 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... Jack Brabhams 1961 Cooper-Climax, the car that began the rear-engine revolution at the Indianapolis 500 The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1947 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Auto Union Logo 1936 Auto Union Wanderer Auto Union was a joint venture of four German automobile manufacturers, established in 1932 in Zwickau, Saxony, during the Great Depression. ... Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or, in abbreviated form, F3, is a type of formula racing and a class of open-wheeler motor racing. ... Sir John Arthur Jack Brabham, OBE (born April 2, 1926) is an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966. ... The 1959 Formula One season was the 10th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... // Season Summary Season Review 1960 Constructors Championship final standings 1960 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... The 1966 Formula One season was the 17th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Season Review 1961 Constructors Championship final standings 1961 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ...


The first British World Champion was Mike Hawthorn, who drove a Ferrari to the title in 1958. However, when Colin Chapman entered F1 as a chassis designer and later founder of Team Lotus, British racing green came to dominate the field for the next decade. Between Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill, and Denny Hulme, British teams and Commonwealth drivers won twelve world championships between 1962 and 1973.[citation needed] John Michael Hawthorn (April 10, 1929 - January 22, 1959) was a race car driver, born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. ... The 1958 Formula One season was the 9th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (19 May 1928 - 16 December 1982)[1] was an influential British designer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry. ... Team Lotus was one of Formula 1s most successful teams. ... British racing green, officially known as deep brunswick green, is the international motor racing colour of Great Britain. ... This article is about the racing driver Jim Clark. ... Sir John Young Stewart, OBE[2] (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish[3] former racing driver. ... John Surtees MBE (born February 11, 1934) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver from England. ... Sir John Arthur Jack Brabham, OBE (born April 2, 1926) is an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966. ... Norman Graham Hill, known as Graham Hill (February 15, 1929 - November 29, 1975) was an English racing driver and two-time Formula One World Champion. ... Denis Clive Denny Hulme OBE (18 June 1936–4 October 1992) was a New Zealand car racer, the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ...


In 1962, Lotus introduced a car with an aluminium sheet monocoque chassis instead of the traditional spaceframe design. This proved to be the greatest technological breakthrough since the introduction of mid-engined cars. In 1968, Lotus painted Imperial Tobacco livery on their cars, thus introducing sponsorship to the sport.[8] The 1962 Formula One season was the 13th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Mid-engine in a Hanomag-Fahrgestell. ... Season Summary Season Review 1968 Constructors Championship final standings 1968 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LSE: IMT) is the largest tobacco manufacturer in the UK (the second largest UK-based tobacco company by global sales after British American Tobacco). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Aerodynamic downforce slowly gained importance in car design from the appearance of aerofoils in the late 1960s. In the late 1970s Lotus introduced ground effect aerodynamics that provided enormous downforce and greatly increased cornering speeds (though the concept had previously been used on Jim Hall's Chaparral 2J in 1970). So great were the aerodynamic forces pressing the cars to the track, up to 5 g, that extremely stiff springs were needed to maintain a constant ride height, leaving the suspension virtually solid, depending entirely on the tyres for any small amount of cushioning of the car and driver from irregularities in the road surface.[9] Three different styles of front the wings from three different Formula 1 eras, all designed to produce the downforce at and on the front wheels. ... For the kite, see foil kite. ... Ground effect is an aerodynamic effect used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars. ... Jim Hall was a Formula One driver from the United States. ... Joakim Bonnier 1966 in the Chaparral during practice at the Nürburgring Mike Spence 1967 in the Chaparral 2F during practice at the Nürburgring Chaparral Cars was a United States automotive company which built prototype race cars from the 1960s through the early 1980s. ... Ride Height (or simply clearance) is the amount of space between the base of an automobile tyre and the underside of the chassis. ...


Big business (1981–2000)

Beginning in the 1970s, Bernie Ecclestone rearranged the management of Formula One's commercial rights; he is widely credited with transforming the sport into the billion dollar business it is today.[10][11] When Ecclestone bought the Brabham team in 1971 he gained a seat on the Formula One Constructors' Association and in 1978 became its President. Previously the circuit owners controlled the income of the teams and negotiated with each individually, however Ecclestone persuaded them to "hunt as a pack" through FOCA.[11] He offered Formula One to circuit owners as a package which they could take or leave. In return for the package almost all are required to surrender trackside advertising.[10] Bernard Charles Bernie Ecclestone (born October 22, 1930 near Bungay, Suffolk, England) is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, and owns a stake in Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. ... The Formula One Constructors Association (FOCA) is an organization of the chassis builders (constructors) who design and build the cars that race in the Formula One Grands Prix. ...


The formation of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) in 1979 set off the FISA-FOCA war, during which FISA and its president Jean-Marie Balestre clashed repeatedly with FOCA over television revenues and technical regulations.[12] The Guardian said of FOCA that Ecclestone and Max Mosley "used it to wage a guerilla war with a very long-term aim in view." FOCA threatened to set up a rival series, boycotted a Grand Prix and FISA withdrew its sanction from races.[10] The result was the 1981 Concorde Agreement which guaranteed technical stability, as teams were to be given reasonable notice of new regulations.[13] Although FISA asserted its right to the TV revenues, it handed the administration of those rights to FOCA.[citation needed] The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established in 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jean-Marie Balestre was president of FISA from 1979 to 1991 and of the FIA from 1986 to 1993. ... Max Rufus Mosley (born 1940, London, England) is currently serving his fourth term as president of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile. ... The Concorde Agreement is a contract between the FIA, the Formula One teams and Formula One Administration which dictates the terms by which the teams compete in races and take their share of the television revenues and prize money. ...


The FIA imposed a ban on ground effect aerodynamics in 1983.[14] By then, however, turbocharged engines, which Renault had pioneered in 1977, were producing over 700 bhp (520 kW) and were essential to be competitive. By 1986 a BMW turbocharged engine achieved a flash reading of 5.5 bar pressure, estimated to be "over 1300 bhp" (970 kW) in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. The following year power in race trim reached around 1,100 bhp (820 kW), with boost pressure limited to only 4.0 bar.[15] These cars were the most powerful open-wheel circuit racing cars ever. To reduce engine power output and thus speeds, the FIA limited fuel tank capacity in 1984 and boost pressures in 1988 before banning turbocharged engines completely in 1989.[16] Ground effect is an aerodynamic effect used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars. ... This article recaps the 1983 Formula One season. ... Turbo redirects here. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... The 1977 Formula One season was the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... hp redirects here. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This article recaps the Formula One season of 1986. ... The bar (symbol bar), decibar (symbol dbar) and the millibar (symbol mbar, also mb) are units of pressure. ... Results from the 1986 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 7, 1986 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Teo Fabi 128. ... Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Manifold_absolute_pressure. ... The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1989 Formula One season was the 40th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ...


The development of electronic driver aids began in the 1980s. Lotus began to develop a system of active suspension which first appeared in 1982 on the F1 Lotus 91 and Lotus Esprit road car. By 1987 this system had been perfected and was driven to victory by Ayrton Senna in the Monaco Grand Prix that year. In the early 1990s, other teams followed suit and semi-automatic gearboxes and traction control were a natural progression. The FIA, due to complaints that technology was determining the outcome of races more than driver skill, banned many such aids for 1994. This led to cars that were previously dependent on electronic aids becoming very "twitchy" and difficult to drive (notably the Williams FW16), and many observers felt that the ban on driver aids was a ban in name only as they "have proved difficult to police effectively."[17] Active suspension is an automotive technology that controls the vertical movement of the wheels via an onboard system rather than the movement being determined entirely by the surface on which the car is driving. ... The Lotus 91 was designed by Colin Chapman, Martin Ogilvie and Tony Rudd for the 1982 season. ... The Lotus Esprit was a sports car built by Lotus in the United Kingdom from 1976 to 2004. ... Ayrton Senna da Silva (pronounced / /, March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian three-times Formula One world champion. ... Results from the 1987 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix held at Monaco on May 31, 1987 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Ayrton Senna 127. ... Semi-automatic transmission, or also known as clutchless manual transmission, automated manual transmission, e-gear, or paddle shift gearbox is a system which uses electronic sensors, processors and actuators to do gear shifts on the command of the driver. ... Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ... The 1994 Formula One season was the 45th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The Williams FW16 was a Formula One car for the 1994 season. ...


The teams signed a second Concorde Agreement in 1992 and a third in 1997, which expired on the last day of 2007.[18]


On the track, the McLaren and Williams teams dominated the 1980s and 1990s, with Brabham also being competitive in the early part of the 1980s, winning two drivers' championships with Nelson Piquet. Powered by Porsche, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz, McLaren won sixteen championships (seven constructors', nine drivers') in that period, while Williams used engines from Ford, Honda, and Renault to also win sixteen titles (nine constructors', seven drivers'). The rivalry between racing legends Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost became F1's central focus in 1988, and continued until Prost retired at the end of 1993. Tragically, Senna died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix after crashing into a wall on the exit of the notorious curve Tamburello, having taken over Prost's lead drive at Williams that year. The FIA worked to improve the sport's safety standards since that weekend, during which Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life in an accident during Saturday qualifying. No driver has died on the track at the wheel of a Formula One car since, though two track marshals have lost their lives, one at the 2000 Italian Grand Prix,[19] and the other at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.[19] This article is about the Formula One racing team. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Brabham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (born August 17, 1952), more commonly known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian racing driver who was Formula One world champion in 1981, 1983, and 1987. ... This article is about the auto company. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... Ayrton Senna da Silva (pronounced / /, March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian three-times Formula One world champion. ... Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955) is a French racing driver. ... The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1993 Formula One season. ... 1994 San Marino Grand Prix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Tamburello is the name of a notoriously difficult curve (too narrow and very fast) at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari racing circuit near the Italian town of Imola, which became renown after the death of famous Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna who crashed head-on into the concrete barrier... Roland Ratzenberger (July 4, 1960 – April 30, 1994) was an Austrian Formula One driver who died during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the same event that saw the death of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna. ... Results from the 2000 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 10, 2000 Summary The 2000 Italian Grand Prix featured one of the most tragic first laps in Formula One history. ... Results from the 2001 Formula One Australian Grand Prix held at Melbourne on March 4, 2001 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Michael Schumacher 1m 28. ...


Since the deaths of Senna, Ratzenberger & Gilles Villeneuve, the FIA has used safety as a reason to impose rule changes which otherwise, under the Concorde Agreement, would have had to be agreed upon by all the teams - most notably the changes introduced for 1998. This so called 'narrow track' era resulted in cars with smaller rear tyres, a narrower track overall and the introduction of 'grooved' tyres to reduce mechanical grip. There would be four grooves, on the front and rear - although initially three on the front tyres in the first year - that ran through the entire circumference of the tyre. The objective was to reduce cornering speeds and to produce racing similar to rain conditions by enforcing a smaller contact patch between tyre and track. This, according to the FIA, was to promote driver skill and provide a better spectacle.[citation needed] This article recaps the 1998 Formula One season. ... Contact patch is the name applied to the area of a vehicles tire that is in contact with the road surface. ...


Results have been mixed as the lack of mechanical grip has resulted in the more ingenious designers clawing back the deficit with aerodynamic grip - pushing more force onto the tyres through wings, aerodynamic devices etc - which in turn has resulted in less overtaking as these devices tend to make the wake behind the car 'dirty' preventing other cars from following closely, due to their dependence on 'clean' air to make the car stick to the track. The grooved tyres also had the unfortunate side effect of initially being of a harder compound, to be able to hold the groove tread blocks, which resulted in spectacular accidents in times of aerodynamic grip failure e.g. rear wing failures, as the harder compound could not grip the track as well.[citation needed]


The more innovative teams have found ways to maximise this dramatic change. In 1997 an F1 Racing photographer noticed that the rear brakes of the McLarens were glowing red in an acceleration zone of the track. The magazine discovered through photos of the inside of the cockpit, that McLaren had installed a second brake pedal, selectable by the driver to act on one of the rear wheels. This allowed the driver to eliminate understeer and reduce wheelspin when exiting slow corners, dubbed "brake steer". Ferrari's protestations to the FIA led to the system being banned at the 1998 Brazilian Grand Prix.[20] F1 Racing is a monthly magazine focused on Formula One racing which launched in 1996. ... This article is about the Formula One racing team. ... Ideally, when the car reaches the turn, the driver will steer it along the line marked with green dots. ... Results from the 1998 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix held at Interlagos on March 29, 1998. ...


Drivers from McLaren, Williams, Renault (formerly Benetton) and Ferrari, dubbed the "Big Four", have won every World Championship from 1984 to the present day. Due to the technological advances of the 1990s, the cost of competing in Formula One rose dramatically. This increased financial burden, combined with four teams' dominance (largely funded by big car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz), caused the poorer independent teams to struggle not only to remain competitive, but to stay in business. Financial troubles forced several teams to withdraw. Since 1990, twenty-eight teams have pulled out of Formula One. This has prompted former Jordan owner Eddie Jordan to say that the days of competitive privateers are over.[21] Benetton Formula Ltd. ... The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... The 1990 Formula One season was the 41st FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... For other persons named Eddie Jordan, see Eddie Jordan (disambiguation). ...


The manufacturers' return (2000–2007)

A sign displaying that the safety car (SC) is deployed. Safety is of paramount concern in contemporary F1.
A sign displaying that the safety car (SC) is deployed. Safety is of paramount concern in contemporary F1.

Michael Schumacher and Ferrari won an unprecedented five consecutive drivers’ championships and six consecutive constructors’ championships between 1999 and 2004. Schumacher set many new records, including those for Grand Prix wins (91), wins in a season (13 of 18), and most drivers' championships (7).[22] Schumacher's championship streak ended on September 25, 2005 when Renault driver Fernando Alonso became Formula One’s youngest champion. In 2006, Renault and Alonso won both titles again. Schumacher retired at the end of 2006 after sixteen years in Formula One. Download high resolution version (1477x1204, 1279 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1477x1204, 1279 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In Formula 1, a safety car (known in America as the pace car) is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a major accident or obstruction on the track. ... Michael Schumacher (pronounced , (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth Hermülheim, Germany)[1] is a former Formula One driver, and seven-time world champion. ... Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and reigning, two-time, world champion. ...


During this period the championship rules were frequently changed by the FIA with the intention of improving the on-track action and cutting costs.[23] Team orders, legal since the championship started in 1950, were banned in 2002 after several incidents in which teams openly manipulated race results, generating negative publicity, most famously by Ferrari at the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix. Other changes included the qualifying format, the points scoring system, the technical regulations and rules specifying how long engines and tyres must last. A 'tyre war' between suppliers Michelin and Bridgestone saw lap times fall, although at the 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis seven out of ten teams did not race when their Michelin tyres were deemed unsafe for use. During 2006, Max Mosley outlined a ‘green’ future for Formula One, in which efficient use of energy would become an important factor.[24] And the tyre war ended, as Bridgestone became the sole tyre supplier to Formula One for the 2007 season. A team order at the 2002 Austrian GP. Barrichellos #2 status at Ferrari was made obvious after he moved over to let Michael Schumacher win. ... Rubens makes way for Schumi The 2002 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 12, 2002 at the A1-Ring. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... The 2005 United States Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race held on June 19, 2005 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ...


Since 1983, Formula One had been dominated by specialist race teams like Williams, McLaren and Benetton, using engines supplied by large car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Renault and Ford. Starting in 2000 with Ford’s creation of the largely unsuccessful Jaguar team, new manufacturer-owned teams entered Formula One for the first time since the departure of Alfa Romeo and Renault at the end of 1985. By 2006, the manufacturer teams – Renault, BMW, Toyota, Honda and Ferrari – dominated the championship, taking five of the first six places in the constructors' championship. The sole exception was McLaren, which is part-owned by Mercedes Benz. Through the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association (GPMA) they negotiated a larger share of Formula One’s commercial profit and a greater say in the running of the sport.[citation needed] This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Jaguar Racing was a Formula One team that competed in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2000 to 2004. ... Alfa Romeo 159 detail. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... BMW Sauber F1 is a Formula One team with bases in Hinwil, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. ... Toyota F1 is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... The Grand Prix Manufacturers Association (GPMA) is an alliance of car manufacturers that participate in Formula One formed (like its predecessor GPWC) to act as a tool to assist the companies in bargaining with Bernie Ecclestone for an agreeable extension to the 1997 Concorde Agreement, the contract by whose terms...


Outside the World Championship

Currently, the terms "Formula One race" and "World Championship race" are effectively synonymous; since 1984, every Formula One race has counted towards the World Championship, and every World Championship race has been to Formula One regulations. This has not always been the case, and in the earlier history of Formula One many races took place outside the world championship.[citation needed]


European non-championship racing

In the early years of Formula One, before the world championship was established, there were around twenty races held from late Spring to early Autumn (Fall) in Europe, although not all of these were considered significant. Most competitive cars came from Italy, particularly Alfa Romeo. After the start of the world championship these non-championship races continued. In the 1950s and 1960s, there were many Formula One races which did not count for the World Championship (e.g., in 1950, a total of twenty-two Formula One races were held, of which only six counted towards the World Championship). In 1952 and 1953, when the world championship was run for Formula Two cars, a full season of non-championship Formula One racing took place. Some races, particularly in the UK, including the Race of Champions, Oulton Park International Gold Cup and International Trophy, were attended by the majority of the world championship contenders. These became less common through the 1970s and 1983 saw the last non-championship Formula One race: The 1983 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, won by reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg in a Williams Cosworth in a close fight with American Danny Sullivan.[2] Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ... The Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One motor race held at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, United Kingdom between 1967 and 1983. ... The International Gold Cup is a prize awarded annually to the winner of a motor race held at the Oulton Park circuit, Cheshire, England, UK. In the 1950s and 60s it formed one of a number of highly regarded non-Championship Formula One races, which regularly attracted top drivers and... Graham Hill in the Brabham BT34 Lobster-Claw, on his way to victory in the 1971 International Trophy. ... Danny Sullivan was a Formula One driver from the United States. ...


South African Formula One championship

Main article: South African Formula One Championship

South Africa's flourishing domestic Formula One championship ran from 1960 through to 1975. The frontrunning cars in the series were recently retired from the world championship although there was also a healthy selection of locally built or modified machines. Frontrunning drivers from the series usually contested their local World Championship Grand Prix, as well as occasional European events, although they had little success at that level.[citation needed] The South African Formula One Championship, was a Formula One motor racing championship held in South Africa between 1960 and 1975. ...


British Formula One Series

The old fashioned DFV helped make the UK domestic Formula One series possible between 1978 and 1980. As in South Africa a generation before, second hand cars from manufacturers like Lotus and Fittipaldi Automotive were the order of the day, although some, such as the March 781, were built specifically for the series. In 1980 the series saw South African Desiré Wilson become the only woman to win a Formula One race when she triumphed at Brands Hatch in a Wolf WR3.[25] The British Formula One Series, often abbreviated to British F1, was a Formula One motor racing championship held in the United Kingdom. ... The Cosworth DFV V8 engine (DFV standing for double four valve) was the most successful in the history of Formula 1/Grand Prix motor racing. ... Desiré Wilson (b. ... Walter Wolf Racing was a Formula One constructor from 1976 to 1980. ...


Racing and strategy

A Formula One Grand Prix event spans an entire weekend, beginning with two free practice sessions on Friday (except in Monaco, where Friday practices are moved to Thursday), and one free practice on Saturday. Third drivers are allowed to run on Fridays, but only two cars may be used per team, requiring a race driver to give up their seat. After these practice sessions, a qualifying session is held. This article focuses on a specific subtopic of Formula One. ... The numerous Formula One regulations, made and enforced by the FIA and later the FISA, have changed dramatically since the first Formula One World Championship in 1950. ... This article focuses on a specific subtopic of Formula One. ... A third driver is a type of Formula One driver. ...


The format of this qualifying session has been through several iterations since 2003. Attempts were made to reinvigorate interest in the qualifying session by using a "one-shot" system in which each driver would take turns on an empty track to set their one and only time. The 2003 Formula One season was the 54th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ...


For the 2006 season a knockout qualifying system was introduced, which has continued unchanged for the 2007 season. The FIA revised the 2006 procedures starting with Round 11, the 2006 French Grand Prix.[26] In the first phase, all twenty-two cars are permitted on the track for a fifteen minute qualification session. Only their fastest time will count and drivers may complete as many laps as they wish. In the original format, the clocks were stopped immediately at the end of the session, which meant that drivers on a timed lap did not have their time registered once the fifteen minutes were up. From Round 11, any car running a timed lap at the time of the chequered flag is entitled to complete the lap. The slowest six cars can take no further part in qualifying, these cars will make up the last six grid positions in the order of their times. The French Grand Prix (Grand Prix de France) is a race held as part of Fédération Internationale de lAutomobiles annual Formula One automobile racing championships. ...


The times for the sixteen remaining cars are reset for the next fifteen minute session. In the original format, the clocks were stopped immediately at the end of the session. From Round 11, cars running timed laps at the chequered flag are allowed to complete the lap. The slowest six cars will make up the grid in positions 11 to 16 in the order of their times.


The times for the ten remaining cars will be reset for the next session. The shoot-out session lasted twenty minutes under the original regulations, changed to fifteen minutes from Round 11. For the final period, the cars will be arranged on the grid in positions one to ten in the order of their times. In the first two fifteen minute sessions, cars may run any fuel load and drivers knocked out after those sessions may refuel ahead of the race. However, the top-ten drivers must begin the final fifteen minute session with the fuel load on which they plan to start the race. They will be weighed before they leave the pits. Whatever fuel they use in the fifteen minutes may be replaced at the end of the session provided that the laps they complete are all within 110% of their best session time; outlaps (a lap that started in the pitlane) and inlaps (a lap that ended in the pitlane) are permitted to be no more than 120% of the driver's best session time. Any fuel for a lap outside of the 110% time will not be replaced. As with the first two fifteen minute sessions, if a driver starts a timed lap before the chequered flag falls for the fifteen minute session, their time will count even if they cross the finish line after the session has ended.[27]


For the 2008 season, qualifying has been amended further: The duration of the first session has been increased from 15 to 20 minutes, while that of the third (final) session has been cut from 15 to 10. The second session remains 15-minutes long. Furthermore, cars participating in the final session will no longer get back the fuel used in that session - they must now start the race with whatever fuel was left in the car at the end of qualifying, thus eliminating the need for the infamous 'fuel-burning' phase at the start of the final session. [28] After the withdrawal of the Super Aguri team in May 2008, the qualifying has been altered slightly, with five cars each being eliminated from the first and second sessions, leaving ten cars to contest the final session.


The race begins with a warm-up formation lap, after which the cars assemble on the starting grid in the order they qualified. If a driver stalls before the parade lap, and the rest of the field passes him, then he must start from the back of the grid. As long as he moves off and at least one car is behind him, he can retake his original position. A racer may also elect to start from pit-lane if he has any last minute problems with the car. If they choose to do this, they must wait for all cars to pass pit-lane before they may begin the race.[citation needed]


A light system above the track then signals the start of the race. Races are a little over 305 kilometres (190 miles) long and are limited to two hours, though in practice they usually last about ninety minutes. Throughout the race, drivers may make one or more pit stops in order to refuel and change tyres. For 2007 with Michelin leaving the sport, teams are supplied with tyres solely from Bridgestone. Bridgestone have developed four tyre compounds of which they then select two for the teams to use at a given race event. Drivers must use both tyre compounds during a race which is hoped will bring more excitement to the sport. The softer of the available compounds for the weekend's tyres can be seen with a white ring around one of the grooves on the tyre itself. [29] “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ...


When a driver comes round to lap another, the backmarker must move out of the way within a certain number of blue flags waved by the trackside marshals, or face a penalty.


Since 2003, the FIA awards points to the top eight drivers and their respective teams of a grand prix on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (the race winner receives ten points, the first runner-up eight, and so on). Other points systems have been in operation over the years; before 2003 the points system was 10-6-4-3-2-1. The winner of the two annual championships are the driver and the team who have accumulated the most points at the end of the season. In the case of a tie in points, the championship is awarded to the driver or team having the higher number of wins; if these are equal, second place finishes are considered, and so on.


Constructors

See also: List of Formula One constructors, List of Formula One drivers, List of Formula One people, List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions, and List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions
The Formula One Drivers' Trophy.
The Formula One Drivers' Trophy.

Since 1984 Formula One teams have been required to build the chassis in which they compete, and consequently the terms "team" and "constructor" are more or less interchangeable. This requirement distinguishes the sport from series such as IndyCar Series and Champ Car World Series which allow teams to purchase chassis, and "spec series" such as GP2, which require all cars be kept to an identical specification. The following is a list of constructors which have competed or plan to compete in the FIA World Championship. ... This is a complete list of drivers who have entered a FIA World Championship race since 1950. ... The following people play or have played significant roles in Formula One: // Administration Jo Bauer, FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Bernie Ecclestone, owner, promoter, and president of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration Gary Hartstein, race doctor and first responder to crashes Bernd Maylander, driver of the Safety car... The Formula One World Drivers Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One race car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... The Formula One World Constructors Championship (WCC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One constructor over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. ... The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The IndyCar Series is the premier series of the Indy Racing League. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Spec Miata race cars Spec racing is a type of racing in which all competitors race in nearly identical vehicles. ... For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series, see GP2 Asia Series The GP2 Series, GP2 for short, is a form of motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder sport, Formula 3000. ...


In the 2007 season, for the first time since the 1984 rule, two teams used chassis built by other teams. Super Aguri started the season using a modified Honda Racing's RA106 chassis (used by Honda in the 2006 season), while Scuderia Toro Rosso used a modified Red Bull Racing RB3 chassis (same as the one used by Red Bull in the 2007 season). Such a decision did not come as a surprise because of spiraling costs and the fact that Super Aguri is partially owned by Honda and Toro Rosso is half owned by Red Bull. Formula One team Spyker has raised a complaint against this decision, and other teams such as McLaren and Ferrari have officially confirmed that they support the campaign. The 2006 season could have been the last one in which the terms "team" and "constructor" were truly interchangeable, and that attracted the Prodrive team to F-1 to the 2008 season, where it intended to run a customer car. After not being able to secure a package from McLaren, Prodrive's intention to enter the 2008 season was dropped after Williams threatened legal action against them. Now, it seems that the customer cars concept will be banned in the near future. [30] Super Aguri F1 is a new Formula One team that aims be on the grid in 2006. ... The Honda RA106 was the car with which the Honda team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. ... Scuderia Toro Rosso, (Red Bull Stable in Italian) is a new Formula One racing team (initially known as Squadra Toro Rosso - Team Red Bull) owned by the drinks company Red Bull, which will make its racing debut in 2006 Formula One season. ... The Red Bull Racing RB3 is a Formula One racing car produced by Red Bull Racing for the 2007 season. ... For other uses, see Red Bull (disambiguation). ... Spyker was a Dutch car manufacturer, started in 1880 by coach builders Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker, but to be able to market the brand better in foreign countries, the ij was changed in 1903 into y. The were originally based in Hilversum but in 1898 moved to Trompenburg, Amsterdam. ... Prodrives logo Prodrive Ltd. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ...


Early manufacturer involvement came in the form of a "factory team" or "works team" (that is, one owned and staffed by a major car company), such as those of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari (Fiat) or Renault. After having virtually disappeared by the early 1980s, factory teams made a comeback in the 1990s and 2000s and now form half the grid with Ferrari (Fiat), BMW, Renault,Toyota and Honda either setting up their own teams or buying out existing ones. Since 1995 Mercedes-Benz owns 40% of the McLaren team and manufactures the team's engines. Factory teams currently make up the top competitive teams; the "Big Four" are considered to be Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Renault (formerly Benetton). These have won every constructors' championship since 1979, and produced title-winning drivers from 1984 to the present. Ferrari, McLaren and Williams make up the "Big Three", each having over 100 race victories to their credit. Williams remains the only major team that is still independently owned. Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... McLaren, founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren (1937-1970), is a racing team based in Woking, England, which is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... This article is about the Formula One racing team. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... Benetton Formula Ltd. ...


Companies such as Climax, Repco, Cosworth, Hart, Judd and Supertec, which had no direct team affiliation, often sold engines to teams that could not afford to manufacture them. In the early years independently owned Formula One teams sometimes also built their engines, though this became less common with the increased involvement of major car manufacturers such as BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Toyota, whose large budgets rendered privately built engines less competitive (and redundant). Cosworth was the last independent engine supplier. In 2006 Cosworth sold the Williams team 2.4 litre V-8s and the Scuderia Toro Rosso team detuned V10 engines based on the 2005 units. Beginning in 2007 the manufacturers' deep pockets and engineering ability took over, eliminating the last of the independent engine manufacturers. It is estimated that the big teams spend €100 to €200 million ($125-$250 million) per year per manufacturer on engines alone.[31] [3] Coventry Climax was a British specialty engine manufacturer. ... Repco was a Formula One engine manufacturer from 1966 through 1969. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ... Brian Hart Ltd. ... Judd engines are produced by Engine Developments Ltd. ... Supertec was a Formula One engine manufacturer in 1999 and 2000. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... Cosworth Logo Cosworth is an automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing. ...


The sport's 1950 debut season saw eighteen teams compete, but due to high costs many dropped out quickly. In fact, such was the scarcity of competitive cars for much of the first decade of Formula One that Formula Two cars were admitted to fill the grids. Ferrari is the only still-active team which competed in 1950, and as of 2006 eleven teams are on the grid, each fielding two cars. Although teams rarely disclose information about their budgets, it is estimated that they range from US$66 million to US$400 million each.[32] Twenty-two Formula One races were held during the 1950 Formula One season. ... Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ...


Entering a new team in the Formula One World Championship requires a £25 million (about US$47 million) up-front payment to the FIA, which is then repaid to the team over the course of the season. As a consequence, constructors desiring to enter Formula One often prefer to buy an existing team: B.A.R.'s purchase of Tyrrell and Midland's purchase of Jordan allowed both of these teams to sidestep the large deposit and secure the benefits that the team already had, such as TV revenue. British American Racing is a Formula One constructor that competed in the sport from 1999 to 2005. ... Tyrrell was an auto racing team and Formula One constructor founded by Ken Tyrrell. ... MF1 Racing (in full, Midland F1 Racing) is a Formula One constructor. ...


Drivers

Each car is assigned a number. The previous season's World Drivers' Champion is designated number 1, with his team-mate given number 2. Numbers are then assigned according to each team's position in the previous season's World Constructors' Championship.


There have been exceptions to this rule, such as in 1993 and 1994, when the current World Drivers' Champion (Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost, respectively) was no longer competing in Formula One. In this case the drivers for the team of the previous year's champion are given numbers 0 (Damon Hill, on both occasions) and 2 (Prost himself and Ayrton Senna – replaced after his death by David Coulthard and occasionally Nigel Mansell – respectively). The number 13 has not been used since 1976, before which it was occasionally assigned at the discretion of individual race organisers. Before 1996 only the world championship winning driver and his team generally swapped numbers with the previous champion – the remainder held their numbers from prior years, as they had been originally set at the start of the 1974 season. For many years, for example, Ferrari held numbers 27 and 28, regardless of their finishing position in the world championship. As privateer teams quickly folded in the early 1990s numbers were frequently shuffled around, until the current system was adopted in 1996.[citation needed] Nigel Ernest James Mansell OBE (born August 8, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire) is a British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). ... Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955) is a French racing driver. ... Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE (born 17 September 1960 in London) is a British former racing driver from England. ... Ayrton Senna da Silva (pronounced / /, March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian three-times Formula One world champion. ... David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, (born March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire) is a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland. ... Nigel Ernest James Mansell OBE (born August 8, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire) is a British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). ... 13 (thirteen) is the natural number after 12 and before 14. ... The 1976 Formula One season was the 27th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1996 Formula One season was the 47th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ...

Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari have each won their respective World Championships a record number of times.
Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari have each won their respective World Championships a record number of times.
Kimi Räikkönen and Scuderia Ferrari won the 2007 Drivers' and Constructors' championships.
Kimi Räikkönen and Scuderia Ferrari won the 2007 Drivers' and Constructors' championships.

Michael Schumacher holds the record for having won the most Drivers' Championships (seven) and Ferrari holds the record for having won the most Constructors' Championships (fifteen). Jochen Rindt became the only posthumous World Champion after a fatal accident at the 1970 Italian Grand Prix. Download high resolution version (1798x700, 1022 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1798x700, 1022 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Michael Schumacher (pronounced , (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth Hermülheim, Germany)[1] is a former Formula One driver, and seven-time world champion. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 251 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 402 pixel, file size: 104 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 251 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 402 pixel, file size: 104 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... Jochen Rindt Karl Jochen Rindt (born April 18, 1942 - died September 5, 1970) was a racing driver. ...


Feeder series

For the most part F1 drivers start in Karting and then come up through traditional European single seater series like Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Formula 3, and finally GP2. The GP2 series started in 2005 and all three champions have gone on to race in F1. Before GP2, Formula Two and then Formula 3000 had filled the role of the last major "stepping stone" into F1. No F2, F3000 or GP2 champion has yet won the Formula One championship, however.[33] Drivers are not required to have competed at this level before entering Formula One. British F3 has long been considered one of the best places to spot F1 talent, with champions including Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Mika Häkkinen having moved straight from that series to Formula One. Again, though, it is possible to be picked earlier, as was the case with Kimi Räikkönen, who went straight from Formula Renault to an F1 drive. A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ... Formula Ford is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. ... Formula Renault Cars at Donnington Park (2005) Formula Renault is a class of formula racing founded in 1971[1]. It is popular in Europe and other countries. ... Formula Three is a class of auto racing. ... For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series, see GP2 Asia Series The GP2 Series, GP2 for short, is a form of motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder sport, Formula 3000. ... Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ... Formula 3000 is a type of formula racing. ... Bruno Sennas 2006 Dallara-Mercedes The British Formula Three Championship, often abbreviated to British F3, is an auto racing championship held in the United Kingdom. ... Nigel Ernest James Mansell OBE (born August 8, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire) is a British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). ... Ayrton Senna da Silva (pronounced / /, March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian three-times Formula One world champion. ... Mika Pauli Häkkinen ( ) (born September 28, 1968 in Helsingin maalaiskunta) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One champion. ... Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ...


American Championship Car Racing has also contributed to the Formula One grid. Champions Mario Andretti and Jacques Villeneuve, as well as Michael Andretti, Juan-Pablo Montoya, Cristiano da Matta and Sébastien Bourdais have all moved to F1 from America, with varying degrees of success. 1994 Indianapolis 500, a National Championship race Since 1916 there has been a United States national automobile racing championship for drivers of single seater (commonly referred to as open wheel) cars. ... Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940 in Montona dIstria, Italy, now Motovun, Croatia) is an Italian American racing driver, and one of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing. ... This article is about the younger Jacques Villeneuve. ... Andretti racing at Monterey, California, October 1991 Practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500 Michael (right) practicing against Marco at Indy Michael Mario Andretti (born October 5, 1962 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American retired CART and Formula One driver with Italian heritage. ... Juan Pablo Montoya (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian Formula One motor racing driver. ... Cristiano Monteiro da Matta (born September 19, 1973) is a Brazilian auto racing driver, winner of the American CART Championship in 2002, and former Toyota Formula One driver. ... Sébastien Bourdais (born February 28, 1979 in Le Mans, France) is a race car driver and three-time defending Champ Car World Series champion. ...


Other drivers have taken different paths to F1; Damon Hill raced motorbikes, and Michael Schumacher raced in sports cars, albeit after climbing through the junior single seater ranks. To race, however, the driver must hold an FIA Super Licence – ensuring that the driver has the requisite skills, and will not therefore be a danger to others. Some drivers haven't had the licence when first assigned to a F1 team. Kimi Räikkönen received the licence despite having only 23 car races to his credit. Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE (born 17 September 1960 in London) is a British former racing driver from England. ... Michael Schumacher (pronounced , (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth Hermülheim, Germany)[1] is a former Formula One driver, and seven-time world champion. ... IMSA GTP sports cars racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1991 Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels. ... The FIA Super Licence is a qualification allowing the licence holder to take part in Formula One events as a driver. ... Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ...


Beyond F1

Most F1 drivers retire before their mid-30s; however, many keep racing in disciplines which are less physically demanding. The DTM is a popular category involving ex-drivers such as two-times F1 champion Mika Häkkinen and Jean Alesi, and some F1 drivers "crossed the pond" to race in America – Nigel Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi duelled for the 1993 IndyCar title, and Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Speed and Jacques Villeneuve have moved to NASCAR. Some drivers have gone to A1GP, and some, such as Gerhard Berger and Alain Prost, returned to F1 as team owners. In 2005, though, a new series appeared, Grand Prix Masters, pitting retired grand prix drivers against each other, with the requirement that the drivers be over 40 and have been retired at least two years.[citation needed] However the series fell into financial difficulty in 2007, and ceased running. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring car racing series based in Germany, but also with rounds elsewhere in Europe. ... Mika Pauli Häkkinen ( ) (born September 28, 1968 in Helsingin maalaiskunta) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One champion. ... Jean Alesi, (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of both French and Sicilian origins. ... Nigel Ernest James Mansell OBE (born August 8, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire) is a British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). ... Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946, São Paulo, Brazil) is a highly successful open-wheel racing series driver, winning world championships in both Formula One and CART, and the Indianapolis 500 twice. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... “CART” redirects here. ... Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a race car driver in NASCAR for Chip Ganassi Racing and a former Formula One driver. ... Scott Andrew Speed is a race car driver born on 24 January 1983 in Manteca, California, U.S.. Formerly a driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team, he made his Formula One race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix. ... This article is about the younger Jacques Villeneuve. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... A1 Grand Prix is an international racing series to be held during the Northern Hemisphere winter off-season of the FIA Formula 1 grand prix series. ... Gerhard Berger, born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl is a popular Austrian ex-Grand Prix racing driver who owns 50% of Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso. ... Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955) is a French racing driver. ... Grand Prix Masters is a one-make motor racing series featuring retired Formula One drivers. ...


Grands Prix

See also: List of Formula One Grands Prix
Cars wind through the infield section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix.
Cars wind through the infield section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix.
Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg on the street circuit of Albert Park in the 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg on the street circuit of Albert Park in the 2008 Australian Grand Prix

. The following is a complete list of Grands Prix which have been a part of the FIA World Championship since its inception in 1950. ... Image File history File links Formula One cars wind through the infield section of Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Formula One cars wind through the infield section of Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... Summary Michael Schumacher took a huge step toward his record-breaking sixth drivers championship by winning the 2003 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis by 18. ... The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship. ...


The number of Grands Prix held in a season has varied over the years. Only seven races comprised the inaugural 1950 world championship season; over the years the calendar has almost tripled in size. Though the number of races had stayed at sixteen or seventeen since the 1980s, it reached nineteen in 2005.


Six of the original seven races took place in Europe; the only non-European race that counted towards the World Championship in 1950 was the Indianapolis 500, which, due to lack of participation by F1 teams, since it required cars with different specifications from the other races, was later replaced by the United States Grand Prix. The F1 championship gradually expanded to other non-European countries as well. Argentina hosted the first South American grand prix in 1953, and Morocco hosted the first African World Championship race in 1958. Asia (Japan in 1976) and Oceania (Australia in 1985) followed. The current eighteen races are spread over the continents of Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Indy 500 redirects here. ... The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Season Summary Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ...


Traditionally each nation has hosted a single Grand Prix, which carries the name of the country. If a single country hosts multiple Grands Prix in a year they receive different names. For instance, a European country (such as Britain, Germany or Spain) which has hosted two Grands Prix has the second one known as the European Grand Prix, while Italy's second grand prix was named after nearby republic of San Marino. Similarly, as two races were scheduled in Japan in 1994/95, the second event was known as the Pacific Grand Prix. In 1982 the United States hosted three Grands Prix. The European Grand Prix is a separate Formula One event that was reintroduced during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1993 to 2006. ... The San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One championship race which had been run at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in the town of Imola, near the Apennine mountains in Italy, since 1981. ... This article is about Formula One race. ...


The Grands Prix, some of which have a history that pre-dates the Formula One World Championship, are not always held on the same circuit every year. The British Grand Prix, for example, though held every year since 1950, alternated between Brands Hatch and Silverstone from 1963 to 1986. The only other race to have been included in every season is the Italian Grand Prix. The World Championship event has taken place exclusively at Monza with just one exception: in 1980, it was held at Imola, host to the San Marino Grand Prix until 2006. The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. ... Brands Hatch is a British motor racing circuit. ... Silverstone Circuit is a racing circuit at Silverstone, England. ... The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. ... Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is a motorsport race track near the town of Monza, Italy, north of Milan. ... Results from the 1980 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Imola on September 14, 1980 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Alan Jones 136. ... The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is an auto racing circuit near the Italian town of Imola, 40 km east of Bologna and 80 km east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello. ... The San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One championship race which had been run at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in the town of Imola, near the Apennine mountains in Italy, since 1981. ...


One of the newest races on the Grand Prix calendar, held in Bahrain, represents Formula One's first foray into the Middle East with a high-tech purpose-built desert track. The Bahrain Grand Prix, and other new races in China and Turkey, present new opportunities for the growth and evolution of the Formula One Grand Prix franchise while new facilities also raise the bar for other Formula One racing venues around the world. In order to make room on the schedule for the newer races, older or less successful events in Europe and the Americas have been dropped from the calendar, such as these in Argentina, Austria, Mexico, San Marino, and the United States. The Bahrain Grand Prix (Arabic: جائزة البحرين الكبرى) is a Formula One Championship race which first took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 4, 2004. ...


In 2007 it was confirmed that new Grands Prix would be added to the calendar. The first was the Singapore Grand Prix which will be held in Singapore.[34] The second was the Indian Grand Prix which will be held in Delhi, India.[35] Other changes included the removal of the United States Grand Prix from the calendar,[36] and the move of the European Grand Prix to Valencia, Spain.[37] The Singapore Grand Prix is a Formula One auto race to be held in Singapore from 2008. ... The Indian Grand Prix is a race planned to be part of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile annual Formula One automobile racing championships. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship. ... The European Grand Prix is a separate Formula One event that was reintroduced during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1993 to 2006. ... Look up Valencia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Circuits

See also: List of Formula One circuits
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home to the Italian Grand Prix, is one of the oldest circuits still in use in Formula One.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home to the Italian Grand Prix, is one of the oldest circuits still in use in Formula One.

A typical circuit usually features a stretch of straight road on which the starting grid is situated. The pit lane, where the drivers stop for fuel and tyres during the race, and where the teams work on the cars before the race, is normally located next to the starting grid. The layout of the rest of the circuit varies widely, although in most cases the circuit runs in a clockwise direction. Those few circuits that run anticlockwise (and therefore have predominantly left-handed corners) can cause drivers neck problems due to the enormous lateral forces generated by F1 cars pulling their heads in the opposite direction to normal. The old Nürburgring, one of the most famous circuits in F1 history. ... Image File history File links An aerial photograph of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. ... Image File history File links An aerial photograph of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. ... Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is a motorsport race track near the town of Monza, Italy, north of Milan. ... The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. ... Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ...


Most of the circuits currently in use are specially constructed for competition. The current street circuits are the Circuit de Monaco and Melbourne, although races in other urban locations come and go (Las Vegas and Detroit, for example) and proposals for such races are often discussed – most recently London and Beirut. Several other circuits are also completely or partially laid out on public roads, such as Spa-Francorchamps. The glamour and history of the Monaco race are the primary reasons why the circuit is still in use, since it is thought not to meet the strict safety requirements imposed on other tracks. Three-time World champion Nelson Piquet famously described racing in Monaco as "like riding a bicycle around your living room". Circuit de Monaco is the name given to a motor racing circuit laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine around the harbour of the principality of Monaco. ... The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuits pit building. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... Detroit redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the famous venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and the Spa 24 Hours endurance race. ... Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (born August 17, 1952), more commonly known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian racing driver who was Formula One world champion in 1981, 1983, and 1987. ...

A map showing countries which have and/or will host Formula One Grands Prix.
A map showing countries which have and/or will host Formula One Grands Prix.

Circuit design to protect the safety of drivers is becoming increasingly sophisticated, as exemplified by the new Bahrain International Circuit, added in 2004 and designed – like most of F1's new circuits – by Hermann Tilke. Several of the new circuits in F1, especially those designed by Tilke, have been criticised as lacking the "flow" of such classics as Spa-Francorchamps and Imola. His redesign of the Hockenheim circuit in Germany for example, while providing more capacity for grandstands and eliminating extremely long and dangerous straights, has been frowned upon by many who argue that part of the character of the Hockenheim circuits was the long and blinding straights into dark forest sections. These newer circuits, however, are generally agreed to meet the safety standards of modern Formula One better than the older ones. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 30 KB) // Summary English Countries which have hosted a Formula One grand prix, according to the list on List of Formula One circuits. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 30 KB) // Summary English Countries which have hosted a Formula One grand prix, according to the list on List of Formula One circuits. ... The Bahrain International Circuit (Arabic: حلبة البحرين الدولية) is a venue used for drag racing, GP2, and an annual Formula One Grand Prix. ... Hermann Tilke (born December 31, 1954 in Olpe) is a German architect, designer of Formula One motor racing circuits and auto racer. ... The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is a automobile racing track situated near the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...


The most recent addition to the F1 calendar is Istanbul Park in Turkey, which first staged an F1 race in 2005. The next confirmed additions for the 2008 Formula One season will be street races in Valencia[37] and Singapore (the latter set to be the host of the first night race in F1 history)[38] Abu Dhabi has been confirmed as the last race for the 2009 season.[39] Official logo of Istanbul Park Istanbul Park (Turkish: Ä°stanbul Park), also known as the Istanbul Racing Circuit or initially Istanbul Otodrom, is a motor sports race track near Ä°stanbul, Turkey. ... 2005 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Valencia, Spain, has been announced as the venue for a Formula 1 race in 2008, the event to be named as the European Grand Prix. ...


A Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held in India for the first time in 2010.[40]


Cars and technology

Main article: Formula One car

Modern Formula One cars are mid-engined open cockpit, open wheel single-seaters. The chassis is made largely of carbon fibre composites, rendering it light but extremely stiff and strong. The whole car, including engine, fluids and driver, weighs only 600kg. In fact this is the minimum weight set by the regulations – the cars are so light that they often have to be ballasted up to this minimum weight. The race teams take advantage of this by placing this ballast at the extreme bottom of the chassis, thereby locating the centre of gravity as low as possible in order to improve handling and weight transfer.[41] Michael Schumacher driving a Formula One car at the 2004 United States Grand Prix A modern Formula One car is a single-seat, open cockpit, open wheel race car with substantial front and rear wings, and engine positioned behind the driver. ... Mid-engine in a Hanomag-Fahrgestell. ... Look up Chassis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Carbon fiber reinforced plastic or (CFRP or CRP), is a strong, light and very expensive composite material or fiber reinforced plastic. ...


The cornering speed of Formula One cars is largely determined by the aerodynamic downforce that they generate, which pushes the car down onto the track. This is provided by 'wings' mounted at the front and rear of the vehicle, and by ground effect created by the movement of air under the flat bottom of the car. The aerodynamic design of the cars is very heavily constrained to limit performance and the current generation of cars sport a large number of small winglets, 'barge boards' and turning vanes designed to closely control the flow of the air over, under and around the car. The 'barge boards' in particular are designed, shaped, configured, adjusted and positioned not to create downforce directly, as with a conventional wing or underbody venturi, but to create vortices from the air spillage at their edges. The use of vortices is a significant feature of the latest breeds of F1 cars. Since a vortex is a rotating fluid that creates a low pressure zone at its centre, creating vortices lowers the overall local pressure of the air. Since low pressure is what is desired under the car, as it allows normal atmospheric pressure to press the car down from the top, by creating vortices downforce can be augmented while still staying within the rules. Three different styles of front the wings from three different Formula 1 eras, all designed to produce the downforce at and on the front wheels. ... Image showing formation of vorticies behind the leading edge of a delta wing at high angle of attack A delta winged F-106 military aircraft A cloud of smoke clearly shows the vortex formed at the end of a typical wing. ...


The other major factor controlling the cornering speed of the cars is the design of the tyres. Tyres in Formula One have not been 'slicks' (tyres with no tread pattern) as in most other circuit racing series. Each tyre has had four large circumferential grooves on its surface designed to further limit the cornering speed of the cars. Slick tyres will be used starting in the 2009 season. Suspension is double wishbone or multilink all round with pushrod operated springs and dampers on the chassis. Carbon-Ceramic disc brakes are used for reduced weight and increased frictional performance. These provide a very high level of braking performance and are usually the element which provokes the greatest reaction from drivers new to the formula. Firestone tire This article is about pneumatic tires. ... A slick tyre is a type of tyre that has no tread pattern, used predominantly in auto racing. ... In automobiles, a double wishbone (or upper and lower A-arm) suspension is an independent suspension design using two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel. ... A multi-link suspension is a type of suspension design typically used in independent suspensions, using 3 or more lateral arms, and one or more longitudinal arms. ... Gasfilled Shock absorber. ...


Engines are mandated as 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8s, with many other constraints on their design and the materials that may be used. The 2006 generation of engines spun up to 20,000 rpm and produced up to 780 bhp (582 kW).[42] The previous generation of 3 litre V10 engines are also allowed, albeit with their revs limited and with an air restrictor to limit performance. Engines run on unleaded fuel closely resembling publicly available petrol. [43] The oil which lubricates and protects the engine from overheating is very similar in viscosity to water. For 2007 the V8 engines are restricted to 19,000 rpm with limited development areas allowed, following the engine specification freeze from the end of 2006. [44]


A wide variety of technologies – including active suspension, ground effect aerodynamics and turbochargers – are banned under the current regulations. Despite this the 2006 generation of cars can reach speeds of up to 350 km/h (around 220 mph) at some circuits (Monza).[45] A Honda Formula One car, running with minimum downforce on a runway in the Mojave desert achieved a top speed of 415 km/h (258 mph) in 2006. According to Honda the car fully met the FIA Formula One regulations.[46] Even with the limitations on aerodynamics, at 160 km/h aerodynamically generated downforce is equal to the weight of the car and the often repeated claim that Formula One cars create enough downforce to 'drive on the ceiling' remains true in principle, although it has never been put to the test. At full speed downforce of two and a half times the car's weight can be achieved. The downforce means that the cars can achieve a lateral force of up to five times the force of gravity (5 "g") in cornering – a high-performance road car like the Ferrari Enzo only achieves around 1 "g".[47] Consequently in corners the driver's head is pulled sideways with a force equivalent to 20kg. Such high lateral forces are enough to make breathing difficult and the drivers need supreme concentration and fitness to maintain their focus for the one to two hours that it takes to cover 305km. Active suspension is an automotive technology that controls the vertical movement of the wheels via an onboard system rather than the movement being determined entirely by the surface on which the car is driving. ... Ground effect is an aerodynamic effect used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars. ... For the Daft Punk song, see Aerodynamic (song). ... Turbo redirects here. ... Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is a motorsport race track near the town of Monza, Italy, north of Milan. ... This article is about the car. ...


Revenue and Profits

Formula 1 is a profitable exercise for most parties involved. The TV channels make profits from broadcasting the races. The teams get a slice of the money raised from the sale of broadcasting rights as well as from the sponsor's logos on their cars. The race-track owners also make profits from selling tickets.


The cost of building a brand new permanent circuit like in Shanghai can be up to hundreds of millions of dollars. While the cost of converting a public road such as Albert Park into a temporary circuit is much less. However, permanent circuits can generate revenue all year round from leasing the track for private races and also other races such as MotoGP. The Shanghai circuit cost over $300 million. [4] The owners are hoping to break-even by 2014. The Istanbul Park circuit cost $150 million to build. [5] Albert Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier categories of motorcycle road racing. ... Official logo of Istanbul Park Istanbul Park (Turkish: Ä°stanbul Park), also known as the Istanbul Racing Circuit or initially Istanbul Otodrom, is a motor sports race track near Ä°stanbul, Turkey. ...


Not all circuits make profits, for example, Albert Park made a loss of $32 million in 2007.[6]

Estimated budget split of an F1 team based on the 2006 season
Estimated budget split of an F1 team based on the 2006 season

In March 2007 F1 Racing published its annual estimates of spending by Formula One teams. The total spending of all eleven teams in 2006 was estimated at $2.9 billion. This was broken down as follows; Toyota $418.5 million, Ferrari $406.5 m, McLaren $402 m, Honda $380.5 m, BMW Sauber $355 m, Renault $324 m, Red Bull $252 m, Williams $195.5 m, Midland F1/Spyker-MF1 $120 m, Toro Rosso $75 m, and Super Aguri $57 million. 2006 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... F1 Racing is a monthly magazine focused on Formula One racing which launched in 1996. ... Toyota F1 is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... This article is about the Formula One racing team. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... BMW Sauber F1 is a Formula One team with bases in Hinwil, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... Red Bull Racing is one of two Formula One teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... MF1 Racing (in full, Midland F1 Racing) is a Formula One constructor. ... Scuderia Toro Rosso, (Red Bull Stable in Italian) is a new Formula One racing team (initially known as Squadra Toro Rosso - Team Red Bull) owned by the drinks company Red Bull, which will make its racing debut in 2006 Formula One season. ... Super Aguri F1 is a new Formula One team that aims be on the grid in 2006. ...


Costs vary greatly from team to team; in 2006 teams such as Honda, Toyota, McLaren-Mercedes and Ferrari are estimated to have spent approximately $200 million on engines, Renault spent approximately $125 million and Cosworth's 2006 V8 was developed for $15 million.[48] In contrast to the 2006 season on which these figures are based, the 2007 sporting regulations ban all performance related engine development.[49]


Future of Formula One

Main article: Future of Formula One
See also: 2008 Formula One season and 2009 Formula One season

Formula One went through a difficult period in the early 2000s. Viewing figures dropped, and fans expressed their loss of interest due to the dominance of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari. Viewing figures are seeing some signs of recovery due to the varied 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons. Ferrari's dominance ended in 2005 as Renault became the top team in Formula One, with Fernando Alonso becoming the new World Champion. There has since been a resurgence of interest in the sport and twenty-two teams applied for the final twelfth team spot available for the 2008 season. The spot was eventually awarded to former B.A.R. and Benetton team principal David Richards' Prodrive organization, but the team pulled out of the 2008 season in November 2007. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2009 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... British American Racing is a Formula One constructor that competed in the sport from 1999 to 2005. ... Benetton Formula Ltd. ... David Richards CBE (born 3 June 1952) is the chairman of Prodrive and the former Team Principal of the BAR and Benetton Formula One auto racing teams. ... Prodrives logo Prodrive Ltd. ...


The FIA is responsible for making rules to combat the spiralling costs of Formula One racing (which affects the smaller teams the most) and for ensuring the sport remains as safe as possible. To this end the FIA recently instituted a number of rule changes, including new tyre restrictions, multi-race engines and reductions on downforce. Safety and cost have traditionally been paramount in all rule-change discussions. More recently the FIA has added efficiency to its priorities. Currently the FIA and manufacturers are discussing adding bio-fuel engines and regenerative braking for the 2011 season. FIA President Max Mosley believes F1 must focus on efficiency to stay technologically relevant in the automotive industry as well as keep the public excited about F1 technology. For articles on specific fuels used in vehicles, see Biogas, Bioethanol, Biobutanol and Biodiesel Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from biomass — recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ... Regenerative braking is any technology which allows a vehicle to recapture and store part of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost to heat when braking. ... Max Rufus Mosley (born 1940, London, England) is currently serving his fourth term as president of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile. ...


After being banned since 1998, slick tyres are likely to return to Formula One racing in 2009.[50] This article recaps the 1998 Formula One season. ... A wheel with a slick tire. ...


In the interest of making the sport truer to its designation as a World Championship, FOM president Bernie Ecclestone has initiated and organised a number of Grands Prix in new countries and continues to discuss new future races. The sport's rapid expansion into new areas of the globe also leaves some question as to which races will be cut. Organisation of commercial operations of Formula One Formula One Management, or FOM, is a corporate entity dealing with media relations and financial matters regarding Formula One. ...


Formula One and television

See also: List of Formula One broadcasters

Formula One can be seen live or tape delayed in almost every country and territory around the world and attracts one of the largest global television audiences. The 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix attracted an average live global TV audience of eighty-three million viewers, with a total of 154 million viewers tuning in to watch at least some part of the event.[51] Official figures from FOM for 2006 that state Formula One television broadcasts were witnessed by 580 million unique viewers during the 2005 season[52] and average viewing figures for 1995–1999 were fifty thousand million.[53] It is a massive television event, the cumulative television audience was calculated to be 5.4 billion for 2001 season, broadcast to two hundred countries.[54] This is a List of Formula One broadcasters and World Feed producers. ... The 2006 German Grand Prix is the eightenneth and final race of the 2006 Formula One season. ... Formula One Management, or FOM, is a corporate entity dealing with media relations and financial matters regarding Formula One. ...


In 2005 the Canadian Grand Prix in Montréal was the most watched of the races, and the third most watched sporting event in the world.[55] The Canadian Grand Prix (known in its native French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is a Formula One auto race held in Canada since 1967. ...


During the early 2000s Formula One Administration created a number of trademarks, an official logo, and an official website for the sport in an attempt to give it a corporate identity. Ecclestone experimented with a digital television package (known colloquially as Bernievision), which was launched at the 1996 German Grand Prix in cooperation with German digital television service "DF1", thirty years after the first GP colour TV broadcast, the 1967 German Grand Prix. This service offered the viewer several simultaneous feeds (such as super signal, onboard, top of field, backfield, highlights, pit lane, timing), which were produced with cameras, technical equipment and staff different from those used for the conventional coverage. It was introduced in many countries over the years, but was shut down after the 2002 season for financial reasons. Organisation of commerical operations of Formula One Formula One Administration Ltd. ... The 1996 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 28, 1996 at Hockenheimring. ... Results from the 1967 Formula One German Grand Prix held at Nürburgring on August 6, 1967 Classification Notes Fastest Lap: Dan Gurney 815. ... The 2002 Formula One season was the 53rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ...


TV stations all take what is known as the 'World Feed', either produced by the FOM (Formula One Management) or the 'host broadcaster'. The only station that has any difference is 'Premiere' – a German channel that offers all sessions live and interactive, with features such as the onboard channel. This service was more widely available around Europe until the end of 2002, when the cost of a whole different feed for the digital interactive services was thought too much. This was in large part because of the failure of the 'F1 Digital +' Channel launched through Sky Digital in the United Kingdom. Prices were too high for viewers, considering they could watch both the qualifying and the races themselves for free on ITV. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Formula One. ... For a wider corporate history and profile, see British Sky Broadcasting. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ...


Bernie Ecclestone has announced that F1 will adopt the HD format near the end of the 2007 season. However, details of the races to be covered and the means of showing the content have yet to be announced.[56] Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


Distinction between Formula One and World Championship races

Currently the terms "Formula One race" and "World Championship race" are effectively synonymous; since 1984, every Formula One race has counted towards the World Championship, and every World Championship race has been to Formula One regulations. But the two terms are not interchangeable. Consider that:

  • the first Formula One race was held in 1947, whereas the World Championship did not start until 1950.
  • in the 1950s and 1960s there were many Formula One races which did not count for the World Championship (e.g., in 1950, a total of twenty-two Formula One races were held, of which only six counted towards the World Championship). The number of non-championship Formula One events decreased throughout the 1970s and 1980s, to the point where the last non-championship Formula One race was held in 1983.
  • the World Championship was not always exclusively composed of Formula One events:
    • The World Championship was originally established as the "World Championship for Drivers", i.e., without the term "Formula One" in the title. It only officially became the Formula One World Championship in 1981.
    • From 1950 to 1960, the Indianapolis 500 counted towards the World Championship. This race was run to AAA/USAC regulations, rather than to Formula One regulations.
    • From 1952 to 1953, all races counting towards the World Championship (except the Indianapolis 500) were run to Formula Two regulations. Note that Formula One was not "changed to Formula Two" during this period; the Formula One regulations remained the same, and numerous Formula One races were staged during this time.

The distinction is most relevant when considering career summaries and "all time lists". For example, in the List of Formula One drivers, Clemente Biondetti is shown with 1 race against his name. Biondetti actually competed in four Formula One races in 1950, but only one of these counted for the World Championship. Similarly, several Indy 500 winners technically won their first world championship race, though most record books choose to ignore this and instead only record regular participants. Indy 500 redirects here. ... The AAA logo The AAA (usually read triple-A, or sometimes three As), formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization, with their national headquarters based in Heathrow, Florida. ... USAC Logo The United States Automobile Club (USAC) is an open-wheel auto racing sanctioning body. ... Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ... This is a complete list of drivers who have entered a FIA World Championship race since 1950. ... Clemente Biondetti (born August 18, 1898 _ died February 24, 1955) was an Italian auto racing driver. ...


See also

Formula One Portal

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Notes

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  4. ^ Henry, Alan. "Hamilton's chance to hit the grid running", The Guardian, 2007-03-12. Retrieved on 2007-10-30. 
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  25. ^ Desiré Wilson. www.f1rejects.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-05. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
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Organisation of commercial operations of Formula One Formula One Management, or FOM, is a corporate entity dealing with media relations and financial matters regarding Formula One. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Autosport. ... The URL www. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Matt Bishop was the Editor in Chief of the Formula One magazine F1 Racing. ... F1 Racing is a monthly magazine focused on Formula One racing which launched in 1996. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... BMW Sauber F1 is a Formula One team with bases in Hinwil, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Red Bull Racing is one of two Formula One teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull. ... Toyota F1 is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and based in Cologne, Germany. ... Scuderia Toro Rosso (Italian for Red Bull Stable) is a Formula One racing team owned in a 50/50 partnership between the drinks company Red Bull and former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, and which made its racing debut in the 2006 Formula One season. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... Force India F1 (Force1ndia) is a Formula One motor racing team. ... This article is about the Formula One racing team. ... Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ... Felipe Massa (born April 25, 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver, currently employed by the Ferrari team. ... Nick Heidfeld, frequently referred to as Quick Nick,[1] (born May 10, 1977) is a German Formula One auto racing driver for the BMW Sauber factory team. ... Robert Kubica (pronounced: []; born: December 7, 1984 in Kraków, Poland) is the first Polish Formula One racing driver, driving for BMW Sauber. ... Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and reigning, two-time, world champion. ... Nico Rosberg (born June 27, 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a German racing driver for the Williams team. ... Kazuki Nakajima (Japanese name: 中嶋一貴) (born January 11, 1985 in Aichi, Japan) is a professional Japanese racing driver and test driver for the Williams-Toyota Formula One team. ... David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, (born March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire) is a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland. ... For other persons named Mark Webber, see Mark Webber (disambiguation). ... Jarno Trulli (born 13 July 1974) is an Italian Formula One auto racing driver currently in the employ of the Toyota team. ... Timo Glock (born March 10, 1982 in Lindenfels, Germany) is a motor racing driver. ... Sébastien Bourdais (born February 28, 1979 in Le Mans, France) is a race car driver and three-time defending Champ Car World Series champion. ... Sebastian Vettel (born July 3, 1987 in Heppenheim) is a German race car driver. ... Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. ... Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello (born May 23, 1972) is a Brazilian Formula One race driver. ... Adrian Sutil (pronounced: []; born January 11, 1983 in Starnberg) is a German Formula One racing driver. ... Giancarlo Fisichella (born January 14, 1973 in Rome, Italy), also known as Fisico or Fisi, is an Italian Formula One racing driver. ... This article is about the Formula One racing driver. ... Heikki Kovalainen (born October 19, 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland) is a racing driver. ... Super Aguri redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthony Davidson demonstrating a Formula Two Brabham-Honda BT18 at the 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed. ... Twenty-two Formula One races were held during the 1950 Formula One season. ... Season Summary Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). ... The 1952 Formula One season was the 3rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). ... The 1954 Formula One season was the 5th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1955 Formula One season was the 6th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1956 Formula One season was the 7th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Season Review 1957 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... The 1958 Formula One season was the 9th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1959 Formula One season was the 10th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... // Season Summary Season Review 1960 Constructors Championship final standings 1960 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... Season Summary Season Review 1961 Constructors Championship final standings 1961 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... The 1962 Formula One season was the 13th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1963 Formula One season was the 14th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1964 Formula One season was the 15th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1965 Formula One season was the 16th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1966 Formula One season was the 17th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1967 Formula One season was the 18th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... Season Summary Season Review 1968 Constructors Championship final standings 1968 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... Season Summary Season Review 1969 Constructors Championship final standings 1969 Drivers Championship final standings Categories: Formula One seasons ... This article recaps the 1970 Formula One season. ... The 1971 Formula One season was the 22nd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1972 Formula One season was the 23rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1973 Formula One season was the 24th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1974 Formula One season was the 25th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1975 Formula One season was the 26th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1976 Formula One season was the 27th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1977 Formula One season was the 28th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1978 Formula One season was the 29th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1979 Formula One season was the 30th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1980 Formula One season was the 31st FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1981 Formula One season. ... The 1982 Formula One season was the 33th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1983 Formula One season. ... The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1985 Formula One season. ... This article recaps the Formula One season of 1986. ... This article recaps the Formula One season of 1987. ... The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1989 Formula One season was the 40th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1990 Formula One season was the 41st FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1991 Formula One season was the 42nd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1992 Formula One season. ... This article recaps the 1993 Formula One season. ... The 1994 Formula One season was the 45th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1995 Formula One season was the 46th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1996 Formula One season was the 47th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... This article recaps the 1998 Formula One season. ... The 1999 Formula One season was the 50th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... F1 2000 redirects here. ... The 2001 Formula One season was the 52nd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 2002 Formula One season was the 53rd FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... The 2003 Formula One season was the 54th FIA Formula One World Championship season. ... 2004 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2005 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2006 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 World Drivers Champion. ... 2008 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 2009 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2010 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2011 Formula One season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


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Formula One is the top level of open-wheel motor racing in the world today - it is also the one with the most history behind it.
Many drivers in the past treated Formula One almost as a hobby and were not always in the best physical shape; they did little testing or setup work with the car and were often twice as old as most drivers are now, with slower reflexes to match.
Formula One has progressed over the years from being held on true road circuits such as Spa-Franchorchamps and Rheims which were on public roads between villages, to custom-built race tracks such as the one in Sepang, Malaysia, that was designed purposely for Formula One.
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