Name
Formula 1

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Established
1950 (67 years old)

First Recorded Event
1978-01-15

Sport
Motorsport

Location
Worldwide

Gender
Mixed

Alternate Names
F1
Formula One
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Upcoming Events
Mexican Grand Prix (Sunday 29th October)
Brazilian Grand Prix (Sunday 12th November)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Sunday 26th November)

Latest Results
United States Grand Prix (Sunday 22nd October)
Japanese Grand Prix (Sunday 08th October)
Malaysian Grand Prix (Sunday 01st October)
Singapore Grand Prix (Sunday 17th September)
Italian Grand Prix (Sunday 03rd September)
Belgian Grand Prix (Sunday 27th August)
Hungarian Grand Prix (Sunday 30th July)
British Grand Prix (Sunday 16th July)
Austrian Grand Prix (Sunday 09th July)
Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Sunday 25th June)

Description

The FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, or F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The "formula", designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.

Formula One cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 360 km/h (220 mph) with engines currently limited in performance to a maximum of 15,000 RPM. The cars are capable of lateral acceleration in excess of five g in corners. The performance of the cars is very dependent on electronics – although traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008 – and on aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has radically evolved and changed through the history of the sport.

While Europe is the sport's traditional base, and hosts about half of each year's races, the sport's scope has expanded significantly and an increasing number of Grands Prix are held on other continents. F1 had a total global television audience of 527 million people during the course of the 2010 season.

Grand Prix racing began in 1906 and became the most popular type internationally in the second half of the twentieth century. The Formula One Group is the legal holder of the commercial rights. With the cost of designing and building mid-tier cars being of the order of $120 million, Formula One's economic effect and creation of jobs is significant, and its financial and political battles are widely reported. Its high profile and popularity have created a major merchandising environment, which has resulted in great investments from sponsors and budgets in the hundreds of millions for the constructors. Since 2000 the sport's spiraling expenditures have forced several teams, including manufacturers' works teams, into bankruptcy. Others have been bought out by companies wanting to establish a presence within the sport, which strictly limits the number of participant teams.

Schedule
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1999 Season 2000 Season 2001 Season
2002 Season 2003 Season 2004 Season
2005 Season 2006 Season 2007 Season
2008 Season 2009 Season 2010 Season
2011 Season 2012 Season 2013 Season
2014 Season 2015 Season 2016 Season
2017 Season

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Ferrari

Force India

Haas F1

Manor Racing MRT

McLaren

Mercedes

Red Bull

Renault Sport Formula

Sauber

Toro Rosso

Williams

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