Formula 1, often called F1, is the world’s premier automobile racing competition. The most skilled drivers battle it out on the track at unbelievable speeds. There is much more to this sport than just driving. The technical precision, teamwork, logistics and coordination is truly impeccable. It is not only up to the driver but highly dependent on how well-oiled of a machine the whole team is.
Here are nine basic facts to get you up to speed with F1 racing:
1. How was Formula 1 founded?
Around the year 1946, the overarching organisation behind what is today Formula 1, was called AIACR. This clunky title was altered to become Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) which is still the group's name now.
In 1949, FIA began a tournament called the Formula One World Championship that was inaugurated in 1950.