Formula One
Country International
Inaugural season 1950
Latest season 2015
Latest Drivers's champion United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Latest Constructors's champion Germany Mercedes
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Formula One, commonly know as Formula 1 or F1 is the highest class of open-wheel single seater Grand Prix racing and is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The FIA Formula One World Championship has, since 1950, been the premier Formula of Grand Prix racing. The 'formula' is a set of rules to which all participants of the World Championship must conform to in order to compete. A Formula One season consists of a series of Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), which are run on purpose built racing circuits and roads around the globe.

There are two annual World Championships; the Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships. Points earned by the drivers and constrcutors at each race determin who is the eventually winner, the driver and team with the most points winning. The drivers are required to hold a valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA, in order to compete. The Drivers compete is specially designed cars which have to meet a series of Technical and Safety Regulations. The formula has radically evolved and changed through the history of the sport, allowing constant technological improvement of the cars.


Distinction between Formula One and World Championship racesEdit


See also: List of Formula One drivers, and List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions


See also: List of Formula One constructors and List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions

Grands PrixEdit

See also: List of Formula One Grands Prix


See also: List of Formula One circuits

Cars and technologyEdit

Main articles: Formula One car, Formula One engines and Formula One tyres


Main article: List of Formula One records

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