A look at the history of Formula One

Ross Gibson

Formula One which is also popular as F1 racing has began as early as the 1920s. This unique car racing sport has been originated in Europe and was initially termed as Grand Prix Motor racing. As the time goes, the sports underwent many changes in its rules and its essential “formula” after World War 2. After that Grand Prix Motor racing was given a new formula which is known today as Formula One around the mid twentieth century.

Formula One racing today already takes the crown of motor racing. Its appeal is that it is a global sport. The best drivers always use the best cars with best engines from different part of the world. The races are staged at different tracks around the globe and many fans come to such events that follow their flags.

In the last century, Formula One racing was only for those wealthy people who used to enjoy spending their money racing on the weekends. It was not until 1950 when official Formula One World Championship began the British Grand Prix. In the 1960s, sponsorship deals promoted media and public awareness of the sport. So, in the 1980s sport popularity skyrocketed thanks to worldwide television coverage.

In other way, Formula One racing has the largest television viewing audience in the world. Today TV viewing can be measured as billions or more and popularity rates of Soccer, Olympics and World Cup are increasing. Naturally such attention can easily attract the corporate sponsorship which pays for the advances in the technology that goes hand-in-hand with Formula One racing.

There are lots to be learned in Formula One Racing season today as it has evolved into a dynamic series of racing events. Each Formula One racing season is combination of a series of races which are also known as the Grands Prix that means in English is Grand Prizes. This is held on a combination of the purpose of built in circuits and public roads. As a result, each of these smaller races within the Grand Prix is used to determine two annual World Championships: one of drivers and one of constructors.

So, with the rapidly growth in popularity and huge amount of money investing at this sport, it is not at all wonder that countries from all around the world have put their hand up to stage the event. It is considered that such a status symbol that there are so many other countries which want to stage the Formula one Grand Prix than there are available dates.

The Formula One Car is one of the ultimate single seat open wheel racing car. The characteristic of Formula of Racing car is totally different appearance than any other racing car. It is built with a latest technology, design and materials that focus on speed rather than comfort. Central cockpit with room, open wheels, superlight high technology materials like carbon fiber is such unique elements for Formula One racing one.