Car racing is a form of adventure sports that thrills the participants as well as the onlookers. It is a sport that requires great skill, courage, and spirit of adventure on the part of the racing driver. His success also depends on the wholehearted support of a dedicated and skilled team. This is very true of F1 (Formula 1) racing, which is easily the most important speed car racing championship. It takes place in different countries across the world. That is why fans for expensive tickets to watch the sports action live at different venues. In addition, millions watch it live on TV sports channels.
History of F1
Formula One car racing has its links with the European Grand Prix championships held in the 1920s and 1930s. However, the origin of F1 can be traced to 1946, when the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) came up with the set of standardized racing rules.
The first World Championship of Drivers of F1 was held in 1950. The championship evolved into a series of races held in different parts of the world.
From 2000, teams owned or sponsored by reputed car manufacturers tasted more and more success in the F1 championships. Some of these were Renault, BMW, Toyota, Honda, and Ferrari. These teams bagged a large share of the commercial profits. Besides that, they also took greater control of the running of the championships. The worldwide growth of the F1 racing increased with time and soon it captured the attention and markets of the Middle East countries as well.
Highlights F1 Races
Formula 1 or F1 is top tier single-seater car racing governed by FIA. It is owned by the Formula One Group. The term “formula” here refers to the rules governing these races. The F1 season is made up of a series of races. These are held in different parts of the world on assigned dates. It can take place on public roads as well as specially built quality tracks.
The car involved is a single-seat model with exposed wheels. It is constructed with special features for high speed and endurance. In fact, they are the fastest type of racing cars. They are driven up to a speed of 375 km per hour. Europe is, of course, the home of the F1 races with 10 of the races of the total in 2018 held here. But the rest were held outside Europe including the Middle East. That shows the global popularity of the F1 races.
Big money is involved in the Formula 1 race programs. For example, the yearly cost incurred by a normal racing team runs to about $ 120 million. Sponsors and TV channels also shell out a lot of money. For a country like England, this sport gives a big boost to the national economy. This is because it builds most of the single-seat F1 race cars.
Of all the car racing championships, F1 championship is surely the most adventurous and prestigious for the star F1 drivers and the teams. It is also the most exciting form of motorsports to watch directly or a live telecast on TV. We can be sure that the popularity of this thrilling sport will continue to grow in the future.