Formula One (F1 for short) is the world’s leading car racing competition; However, this race is not always big and attracts the current audience. In fact, like many tournaments, the development of an F1 race car takes a lot of time and effort.
How did F1 race take place?
The origins of F1 racing must be from the organization of the first European Grand Prix championship between the 1920s and 1930s. And it was not until 1946 that the tournament rules were standardized by the International Automobile Federation FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).
The name Formula One race (F1) represents the set of rules that all participants must follow, and previously it was also known as Formula A.
In the first years, the 20-stage F1 race was held from late spring to early autumn in Europe. Most of the participating racing cars are from Italy and the Alfa Romeo team dominated most of the races before 1950.
Formula One racing events change year by year. In 1958, the total length of the race was reduced to 322 km (200 miles) from 483 km (300 miles) and racing cars were required to use aircraft gasoline (Avgas) instead of the fuel blends with methanol. Also in 1958 introduced the tournament to car manufacturing contractors. Points are allocated at 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 to the first 6 vehicles.
1958 also saw the first victory of a rear-mounted motor vehicle, Cooper driven by Stirling Moss at the Argentine Grand Prix. Other changes took place in 1961; In an effort to slow down the vehicle, the organizer of the Formula 1 has specified the engine has a capacity of only 1.5L without the supercharger. This continues for the next 5 years.
In 1962, the Lotus team made a breakthrough in technology – a monocoque chassis made from aluminum that replaced the traditional “spaceframe” frame design. This makes the car and engine more reliable, which is the beginning of the Lotus Era. Team Jim Clark won the F1 tournament twice in the next 3 years.
The 1965 Mexican Grand Prix saw the first championship of a Japanese car and it was the last race to use the F1’s 1.5L engine. It was also the first and only time a horizontal motor racing car won.
In 1966, Formula 1 racing continued to change regulations on engines, allowing the use of 3.0L engines. Another big event at the German Formula One race in 1968 was the death of Jim Clark – a terrible tragedy that caused the F1 organizers to tighten safety regulations to prevent that from happening again.
Argentine racer Juan Manuel Fangio is considered the greatest person in Formula One history. With the Alfa Romeo 159, he conquered the peak of this race with successive stages of 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957.
It was only 45 years after that record was broken by German racing driver Michael Schumacher, with his sixth championship title in 2003.
In addition, another interesting record is that a total of 12 pairs of father and son have played F1 (currently Rosberg and Verstappen are also racing drivers whose father also played F1). Interestingly, both have played for the Braham team. And in the last race they played for Braham, they finished in 11th.
Many years since that time, the Formula One racing race has continued to grow, as vehicle technology has improved and this has become a sport that attracts many fans around the world. Today, the race has been expanded and held everywhere from Asia to Europe and North America.
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