Formula One

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Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1 and officially the FIA Formula One World Championship) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, although other Formula One races were regularly held until 1970.

History[edit | edit source]

After the Second World War in which stopped the European Drivers Championship after the 1939 season, the first Formula rules which were created in 1946 and was run at the Turin Grand Prix. Once the formation of the World Drivers Championship was revealed in the 1948 Grand Prix season, the creation of the brand new championship would occur in 1950. The first season of the new series started on the 13th May 1950 with the British Grand Prix being held at Silverstone. In the first season, Alfa Romeo dominated the opening season with Giuseppe Farina taking out the season after winning the last race of the season held at the Italian Grand Prix.

In the second season, the race came down to the final round which was held in Spain with three drivers having a shot at the title but after Juan Manuel Fangio took out the victory, he would win the championship by six points from his nearest challenger in fellow Argentine, José Froilán González. The following season was all about Alberto Ascari as he won the five races that he entered in, to take out the title for Ferrari as they won the constructors championship which was in play for the first time.

Champions[edit | edit source]

Season Champion Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Margin (pnts) Championship Grands Prix
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 2 4 4 2 34 7 United Kingdom
GBR
Monaco
MON
Switzerland
SUI
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
Italy
ITA
1951 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 3 3 4 4 33 6 Switzerland
SUI
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Netherlands
NED
Italy
ITA
Spain
ESP
1952 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 5 5 5 5 36 (45) 8 Switzerland
SUI
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Netherlands
NED
Italy
ITA
Spain
ESP
1953 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 6 5 5 4 35 (46) 8 United Kingdom
BRD
Netherlands
NED
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Switzerland
SUI
Italy
ITA
Spain
ESP
1954 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati/Mercedes Benz 5 6 7 3 42 17 France
PAU
United Kingdom
BRD
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
Spain
ESP
1955 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz 3 4 5 3 40 8 Argentina
ARG

MON
Belgium
BEL
Netherlands
NED
United Kingdom
GBR
Italy
ITA
1956 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz 4 5 5 2 40 11 Argentina
ARG

MON
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
1957 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz 4 4 5 3 38 5 Argentina
ARG

MON
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
1958 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 4 1 7 5 42 1 Argentina
ARG

MON
Netherlands
NED
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Portugal
POR
Italy
ITA
Morocco
MAR
1959 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes-Benz 3 4 4 2 33 5
MON
Netherlands
NED
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Portugal
POR
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes-Benz 6 6 7 4 45 14 Argentina
ARG

MON
Netherlands
NED
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Portugal
POR
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
1961 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper 3 3 6 3 33 1
MON
Netherlands
NED
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
1962 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 1 4 6 2 42 (52) 10 Netherlands
NED

MON
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
South Africa
RSA
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus
MON
Belgium
BEL
Netherlands
NED
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
Cuba
CUB
South Africa
RSA
1964 Cuba
CUB

MON
Netherlands
NED
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Austria
AUT
Italy
ITA
United States
USA
Mexico
MEX

External Link[edit | edit source]

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