Formula One cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world. You want the fastest cars, the best tracks, the greatest drivers? Then F1 is the motorsport for you. Split second decisions, tight curves, fearless drivers, high-speed action. This is the pinnacle of motor racing. If you love F1 Then this is the site for you. From Practice to Qualification, from Race to podium, all F1 live streams are here.
An F1 engine usually revs up to 18000 rpm. This means that the piston travels up and down 300 times a second. Road car engines rev up to 6000 rpm at max. An F1 car can accelerate from 0 to 160 kph and decelerate back to 0 in just four seconds. F1 car engines complete their life in about two hours of racing. Just compare this with normal engines which can go on for 20 years or more. An F1 car weighs around 550 kg. Road car tyres can last 60,000 to 100,000 km. On the other hand, racing tyres are designed to last only 90 to 120 km. The cars can be refueled at 12 liters per second. The rig used would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average road car. Pit stop crews take only 3 seconds to refuel and change tyres.
Want to know how it all started? Motor racing started in France and as technology developed so did the cars, the speed and number of races. Formula 1
emerged from the European Grands Prix. Some of the first races such as Paris to Rouen (1894) were on open roads which proved dangerous for the drivers and pedestrians alike. Soon some enthusiasts decided to make a defined ‘circuit’ on specific roads with various races of determined lengths for different types of cars. The first recognized Grand Prix was organized by the Automobile Club de France (ACF) in 1906. More races in other countries soon followed, each having their own rules. Some attempts were made to have a more unified system but it was not until after World War 2 that several national Formula One Grands Prix were combined to create a World Championship for drivers. The ‘formula’ system, a set of rules which all cars must meet to compete, was agreed in 1946. The following year the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile or FIA was created as the governing body for motor racing.
The first ever official World Championship for Drivers using the Formula One rules was held in 1950 at Silverstone. It included the six major Grands Prix of Europe and the Indianapolis 500. Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati dominated the early years until Mercedes-Benz entered the fray in 1954 winning almost every race. After a crash at Le Mans that killed 83 people they withdrew from F1 for almost 40 years. The following years were innovative in terms of motor-racing and engine technology but also incredibly dangerous for both drivers and spectators. By the late 1960s increased sponsorship meant huge amounts of money were being poured into Formula One while a growing number of viewers were watching on television. Both these factors combined with protests from drivers led to significant safety reviews. Technology and safety measures increased steadily over the next decades.
There are two titles in Formula One: The World Constructors’ Championship (WCC), awarded since 1958, and the World Drivers’ Championship (WDC), first awarded to Giuseppe Farina in 1950. Ferrari is the most successful team to date while Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver with seven titles. The history of F1 has been marked by rivalries between the top teams and the top drivers. Certain periods have seen the dominance of one particular team or driver, but changes in rules, technology and finance have ensured that F1 is always evolving.