Formula One

Last updated: 17 February, 2017

The FIA Formula One World Championship, known worldwide as Formula One, is the highest class of single seat auto racing that is sanctioned by Fèdèration International de L’Automobile.

Begun in 1950 and currently run by the Formula One Group headed up by Bernie Ecclestone, it is the fastest road course racing sport in the world, with cars able to reach speeds of 320km/h. It is the most popular form of motor racing in the world.

This historic sports racing began in Silverstone, England in 1950, the 2017 Formula One racing season is held over 20 circuits, beginning in Australia’s Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne and finishing at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in November.

The 2017 Formula One season is contested by eleven teams, the most famous of which being Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, Honda and Mclaren. Mercedes enter the 2017 season as defending champions of the Constructor’s Championship, following a season in which Nico Rosberg took out the Championship ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and promptly retired from the sport.

Nico Rosberg trophy
Germany’s Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the sport’s history. He won the Formula One Championship a record seven times (94, 95, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04) with Italian powerhouses Ferrari, that was Ferrari’s most successful spell after he joined in 1996. He first won the Formula One Driver’s Championship in 1994 with the Benetton team.

The Triple Crown of Formula One is an unofficial achievement regarded as winning the most prestigious motor races in the world in one’s career. British driver, Graham Hill is the only driver to complete the Triple Crown, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and F1 Driver’s Championship. His Triple Crown was completed on June 11 in 1972.

Of the 32 drivers who have won the Driver’s Championship in it’s 65-year history, three were Australian, with Sir Jack Brabham winning the Championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966. Danny Hulme won in 1967, and Alan Jones in 1980 was the most recent Australian winner.

Formula One Articles

Jury still out on Formula One’s 2017 regulations

Jury still out on Formula One’s 2017 regulations

by , 28 Mar 2017

Almost no-one expected Ferrari to take the fight to Mercedes in Round 1, with the supposedly informed money being on Red Bull Racing putting together the class act of the field. The Australian Grand Prix result turned expectations on their heads.

Gutted Ricciardo a spectator, while Ferrari return triumphant

Gutted Ricciardo a spectator, while Ferrari return triumphant

by , 27 Mar 2017

This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.

One positive from Ricciardo’s Grand Prix from hell: It’s over

One positive from Ricciardo’s Grand Prix from hell: It’s over

by , 27 Mar 2017

Daniel Ricciardo says there is one positive from his miserable Australian Grand Prix – the fact that it is now over.

Ricciardo fumes after Australian GP from hell

Ricciardo fumes after Australian GP from hell

by , 26 Mar 2017

Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix from hell was so bad, the Red Bull Racing ace’s trademark smile even disappeared for a while.

Highlights: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo fails to finish

Highlights: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo fails to finish

by , 26 Mar 2017 Video

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

Australian Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

by , 26 Mar 2017

Race result: Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix predictions from The Roar’s F1 experts

Australian Grand Prix predictions from The Roar’s F1 experts

by , 26 Mar 2017

It has been an arduous wait, however the 2017 Formula One season can at last begin with the Australian Grand Prix set to raise the curtain on the sport’s new era..

Ricciardo crashes, Hamilton pole – Australian Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid

Ricciardo crashes, Hamilton pole – Australian Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid

by , 25 Mar 2017 Video

Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights: Formula One live updates, blog

Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights: Formula One live updates, blog

by , 25 Mar 2017 Video

Result: Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.

Australian F1 GP: Hamilton confirms his dominance ahead of Vettel in opening practice

Australian F1 GP: Hamilton confirms his dominance ahead of Vettel in opening practice

by , 25 Mar 2017

Lewis Hamilton threw down the gauntlet during Free Practice 2 at Albert Park setting a fastest lap of 1:23.620.


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