Formula 1 is a fun, exciting and addictive sport. It’s a motorsport every fan looks forward to. It’s being watched and supported by almost half a billion people globally. Because of this manufactures earns millions of dollars a year through their sponsors.
Formula cars are built for speed. The top speed for an average formula 1 car is around 230 miles per hour. This car is really built for speed.
For some there is an unexplained feeling of happiness and excitement when they watch their favorite formula 1 driver race around the track. Just like when you read your daily horoscope.
Compared to the first years of formula 1 racing. It is much safer now. It has been a sport loved by millions for almost 85 years. The cars have also evolved and are engineered to perform the best. During the earlier years of the Grand Prix it has been a medium for car manufacturers to show competitiveness and to sell their products.
EARLY GRANDS PRIX
Ever since there have been cars, there has been car racing. As technology improved, and cars became more numerous, European manufacturers began racing as a way of competing and marketing their products.
Before the World War 2, Grand Prix’s were being held in some areas in Europe. This is for the purpose of displaying the cars and to show the driving skills of the racers to the people. The grand prix was put to hold in the beginning of the war until the year 1946 with the rise of the Germans. They had to put to hold this event since they needed all the engineers in preparation of the war.
The title Formula 1 attributes to the definitive set of rules in which the drivers and the engineers of this cars should adhere to. This is where the name of the event came from. It was in 1946 that the concept of a Championship for Formula 1 started. However, during this year until 1950 the races were not part of a regular schedule. It only took place for a specific purpose.
The Driver’s World Championship was only finalized on the year 1950. The first World Championship for Grand Prix was held in Silverstone in the United Kingdom.